Aside from George himself, the only recurring character in the original adventures is Ted Shackleford, the Man with the Yellow Hat. It was he who lured George into a trap with his hat, captures him in a bag, and forcibly brought him from Africa, and in his house that George lives. The Man often facilitates George's adventures by taking him somewhere, and even more often resolves the tension by intervening just in time to get George out of a tight spot. He is always seen wearing a bright yellow suit and a wide-brimmed yellow hat. The Man is never mentioned by name in the original adventures or in any subsequent content over more than six decades, although the films reveal his name to be Ted.