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My Gym Partner's a Monkey
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Genre Animated series, Comedy
Created by Timothy Cahill and Julie McNally Cahill
Voices of Tom Kenny
Nika Futterman
Grey DeLisle
Maurice LaMarche
Phil LaMarr
Rick Gomez
Brian Doyle-Murray
Cree Summer
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Original run December 26, 2005 (2005-12-26) – November 27, 2008 (2008-11-27)
External links
Official website

My Gym Partner's a Monkey is an American animated television series created by Timothy and Julie McNally Cahill and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The first episode of the series premiered on December 26, 2005, as a sneak peek into Cartoon Network's new shows for the following year. Regular showings began on February 20, 2006.

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Plot

The story revolves around Adam Lyon, a human student at Charles Darwin Middle School. After a clerical error listed his surname as "Lion", he is sent from Chester Arthur Middle School to Charles Darwin Middle School, a school for the local zoo animals. Shortly after his transfer, he is partnered with Jake Spidermonkey in gym, hence the title. While Adam has to deal with the obvious difficulties humans have performing animal-like tasks, Jake likes to just have fun at everyone else's expense. Jake is also quite attached to Adam, going into deep depression when Adam hangs out with other friends or is away for a while. This is exemplified by Jake publicly crying when Adam is sick for a day.

Adam (left) and Jake (right)

Much of Charles Darwin Middle School is modeled after specific habitats. There are fish tubes created so that the fish can breathe and swim around. There are also vines and bodies of water. Some animals like Bull Sharkowski use devices to allow them to live outside of their natural habitat. In Bull's case he uses what looks like headphones full of water that go around his gills. The main characters have been able to breathe in water in the early episodes for some mysterious reason.

Charles Darwin Middle School appears to be the only animal school around, as it is later explained in the episode "Uniformity." In the episode, there are high end east coast schools for animals. Also, there is a school for plants called Creeping Broad-Leaf Sedge Middle School (CBLSMS) where Jake is sent to due to a clerical error calling him a spider plant. The school competes against human schools in athletics and other events. In one episode where Adam signs up to return to his old school for a day transfer, all the teachers and staff seem to replicate their animal counterparts.

Characters

  • Adam Lyon - an average 7th grader, Adam has been transferred to a school for animals due to his surname Lyon mistaken for the animal spelling Lion. The show follows Adam’s adventures in an animal school with his best friend Jake Spidermonkey.
  • Jacob P. "Jake" Spidermonkey - a hyperactive and occasionally vulgar monkey, Jake’s shenanigans are usually the basis of the show. He is obsessed with his backside.

Episodes

DVDs

Two DVD volumes of the series have been released in Australia, the first on April 4, 2007 and the second on January 23, 2008. As of January 2010 there have been no further volumes released.

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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My Gym Partner's a Monkey, created by couple Tim Cahill and Julie McNally Cahill, is an American animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network on December 26, 2005. A twelve-year old boy named Adam Lyon is transferred to animal school Charles Darwin Middle School from Chester Arthur Middle School because of a typo in his last name. There, in P.E. class, he is partnered up with spidermonkey, Jake Spidermonkey, causing them to become best friends. See List of characters from My Gym Partner's a Monkey for more information on the main characters and minor characters.

Season 1

Innoculation Day / Animal Testing [1.1]

Adam: What happened?
Lupe: You went totally ape and stuff, but Nurse Gazelle got you back to normal.
Principal Pixiefrog: Nice shooting, nurse, in spite of your itty-bitty brain.
Nurse Gazelle: Thanks, but it wasn't the blowdart alone that did the trick.
Jake: Yeah, it was booty killed the beast. What, you don't get it? Booty as in my butt. It's a play on words.
[faculty and students leave]
Jake: Hey wait!
[Ingrid walks away]
Jake: Maybe I didn't sell it. [Jake points to his butt with an arrow] Booty...killed...the... beast!!! Heh, I guess some people don't appreciate great literature.

Lyon of Scrimmage / Bad News Bear [1.2]

Adam: [to Coach Gills] Excuse me ma'am, but these plays aren't so hard to remember.
[puts away football playbook]
Adam: Rollout Option Pass, the offensive line blocks down to prevent a defender from following the pulling guard and the tight end double teams the OT's man. If the defender changes the cover to block, the Quarterback runs behind his two blockers, sending the play into second option.

Kid: [to Adam] You forgot your lunch, monkey boy!
[a banana is thrown at Adam]

Mr. Hornbill: Whick reptile has poor eyesight?
Ingrid: Snakes!
Mr. Hornbill: Correct, Ingrid. Here's your treat.
[Slips puts glasses on]
Mr. Hornbill: Which reptile has no ears?
Ingrid: Snakes!
Mr. Hornbill: Correct again.
[Slips's glasses fall]

Chew on This / The "A" Word [1.3]

Shark Attack / Me Adam, You Jake [1.4]

Henry: Me, um...line.
Ms. Chameleon: Jungle Guy.
Henry: Jungle Guy. You...um...line.
Ms. Chameleon: Next!
Henry: Next! Line.
Ms. Chameleon: Next!
Henry: Next!
Ms. Chameleon: Next!!!
Henry: Next!!!
Ms. Chameleon: Get off the stage, you idiot!

Adam: [to Jake] The best Jungle Guy can...make a soufflé.
Jake: That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!

The Sheds / Shiny Thing [1.5]

Principal Pixiefrog: [about Slips] Oh, yuck! That snake's got a cold! Germ alert! Germ alert!

Students: [under the hypnotic powers of Jake] Pretty! Pretty! Shiny! Shiny!

Amazon Kevin / Grub Drive [1.6]

Law and Odor / Yesterday's Funny Monkey [1.7]

Jake: My butt is a classic, a classic has-been.

Jake: [showing off his butt routine to the audience] What are you looking at? Okey dokey!

It's the Scary Old Custodian, Adam Lyon / My Science Project [1.8]

James Ant: [his science project is on fire] Break out the sauce, I smell barbecue. Oh, that's me. Ouch!

[avoiding the robot arm]
Jake: I'm glad you're here Adam, 'cause you're sooo smart.
Adam: I'm not that smart. I think chocolate milk comes from a brown cow.
Jake: Uh, well, I look forward to the Easter bunny coming every Christmas.
Adam: Don't look at me, I think professional wrestling is real.
Jake: I can't even spell real.
Adam: It's R-E-A-L. [mechanical arm powers up its drill] Durn it!
Jake: That's what you get for being such a smarty pants.

Two Tons of Fun / Docu-Trauma [1.9]

Adam: What just happened?
Jake: The one-ton rhino just got his butt kicked by a eight ounce frog! Where have you been these past thirty seconds?

Zera Corneilious: [while Adam runs away] Pants! Pants! Pants! Pants! I lost my Pants!
Jake: [pulls up his shirt] And is that a problem?

Principal Pixiefrog: This is Principal Pixiefrog with another fun-filled announcement: You're all expelled!!! [a zebra faints] Just kidding, just a little principal's joke. Ok, now for the real announcment.

Supplies Party / She's Koala That [1.10]

Chad: Who's having a birthday party?
Adam: I am.
Chad: Oh, it is going to be like the one you had in first grade? Where you wet your pants and cried.
Adam: No, that's not going to happen again.
Chad: Why? Are you going to wear a stupid diaper? What other stupid stuff are you going to do? Invite your stupid animal friends? I'm sure they'll do something to make you look stupid.
Kerry: [to Adam] Don't listen to Chad. He's just [pauses] stupid.

Political Animals / Guano in 60 Seconds [1.11]

Adam: Uh, Jake. That's not popcorn. It's abestos.
Jake: [continues to eat abestos, which is actually bat guano] I don't speak Greek, but whatever it is, needs more butter.

Bubble or Nothing / Up All Night [1.12]

Jake: Pizza isn't just complete without toppings.
[Jake adds bugs to Adam's slice of pizza]

Jake: [impersonating Principal Pixiefrog's voice on the phone] Hello, this is Principal Pixiefrog, we will just let you know we will be cancelling school next week.
Principal Pixiefrog: It was nice of me to cancel school next week.

Adam: In fact, I'm sick of being lunch!

Coach Gills: I've been in a bubble my whole life. Before it was cool.

Jake: How are you feeling now, sport?
Adam: Jake, I'm in a giant bubble!
Jake: Wow, don't you just love this place?
Adam: No!

Kerry to Dance? [1.13]

Kerry: Hey Ingrid, nice glitter.
Ingrid: Thanks. It's actually embedded in my corneas.
Kerry: [sighs] Boys are more trouble than they're worth, aren't they?
Lupe: Uh-huh! You said it, sister! Come on, girlfriends. Let's dance!!!

Season 2

Le Switcheroo / I Got a New Aptitude [2.1]

Jake: Hey Adam, you know what I want to be?
Adam: Umm, let me guess. A zoo animal.
Jake: No way! I want to be an underwear model.
Adam: I almost hate to ask, but why?
Jake: 'Cause I've always wanted to see what it's like to wear underwear.
Adam: But you don't even wear pants.
Jake: Look Adam; Every time I see a monkey on T.V., he's either naked or wearing diapers. It's time for me to step up and blaze a new trail for simians everywhere! And that trail happens to involve [deepens his voice] big boy pants!

Cheer Pressure / Basic Jake [2.2]

The Times, They Are Exchangin' / Cool Kids [2.3]

Disregarding Henry / Nice Moustache [2.4]

Henry: [sings] Oh, I'm a friendly armadillo. I'm a gentle pussy willow.
[stops singing as Jake opens curtain] Ahhh!!! Jake, what are you doing?
Jake: That is the best Bari-Falset-Alto-Ano...you sing good. I want to enter you in the school talent show. What's your name, kid?
Henry: Well, it's Henry, Jake. You know that.
Jake: Well, Henrietta, I'm going to make you a star.
Henry: It's Henry. I'm a boy.
Jake: Well, if you say so.
[closes curtain]

Poop Scoop / Leaf of Absence [2.5]

Principal Wolverine: Do I have to bite you on the buttocks?!

Jake: [jumping] I'm not touching you! I'm not touching you! I'm not touching you! I'm not touch---
Adam: Knock it off already!
Jake: ing you.

Principal Wolverine: Stop growing right now! [the grass grows higher] Mr. Grass, do I have to bite you on the buttocks?

I Fear Pretties / The Magic Fish [2.6]

Steve Lobster: [to the waiter] I'll take the lobster.
[Steve's wife is picked up by the waiter]
Steve's wife: Steve, how could you?!!!

Ain't Too Proud to Egg / The Two Jakes [2.7]

Mr. Hornbill: (explaining an assignment involving eggs) Any questions?
[a girl Badger happily raises her hand.]
Mr. Hornbill: No, Lacey, you may not eat the eggs.
[Her hand goes down after turning Her smile into a frown.]

Jake's Day Off / Lupe in Love [2.8]

Orlando Parrot: Pretty bird!
Jake: Pretty monkey!
Adam: Pretty stupid!

|--

Principal Pixiefrog: Spidermonkey was just here. I can almost taste it. [He licks the ground.] YUCK! He's got that Lyon kid with him too. Hey, what the--? Where am I? And how come nobody ever told me? Nobody ever includes me in anything.

|--

Principal Pixiefrog: Oh! An important message! I better listen to myself!

|--

Jake (as Pixiefrog): Ready? Stand up! You put you right hoof in, you put your right hoof out. You put your left claw in and you shake it near your snout. Do the Shakey-Jakey and turn yourself about,


(Scene changes to outside of school)
Everyone in the school: That's what it's all about!

Have Yourself a Joyful Little Animas [2.9]

Carny Crazy / Up and Adam [2.10]

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My Gym Partner's a Monkey is a show on Cartoon Network. It is about a boy named Adam Lyon who used to go to a normal human school but the principal says he is an animal because he spelled "Lyon" with an i. He then goes to Charles Darwin Middle School (a spoof on the scientist Charles Darwin) and he makes friends with the animals at the school.


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