My Gym Partner's a Monkey

Season 4 Episode 13

A Whole Zoo World

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2008 on Cartoon Network
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A Whole Zoo World
Adam trains to be a professional zookeeper over his summer vacation, but he soon discovers that his friends resent those in his profession.

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  • Good way to end the series

    This episode was the last one of the show.
  • The fourth season of "My Gym Partner's a Monkey" ends with a blast, and promises much for the future! :idea:

    At long last, one year of Adam Lyon going to animal school has come to a close. Now it seems as though everybody is ready for summer vacation until fall starts back up again. In other words, Adam Lyon can hang around with humans again as he's ready for anything! But not before Adam Lyon decides to go on one more adventure, to see if he can take everything he's learned at Charles Darwin Middle School, and apply it to a professional job setting. The time has come for Adam Lyon to embrace his potential destiny, of becoming a professional zookeeper! But the road isn't easy. Even though the animals have it easy at the zoo, they still resent not having the freedom to go where ever they want whenever they want like Adam Lyon can. A zookeeper is little more than a prison guard, keeping animals locked up. For once, things are put into perspective as it shows how some humans can seem rightfully ugly and stupid in animals eyes, as the average tourists don't respect the intelligence of animals. But Adam Lyon knows his challenge, and he plans to face it head-on! Adam Lyon begins to leave his old, unconfidant, unsure self behind, replacing it with a bolder, more determined, more confidant Adam Lyon! Of course, it helps when the zoo animals turn out to be Adam Lyon's true friends after all when they throw him a surprise party both for successfully doing his job as a professional zookeeper, and proving he has what it takes to be an honary zoo animal. And best of all, Adam Lyon learns it doesn't matter what kind of education he has. As long as he stays focused and determined, he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to! This is a great end for season 4, and I hope it sets up a great beginning for a potential season 5! :idea: Enough said, true believers! ;)moreless
Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

Adam Lyon

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Jake Spidermonkey, Henry Armadillo, Marvin Hammy, Mr. Sugarjumper

Rick Gomez

Rick Gomez

Windsor T. Gorilla, Slips Python, Daniel Calamari

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Principal Pixiefrog, Mr. Mandrill, Cyrus Q. Hornbill

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Lupe Toucan, Ingrid Giraffe, Mrs. Warthog

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Eugenia Tusk, LaTanya Hippo, Eddie Panther, Various

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Adam Lyon finally becomes an honorary zoo animal in this episode.

    • This is the second episode that Jackie (the human girl who looks like Jake Spidermonkey) appears in and this is the second episode where Adam Lyon's love of Captain Clowny Land comes into play. The first appearances of these subjects were Cheer Pressure, Glazed and Confused respectfully.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Adam Lyon: Where will I go? What will I do for my life if I'm not a Professional Zookeeper? Principal Pixiefrog: Adam, your concentration and determination has proven to me that you can do anything that you set your mind to! Of course, it doesn't matter what I think. What matters is what you think, and whatever you think you can achieve, you can be! Jake: And even if that doesn't work, you'll always have the zoo!

    • Principal Pixiefrog: Adam Lyon, what are you doing here?! I told you that you should be spending some time among your own kind! Adam: I am! It's just occured to me that maybe it wasn't a mistake that I was sent to an animal school. Maybe it's my destiny to work amongst animals as a part of my future career!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Aladdin:
      The title of the episode is a parody of the award winning song "A Whole New World" from the animated Disney masterpiece movie.

    • The Fugitive: When Jake Spidermonkey dives off from the high creek waterfall in order to elude capture from Adam Lyon, the way he jumps is a direct reference to the way Harrison Ford's character jumped off a high river waterfall in the 1993 movie adaptation of the 1960's T.V. series.

    • Mickey Mouse Cartoons: When Jake Spidermonkey asks a zoo attendent for a smoothie with a mickey, he brings back a shake with a mouse on it. The mouse looks a lot like the Disney company's Mickey Mouse drawn as a My Gym Partner's a Monkey character! The mouse even has the same trademark pants and shoes! This is probably both to parody and to honor the original cartoon talking animal.

    • Squirrel Boy: When Adam Lyon is put into a mold-making machine, his head gets changed to resemble Rodney J. Squirrel, one of the stars from one of Cartoon Network's other shows featuring talking animals.