My Gym Partner's a Monkey

Season 4 Episode 10

Animal School Musical

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM May 25, 2008 on Cartoon Network
6.7
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Animal School Musical
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Singing, dancing and life lesson learning are the order of the day in this spoof on one of the most famous/infamous made for T.V. movies ever made! Jake wishes for a musical life and David Coppertrout grants his wish. But is Jake`s wish going to backfire when he learns that he can`t rhyme? Or will his friends be able to help Jake Spidermonkey find his inner rhythm through their helpful songs? One thing's for sure, Adam Lyon and the rest of his friends are going to give it all they've got!moreless

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  • wow,im not a big fan of this show,but i gotta admit,this episode was awsome!!!

    10
    this episode is the best!!!songs were great,it was funny,not too disgusting as usual,random...i enjoyed waching it.i cant wait too see it again!its about how jake wishes for a musical world from david coppertrout.but when his wish comes true,he realises hes got no ryme and no sence of rythm.in the end he finnally discoveres it thanks to his butt(what did you expect?)and everything goes back to normall.

    this episode was awsome and even if youre not a fan you might still like it.

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  • High School Musical influences another television program. How will it turn out!

    10
    When I saw that another TV show was going to do another thing related to High School Musical, I did not know what was going to happen. I decided to watch this program and I loved it! Everyone breaks into spontaneous song and dance mode due to a sudden wish that was granted. But will everything be as expected? Jake does not have the ability to rhyme! The musical is now thought to be a bad idea, but Jake has to learn to rhyme before the madness can stop. Will Jake learn to rhyme in time before everyone goes insane? Jake finally learns to rhyme and Adam makes sure that musicals never happen again.moreless
  • One of the best episodes of my gym partners a monkey!

    9.4
    Like I said, this has to be one of the best episodes of my gym partners a monkey that I have ever seen! It was so funny! I loved that Jake couldn't rhyme and that Adam ate David Copertrout ( aka : little pudding taters ) The songs were so funny and really catchy, well, even though I really don't like high school musical, this parodie of that movie was funny! I like how they made a second parodie in the movie ( middle school musical ) And I loved how they Jake said that It was they showed middle school musical 400 times in a row! Well, this si favorite episode of this show!moreless
  • The show gets back to doing what it does best which is making fun, of everything and everyone else possible under the sun! :D

    10
    It's about time "My Gym Partner's a Monkey" did the one thing more important than kicking down the doors blocking cartoons from doing anything and everything they Should be allowed to do in a family-friendly cartoon, and that important business matter was taking care of a certain made-for-T.V. Disney movie which won't be mentioned here. (CoughHighSchoolMusicalCough) Everything 'sacred' (because that 'movie,' if it can even be called that, :roll: ) had nothing sacred in it at all, :P which is why it got torn all down into pieces and ripped up into something totally funny, humorous, and Actually watchable! :D (William Hanna, Joesph Barbera, I know you're proud up there! :) ) The total non-reality of Disney's so-called 'musical' (again, if it can even be called that, :roll: ) is exposed in the open as Adam Lyon, Windsor T. Gorilla, Slips Python, Virgil Bull Sharkowski, Phinnius Porpoise, Henry Armadillo, and a cast of many others find it awkward to: "Always trying to be singing while they're talking, since it's very hard to make a rhyme, and they can't do it all the time." :lol: But Jake Spidermonkey can't even rhyme, and he's the one who Wanted to live in a Musical in the first place! But through musical numbers (a Lot of musical numbers) which have humor and laughter in them, such as the songs: "Middle School Musical, When You Wish Upon a Fish, Animal School Musical, The Bug Stew Song, We'd Rather Do Anything But Sing, I've Got No Rhythm, The Understudy Song (:lol: ), Rhythm Will Infect You, Find Your Inner Rhyme," and "I'm In Love With My Rump" sung by Jake Spidermonkey himself. And best of all, it features a singing appearance by the late, great Robert Goulet singing as Coach Ferret. :) All in all, it is a very wonderful way to kick off this great summer of excellent T.V. viewing! :D I loved this episode and I wouldn't be surprised if it won an emmy for this year! :!: I've already casted my vote! :idea: That's my review for today! Enough said, true believers! ;)moreless
  • Every one's jumping on the HSM bandwagon, huh?

    7.2
    I thought it was pretty good. Okay, first, I thought the plot was less than good, although it wasn't that bad. But they said stuff about musicals that aren't true, like breaking into song whenever someone says more than three sentences. The songs were good. Some songs were plain stupid, and I hated when they would stop a song in the middle for a bunch of dancing or slapping. And what was up with that last one when Jake was singing about his butt.

    Overall: I felt the same way about ASM as I do about HSM. Don't really care for the movie/special but I do like the songs. So It was good, but it wasn't Awesomly Epic!. P.S: I hope TV shows stop jumping on the HSM bandwagon. I've had about all the HSM I can take, and to think, soon there's going to be a HSM3 movie in theaters. (No effence to any HSM fans)moreless
Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Eugenia Tusk, LaTanya Hippo, Eddie Panther

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

Adam Lyon, Miss Chameleon

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Principal Pixiefrog, Mr. Mandrill, Cyrus Q. Hornbill, Mr. Blowhole

Rick Gomez

Rick Gomez

Windsor T. Gorilla, Slips Python, James Ant, Daniel Calamari

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Virgil Bull Sharkowski, Phinnius Porpoise, Endugu Elephant, Nestor Parrot

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Human Girl Singer, Various

Guest Star

Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet

Coach Ferret's Singing Voice

Guest Star

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

Margaret Rhino, Lamb Kid, Various

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Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

David Coppertrout, Singing Bugs, Various

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Starting in this episode (and continuing in the next three episodes that follow it,) various characters in My Gym Partner's a Monkey keep making jokes/ references to bloggers who complain about the show on the Internet.

    • Despite the school rule against eating other students, the opening credits show a fish being eaten by a bigger fish.

    • Seventh time that Jake Spidermonkey has appeared naked in an episode.

    • Even though it is against the rule to eat the other students at Charles Darwim Middle School, Adam Lyon is shown to have eaten David Coppertrout whole, just so that there wouldn't be a sequel to Animal School Musical.

    • At the beginning of Jake's ending song, Adam thinks Jake is talking about the friendship between the two of them. But when he says if it was possible or legal to marry, that should've hinted to Adam that Jake wasn't talking about him as gay marriage is possible and legal in several countries and in several states, with California being the most recent state to legalize it before the original airing date.

    • In the Understudy song, Lola Llama makes her second appearance, and she is using her neck extender as well.

    • This is the second instance of Jake making a face using his butt, the last time being in Yesterday's Funny Monkey.

    • Running Gags in this episode are: 1. Everybody breaking out into a musical number. 2.Jake trying to rhyme, and failing.

    • This is the first time that Horace has ever said anything.

    • The fourth appearance of David Coppertrout, the wish granting fish.

    • If in Flesh Fur Fantasy, Windsor became a new boy cheerleader, then why is Adam still shown as a cheerleader? Response: Windsor probably gave it up once he no longer needed to disguise himself as a human.

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  • NOTES (7)

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: When David Coppertrout starts changing Darwin Middle School from a regular animal school into a musical animal school, he fills it with lots of candy, including giant sized candy. This is reminiscent of the 1971 masterpiece starring Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson, having a building being filled with candy, including giant sized candy. Or it's 2005 remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore.

    • Grease: When David Coppertrout changes the Spiffies from looking like nerds to looking like punk motorcyclists, the outfits the Spiffies wear are very similar to the ones worn by the Greasers in the 1978 movie musical masterpiece.

    • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends : The mansion that pops Jake's float sort of looks like the Foster's Mansion.

    • Street Fighter II: the World Warrior : Some of the moves Adam Lyon and Jake Spidermonkey use while fighting each other are reminiscent of the moves used in the very popular 1991 video game.

    • Lupe's song mentions Hispanic forms of dance: The Mambo, popular in Cuba; the Tango, popular in Argentina and Uruguay; the Merengue, popular in the Dominican Republic; and the Rumba, also popular in Cuba.

    • David Coppertrout: Clap your heels together three times. This is the exact same line said in the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz that Glinda says to Dorothy so that she can get home. Jake even wears the same ruby red slippers that Dorothy wore in the movie.

    • When You Wish Upon a Fish: This song is a parody of the song When You Wish Upon a Star in the 1940 Disney animated movie Pinnochio.

    • High School Musical: The title of Animal School Musical is a parody of the Disney Channel's live made-for-TV movie.

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