My Gym Partner's a Monkey

Season 3 Episode 4

Diplomatic Insanity / Sidekicked

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 26, 2007 on Cartoon Network
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Diplomatic Insanity / Sidekicked
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Diplomatic Insanity: Adam neglects Jake when he launches the United Species, an animal diplomatic organization. Meanwhile, Lupe is jealous of the toucan celebrity, Kiki Von Beaky, because Lupe wants to be a celebrity as well.

Sidekicked: Adam and Jake try to determine which of them is the sidekick.moreless

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  • Animals get political (sort of!) and Adam & Jake try to find out who's the star and who's relegated to stay in the shadows! :idea:

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    This cartoon series never gets old for me! It comes up with fresh ideas every time it airs a new episode. Lupe Toucan proves you can hate something for pulling stupid stunts & still like them for their fame! :lol: In this case, Lupe's anger caused Adam Lyon to get seriously hurt & Principal Pixiefrog turns to Adam for suggestions. At first it seems a United Nations for animals will be a great idea, if only Jake would stop being Jake and act serious for one nano-second! :roll: But when the other students demand too many things Principal Pixiefrog can't and won't possibly provide for his students, concoct's a plan to make the animals United Society useless with one thing more powerful than any organization: a famous toucan! It had to happen sooner or later: this show's called "My Gym Partner's a Monkey" but there's confusion as to who's the star. Adam & Jake's power struggle causes the entire power relationship between all the animals of the school to go crazy! So Principal Pixiefrog demands Adam & Jake determine which one of them is the leader, and which one is the lackey. Adam, not wanting the chaos to continue agrees to be Jake's sidekick. This proves to be something Adam wishes he hadn't done, all Jake does is make Adam work. Needless to say, Adam's upset & he's not the only one! All the animals who used to be leaders are now lackey's & they don't like it! None of the leader's made their sidekicks work as hard as they're being worked! In fact, all their sidekicks ever did was goof off and how would they like it if that's all the new leader's lackeys did! That's how the former leaders get their great idea to make the former sidekicks realize how easy they had it and make the new leaders want to go back to being the sidekics again! But Jake has leadership qualities to as he actually leads the former lackeys back to their rightful place as sidekicks. This is one funny show. Enough said, true believers! ;)moreless
Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Lupe Toucan, Ingrid Giraffe, Mrs. Warthog

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

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

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

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

Rick Gomez

Rick Gomez

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

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

Adam Lyon, Miss Chameleon

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Kiki Von Beaky

Guest Star

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Seahorse Kid /Emperor Penguin / Entertainment Reporter

Guest Star

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Flounder, Rat, Tiger Kid, Harry Bat

Recurring Role

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

Lamb Kid / Ballerina Bird / Donna Dorsel

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • In "Sidekicked" the sign on the school board outside reads "If you lived here, you'd be lunch by now".

    • Henry is the only kid in school who is not a sidekick. But all the sidekicks became leaders. In the leader's lounge, Jake said he would lead the leaders back to being sidekicks. He was standing in front of the U.S. flag. It turned out Henry was holding it. But how could Henry be a leader if he wasn't a sidekick to begin with?

    • When Kiki von Beaky is doing her double reverse barrel roll splat and the students are applauding, Jake can be seen at the bottom of the screen. But at the next shot, he is standing with Adam, who is not with the crowd.

    • Running Gag(s):
      1. Every time someone mentions Kiki Von Beaky or "Ow! My beak.", Lupe gets angry.
      2. Every animal fighting over who is the sidekick.

    • Jake Spidermonkey appears naked for the fourth time in this episode.

    • In Diplomatic Insanity, everyone is saying "Hear, Hear" and Lupe is saying "Aqui, aqui" which, in Spanish, means "Here, here". She should have said "Oiga, oir".

    • Credits: A male seahorse pulls a never-ending line of baby carraiges filled with baby seahorses.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Ingrid: Maybe Principal Pixiefrog is right. Maybe we are upsetting the balance of nature. Slips: No way, man! If we did that, we'd all be panicking and chewing on ourselves! (Almost every new leader screams and starts biting themselves) Mrs. Warthog: If only there was someone who could lead us from our lives as leaders back to our lives as sidekicks! Ingrid: But who? Slips: Look! Jake isn't panicking and chewing on himself! (Jake is sitting naked, thinking) Mrs. Warthog : He must have some natural born leader abilities. Jake: But how can that be? I'm such a typical goofball. Mrs. Warthog: Nature isn't always black and white kid. I mean, male seahorses give birth! Male Seahorse: Say WHAT?! (Faints) Jake: I didn't even understand that analogy, or what an analogy even means, but if I'm the only one here with any leader abilities, I shall lead us back to our lives as sidekicks! (Henry Armadillo holds up a U.S. flag behind Jake) Would you cut that out?!

    • Jake Spidermonkey: I wish we could have fun again! Slips: Yeah, I remember fun. Jake: Plus now that I'm a leader, I haven't had time to do my usual hygiene routine. Slips: And since nobody has used me as a back scratcher, my dried up skin is building up. I need to exfoliate, man! Ingrid : Trust me, you don't want to know what I've been neglecting!

    • Adam: You know Jake, I still don't know if I'm a leader or a sidekick. Jake: Me neither. But then again, nature isn't always black and white. Adam: So you're saying we can be both? Jake: Actually, I think I'm saying that male seahorses give birth. Adam: Ewww, gross! Male Seahorse: How do you think I feel about it?!

    • (The former sidekicks enter the Detention Room) Jake: All right you guys, drop that food! Gelatin is for sidekicks only! Principal Pixiefrog: But we're the sidekicks now, you're the leaders. Jake: Well, we're taking back our old positions! Poncharello: And just how do you propose to do that? Jake: Well, since we are the leaders, we figure that you gotta do everything we say, so we say that you gotta give us our old positions back! (P.F. drops gelatin) P.F.: That's a brillant plan, I didn't think they could come up with something so elaborate. Well, come on everybody, we've got to restore the balance of nature around here.

    • Lupe: He took the edge off that girl.
      Ingrid: Word.
      Lupe: Please don't try to be street, Ingrid.
      Ingrid: Sorry, my bad.

    • Ballerina Bird: Ow! My beak.
      (Wardell Wombat laughs while Lupe gets angry) Kaku Tiger :Ooh! My Beak. (Lupe Growls)

    • Windsor: It appears to be a stalemate.
      Slips: I think it's neat that they're both so determined.
      Windsor: Anyone who says "neat" is out of here.
      Ingrid: Well, I hear ya, snake friend!
      Slips:Thanks, Ingrid.
      Ingrid: Word up, yo!
      Lupe: I thought I told you not to talk street, Ingrid!
      Ingrid: Well, Maybe I don't have to do what you say!
      Lupe: Yes, you do. It's the natural order of things.
      (Ingrid throws the fan at Lupe)

    • Kiki: Ouch, my beak!!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Members of Adam Lyon's Model United Species: Windsor Gorilla, Lupe Toucan, Ingrid Giraffe, Slips Python, James Ant, Phineas Porpoise, Brandon Capybara, Lippy Zebra, Octavius Octopus, Nate Penguin, and other unnamed students.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • When Principal Pixiefrog talks to Adam and Jake, you can hear a Hawaiian music sound from SpongeBob SquarePants.

    • Scarface: Adam Lyon makes a reference to this 1982 movie when during water tag, he says: "Say hello to my little friend!" and he holds up a water gun.

    • King Kong: The 1933 and the 2005 versions of this movie are referenced when the Latin name tag for Windsor T. Gorilla is Kingus-Kongus. Additionally, Latin name gags are a reference to the Wily E. Coyote/Road Runner Looney Tunes cartoons that would always use a Latin name to joke about what the Coyote and the Road Runner were.

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