My Gym Partner's a Monkey

Season 2 Episode 3

The Times, They Are Exchangin' / Cool Kids

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jul 19, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • It is learned in this episode that there is an Arctic wing in Charles Darwin Middle School.

    • Nate, Nathan and Nathaniel Penguin are 3 of the 5 members of the Cool Kids, but they never spoke.

    • Mauricio the Polar Bear speaks like a beatnik.

    • The scene in Cool Kids with the reindeer not allowing Adam to play with them for being a misfit was very similar to the scene in Rudolph the Red-Nosed reindeer where Rudolph couldn't play the reindeer games.

    • The beginning to this episode seems disjointed with Adam at first thinking he has mistakenly wandered into the arctic wing of the school, but then suddenly he is aware of the school holding arctic classes and everyone is in winter coats.

    • Running Gags: 1.) In "The Times, They Are Exchanging'" Jake imagines Chester Arthur Middle School to be a school full of Adams. 2.) In "Cool Kids" Jake doesn't remember Adam's name.

    • Credits: Principal Pixiefrog is on a wolf-driven sleigh.

    • The narwhal is similar from the one shown in the theme song.

  • Quotes

    • (When Jake and Adam first enter Chester Arthur Middle School)
      Jake: The floor is yellow linoleum! I guess that could qualify as gold. Adam: I know, isn't it great? Jake: Not particularly.

    • (Three reindeer are bothering Adam, whose nose is red from the cold.)
      Reindeer Coach: What's going on here?
      Adam: They won't let me join in any reindeer games.
      Reindeer Coach: Well, sweet velvety antlers! Who can blame them? Come on everybody, let's leave the freakish red-nose misfit alone.
      (Reindeer students kick snow at Adam, laughing. Then, they all fly away.)

    • Windsor: We've all known Jake to be something of a mockster in the past, but now it appears his new social status has tranformed him into a meanster, close cousin to the mockster.
      Adam: Well, I think he's a jerkster.

    • Jake: (thinking) Hmm. My Adam can bearly hold on to a rope over at Charles Darwin Middle School. So very odd to see Adam master an athletic skill. This Adam disturbs me. I'm gonna go find another one!

    • Jake: What can be better than a school full of Adam's?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: The Times, They Are Exchangin'

      The Times, They Are Exchangin' is a spoof of both the 1964 song and album entitled, The Times They Are a-Changin', by singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan.