My Gym Partner's a Monkey

My Gym Partner's a Monkey

12-year-old Adam Lyon becomes the only human student at Charles Darwin Middle School, where the animal inhabitants of the local zoo and aquarium send their kids. With signs that warn, “Do Not Eat the Other Students,” Adam has his hands full just making it through middle school alive.

Ever since a typo mix-up that involved switching the last name, Lyon to Lion, a 12 year old boy named Adam Lyon was accidentally put in a school called Charles Darwin Middle School, which is an all-animal school where the parents of the animal children of a local zoo and aquarium send the children to, making Adam the only student that is actually a human.

Charles Darwin Middle School is like the rain forest because the school supplies animals of all kinds living in harmony in their surroundings. The monkeys and chimpanzees surround the hallways by vines or swinging on tires between their classes. Underwater hallways run the length of the school where the aquatic creatures travel. Around the school, the birds fly freely.

Even in only one day, Adam has to worry about being alive because of the warning signs that say, "Do not eat the other students." Adam is always the last one to be picked in gym class. He must always try to fit in with all the animals, like gorillas, giraffes, snakes, birds, fish and bats. Every single class is like a challenge for the human who is alone. It's even tougher when you have Tyson, a bull shark who waits for Adam in a toilet. When Adam and Jake Spider Monkey meet they become friends fast, but Adam discovers having a monkey as a best friend can be as crazy as it is fun.

A few years ago, a friend of Julie McNally Cahill and Tim Cahill mentioned how he used to spend time with a monkey at an alternative school as part of growing up. They were inspired to pitch again after pitching their first animated cartoon called Carrotblanca. This is where the concept of My Gym Partner's a Monkey came from, which they passing to Cartoon Network. They also were pitching a more elaborate idea. Cartoon Network chose the elaborate idea, the idea in which this show is about.

Theme Song

I used to go to a normal school where everyone was the same
but now I go to an animal school 'cause Lyon's my last name

My Gym Partner's a Monkey
(Monkey Monkey Monkey!)
My Gym Partner's a Monkey
(Monkey Monkey Monkey!)

Bull shark, porcupine, I don't know what,
Going to this school's a pain in the---

What? I was going to say neck!
Oh. That's okay then.)

My Gym Partner's a Monkey
(Monkey Monkey Monkey)
My Gym Partner's a Monkey
(Monkey Monkey Monkey)
My Gym Partner's a Monkey
My Gym Partner's a Monkey!

Episode Info

Final: 3x13 -- Animal School Musical (May/25/2008) [Special Airtime: 08:00 pm]

Jake receives his wish to live inside of a musical from a magic fish, but his dream backfires when he realizes he can't sing.
Tom KennyTom Kenny
voiced Jacob "Jake" B. Spidermonkey, Henry Armadillo
Nika FuttermanNika Futterman
voiced Adam Lyon, Miss Chameleon
Rick GomezRick Gomez
voiced Slips Python, Windsor Gorilla
Grey GriffinGrey Griffin
voiced Lupe Toucan, Ingrid Giraffe
Maurice LaMarcheMaurice LaMarche
voiced Cyrus Q. Hornbill, Principal Pixiefrog, Mr. Blowhole, Mr. Mandrill
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Virgil "Bull" Sharkowski
Brian Doyle-MurrayBrian Doyle-Murray
voiced Coach Gills
Cree SummerCree Summer
voiced Eugenia Tusk



Reviews: 51
CatDog 2: The jokes the writers forgot.Rating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

That show was awful. The show tried to be funny but always fails at being funny. I loved Mr. Bean the Animated Series better. at least it rarley broke the fourth wall which I love to see in shows but they did a bad job at it , at least They had some funny stuff for a second in the Tarzan parody episode when they dishonerd the voice of Crash Bandicoot (Jess Harnell). beside what I just said everything else (including what I said) was just awful. The characters didn't even seem the same and I dont know why they made a bad show with a good name. Bottem line, this show is awful Read more

Review posted on Friday, June 4th 2010 at 2:14 am

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1x2: Lyon of Scrimmage / Bad News Bear recap: Lyon of Scrimmage: We first see Jake swinging on a vine and crashes into the lockers. He asks, "Who is your monkey, Adam!" Adam replies in a monotonous voice, "You're my monkey." Jake asks him to do it again and does it the same way. Finally a third time, Adam does it with more excitement and then someone throws a banana at Adam. Adam tries to throw it back at the person who threw it, but it doesn't go far. Jake eats the banana. Suddenly, Principal Pixiefrog tells about Charles Darwin's football team, the Mad Cows take on the Chester Arthur Middle School Semi-Pro team to the whole school... read more.
Recurring Guests

Cree Summer as Kerry, Girl Rhino, Eddie Panther, Vulture Kid (5 eps)
Grey Griffin as Mrs. Warthog, Kid (5 eps)
Tom Kenny as Henry (4 eps)
Nika Futterman as Girl #1, Chuckie Seal (2 eps)

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Classification: Animation
Genre: Animation General
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Cartoon Network ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: February 20, 2006
Ended: November 27, 2008
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