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My Gym Partner's a Monkey
Genre Animated comedy
Toilet humor
Slice of life
Created by Julie McNally Cahill
Tim Cahill
Written by
  • Julie McNally Cahill
  • Tim Cahill
  • Tom Sheppard
  • Roger Eschbacher
  • Mitch Larson
  • Adam Pava
Directed by
  • Timothy Cahill
  • Gary Hartle (supervising director, Season 1–2)
  • John McIntyre (supervising director, Season 3–4)
Voices of
Theme music composer Tom Sheppard
Pat Irwin
Opening theme "My Gym Partner's a Monkey"
Composer(s) Tom Sheppard (original songs)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 56 (100 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Julie McNally-Cahill
Timothy Cahill
  • Victoria McCollum (Season 1–3)
  • Haven Alexander (Season 4)
Running time 22 minutes
11 minutes for normal segments
22 minutes for special segments
44 minutes for TV movies
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network Cartoon Network
Original release December 26, 2005 (2005-12-26) – November 27, 2008 (2008-11-27)

My Gym Partner's a Monkey is an American animated television series created by Tim Cahill and Julie McNally Cahill and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. It aired on Cartoon Network from December 26, 2005, to November 27, 2008, with a total of four seasons and fifty-six episodes. The series follows Adam Lyon, a human who, after a clerical error listed his surname as "Lion," is forced to transfer to Charles Darwin Middle School, a school for local anthropomorphic zoo animals, where he is partnered with Jake Spidermonkey in gym, and quickly becomes best friends with him. Two DVD volumes have been released in 2007 and 2008 in Australia.

Saerom Animation, who also did animation work for Adventure Time, Regular Show, and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, provided the animation. The series won an Emmy Award in 2007 and was nominated for four Annie Awards.


12-year-old Adam Lyon is transferred to a middle school established for anthropomorphic zoo animals due to a spelling error making his surname "Lion". There, he is befriended by a mischievous, eccentric spider monkey named Jake, hence the title of the series, along with a sassy toucan named Lupe, a giraffe named Ingrid, who is infatuated with Adam, the intelligent, wise gorilla Windsor, and Slips the easygoing python. In spite of his usual kindness and fondness for his friends, Adam despises being banished to Charles Darwin Middle School because of something beyond his control and longs for his previous human middle school.

Usually, the episodes are focused on Adam's experiences at Charles Darwin Middle School due to his inability to fit in with his anthropomorphic schoolmates, the challenges that he must face (such as the presumed stupidity of his peers, being schooled in subjects of use only to animals, the introductions of new students of odd, dangerous, or fictional species to the school or the misadventures that Adam stumbles into with them, or the common effects of adolescence as they are experienced by zoo animals).


List of My Gym Partner's a Monkey episodes



Adam and Jake
  • Adam Lyon (voiced by Nika Futterman)
  • Jacob P. "Jake" Spidermonkey (voiced by Tom Kenny)
  • Windsor Gorilla (voiced by Rick Gomez)
  • Slips Python (voiced by Rick Gomez)
  • Guadalupe "Lupe" Toucan (voiced by Grey DeLisle)
  • Ingrid Giraffe (voiced by Grey DeLisle)
  • Virgil "Bull" Sharkowski (voiced by Phil LaMarr)
  • Principal Poncherello Pegone Pixiefrog (voiced by Maurice LaMarche)



  • Phineas Porpoise resembles Pteranodon (voiced by Phil LaMarr)
  • Margaret Rhino (voiced by Nika Futterman)
  • LaTanya Hippo (voiced by Cree Summer)
  • Joanie Ox (voiced by Grey DeLisle)
  • James Ant (voiced by Rick Gomez)
  • Dickie Sugarjumper (voiced by Tom Kenny)
  • Endugu Elephant (voiced by Phil LaMarr)
  • Superintendent Wolverine (voiced by Chris Edgerly)
  • Vice Coach Horace Ferret (voiced by Tom Kenny / Robert Goulet in "Animal School Musical")
  • Mr. Otto Blowhole (voiced by Maurice LaMarche)
  • Mr. Ernesto Cheetah (voiced by John DiMaggio)
  • Euripides Sharkowski (voiced by Phil LaMarr)
  • Deidre Koala (voiced by Kath Soucie)
  • Deb Ape (voiced by Kath Soucie)
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