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Recap / My Gym Partners A Monkey S 1 E 15 Its The Scary Old Custodian Adam Lyon

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It's Halloween and Adam learns about how animals celebrate "Howl-oween".

  • Almighty Janitor: Old Joe.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie Old Joe turns out to be a ghost in the end.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Jake grows increasingly jealous of the fake parrot that's part of Adam's pirate costume, to the point he "kills" it in a fit of rage before becoming Jake's new parrot.
  • Creepy Basement: Since this was a school, it was a boiler room instead of a basement or attic.
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  • Dead All Along: The lore of Old Joe was true, despite it just being a prank done by Pixiefrog and Warthog, and Old Joe was a ghost, still roaming the boiler room.
  • Eccentric Mentor: Old Joe.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: Jake has the ability to fly in this episode, just for a one-off gag. But imagine how useful this would be in other situations.
  • Ghost Story: Old Joe tells a few of these.
  • Halloween Episode: This is the Halloween themed episode of the show.
  • Hook Hand: Parodied. Old Joe begins a hook hand villain scary story, before Adam and Jake say they've heard it before. He then lists several villains with the "object" "body part" formula.
    Old Joe: Have you heard of ... Fork Tongue?
    Adam/Jake: Heard it.
    Old Joe: Doughnut Head?
    Adam/Jake: Heard it.
    Old Joe: Can of Beans for a Brain?
    Adam/Jake: Heard it.
  • Parodied Trope: Old Joe's tales are mostly silly versions of horror story cliches.
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  • Real After All: Since the ghost of Old Joe ends up being real, this confirms that CDMS was actually a regular human school at one point before eventually becoming an all-animal school.
  • Running Gag: People keep mistaking the shirt Adam uses as part of his pirate costume as a blouse, to the point he accidentally refers to it as one, much to his embarrassment.
  • Scary Shadow Fakeout: Adam and Jake get scared off, by the shadow of a giant six legged creature, but it turns out to just be the very large shadow of James Ant.
  • Stock Shtick: Adam and Jake gripe in ennui, every time they sense a cliche story element on it's way.
  • Terror at Make-Out Point: Old Joe starts telling a cliche horror story with this concept, before Adam and Jake stop him.
    Old Joe: Well, if you didn't think that was scary, try this on for size. Two teenagers are in a car at make out point...
    Adam/Jake: Heard it.

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