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Recap / My Gym Partners A Monkey S 1 E 25 Kerry To Dance

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The school dance is coming up and Adam is determined to ask out Kerry. Jake is jealous, wanting to go to the dance with him, instead. Ingrid overhears Adam talking about this "girl" he loves, and assumes he's mentioning her, so with the help of Lupe, she prepares to be asked out. Windsor and Slips decide against getting involved in romance, and just manage the punch bowl. James helps Henry find a date.


  • Aesop Amnesia: Ingrid learns to stop being jealous of Kerry for being the apple of Adam's eye, and instead be her friend. The duo dance together for the remainder of the episode, and this brief moment of friendship is never brought up again in future episodes.
  • Attractiveness Isolation: Adam was petrified, when it came to asking out Kerry. Same goes for Ingrid, when asking out Adam.
    • This seemed to affect the entire school, as at the school dance, the girls all danced on one side of the gym, while the boys nervously stood on the other.
  • Beat: Ingrid made a large, unprovoked comment about her deep-rooted love for Adam, which got Jake to deliver the biggest awkward pause of the season, complete with the prom music and crowd banter in the background coming to a complete, temporary standstill.
    Jake: Adam needs a second giraffe, to stand next to his giraffe, so everyone can he uh, how much more giraffey you are.
    Ingrid: (excited) You mean to help him decide who he loves more?
    Jake: Um, ... sure. Whatever you gotta tell yourself.
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  • Bland-Name Product: Armadillodate.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Jake pestered Adam with the rule book, as it was his only real hope at getting him to go to the dance with him.
  • Call-Back: Mr. Hornbill and Mrs. Tusk take a prom picture together.
  • Characterization Marches On: Lupe is a lot nicer to Ingrid here, than she would usually ever be. Lupe devoted time to helping Ingrid, getting together with Adam. Additionally, Ingrid learns to overcome her jealousy of Kerry, and become her friend in the end, but of course, this is never referenced again.
  • Covered in Mud: Adam manages to be this, while asking out Kerry, of all times.
  • Dating Service Disaster: James is Henry's typist on Armadillodate, meaning he has to jump on all the keys, as Henry describes his personality. As expected, James gets winded and passes out on the keyboard.
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  • Eaten Alive: James is mistaken for a jellybean, by The Pretties.
  • Embarrassing Animal Suit: Kerry dresses up as a giraffe, because she was told that "One Night in the Jungle" was an animal-themed dance. In reality, it was a disguise, so that Adam could bring a non-animal to the dance. Kerry's costume was extremely elaborate, being almost as tall as Ingrid, and making her feel rather silly, wearing it.
  • High-School Dance: The archetypical plot of this episode.
  • Kudzu Plot: Plot A. Adam and Kerry, Plot B. Jake and Adam, Plot C. Ingrid and Adam, 4. Windsor and Slips, 5. Henry and James.
  • Loads and Loads of Rules: The school rule book has at least 934 rules.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: James has one, which he needed Henry to pump him.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: Principal Pixiefrog made it a rule to leave room for Jesus, saying that there's no physical contact allowed, between partners at the dance.
  • No Peripheral Vision: Henry has horrible eyesight in this episode and mistook a water fountain for a girl.
  • Out-of-Context Eavesdropping: Ingrid overhears Adam, saying that he wants to ask a girl to the dance. She automatically assumes he's talking about her, despite this "girl", potentially being any girl in the entire school. Despite this, she legitimately believes that Adam is in love with her for a portion of the episode.
  • Overly Long Gag: Twice. Ingrid awkwardly not asking out Adam, and then later, Adam doing the same to Kerry.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Kerry's giraffe costume. Naturally, everybody fell for it.
  • Rule of Three: This joke happened, when Henry tried asking out The Pretties.
    (Henry approaches Margaret)
    Henry: What's shakin' bacon?
    Margaret: Bacon!?
    (Margaret stampedes for the snack bar and tramples Henry; Henry gets up and approaches Latanya)
    Henry: What's cooking, good looking?
    Latanya: Cooking!?
    (Latanya gives the same reaction)
    James: Maybe try a non-food related approach.
    (Henry approaches Joanie)
    Henry: Hey, how's it going?
    Joanie: Donuts!?
  • Season Finale: The big season one finale.
  • You Need to Get Laid: Henry and James' side plot.

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