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Recap / My Gym Partners A Monkey S 2 E 13 Aint Too Proud To Egg

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Adam and Jake are assigned as egg sitting partners.

  • Adults Are Useless: The egg sitting project, proves this, with pretty much every parental couple being horrible at raising their eggs.
  • An Aesop: Taking care of a baby is hard work, especially if you're too young to be a parent.
  • Captain Obvious: Jake was very, very certain, that the ovoid vessel in Mr. Hornbill's hand, was in fact, an egg.
  • Censorship by Spelling: Jake did this, when talking in front of Apple, but she caught on right away.
    Jake: Adam! Not in front of the B-A-B-Y.
    Apple: Yeah! Not in front of the baby!
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  • Egg Sitting: The concept of this episode.
  • Egg MacGuffin: All the eggs eventually hatch, and the egg-sitting project becomes an actual parenting project.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The entire episode, is basically about Mr. Hornbill using a home-ec project to scare his students away from sex, by showing them the horrors of parenthood. For some students, such as the birds and snakes, eggs are the equivalent of an unborn child, allowing for a teen pregnancy euphemism between Slips and Lupe.
    Mr. Hornbill: (holds up an egg) Can anybody tell me what this is?
    Slips: A constant reminder of why to stay in school?
  • Has Two Mommies: There was an uneven number of male and female students in Mr. Hornbill's class, forcing Adam and Jake to be two dads, taking care of their baby.
    Jake: Dibs on mom!
  • I Am Not My Father: Windsor is terrified when he finds himself raising his egg the way his father raised him.
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  • Interspecies Romance: Due to the diversity in animals at the school, every couple was two completely different animal species. Although, if you want to get technical, Adam and Jake are both hominids.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Slips and Lupe argued over which of their natural customs was better for raising their egg.
    (Slips coils around the egg, under a heating lamp, emulating the desert sun)
    Lupe: Oye! Let her breathe! We don't want our Zahara to come out all hard boiled!
    Slips: Well, excuse me for trying to keep her warm! Got any better ideas?
    Lupe: How 'bout a nest yo?
    Slips: Oh, sure! A bunch of twigs and leaves. That should keep her real warm!
  • Literal Metaphor: After the project is over and the birds are taken away, Jake appropriately refers to himself and the other former parents as "empty nesters".
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  • Lost in Character: Jake got way too into being the "mom" of the egg, and started dressing like a woman and acting very overemotional when confronting issues with the baby.
  • My God, You Are Serious: Mr. Hornbill's reaction, when Adam thought that their eggs wouldn't hatch.
  • Overly Long Gag: Jake going on and on, throughout a fraction of the school day, telling Adam how he's not exactly what he'd define as a perfect parent.
    Jake: You see, Adam, I'm not exactly what you'd call "responsible", or "accountable", or "dependable", or "reliable", or "dedicated", or "punctual", or "mature", or "sophisticated", or good "at" stuff, or ...
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Joked about, when Slips and Lupe's egg hatches and a baby bird is born.
    Lupe: Does she look more like me or you?
    Slips: Well, she does have your eyes ... and your beak ... and your feathers ... and your wings ...
  • Turn Out Like His Father: Shelley and Bull's child ended up becoming a rebellious punk, who wore dark clothes and caused mayhem, having learned a lot from his father.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot\Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Apple vomited on Adam, but it was cut offscreen. After she finished barding, the camera panned out, revealing the puddle of vomit on Adam's shirt.

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