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Recap / My Gym Partners A Monkey S 3 E 9 That Darn Platypus

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In a special episode, contributing to Cartoon Network Invaded, Charles Darwin Middle School is visited by an alleged alien (or new student) named Rick Platypus.


  • 555: Mr. Mandrill's phone number.
  • Agent Scully: Adam was the only person, who didn't bide into the whole "Rick is an alien" stuff.
  • Banana Peel: Adam slips on one, when running for his life.
  • Blinded by the Light: Principal Pixiefrog and Mrs. Warthog blind themselves, trying to get photographic evidence of Rick being an alien.
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  • Brain Food: Non-stop, Rick was talking about his love for sucking brain juice which was actually regular juice, that was good for being healthy for your brain.
  • Callback: The Portable Self-Contained Cranium Cooler from "My Science Project" appears again.
  • The Cameo: Ed, Edd, & Eddy appear on Windsor's magazine.
  • Class Clown: Rick is the worst version of this ever!!!
  • CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: Adam performed this on Rick, when he though he had drowned. But then Rick revealed that he was faking it. Pretty funny right?
  • Cross Through: This episode was part three of the Cartoon Network Invaded crossover. As such, it accommodates all of the Invaded themes, that each of the episodes had.
    • Three Eyed Crab Aliens: A three-eyed crab alien appears, As Rick Platypus' true form.
    • Brain Sucking: Rick made endless jokes about sucking brain juice.
    • Frankie's Boxes: The small red box Frankie sent out in "Cheese A Go-Go" was mailed here. It was revealed that this was a box of laundry detergent. Slips read the label on this, wisely taking advice on the universe from it, after seeing a few planet names listed on the back.
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    • Cheese: Rick was eating cheese in Adam's locker.
    • Weekly World News: The same magazine franchise Bloo was reading in "Cheese A Go-Go" appears again, being read by Windsor. The cover page reveals the aftermath of the Ed, Edd, & Eddy episode, "The Eds Are Coming". Here, the magazine a parody called "Weekly World Snooze".
    • Stupid Character Brain Removal: In the ending credits for "Billy and Mandy Moon the Moon", a stupid character from each show was captured and had their brains removed, to disappointing results. The idiot from My Gym Partner's a Monkey was Slips Python.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Rick's transformation into a three-eyed crab alien.
  • Faking the Dead: Rick pretended to drown, thinking it was funny.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: The gang fired particle destabilizing lasers from the Cranium Cooler at Rick.
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  • Overused Running Gag: After a while, Rick's jokes get on Adam's last nerve.
  • Plot Allergy: All of The Spiffies, except for Phineas, are allergic to fruit.
  • Puzzling Platypus: Believing that aliens caused a blackout the previous night and having never had a platypus in their school before, the animal student body immediately come to the conclusion that Rick is an alien and the entire school goes into panic mode with a bewildered Adam trying and failing to convince them otherwise.
  • Real After All: After dozens of times, zig zagging and subverting this, the episode finally ended with Rick Platypus actually being an alien.
  • Scare Chord: Slips "doo"ed this, when the first sign of the supposed alien invasion came to light.
  • Signs of Disrepair: The billboard said "Welcome Special Alumni and Friends". When the meteor landed, letters fell off of it, making it real "Welcome Space Aliens".
  • Suicide as Comedy: Rick nearly killed himself, pretending to drown. Isn't that funny?
  • Toilet Humor: Jake pooped in Adam's locker.
    Windsor: Some of us, really need to go potty.
    Lupe: [looking at Jake] Some of us, already did.
    Jake: Well, this is my locker.
    Adam: Actually, it's my locker.
    Jake: Jeez, Adam. Your locker really stinks.
  • Transformation Horror: Rick's transformation into a three-eyed crab alien.
  • Unreliable Expositor: Windsor and Slips learn all their information on aliens from conspiracy theory magazines and bubblegum wrappers. You know, the reliable, never-wrong, dispensers of truth.
  • Uranus Is Showing: Jake and Ingrid do this joke.
    Windsor: Give it up now, Rick or we'll send you back to Venus or Mars.
    Slips: Or Jupiter or Saturn, or whatever planet you come from.
    Jake: Except for the planet that must not be named.
    Ingrid: You mean Jupiter?
  • You Have to Believe Me!: The reverse in this episode, where everyone had the crazy belief that Rick was an alien and nobody believed Adam, when he thought he was a normal platypus.
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