Mr. Mandrill comes to find that the students of CDMS have no motivation.
- Absentee Actor: Lupe and Ingrid are absent in this episode. However, they do appear in the ending credits.
- Badass Boast: Dennis Billy gets Jake hooked on doing this.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Done a total of seven times this episode, hitting a show-record for My Gym Partner's a Monkey.
- Callback: A joke involves Adam and Mr. Mandrill getting pillows and shovels confused. Jake made a one-off comment in "Glazed and Confused", referring to a pillow as a shovel.
- Catchphrase: "EXTREME!!!"
- Dismotivation: The students of Charles Darwin Middle School are completely devoid of care and energy.
- Dumb Jock: Sure he was dumb to begin with, but thanks to Dennis Billy, Jake has also been turned into a jock.
- Dumb Muscle: Dennis Billy, and later on, Jake Spidermonkey.