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Recap / My Gym Partners A Monkey S 4 E 1 The Hyena And The Mighty

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In the season four opener, Jake befriends a hyena named Rufus, who's endless laughter drives Adam crazy.


  • Annoying Laugh: Rufus' laughter, obviously. However, his crying was even worse.
  • Art Shift: Mr. Mandrill's design looks significantly different in this episode.
  • Bathroom Stall of Overheard Insults: In the bathroom, Adam boasted a strong-worded rant about how much he hated Rufus and his annoying laugh, only for Rufus to come out of the stall, having heard all of that.
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  • Continuity Nod: The Laugheteria from "Yesterday's Funny Monkey" returns, as one of Adam and Jake's ideas on how to get Rufus laughing again.
  • Dissonant Laughter: Rufus was cracking up and laughing, while Adam read his oral report on The Shipwreck of The Titanic.
  • Ear Ache: Rufus' incessant laughing, annoys Adam's ear right off the side of his head.
  • I Lied: Windsor said that hyenas need to laugh in order to survive, scaring Adam into making Rufus happy again.
  • Just for Pun: When Rufus exits the bathroom stall, Adam tells him "You're looking pretty flush."
  • Must Make Her Laugh: The central conflict of the episode, was that Adam and Jake needed to make Rufus laugh, but most of the stuff they did, failed.
  • "Not Wearing Pants" Dream: Adam tells Jake about a dream he had about going to school in his underwear, only for Jake to mention that it actually happened.
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  • Pie in the Face: One of Adam's attempts at making Rufus laugh, was allowing Jake, who was dressed as a clown, pie him in the face.
  • Rube Goldberg Device: There's an entire "Rube Goldberg Hallway" at Charles Darwin Middle School. It's completely pointless, only relevant to this episode, and causes harm to people such as Adam.
    Pixiefrog: I thought we shut down the Rube Goldberg wing. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.
  • Rule of Three: Adam and Jake try three things to make Rufus laugh, before Adam gets antsy.
  • Stomach of Holding: Slips was a kickball pitcher, who pitched by barfing up the kickball.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Rufus doesn't talk until the end of the episode, when he finally laughs again, and he has a boyish, British accent.
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