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Recap / My Gym Partners A Monkey S 4 E 23 A Thanksgiving Carol

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Adam is visited by three (technically four ghosts) on Thanksgiving's Eve, telling him why none of his animal friends share his hype about the holiday.

  • Cannibal: Adam makes a Tofurkey for his friends, deducing that the reason animals hate Thanksgiving is because of the famous tradition of eating turkey. However, they actually don't care about eating their own kind and what they're really afraid of is the parades.
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  • End-of-Series Awareness: The billboard says, “The end is near”, a reference to the next episode being the finale.
  • First Kiss: When Ingrid takes Adam back to his early childhood, the baby versions of himself and Kerry share their first kiss, revealing that he and Kerry have already done this, way before the show even started.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Adam goes to a tombstone-shaped turkey freezer, labeled "R.I.P. (Really Inexpensive Poultry)". The freezer fog only adds to the ghostly mood.
  • Hidden Depths: Adam is a huge football fan. Did you know that?
  • Invisible to Normals: The ghosts can only be seen by Adam, and during Ingrid's trip to the past, Adam was invinisible to everyone around him, too.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In the auditorium, Slips tells Adam that the show is about to begin. Adam responds, saying that in his book, the show already started 14 minutes ago. This quote happened approximately 14 minutes into the episode, give or take.
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  • Motor Mouth: Jake plays The Ghost of Thanksgiving Yet to Come, meaning he has to be absolutely silent. He fails drastically, as he starts chattering the minute he meets Adam.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: A portion of the beginning of the episode is dedicated to a bunch of rhyming.
  • Shopping Montage: Adam and Jake have a fun one, when getting food for Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving Episode: This is the My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Thanksgiving themed holiday special.
  • Trespassing to Talk: Once again, Adam's friends trespass on his property to meet him. This time, as ghosts. Even Principal Pixiefrog gets in on the fun.
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol: Although this is a Thanksgiving special, this episode parodies A Christmas Carol, with the ghosts of Thanksgiving Past, Present, and Future coming to visit Adam in his sleep on Thanksgiving Eve.

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