My Gym Partner's A Monkey

American animated television series

My Gym Partner's a Monkey is a show on Cartoon Network. It is about a human boy named Adam Lyon who used to go to a normal human school but the principal says he is an animal because he spelled "Lyon" with an i. He then goes to Charles Darwin Middle School (named after the scientist Charles Darwin) and he makes friends with the animals at the school.

My Gym Partner's A Monkey
Created byJulie McNally Cahill
Timothy Cahill
Written by
  • Julie McNally Cahill
  • Timothy Cahill
  • Tom Sheppard
  • Patrick Doran
  • Zephaniah Eje
  • Roger Eschbacher
  • Mitch Larson
  • Adam Pava
Directed by
  • Timothy Cahill
  • Gary Hartle (supervising director, Season 1–2)
  • John McIntyre (supervising director, Season 3–4)
Voices of
Theme music composerTom Sheppard
Pat Irwin
Opening theme"My Gym Partner's a Monkey" by Nika Futterman and Tom Kenny
Composer(s)Tom Sheppard (original songs)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes56 (102 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Julie McNally-Cahill
Timothy Cahill
  • Victoria McCollum (Season 1–3)
  • Haven Alexander (Season 4)
Running time22 minutes
11 minutes for normal segments
22 minutes for special segments
44 minutes for TV movies
Production company(s)
Original network
Original releaseDecember 26, 2005 (2005-12-26) –
November 27, 2008 (2008-11-27)
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Characters change

  • Adam Lyon is the only human student at Charles Darwin Middle School. He is 12 years old.
  • Jake Spidermonkey is a monkey that Adam met during gym class, and Adam's closest friend at school. He wears a red T-shirt and a blue baseball cap.
  • Ingrid Giraffe is the tallest student at Charles Darwin Middle School. She has a "crush" on Adam, which Ingrid tries to keep a secret. Her voice actress is Grey DeLisle.
  • Lupe Toucan is Ingrid's best friend. She talks with a Mexican accent. Like Ingrid, her voice actress is Grey DeLisle.
  • Slips Python is an easy-going snake who believes almost anything. He somehow wears a shirt, even though he has no arms.
  • Virgil "Bull" Sharkowski is the school bully. This shark wears braces on his teeth, and water-filled headphones to help him breathe on land.
  • Principal Pixiefrog is the principal of Charles Darwin Middle School. He is a short frog.
  • Coach Gills is the gym teacher at CDMS. She talks with a manly voice.
  • Ms. Chameleon is the drama teacher.
  • Windsor Gorilla is one of the smarter students at Charles Darwin. He and Slips are close friends.