Human Behavior
Season 4, Episode 14
Human Behavior
Episode guide
Lyon's Anatomy
Four Eyed Jake
Human Behavior is the fourteenth episode of season four.


Adam has adapted so much to the animal lifestyle, that he's forgotten his own humanitarian identity. Thus, turning himself into a "wild boy" as Windsor described.


Today is mid-terms at Charles Darwin Middle School, and Adam actually manages to pass all his tests with flying colors. But all the studying and preparation he had to do for the tests has put a strain on Adam's brain, and now he can't stop acting wild! While it's always been Jake's dream to have a wild boy, it soon becomes a nightmare when Adam becomes too much for Jake to handle. Even worse, Adam has already pre-planned to go to the Chester Arthur Middle School debutante ball with Kerry, and Kerry doesn't want Adam acting wild. So Jake, in order to save his reputation as a good friend to Adam, promises to Kerry that no matter what, Jake will tame and restrain Adam to be civilized. Will Jake's efforts be successful?


Major RolesEdit

Minor RolesEdit


[Adam makes realistic animal noises]
Chameleon: Bravo, Mr. Lyon. Your vocalization skills portend a great future as a cartoon voice actor.
[Adam laughs like a dolphin]
Phineas: [annoyed as if Adam got the best of him] Ha.
Slips: Uh, what's a cartoon?
Windsor: You're sitting in one.
Slips: Whoa!

Chameleon: Mr. Spidermonkey, your skills portend a great future in writing cartoons.
Jake: [cheers, and stops suddenly] Wait, is that a real job?

Windsor: So, rumor has it, Adam passed his mid-terms with flying colors.
Slips: That's great. Why's he acting so weird?
Jake: The poor guy pulled all-nighters for three weeks straight.

Lupe: Aye, monito cochino.

Kerry: Hey, Adam. I probably shouldn't ask this, but, what are you doing?

Jake: Training wild boys is an art, through very few people understand that.

Kerry: The junior debutante ball.
Adam: [acting like a dog] Ball! Ball! B-Ball Ball Ball Ball!

[Adam chases a car, which abruptly parks, causing him to face plant into the back of it]
Jake: Idiot.

Jake: [to Kerry] Don't trouble your cyclopian little head.

Jake: Tell me, gentlemen. What is it that separates the manly kingdom from the beastly kingdom?
Windsor: Gum chewing?
Slips: The pottery kiln?
Windsor: Vegemite?
Slips: Aqueducts?
Windsor: The Farmer's Almanac?
Slips: They consider tongue a food?
Jake: Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong!

Jake: We all know the saying "Give an elephant a spoon, and you feed him a clown, but teach him to use a spoon, and you feed him a circus."
Windsor: Jake, I find this analogy rather confusing.
Slips: Yeah, and if he finds it confusing, dude, imagine how I feel.

Jake: Never ever touch the gurkenskewer!

Kerry: You know, Adam, I can't imagine the kind of torture you go through every day, going to an all animal school. So, that's why I'm willing to go along with this, whatever you're doing, but I swear, if you do anything to embarrass me other than having the a monkey out on a leash, I SWEAR I'LL ... Zuh?
[Kerry notices that every other boy at the debutante ball is also acting like a depraved animal]


  • The title is a pun on "Animal Behavior".
  • The midterms happen in this episode, meaning that this episode must take place in the middle of the school year. At the same time, Chester Arthur Middle School is also having their debutante ball, which is another school event, that usually happens in the middle of the year.
  • Adam has picked up and mastered various types of animal behaviors, including making animal calls, building dams, and martial combat.
  • Adam has had the least amount of lines in this episode, with his only actual spoken words being the repetition of the word "Ball!" in one scene.
  • The fourth wall is broken, when Miss Chameleon tells Adam he has potential as a cartoon voice actor. Slips then inquires what a cartoon is and Windsor tells him that he's sitting in one. Chameleon later tells Jake that with his sense of humor, he could pursue a career in writing cartoons, and Jake doesn't think that's a real job, insulting the writers of the show.
    • Apparently, Slips is one of the few characters, who's generally unaware he's fictional.
  • Hidden innuendo in Mr. Beaver's classroom, with "Dam Building Midterms" being written on the chalkboard.
  • In "Mr. Hornbill's Karate Class, most of the students are blue belt, except for Lupe, who is a black belt.
  • Mr. Hornbill's horn is removed from his body, revealing pink organs and a protruding bone underneath.
  • When Adam jumped onto Lupe's perch, she darted a Spanish insult at him, which roughly translates to "You dirty little monkey."
  • Though it was subconcious and unofficial, Adam returned Ingrid's affections, by hugging her neck. This is the sixth reference of Ingrid's crush on Adam since "Up All Night", "Kerry to Dance?", "Mellow Fellows", "The Frog Principal" and "Lyon's Anatomy".
    • This is also the second time that Adam clings onto Ingrid's neck since "Inoculation Day".
  • Jake said that Adam had been pulling all nighters for three weeks straight, in order to study for his midterms. Considering Jake's statement is true, then if this wasn't a cartoon, Adam would have died in just over a week, since the maximum amount of time a human being, can survive while, deprived of all sleep is only 11 days.
  • Jake references to Kerry's "one-eye" joke, by telling her not to worry her "cyclopian" head.
  • Kerry shows concern for Adam, over the things he must suffer at an all-animal school every day.
  • Chad makes a cameo as one of the feral boys at the Debutante Ball.
  • Jake specializes in training wild boys, as of this episode. Also, as seen on his business card, he also has a secondary job of house sitting.
  • Billboard Gag: "Midterms: A. Today, B. Tomorrow, C. None of the Above."
    • There were circles by the three answers, and A. was checked off.
    • Adam shook the ground and made letters fall off the billboard, so that it only read "itm A. ody, . tooow, C. oe of te bov."
  • Credits Gag: Jake holding feral Adam on a leash.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Adam's dam for Mr. Beaver's class has a structural replica of the Taj Mahal on top.
  • Some of the things that Slips and Windsor think separate humans from animals are gum chewing, the pottery kiln, Vegemite, The Roman Aqueduct, The Farmer's Almanac, and the fact that humans consider tongue to be a food.
  • One of the silverware utensils is called a "Gurkenskewer". "Gurken" is German for "Cucumbers", and a skewer is a stick, used for holding meat together, over a grill. So, that would mean that a "Gurkenskewer" is a skewer for cucumbers. This would explain why Jake told Adam never to use it. The reason being, because it's completely useless.
  • Jake exclaims "By jove, I think he's got it." A take on the quote "By George, I think she's got it" from the 1964 film, "My Fair Lady".


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