The BEST Episodes of Recess

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 4, 2019

Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Soccer Boy

#1 - Soccer Boy

Season 4 - Episode 36

Vince refuses to let Mikey join his five-a-side soccer team for the King Bob Classic, so Mikey becomes the goalkeeper for Lawson's team.

star 8.89
9 votes
Directors: Howy Parkins
Writers: David Pitlik, Phil Walsh
Bachelor Gus

#2 - Bachelor Gus

Season 4 - Episode 22

Thinking his family is moving away again, Gus moves under the jungle gym to avoid leaving his friends and school

star 8.73
11 votes
Wild Child

#3 - Wild Child

Season 2 - Episode 10

In the ""Pee Wee Pals"" program, the main kids each have to take care of a kindergartener during recess.

star 8.60
15 votes
Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Writers: Mark Drop
Gus' Last Stand

#4 - Gus' Last Stand

Season 2 - Episode 7

Gus winds up the new victim of bully Gelman's wrath.

star 8.56
18 votes
The Story of Whomps

#5 - The Story of Whomps

Season 2 - Episode 20

Principal Prickly and Miss Finster deem T.J.'s word ""whomps"" as a cuss and punish him for it, starting a scandal that leads all the way to the board of education.

star 8.50
20 votes
Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Writers: Mark Drop
Weekend at Muriel's

#6 - Weekend at Muriel's

Season 2 - Episode 21

Miss Finster agrees to babysit Spinelli for the weekend while her parents are away.

star 8.50
24 votes
Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Writers: Phil Walsh, Michael Kramer (II)
Dance Lessons

#7 - Dance Lessons

Season 2 - Episode 23

Spinelli's parents put her in Mlle. Povlova's dance school, where she teams up with Mikey.

star 8.44
16 votes
Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Writers: Phil Walsh
Parents' Night

#8 - Parents' Night

Season 1 - Episode 25

Spinelli will do anything to keep her parents from attending parents' night and meeting the others.

star 8.43
21 votes
Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Writers: Holly Huckins
Prickly is Leaving

#9 - Prickly is Leaving

Season 4 - Episode 11

Prickly finally gets his appointment to Spiro T. Agnew Middle School. But the kids try to make him stay after they meet the new Principal Slicer.

star 8.40
10 votes
The Kid Came Back

#10 - The Kid Came Back

Season 1 - Episode 14

A weird little boy keeps tagging along behind the kids, apparently causing a streak of bad luck.

star 8.38
21 votes
First Name Ashley

#11 - First Name Ashley

Season 1 - Episode 7

The Ashleys try to force Spinelli to be just like them when Spinelli's first name is revealed.

star 8.34
41 votes
Call Me Guy

#12 - Call Me Guy

Season 4 - Episode 10

Gus takes a new identity when he discovers that people think he's a different cool kid when he doesn't wear them. Too bad ""Guy"" can't see a thing.

star 8.33
12 votes
Kids in the Mist

#13 - Kids in the Mist

Season 1 - Episode 24

The kids deal with a pompous expert on child research who wants to study them as they play.

star 8.32
19 votes
Writers: Holly Huckins, Joe Ansolabehere
Some Friend

#14 - Some Friend

Season 4 - Episode 46

T.J. has a mysterious friend who appears to be Menlo.

star 8.30
10 votes
Buried Treasure

#15 - Buried Treasure

Season 3 - Episode 14

TJ receives an old history textbook with a treasure map that leads the gang, Randall, and the Ashleys out to get the treasure. But as they get closer, greed arises and the 4th graders fight for the treasure.

star 8.29
17 votes
A Genius Among Us

#16 - A Genius Among Us

Season 3 - Episode 2

Someone else besides Gretchen is a math genius, and through math, Gretchen starts a close relationship with this person.

star 8.28
18 votes
The Trial

#17 - The Trial

Season 1 - Episode 18

Randall accuses Spinelli of hitting him with a rock during a dirt clod war so the kids put her on trial.

star 8.27
22 votes
The Great Jungle Gym Stand Off

#18 - The Great Jungle Gym Stand Off

Season 1 - Episode 4

The kids stage a protest when Prickly plans to tear down Ol' Rusty to replace it with a new jungle gym.

star 8.27
64 votes
Copycat Kid

#19 - Copycat Kid

Season 2 - Episode 14

Mikey wants to be exactly like Vince when Vince saves his life.

star 8.26
23 votes
The Great Can Drive

#20 - The Great Can Drive

Season 1 - Episode 22

At first only Mikey wants to participate in the Thanksgiving can drive competition against the unbeatable Ashleys. But then the other kids join in to beat the Ashleys.

star 8.26
31 votes
The Box

#21 - The Box

Season 1 - Episode 17

Miss Finster comes up with a new punishment that reduces T.J. to a vegetable.

star 8.25
24 votes
Teacher's Lounge

#22 - Teacher's Lounge

Season 1 - Episode 19

The kids dream about what the teachers' lounge must be like.

star 8.25
24 votes
Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Writers: Jon Greenberg
The Biggest Trouble Ever

#23 - The Biggest Trouble Ever

Season 4 - Episode 13

The gang gets busted when they accidentally break a statue of a famous hero.

star 8.25
16 votes

#24 - Jinxed

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Ashleys jinx Gus according to the playground rules so that he can't talk until his friends say his name.

star 8.23
56 votes
Economics of Recess

#25 - Economics of Recess

Season 2 - Episode 17

When the playground goes on the monsticker standard T.J. goes down the path from poverty to wealth.

star 8.20
20 votes
Directors: Howy Parkins
Writers: Rick Gitelson, Mark Drop, Phil Walsh