The BEST Episodes of Recess
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
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.
#1 - Bachelor Gus
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 21, 1999
Thinking his family is moving away again, Gus moves under the jungle gym to avoid leaving his friends and school
#2 - Weekend at Muriel's
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Jan 9, 1999
Miss Finster agrees to babysit Spinelli for the weekend while her parents are away.
#3 - Soccer Boy
Season 4 - Episode 36 - Aired Feb 27, 2000
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.
#4 - Economics of Recess
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Dec 12, 1998
When the playground goes on the monsticker standard T.J. goes down the path from poverty to wealth.
#5 - Call Me Guy
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 26, 1999
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.
#6 - Prickly is Leaving
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 3, 1999
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.
#7 - Gus' Last Stand
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 3, 1998
Gus winds up the new victim of bully Gelman's wrath.
#8 - Dance Lessons
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Jan 16, 1999
Spinelli's parents put her in Mlle. Povlova's dance school, where she teams up with Mikey.
#9 - The Story of Whomps
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 9, 1999
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.
#10 - Wild Child
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 10, 1998
In the "Pee Wee Pals" program, the main kids each have to take care of a kindergartner during recess.
#11 - Buried Treasure
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 15, 2000
T.J. 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.
#12 - Parents' Night
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jan 17, 1998
Spinelli will do anything to keep her parents from attending parents' night and meeting the others.
#13 - Some Friend
Season 4 - Episode 46 - Aired Jul 17, 2000
T.J. has a mysterious friend who appears to be Menlo.
#14 - The Biggest Trouble Ever
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 7, 1999
The gang gets busted when they accidentally break a statue of a famous hero.
#15 - A Genius Among Us
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 11, 1999
Someone else besides Gretchen is a math genius, and through math, Gretchen starts a close relationship with this person.
#16 - The Break-Up
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1998
The gang breaks up when they are forced to choose a best friend to write about.
#17 - The Barnaby Boys
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 15, 2000
T.J. and Vince are so into the "Barnaby Boys" books that they dress up like the Barnaby Boys and try to solve the mystery of the suspicious substitute janitor, Earl Raymond.
#18 - Copycat Kid
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 7, 1998
Mikey wants to be exactly like Vince when Vince saves his life.
#19 - The Trial
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 8, 1997
Randall accuses Spinelli of hitting him with a rock during a dirt clod war, so the kids put her on trial.
#20 - Omega Kids
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 12, 1998
The main kids wish they could have the overcrowded school to themselves, then surprisingly get their wish.
#21 - Dodgeball City
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 18, 1999
The main kids discover that Gus was once a notorious dodgeball player who went by the name of El Diablo.
#22 - The Great Jungle Gym Stand Off
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 20, 1997
The kids stage a protest when Prickly plans to tear down Ol' Rusty to replace it with a new jungle gym.
#25 - The Kid Came Back
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 25, 1997
A weird little boy keeps tagging along behind the kids, apparently causing a streak of bad luck.