The BEST Episodes of Recess
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 25, 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 - 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.
#2 - 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
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - Gus' Last Stand
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 3, 1998
Gus winds up the new victim of bully Gelman's wrath.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - Good Luck Charm
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 19, 1999
Spinelli gets too attached to the lucky marble that Vince loans her.
#14 - Some Friend
Season 4 - Episode 46 - Aired Jul 17, 2000
T.J. has a mysterious friend who appears to be Menlo.
#15 - First Name Ashley
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 4, 1997
The Ashleys try to force Spinelli to be just like them when Spinelli's first name is revealed.
#16 - Fort Tender
Season 4 - Episode 37 - Aired Feb 29, 2000
T.J. and the gang make a fort, only to have Lawson ruin their plans.
#17 - 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.
#18 - A Great State Fair
Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired Feb 13, 2000
Gus gets left behind, along with Gelman and Finster when Gus's dad forgets to give him his permission slip to his first great state fair.
#19 - Copycat Kid
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 7, 1998
Mikey wants to be exactly like Vince when Vince saves his life.
#21 - The Shiner
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 6, 1999
T.J. shows up in school with a black eye. Everyone makes up wild stories about the heroic acts T.J. must have done to get the shiner.
#23 - Buried Treasure
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 15, 2000
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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.