Recess

The WORST episodes of Recess

Every episode of Recess ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Recess!

Six brave fourth-graders at Third Street School make it their mission to protect the other kids on the playground. Despite the rule of King Bob and his minions, who enforce his unwritten laws, T.J, Ashley, Vince, Gus, Gretchen and Mikey seek a rational balance between conformity and individuality.

Last Updated: 5/31/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Big Ol' Mikey
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6.72
25 votes

#1 - Big Ol' Mikey

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/23/2000

Mikey begins to fear for his future when Gretchen's hand-held PC Galileo makes a gross miscalculation about his future height.

The Bet
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6.85
27 votes

#2 - The Bet

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/25/1999

Fed up with Vince's ego, the kids bet Vince that he can't go one whole day without beating someone in a sport.

More Like Gretchen
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6.88
16 votes

#3 - More Like Gretchen

Season 4 - Episode 39 - Aired 3/1/2000

After a visit to a beauty museum with Gretchen, Spinelli's parents seem to be a little "unsatisfied" with their daughter.

Directors: Howy Parkins
That Stinking Feeling
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6.93
28 votes

#4 - That Stinking Feeling

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/13/1999

Spinelli gets a crush on a fifth grader and has to get over it to save her reputation.

Directors: Howy Parkins
Yope from Norway
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6.94
16 votes

#5 - Yope from Norway

Season 4 - Episode 31 - Aired 2/20/2000

Gus becomes jealous of Yope, a Norwegian transfer student.

Directors: Howy Parkins
The Beauty Contest
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7.00
21 votes

#6 - The Beauty Contest

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 2/27/1999

The Ashleys get back at Spinelli by entering her into the Kiddie Cosmetics Little Miss Blush Beauty Pageant. But her friends talk Spinelli into trying to beat the Ashleys in the pageant.

Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Schoolworld
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7.00
17 votes

#7 - Schoolworld

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 11/21/1999

The school gets a new technology system installed called the SAL 3000 which controls everything.

The Library Kid
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7.10
21 votes

#8 - The Library Kid

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/22/2000

When the gang catches the mysterious "Library Kid", they take her out to recess where she becomes obsessed with the playground.

This Brain for Hire
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7.17
18 votes

#9 - This Brain for Hire

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired 11/29/1999

People start paying Gretchen for doing their homework so she can buy herself a new bike

Tucked in Mikey
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7.18
17 votes

#10 - Tucked in Mikey

Season 4 - Episode 44 - Aired 5/7/2000

Menlo teaches Mikey to be more "organized", and Mikey starts changing

My Funny Valentines
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7.21
29 votes

#11 - My Funny Valentines

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/13/1999

In his hatred of Valentine's Day, T.J. sends a "funny" valentine to every single girl on the playground to show them how stupid Valentine's Day is, but his plan soon backfires when the girls mistake them for "real" valentine cards.

League of Randalls
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7.21
24 votes

#12 - League of Randalls

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/4/2001

Randal recruits the Tylers, the Ashleys' little brothers, to help him snitch.

Gus and Misdemeanors
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7.21
19 votes

#13 - Gus and Misdemeanors

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/8/1999

The bad kids from The Girl was Trouble trick Gus into shoplifting candy from Kelso's.

The Lost Ball
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7.21
33 votes

#14 - The Lost Ball

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/26/1998

Gus has to go to the Yard of No Return when he kicks a good kickball over the fence.

Partners in Crime
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7.22
23 votes

#15 - Partners in Crime

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 11/28/1999

Menlo and Randall team up to manipulate the entire playground.

Principal for a Day
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7.29
34 votes

#16 - Principal for a Day

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/27/1999

Principal Prickly and Miss Finster plot to turn T.J. over to their own side by making him principal for a day.

The Fuss Over Finster
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7.32
19 votes

#17 - The Fuss Over Finster

Season 4 - Episode 35 - Aired 2/27/2000

Miss Finster hurts her leg and can't keep up with the kids during recess.

Tattletale Heart
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7.35
26 votes

#18 - Tattletale Heart

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/22/1999

The kids warn Gus not to break the code by telling Miss Finster who started a food fight.

Lawson and His Crew
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7.35
17 votes

#19 - Lawson and His Crew

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/6/2001

Tired of T.J. and his friends getting all the glory from King Bob, Lawson decides to get a gang of his own together.

The Break In
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7.36
227 votes

#20 - The Break In

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/31/1997

The main kids try to get all the other kids to help rescue T.J. when Miss Finster punishes him by making him have no recess.

The C Note
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7.36
22 votes

#21 - The C Note

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/16/2000

T.J. finds a $100 bill and along with the gang try to find out who lost it.

Stand Up Randall
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7.38
29 votes

#22 - Stand Up Randall

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/2/1999

Randall becomes popular when he uses a joke book to make himself a standup comedian.

Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Prince Randall
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7.39
18 votes

#23 - Prince Randall

Season 4 - Episode 40 - Aired 3/1/2000

Randall blackmails King Bob into giving him the throne.

Operation Stuart
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7.40
30 votes

#24 - Operation Stuart

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/14/1998

The kids take in a really ratty stray cat that they find near the dumpster, naming it Stuart.

The Hypnotist
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7.40
42 votes

#25 - The Hypnotist

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/5/1998

A hypnotist performing for the kids inadvertently hypnotizes Principal Prickly into thinking he's six years old.

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