- "Why couldn't I have been born Zedidius Zwick?"
- ―Adam expressing his discontent for being called first for everything because of his name in Tattletale Heart
Adam Abel is a background character in Recess.
Adam is African-American, and has curly black hair and glasses. He wears a green shirt, a red sweater-vest, brown pants, and sneakers. Like Gus, he's drawn with a black dot eye style.
Adam is a background character in the show and doesn't have many speaking lines. In the episode "Tattletale Heart," his name is given out, and is the first kid in alphabetical order at the school, meaning that he has to go first for everything. This has made him comment: "Why couldn't I have been born Zedidius Zwick?"
It's unknown which Grade he's in, but is possibly older than the gang, as he appeared as an older kid in the kindergarten flashback of Recess: All Growed Down.
- It is possible that he left school and then returned. As in the episode "Officer Mikey," Menlo said that Ashley Armbruster was the first in filing (and first in his heart.)
- Even though he is at the same age as members of the Gang, he was seen in the exclusively new episode "Chief Mikey" of the 2003 movie "Recess: All Growed Down" complimenting a Kindergarten-aged Gus on how "cool" he seemed to be. However, this could imply he has an older brother who dresses exactly like him, he could've been held back for several years, or could be a mistake on the show's producers' part.