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Welcome user, to the Recess Wikia , database of information all about Disney's hit 90's animated television series Recess, which has been made for the fans, by the fans. The Television show ran for six seasons,128 episodes, between September 13, 1997 – December 9, 2003. We're managing a massive 466 articles, 2,172 images, 18,730 edits about this TV series.

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Recess portrays the lives of six fourth graders as they go about their daily lives in a highly clichéd school environment. The students of Third Street School have set up a microcosm of traditional human society complete with its own government, class system, and set of unwritten laws. They are ruled by a monarch, who has various enforcers to make sure his decrees are carried out. The little society has a long list of rigid values and social norms that imposes a high expectation of conformity upon all the students.
Spinelli (2)

Ashley Funicello Spinelli is the tomboyish Italian-American substitute ringleader of the Recess Gang. She dislikes her first name Ashley because she doesn't want to be a member of the Ashleys, therefore she uses her surname as an alias.

Facts you probably didn't know about her:

  • She is afraid of heights.
  • Spinelli and T.J. are the only main characters who commonly wear jackets.
  • According to the official website for the series, her favorite colors are black and blue.
  • Spinelli was based on a girl who Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere knew from college.

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Jungle Gym
The Great Jungle Gym Standoff is the fourth episode of the first season of Recess, which was also made into a book.

Old Rusty is about to be torn down to put up a new Jungle gym, and T.J. and the rest of the kids plan to stop that from happening.

Facts you probably didn't know about this Episode:

  • Even though this is Episode 2B of Season 1, Gus fails to appear at all in this episode despite his first appearance in Episode 1B of Season 1.
  • The protest chants used by T.J. and the kids are more well-known as the protest chants used by protesters during the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement.
  • The men appearing with Principal Prickly in the beginning of the episode were made to resemble series creators Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere.
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