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The Biggest Trouble Ever
Season 04, Episode 13
The Biggest Trouble Ever
Air Date November 7, 1999
Previous Randall's Friends
Next The Rules

The Biggest Trouble Ever is the thirteenth episode of the fourth season of Recess which was first broadcast on November 7, 1999.


T.J. and the Recess Gang are deemed criminals because of an accident involving a statue of the school's namesake.


  • Coloring error: When everyone gasps after seeing the Recess Gang on the statue, Sue Bob Murphy's hair is red.
  • Animation error: When the gang are shown laughing at Vince's joke when they're scrubbing the floor with toothbrushes, Gus's mouth is drawn over his hand.


  • In the begining of the episode, T.J. reveals that his middle name is Jasper.
  • Clips of this episode were included in Toon Disney's "Weekend Bonus Stacks" promo from 2004.
  • Thaddeus T. Third V. makes his first appearance in this episode.


  • This is the third time T.J. is shown wearing his "formal" outfit; the first two times being in "The Experiment" and "One Stayed Clean".
  • This is the second time Spinelli wears her first "formal" outfit; the first time being in "The Experiment".
  • This is the second time Mikey wears his "formal" outfit; the first time being in "One Stayed Clean".
  • This is the second time Vince wears his first "formal" outfit, the first time being in "Teachers Lounge".
  • This is the first time Gretchen and Gus are shown in their second "formal" outfits; they will wear them again in "Bonky Fever".


  • The episode pays homage to both Escape from Alcatraz and Full Metal Jacket.


  • T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
  • Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
  • Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
  • Gretchen Grundler - Ashley Johnson
  • Mikey Blumberg - Jason Davis
  • Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
  • Miss Finster - April Winchell
  • Principal Prickly - Dabney Coleman
  • Mayor Fitzhugh - Ronnie Schell
  • Thaddeus T. Third V - Ed Asner
  • Mort Chalk - Charles Kimbrough
  • Ron/Construction Worker - Gregg Berger
  • Conrad Mundy - Warren Sroka
  • Jerry/Man - Sam McMurray

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