The Pest is the fifteenth episode of the first season of Recess, which was broadcast on October 11th, 1997.
A boy named Geoffrey bothers Gretchen habitually. When it is found out that he likes her, she tries to further avoid him.
- Geoffrey makes his first appearance in this episode, and this is the only episode where he has a major role. The only other episode where he had speaking lines was in "Tattletale Heart."
- This was the first episode written by Rachel Lipman.