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The Shiner
Season 03, Episode 09
Air Date November 6th, 1999
Previous Stand Up Randall
Next Lord of the Nerds
Written By Steve Bannos
Directed By Chuck Sheetz

The Shiner is the ninth episode of the third season of Recess, which was first broadcast on November 6th, 1999.


T.J. gets a black eye and the kids in the playground treat him like a hero by making false assumptions.



  • When Butch sees T.J. right after getting his black eye, the streak in his hair is missing.


  • This episode was paired up with "Stand Up Randall" outside the US.
  • This is the first episode where Justin Jon Ross voices Cryer Kid.
  • The music playing in T.J.'s parents' car is the same music played over the phone in "The Story of Whomps" when Principal Prickly calls the Board of Education.
  • According to this episode, T.J.'s part of a youth group his parents signed him up for, and Butch is in the same group.


  • This is the first time T.J. gets a black eye; "Prince Randall" will be the next.
  • This is the first episode where T.J. is shown wearing a bathing suit (And the only time he's shown wearing his red swimtrunks); he will wear one again in "Lax" (an episode not of this show, but of Lilo & Stitch: The Series), however it'll be a different one.


  • 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 Grotke - Allyce Beasley
  • Randall Weems/Dave - Ryan O'Donohue
  • Guru Kid/Cryer Kid - Justin Jon Ross
  • Sam/Kid #2 - Klee Bragger
  • King Bob - Toran Caudell
  • Cornchip Girl - Aria Noelle Curzon
  • Ashley Armbruster - Anndi McAfee
  • Ashley Quinlan - Rachel Crane
  • Hustler Kid/Kid #2 - Michael Shulman
  • Jordan - Patrick Renna
  • Gelman - Justin Shenkarow
  • Lunchlady Irma - Tress MacNeille
  • T.J.'s Mom - April Winchell
  • T.J.'s Dad/Coach Kloogey - Paul Willson
  • Kid #1/Kid #3 - E.G. Daily
  • Tracey/Kid #4/Kid #5 - Kath Soucie
  • Singer - Jess Harnell
  • Abraham Lincoln chip - Frank Welker

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