Comic tales of a group of good friends, four boys and two girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rickey D'Shon Collins Rickey D'Shon Collins ...  Vince LaSalle 129 episodes, 1997-2001
Jason Davis ...  Mikey Blumberg 129 episodes, 1997-2001
Ashley Johnson ...  Gretchen Grundler 129 episodes, 1997-2001
Pamela Adlon ...  Spinelli 129 episodes, 1997-2001
Courtland Mead ...  Gus Griswald 127 episodes, 1997-2001
Andrew Lawrence ...  Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler / ... 101 episodes, 1998-2001
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Comic tales of a group of good friends, four boys and two girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's Recess See more »

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Runtime:

(52 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In 2006, a crossover between this show and Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003) was issued where, where T.J.'s gang and Miss Finster visit Kaua'i so that Gretchen can use a telescope to examine what he thinks is a new planet, but ends up joining forces with Lilo and Stitch to stop an experiment designed to make people lazy. See more »

Quotes

Spinelli: It's not martial arts, it's survive. It was invented by the French.
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Recess is about 6 best friends who solve the tribulations of growing up.
4 October 2005 | by husnain_05See all my reviews

I love Recess and I think it is one of the best cartoons that are shown on television.Recess is about 6 best friends who solve the tribulations of growing up. Theodere.J. Detwiler-The leader. Vince Losall-The athlete. Gretchen Grumbler-The clever one (The brain) Ashley Spinelli-The great fighter (The wrestler). Gus P Griswoll-The boy with the heart. Mikey Blumberg-The poet. My favourite episodes are Here comes Mr perfect,the new kid and King Gus. My favourite characters are Gus,T.J.,Gretchen and Vince but I think Spinelli and Mikey are fantastic too. The gang remind me of me and my friends so I like it even more.


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