"All the Principal's Men" is the eighth episode of the fifth season of Recess, which was first broadcast on November 4th, 2000.


The Recess Gang tries to find out who removed all the balls from the playground.


  • Coloring error: When the truck arrives behind Miss Finster, the shade of yellow of its upper portion suddenly gets much darker. It is possible that the last color was correct as it could be a shadow continuity error.
  • Animation error: After the truck stops behind Miss Finster, external portions of its body disappear: for instance, the cabin's roof.
  • Animation error: When the truck loads the hopper with balls, the hopper seems to pass through the truck's body.
  • Animation/continuity error: During the first scene where Butch is talking, Mikey is closely behind Gus and Gretchen. When perspective changes to show Gus and Gretchen talking, Mikey is missing.
  • Animation error: After Miss Lemon hands the papers to Menlo, her hands initially appear in front of the pile of papers that are on the desk, but they suddenly get behind this pile while her hands are moving down.
  • Coloring/consistency error: Menlo is shown checking the form using a pencil with a black tip, but the paper is marked in red.



  • The episode's title is an allusion to the movie and book All the President's Men.

International Information

  • This episode was cut from the Italian dub.
  • This episode was paired up with "No Strings Attached" outside the US.
  • This episode is "Lost" from the Latin American dub.


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