"Copycat Kid" is the tenth episode of the second season of Recess, which was originally broadcast on November 7th, 1998.


The Recess Gang and many other students are playing a baseball game. A ball almost hits Mikey full on the face, but Vince catches it just in time, causing Mikey to virtually idolize him. It starts out with Mikey announcing it to the whole school, much to Vince's embarassment, then he starts to imitate Vince's movements and mannerisms.

Next, he starts to dress like him, complete with his blonde hair in a matching hairstyle, worrying the gang, and leaving Vince thunderstruck. Vince endure's Mikey slowly taking control of his life, until he can't stand it anymore. He then imitates Mikey's mannerisms and dress, complete with messy hair and a semi tucked in beige shirt. Mikey can't stand it, and they have a talk about what is cool: What is cool is who you are. Mikey and Vince then return to their normal outfits and things are back to normal, with another baseball game being played. This time, Mikey catches the ball before it hits Randall. Mikey says, "Uh oh." ending the episode on a humorous note.


  • When the gang yell out, "Mikey!", their lip-synching doesn't match. They could've been animated as saying, "The ball!", but it was re-recorded.


  • This is the only episode where Ashley A. plays baseball with the Recess Gang.
  • This is the first Recess episode Aria Noelle Curzon was in, playing a nameless student in Miss Grotke's class and a first grader on the playground. She'd eventually become the voice of Cornchip Girl.


  • This is the second episode where Vince's inferiority complex is shown, this time when Mikey outplays him; the first time it was shown was in "I Will Kick No More Forever".
  • This is the second episode where Judy is shown wearing pigtails; the first being "Swing on Thru to the Other Side".


  • 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
  • Ashley Armbruster/Kid #3 - Anndi McAfee
  • Randall Weems/Kid #2 - Ryan O'Donohue
  • Willy - Erik von Detten
  • Kid #1/Kid #5 - Aria Noelle Curzon
  • Kid #4 - Klee Bragger