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"Good Luck Charm" is the nineteenth episode of the fourth season of Recess, which was first broadcast on November 19th, 1999.



Spinelli borrows Vince's lucky marble to pass a math test on the day Vince needs it most. It was Vince's good luck charm; it only ever appeared in this episode.

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Vince shows the rest of the gang his marble, telling them that he is using it to try and win the football game, defeating The Boot, a kid who kicks the ball very far.

Spinelli borrows it to pass a test; she aces the test and starts testing the abilities of the marble. She does so in games like hoops and skipping, before dropping it. When she tells Vince, he forgives her because he got a new good luck charm: a shiny nickel.


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  • Animation/continuity error: In the first scene, after Vince kicks the football, most of the gang is shown cheering with T.J. in front of Mikey. After perspective changes, Mikey disappears.
  • Animation/consistency error: While Vince is talking to Lawson, Vince's head is much bigger than usual.
  • Animation/consistency error: When Spinelli is taking her math test, she is shown wearing socks instead of leggings.
  • Coloring/continuity error: After Ashley A. finishes jump-roping, her sleeves are pink instead of grey.
  • Animation/continuity error: While Ashley A. is jump-roping, she is not wearing any backpack. After Spinelli talks to her, Ashley A. is wearing a backpack.
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    Animation/continuity/coloring error: When Spinelli is jump-roping with the Ashleys, Ashley B. and Ashley Q.'s faces switch from being closed-mouthed to open-mouthed in every shot.
  • Coloring/continuity error: After the basketball went into the hoop, the basketball is transparent for the last few frames.



  • This episode tests sociological questions of religion and superstition.