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"Gretchen and the Secret of Yo" is the twelfth episode of the second season of Recess, which was first broadcast on October 31st, 1998.

Plot



Summary

Gretchen gets annoyed that she cannot find a sport she is good at so she tries multiple things and eventually finds a sport she turns out to be one of the best at.

Main Story

The episode starts on the playground with Gretchen playing games like a normal kid, doing badly in them, being one of the smartest children in the school it is expected to some degree.

After some mocking by the Ashleys, she noticed that someone was playing with a yo-yo, a device that you pull up and down by the strings. Gretchen later does her various training with her yo-yo's, and her trainer, Tommy Tate, helped her to achieve her skill.

At the end of the episode, she competes in a competition against one of the most feared yo-yo players in the city. But does she come out ahead?

Timeline

Goofs

  • Animation/continuity error: While Gretchen firstly admires the trainer's trophies, there is no glass in front of them. In the next scene, there is a reflexive glass, which is visible while the lighting and Gretchen's face are reflected.
  • Animation/consistency error: While Gretchen is answering Miss Grotke's question (incorrectly) in class, Gretchen's eyebrows invert position abruptly.

Trivia

  • This episode (along with "The Substitute", the episode it was paired with) premiered on Halloween. However, it has nothing to do with the holiday.
  • Gretchen is showed the most in this episode with every other character being an additional face to keep the plot running at a sensible pace.

Cast

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