"Hustler's Apprentice" is the third episode of the fourth season of Recess, which was first broadcast on September 13th, 1999.


Gus joins the Hustler Kid but causes trouble.


  • Animation error: In the beginning scene, the airplane Gus is flying has no string. In the following scene, the string appears. It could have been intended to make the airplane look real.
  • Animation error: When Hustler Kid shuffles the bowls to hide the pea, the pigeon chooses the middle one, which is supposed to be empty. This can be observed by running the episode in slow motion.


  • Hustler Kid's first name is revealed to be Francis.
  • This episode, along with "The Spy Who Came in from the Playground", premiered exactly two years after Recess premiered on ABC.
  • Although it is not stated, it is implied that Hustler Kid went and found the plane.


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