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


Gus joins the Hustler Kid but causes trouble.



  • Animation Error: In the beginning scene, the airplane Gus is flying has no string.
  • 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 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.


  • T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
  • Vince LaSalle - Ricky D'Shon Colins
  • Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
  • Gretchen Grundler/Ashley Tomassia - Ashley Johnson
  • Mikey Blumberg/Tubby - Jason Davis
  • Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
  • Randall Weemes/Dave - Ryan O'Donohue
  • Sam - Klee Bragger
  • Ashley Armbruster - Anndi McAfee
  • Ashley Boulet - Francesca Smith
  • Ashley Quinlan - Rachel Crane
  • Hustler Kid - Michael Shulman
  • Fingers Malloy - Kenny Blank
  • Earwin Lawson/Kid #1 - Erik von Detten