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Francis, commonly known as The Hustler Kid, is a fourth-grade student at Third Street School who acts as a hustler during Recess by selling merchandise to his fellow student body.


The Hustler Kid is able to offer the students of the school a wide range of products such as trivial toys and food, often discreetly. Sometimes, however, the items he sells are actually a scam. Despite what he does, he is shown to have a strong sense of morality, such as refusing to sell stuff that could potentially get students in serious trouble (like counterfeit hall passes and teacher's answer books). Gus was seen selling these while getting a bit carried away with being a Hustler Kid, or as he said, a "Gustler Kid".

Many times throughout the series the Hustler Kid can be seen hustling kids, purchasing products and cutting deals with students. The Hustler Kid is revealed to be a student of means in many episodes. In the episode "Hustler's Apprentice", he gets his hands on a very rare model plane after Gus loses his father's model plane. Later in the same episode, it is revealed that The Hustler Kid gets his merchandise from other Hustlers from other schools at a type of Hustler Warehouse.

He has a knack for making good deals and for selling what is "hot". Not only does the Hustler Kid move his product, but whenever there is a bet to be made, Hustler Kid is there to make the odds and take all bets. He is seen at the beginning of Recess: School's Out, on the last day of the school year, trying to sell maps to the homes of the teachers of Third Street School among other paraphernalia. He later goes to the Wrestling Camp with Spinelli and covers for her when she has to secretly leave the camp with the Recess gang to spy on Benedict and his men.


  • In the episode "Hustler's Apprentice", it is revealed that his real name is Francis.
  • Hustler Kid is one of the students in Miss Grotke's class.


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Media: Recess (Episode List) | Recess: School's Out | Recess: All Growed Down | Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade | Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street

Characters: T.J. Detweiler | Vince LaSalle | Ashley Spinelli | Mikey Blumberg | Gretchen Grundler | Gus Griswald | Captain Bradley | Cornchip Girl | The Diggers | Hustler Kid | Erwin Lawson | Miss Grotke | Muriel Finster | Becky Detweiler | Dr. Phillium Benedict | Menlo | Brock | Peter Prickly | Bald Guy | Butch | Ashley Armbruster | Ashley Boulet | Ashley Quinlan | Ashley Tomassian | Fenwick | Brandon the Singer | Gelman | King Bob | Chucko | Jocko | Randall Weems | King Freddy II | Chewy | Spencer | Swinger Girl | Upside-Down Girl | Gordy | Hector | Miss Lemon | Lunchlady Irma | Tubby | Jordan & Jerome | Flo Spinelli | Bob Spinelli | Guru Kid

Songs: Recess Theme Song | "We Shall Not Be Moved" | "Jingle Bells" (Recess Version) | "The Otter Dance" | Bonky Theme Song