Lawson and his Crew is the eleventh and last episode of the fifth season of Recess which was first broadcast on January 6, 2001.

Recess Gang (January 6, 2001)

The Recess gang as they appear in this episode.


Erwin Lawson becomes jealous because The Recess Gang keeps getting Glory. To make T.J.'s gang feel useless, Lawson organizes his own gang.


The episode begins with the gang being awarded medals by King Bob for defeating the Superintendent's Plans to make them wear school uniforms. Lawson, angered and jealous, 'fires' Jocko and Cheay to organize a new crew. The clip changes to the Recess gang discussing how the place would be without them, kids would be playing by King Morty's Depressionaire rules, Randall would be the prince, The Ashleys would have gotten away with rating kids and the Library Kid would have wrecked the playground and herself. Cornchip Girl arrives and informs them that the second and Third Graders were going to war. The gang decides to stop it. When they reach the place, they are stopped by Greg Skeens, who shows them that Lawson and his friends have stopped the war. The gang is astounded. Lawson interrupts and Menlo introduces the group.


  • When Cornchip Girl mentions that the second and third graders are having a dodgeball war, Gordy, Willy, Megan, and Phil, all fourth graders, can be seen amongst the second and third graders.
  • When Gus accidentally insults Miss Finster and gets detention, the rest of the gang wait outside for him. However, one of the close-ups has Gus's sleeve in view.
  • When this episode first aired on ABC, the episode incorrectly had a 2000 copyright date at the end. Later reruns corrected this to 2001.



  • T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
  • Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
  • Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
  • Gretchen Grundler/Ashley Tomassian - Ashley Johnson
  • Mikey Blumberg/Tubby - Jason Davis
  • Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
  • Miss Finster - April Winchell
  • Miss Grotke - Allyce Beasley
  • Principal Prickly - Dabney Coleman
  • Randall Weems - Ryan O'Donohue
  • Swinger Girl/Ashley Boulet - Francesca Smith
  • Captain Sticky - E.G. Daily
  • King Bob - Toran Caudell
  • Cornchip Girl - Aria Noelle Curzon
  • Ashley Armbruster - Anndi McAfee
  • Ashley Quinland - Rachel Crane
  • Menlo - Blake Ewing
  • Cryer Kid/Phil/Kid #1 - Justin Jon Ross
  • Greg Skeens - Danny Cooksey
  • Kristen "Kurst the Worst" Kurst - Mayim Bialik
  • Erwin Lawson/Lazy Kid - Erik von Detten
  • Jocko - Michael Shulman
  • Cheay - Kenny Blank