Lord of the Nerds is the tenth episode of the third season of Recess, which was first broadcast on November 6th, 1999.
When T.J. breaks his collarbone during a kickball game, he's forced to stay in "Room 51": a room of nerds - colloquially referred to as the Pale Kids - who chose to stay inside during recess.
- The Pale Kids all make their first appearances in this episode.
- This episode was paired up with "The Shiner," making it an instance where in two episodes in a row, T.J. was injured somehow.
- The game played by the Pale Kids, Daggers & Dragons, is a parody of the popular role-playing game (often just referred to as an RPG), Dungeons & Dragons.
- This episode was paired up with "That Stinking Feeling" outside the US.
- This is one of only six episodes of the television show Recess that were directed by both Sheetz and Parkins, the two prominent directors of the series.
- "Room 51" refers to "Area 51," a highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base located in Lincoln County, Nevada.
- T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
- Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
- Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
- Gretchen Grundler/Ashley Tomassia - Ashley Johnson
- Mikey Blumberg - Jason Davis
- Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
- Miss Finster - April Winchell
- Ashley Armbruster - Anndi McAfee
- Ashley Boulet - Francesca Smith
- Ashley Quinlan - Rachel Crane
- Erwin Lawson - Erik von Detten
- Frank "Knarf" Sedgewick: Eddie Deezen
- Rodney - Kenny Blank
- Steve - Pamela Hayden
- Carl - Kath Soucie
- Comic Shop Owner - Sam McMurray