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.
The episode's title alludes to William Golding's 1954 novel Lord of the Flies. One of the novel's characters, Piggy, is ostracized from the rest of the boys in the story due to his physical weaknesses and social ineptness.
T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
Gretchen Grundler/Ashley Tomassia - Ashley Johnson