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"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 is forced to stay in "Room 51": a room of nerds - colloquially referred to as The Pale Kids - who chose to stay inside during recess.


  • Animation/continuity error: When Ashley A. is talking to the other Ashleys, one of Ashley T.'s eyebrows is missing.



  • This episode was paired up with "The Shiner", making it an instance where in two episodes in a row, T.J. was injured somehow.
  • "Room 51" refers to "Area 51," a highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base located in Lincoln County, Nevada.


  • The Pale Kids all make their first appearances in this episode.
  • 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.


  • 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.


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