No Strings Attached is the second episode of the fifth season of Recess, which was first broadcast on September 9, 2000.


The Gang - particularly Spinelli - is suspicious about six tickets to a wrestling show when The Ashleys give them to her. This prompts an investigation.


The gang is suspicious when The Ashleys give Spinelli six front row wrestling tickets. She thinks they are counterfeit, but Gus and Mikey are convinced that they are not. so they quickly run to get 4 friends to come. While in the Ashleys' Clubhouse, Gretchen, Vince, T.J., and Spinelli spot the Ashleys' rule book, find a rule that proves that the tickets were real, and attempt to run to Gus and Mikey, but they were stuck because there was a door that can only be unlocked by the Ashleys. Now Gretchen, Vince, T.J., and Spinelli are stuck, much to Spinelli’s dismay.

T.J.’s only choice was to call for help. Meanwhile, Gus and Mikey, along with Ms. Finster, Tubby, Hector, and Captain Sticky (from The Legend of Big Kid) are watching the fight. On the other hand, Hank is trying to get them out, but is failing.


  • "The Beauty Contest" and "Outcast Ashley " are mentioned in this episode.
  • Due to scheduling conflicts with Eric Idle, Jeff Bennett (Who has voiced some of Eric Idle's other characters for merchandise, such as Waddlesworth from Disney's 102 Dalmatians ) took over as the voice of Galileo for the rest of the series.
  • Becky Detweiler is mentioned again in this episode. She would make her official debut in Recess: School's Out.
  • Some of the kids seen in the audience at the wrestling match (not including Mikey and Gus's party) include Mundy, Skeens, Lily, Susan, Megan, Willy, Geoffery, Scribe Kid, Gordy, and Cryer Kid.
  • This episode was cut from the Italian dub.
  • This was the very last episode of Recess to be broadcast on UPN as part of Disney's One Too, as the day it was reran (September 6, 2003) was the last time the block would air.
  • This episode was paired up with "All the Principal's Men" outside the US.



  • T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
  • Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
  • Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
  • Gretchen Grundler/Ashley Tomassian - 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
  • Hector - E.G. Daily
  • Galileo - Jeff Bennett
  • Hank - John Astin
  • Wrestler - Sam McMurray