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"Partners in Crime" is the twenty-fourth episode of the fourth season of Recess, which was first broadcast on November 28th, 1999.


After both Menlo and Randall are ignored in the selection for battle-tag, they plan to take over Third Street School through their shared sentiment that everyone ignores them.


  • Animation/continuity error: In the opening scene, while Mikey and Gus are holding the permission slips, there are other kids waiting behind them. Once they arrive at Menlo's desk, there are no other kids.
  • Coloring/continuity error: After Menlo rejects the permission slips, he rants about rules. In this moment, the interior of his mouth flashes white several times.
  • Animation/consistency error: When The Recess Gang reaches for the ball caddy, they only find flat balls. After T.J. calls for "battle tag", the caddy is suddenly filled with full balls.
  • Animation/continuity error: When Randall asks the kids if they have forgotten something, Spinelli's dress has a line drawn on her waist, making it look like she is wearing a shirt and a skirt instead.
  • Animation/consistency error: While Menlo and Randall are sitting on beach chairs, there is a moment when Randall claims he has got a bad feeling and he moves his legs trough the structure of the armrest.
  • Animation/consistency error: After Randall gets hit in the head with a ball at the very end of the episode, the animation appears to get more choppy as the picture fades to black.
  • Animation/consistency error: When Randall and Menlo are about to tell everyone what the J in T.J’s name means Douglas’s clothes colors are tan brown t-shirt and dark green shorts similar to the Cryer Kid who is on the opposite end of him. However after T.J allows them to reveal the J in his name Douglas’s clothes colors are his regular colors red and blue.



  • Mikey and Gus were already waiting in line inside Menlo's room much before the time ran out. Therefore, it could be argued that it was Menlo's fault for not being efficient enough to collect all slips in time.


  • When the pair succeeded in taking over Third Street School, Randall had The Ashleys on hand to utter the phrase "Randallous!", a play on The Ashleys' notorious catchphrase, "Scandalous!".
  • The episode's title is an allusion to the Rugrats episode of the same name.


  • Root Beer Rapids is a Hershey Park parody.