Welcome user, to the Recess Wiki, database of information all about Disney's hit '90s animated television series Recess, which has been made for the fans, by the fans. The television show ran for six seasons, 127 episodes, between August 31st, 1997 – November 5th, 2001. We are currently managing a massive 618 articles, 4,322 images, and 40,488 edits.

Recess portrays the lives of six fourth graders as they go about their daily lives in a highly clichéd school environment. The students of Third Street School have set up a microcosm of traditional human society complete with its own government, class system, and set of unwritten laws. They are ruled by a monarch, who has various enforcers to make sure his decrees are carried out. The little society has a long list of rigid values and social norms that imposes a high expectation of conformity upon all the students.
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Spinelli (2)

Ashley Funicello Spinelli is the tomboyish Italian-American substitute ringleader of The Recess Gang. She dislikes her first name Ashley because she does not want to be a member of the Ashleys, therefore, she uses her surname as an alias.

Facts you probably did not know about her:

  • She is afraid of heights.
  • Spinelli and T.J. are the only main characters who commonly wear jackets.
  • According to the official website for the series, her favorite colors are black and blue.
  • Spinelli was based on a girl who Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere knew from college.

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"Lawson and his Crew" is the ninth and final episode of the fifth season of Recess, which was first broadcast on January 6th, 2001.

Facts you probably did not know about this episode:

  • This was meant to be the final episode of the show (and the movie being the big finale), however, due to the success of the film in the theaters, the show was renewed for one more season, which had the unaired Season 5 episodes.
  • This is the second 20-minute episode of the series.
  • This episode marks the final appearances of The Pale Kids, Library Kid, Mr. E, Miss Salamone, and Paul Prickly.

Check out the episode here.

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