Welcome user, to the Recess Wikia, 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 31, 1997 – November 5, 2001. We're currently managing a massive 610 articles, 3,550 images, and 32,037 edits.

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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.
Spinelli (2)

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

Facts you probably didn't 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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Recess Big Brother Chad
"Big Brother Chad" is the tenth episode of the first season of Recess, which was first broadcast on October 11th, 1997.

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  • AubreeRubble

    Hello Recess fans! If you want to watch an unofficial Recess film on Youtube, well, here it is:

                                                                           I hope you enjoy the film.

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  • AubreeRubble

    Recent Change

    October 6, 2019 by AubreeRubble

    Hello everyone! There is one recent change that is happening to this wiki right now. Some episode articles will have a Gallery template, so you can see the gallery on their own gallery page. I will c…

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  • Beverlyjones

    Here are the actors I would choose for the children at 98th Street School. Some of them actually speak in the episode, so they aren’t what I choose.

    C.J. - Alex McKenna

    Greta - Christine Cavannagh


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