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General

  • This is an American-English wiki, so please do not create pages in another language.
  • Since this is an American-English wiki, American English is preferred (e.g. Please use "favorite" instead of "favourite" and "jump ropes" instead of "skipping"). However, quotes from other English-speakers are allowed to be used with British, Australian, or other grammar.
  • All edits must have good conventions and reliable information. If your edit has bad conventions, you will be noticed by an administrator to use correct grammar. If your edit has profanity or sexual words, you will be blocked for a month. If this happens again, you will be blocked forever.
  • Shorthand and abbreviations are not allowed unless this is an official name.
  • Please use third person instead of first person to avoid any confusion (e.g. Please use "the viewers" instead of "they" at first).
  • Formal tones are preferred, so please make each article look formal toned (e.g. Please use "It is" instead of "It's"). A summary or plot from a DVD, VHS, or a book and precise quotes are the only exceptions.
  • Please avoid any fan-fiction/fan-art material since this is considered as "vandalism". However, there is a Fanon wiki called Recess Fanon Wiki if you want to add fan-fiction/fan-art material.
  • Please do not use superfluous content and a lot of links on each character, material, etc. (e.g. Only one (or two if the "Relationships" or "Cast" sections exists) link of a character should exist. The rest of the links must be refrained.).
  • Please format each title correctly. For episodes, songs, and short-story books, please format the titles with quotation marks ("); for movies and novels, please format the titles with italics.
  • You may add a reference on the article if necessary, but it must include the "References" section with a reference list.
  • You may add external links if necessary.
  • If you want to add categories, please ask one of the staff before you do that. If you disobey this rule, you will get a warning. If this happens twice, you will be blocked for a day.
  • If an article is a Stub, you may add a "Stub" template if necessary, but it must be above the entire article. Please also add a category that says "Stub" after you made that edit.
  • All parentheses on info boxes must have the following codes: <small> before the round bracket on the left and </small> after the round bracket on the right.
  • If you are making unnecessary pages once, you will be blocked for three days and will be warned by an administrator about it. If this happens again, you will be blocked for a month. If this happens three times, you will be blocked for definite.

Episode Article Layout

(This is what the episode article layout should look like. A high quality screenshot for the main focus of the episode is preferred on the info box. A quote can also be used if necessary, but it must be above the entire article. All episode articles with the Main Story on the plot must include the "Spoilers" template. All episode articles also must have the titles formatted correctly.)
"Hmm... An excellent drawing, and I do applaud self-expression, but people... this just isn't good karma. This sort of satire is best used against oh, say, a repressive totalitarian government. You know, I was a child myself once; I remember what it's like. The world can be a cruel place; people treating each other terribly for no reason. But it doesn't have to be that way—not if we look out for each other. A little empathy on the playground, a little consideration in the lunchroom will go a long way toward making our world a better place. I mean, being a kid is hard enough without kids being hard on each other, right? ...Doesn't anyone understand basically where I'm coming from?"
Miss Grotke

"Mama's Girl" is the third episode of the second season of Recess, which was first broadcast on September 19th, 1998.

Plot



Summary

(Summary must include one or a few sentences.)

Main Story

(Main Story must include a lot of important details from the plot of the episode.)

Timeline

(You may use it if necessary, but it must include a bullet point.)

Goofs

(Goofs must be added if goofs are found. It should mainly include "Episode", "International", and "Other" goofs. Categorization also must be used on each goof. You may use an image of a goof if necessary. Here is an example of a goof from the actual episode and the Castilian Spanish dub.)

Episode

  • Spinelli&#039;s eye closeup HQ

    Spinelli's eyelash on one of her eyes is shown briefly during her eye zoom sequence.

    Animation error: During the episode, Spinelli does not have any of the eyelashes. However, during Spinelli's eye zoom sequence, an eyelash on one of her eyes is shown briefly.

International Versions

Castilian Spanish

  • Audio error: When Spinelli started to walk away from the students who are laughing at her, the kids' laugh ended earlier than usual.

Quotes

(You may add this section if necessary. However, quotes must only be included on one scene.)

Trivia

Regular

(Regular trivia should include something about the episode, details, possible mistakes, and records.)

Continuity

(Continuity trivia should include what is the first, second, etc. episode of anything.)

Production Information

(Production Information trivia should include Behind-the-scenes information, production information, etc.)

Parodies

(Parodies trivia should include something that is a parody of.)

Allusions

(Allusions trivia should include something that is an allusion or reference to.)

Similarities

(Similarities trivia should include something that is similar to.)

International Information

(International Information trivia should include international trivia.)

Cast

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Gallery

(Please add the "Gallery" template if there is a gallery sub-page of this article.)

Character Article Layout

(This is what the character article layout should look like. Some character articles must include an info box; otherwise, AubreeRubble and/or DestinyGlory27 will edit if you do not add an info box. Key art for the character with a transparent background is usually preferred on the info box. A quote can also be used if necessary, but it must be above the entire article. Various character articles must have a "Recess" template at the end of the article. All character articles also must have the titles formatted correctly.)
"Let me introduce you to my good friend Madame Fist!"
Spinelli

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

Personality

(This section should be all about the character, as well as the way the character acts.)

Relationships (with the other members of the gang, if necessary)

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T.J. Detweiler

Main article: T.J. and Spinelli's relationship

Throughout the course of the series; T.J. has been shown to have a crush on Spinelli, and vice versa. Many episodes have moments where he wraps his arm around her shoulders; or puts a hand on her shoulder, for usually no real reason at all just to show his affections towards her. In the episode "More Like Gretchen", he even tells Spinelli "My heart goes out to you"; which semi-confirms his affection and, on several occasions, Spinelli has returned these affections. Moreover, on parent/teacher day her mother even comments that Spinelli told her that T.J. is the boy on which she has a crush. She is also T.J.'s unofficial second-in-command and has been said to take over when he is not around.

Family

(This section should be all about the character's family, as well her relationships with the character's family. Family relationship can also be used on the Relationships section if necessary.)

Appearance

(This section should describe the main physical appearance of the character in each material.)

History

(You may add this section if necessary, but it must be about the appearances of the character.)

Foreign Voice Actresses

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  • Arabic: Marwa El Sawy/Ola Roshdy
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Angélica Santos
  • Castilian Spanish: María Ribó
  • Danish: Amalie Ihle Alstrup
  • Dutch: Thyrza Ravesteijn
  • Finnish: Hanna Savikko
  • French: Ludivine Sagnier
  • German: Anja Stadlober
  • Hindi: Pari Telang
  • Hungarian: Mánya Zsófi
  • Italian: Domitilla D'Amico
  • Japanese: Chiyako Shibahara
  • Latin Spanish: Lucero Garza López
  • Polish: Joanna Krejzler
  • Portuguese: Ana Paula Mota
  • Norwegian: Renate Moen
  • Swedish: Elina Raeder Oloffson
  • Taiwanese: Lin Fangxue

Trivia

(The trivia section should include facts about the characters. Any opinions will be refrained. This is what should it look like.)

  • She is the opposite of Mikey in many ways. While Mikey is kind, good-hearted, sweet, gentle, peaceful, tall, and poetic, Spinelli is tough, aggressive, angry, tomboyish, short, and somewhat rebellious.
    • Mikey is interested in poetry, singing, art, philosophy, and is more interested in arts and culture, while Spinelli is interested in wrestling, fighting, sports, and physical activity. While Mikey's interests are spiritual, Spinelli's interests are more physical and manly. Also, Mikey's interests are considered more suitable for females, while Spinelli's interests are considered more suitable for males.While Mikey is sensitive, tolerant, and forgiving, Spinelli is rough, less tolerant, and less forgiving.
  • Spinelli's first name is Ashley, in honor of her great aunt Ashley, who was the first woman to win the Iditarod (In reality, the first woman to win the Iditarod was Libby Riddles in 1985). She admits she has no problem with her first name, but the only reason she does not want to be called Ashley is that she doesn't want to be part of The Ashleys, who annoy her with their snobbery.
  • According to "Lawson and his Crew", she is acrophobic or afraid of heights.

Gallery

(Please add the "Gallery" template if there is a gallery sub-page of this article.)

Movie Article Layout

(This is what the movie article layout should look like. The US theatrical poster or the main artwork cover is usually preferred on the info box. A quote can also be used if necessary, but it must be above the entire article. You may add the "Episodes" section if necessary, but it must include details, bullet points, and sub-headings. All movie articles with the Main Story on the plot must include the "Spoilers" template. All movie articles also must have the titles formatted correctly and a "Recess" template at the end of the article.)

Recess: School's Out
Recess School&#039;s Out Theatrical Poster
Format Film
Network Disney Channel (Film)
Run 83 minutes
Broadcast Infomation
Seasons N/A (Film)
Episode # N/A (Film)
Status Movie no longer in theaters
Both at VHS and DVD (at few stores) are out of print
Previously on Netflix
Is available on Amazon USA
Now on Disney+
Related Recess
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street
Recess: All Growed Down
Recess: School's Out is an animated film based on the Disney television series Recess. This film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and was released theatrically on February 16th, 2001. It was released on VHS and DVD on August 7th, 2001.

Plot



Summary

(Summary must include one or a few sentences.)

Main Story

(Main Story must include all the important details from the plot of the movie.)
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Cast

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Additional Voices Artists

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  • Wendy Hoffman - Kid
  • Ashley Michael Bell
  • John Bruno
  • Steve Buelin
  • Ben Diskin - Kid
  • Erin Donavan
  • Murphy Dunnne
  • Ashley Edner - Girl
  • Jessica Gee
  • Jackie Gonneau - Woman
  • Charity James
  • Richard Jannone
  • Jack Johnson - Various Man
  • Danielle Judovits - Megan
  • Erica Miller
  • Sarah Rayne
  • Aaron Spann - Kid
  • Doug Store
  • W.K. Stanton
  • Glen-Bob Sweet - Kid
  • Shane Sweet - Kid

Soundtrack

(If there is a soundtrack of the movie, you may add this, but it must include bullet points, all the songs from the soundtrack, and details on each song. Here is an example.)

  • "Dancing in the Street" - Martha and the Vandellas (Played when the bell rings on the last day of school; also used in theatrical trailer and VHS/DVD release trailer)

Release

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Originally scheduled for a Summer 2000 release date, Disney decided to push the release date back, due to fearing competition with Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (Based on the popular video game, trading card, and anime franchise Pokemon, which aired on Kids WB! at the time, competing with Disney's One Saturday Morning), which was being released in July 2000. The first trailer for the movie appeared in front screening of Meet The Parents and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie on November 17th, 2000; the second trailer for the movie appeared in the front screening of The Emperor's New Groove and Cast Away on December 15th, 2000.

The film premiered at the Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre on February 10th, 2001, and was generally released on February 16th, 2001.

DVD/VHS Release

The movie was released on VHS and DVD in the United States on August 7th, 2001, and on August 28th, 2001, in Canada. The video introduced the 2001 logo for Walt Disney Home Entertainment, which was used until 2006, while the DVD used the logo from 1991, albeit with lower quality in audio. The video went out of print around 2006, when VHS started to phase out, and the DVD went out of print around the same time, due to the show being removed from ABC and Disney Channel's lineup, as well as waning viewership. However, the DVD continues to be sold in certain stores. There are no current plans for a re-release on Blu-Ray disc. The movie is now available on iTunes and Disney+.

DVD Bonus Features

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  • Animation Camp - A behind-the-scenes look at Recess and Recess: School's Out, hosted by Ashley Johnson.
  • Recess: The Schoolyard Challenge Game - Help T.J., Mikey, and Spinelli escape the school in this set-top game.
  • Digital Comic Book: The Trouble with Shorts - A digitalization of the comic story. Narrated by Ashley Johnson.
  • Ten Secrets of Recess - The secrets of the series revealed by creators Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere.
  • "Green Tambourine" Music Video - Performed by Robert Goulet (as Mikey Blumberg), as seen during the end credits of the film. Also included at the end of the VHS. This was not included on the Australian VHS release.
  • "Dancing in the Street" Music Video - Performed by Myra. Also included at the end of the VHS.
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • DVD-ROM Features - Includes web links for Recess and Disney sites. As of 2012, the links no longer work.
  • Lloyd in Space Sneak Peek - A preview of the series Lloyd in Space. Included only on the VHS.

Goofs

(Goofs must be added if goofs are found. It should mainly include "Movie", "International", and "Other" goofs. Categorization also must be used on each goof. You may use an image of a goof if necessary. Here is an example of a goof from the actual movie.)

  • Animation error: When T.J. and the gang are getting ready to break into the school, T.J. is shown zipping up his jacket. In the next shot, it is unzipped.

Trivia

Regular

(Regular trivia should include something about the movie, details, possible mistakes, and records.)

Continuity

(Continuity trivia should include what is the first, second, etc. movie of anything.)

Production Information

(Production Information trivia should include Behind-the-scenes information, production information, etc.)

Parodies

(Parodies trivia should include something that is a parody of.)

Allusions

(Allusions trivia should include something that is an allusion or reference to.)

Similarities

(Similarities trivia should include something that is similar to.)

International Information

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Gallery

(Please use the "Gallery" template if there is a gallery sub-page of this article.)

Book Article Layout

(This is what the movie article layout should look like. The front cover of a book is preferred on the info box. A quote can also be used if necessary, but it must be above the entire article. All book articles with the plot must include the "Spoilers" template. All book articles also must have the titles formatted correctly.)

"The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" by Catherine McCafferty and illustrations by Christopher Nowell is a picture book based off of the Recess episode of the same name. It was published by Golden Books and is 24 pages in length.

It was released alongside two other books from Disney's One Saturday Morning: the Disney's Doug book "Doug Gets his Wish" and the Pepper Ann book "Old Best Friend".

Plot



(The plot must include all the important details from the book.)

Differences between the episode and book

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  • The opening dialogue with Spinelli saying, "Last one on Old Rusty has to give Miss Finster a sponge bath!" and Randall replying, "Hey, that's my job!" was written out.
  • Randall is written out of the book.
  • Gus is absent in the episode, but he was written into the book. Some pages fail to draw him with the rest of the gang, however.
  • T.J. does not mention his older brother going to the school. This could be because by the time the book was written, his older brother was written out.
  • The conversation about Mikey's Uncle Mary was cut, possibly for being too "adult".
  • When Spinelli says, "I wonder how long Old Rusty's really been here" right before the 1950s flashback was replaced with her previous line, "Old Rusty was here when my mom was in school".
  • Gus says "I bet Old Rusty's older than that" instead of Mikey.
  • The flashback about how T.J., Vince, Spinelli, Mikey, and Gretchen met at Old Rusty in kindergarten was cut.
  • The scene in the teacher's lounge was removed. Because of this, Miss Grotke does not appear until the kids' parents climb onto Old Rusty, and the other teachers do not appear at all.

Trivia

(Trivia must include facts about the book.)

Gallery

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Cast Article Layout

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Anndi McAfee is an American actress, voice actress, and singer who voiced several characters on Recess, most prominently Ashley Armbruster. She was also the very first voice of Cornchip Girl. She is the older sister of fellow actor Scott McAfee, the voice of Brock.

Anndi McAfee was born with Gaucher's disease in Los Angeles, California. She started performing on stage when she was 7 years old and began working on film projects a year later. She has been seen and heard in many commercials, films, and television series.

She is also famous for playing Phoebe Heyerdahl on Hey Arnold!, Cera in The Land Before Time series (Starting from The Mysterious Island onwards), Robyn Starling in Tom and Jerry The Movie, Brittney Boviac from Lloyd in Space, Bambi Blight in The New Adventures of Captain Planet, the title character of Barbie: Mermaid Adventure, Barbie: Fashion Show and the video games of Barbie: Swan Lake, Barbie: Princess and the Pauper and Sam Sparks in the video game of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Lebreau in Final Fantasy XIII.

Filmography

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Awards

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Personal Life

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Family

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Parents

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Trivia

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  • She was the oldest child member of the cast, being seventeen when she began recording her lines in 1996.

Characters Played

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Gallery

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Song Article Layout

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Finster-otter dance

"The Otter Dance" is a short song from the episode "A Great State Fair". The song is meant for Gus and Gelman to dance to when they can't make the field trip, and thus have to stay behind. Of course, Gelman does not do the dance because "[his] old man [does not] believe in otters."

Gus decides he would not mind not dancing either; however, Miss Finster contradicts them with the fact that "children love the otter dance" and demands he cheer-up and dance the otter dance. She starts the record player again, but still, Gelman does not dance, while Gus does anyway.

The song was performed by April Winchell as Miss Finster.

Lyrics

(All song articles must have the lyrics unless it is instrumental.)
Ahoy there, sailor,

Can you do the otter dance?

First you take your right flipper, and you slap it on your pants

Next you take your left flipper, and you catch a little fish

Then you take your little tail and you swish, swish, swish!

(Repeat)

Trivia

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  • The song has become somewhat of an internet meme.

Gallery Article Layout

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Episode Gallery

Main article: Mama's Girl

Movie Gallery

Main article: Recess: School's Out

Promotional

Screencaps

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