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"Rumor Mill" is the sixth episode of the fourth season of Recess, which was first broadcast on September 19th, 1999.


Mikey is the subject of a vicious rumor that terrifies the whole of Third Street School, but who started it?


  • Animation/continuity error: When the gang arrive at school the day after the rumor hit, T.J. is not wearing a backpack. When the gang walk up to Phil pushing Mikey on the swing, he is wearing a backpack.
  • Animation/continuity error: When T.J. is wearing his backpack, he only has one strap over his shoulder, but when T.J. tells Mikey that he needs to stand up against rumors, his backpack has two straps. 
  • Animation/consistency error: When the gang find Randall hiding in one of the tires to the Ashleys' clubhouse, T.J.'s backpack is missing. After they drag him out, it is back. After Randall tells the gang that Digger Dave told him the rumor, his backpack is gone for the rest of the episode.
  • Coloring error: After both the Diggers and Butch talk to the gang, Gretchen's mouth flashes white for several frames in many different scenes.
  • Animation/continuity error: When Menlo stamps the letter to Principal Prickly, it is dated December 8, 1998. When Menlo shows the gang the date on "The Men-Lo Down", the date is December 9, 1998.
  • Animation/continuity error: When Vince grabs Menlo, who is holding the "The Men-Lo Down" paper, this paper suddenly goes blank in a frame and later disappears completely.
  • Continuity error: The date on Pricky's letter says December 8, 1998. However, because it has been established that Recess is only taking place over the course of one school year (September 1997 to June 1998), that would mean that the gang would have been in fifth grade by then.
  • Grammar error: When Menlo stamps the letter to Principal Prickly, his name is spelled P-R-I-C-K-L-E-Y.
  • Animation/consistency error: The kindergartner's playground is missing from the side of the school in this episode.



  • This is the first and only episode Mikey talks in his singing voice in one of the scenes.


  • This episode shares the same title as an episode of the second season (1997-1998) of "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch", which was, at the time, aired on ABC, along with Recess.

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