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Overview

Soccer Boy is the thirty-fourth episode of the fourth season of Recess, which was the first broadcast on February 27, 2000.

Summary

Vince refuses to let Mikey join his five-a-side soccer team for the King Bob Classic, so Mikey becomes the goalkeeper for Lawson's team.

Goofs

  • Animation error: At various times in the episode, we can see the scoreboard displaying the score 1-0 which at times was not the correct score.
  • Right before Vince kicks the ball into the goal guarded by Jimmy, Willy's hair turns brown. This also occurs after Lawson's team walks away with the trophy.
  • When the Vipersharks yell, "Go Vipersharks!", only T.J. and Spinelli can be heard.
  • During the set-up of the boards, Jerome can be seen with short sleeves.

Errors/Cliches/Problems

  • This sport is called Football in the UK.
  • Vince is very confident at sports but apparently still doesn't want to let Mikey bring him down.
  • He's also very American cliche in this episode, "we want to win no matter what".
  • Mikey happened to not only be great at the sport but next to unbeatable according to Spelleli.
  • Usually, Mikey will be daydreaming or in his own world during sports. But for some reason this episode he doesn't do it once. They don't even joke about it once.
  • Mikey scored with less than a minute remaining from the other side of the field.
  • Lawson and his crew seemed to be much more friendly than usual in this episode.
  • They are going to drink from a trophy with holes in it apparently according to Lawson.
  • This one guy wore sunglasses during the entire episode even while playing
  • Mikey is so good-hearted that he rubbed in Vince's face that he would win but quickly changed his attitude towards that and no one seemed to remember it.
  • Vince says he left Mikey out but in reality, he was just really unsportsmanlike and a bad friend.
  • But really the best part of this episode is like it never happened because it's never quoted again in the series.

Trivia

  • In this episode, it's revealed that Erwin is Lawson's first name.
  • The names of the teams in the episode are Vipersharks (Vince, T.J., Spinelli, Willy, and an unnamed girl), The Winning Guys (Lawson, Jocko, Koreo, Cheay, and Mikey), Ashley Nauts (The Ashleys), Crushers (King Bob's guards), an unnamed team consisting of Randall, Menlo, Scribe Kid, and Barry, an unnamed team consisting of the diggers, Upside-Down Girl, and Swinger Girl, an unnamed team consisting of Jimmy Cratner and unseen members, an unnamed team consisting of the Third Street Safety Officers, and an unnamed team where only Kurst the Worst is shown as a member.
  • This is the first and only time Ashley A. is shown wearing pigtails.
  • Karma: Vince, T.J., and Spinelli didn't welcome Mikey onto their soccer team, which caused Mikey to join Lawson's team. As a result, the Winning Guys defeated the Vipersharks in the finals and Mikey won the soccer tournament with Lawson and his friends.
  • This episode was cut from the Italian dub.
  • This episode is "Lost" from the Latin American Dub.

Cast

  • T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
  • Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
  • Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
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    The Vipersharks

  • Gretchen Grundler - Ashley Johnson
  • Mikey Blumberg - Jason Davis
  • Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
  • Randall Weems - Ryan O'Donohue
  • King Bob - Toran Caudell
  • Ashley Armbruster - Anndi McAfee
  • Ashley Boulet - Francesca Smith
  • Ashley Quinlan - Rachel Crane
  • Gelman - Justin Shenkarow
  • Erwin Lawson/Jocko - Erik von Detten
  • Kid #1 - Justin Jon Ross
  • Kid #2 - Erica Mer
  • Kid #3 - Kath Soucie
  • Kid #4 - Travis Tedford
  • Announcer/Mr. Shept - Gregg Berger