Superintendent Skinner is the superintendent of the school district in which The Recess Gang attends school.
- In "Kids in the Mist", it is revealed that his full name is Fred Skinner.
- His voice actor is John Astin, who is better known as Gomez from the 1960s show The Addams Family.
- In "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff", it is revealed he has a brother-in-law named Jack Riley, not to be confused with the dead actor.
- Superintendent Skinner, in addition to his name, has the personality and appearance of FBI Assistant Director "Walter Skinner" in the popular sci-fi series, The X-Files.
- His last name is a reference to Seymour Skinner, the principal of Springfield Elementary School from The Simpsons, as well as Superintendent Chalmers, whom his appearance is similar to, as his interactions with Prickly are similar to those Seymour Skinner had with Gary Chalmers.