The Barnaby Boys is the thirteenth episode of the third season of Recess, which was first broadcast on January 15th, 2000.


After T.J. and Vince become fans of the mystery-solving duo "The Barnaby Boys," they assume new identities - and new attire - to try to uncover the mysteries behind the temporary janitor.


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  • When Mikey asks T.J. where the lockers went, Gretchen's sleeves turn blue.


  • This was the first episode to premiere in the new millennium.
  • This is one of only six episodes of the television show Recess that were directed by both Sheetz and Parkins, the two prominent directors of the series.
  • This episode was cut from the Italian dub.
  • This episode premiered as part of "Mystery Day" on Disney's One Saturday Morning. Along with this episode, other episodes from the block that were mystery-themed were the Pepper Ann episodes "Effie Shrugged/Mom Knows What P.A. Did Two Nights Ago", and the Sabrina, The Animated Series episode "Truth or Scare".
  • The Barnaby Boys appear to loosely resemble The Hardy Boys, a duo of fictitious, mystery-solving sleuths whose exploits are covered in a book series of the same name. Of the two brothers, Frank was portrayed by T.J. and Joe was portrayed by Vince.
  • The police officers appear again in the 2001 feature-length movie Recess: School's Out.


  • T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
  • Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Colins
  • Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
  • Gretchen Grundler - Ashley Johnson
  • Mikey Blumberg - Jason Davis
  • Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
  • Randall Weems - Ryan O'Donohue
  • Menlo - Blake Ewing
  • Earl Ramen - Brad Garrett
  • Officer - Gregg Berger

External Links

The Barnaby Boys on Internet Movie Database