"The Beauty Contest" is the twenty-third episode of the second season of Recess, which was first broadcast on February 27th, 1999.
Spinelli is entered into a beauty contest by the Ashleys as a joke. With the help and encouragement of the rest of the gang Spinelli decides to beat the girls at their own game.
- The last names of the Ashleys are revealed in this episode: Armbruster, Boulet, Quinlan and Tomassian.
- This is the first time that the Ashleys are seen in formalwear. They'll wear their formal outfits again in One Stayed Clean and in Recess: School's Out.
- In the French dub, when Spinelli's musical armpits are brought up, she offers to do "Au Clair de la Lune" instead of "Swanee River."
- T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
- Vince LaSalle - Rickey D'Shon Collins
- Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
- Gretchen Grundler - Ashley Johnson
- Mikey Blumberg - Jason Davis
- Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
- Miss Grotke - Allyce Beasley
- Ashley Armbruster/Girl #1 - Anndi McAfee
- Ashley Boulet/Girl #2 - Francesca Smith
- Ashley Quinland/Girl #3 - Rachel Crane
- Guy McMan - David Leisure
- Additional Dialogue - Etan Cohen