"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