"I'm not a painted up doll, I'm a kid!"

"The Beauty Contest" is the twenty-fifth and final 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.



  • Animation/dialogue error: During the end of one of the scenes, Gus says, "And speaking of run, Spinelli, take off your stockings." However, she is not shown wearing stockings in any scene at that time.
  • Animation error: When Vince is reading the fifth step on the book, Spinelli's bangs are flopped up. However, when she says "Ok, got it", her bangs are flopped down.



  • The last names of the Ashleys are revealed in this episode: Armbruster, Boulet, Quinlan, and Tomassian.


International Information

  • 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".


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