"The Girl Was Trouble" is the ninth episode of the second season of Recess, which was broadcast on November 7th, 1998.


Gretchen finds herself on the wrong side of the law having braved Third Street's underworld to reclaim her Galileo PDA.



  • late March 1998


  • This episode is entirely in black and white, as well as heavily using jazz-type background music to emulate the style of Film Noir.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Galileo
  • Gretchen narrates episode from her point of view.
  • The other members of the Recess Gang don't play a major role in this episode.
  • The "Good Food" refrigerator from "The Break In" makes an appearence in this episode being raided by Kurst the Worst.
  • This episode marks the first appearances of Sue Bob Murphy, Greg Skeens, Conrad Mundy, Kurst the Worst and Lazy Kid.
  • This is the only episode where Christine Cavanaugh voices Sue Bob Murphy.
  • Gretchen mentions that she got her Galileo PDA for her birthday "last week." A previous episode, "Outcast Ashley", mentions that her birthday is on March 23. Therefore, it can be inferred that this episode takes place between March 23 and March 30, 1998, making Gretchen ten years old in every episode that features Galileo.


  • T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
  • Vince LaSalle - Ricky D'Shon Collins
  • Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
  • Gretchen Grundler - Ashley Johnson
  • Mikey Blumberg - Jason Davis
  • Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
  • Miss Finster - April Winchell
  • Miss Grotke - Allyce Beasley
  • Principal Prickly - Dabney Coleman
  • Randall Weems/Kid #1 - Ryan O'Donohue
  • Miss Lemon - Tress MacNeille
  • Menlo - Blake Ewing
  • Sue Bob Murphy - Christine Cavanaugh
  • Lazy Kid - Erik von Detten
  • Greg Skeens - Matthew Bartilson
  • Conrad Mundy - Warren Sroka
  • Kristen "Kurst the Worst" Kurst - Mayim Bialik
  • Galileo - Eric Idle