"The Legend of Big Kid" is the sixteenth episode of the first season of Recess, which was first broadcast on November 1st, 1997.



What do the Kindergartners have planned for T.J. when they capture him?

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When wandering into the woods with Vince, T.J. is captured by the kindergartners after happening upon the abandoned playground. T.J. is then shown the glories of being a kindergartner whilst Vince and the gang set out to find and rescue him. But when they find him, he is not quite the same as he used to be...


  • Coloring error: When T.J. joins the kindergartners, he has blue face paint under his eyes. However, during the scene where Vince and the others are trying to convince him to come back, his face paint turns red.



  • This episode is part of the direct-to-video movie, Recess: All Growed Down.
  • This episode has the least number of cast members in the series, and only two of them are not part of the regular cast.


  • The old abandoned playground is seen for the first time. It returns in Recess: All Growed Down.
  • Captain Sticky is referred to by name for the first time, and this is the first episode where he is voiced by E.G. Daily.
  • This episode marks the first time the kindergartners have a key role.
  • This is the second episode where Timmy has a speaking role, the first being "The New Kid".


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