"The Pest" is the fifteenth episode of the first season of Recess, which was first broadcast on October 11th, 1997.


A boy named Geoffery bothers Gretchen on a regular basis. When it is found out that he likes her, she tries to further avoid him. Geoffery shouts at the top of his lungs that he’s in love with Gretchen resulting the entire student body to laugh at her. That night Gretchen has a nightmare of her and Geoffery getting married, having a baby and growing old together. The next day Gretchen decides to handcuff herself to Geoffery to teach him a lesson about not to bother anyone again. After that, Geoffery tells Gretchen that he only likes her as a friend now he then walks away and doesn’t bother her again.


  • Geoffery makes his first appearance in this episode, and this is the only episode where he has a major role. The only other episode where he had speaking lines was in "Tattletale Heart".
  • This was the first episode written by Rachel Lipman.


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