"The Shiner" is the ninth episode of the third season of Recess, which was first broadcast on November 6th, 1999.


T.J. gets a black eye and the kids in the playground treat him like a hero by making false assumptions.



  • When Butch sees T.J. right after getting his black eye, the streak in his hair is missing.


  • This episode was paired up with "Stand Up Randall" outside the US.
  • This is the first episode where Justin Jon Ross voices Cryer Kid.
  • The music playing in T.J.'s parents' car is the same music played over the phone in "The Story of Whomps" when Principal Prickly calls the Board of Education.
  • According to this episode, T.J.'s part of a youth group his parents signed him up for, and Butch is in the same group.


  • This is the first time T.J. gets a black eye; "Prince Randall" will be the next.
  • This is the first episode where T.J. is shown wearing a bathing suit (And the only time he's shown wearing his red swimtrunks); he will wear one again in "Lax" (an episode not of this show, but of Lilo & Stitch: The Series), however it'll be a different one.


  • 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
  • Randall Weems/Dave - Ryan O'Donohue
  • Guru Kid/Cryer Kid - Justin Jon Ross
  • Sam/Kid #2 - Klee Bragger
  • King Bob - Toran Caudell
  • Cornchip Girl - Aria Noelle Curzon
  • Ashley Armbruster - Anndi McAfee
  • Ashley Quinlan - Rachel Crane
  • Hustler Kid/Kid #2 - Michael Shulman
  • Jordan - Patrick Renna
  • Gelman - Justin Shenkarow
  • Lunchlady Irma - Tress MacNeille
  • T.J.'s Mom - April Winchell
  • T.J.'s Dad/Coach Kloogey - Paul Willson
  • Kid #1/Kid #3 - E.G. Daily
  • Tracey/Kid #4/Kid #5 - Kath Soucie
  • Singer - Jess Harnell
  • Abraham Lincoln chip - Frank Welker