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"Wild Child" is the tenth episode of the second season of Recess, which was first broadcast on October 10th, 1998.



In the "Pee Wee Pals" program, The Recess Gang each have to take care of a kindergartner during recess.

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Miss Grotke and Mrs. Klemperer have set up the "Pee Wee Pals" program. In it, each fourth grader has to care for a kindergartner during recess. Gretchen is assigned with Emma, Vince with Jake, Spinelli with Cindy, Mikey with Zedd, Gus with Hector, and T.J. with Spencer.

T.J. tries to teach Spencer to play marbles, but Spencer spills the marbles, causing King Bob and his carriers to slip and fall, arousing the wrath of King Bob. Then, T.J. tries to teach Spencer to use the swings, but Spencer crashes into Swinger Girl, making her angry too. T.J. then teaches Spencer about booby-trapped drinking fountains, getting Randall wet. But Spencer makes Buster angry by making him wet too.

Meanwhile, Gretchen bonds with Emma over chess, Vince with Jake over kickball, Spinelli with Cindy over arm wrestling, and Mikey with Zedd over cloud watching. As for Gus, he protects Hector from danger, earning him the nickname "Safety Man".



  • Coloring/continuity error: At the end of the episode, when the kindergartners are back in the kindergarten playground, Jake has Spencer's hair color.


  • Coloring error: On the back cover of All Growed Down, a screenshot from this episode is shown, however, T.J. is drawn with blond hair instead of brown. This does not occur in the episode itself.



  • When Gordy is assigned a Pee Wee Pal, he is called Freddy. Though at the time this episode was made, there was no plans to make him a major character in an episode.
  • This episode was part of Recess: All Growed Down.


  • This episode marks the first (named, as many only appeared in the background before) appearances of Hector, Spencer, Zedd, Jake, Emma, and Cindy.
  • This is the first time Gus is referred to as "Safety Man" by Hector.
  • This is the first episode where Buster is voiced by Erik von Detten.


  • The episode's title is an allusion to Heart's song "Wild Child" in their album Brigade.