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


In the "Pee Wee Pals" program, the main kids each have to take care of a kindergartener during recess.


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 TJ with Spencer.

TJ 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, TJ tries to teach Spencer to use the swings, but Spencer crashes into Swinger Girl, making her angry too. TJ 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."


  • At the end of the episode, when the kindergarteners are back in the kindergarten playground, Jake has Spencer's hair color.


  • When Gordy is assigned a Pee Wee Pal, he is called Freddy. Though at the time this episode was made, there weren't any plans to make him a major character in an episode.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • T.J. gets his hat back in the next episode.


  • T.J. Detweiler - Andrew Lawrence
  • Vince LaSalle - Ricky D'Shon Collins
  • Ashley Spinelli - Pamela Segall-Adlon
  • Gretchen Grundler - Ashley Johnson
  • Mikey Blumberg/Tubby - Jason Davis
  • Gus Griswald - Courtland Mead
  • Miss Grotke - Allyce Beasley
  • Mrs. Klemperer - Jane Curtin
  • Randall Weems/Dave/Kid #1/Kid #2 - Ryan O'Donohue
  • Sam - Klee Bragger
  • Swinger Girl - Francesca Smith
  • King Bob - Toran Caudell
  • Spencer/Emma - E.G. Daily
  • Cindy - Kath Soucie
  • Zedd/Jake - Christine Cavanaugh
  • Buster - Erik von Detten
  • King Bob's Guards - Patrick Renna