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* [[Characters/RecessOtherCharacters Other Characters]]: [[labelnote:Click to expand.]]Chad [=LaSalle=], Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh, Miss Salamone, Aaron Kelso, Johnny "Baby Tooth" V., Dr. Slicer, Becky Benson, Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff, Yope Halberson, Brock, Lance the Pants, Becky Detweiler, Dr. Phillium Benedict[[/labelnote]]



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!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Kenny Blank

* BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about him at first.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud of this trope.
* HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look like a skinny dork, but he still stands up for Vince and his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens he is a geek who was very nice to younger students and it left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad is indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for him at first. By the end of the episode, though, he learns that being a nerd doesn't mean Chad is a pushover.
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[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ronnie Schell

%%* ChildHater
* CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not to mention what he was attempting to do in "The Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children into six seperate schools for accidently breaking the statue of school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it, and that he himself intetionally tried to break the same statue back when he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is second biggest example of this trope in the show, after Dr. Slicer
* KnightOfCerebus: The episode "The Biggest Trouble Ever" was already very dramatic, but it got ''really'' intense when he showed up and took active role.
%%* SmugSnake
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[[folder:Miss Salamone]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice

-->'''Voiced by:''' Glenne Headly

%%* HotTeacher
* TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had a one-sided crush on her when she became his vocal coach in "The Voice".
* {{Tuckerization}}: She was named after Lisa Salamone, a production manager at Walt Disney Television.
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[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Economics of Recess"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Willson

%%* CoolOldGuy
* HenpeckedHusband: In the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for convincing Gretchen to do the right thing and return the money she was going to spend on a new bike to the kids she "tutored". He responds with a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear."
* TheMentor: Can be this to the kids in various episodes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he was trying to impress some older kids.
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[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

-->'''Debut:''' "That Stinking Feeling"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik Von Detten

* SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see him after "That Stinking Feeling", and unlike other one-shot students, he doesn't move away at the end or anything like that.
%%* YouthfulFreckles
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[[folder:Dr. Slicer]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prickly is Leaving"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TimCurry

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's essentially a bald Heinrich Himmler.
* ChildHater: During his temporary reign as the school principal, he turns it into a living hell for the children!
* {{Jerkass}}: '''''THE''''' biggest example in the entire series, even more so than a petty former principal whose plan of removing the sun would've potentially killed off all life by freezing it over.
* KnightOfCerebus: His episode is one of the darkest episodes of the series and every scene he appears in takes a darker turn. Not to mention, that unlike all other antagonists, his actions are played seriously and he is downright cruel ([[DisproportionateRetribution calling TJ sappy boy, just because he showed emotion and humiliated him in front of the school]]) and [[TheDreaded all of the other characters fear him, even TJ, who normally stands up to evils of adults]].
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* SadistTeacher: Put emphasis on sadist part. Actually, scratch that. It doesn't even '''''begin''''' to describe him...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Easily the most intimidating and evil antagonist of the series.
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[[folder:Becky Benson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "A Science Fair to Remember"

-->'''Voiced by:''' TaraStrong

* BitchInSheepsClothing: She only became Gretchen's friend so she could steal Gretchen's project to win the science fair. [[TookALevelInKindness She eventually mends her ways though]].
* BlackBeadEyes: One of the very few characters in the show to have them.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* FullNameBasis: Not in the show, but among the fanbase; only to avoid confusion with Becky Detweiler.
%%* OneShotCharacter
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. She has the same first name as T.J.'s older sister.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She only appears in "A Science Fair to Remember" and never appears afterwards with no explanation.
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[[folder:Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Dude"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Joey Lawrence

* CoolTeacher: At first he plays this trope ''too'' hard, before realizing that he's more concerned about the kids liking him than teaching them anything. By episode's end he finds a balance between the two extremes.
* {{Expy}}: He was the "original" T.J. at Third Street School back in the `80s.
%%* HotTeacher
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[[folder:Yope Halberson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Yope From Norway"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Hayden

* ForeignExchangeStudent: From Norway, arriving in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yope From Norway]]". And then he leaves in the same episode.
%%* FunnyForeigner
%%* NiceHat
%%* YouthfulFreckles
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[[folder:Brock]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Scott [=McAfee=]

%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OneShotCharacter
%%* OnlyOneName
* PutOnABus: The main reason why he needed to find another A.V Kid, because he was moving to Portugal.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Almost. He first appears in season four's "The A.V. Kid" with all the kids already knowing him, but it's also revealed that he doesn't go out for recess and is very solitary, giving the reason why he was never seen before.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He looks much older than eleven--he looks almost sixteen.
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[[folder:Lance the Pants]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Hayden

%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler:He eventually becomes the next A.V. Kid, because unlike T.J. and Vince, he works better on his own than with others]].
%%* OneShotCharacter
* RememberTheNewGuy: He only appears in season four's "The A.V. Kid", yet the gang act as if they've known him prior to the episode.
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[[folder:Becky Detweiler]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prince Randall" (Mentioned), ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Melissa Joan Hart (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''), TaraStrong (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

* AgeLift: She's twenty in the Italian dub, while she's sixteen/seventeen (possibly eighteen) in the show.
* BigSisterBully: Can be this way to T.J. sometimes--but to be fair, he doesn't make things easy for her.
%%* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* BurgerFool: Works at Floppy Burger. Though she's really enthusiastic about her job.
* TheCheerleader: Hinted at--she has a pair of pom-poms on her dresser, hinting that she is (or at least ''was') a cheerleader
* CoolBigSis: When she helps the kids rescue T.J.. Also, T.J. considered her one when he was younger, "back when she was nice."
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: In the Italian dub, her name is Maggie.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to T.J.'s Foolish.
%%* TheGhost: Until ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* RememberTheNewGuy: Just averted. When the movie was in production, some of the later episodes before the movie was finished had T.J. mention her a few times, avoiding having her introduced without anyone mentioning her before.
* {{Retcon}}: Becky was originally T.J.'s (unnamed and unseen) older ''brother'', according to "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" (Which, as an early episode of the first season, was filled with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness).
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite mending her bond with T.J. at the end of ''Recess: School's Out'', she goes back to being a jerk in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
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[[folder:Dr. Phillium Benedict]]

--> '''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

--> '''Voiced by:''' James Woods

%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[spoiler:He was the blond to Muriel's redhead and Prickley's brunet.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After his henchmen raid the military base with stun rays, he asks if any of the personnel were killed. His lackey says no, and he responds that he doesn't like violence.
%%* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:To Prickly]]
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilPlan: Getting rid of recess and summer vacation in order to raise test scores.
* HippieTeacher: He was one of these in the 1960s, but he admitted that he joined the subculture just to "pick up chicks".
* IcyBlueEyes: Made especially unsettling as he's the ''only'' character in the franchise to be drawn with an eye color (not counting T.J. in the pilot).
%%* LargeHam
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was likely named after former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.
* SingleTargetSexuality: After being away for so long, he's still very much in love with Muriel. Unfortunately for him, she no longer feels anything for him.
* StupidEvil: He labors under the delusion that Summer Vacation is directly connected to the season itself, when in reality, it has more to do with the school curriculum. Even if his attempts to cause a permanent winter had succeeded, it would have likely led to an extended ''Winter'' Break, not to mention the numerous Snow Days that would likely occur, thus causing schools to be closed more often. T.J. even points this out, but Benedict decides to go through with his plan anyway.
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He tries to make the Earth colder, to get rid of summer, so he can raise test scores.
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* [[Characters/RecessFacultyMembers Faculty members]]: [[labelnote:Click to expand.]]Miss Muriel P. Finster, Principal Peter Prickly, Miss Grotke, Miss Lemon[[/labelnote]]



!!Faculty members

[[folder:Miss Muriel P. Finster]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' April Winchell

%%* ArchEnemy: To the Recess Gang
* BadassTeacher: She helps save the day in ''School's Out''.
* BigBad: Often plays this role in the series. Subverted in that she ''does'' have a nice side, and isn't even "evil" anyway (Well, with the exceptions of some instances in season one).
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: She was the redhead to Prickley's brunet [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* BoxingBattler: In ''Recess: School's Out'', she's shown training on a heavy bag in her living room. She later puts these skills to good use leading the teachers to attack Benedict's operation, punching out TheDragon herself.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was a {{Jerkass}} in the first season, relishing the psychologically torturing of kids. From the second season and onward, while still a SadistTeacher, she became a SugarAndIcePersonality JerkWithAHeartOfGold and never went to the extremes she used to.
%%* ChildHater: To an extent in the first season, save for Randall.
%%* CoolOldLady: On a good day.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "To Finster, With Love", "Weekend at Muriel's", and "The Fuss Over Finster"
* DefrostingIceQueen: In some of the later episodes and in season two's "Weekend at Muriel's".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Finster doesn't have much of a problem coming with harsh but fair punishments, but she thought Phillip Fitzhugh's decision of separating the Main Six permanently in other schools was taking too far. She also was upset with Benedict in the film for wanting to banned recess. [[spoiler: It was revealed in the film, she once had a relationship Benedict but broke up with him for wanting to banned recess.]]
%%* EvilLaugh: In a few episodes.
* EvilOldFolks: Not really "evil" (unless season one counts), but still the main antagonist for the series.
%%* FanDisservice: Is prone to this.
* FieryRedhead: She was a redhead when she was younger, but still very fiery.
%%* TheDragon/ TheLancer: To Principal Prickly.
%%* GirlyBruiser
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Principal Prickly. In the episode where he got promoted to being a middle school principal she became depressed due to the fact that they've been working together for so long.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A slight one with Spinelli, as seen in "Weekend at Muriel's", "That Stinking Feeling", and ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she's proven to be this in the `60s (she has the same voice, however due to her voice actress using her "normal" voice for T.J.'s mom)
* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first season.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's not the world's nicest person, but she ''does'' have a soft side. When she was younger, she broke up with Benedict because she didn't like the idea of taking recess from kids.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Though more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but she's not so bad once you get to know her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:Benedict calls her the only woman he ever loved, and when they meet again decades later, he immediately offers her a chance to be by his side again. Naturally, her response was a defiant, [[TakeThat "I'd rather eat playground dirt!"]]]]
* PetTheDog: Gives respect to Miss Grotke in TheMovie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not the best example, but if you got trouble and have proof, she will listen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Miss Grotke's blue.
%%* SadistTeacher: Though she was ''much'' more sadistic in season one.
%%* SternTeacher: On her good side.
* SkintoneSclerae: The only character with this trope in effect.
* SpitTake: In "My Fair Gretchen", after Gretchen tells her that she's finished her test in under five minutes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mainly after the first season.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: [[spoiler:She went to school and worked with Prickley and Benedict who, at the time, were best friends. It all fell apart when Benedict was fired and Prickley became the new principal.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of "The Box" when he freaks out over T.J. not being broken by her punishment.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Miss Grotke.
** TheMovie reveals that she and Prickley were pretty close as well.
* VocalEvolution: She didn't sound as sinister in the first few episodes.

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!!Faculty members

[[folder:Miss Muriel P. Finster]]
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!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

"Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' April Winchell

Kenny Blank

* BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about him at first.
%%* ArchEnemy: To the Recess Gang
BowtiesAreCool
* BadassTeacher: She helps save the day in ''School's Out''.
{{Expy}}: Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* BigBad: Often plays ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud of this role in the series. Subverted in that she ''does'' have trope.
* HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look like
a nice side, and isn't even "evil" anyway (Well, with the exceptions of some instances in season one).
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: She was the redhead to Prickley's brunet [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* BoxingBattler: In ''Recess: School's Out'', she's shown training on a heavy bag in her living room. She later puts these skills to good use leading the teachers to attack Benedict's operation, punching out TheDragon herself.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was a {{Jerkass}} in the first season, relishing the psychologically torturing of kids. From the second season and onward, while
skinny dork, but he still a SadistTeacher, she became a SugarAndIcePersonality JerkWithAHeartOfGold stands up for Vince and never went his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens he is a geek who was very nice
to younger students and it left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad is indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for him at first. By
the extremes she used to.
%%* ChildHater: To an extent in the first season, save for Randall.
%%* CoolOldLady: On a good day.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "To Finster, With Love", "Weekend at Muriel's", and "The Fuss Over Finster"
* DefrostingIceQueen: In some
end of the later episodes and in season two's "Weekend at Muriel's".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Finster
episode, though, he learns that being a nerd doesn't have much of mean Chad is a problem coming with harsh but fair punishments, but she thought Phillip Fitzhugh's decision of separating the Main Six permanently in other schools was taking too far. She also was upset with Benedict in the film for wanting to banned recess. [[spoiler: It was revealed in the film, she once had a relationship Benedict but broke up with him for wanting to banned recess.]]
%%* EvilLaugh: In a few episodes.
* EvilOldFolks: Not really "evil" (unless season one counts), but still the main antagonist for the series.
%%* FanDisservice: Is prone to this.
* FieryRedhead: She was a redhead when she was younger, but still very fiery.
%%* TheDragon/ TheLancer: To Principal Prickly.
%%* GirlyBruiser
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Principal Prickly. In the episode where he got promoted to being a middle school principal she became depressed due to the fact that they've been working together for so long.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A slight one with Spinelli, as seen in "Weekend at Muriel's", "That Stinking Feeling", and ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she's proven to be this in the `60s (she has the same voice, however due to her voice actress using her "normal" voice for T.J.'s mom)
* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first season.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's not the world's nicest person, but she ''does'' have a soft side. When she was younger, she broke up with Benedict because she didn't like the idea of taking recess from kids.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Though more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but she's not so bad once you get to know her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:Benedict calls her the only woman he ever loved, and when they meet again decades later, he immediately offers her a chance to be by his side again. Naturally, her response was a defiant, [[TakeThat "I'd rather eat playground dirt!"]]]]
* PetTheDog: Gives respect to Miss Grotke in TheMovie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not the best example, but if you got trouble and have proof, she will listen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Miss Grotke's blue.
%%* SadistTeacher: Though she was ''much'' more sadistic in season one.
%%* SternTeacher: On her good side.
* SkintoneSclerae: The only character with this trope in effect.
* SpitTake: In "My Fair Gretchen", after Gretchen tells her that she's finished her test in under five minutes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mainly after the first season.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: [[spoiler:She went to school and worked with Prickley and Benedict who, at the time, were best friends. It all fell apart when Benedict was fired and Prickley became the new principal.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of "The Box" when he freaks out over T.J. not being broken by her punishment.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Miss Grotke.
** TheMovie reveals that she and Prickley were pretty close as well.
* VocalEvolution: She didn't sound as sinister in the first few episodes.
pushover.



[[folder:Principal Peter Prickly]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Mentioned), "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Dabney Coleman

* ApatheticTeacher: Most of the time, Prickly doesn't care about what happens as long as law and order is maintained.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: He was the brunet to Muriel's redhead [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* AscendedExtra: He gets a bigger role in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* BreakoutCharacter: In later seasons and the movie.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff", he's another SadistTeacher in the series, which isn't seen again for the rest of the show (with him being [[ApatheticTeacher apathetic]] instead.) This could've been because the episode was one of the earliest ones made.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Butch, Hustler Kid and Miss Grotke, he doesn't appear after "The Terrifying Tales of Recess". He comes back for ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* ClosetGeek: Is revealed to be one for Senor Fusion.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Hypnotist", "The Challenge", "Principal for a Day", "Buried Treasure", "The First Picture Show", "The Principals of Golf", and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* HippieTeacher: He used to be one of these in the 1960s.
* HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into [[ManChild thinking he's six years old]].
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With T.J. as the series goes on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be harsh on students, especially the Main Six, but he ended his friendship with Phillium Benedict for wanting to ban recess and joins in the fight to stop him.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He may be rather strict when it comes to rules and regulations, but he's willing to listen to the kids, and has even pulled a few {{EnemyMine}}s with them.
%%* OneOfTheKids: At times.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a bit of a stern hardass, but is usually willing to listen to others.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He serves this role to T.J., always being comically irritated by the boy's mischief.
%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Him and Benedict.]]

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[[folder:Principal Peter Prickly]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/character_prickley.jpg]]
[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Mentioned), "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff"

"Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Dabney Coleman

Ronnie Schell

%%* ChildHater
* ApatheticTeacher: Most of the time, Prickly doesn't care CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not to mention what happens as long as law and order is maintained.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: He
he was the brunet attempting to Muriel's redhead [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* AscendedExtra: He gets a bigger role
do in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* BreakoutCharacter: In later seasons and the movie.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In
"The Great Jungle Gym Standoff", he's another SadistTeacher Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children into six seperate schools for accidently breaking the statue of school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it, and that he himself intetionally tried to break the same statue back when he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is second biggest example of this trope
in the series, which isn't seen again for the rest of the show (with him being [[ApatheticTeacher apathetic]] instead.) This could've been because the show, after Dr. Slicer
* KnightOfCerebus: The
episode was one of the earliest ones made.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Butch, Hustler Kid and Miss Grotke, he doesn't appear after
"The Terrifying Tales of Recess". He comes back for ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* ClosetGeek: Is revealed to be one for Senor Fusion.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Hypnotist", "The Challenge", "Principal for a Day", "Buried Treasure", "The First Picture Show", "The Principals of Golf", and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* HippieTeacher: He used to be one of these in the 1960s.
* HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into [[ManChild thinking he's six years old]].
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With T.J. as the series goes on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be harsh on students, especially the Main Six,
Biggest Trouble Ever" was already very dramatic, but he ended his friendship with Phillium Benedict for wanting to ban recess and joins in the fight to stop him.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He may be rather strict
it got ''really'' intense when it comes to rules he showed up and regulations, but he's willing to listen to the kids, and has even pulled a few {{EnemyMine}}s with them.
took active role.
%%* OneOfTheKids: At times.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a bit of a stern hardass, but is usually willing to listen to others.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He serves this role to T.J., always being comically irritated by the boy's mischief.
%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Him and Benedict.]]
SmugSnake



[[folder:Miss Grotke]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Allyce Beasley, TressMacNeille (Briefly in "Teachers' Lounge")

* {{Adorkable}}: She's overly enthusiastic about almost everything she does, plus she's rather adorable physicaly.
* AdultsAreUseless: Aveted most of the time, as she's always on the kids' side and standing up for them. Though at the same time, she's also naive and gullible, and is prone to being oblivious to the gang's schemes.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name (while not revealed in the series) is Alordayne, according to the scripts.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has black hair and is dark skinned, but her last name is Eastern European. [[Creator/MilaKunis There are many dark skinned Eastern Europeans in real life.]]
* AscendedExtra: Only appeared in a few episodes of season one, and then appeared in just about every season two episode.
* BadassTeacher: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', it's revealed that she's a martial arts expert.
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
%%* BrainyBrunette
* BreakoutCharacter: In season two. Then started showing up less in later episodes.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer: At times.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Bummer..."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (the first episode of season six and the stories featured in the episode weren't canon, anyway), she's gone for the rest of the series until ''Taking the Fifth Grade'' two years later.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While she is closer to Earth than the other teachers at times, she has a few moments where she goes off into Cloudcuckooland.
%%* CoolTeacher
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Mama's Girl" and "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* DeadpanSnarker: "This Brain for Hire" shows that when she needs to be, she's probably the snarkiest character in the entire series.
* DemotedToExtra: She only appears two times in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' and only has seven lines (and two of them are just her screaming), though this is justified as it was summer vacation. Though her parts in the battle scene were pretty memorable.
** In ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'', she only has a few speaking lines and that's it. Justified, however, as the main kids weren't in her class anymore.
%%* FriendToAllChildren
%%* GenkiGirl: Sometimes.
* GranolaGirl / HippieTeacher: She's very liberal, feminist, environmentalist, etc. and often shares her views while teaching.
* HotTeacher: Arguably. She's more "cute" than "sexy".
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Spinelli.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: She has the voice, but otherwise averts this. Granted, that's her voice actress' natural voice.
%%* OutOfFocus: In the later episodes
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* ParentalBonus: Responsible for several. She reads ''Beowulf'' in class (specifically the part where he rips Grendel's head off ) [[http://suckyeahrandomgifs.tumblr.com/tagged/miss%20grotke and, well...]]
%%* QuirkyCurls
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Miss Finster's red.
%%* SecondEpisodeIntroduction
%%* SenseiChan: Has some hints of this (a rare example in western animation as well).
%%* SoapboxSadie: In some of her lectures
* SpitTake: In "The Dude", when Miss Finster comes up from behind her and bad-mouths Mr. Dudicoff.
%%* StageMagician: Revealed to be one in "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Out of the four named faculty, she's the only one who's not an ApatheticTeacher or SadisticTeacher.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* TotallyRadical: She like, totally speaks this way sometimes, cuz you know, it's way cool and far out!
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Believe it or not, she can be a type B.
%%* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Volunteers her class to be photographed last on Picture Day, forcing everybody to spend the entire recess dodging the other students to avoid destroying their clothes; only TJ comes out clean.
%%* WomenAreWiser

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[[folder:Miss Grotke]]

Salamone]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

Voice

-->'''Voiced by:''' Allyce Beasley, TressMacNeille (Briefly in "Teachers' Lounge")

Glenne Headly

%%* HotTeacher
* {{Adorkable}}: She's overly enthusiastic about almost everything TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had a one-sided crush on her when she does, plus she's rather adorable physicaly.
* AdultsAreUseless: Aveted most of the time, as she's always on the kids' side and standing up for them. Though at the same time, she's also naive and gullible, and is prone to being oblivious to the gang's schemes.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name (while not revealed
became his vocal coach in the series) is Alordayne, according to the scripts.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has black hair and is dark skinned, but her last name is Eastern European. [[Creator/MilaKunis There are many dark skinned Eastern Europeans in real life.]]
* AscendedExtra: Only appeared in a few episodes of season one, and then appeared in just about every season two episode.
* BadassTeacher: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', it's revealed that she's a martial arts expert.
"The Voice".
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
%%* BrainyBrunette
* BreakoutCharacter: In season two. Then started showing up less in later episodes.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer: At times.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Bummer..."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (the first episode of season six and the stories featured in the episode weren't canon, anyway), she's gone for the rest of the series until ''Taking the Fifth Grade'' two years later.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While she is closer to Earth than the other teachers at times, she has a few moments where she goes off into Cloudcuckooland.
%%* CoolTeacher
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Mama's Girl" and "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* DeadpanSnarker: "This Brain for Hire" shows that when she needs to be, she's probably the snarkiest character in the entire series.
* DemotedToExtra:
{{Tuckerization}}: She only appears two times in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' and only has seven lines (and two of them are just her screaming), though this is justified as it was summer vacation. Though her parts in the battle scene were pretty memorable.
** In ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'', she only has a few speaking lines and that's it. Justified, however, as the main kids weren't in her class anymore.
%%* FriendToAllChildren
%%* GenkiGirl: Sometimes.
* GranolaGirl / HippieTeacher: She's very liberal, feminist, environmentalist, etc. and often shares her views while teaching.
* HotTeacher: Arguably. She's more "cute" than "sexy".
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Spinelli.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: She has the voice, but otherwise averts this. Granted, that's her voice actress' natural voice.
%%* OutOfFocus: In the later episodes
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* ParentalBonus: Responsible for several. She reads ''Beowulf'' in class (specifically the part where he rips Grendel's head off ) [[http://suckyeahrandomgifs.tumblr.com/tagged/miss%20grotke and, well...]]
%%* QuirkyCurls
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Miss Finster's red.
%%* SecondEpisodeIntroduction
%%* SenseiChan: Has some hints of this (a rare example in western animation as well).
%%* SoapboxSadie: In some of her lectures
* SpitTake: In "The Dude", when Miss Finster comes up from behind her and bad-mouths Mr. Dudicoff.
%%* StageMagician: Revealed to be one in "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Out of the four
named faculty, she's the only one who's not an ApatheticTeacher or SadisticTeacher.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* TotallyRadical: She like, totally speaks this way sometimes, cuz you know, it's way cool and far out!
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Believe it or not, she can be
after Lisa Salamone, a type B.
%%* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Volunteers her class to be photographed last on Picture Day, forcing everybody to spend the entire recess dodging the other students to avoid destroying their clothes; only TJ comes out clean.
%%* WomenAreWiser
production manager at Walt Disney Television.



[[folder:Miss Lemon]]

-->'''Debut:''' "My Fair Gretchen"

-->'''Voiced By:''' TressMacNeille

%%* ApatheticTeacher
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* TheRival: Some episodes paint her as one for Miss Finster.

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[[folder:Miss Lemon]]

[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

-->'''Debut:''' "My Fair Gretchen"

"Economics of Recess"

-->'''Voiced By:''' TressMacNeille

by:''' Paul Willson

%%* ApatheticTeacher
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* PerpetualFrowner
CoolOldGuy
* TheRival: Some episodes paint her as one HenpeckedHusband: In the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for Miss Finster.convincing Gretchen to do the right thing and return the money she was going to spend on a new bike to the kids she "tutored". He responds with a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear."
* TheMentor: Can be this to the kids in various episodes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he was trying to impress some older kids.



!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Kenny Blank

* BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about him at first.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud of this trope.
* HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look like a skinny dork, but he still stands up for Vince and his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens he is a geek who was very nice to younger students and it left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad is indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for him at first. By the end of the episode, though, he learns that being a nerd doesn't mean Chad is a pushover.

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!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

"That Stinking Feeling"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Kenny Blank

Erik Von Detten

* BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see
him at first.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud of this trope.
* HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look like a skinny dork, but he still stands up for Vince
after "That Stinking Feeling", and his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens
unlike other one-shot students, he is a geek who was very nice to younger students and it left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad is indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for him at first. By the end of the episode, though, he learns that being a nerd
doesn't mean Chad is a pushover.move away at the end or anything like that.
%%* YouthfulFreckles



[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ronnie Schell

%%* ChildHater
* CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not to mention what he was attempting to do in "The Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children into six seperate schools for accidently breaking the statue of school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it, and that he himself intetionally tried to break the same statue back when he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is second biggest example of this trope in the show, after Dr. Slicer
* KnightOfCerebus: The episode "The Biggest Trouble Ever" was already very dramatic, but it got ''really'' intense when he showed up and took active role.
%%* SmugSnake

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[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

[[folder:Dr. Slicer]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

"Prickly is Leaving"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ronnie Schell

%%* ChildHater
Creator/TimCurry

* CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's essentially a bald Heinrich Himmler.
* ChildHater: During
his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not to mention what temporary reign as the school principal, he was attempting to do in "The Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children
turns it into six seperate schools a living hell for accidently breaking the statue of school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it, and that he himself intetionally tried to break the same statue back when he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is second children!
* {{Jerkass}}: '''''THE'''''
biggest example of this trope in the show, after Dr. Slicer
entire series, even more so than a petty former principal whose plan of removing the sun would've potentially killed off all life by freezing it over.
* KnightOfCerebus: The His episode "The Biggest Trouble Ever" was already very dramatic, but it got ''really'' intense when is one of the darkest episodes of the series and every scene he appears in takes a darker turn. Not to mention, that unlike all other antagonists, his actions are played seriously and he is downright cruel ([[DisproportionateRetribution calling TJ sappy boy, just because he showed up emotion and took active role.
humiliated him in front of the school]]) and [[TheDreaded all of the other characters fear him, even TJ, who normally stands up to evils of adults]].
%%* SmugSnakeNamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* SadistTeacher: Put emphasis on sadist part. Actually, scratch that. It doesn't even '''''begin''''' to describe him...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Easily the most intimidating and evil antagonist of the series.



[[folder:Miss Salamone]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice

-->'''Voiced by:''' Glenne Headly

%%* HotTeacher
* TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had a one-sided crush on her when she became his vocal coach in "The Voice".
* {{Tuckerization}}: She was named after Lisa Salamone, a production manager at Walt Disney Television.

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[[folder:Miss Salamone]]

[[folder:Becky Benson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice

"A Science Fair to Remember"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Glenne Headly

%%* HotTeacher
TaraStrong

* TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had a one-sided crush on her when she BitchInSheepsClothing: She only became his vocal coach in "The Voice".
* {{Tuckerization}}:
Gretchen's friend so she could steal Gretchen's project to win the science fair. [[TookALevelInKindness She was named after Lisa Salamone, a production manager at Walt Disney Television.eventually mends her ways though]].
* BlackBeadEyes: One of the very few characters in the show to have them.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* FullNameBasis: Not in the show, but among the fanbase; only to avoid confusion with Becky Detweiler.
%%* OneShotCharacter
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. She has the same first name as T.J.'s older sister.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She only appears in "A Science Fair to Remember" and never appears afterwards with no explanation.



[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Economics of Recess"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Willson

%%* CoolOldGuy
* HenpeckedHusband: In the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for convincing Gretchen to do the right thing and return the money she was going to spend on a new bike to the kids she "tutored". He responds with a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear."
* TheMentor: Can be this to the kids in various episodes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he was trying to impress some older kids.

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[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

[[folder:Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Economics of Recess"

"The Dude"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Willson

%%* CoolOldGuy
Joey Lawrence

* HenpeckedHusband: In the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for convincing Gretchen to do the right thing and return the money she was going to spend on a new bike to CoolTeacher: At first he plays this trope ''too'' hard, before realizing that he's more concerned about the kids she "tutored". He responds with liking him than teaching them anything. By episode's end he finds a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear."
* TheMentor: Can be this to
balance between the kids in various episodes.
two extremes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he {{Expy}}: He was trying to impress some older kids.the "original" T.J. at Third Street School back in the `80s.
%%* HotTeacher



[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

-->'''Debut:''' "That Stinking Feeling"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik Von Detten

* SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see him after "That Stinking Feeling", and unlike other one-shot students, he doesn't move away at the end or anything like that.

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[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

[[folder:Yope Halberson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "That Stinking Feeling"

"Yope From Norway"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik Von Detten

Pamela Hayden

* SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
ForeignExchangeStudent: From Norway, arriving in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yope From Norway]]". And then he leaves in the same episode.
%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see him after "That Stinking Feeling", and unlike other one-shot students, he doesn't move away at the end or anything like that.
FunnyForeigner
%%* NiceHat



[[folder:Dr. Slicer]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prickly is Leaving"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TimCurry

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's essentially a bald Heinrich Himmler.
* ChildHater: During his temporary reign as the school principal, he turns it into a living hell for the children!
* {{Jerkass}}: '''''THE''''' biggest example in the entire series, even more so than a petty former principal whose plan of removing the sun would've potentially killed off all life by freezing it over.
* KnightOfCerebus: His episode is one of the darkest episodes of the series and every scene he appears in takes a darker turn. Not to mention, that unlike all other antagonists, his actions are played seriously and he is downright cruel ([[DisproportionateRetribution calling TJ sappy boy, just because he showed emotion and humiliated him in front of the school]]) and [[TheDreaded all of the other characters fear him, even TJ, who normally stands up to evils of adults]].
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* SadistTeacher: Put emphasis on sadist part. Actually, scratch that. It doesn't even '''''begin''''' to describe him...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Easily the most intimidating and evil antagonist of the series.

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[[folder:Dr. Slicer]]

[[folder:Brock]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prickly is Leaving"

"The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TimCurry

Scott [=McAfee=]

%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OneShotCharacter
%%* OnlyOneName
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's essentially a bald Heinrich Himmler.
* ChildHater: During his temporary reign as the school principal,
PutOnABus: The main reason why he turns it into a living hell for the children!
* {{Jerkass}}: '''''THE''''' biggest example in the entire series, even more so than a petty former principal whose plan of removing the sun would've potentially killed off all life by freezing it over.
* KnightOfCerebus: His episode is one of the darkest episodes of the series and every scene
needed to find another A.V Kid, because he was moving to Portugal.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Almost. He first
appears in takes a darker turn. Not to mention, season four's "The A.V. Kid" with all the kids already knowing him, but it's also revealed that unlike all other antagonists, his actions are played seriously and he is downright cruel ([[DisproportionateRetribution calling TJ sappy boy, just because he showed emotion and humiliated him in front of the school]]) and [[TheDreaded all of the other characters fear him, even TJ, who normally stands up to evils of adults]].
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* SadistTeacher: Put emphasis on sadist part. Actually, scratch that. It
doesn't even '''''begin''''' to describe him...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Easily
go out for recess and is very solitary, giving the most intimidating and evil antagonist of the series.reason why he was never seen before.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He looks much older than eleven--he looks almost sixteen.



[[folder:Becky Benson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "A Science Fair to Remember"

-->'''Voiced by:''' TaraStrong

* BitchInSheepsClothing: She only became Gretchen's friend so she could steal Gretchen's project to win the science fair. [[TookALevelInKindness She eventually mends her ways though]].
* BlackBeadEyes: One of the very few characters in the show to have them.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* FullNameBasis: Not in the show, but among the fanbase; only to avoid confusion with Becky Detweiler.

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[[folder:Becky Benson]]

[[folder:Lance the Pants]]

-->'''Debut:''' "A Science Fair to Remember"

"The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' TaraStrong

Pamela Hayden

%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She only became Gretchen's friend so she could steal Gretchen's project to win the science fair. [[TookALevelInKindness She DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler:He eventually mends her ways though]].
* BlackBeadEyes: One of
becomes the very few characters in the show to have them.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* FullNameBasis: Not in the show, but among the fanbase; only to avoid confusion
next A.V. Kid, because unlike T.J. and Vince, he works better on his own than with Becky Detweiler.others]].



* OneSteveLimit: Averted. She has the same first name as T.J.'s older sister.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She only appears in "A Science Fair to Remember" and never appears afterwards with no explanation.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. She has the same first name as T.J.'s older sister.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She
RememberTheNewGuy: He only appears in "A Science Fair season four's "The A.V. Kid", yet the gang act as if they've known him prior to Remember" and never appears afterwards with no explanation.the episode.



[[folder:Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Dude"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Joey Lawrence

* CoolTeacher: At first he plays this trope ''too'' hard, before realizing that he's more concerned about the kids liking him than teaching them anything. By episode's end he finds a balance between the two extremes.
* {{Expy}}: He was the "original" T.J. at Third Street School back in the `80s.
%%* HotTeacher

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[[folder:Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff]]

[[folder:Becky Detweiler]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Dude"

"Prince Randall" (Mentioned), ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Joey Lawrence

Melissa Joan Hart (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''), TaraStrong (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

* CoolTeacher: At first he plays AgeLift: She's twenty in the Italian dub, while she's sixteen/seventeen (possibly eighteen) in the show.
* BigSisterBully: Can be
this trope ''too'' hard, before realizing that he's more concerned about the kids liking him than teaching them anything. By episode's end he finds a balance between the two extremes.
* {{Expy}}: He was the "original"
way to T.J. sometimes--but to be fair, he doesn't make things easy for her.
%%* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* BurgerFool: Works
at Third Street School Floppy Burger. Though she's really enthusiastic about her job.
* TheCheerleader: Hinted at--she has a pair of pom-poms on her dresser, hinting that she is (or at least ''was') a cheerleader
* CoolBigSis: When she helps the kids rescue T.J.. Also, T.J. considered her one when he was younger, "back when she was nice."
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: In the Italian dub, her name is Maggie.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to T.J.'s Foolish.
%%* TheGhost: Until ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* RememberTheNewGuy: Just averted. When the movie was in production, some of the later episodes before the movie was finished had T.J. mention her a few times, avoiding having her introduced without anyone mentioning her before.
* {{Retcon}}: Becky was originally T.J.'s (unnamed and unseen) older ''brother'', according to "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" (Which, as an early episode of the first season, was filled with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness).
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite mending her bond with T.J. at the end of ''Recess: School's Out'', she goes
back to being a jerk in ''Recess: Taking the `80s.
%%* HotTeacher
Fifth Grade''.



[[folder:Yope Halberson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Yope From Norway"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Hayden

* ForeignExchangeStudent: From Norway, arriving in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yope From Norway]]". And then he leaves in the same episode.
%%* FunnyForeigner
%%* NiceHat
%%* YouthfulFreckles

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[[folder:Yope Halberson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Yope From Norway"

-->'''Voiced
[[folder:Dr. Phillium Benedict]]

--> '''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

--> '''Voiced
by:''' Pamela Hayden

James Woods

%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* ForeignExchangeStudent: From Norway, arriving BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[spoiler:He was the blond to Muriel's redhead and Prickley's brunet.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After his henchmen raid the military base with stun rays, he asks if any of the personnel were killed. His lackey says no, and he responds that he doesn't like violence.
%%* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:To Prickly]]
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilPlan: Getting rid of recess and summer vacation in order to raise test scores.
* HippieTeacher: He was one of these
in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yope From Norway]]". And then 1960s, but he leaves admitted that he joined the subculture just to "pick up chicks".
* IcyBlueEyes: Made especially unsettling as he's the ''only'' character
in the same episode.
franchise to be drawn with an eye color (not counting T.J. in the pilot).
%%* FunnyForeigner
LargeHam
%%* NiceHat
ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* YouthfulFrecklesMorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was likely named after former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.
* SingleTargetSexuality: After being away for so long, he's still very much in love with Muriel. Unfortunately for him, she no longer feels anything for him.
* StupidEvil: He labors under the delusion that Summer Vacation is directly connected to the season itself, when in reality, it has more to do with the school curriculum. Even if his attempts to cause a permanent winter had succeeded, it would have likely led to an extended ''Winter'' Break, not to mention the numerous Snow Days that would likely occur, thus causing schools to be closed more often. T.J. even points this out, but Benedict decides to go through with his plan anyway.
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He tries to make the Earth colder, to get rid of summer, so he can raise test scores.




[[folder:Brock]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Scott [=McAfee=]

%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OneShotCharacter
%%* OnlyOneName
* PutOnABus: The main reason why he needed to find another A.V Kid, because he was moving to Portugal.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Almost. He first appears in season four's "The A.V. Kid" with all the kids already knowing him, but it's also revealed that he doesn't go out for recess and is very solitary, giving the reason why he was never seen before.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He looks much older than eleven--he looks almost sixteen.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lance the Pants]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Hayden

%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler:He eventually becomes the next A.V. Kid, because unlike T.J. and Vince, he works better on his own than with others]].
%%* OneShotCharacter
* RememberTheNewGuy: He only appears in season four's "The A.V. Kid", yet the gang act as if they've known him prior to the episode.
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[[folder:Becky Detweiler]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prince Randall" (Mentioned), ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Melissa Joan Hart (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''), TaraStrong (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

* AgeLift: She's twenty in the Italian dub, while she's sixteen/seventeen (possibly eighteen) in the show.
* BigSisterBully: Can be this way to T.J. sometimes--but to be fair, he doesn't make things easy for her.
%%* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* BurgerFool: Works at Floppy Burger. Though she's really enthusiastic about her job.
* TheCheerleader: Hinted at--she has a pair of pom-poms on her dresser, hinting that she is (or at least ''was') a cheerleader
* CoolBigSis: When she helps the kids rescue T.J.. Also, T.J. considered her one when he was younger, "back when she was nice."
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: In the Italian dub, her name is Maggie.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to T.J.'s Foolish.
%%* TheGhost: Until ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* RememberTheNewGuy: Just averted. When the movie was in production, some of the later episodes before the movie was finished had T.J. mention her a few times, avoiding having her introduced without anyone mentioning her before.
* {{Retcon}}: Becky was originally T.J.'s (unnamed and unseen) older ''brother'', according to "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" (Which, as an early episode of the first season, was filled with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness).
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite mending her bond with T.J. at the end of ''Recess: School's Out'', she goes back to being a jerk in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Phillium Benedict]]

--> '''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

--> '''Voiced by:''' James Woods

%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[spoiler:He was the blond to Muriel's redhead and Prickley's brunet.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After his henchmen raid the military base with stun rays, he asks if any of the personnel were killed. His lackey says no, and he responds that he doesn't like violence.
%%* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:To Prickly]]
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilPlan: Getting rid of recess and summer vacation in order to raise test scores.
* HippieTeacher: He was one of these in the 1960s, but he admitted that he joined the subculture just to "pick up chicks".
* IcyBlueEyes: Made especially unsettling as he's the ''only'' character in the franchise to be drawn with an eye color (not counting T.J. in the pilot).
%%* LargeHam
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was likely named after former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.
* SingleTargetSexuality: After being away for so long, he's still very much in love with Muriel. Unfortunately for him, she no longer feels anything for him.
* StupidEvil: He labors under the delusion that Summer Vacation is directly connected to the season itself, when in reality, it has more to do with the school curriculum. Even if his attempts to cause a permanent winter had succeeded, it would have likely led to an extended ''Winter'' Break, not to mention the numerous Snow Days that would likely occur, thus causing schools to be closed more often. T.J. even points this out, but Benedict decides to go through with his plan anyway.
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He tries to make the Earth colder, to get rid of summer, so he can raise test scores.
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* [[Characters/RecessOtherStudents Other Students]]: [[labelnote:Click to expand.]]Randall Weems, Guru Kid, The Diggers (Sam and Dave), Swinger Girl, The Kindergarteners, King Bob, Cornchip Girl, Upside-Down Girl, The Ashleys, Hustler Kid, Butch, Menlo, Jordan and Jerome, Brandon the Singer Kid, Gelman, Sue Bob Murphy, Lazy Kid, Greg Skeens, Conrad Mundy, Kristen Kurst (Kurst The Worst), Erwin Lawson, The Pale Kids, Chucko Kowalski, Crier Kid, Gordy, Phil, Willy, Megan, Tracey Logan, Douglas[[/labelnote]]




!!Other Students

[[folder:Randall Weems]]
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[[folder:Miss Muriel P. Finster]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Ryan O'Donohue

Randall J. Weems is the snitch of Third Street Elementary School.
----
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Thanks to him tattling on everyone no matter what they did, Randall isn't very well liked on the playground.
* AnimalMotifs: Depending on who you ask, his appearance looks similar to that of weasel or a lizard, neither of which tend to be associated with anything good and tend to be less liked, fitting if you consider his personality and what he does.
* BearerOfBadNews: Sometimes.
* {{Blackmail}}: He sometimes uses the threat of snitching to coerce others into getting what he wants.
%%* BrattyHalfPint
* ButtMonkey: Due to almost everyone disliking him.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "MISS FINSTER! MISS FINSTER!"
** "Moist."
* ConsummateLiar: While Randall loves to share unpleasant truths about other kids, he is not above occasional dishonesty. For example:
** He once tried to hide his responsibility for [[spoiler:starting a food fight]].
** He wrote a fake report that got T.J. in trouble for something he didn't do.
** He also fooled his dad into believing that he was friends with T.J. and his crew (while inventing false facts about them).
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Randall's Reform", "Stand Up Randall", "Randall's Friends", "Prince Randall", and "League of Randalls".
* TheDragon: He is Miss Finster's right-hand boy.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: He had a lisp as a kindergartener.
%%* EvilLaugh
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Randall is hated by the students for being a snitch, but there are some kids who have a high authority level, like King Bob, he would never snitch on because he believes that's naughty. In the film, he calls out on one of Benedict's followers for ratting him out.
* FriendlyEnemy: When the plot calls for it.
* GenerationXerox: Randall inherited his appearance and learned his personality from his father, who was also a big snitch when he was a kid (and he still is one).
* {{Gonk}}: He pretty much resembles a human/lizard hybrid.
* IJustWantToBeYou: In "Randall's Reform", Randall admits to T.J. that despite his flaws, he wants to be just like him due to his popularity.
-->'''Randall:''' "You're fat, you're ugly, you wear that stupid jacket, but everyone wants to play with you!"
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In the episodes "Randall's Reform" and "Randall's Friends", he reveals a desire to befriend T.J.'s gang. But of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod he remains their adversary in the end]].
* InsultComic: In "Stand-Up Randall", he decides to do a stand-up comedy routine by making fat jokes at Mikey's expense.
-->'''Randall:''' "How does Mikey spell 'refrigerator'? O-I-C-U-R-M-T!"
* ItsAllAboutMe:
* {{Jerkass}}: He tends to snitch on others more out of self-benefit, than caring about enforcing the rules. Not to mention his smug obnoxiousness while doing it.
* JerkassRealization: He's forced to take blame when the Tylers, brothers of each member of the The Ashleys [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone after he trained them in the act of snitching]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A lot of times, he was shown as a FriendlyEnemy of the Recess Gang, genuinely wanted to be friends with them, and especially T.J. in "Randall's Reform". And in "Randall's Friends", where he performed a plan that the likes of T.J. would, just to spring him out of a level four detention because of a phony note accusing T.J. of throwing flip-flops on the roof, which Randall had forged, and genuinely respected Ms. Finster and looked up to her and had some EvenEvilHasStandards moments. While he may be a jerk and a snitch, but he is not that bad deep down.
** Even though that the Randall's plan to spring T.J. out of his undeserved punishment had fallen flat on its' face as Mr. Weems snitched on his son to Ms. Finster, it's this action of Randall's that proves his selflessness and can own up to his mistakes. Fortunately for Randall, he didn't get severely punished as 1) it was Randall's birthday that day, 2) this is the first time that Randall had ever tried to undermine Ms. Finster's authority, and 3) it could also have to do with that the two are very close.
* NotMeThisTime: In both "The Spy Who Came in From the Playground" and "League of Randalls".
%%* SmugSnake
* TheStoolPigeon: He's even called this in one episode.
* TeachersPet: Finster listens to him more than the other kids.

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Ryan O'Donohue

Randall J. Weems is
April Winchell

%%* ArchEnemy: To
the snitch of Third Street Elementary School.
----
Recess Gang
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Thanks to him tattling on everyone no matter what they did, Randall BadassTeacher: She helps save the day in ''School's Out''.
* BigBad: Often plays this role in the series. Subverted in that she ''does'' have a nice side, and
isn't very well liked on the playground.
* AnimalMotifs: Depending on who you ask, his appearance looks similar to that of weasel or a lizard, neither of which tend to be associated
even "evil" anyway (Well, with anything the exceptions of some instances in season one).
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: She was the redhead to Prickley's brunet [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* BoxingBattler: In ''Recess: School's Out'', she's shown training on a heavy bag in her living room. She later puts these skills to
good use leading the teachers to attack Benedict's operation, punching out TheDragon herself.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was a {{Jerkass}} in the first season, relishing the psychologically torturing of kids. From the second season
and tend to be less liked, fitting if you consider his personality onward, while still a SadistTeacher, she became a SugarAndIcePersonality JerkWithAHeartOfGold and what he does.
* BearerOfBadNews: Sometimes.
* {{Blackmail}}: He sometimes uses
never went to the threat of snitching to coerce others into getting what he wants.
extremes she used to.
%%* BrattyHalfPint
* ButtMonkey: Due to almost everyone disliking him.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "MISS FINSTER! MISS FINSTER!"
** "Moist."
* ConsummateLiar: While Randall loves to share unpleasant truths about other kids, he is not above occasional dishonesty. For example:
** He once tried to hide his responsibility
ChildHater: To an extent in the first season, save for [[spoiler:starting a food fight]].Randall.
** He wrote %%* CoolOldLady: On a fake report good day.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "To Finster, With Love", "Weekend at Muriel's", and "The Fuss Over Finster"
* DefrostingIceQueen: In some of the later episodes and in season two's "Weekend at Muriel's".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Finster doesn't have much of a problem coming with harsh but fair punishments, but she thought Phillip Fitzhugh's decision of separating the Main Six permanently in other schools was taking too far. She also was upset with Benedict in the film for wanting to banned recess. [[spoiler: It was revealed in the film, she once had a relationship Benedict but broke up with him for wanting to banned recess.]]
%%* EvilLaugh: In a few episodes.
* EvilOldFolks: Not really "evil" (unless season one counts), but still the main antagonist for the series.
%%* FanDisservice: Is prone to this.
* FieryRedhead: She was a redhead when she was younger, but still very fiery.
%%* TheDragon/ TheLancer: To Principal Prickly.
%%* GirlyBruiser
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Principal Prickly. In the episode where he got promoted to being a middle school principal she became depressed due to the fact
that got they've been working together for so long.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A slight one with Spinelli, as seen in "Weekend at Muriel's", "That Stinking Feeling", and ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she's proven to be this in the `60s (she has the same voice, however due to her voice actress using her "normal" voice for
T.J. 's mom)
* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly
in trouble for something he the first season.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's not the world's nicest person, but she ''does'' have a soft side. When she was younger, she broke up with Benedict because she
didn't do.
** He also fooled
like the idea of taking recess from kids.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Though more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but she's not so bad once you get to know her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:Benedict calls her the only woman he ever loved, and when they meet again decades later, he immediately offers her a chance to be by
his dad into believing side again. Naturally, her response was a defiant, [[TakeThat "I'd rather eat playground dirt!"]]]]
* PetTheDog: Gives respect to Miss Grotke in TheMovie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not the best example, but if you got trouble and have proof, she will listen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Miss Grotke's blue.
%%* SadistTeacher: Though she was ''much'' more sadistic in season one.
%%* SternTeacher: On her good side.
* SkintoneSclerae: The only character with this trope in effect.
* SpitTake: In "My Fair Gretchen", after Gretchen tells her
that he was friends she's finished her test in under five minutes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mainly after the first season.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: [[spoiler:She went to school and worked
with Prickley and Benedict who, at the time, were best friends. It all fell apart when Benedict was fired and Prickley became the new principal.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of "The Box" when he freaks out over
T.J. and his crew (while inventing false facts about them).
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Randall's Reform", "Stand Up Randall", "Randall's Friends", "Prince Randall", and "League of Randalls".
* TheDragon: He is Miss Finster's right-hand boy.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: He had a lisp as a kindergartener.
%%* EvilLaugh
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Randall is hated by the students for
not being a snitch, but there are some kids who have a high authority level, like King Bob, he would never snitch on because he believes that's naughty. In the film, he calls out on one of Benedict's followers for ratting him out.
broken by her punishment.
* FriendlyEnemy: When the plot calls for it.
* GenerationXerox: Randall inherited his appearance and learned his personality from his father, who was also a big snitch when he was a kid (and he still is one).
* {{Gonk}}: He pretty much resembles a human/lizard hybrid.
* IJustWantToBeYou: In "Randall's Reform", Randall admits to T.J. that despite his flaws, he wants to be just like him due to his popularity.
-->'''Randall:''' "You're fat, you're ugly, you wear that stupid jacket, but everyone wants to play with you!"
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In the episodes "Randall's Reform" and "Randall's Friends", he
VitriolicBestBuds: With Miss Grotke.
** TheMovie
reveals a desire to befriend T.J.'s gang. But of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod he remains their adversary in the end]].
* InsultComic: In "Stand-Up Randall", he decides to do a stand-up comedy routine by making fat jokes at Mikey's expense.
-->'''Randall:''' "How does Mikey spell 'refrigerator'? O-I-C-U-R-M-T!"
* ItsAllAboutMe:
* {{Jerkass}}: He tends to snitch on others more out of self-benefit, than caring about enforcing the rules. Not to mention his smug obnoxiousness while doing it.
* JerkassRealization: He's forced to take blame when the Tylers, brothers of each member of the The Ashleys [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone after he trained them in the act of snitching]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A lot of times, he was shown as a FriendlyEnemy of the Recess Gang, genuinely wanted to be friends with them, and especially T.J. in "Randall's Reform". And in "Randall's Friends", where he performed a plan
that the likes of T.J. would, just to spring him out of a level four detention because of a phony note accusing T.J. of throwing flip-flops on the roof, which Randall had forged, she and genuinely respected Ms. Finster and looked up to her and had some EvenEvilHasStandards moments. While he may be a jerk and a snitch, but he is not that bad deep down.
** Even though that the Randall's plan to spring T.J. out of his undeserved punishment had fallen flat on its' face
Prickley were pretty close as Mr. Weems snitched on his son to Ms. Finster, it's this action of Randall's that proves his selflessness and can own up to his mistakes. Fortunately for Randall, he well.
* VocalEvolution: She
didn't get severely punished sound as 1) it was Randall's birthday that day, 2) this is sinister in the first time that Randall had ever tried to undermine Ms. Finster's authority, and 3) it could also have to do with that the two are very close.
* NotMeThisTime: In both "The Spy Who Came in From the Playground" and "League of Randalls".
%%* SmugSnake
* TheStoolPigeon: He's even called this in one episode.
* TeachersPet: Finster listens to him more than the other kids.
few episodes.



[[folder:Guru Kid]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Up until "Tattletale Heart"), Justin Jon Ross ("Don't Ask Me" to the end of the series), Ryan O'Donohue (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

Jimmy "Guru Kid" is a Third Street student who dispenses advice to the children of Third Street.
----
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin is light brown, and he might be Indian.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Don't Ask Me"
* GenreSavvy: He knew exactly how the events of "Don't Ask Me" were going to play out.
* HermitGuru: Parodied, he sits in a meditative trance while wearing his shirt as a turban, offering vague advice.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Jimmy.
* TalksLikeASimile: Which often confuses the other kids.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Since he wers his shirt on his head (like a turban)

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[[folder:Guru Kid]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Up until "Tattletale Heart"), Justin Jon Ross ("Don't Ask Me" to the end of the series), Ryan O'Donohue (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

[[folder:Principal Peter Prickly]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

Jimmy "Guru Kid" is a Third Street student who dispenses advice to
In" (Mentioned), "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Dabney Coleman

* ApatheticTeacher: Most of
the children of Third Street.
----
* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin is light brown,
time, Prickly doesn't care about what happens as long as law and order is maintained.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: He was the brunet to Muriel's redhead [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* AscendedExtra: He gets a bigger role in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* BreakoutCharacter: In later seasons and the movie.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff", he's another SadistTeacher in the series, which isn't seen again for the rest of the show (with him being [[ApatheticTeacher apathetic]] instead.) This could've been because the episode was one of the earliest ones made.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Butch, Hustler Kid and Miss Grotke,
he might doesn't appear after "The Terrifying Tales of Recess". He comes back for ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* ClosetGeek: Is revealed to
be Indian.
one for Senor Fusion.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Don't Ask Me"
"The Hypnotist", "The Challenge", "Principal for a Day", "Buried Treasure", "The First Picture Show", "The Principals of Golf", and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* GenreSavvy: HippieTeacher: He knew exactly how used to be one of these in the events of "Don't Ask Me" were going to play out.
1960s.
* HermitGuru: Parodied, HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into [[ManChild thinking he's six years old]].
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With T.J. as the series goes on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be harsh on students, especially the Main Six, but
he sits in a meditative trance while wearing ended his shirt as a turban, offering vague advice.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Jimmy.
* TalksLikeASimile: Which often confuses
friendship with Phillium Benedict for wanting to ban recess and joins in the other kids.
fight to stop him.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Since he wers his shirt on his head (like MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He may be rather strict when it comes to rules and regulations, but he's willing to listen to the kids, and has even pulled a turban)few {{EnemyMine}}s with them.
%%* OneOfTheKids: At times.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a bit of a stern hardass, but is usually willing to listen to others.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He serves this role to T.J., always being comically irritated by the boy's mischief.
%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Him and Benedict.]]



[[folder:The Diggers (Sam and Dave)]]
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[[caption-width-right:222: Dave on the left, Sam on the right.]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Sam) and Ryan O'Donohue (Dave)

The Diggers are referred to as Diggers Dave and Sam who are seen always digging during Recess at Third Street School.
----
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: When they have a huge fight in "The Diggers Split Up," they won't even speak to each other, but when the gang tell Sam that Dave got caught in a cave-in, he immediately runs to his aid shouting, "Sam! Sam, hang in there, ''I will find you''!" When Sam sees this, they make up almost straight away.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Diggers Split Up".
* DiggingToChina: Their main goal. And in the pilot (which was remade into the first episode), ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny they actually do it]]''.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: For most of the show, the boys were pretty much the same characters. In their focus episode "Diggers Split Up", Dave's been shown to be bossy and controlling, while Sam is more easygoing.
* EightiesHair: They both had mullets at one point. By "Diggers Split Up", they were gone.
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HeterosexualLifePartners / ThoseTwoGuys The two are rarely seen apart.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Sam wears a red bandana around his neck, while Dave wears a white mouth cover around his neck.
* {{Jerkass}}: Dave turns out to be one if Sam isn't around to balance him out.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: Dave is the red oni to Sam's blue oni.
* {{Tunnel King}}s: [[CaptainObvious They're very skilled at digging tunnels]].

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[[caption-width-right:222: Dave
[[folder:Miss Grotke]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Allyce Beasley, TressMacNeille (Briefly in "Teachers' Lounge")

* {{Adorkable}}: She's overly enthusiastic about almost everything she does, plus she's rather adorable physicaly.
* AdultsAreUseless: Aveted most of the time, as she's always
on the left, Sam on kids' side and standing up for them. Though at the right.same time, she's also naive and gullible, and is prone to being oblivious to the gang's schemes.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name (while not revealed in the series) is Alordayne, according to the scripts.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has black hair and is dark skinned, but her last name is Eastern European. [[Creator/MilaKunis There are many dark skinned Eastern Europeans in real life.
]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Sam)
* AscendedExtra: Only appeared in a few episodes of season one, and Ryan O'Donohue (Dave)

The Diggers are referred to as Diggers Dave and Sam who are seen always digging during Recess at Third Street School.
then appeared in just about every season two episode.
* BadassTeacher: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', it's revealed that she's a martial arts expert.

----
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
%%* BrainyBrunette
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: When they have a huge fight BreakoutCharacter: In season two. Then started showing up less in later episodes.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer: At times.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Bummer..."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After
"The Diggers Split Up," they won't even speak to each other, but when Terrifying Tales of Recess" (the first episode of season six and the gang tell Sam that Dave got caught stories featured in a cave-in, he immediately runs the episode weren't canon, anyway), she's gone for the rest of the series until ''Taking the Fifth Grade'' two years later.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While she is closer
to his aid shouting, "Sam! Sam, hang in there, ''I will find you''!" When Sam sees this, they make up almost straight away.
Earth than the other teachers at times, she has a few moments where she goes off into Cloudcuckooland.
%%* CoolTeacher
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Diggers Split Up".
"Mama's Girl" and "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* DiggingToChina: Their main goal. And DeadpanSnarker: "This Brain for Hire" shows that when she needs to be, she's probably the snarkiest character in the pilot (which entire series.
* DemotedToExtra: She only appears two times in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' and only has seven lines (and two of them are just her screaming), though this is justified as it
was remade into summer vacation. Though her parts in the first episode), ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny they actually do it]]''.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: For most of the show, the boys
battle scene were pretty much memorable.
** In ''Recess: Taking
the same characters. In their focus episode "Diggers Split Up", Dave's been shown to be bossy Fifth Grade'', she only has a few speaking lines and controlling, that's it. Justified, however, as the main kids weren't in her class anymore.
%%* FriendToAllChildren
%%* GenkiGirl: Sometimes.
* GranolaGirl / HippieTeacher: She's very liberal, feminist, environmentalist, etc. and often shares her views
while Sam is teaching.
* HotTeacher: Arguably. She's
more easygoing.
* EightiesHair: They both had mullets at one point. By "Diggers Split Up", they were gone.
"cute" than "sexy".
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
IntergenerationalFriendship: With Spinelli.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* HeterosexualLifePartners / ThoseTwoGuys The two are rarely seen apart.
MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: She has the voice, but otherwise averts this. Granted, that's her voice actress' natural voice.
%%* OutOfFocus: In the later episodes
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Sam wears a red bandana around his neck, while Dave wears a white mouth cover around his neck.
* {{Jerkass}}: Dave turns out to be one if Sam isn't around to balance him out.
ParentalBonus: Responsible for several. She reads ''Beowulf'' in class (specifically the part where he rips Grendel's head off ) [[http://suckyeahrandomgifs.tumblr.com/tagged/miss%20grotke and, well...]]
%%* QuirkyCurls
%%* RedOniBlueOni: Dave is the red oni to Sam's The blue oni.
to Miss Finster's red.
%%* SecondEpisodeIntroduction
%%* SenseiChan: Has some hints of this (a rare example in western animation as well).
%%* SoapboxSadie: In some of her lectures
* {{Tunnel King}}s: [[CaptainObvious They're very skilled at digging tunnels]].SpitTake: In "The Dude", when Miss Finster comes up from behind her and bad-mouths Mr. Dudicoff.
%%* StageMagician: Revealed to be one in "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Out of the four named faculty, she's the only one who's not an ApatheticTeacher or SadisticTeacher.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* TotallyRadical: She like, totally speaks this way sometimes, cuz you know, it's way cool and far out!
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Believe it or not, she can be a type B.
%%* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Volunteers her class to be photographed last on Picture Day, forcing everybody to spend the entire recess dodging the other students to avoid destroying their clothes; only TJ comes out clean.
%%* WomenAreWiser



[[folder:Swinger Girl]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

Swinger Girl is always seen swinging as it is her favorite and only hobby. Her ultimate goal is to swing so high that she loops the swing set bar.
----
* ADayInTheLimelight: Subverted with "Swing on Thru to the Other Side" -- the episode is all about her, however [[spoiler:for most of the episode, she's away on vacation]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's always on the swings, to attempt to go over the bar
%%* FieryRedhead
* NiceHat: Her pilot helmet.
* NoNameGiven: Her first name was never stated in the show
%%* SatelliteCharacter

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[[folder:Miss Lemon]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

"My Fair Gretchen"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

Swinger Girl is always seen swinging as it is
By:''' TressMacNeille

%%* ApatheticTeacher
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* TheRival: Some episodes paint
her favorite and only hobby. Her ultimate goal is to swing so high that she loops the swing set bar.
----
* ADayInTheLimelight: Subverted with "Swing on Thru to the Other Side" -- the episode is all about her, however [[spoiler:for most of the episode, she's away on vacation]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's always on the swings, to attempt to go over the bar
%%* FieryRedhead
* NiceHat: Her pilot helmet.
* NoNameGiven: Her first name was never stated in the show
%%* SatelliteCharacter
as one for Miss Finster.



[[folder:The Kindergarteners]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Most of them), "The Break-up" (Tubby)

-->'''Voiced by:''' [[Creator/ElizabethDaily E.G. Daily]] (Captain Sticky, Spencer, and Hector (In "Dodgeball City" and "Call Me Guy")), Creator/KathSoucie (Hector ("Wild Child" and direct-to-video movies, Cindy, and Gilbert), Jason Davis (Tubby), Francesca Smith (Emma), Pamela Segall-Adlon, and Creator/ChristineCavanaugh

A group of wild, ill-mannered kindergarteners.
----
* {{Acrofatic}}: Tubby, [[spoiler:who managed to win a foot race against the other kindergartners (albeit with some dumb luck).]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: They're kindergarteners after all. Especially seen in "Kindergarten Derby", when they get to the "Valley of Distraction", which is part of the field filled with shiny candy wrappers and toys.
%%* BlindingBangs: Zedd.
* BrattyHalfPint: Almost all of them, though Tubby and Hector aren't as much
* CompetenceZone: They usually act like wild savages.
%%* CuteButCacophonic: Cindy. Dear god.
* {{Expy}}: In-universe, Captain Sticky is the kindergartener's expy of King Bob.
** Tubby is one to Mikey. They even have the same voice actor!
* FanOfUnderdog: Hector looks up to [[UnluckyEverydude Gus]] like a big brother, even calling him "Safety Man".
* FriendlyEnemy: Captain Sticky, Spencer, Emma, Zedd, Jake, Tubby, Hector, and Cindy are all on good terms with the other kids (for a good 75% of the time)
* HollywoodNatives: They behave like a savage tribe.
%%* {{Kawaiiko}}: Cindy.
%%* {{Keet}}: Spencer and Hector.
%%* MotorMouth: Gilbert and Cindy.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Most of them speak this way.
* TribalFacePaint: The renegade native tribe of the elementary school.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Gilbert has blue hair while Zedd has pink hair.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Often speak like this.

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[[folder:The Kindergarteners]]

!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Most of them), "The Break-up" (Tubby)

"Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' [[Creator/ElizabethDaily E.G. Daily]] (Captain Sticky, Spencer, and Hector (In "Dodgeball City" and "Call Me Guy")), Creator/KathSoucie (Hector ("Wild Child" and direct-to-video movies, Cindy, and Gilbert), Jason Davis (Tubby), Francesca Smith (Emma), Pamela Segall-Adlon, and Creator/ChristineCavanaugh

A group of wild, ill-mannered kindergarteners.
----
Kenny Blank

* {{Acrofatic}}: Tubby, [[spoiler:who managed to win a foot race against the other kindergartners (albeit with some dumb luck).]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: They're kindergarteners after all. Especially seen in "Kindergarten Derby", when they get to the "Valley of Distraction", which is part of the field filled with shiny candy wrappers and toys.
BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about him at first.
%%* BlindingBangs: Zedd.
* BrattyHalfPint: Almost all of them, though Tubby and Hector aren't as much
* CompetenceZone: They usually act like wild savages.
%%* CuteButCacophonic: Cindy. Dear god.
BowtiesAreCool
* {{Expy}}: In-universe, Captain Sticky is the kindergartener's expy Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud
of King Bob.
** Tubby is one to Mikey. They even have the same voice actor!
this trope.
* FanOfUnderdog: Hector looks up to [[UnluckyEverydude Gus]] HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look
like a big brother, even calling skinny dork, but he still stands up for Vince and his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens he is a geek who was very nice to younger students and it left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad is indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for
him "Safety Man".
* FriendlyEnemy: Captain Sticky, Spencer, Emma, Zedd, Jake, Tubby, Hector, and Cindy are all on good terms with
at first. By the other kids (for a good 75% end of the time)
* HollywoodNatives: They behave like
episode, though, he learns that being a savage tribe.
%%* {{Kawaiiko}}: Cindy.
%%* {{Keet}}: Spencer and Hector.
%%* MotorMouth: Gilbert and Cindy.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Most of them speak this way.
* TribalFacePaint: The renegade native tribe of the elementary school.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Gilbert has blue hair while Zedd has pink hair.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Often speak like this.
nerd doesn't mean Chad is a pushover.



[[folder:King Bob]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Toran Caudell

Robert "King Bob" is the unibrowed king of the Third Street School playground.
----
* BigGood: He has his bad moments, but looks after the good of the entire student body. In episodes where someone either too inexperienced (Gus) or devious (Randall) become King of the Playground, it goes to hell very quickly.
%%* BigOlUnibrow
* ChewingTheScenery: Oftentimes his dialogue is this.
%%* TheComicallySerious
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Pharaoh Bob", "The Big Prank", "The Madness of King Bob", and "Prince Randall".
* EveryoneHasStandards: While he maybe a {{Jerkass}} ruler, but at time he also has ordered others to stop harassing other students, especially the Main Six.
** In “Telltale Heart”, near the end just Gus was about to be punished by the students for tattling, he orders it to stop because Finster got everyone else to do so, [[spoiler: with the exception of Gus and the rest of the Main Six. It was thanks to Guru Kid, who was the only one that was told that it was started by Randall]].
** In “Mikey’s Pants”, at the end, King Bob orders the playground to stop mocking Mikey for having ripped pants [[spoiler: after Vince, TJ, and Gus did the same thing]], since he does respect those who are willing to spare others from public embarrassment.
** He's also known for updating the rules of the playground whenever it deems needed, like just making kids use a coin to decide on who has to retrieve a lost item.
* HiddenDepths: In one episode, it is shown he feels that people only like him because he's king and in another he's worried that no one at Third Street will remember him once he graduates.
%%* HotBlooded
* IconicItem: His crown and hockey stick.
* KingBobTheNth: Literally.
%%* LargeHam: Oh, yes.
* LonelyAtTheTop: In "Officer Mikey", he tells the gang that he wishes he had friends who liked him for who he is and not just because he's king of the playground.
* NiceHat: His most notable piece of clothing is his yellow crown shaped hockey or football helmet with a brown B on its front.
* NotSoDifferent: He and TJ, especially prominent in "The Madness of King Bob", such as when Bob is planning an elaborate prank to play on TJ, only to dismiss it as stupid. It then cuts to TJ's house where he's planning what's apparently ''the same thing''.
* PutOnABus: In ''Taking the Fifth Grade'', he leaves for middle school. Though he makes one more appearance to set the new king straight in one scene.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SophisticatedAsHell: He doesn't swear, but he does mix a lot of slang and formal vocabulary.
* StageMagician: Pretends to be one in "The Madness of King Bob" in order to prank T.J., under the aliases of Yahoozi, a Dutch foreign exchange student.
* TooImportantToWalk: Most of the time, he'll have his guards carry him around the playground on a chair attatched to two wooden poles.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He especially does this is "Pharaoh Bob" until he and Gretchen have a meeting.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like a high school student, yet he's only eleven.

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[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

"Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Toran Caudell

Robert "King Bob" is the unibrowed king of the Third Street School playground.
----
* BigGood: He has his bad moments, but looks after the good of the entire student body. In episodes where someone either too inexperienced (Gus) or devious (Randall) become King of the Playground, it goes to hell very quickly.
Ronnie Schell

%%* BigOlUnibrow
ChildHater
* ChewingTheScenery: Oftentimes his dialogue is this.
%%* TheComicallySerious
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Pharaoh Bob", "The Big Prank", "The Madness of King Bob", and "Prince Randall".
* EveryoneHasStandards: While he maybe a {{Jerkass}} ruler, but at time he also has ordered others to stop harassing other students, especially the Main Six.
** In “Telltale Heart”, near the end just Gus was
CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not to be punished by the students for tattling, mention what he orders it to stop because Finster got everyone else was attempting to do so, [[spoiler: with the exception of Gus and the rest of the Main Six. It was thanks to Guru Kid, who was the only one that was told that it was started by Randall]].
** In “Mikey’s Pants”, at the end, King Bob orders the playground to stop mocking Mikey for having ripped pants [[spoiler: after Vince, TJ, and Gus did the same thing]], since he does respect those who are willing to spare others from public embarrassment.
** He's also known for updating the rules of the playground whenever it deems needed, like just making kids use a coin to decide on who has to retrieve a lost item.
* HiddenDepths: In one episode, it is shown he feels that people only like him because he's king and in another he's worried that no one at Third Street will remember him once he graduates.
%%* HotBlooded
* IconicItem: His crown and hockey stick.
* KingBobTheNth: Literally.
%%* LargeHam: Oh, yes.
* LonelyAtTheTop: In "Officer Mikey", he tells the gang that he wishes he had friends who liked him for who he is and not just because he's king of the playground.
* NiceHat: His most notable piece of clothing is his yellow crown shaped hockey or football helmet with a brown B on its front.
* NotSoDifferent: He and TJ, especially prominent
in "The Madness Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children into six seperate schools for accidently breaking the statue
of King Bob", such as school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it, and that he himself intetionally tried to break the same statue back when Bob he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is planning an elaborate prank to play on TJ, only to dismiss it as stupid. It then cuts to TJ's house where he's planning what's apparently ''the same thing''.
* PutOnABus: In ''Taking
second biggest example of this trope in the Fifth Grade'', he leaves for middle school. Though he makes one more appearance to set the new king straight in one scene.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
show, after Dr. Slicer
* SophisticatedAsHell: He doesn't swear, but he does mix a lot of slang and formal vocabulary.
* StageMagician: Pretends to be one in
KnightOfCerebus: The episode "The Madness of King Bob" in order to prank T.J., under the aliases of Yahoozi, a Dutch foreign exchange student.
* TooImportantToWalk: Most of the time, he'll have his guards carry him around the playground on a chair attatched to two wooden poles.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He especially does this is "Pharaoh Bob" until
Biggest Trouble Ever" was already very dramatic, but it got ''really'' intense when he showed up and Gretchen have a meeting.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like a high school student, yet he's only eleven.
took active role.
%%* SmugSnake



[[folder:Cornchip Girl]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Unnamed), "Stand Up Randall"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith (First few appearances), AshleyJohnson ("Weekend at Muriel's"), Aria Noelle Curzon

Cornchip Girl (real name Teresa Laverne [=LeMaize=]) is a sweet, nice and loving Swiss-American girl who attends Third Street School.
----
* AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she makes no appearance.
* AscendedExtra: Started out as a nameless background character. Around season three, she became more prominent, and almost even moreso in season five.
%%* CheerfulChild
* TheCutie: Being so cute, kind, sweet, and innocent, she ''more'' than qualifies for this trope
* CuteBruiser: As seen in a few episodes, much to everyone's surprise. For example, after Spinelli taught her to stand up to [[TheBully Sue Bob Murphy]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Army-Navy Games", and also in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (during the first segment, "Children of the Cornchip").
* DullSurprise: Sometimes it's used for comedy, other times it makes her kinda creepy. [[CreepyMonotone "Look, clean people."]]
%%* {{Kawaisa}}
* MeaningfulName: Her real name is Theresa La''Maize''.
* MilitaryBrat: Like Gus, she's the child of an officer (though her dad is a Navy guy).
%%* MoeStare: Her default appearance.
* NiceGirl: A sweet girl.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: She has a slightly different character design than the other kids, giving her an appearance that wouldn't look out of place on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* ShipTease: Strongly implied with Gus.
* SixthRanger: She's considered an unofficial member of the main six in the later episodes.
* VagueAge: Cornchip Girl could either be in first or second grade, and in "One Stayed Clean", she's shown with the kindergarteners briefly (Though earlier on, she was running away from them, meaning that the scene she had with them could've been an animation error). Most fans place her around seven.

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[[folder:Cornchip Girl]]
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[[folder:Miss Salamone]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Unnamed), "Stand Up Randall"

Voice

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith (First few appearances), AshleyJohnson ("Weekend at Muriel's"), Aria Noelle Curzon

Cornchip Girl (real name Teresa Laverne [=LeMaize=]) is
Glenne Headly

%%* HotTeacher
* TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had
a sweet, nice and loving Swiss-American girl who attends Third Street School.
----
* AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she makes no appearance.
* AscendedExtra: Started out as a nameless background character. Around season three,
one-sided crush on her when she became more prominent, and almost even moreso in season five.
%%* CheerfulChild
* TheCutie: Being so cute, kind, sweet, and innocent, she ''more'' than qualifies for this trope
* CuteBruiser: As seen in a few episodes, much to everyone's surprise. For example, after Spinelli taught her to stand up to [[TheBully Sue Bob Murphy]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Army-Navy Games", and also
his vocal coach in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (during the first segment, "Children of the Cornchip").
Voice".
* DullSurprise: Sometimes it's used for comedy, other times it makes her kinda creepy. [[CreepyMonotone "Look, clean people."]]
%%* {{Kawaisa}}
* MeaningfulName: Her real name is Theresa La''Maize''.
* MilitaryBrat: Like Gus, she's the child of an officer (though her dad is a Navy guy).
%%* MoeStare: Her default appearance.
* NiceGirl: A sweet girl.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign:
{{Tuckerization}}: She has a slightly different character design than the other kids, giving her an appearance that wouldn't look out of place on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* ShipTease: Strongly implied with Gus.
* SixthRanger: She's considered an unofficial member of the main six in the later episodes.
* VagueAge: Cornchip Girl could either be in first or second grade, and in "One Stayed Clean", she's shown with the kindergarteners briefly (Though earlier on, she
was running away from them, meaning that the scene she had with them could've been an animation error). Most fans place her around seven.named after Lisa Salamone, a production manager at Walt Disney Television.



[[folder:Upside-Down Girl]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Unspeaking), "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

The Upside-Down Girl is a fourth grader who is always seen hanging upside down.
----
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Let's just say that hanging upside down as long as she normally does would cause some serious medical side effects.
* BerserkButton: Don't make her go rightside-up.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called Upside Down for a reason... she likes to be upside-down.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] due to her pigtailed blond hair, pink dress, and aggressive attitude. The two even share a voice actress.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* ModestyShorts
* NoNameGiven: Her real name has never been revealed
** Lampshaded in "The Break Up", in which Ms. Grotke points out that it was nice of Gretchen to bond with her, but "best friends often do have first names."
%%* SatelliteCharacter
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Type B.

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[[folder:Upside-Down Girl]]

[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Unspeaking), "Big Brother Chad"

"Economics of Recess"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

The Upside-Down Girl is a fourth grader who is always seen hanging upside down.
----
Paul Willson

%%* CoolOldGuy
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Let's just say that hanging upside down as long as she normally does would cause some serious medical side effects.
* BerserkButton: Don't make her go rightside-up.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called Upside Down
HenpeckedHusband: In the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for a reason... she likes to be upside-down.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] due to her pigtailed blond hair, pink dress, and aggressive attitude. The two even share a voice actress.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* ModestyShorts
* NoNameGiven: Her real name has never been revealed
** Lampshaded in "The Break Up", in which Ms. Grotke points out that it was nice of
convincing Gretchen to bond do the right thing and return the money she was going to spend on a new bike to the kids she "tutored". He responds with her, but "best friends often do have first names."
%%* SatelliteCharacter
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Type B.
a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear."
* TheMentor: Can be this to the kids in various episodes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he was trying to impress some older kids.



[[folder:The Ashleys]]
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[[caption-width-right:273: From left: Ashley Q., Ashley B., Ashley A., and Ashley T.]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Ashley T.; unnamed and not speaking), "The Experiment" (Ashleys A., B., and Q.)

-->'''Voiced by:''' Anndi [=McAfee=] (Ashley A.), Francesca Smith (Ashley B.), Rachel Crane (Ashley Q. and Ashley T. (First few episodes)), and AshleyJohnson (Ashley T.)

The Ashleys are a clique of four beautiful, fashionable, snobby and spoiled girls, and are always uttering the phrase "scandalous."
----
* AlliterativeName: Ashley Armbruster.
* AlphaBitch: They're all stuck-up jerks.
* AnnoyingLaugh: And usually finished off with their catchprase.
* AwesomeMccoolname: Ashley A's last name is "Armbruster," which means "crossbow" in German.
%%* BetaBitch: Ashley B.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Ashley A. (blonde), Ashley B. and Ashley T. (brunettes), and Ashley Q. (redhead)
* BreakTheHaughty: Ashley A. in "Outcast Ashley" when the other Ashleys kick her out of the group for forgetting to wear purple on "Purple Day"--the anniversary of the day they first met.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "SCANDALOUS!"
* TheCheerleader: Not at school, but the girls go to a cheerleading camp in the first movie.
* ChubbyChaser: Slightly implied with Ashley Q. in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''- after Gus puts on weight after eating too much, he says that she thinks the extra pounds make him look "distinguished".
* ClosetGeek: Ashley T., if "Chez Vince" is any indication.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Ashley A. (Pink), Ashley B. (Yellow), Ashley Q. (Blue), and Ashley T. (Green)
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ashey Q. is surprisingly ''really'' good at kickball.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Jinxed", "First Name Ashley", "Outcast Ashley", "The Beauty Contest", "The Ratings Game", "No Strings Attached", and "League of Randalls".
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: Their first names are changed to Patricia in the Portuguese dub, but their last names remain the same.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Ashley T. was a nameless background character in "The New Kid" before being formally introduced in "Jinxed" (Or "The Experiment"- the Ashleys made their first appearance, but their final personalities weren't given yet, and the only time their name was mentioned was when they were offscreen. Presumably, "Jinxed" was produced before (but aired after) "The Experiment")
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They're all named Ashley.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While they may be alpha bitches, even for another Ashley, they were disgusted when each of their brother named Tyler became to snitch on everyone including King Bob.
* FieryRedhead: Ashley Q.
* ForTheEvulz: The girls are at their absolute worst in "Jinxed".
%%* FourGirlEnsemble
* GenerationXerox: The girls moms look and act ''exactly'' like them.
%%* GigglingVillain
%%* GirlPosse
* GoKartingWithBowser: Despite being enemies with them, both Ashley A. and Ashley Q. have been shown playing kickball with the gang on a few occasions.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Purple day.
* GratuitousFrench: They speak this way at times.
* HairDecorations: Ashley A. wears a pink headband and Ashley B. wears two yellow barrets.
* HiddenDepths:
** Ashley Q. is ''very'' good at kickball.
** Ashley T. likes Senior Fusion--she gives TJ one of her comics to bribe him into giving them a good table in "Chez Vince".
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: In "Outcast Ashley", Ashley B. rips off Ashley A.'s headband, the teddy bear head off her backpack, and her "A" necklace and stomps on it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ashley A.'s general attitude, to the point she's shocked to hear that the earth revolves around the sun, instead apparently taking her Daddy's remark that "the universe revolves around me!" seriously.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much all of them, but Ashley Q. is arguably the meanest of the Ashleys.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ashley A. on her good days.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Ashley A. shows hints of this sometimes, and on occasion they all can be this (like "The Great Can Drive" and "League of Randalls").
* OffModel: In some episodes, Ashley B's outfit switches from yellow to red, and then back again.
* OneSteveLimit: Completely averted (and Spinelli's also named Ashley, but she wants no association with them), as well as each one having a younger brother named Tyler ''and'' a younger sister named Britney.
** King Bob even made a law, that inverts this trope completely: All children named Ashley ''must'' accept membership of the Ashleys if an Ashley invites them.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Ashley A.'s signature color is pink, and their entire clubhouse has pink wallpaper.
* PrettyInMink: Ashley A.'s "formal" outfit has fur trimming
* TheQuietOne: Ashley T. hardly gets any speaking lines on her own.
* RichBitch / SpoiledBrat: They are all typical upper-class snobs.
* SatelliteCharacter: Every member of the clique besides Ashley A.
%%* SmugSmiler
%%* SpoiledBrat
* TokenGoodTeammate: Ashley T. Maybe not exactly "good," but she's arguably the least mean of the Ashleys.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Ashley Q.'s signature color is blue.
%%* TsurimeEyes: Ashley Q.
* ValleyGirl: More like Valley Girls, Ashley A speaks acts more of this

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[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Ashley T.; unnamed and not speaking), "The Experiment" (Ashleys A., B., and Q.)

"That Stinking Feeling"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Anndi [=McAfee=] (Ashley A.), Francesca Smith (Ashley B.), Rachel Crane (Ashley Q. Erik Von Detten

* SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see him after "That Stinking Feeling",
and Ashley T. (First few episodes)), and AshleyJohnson (Ashley T.)

The Ashleys are a clique of four beautiful, fashionable, snobby and spoiled girls, and are always uttering the phrase "scandalous."
----
* AlliterativeName: Ashley Armbruster.
* AlphaBitch: They're all stuck-up jerks.
* AnnoyingLaugh: And usually finished off with their catchprase.
* AwesomeMccoolname: Ashley A's last name is "Armbruster," which means "crossbow" in German.
%%* BetaBitch: Ashley B.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Ashley A. (blonde), Ashley B. and Ashley T. (brunettes), and Ashley Q. (redhead)
* BreakTheHaughty: Ashley A. in "Outcast Ashley" when the
unlike other Ashleys kick her out of one-shot students, he doesn't move away at the group for forgetting to wear purple on "Purple Day"--the anniversary of the day they first met.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "SCANDALOUS!"
* TheCheerleader: Not at school, but the girls go to a cheerleading camp in the first movie.
* ChubbyChaser: Slightly implied with Ashley Q. in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''- after Gus puts on weight after eating too much, he says that she thinks the extra pounds make him look "distinguished".
* ClosetGeek: Ashley T., if "Chez Vince" is any indication.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Ashley A. (Pink), Ashley B. (Yellow), Ashley Q. (Blue), and Ashley T. (Green)
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ashey Q. is surprisingly ''really'' good at kickball.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Jinxed", "First Name Ashley", "Outcast Ashley", "The Beauty Contest", "The Ratings Game", "No Strings Attached", and "League of Randalls".
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: Their first names are changed to Patricia in the Portuguese dub, but their last names remain the same.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Ashley T. was a nameless background character in "The New Kid" before being formally introduced in "Jinxed" (Or "The Experiment"- the Ashleys made their first appearance, but their final personalities weren't given yet, and the only time their name was mentioned was when they were offscreen. Presumably, "Jinxed" was produced before (but aired after) "The Experiment")
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They're all named Ashley.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While they may be alpha bitches, even for another Ashley, they were disgusted when each of their brother named Tyler became to snitch on everyone including King Bob.
* FieryRedhead: Ashley Q.
* ForTheEvulz: The girls are at their absolute worst in "Jinxed".
%%* FourGirlEnsemble
* GenerationXerox: The girls moms look and act ''exactly''
end or anything like them.
that.
%%* GigglingVillain
%%* GirlPosse
* GoKartingWithBowser: Despite being enemies with them, both Ashley A. and Ashley Q. have been shown playing kickball with the gang on a few occasions.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Purple day.
* GratuitousFrench: They speak this way at times.
* HairDecorations: Ashley A. wears a pink headband and Ashley B. wears two yellow barrets.
* HiddenDepths:
** Ashley Q. is ''very'' good at kickball.
** Ashley T. likes Senior Fusion--she gives TJ one of her comics to bribe him into giving them a good table in "Chez Vince".
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: In "Outcast Ashley", Ashley B. rips off Ashley A.'s headband, the teddy bear head off her backpack, and her "A" necklace and stomps on it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ashley A.'s general attitude, to the point she's shocked to hear that the earth revolves around the sun, instead apparently taking her Daddy's remark that "the universe revolves around me!" seriously.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much all of them, but Ashley Q. is arguably the meanest of the Ashleys.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ashley A. on her good days.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Ashley A. shows hints of this sometimes, and on occasion they all can be this (like "The Great Can Drive" and "League of Randalls").
* OffModel: In some episodes, Ashley B's outfit switches from yellow to red, and then back again.
* OneSteveLimit: Completely averted (and Spinelli's also named Ashley, but she wants no association with them), as well as each one having a younger brother named Tyler ''and'' a younger sister named Britney.
** King Bob even made a law, that inverts this trope completely: All children named Ashley ''must'' accept membership of the Ashleys if an Ashley invites them.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Ashley A.'s signature color is pink, and their entire clubhouse has pink wallpaper.
* PrettyInMink: Ashley A.'s "formal" outfit has fur trimming
* TheQuietOne: Ashley T. hardly gets any speaking lines on her own.
* RichBitch / SpoiledBrat: They are all typical upper-class snobs.
* SatelliteCharacter: Every member of the clique besides Ashley A.
%%* SmugSmiler
%%* SpoiledBrat
* TokenGoodTeammate: Ashley T. Maybe not exactly "good," but she's arguably the least mean of the Ashleys.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Ashley Q.'s signature color is blue.
%%* TsurimeEyes: Ashley Q.
* ValleyGirl: More like Valley Girls, Ashley A speaks acts more of this
YouthfulFreckles



[[folder:Hustler Kid]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "First Name Ashley"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Shulman

Francis "The Hustler Kid" is a student of Third Street School who acts as a hustler during recess.
----
* TenMinuteRetirement: In "Hustler's Apprentice" when Gus turns out to be a better hustler than he is.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: When he stops being Hustler Kid breifly in "Hustler's Apprentice", he wears a yellow sweater with a giant red "F" on it.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He makes his last appearance in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', and is completely absent in season six. They bring him back in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* CoatFullOfContraband: He wears a trenchcoat full of toys, junk food and other contraband he tries to unload on the other kids.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Hustler's Apprentice".
* DubNameChange: To "Alex lo Sveglio" (Alex the Clever) in the Italian dub.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His real name is Francis.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone refers to him as "Hustler Kid".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What do you think he does?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's a bit of a cheapsake, but he won't sell things that could get a kid in trouble.
%%* FriendInTheBlackMarket
* HighSchoolHustler: An elementary school version. He is able to offer the students of the school a wide range of products such as trivial toys and food, often discreetly.
%%* HonestJohnsDealership
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's a fourth grader, yet he looks like he's in high school.

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[[folder:Hustler Kid]]
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[[folder:Dr. Slicer]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "First Name Ashley"

"Prickly is Leaving"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Shulman

Francis "The Hustler Kid" is a student of Third Street School who acts as a hustler during recess.
----
Creator/TimCurry

* TenMinuteRetirement: In "Hustler's Apprentice" when Gus turns out to be a better hustler than he is.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: When he stops being Hustler Kid breifly in "Hustler's Apprentice", he wears a yellow sweater with a giant red "F" on it.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He makes his last appearance in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', and is completely absent in season six. They bring him back in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* CoatFullOfContraband: He wears a trenchcoat full of toys, junk food and other contraband he tries to unload on the other kids.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Hustler's Apprentice".
* DubNameChange: To "Alex lo Sveglio" (Alex the Clever) in the Italian dub.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His real name is Francis.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone refers to him as "Hustler Kid".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What do you think he does?
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's essentially a bit of a cheapsake, but he won't sell things that could get a kid in trouble.
%%* FriendInTheBlackMarket
bald Heinrich Himmler.
* HighSchoolHustler: An elementary school version. He is able to offer the students of ChildHater: During his temporary reign as the school principal, he turns it into a wide range living hell for the children!
* {{Jerkass}}: '''''THE''''' biggest example in the entire series, even more so than a petty former principal whose plan
of products such as trivial toys removing the sun would've potentially killed off all life by freezing it over.
* KnightOfCerebus: His episode is one of the darkest episodes of the series
and food, often discreetly.
every scene he appears in takes a darker turn. Not to mention, that unlike all other antagonists, his actions are played seriously and he is downright cruel ([[DisproportionateRetribution calling TJ sappy boy, just because he showed emotion and humiliated him in front of the school]]) and [[TheDreaded all of the other characters fear him, even TJ, who normally stands up to evils of adults]].
%%* HonestJohnsDealership
NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's a fourth grader, yet he looks like he's in high school.SadistTeacher: Put emphasis on sadist part. Actually, scratch that. It doesn't even '''''begin''''' to describe him...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Easily the most intimidating and evil antagonist of the series.



[[folder:Butch]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Experiement"

-->'''Voiced by:''' KathSoucie

Butch is the bearer of bad news and the one who usually tells the scary stories from his older brother's school days, oftentimes as a warning against something the gang would be trying to do at the time.
----
* AbsenteeActor: Butch is nowhere to be found during ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
%%* BearerOfBadNews
* DarkIsNotEvil: He dresses like a rebel and tells the gang terrifying stories, but he gets along with nearly everyone just fine.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Terrifying Tales of Recess", which he narrates.
* DemotedToExtra: After his last big appearance in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess", Butch becomes a BitCharacter for the remainder of the series, even in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''.
* DiseaseBleach: Said to get the white streak in his hair after seeing his brother make out with his girlfriend.
%%* TheEeyore
* HellBentForLeather: He's almost never out of that leather jacket.
* LargeHam: Listen to him telling one of his urban legends.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: See DiseaseBleach.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never given in the show.
* OralFixation: Often has a toothpick in his mouth.
* PerpetualFrowner: Almost never seen smiling
* PhraseCatcher: TJ almost always says, "Whatchoo' talkin' about, Butch?" when he appears.
%%* RoundBushyHair
%%* SkunkStripe: See DiseaseBleach above.

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[[folder:Butch]]
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[[folder:Becky Benson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Experiement"

"A Science Fair to Remember"

-->'''Voiced by:''' KathSoucie

Butch is
TaraStrong

* BitchInSheepsClothing: She only became Gretchen's friend so she could steal Gretchen's project to win
the bearer of bad news and the one who usually tells the scary stories from his older brother's school days, oftentimes as a warning against something the gang would be trying to do at the time.
----
science fair. [[TookALevelInKindness She eventually mends her ways though]].
* AbsenteeActor: Butch is nowhere to be found during ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
%%* BearerOfBadNews
* DarkIsNotEvil: He dresses like a rebel and tells the gang terrifying stories, but he gets along with nearly everyone just fine.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Terrifying Tales of Recess", which he narrates.
* DemotedToExtra: After his last big appearance in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess", Butch becomes a BitCharacter for the remainder
BlackBeadEyes: One of the series, even in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''.
* DiseaseBleach: Said to get the white streak in his hair after seeing his brother make out with his girlfriend.
%%* TheEeyore
* HellBentForLeather: He's almost never out of that leather jacket.
* LargeHam: Listen to him telling one of his urban legends.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: See DiseaseBleach.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never given
very few characters in the show.
show to have them.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* OralFixation: Often FullNameBasis: Not in the show, but among the fanbase; only to avoid confusion with Becky Detweiler.
%%* OneShotCharacter
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. She
has a toothpick the same first name as T.J.'s older sister.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She only appears
in his mouth.
* PerpetualFrowner: Almost
"A Science Fair to Remember" and never seen smiling
* PhraseCatcher: TJ almost always says, "Whatchoo' talkin' about, Butch?" when he appears.
%%* RoundBushyHair
%%* SkunkStripe: See DiseaseBleach above.
appears afterwards with no explanation.



[[folder:Menlo]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "Officer Mikey"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Blake Ewing

Menlo is Miss Lemon's assistant, or 'aid' as he likes to say.
----
* AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* {{Adorkable}}: On a good day.
%%* ControlFreak
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Partners in Crime", "Tucked in Mikey", "Some Friend", and "All the Principal's Men"
* DisguisedInDrag: In "All the Principal's Men".
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: He has a crush on Ashley A.
* FriendlyEnemy: At times.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a prude, but is usually well-meaning and wants to do the right thing for the school. In addition, he has helped the main six on numerous occasions.
* LastNameBasis: At least in the Spanish dub, where he's given the first name "Taylor". In most versions of the show, including the original English version, it has never been stated if "Menlo" is his first or last name (Though suggested more towards the latter).
* NerdGlasses: Wears a pair of big square lenses.
* ScheduleFanatic: He's obsessed with perfect punctuality.
* SuperOCD: As well as keeping all his paperwork neatly organized.
* TeachersPet: Much like Randall he's loyal to the faculty, though he's not as obnoxious about it.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:With T.J. However, even though they stopped hanging out, they still made an agreement that T.J. would come to Menlo's birthday party every year.]]
* WildChild: Yes, you read that right. It's revealed in "Principal for a Day" that shortly before the events of the series, he was so out of control that Principal Prickly himself had to intervene. After being principal for a day, Menlo became the guy he is now.
* VocalEvolution: His voice is lower in the final two DirectToVideo movies.

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[[folder:Menlo]]
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[[folder:Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Officer Mikey"

"The Dude"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Blake Ewing

Menlo is Miss Lemon's assistant, or 'aid' as
Joey Lawrence

* CoolTeacher: At first
he likes to say.
----
* AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* {{Adorkable}}: On a good day.
%%* ControlFreak
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Partners in Crime", "Tucked in Mikey", "Some Friend", and "All the Principal's Men"
* DisguisedInDrag: In "All the Principal's Men".
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: He has a crush on Ashley A.
* FriendlyEnemy: At times.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a prude, but is usually well-meaning and wants to do the right thing for the school. In addition, he has helped the main six on numerous occasions.
* LastNameBasis: At least in the Spanish dub, where
plays this trope ''too'' hard, before realizing that he's given the first name "Taylor". In most versions of the show, including the original English version, it has never been stated if "Menlo" is his first or last name (Though suggested more towards the latter).
* NerdGlasses: Wears a pair of big square lenses.
* ScheduleFanatic: He's obsessed with perfect punctuality.
* SuperOCD: As well as keeping all his paperwork neatly organized.
* TeachersPet: Much like Randall he's loyal to the faculty, though he's not as obnoxious
concerned about it.
the kids liking him than teaching them anything. By episode's end he finds a balance between the two extremes.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:With {{Expy}}: He was the "original" T.J. However, even though they stopped hanging out, they still made an agreement that T.J. would come to Menlo's birthday party every year.]]
* WildChild: Yes, you read that right. It's revealed in "Principal for a Day" that shortly before the events of the series, he was so out of control that Principal Prickly himself had to intervene. After being principal for a day, Menlo became the guy he is now.
* VocalEvolution: His voice is lower
at Third Street School back in the final two DirectToVideo movies.`80s.
%%* HotTeacher



[[folder:Jordan and Jerome]]

-->'''Debut:''' "King Gus"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Patrick Renna (Jerome), Justin Shenkarow (Jordan), Erik Von Detten (Both in certain episodes)

King Bob's servants.
----
%%* FatAndSkinny
%%* ThoseTwoGuys
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The two tend to become Jerkasses whenever King Bob issues them with even a little more power.
* YesMan: To King Bob. When Gus temporarily replaces him in "King Gus", they actively try to have the playground run the way ''they'' think it should. It backfires.

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[[folder:Jordan and Jerome]]

[[folder:Yope Halberson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "King Gus"

"Yope From Norway"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Patrick Renna (Jerome), Justin Shenkarow (Jordan), Erik Von Detten (Both Pamela Hayden

* ForeignExchangeStudent: From Norway, arriving
in certain episodes)

King Bob's servants.
----
the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yope From Norway]]". And then he leaves in the same episode.
%%* FatAndSkinny
FunnyForeigner
%%* ThoseTwoGuys
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The two tend to become Jerkasses whenever King Bob issues them with even a little more power.
* YesMan: To King Bob. When Gus temporarily replaces him in "King Gus", they actively try to have the playground run the way ''they'' think it should. It backfires.
NiceHat
%%* YouthfulFreckles



[[folder:Brandon the Singer Kid]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Shulman

* TheChewToy: Is often bullied by both Lawson and Gelman. Let's not forget the time where he swallowed the bee and couldn't sing for a week.
* ChewingTheScenery: Every bit of dialogue he has is sung. ''Loudly''.
** People find it very annoying, too. In "The Voice", he accidentally swallows a bee whilst singing and ''everyone cheers''.
%%* LargeHam
%%* YouthfulFreckles

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[[folder:Brandon the Singer Kid]]

[[folder:Brock]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice"

A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Shulman

Scott [=McAfee=]

%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OneShotCharacter
%%* OnlyOneName
* TheChewToy: Is often bullied by both Lawson and Gelman. Let's not forget the time where PutOnABus: The main reason why he swallowed the bee and couldn't sing for a week.
* ChewingTheScenery: Every bit of dialogue he has is sung. ''Loudly''.
** People
needed to find it very annoying, too. In another A.V Kid, because he was moving to Portugal.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Almost. He first appears in season four's
"The Voice", A.V. Kid" with all the kids already knowing him, but it's also revealed that he accidentally swallows a bee whilst singing doesn't go out for recess and ''everyone cheers''.
%%* LargeHam
%%* YouthfulFreckles
is very solitary, giving the reason why he was never seen before.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He looks much older than eleven--he looks almost sixteen.



[[folder:Gelman]]
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-->'''Debut:''' Gus's Last Stand

-->'''Voiced by:''' Justin Shenkarow

* TheBully: He's feared and hated around the school for this. He targets one victim at a time; when his last victim moved away, he started picking on Gus.
* BullyAndWimpPairing: With Gus on a few occasions.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus' Last Stand" and "The Great State Fair"
%%* DumbMuscle
* FatBastard: He looks like he weighs about 200 or so pounds.
* FreudianExcuse: Implied in "The Great State Fair"; he continuously refuses to do the activities Finster provides by saying, "My old man don't believe in [x]." When Gus asks him why he's not at the fair, Gelman claims his old man "don't believe in fairs."
* HeelFaceTurn: In "A Great State Fair", he is no longer Gus' enemy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially in his first appearance.
* LastNameBasis: What's his first name anyways?
* StatusQuoIsGod: Even after befriending Gus in "The Great State Fair", he goes back to being a bully for the remainder of the series.
%%* YouthfulFreckles

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[[folder:Gelman]]
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[[folder:Lance the Pants]]

-->'''Debut:''' Gus's Last Stand

"The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Justin Shenkarow

Pamela Hayden

%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheBully: He's feared DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler:He eventually becomes the next A.V. Kid, because unlike T.J. and hated around the school for this. He targets one victim at a time; when Vince, he works better on his last victim moved away, he started picking on Gus.
own than with others]].
%%* OneShotCharacter
* BullyAndWimpPairing: With Gus on a few occasions.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus' Last Stand" and
RememberTheNewGuy: He only appears in season four's "The Great State Fair"
%%* DumbMuscle
* FatBastard: He looks like he weighs about 200 or so pounds.
* FreudianExcuse: Implied in "The Great State Fair"; he continuously refuses to do
A.V. Kid", yet the activities Finster provides by saying, "My old man don't believe in [x]." When Gus asks gang act as if they've known him why he's not at prior to the fair, Gelman claims his old man "don't believe in fairs."
* HeelFaceTurn: In "A Great State Fair", he is no longer Gus' enemy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially in his first appearance.
* LastNameBasis: What's his first name anyways?
* StatusQuoIsGod: Even after befriending Gus in "The Great State Fair", he goes back to being a bully for the remainder of the series.
%%* YouthfulFreckles
episode.



[[folder:Sue Bob Murphy]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChristineCavanaugh ("The Girl was Trouble"), Creator/KathSoucie (Remainder of series)

%%* FullNameBasis
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is the one who gives Gretchen back her hand-held computer, although after Gretchen's done telling her the story of how she tried to get it back.
** She, Greg, Mundy and Lazy Kid also steal some huckleberry cobbler from the school cafeteria to try and win back Kurst after the latter starts hanging out with Mikey.
%%* LeanAndMean
* OralFixation: Often chewing gum.
%%* TomboyishName
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Kurst the Worst.

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[[folder:Sue Bob Murphy]]
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[[folder:Becky Detweiler]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

"Prince Randall" (Mentioned), ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChristineCavanaugh ("The Girl Melissa Joan Hart (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''), TaraStrong (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

* AgeLift: She's twenty in the Italian dub, while she's sixteen/seventeen (possibly eighteen) in the show.
* BigSisterBully: Can be this way to T.J. sometimes--but to be fair, he doesn't make things easy for her.
%%* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* BurgerFool: Works at Floppy Burger. Though she's really enthusiastic about her job.
* TheCheerleader: Hinted at--she has a pair of pom-poms on her dresser, hinting that she is (or at least ''was') a cheerleader
* CoolBigSis: When she helps the kids rescue T.J.. Also, T.J. considered her one when he
was Trouble"), Creator/KathSoucie (Remainder of series)

younger, "back when she was nice."
%%* FullNameBasis
DeadpanSnarker
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is DubNameChange: In the one who gives Gretchen Italian dub, her name is Maggie.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to T.J.'s Foolish.
%%* TheGhost: Until ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* RememberTheNewGuy: Just averted. When the movie was in production, some of the later episodes before the movie was finished had T.J. mention her a few times, avoiding having her introduced without anyone mentioning her before.
* {{Retcon}}: Becky was originally T.J.'s (unnamed and unseen) older ''brother'', according to "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" (Which, as an early episode of the first season, was filled with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness).
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite mending her bond with T.J. at the end of ''Recess: School's Out'', she goes
back her hand-held computer, although after Gretchen's done telling her to being a jerk in ''Recess: Taking the story of how she tried to get it back.
** She, Greg, Mundy and Lazy Kid also steal some huckleberry cobbler from the school cafeteria to try and win back Kurst after the latter starts hanging out with Mikey.
%%* LeanAndMean
* OralFixation: Often chewing gum.
%%* TomboyishName
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Kurst the Worst.
Fifth Grade''.



[[folder:Lazy Kid]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Warren Sroka

* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus and Misdemeanors"
* DumbBlonde: A male example, who is ignorant and unaware of everything.
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HeavySleeper: He naps a lot.

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[[folder:Lazy Kid]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced
[[folder:Dr. Phillium Benedict]]

--> '''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

--> '''Voiced
by:''' Warren Sroka

James Woods

%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[spoiler:He was the blond to Muriel's redhead and Misdemeanors"
Prickley's brunet.]]
* DumbBlonde: A male example, who is ignorant EvenEvilHasStandards: After his henchmen raid the military base with stun rays, he asks if any of the personnel were killed. His lackey says no, and unaware of everything.
he responds that he doesn't like violence.
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:To Prickly]]
%%* EvilIsHammy
* HeavySleeper: EvilPlan: Getting rid of recess and summer vacation in order to raise test scores.
* HippieTeacher:
He naps was one of these in the 1960s, but he admitted that he joined the subculture just to "pick up chicks".
* IcyBlueEyes: Made especially unsettling as he's the ''only'' character in the franchise to be drawn with an eye color (not counting T.J. in the pilot).
%%* LargeHam
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was likely named after former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.
* SingleTargetSexuality: After being away for so long, he's still very much in love with Muriel. Unfortunately for him, she no longer feels anything for him.
* StupidEvil: He labors under the delusion that Summer Vacation is directly connected to the season itself, when in reality, it has more to do with the school curriculum. Even if his attempts to cause
a lot.permanent winter had succeeded, it would have likely led to an extended ''Winter'' Break, not to mention the numerous Snow Days that would likely occur, thus causing schools to be closed more often. T.J. even points this out, but Benedict decides to go through with his plan anyway.
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He tries to make the Earth colder, to get rid of summer, so he can raise test scores.




[[folder:Greg Skeens]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Matthew Bartilson ("The Girl was Trouble" and "The Ratings Game"), Danny Cooksey (Remainder of series)

%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
%%* BookDumb
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus and Misdemeanors"
* FriendlyEnemy: He's dismissive towards Gretchen when she wants to find Galileo, but happy to help after she teaches him a new word to write on the wall.
%%* LastNameBasis
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like he should be in highschool.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Conrad Mundy]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Warren Sroka

* BigOlUnibrow: He has a big red unibrow.
%%* BookDumb
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus and Misdemeanors" and "Mundy, Mundy".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As seen in "Mundy, Mundy"
%%* LastNameBasis
* VagueAge: Similar to Cornchip Girl. In the episode "Dodgeball City" we briefly see him standing on Lawson's side right before the game starts (implying that he's a 5th grader), however we later see him standing with the out 4th graders after Hector gets hit with a dodgeball.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: After the gang broke the statue, he walks over to them and congratulates them, and even goes over to help them with their punishment. Naturally they don't take this as a compliment.
** Inverted when he later feels ashamed for his new reputation as a "good" guy around school.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kristen Kurst (Kurst The Worst)]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Mayim Bialik

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her name. (Without the added "Worst")
* BigEater: Sometimes she can even eat more than Mikey.
* BrokenBird: She actually doesn't take much pride into her mean acts and dislikes her nickname.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Kurst the Not So Bad".
* DeadpanSnarker: Probably one of the snarkiest kids on the show.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Mikey in "Kurst the Not So Bad."
* DubNameChange: Her last name is changed to "Kurskin" in the Spanish dub.
%%* FatBitch
%%* FatGirl
%%* FieryRedhead
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As seen in "Kurst the Not So Bad".
** Also, in the Valentine's Day episode, she angrily asks Vince, Mikey and Gus where TJ is after sending her a card. When they say they don't know, she says happily, "...he's such a dear!"
* LastNameBasis: Paired with the modifier "The Worst."
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She loosens up a bit around Mikey.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Sue Bob.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Erwin Lawson]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Story of Whomps"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik von Detten

* AnnoyingLaugh: He tends to punctuate his taunts with obnoxious laughter.
* TheBully: He loves throwing around insults and taunts.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Lawson made his first two appearances in season two (His debut episode "The Story of Whomps" and "Principal for a Day"), he was more competent and more of a threat, to the point where he almost beats up T.J. for saying he "whomped" (Before knowing what the word meant). Starting with season three, he became more of a ditz and resorted to calling the gang names and taunting them.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Soccer Boy" and "Lawson and His Crew".
* DemotedToExtra: In TheMovie, he only has a brief cameo and doesn't speak (however, he's still credited, hinting that he was going to have a speaking role, but his scene was cut)
* DependingOnTheWriter: While he usually is a bully, the actual degree of his level of bullying changes depending on the episode. Sometimes he is merely the gang's sports rival, other times he torments them in non-violent ways such as taking their fort, spraying TJ with cheese on picture day, or not letting them play tetherball. Sometimes he is even shown to get violent with other kids such as TJ, Randall, or Brandon.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Lawson ALWAYS explains his bad jokes when taunting somebody.
%%* DumbJock
* EmbarrassingFirstName: He's always called Lawson for a reason.
%%* TheDitz
* EvilCounterpart / The Rival: Lawson is Vince's arch-opponent when it comes to sports. He also desires to lead his own clique much like T.J., so he forms his own gang of counterparts to T.J.'s friends in "Lawson and His Crew".
* FourthWallObserver: Briefly in the Season 5 Finale.
* FriendlyEnemy: While he often bullies the main six, he stated once that he doesn't hate T.J. and considers him an OK guy.
* GangOfBullies: He has one in the form of Jocko, Buster, Cheay, Chucko, Koreo, and occasionally Gelman.
%%* IShallTauntYou
* InsultofEndearment: Dishes these out frequently, such as "[=LaStupid=]", "Dettwhiner", "Shrimpnelli", etc. He grudgingly calls TJ "Dettwinner" after he and the gang successfully steal their base back in "Fort Tender".
* IWantMyMommy: Cries out for his mother when running away in fear towards the end of ''Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* JerkAss / JerkJock: Most of the time.
%%** JerkWithAHeartofGold: At his best.
%%* LastNameBasis
%%* LeanAndMean: In contrast to T.J.
* NiceHat: Like TJ, he's barely ever out of it.
%%* TheNicknamer: See above.
%%* NoIndoorVoice: At times.
* ThePsychoRangers: In the episode "Lawson and his Crew" (the last episode before the movie was released), he forms his own gang similar to the main six.
** In fact, he pretty much contrasts T.J. in appearence and personality. Unlike T.J., Lawson is tall, lanky, wears his baseball hat with the visor in the front, and is mean.
%%* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In ''Spinelli's Masterpiece''.
%%* SitcomArchNemesis
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Pale Kids]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:From left: Carl, Rodney, Frank, Steve]]
-->'''Debut:''' "Lord of the Nerds"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Eddie Deezen (Knarf), Pamela Hayden (Steve), Kenny Blank (Rodney), and KathSoucie (Carl)

%%* {{Adorkable}}: All of them.
* BlindingBangs: Carl's hair covers his eyes.
%%* BrainyBrunette: Rodney and Steve
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gondor primulon!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Carl is TheUnintelligible.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Lord of the Nerds" is their most prominent episode.
%%* HollywoodNerd: Type 1
* ProudToBeAGeek: The gang really enjoy each other's company.
* TheUnintelligible: Carl always speaks in gibberish.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Chucko Kowalski]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ross Malinger ("Big Brother Chad"), Ryan O'Donohue ("The Kid Came Back")
* TheBully: Only in season one, really.
* DemotedToExtra: Was set up to be a major bully in the first season, however, he only really starred in one episode and then became a background character, sometimes showing up as a member of Lawson's gang.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Crier Kid]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Teachers Lounge"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Micheal Shulman ("Teachers Lounge"), Justin Jon Ross (Other episodes)

%%* CrocodileTears: It's what he does.
* DemotedToExtra: It seems like he should be another playground staple like Swinger Girl, Hustler Kid, Swinger Girl, etc, but he's only a background character after Season One.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Because "Teachers' Lounge" was produced very early in the show's run, Crier Kid was going to be the original Hustler Kid, as seen in his first appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In "Teacher's Lounge", his name is revealed as Bradley.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gordy]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed), "Wild Child" (As Freddy), "Schoolworld" (As Gordy)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Malachi Pearson ("The New Kid"), Erik von Detten ("I Will Kick No More Forever"), Klee Bragger ("Bad Hair Day"), Sam Gifaldi (Most episodes)

%%* BitCharacter
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In "Wild Child", his name is Freddy.
* IrrationalHatred: He dislikes T.J. for no reason.
* SatelliteCharacter: He usually only appears in the background, and "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J." was the only episode focusing on him.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: Him not liking T.J. for no reason is probably his only real characterization.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Willy, another boy in Miss Grotke's class who appears in the background.
%%* YouthfulFreckles
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Phil]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unspeaking), "Kids in the Mist"
-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (All episodes san season four), Justin Jon Ross ("Kids in the Mist", season four and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' (Uncredited in the movie))

%%* BitCharacter
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Beyond a Resonable Scout"
* {{Jerkass}}: He's shown to be this, mainly in "Rumor Mill" and "Beyond a Reasonable Scout"
* ScoutOut: He's a member of the Woodchuck Scouts
** ShoutOut: Which is most likely a refrence to the Creator/CarlBarks ''ComicBook/DonaldDuck'' comics, featuring the Junior Woodchucks.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Willy]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik von Detten ("The New Kid", "I Will Kick No More Forever" and "Copycat Kid"), Ryan O'Donohue ("Schoolworld" and "Bachelor Gus")

%%* BitCharacter
* {{Jerkass}}: Implied in "Mama's Girl", where he's the first one to make fun of T.J. for calling Miss Grotke "Mama" (To take heat off Spinelli who accidentally called her that earlier in the episode).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite that, he and the gang are often hang out together, and was even a member of Vince's soccer team in "Soccer Boy".
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gordy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Megan]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Adlon ("The New Kid"), KathSoucie ("Call Me Guy"), Anndi [=McAfee=] ("The Candidates"), Creator/DanielleJudovits (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'')

%%* BitCharacter
%%* GirlishPigtails
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Seemed to have a brief thing for Gus as his brief tenure as "Guy" in the episode "Call Me Guy".
* PaletteSwap: [[OffModel Accidentally]] of Spinelli in "Bachelor Gus"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tracey Logan]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "Jinxed" (Speaking), "The Challenge" (Named)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Justin Shenkarow ("Jinxed"), Anndi [=McAfee=] ("My Fair Gretchen" and "Dance Lessons"), Klee Bragger ("The Trial"), Ryan O'Donohue ("Stand Up Randall"), KathSoucie ("The Shiner"), E.G. Daily ("Call Me Guy")

* AmbiguousGender: Often switches from male to female throughout episodes. To hit it home, he/she is named Tracey- which is gender neutral.
%%* BitCharacter
%%* GenderFlip: In pretty much every other episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Douglas]]

-->'''Debut:''' "First Name Ashley" (Mentioned), "Randall's Reform"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Blake Ewing

* DemotedToExtra: It was hinted in "First Name Ashley" and confirmed in "Randall's Reform" that he was Randall's rival, but after those two episodes, he became a background character with no lines.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Apparently, he was the original Menlo (Menlo ''did'' appear before Douglas, though "Randall's Reform" was produced before Menlo's debut in "Officer Mikey")
[[/folder]]

!!Faculty members

[[folder:Miss Muriel P. Finster]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' April Winchell

%%* ArchEnemy: To the Recess Gang
* BadassTeacher: She helps save the day in ''School's Out''.
* BigBad: Often plays this role in the series. Subverted in that she ''does'' have a nice side, and isn't even "evil" anyway (Well, with the exceptions of some instances in season one).
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: She was the redhead to Prickley's brunet [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* BoxingBattler: In ''Recess: School's Out'', she's shown training on a heavy bag in her living room. She later puts these skills to good use leading the teachers to attack Benedict's operation, punching out TheDragon herself.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was a {{Jerkass}} in the first season, relishing the psychologically torturing of kids. From the second season and onward, while still a SadistTeacher, she became a SugarAndIcePersonality JerkWithAHeartOfGold and never went to the extremes she used to.
%%* ChildHater: To an extent in the first season, save for Randall.
%%* CoolOldLady: On a good day.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "To Finster, With Love", "Weekend at Muriel's", and "The Fuss Over Finster"
* DefrostingIceQueen: In some of the later episodes and in season two's "Weekend at Muriel's".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Finster doesn't have much of a problem coming with harsh but fair punishments, but she thought Phillip Fitzhugh's decision of separating the Main Six permanently in other schools was taking too far. She also was upset with Benedict in the film for wanting to banned recess. [[spoiler: It was revealed in the film, she once had a relationship Benedict but broke up with him for wanting to banned recess.]]
%%* EvilLaugh: In a few episodes.
* EvilOldFolks: Not really "evil" (unless season one counts), but still the main antagonist for the series.
%%* FanDisservice: Is prone to this.
* FieryRedhead: She was a redhead when she was younger, but still very fiery.
%%* TheDragon/ TheLancer: To Principal Prickly.
%%* GirlyBruiser
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Principal Prickly. In the episode where he got promoted to being a middle school principal she became depressed due to the fact that they've been working together for so long.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A slight one with Spinelli, as seen in "Weekend at Muriel's", "That Stinking Feeling", and ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she's proven to be this in the `60s (she has the same voice, however due to her voice actress using her "normal" voice for T.J.'s mom)
* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first season.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's not the world's nicest person, but she ''does'' have a soft side. When she was younger, she broke up with Benedict because she didn't like the idea of taking recess from kids.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Though more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but she's not so bad once you get to know her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:Benedict calls her the only woman he ever loved, and when they meet again decades later, he immediately offers her a chance to be by his side again. Naturally, her response was a defiant, [[TakeThat "I'd rather eat playground dirt!"]]]]
* PetTheDog: Gives respect to Miss Grotke in TheMovie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not the best example, but if you got trouble and have proof, she will listen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Miss Grotke's blue.
%%* SadistTeacher: Though she was ''much'' more sadistic in season one.
%%* SternTeacher: On her good side.
* SkintoneSclerae: The only character with this trope in effect.
* SpitTake: In "My Fair Gretchen", after Gretchen tells her that she's finished her test in under five minutes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mainly after the first season.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: [[spoiler:She went to school and worked with Prickley and Benedict who, at the time, were best friends. It all fell apart when Benedict was fired and Prickley became the new principal.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of "The Box" when he freaks out over T.J. not being broken by her punishment.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Miss Grotke.
** TheMovie reveals that she and Prickley were pretty close as well.
* VocalEvolution: She didn't sound as sinister in the first few episodes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Principal Peter Prickly]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Mentioned), "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Dabney Coleman

* ApatheticTeacher: Most of the time, Prickly doesn't care about what happens as long as law and order is maintained.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: He was the brunet to Muriel's redhead [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* AscendedExtra: He gets a bigger role in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* BreakoutCharacter: In later seasons and the movie.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff", he's another SadistTeacher in the series, which isn't seen again for the rest of the show (with him being [[ApatheticTeacher apathetic]] instead.) This could've been because the episode was one of the earliest ones made.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Butch, Hustler Kid and Miss Grotke, he doesn't appear after "The Terrifying Tales of Recess". He comes back for ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* ClosetGeek: Is revealed to be one for Senor Fusion.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Hypnotist", "The Challenge", "Principal for a Day", "Buried Treasure", "The First Picture Show", "The Principals of Golf", and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* HippieTeacher: He used to be one of these in the 1960s.
* HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into [[ManChild thinking he's six years old]].
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With T.J. as the series goes on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be harsh on students, especially the Main Six, but he ended his friendship with Phillium Benedict for wanting to ban recess and joins in the fight to stop him.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He may be rather strict when it comes to rules and regulations, but he's willing to listen to the kids, and has even pulled a few {{EnemyMine}}s with them.
%%* OneOfTheKids: At times.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a bit of a stern hardass, but is usually willing to listen to others.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He serves this role to T.J., always being comically irritated by the boy's mischief.
%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Him and Benedict.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miss Grotke]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Allyce Beasley, TressMacNeille (Briefly in "Teachers' Lounge")

* {{Adorkable}}: She's overly enthusiastic about almost everything she does, plus she's rather adorable physicaly.
* AdultsAreUseless: Aveted most of the time, as she's always on the kids' side and standing up for them. Though at the same time, she's also naive and gullible, and is prone to being oblivious to the gang's schemes.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name (while not revealed in the series) is Alordayne, according to the scripts.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has black hair and is dark skinned, but her last name is Eastern European. [[Creator/MilaKunis There are many dark skinned Eastern Europeans in real life.]]
* AscendedExtra: Only appeared in a few episodes of season one, and then appeared in just about every season two episode.
* BadassTeacher: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', it's revealed that she's a martial arts expert.
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
%%* BrainyBrunette
* BreakoutCharacter: In season two. Then started showing up less in later episodes.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer: At times.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Bummer..."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (the first episode of season six and the stories featured in the episode weren't canon, anyway), she's gone for the rest of the series until ''Taking the Fifth Grade'' two years later.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While she is closer to Earth than the other teachers at times, she has a few moments where she goes off into Cloudcuckooland.
%%* CoolTeacher
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Mama's Girl" and "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* DeadpanSnarker: "This Brain for Hire" shows that when she needs to be, she's probably the snarkiest character in the entire series.
* DemotedToExtra: She only appears two times in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' and only has seven lines (and two of them are just her screaming), though this is justified as it was summer vacation. Though her parts in the battle scene were pretty memorable.
** In ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'', she only has a few speaking lines and that's it. Justified, however, as the main kids weren't in her class anymore.
%%* FriendToAllChildren
%%* GenkiGirl: Sometimes.
* GranolaGirl / HippieTeacher: She's very liberal, feminist, environmentalist, etc. and often shares her views while teaching.
* HotTeacher: Arguably. She's more "cute" than "sexy".
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Spinelli.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: She has the voice, but otherwise averts this. Granted, that's her voice actress' natural voice.
%%* OutOfFocus: In the later episodes
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* ParentalBonus: Responsible for several. She reads ''Beowulf'' in class (specifically the part where he rips Grendel's head off ) [[http://suckyeahrandomgifs.tumblr.com/tagged/miss%20grotke and, well...]]
%%* QuirkyCurls
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Miss Finster's red.
%%* SecondEpisodeIntroduction
%%* SenseiChan: Has some hints of this (a rare example in western animation as well).
%%* SoapboxSadie: In some of her lectures
* SpitTake: In "The Dude", when Miss Finster comes up from behind her and bad-mouths Mr. Dudicoff.
%%* StageMagician: Revealed to be one in "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Out of the four named faculty, she's the only one who's not an ApatheticTeacher or SadisticTeacher.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* TotallyRadical: She like, totally speaks this way sometimes, cuz you know, it's way cool and far out!
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Believe it or not, she can be a type B.
%%* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Volunteers her class to be photographed last on Picture Day, forcing everybody to spend the entire recess dodging the other students to avoid destroying their clothes; only TJ comes out clean.
%%* WomenAreWiser
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miss Lemon]]

-->'''Debut:''' "My Fair Gretchen"

-->'''Voiced By:''' TressMacNeille

%%* ApatheticTeacher
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* TheRival: Some episodes paint her as one for Miss Finster.
[[/folder]]

!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Kenny Blank

* BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about him at first.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud of this trope.
* HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look like a skinny dork, but he still stands up for Vince and his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens he is a geek who was very nice to younger students and it left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad is indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for him at first. By the end of the episode, though, he learns that being a nerd doesn't mean Chad is a pushover.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ronnie Schell

%%* ChildHater
* CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not to mention what he was attempting to do in "The Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children into six seperate schools for accidently breaking the statue of school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it, and that he himself intetionally tried to break the same statue back when he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is second biggest example of this trope in the show, after Dr. Slicer
* KnightOfCerebus: The episode "The Biggest Trouble Ever" was already very dramatic, but it got ''really'' intense when he showed up and took active role.
%%* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Miss Salamone]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice

-->'''Voiced by:''' Glenne Headly

%%* HotTeacher
* TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had a one-sided crush on her when she became his vocal coach in "The Voice".
* {{Tuckerization}}: She was named after Lisa Salamone, a production manager at Walt Disney Television.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Economics of Recess"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Willson

%%* CoolOldGuy
* HenpeckedHusband: In the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for convincing Gretchen to do the right thing and return the money she was going to spend on a new bike to the kids she "tutored". He responds with a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear."
* TheMentor: Can be this to the kids in various episodes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he was trying to impress some older kids.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

-->'''Debut:''' "That Stinking Feeling"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik Von Detten

* SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see him after "That Stinking Feeling", and unlike other one-shot students, he doesn't move away at the end or anything like that.
%%* YouthfulFreckles
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Slicer]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prickly is Leaving"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TimCurry

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's essentially a bald Heinrich Himmler.
* ChildHater: During his temporary reign as the school principal, he turns it into a living hell for the children!
* {{Jerkass}}: '''''THE''''' biggest example in the entire series, even more so than a petty former principal whose plan of removing the sun would've potentially killed off all life by freezing it over.
* KnightOfCerebus: His episode is one of the darkest episodes of the series and every scene he appears in takes a darker turn. Not to mention, that unlike all other antagonists, his actions are played seriously and he is downright cruel ([[DisproportionateRetribution calling TJ sappy boy, just because he showed emotion and humiliated him in front of the school]]) and [[TheDreaded all of the other characters fear him, even TJ, who normally stands up to evils of adults]].
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* SadistTeacher: Put emphasis on sadist part. Actually, scratch that. It doesn't even '''''begin''''' to describe him...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Easily the most intimidating and evil antagonist of the series.
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[[folder:Becky Benson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "A Science Fair to Remember"

-->'''Voiced by:''' TaraStrong

* BitchInSheepsClothing: She only became Gretchen's friend so she could steal Gretchen's project to win the science fair. [[TookALevelInKindness She eventually mends her ways though]].
* BlackBeadEyes: One of the very few characters in the show to have them.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* FullNameBasis: Not in the show, but among the fanbase; only to avoid confusion with Becky Detweiler.
%%* OneShotCharacter
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. She has the same first name as T.J.'s older sister.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She only appears in "A Science Fair to Remember" and never appears afterwards with no explanation.
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[[folder:Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Dude"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Joey Lawrence

* CoolTeacher: At first he plays this trope ''too'' hard, before realizing that he's more concerned about the kids liking him than teaching them anything. By episode's end he finds a balance between the two extremes.
* {{Expy}}: He was the "original" T.J. at Third Street School back in the `80s.
%%* HotTeacher
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[[folder:Yope Halberson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Yope From Norway"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Hayden

* ForeignExchangeStudent: From Norway, arriving in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yope From Norway]]". And then he leaves in the same episode.
%%* FunnyForeigner
%%* NiceHat
%%* YouthfulFreckles
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[[folder:Brock]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Scott [=McAfee=]

%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OneShotCharacter
%%* OnlyOneName
* PutOnABus: The main reason why he needed to find another A.V Kid, because he was moving to Portugal.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Almost. He first appears in season four's "The A.V. Kid" with all the kids already knowing him, but it's also revealed that he doesn't go out for recess and is very solitary, giving the reason why he was never seen before.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He looks much older than eleven--he looks almost sixteen.
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[[folder:Lance the Pants]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Hayden

%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler:He eventually becomes the next A.V. Kid, because unlike T.J. and Vince, he works better on his own than with others]].
%%* OneShotCharacter
* RememberTheNewGuy: He only appears in season four's "The A.V. Kid", yet the gang act as if they've known him prior to the episode.
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[[folder:Becky Detweiler]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prince Randall" (Mentioned), ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Melissa Joan Hart (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''), TaraStrong (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

* AgeLift: She's twenty in the Italian dub, while she's sixteen/seventeen (possibly eighteen) in the show.
* BigSisterBully: Can be this way to T.J. sometimes--but to be fair, he doesn't make things easy for her.
%%* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* BurgerFool: Works at Floppy Burger. Though she's really enthusiastic about her job.
* TheCheerleader: Hinted at--she has a pair of pom-poms on her dresser, hinting that she is (or at least ''was') a cheerleader
* CoolBigSis: When she helps the kids rescue T.J.. Also, T.J. considered her one when he was younger, "back when she was nice."
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: In the Italian dub, her name is Maggie.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to T.J.'s Foolish.
%%* TheGhost: Until ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* RememberTheNewGuy: Just averted. When the movie was in production, some of the later episodes before the movie was finished had T.J. mention her a few times, avoiding having her introduced without anyone mentioning her before.
* {{Retcon}}: Becky was originally T.J.'s (unnamed and unseen) older ''brother'', according to "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" (Which, as an early episode of the first season, was filled with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness).
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite mending her bond with T.J. at the end of ''Recess: School's Out'', she goes back to being a jerk in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
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[[folder:Dr. Phillium Benedict]]

--> '''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

--> '''Voiced by:''' James Woods

%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[spoiler:He was the blond to Muriel's redhead and Prickley's brunet.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After his henchmen raid the military base with stun rays, he asks if any of the personnel were killed. His lackey says no, and he responds that he doesn't like violence.
%%* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:To Prickly]]
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilPlan: Getting rid of recess and summer vacation in order to raise test scores.
* HippieTeacher: He was one of these in the 1960s, but he admitted that he joined the subculture just to "pick up chicks".
* IcyBlueEyes: Made especially unsettling as he's the ''only'' character in the franchise to be drawn with an eye color (not counting T.J. in the pilot).
%%* LargeHam
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was likely named after former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.
* SingleTargetSexuality: After being away for so long, he's still very much in love with Muriel. Unfortunately for him, she no longer feels anything for him.
* StupidEvil: He labors under the delusion that Summer Vacation is directly connected to the season itself, when in reality, it has more to do with the school curriculum. Even if his attempts to cause a permanent winter had succeeded, it would have likely led to an extended ''Winter'' Break, not to mention the numerous Snow Days that would likely occur, thus causing schools to be closed more often. T.J. even points this out, but Benedict decides to go through with his plan anyway.
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He tries to make the Earth colder, to get rid of summer, so he can raise test scores.
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[[index]]
* [[Characters/RecessTheMainSix The Main Six]]: [[labelnote:Click to expand.]]Theodore Jasper "T.J." Detweiler, Vince [=LaSalle=], Ashley Spinell, Gretchen Grundler, Mikey Blumberg, Gus Griswald[[/labelnote]]
[[/index]]



!!The Main Six

[[folder: Theodore Jasper "T.J." Detweiler]]
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!!The Main Six

[[folder: Theodore Jasper "T.J." Detweiler]]
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!!Other Students

[[folder:Randall Weems]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Ross Malinger (Season one and first two episodes of season two), Andrew Lawrence (Season two to the end of the series), Myles Jeffrey (Direct-to-video movies), Axel Alba (''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' crossover), Randy Crenshaw (Singing (Credits of movie only), Creator/KoukiUchiyama (Japanese dub, though Wasabi Mizuta voiced him in the first few episodes)

The leader of the main six.

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Ross Malinger (Season one and first two episodes of season two), Andrew Lawrence (Season two to Ryan O'Donohue

Randall J. Weems is
the end snitch of the series), Myles Jeffrey (Direct-to-video movies), Axel Alba (''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' crossover), Randy Crenshaw (Singing (Credits of movie only), Creator/KoukiUchiyama (Japanese dub, though Wasabi Mizuta voiced him in the first few episodes)

The leader of the main six.
Third Street Elementary School.



* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Just about everyone on the playground (except Gordy) loves him.
* AccidentalHero: In the episode "The Shiner", T.J. gets a black eye and everyone thinks he did a heroic act to get it. However, he told everyone at the end of the episode why he got it, and that he was too embarrassed to tell: [[spoiler: His parents put him in a youth group, and they had a square-dancing class, and during that, a girl accidentally punched him in the eye]]
%%* TheAce: In the early season one episodes.
* {{Acrofatic}}: He's a more subtle example. While he's not "huge", he's definitely chubby, yet can pull off some awesome stunts.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: [[{{Kawaisa}} Which is why he's adored in Japan]].
* {{Adorkable}}: While not as much as Gretchen or Gus, his optimistic nature mixed with his ditzy moments and sweetness comes out as this. And in kindergarten, he was a ShrinkingViolet.
%%* TheAllAmericanBoy
* AllLovingHero: He's generally kind and cares for the well-being of his fellow students.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: TJ has a nebbish father and an overprotective mother, and once played "Harvey Hanukkah" in the school holiday pageant.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: In Becky's eyes. While Becky finds T.J. an annoyance, deep down, she cares about him
* ArtEvolution: In season one, he was a lot chubbier (and more so in the more OffModel episodes of the season) and had highlights in his eyes, which were gone by season two for unknown reasons (either because he was the only character that had them and it looked weird, or because the artists forgot to draw them 50% of the time anyway so they were removed)
** In later episodes, he looks a bit different. He's taller, not as chubby, and his eyes are bigger.
* BadassAdorable: Short, chubby, wide-eyed, sweet, and adorable. He's also the leader of the gang, who's responsible for all of their awesome moments.
%%* {{Badbutt}}
* BerserkButton:
** Four words: Don't. Mess. With. Recess. Or messing with his fun in general. [[ItsPersonal Which is the reason why he went and thwarted the evil plans to get rid of summer vacation]] in TheMovie.
** While he doesn't go "berserk" he gets very pissed if he's made to take his hat off against his own will, or called fat and/or ugly.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Gus, despite being the same age.
* BigEater: While it isn't shown on-screen, "The Great State Fair" and "Omega Kids" hints that he can be one, and this was also hinted in some print material.
* BigFun: He's not "huge", but he's a bit plump. As for "fun", ''you'd best believe it''
* BigManOnCampus: Oh, yes. He's cool, street-smart, somewhat athletic, and rather cute.
* BookDumb: He got a C- on a book report because he used the book's cover blurb, thinks "spy" is spelled S-P-I, gets a 10.1% on a test, however, on the playground, he can pull of elaborate schemes (literally) under his hat.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens after seeing one of his plans go wrong, hurting Gus in the process in "[[SeriesFinale Lost Leader]]".
* BrilliantButLazy: While he is somewhat ditzy, ignorant, and lazy, he's a genius when it comes to pulling schemes on the playground.
* TheCassandra: In the movie. He tries to tell his friends something weird is happening at their school, but they just think he missed them.
* CatSmile: In "Bad Hair Day" after giving Mikey a haircut.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Ten-der!", as well as any use of the word "whomp" (meaning, "to be unfair" [used in the context of ""This stinks" or "This sucks"])
* TheCharmer: In "Good Ol' T.J.", his talent for charming his way out of any situation is revealed.
%%* CheerfulChild
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Break In", "The Experiment", "The Legend of Big Kid", "The Box", "The Break-up", "The Substitute", "Economics of Recess", "The Story of Whomps", "Bad Hair Day", "Principal for a Day", "Space Cadet", "The Shiner", "Lord of the Nerds", "My Funny Valentines", "The Barnaby Boys", "The First Picture Show", "The Big Prank", "The Madness of King Bob", "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J.", "The A.V. Kid", "Good Ole T.J.", and "Lost Leader".
* DeadpanSnarker: At times. This is more evident in the earlier episodes. He's especially sassy to authority figures.
* {{Determinator}}: When he wants to do something, he's going to make sure he does it, especially if it's for the benefit of his friends. "A Great State Fair" is one example.
* TheDitz: A subtle example at times in some of the later episodes. He gets a 10.1% on a test (out of 100%), and says that it's one of his better grades.
* DoNotCallMePaul: While the first name doesn't sound embarrassing when one thinks about [[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt one tough leader]] with that name, he prefers to be called T.J., even the school administration does this.
* DubNameChange:
** His first name is changed to "Tobias" in the Swedish dub.
** His named is shortened to "Jay" in the Greek dub.
* DumbBlonde: Almost. Some early drawings of him gave him blonde hair.
* DumbIsGood: Though he's really only "dumb" in the classroom.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His first name is ''Theodore''.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: His middle name is ''Jasper''. No wonder he [[OnlyKnownByInitials goes by his initials]] "T.J."
%%* TheFace
%%* FakeUltimateHero: In "The Shiner".
%%* FatBestFriend: Type A (to the rest of the gang).
* FatIdiot: He's pudgy, though his dumb side comes out of laziness instead of actual stupidity. He's very street smart, just not book smart.
* FirstKiss: With Spinelli, but as [[PracticeKiss an experiment]].
* {{Flanderization}}: At least his BookDumb side. He starts off being a "C" student in school, but drops down to a "D" and even "F" student later on. "The Secret Life of Grotke" was an offender of this.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Becky's Responsible.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Realist, with shades of the Optimist (Shared with Mikey)
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine and a bit choleric.
* FunPersonified: He takes having fun very seriously.
* GeniusDitz: He's not too bright, but can come up with fool-proof plans when needed.
* GoingNative: In "The Legend of Big Kid", when he's kidnapped by the kindergartners and adapts to their primitive society.
%%* GreenEyes: In the pilot.
* GuileHero: When it comes to pulling schemes on the playground.
* HatesBeingAlone: As soon as he finds out that his friends are going to be at camp for the whole summer in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', he's instantly heartbroken.
* HeroicBSOD: In "Lost Leader" (the final episode aired before the DTV movies).
%%* HighSchoolHustler: An elementary variety.
* IconicItem: His hat.
* IdiotHero: Though again, his idiocy comes out of laziness instead of actual stupidity.
* InkSuitActor: Subverted, as it wasn't intended, but he does look a lot like his second voice actor, Andy Lawrence. AshleyJohnson lampshades this in the bonus features on the DVD of TheMovie. TJ also quite strongly resembles his ''original'' voice actor, Ross Malinger, in his younger years (for visual reference, he played the kid in ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'').
* InnocentBlueEyes: He has bright baby-blue eyes according to WordOfGod.
* InSeriesNickname: Aside from T.J. (Of course), he also goes by "Teej".
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Developed one with Frank Dudikoff (The "original" T.J. back in the `80s), who's in his early twenties, and eventually develops one with fifty-year-old Principal Prickly.
%%* {{Keet}}: He has some shades of this.
%%* KidHero: In the movie.
* KindheartedSimpleton: He may be a bit ditzy, but he's got a huge heart
* TheLeader: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Gus' Dad in the episode where he runs away: "Well son, let's just say you've got one heck of a platoon leader."
* MagneticHero: He frequently saves the playground through personality alone and is adored even by his enemies.
* MoeStare: He's able to give [[http://images.wikia.com/recess/images/0/01/Cute_teej.JPG this]] to Gretchen to urge her to help him with his plan in "A Great State Fair".
* MyGreatestFailure: When his plan at the beginning of "Lost Leader" went wrong and ended up injuring Gus.
* NaughtyIsGood: He's very mischivious and rebellious, though he's also a good kid nontheless and a total sweetheart.
* NeverBareheaded: He's always seen wearing his red baseball hat and ''very'' rarely takes it off (Making him take it off is his BerserkButton, though he did take it off when Dr. Slicer ordered him to, out of fear). The only occasions where he doesn't wear it is for formal occasions or when he's sleeping.
* NiceHat: His famous red baseball cap.
* NiceJewishBoy: While slightly ambiguous given the events of the ChristmasEpisode, he's a sweetie.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Only in the pilot, as he was the only character drawn with irises.
* OddFriendship: One episode reveals that pre-series, kindergarten specifically, he was actually best friends with Menlo. While they are now enemies at school, he still attends every one of Menlo's birthday parties and is fawned over by Menlo's mother when she sees him each year.
* OffModel: During the first season, in many scenes T.J. is missing his eye highlights. This could possibly be the reason why they were removed in the first season.
* OnlyKnownByInitials: Mainly because he doesn't care for his first and middle names.
* PrinceOfPranksters: TropeNamer. Prankster Prince is an actual title and TJ campaigns to win it by pulling a prank on King Bob (a former Prankster Prince himself). Bob comes out of retirement to try and prank TJ back.
* ProperlyParanoid: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', he's the only one who believes that there's suspicious activity going on inside the school during summer vacation (Until he gets the gang to see what's going on)
* PuppyDogEyes: Arguably his default set of eyes in season one.
* RedIsHeroic: His hat is red.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Vince's blue.
* RousingSpeech: T.J. is renowned for his many public speeches, and is great at persuading others to join whatever his cause of the week is.
* SanitySlippage: After being placed in "The Box", Miss Finster's new punishment for the kids- a square drawn on the blacktop. At first, he laughs at it like everyone else, but then he ends up being the first attendent in the box. After ten minutes, he's found sitting in the fetal position singing "This Old Man" and laughing to himself. After being taken out, he continuously speaks in the third person and promises to be a good boy.
* ShipTease: With Spinelli. It is implied they have a crush on each other.
* ShirtlessScene: In "The Big Prank", after almost becoming King Bob's fanner boy.
* ShrinkingViolet: When he was in kindergarten (until Gus came).
%%* TheSlacker
%%* SnoopingLittleKid: In TheMovie.
* TheStrategist: He comes up with brilliant plans for the main six. Of course, this is only on the playground.
* SweetTooth: He ''loves'' anything sweet.
%%* TaremeEyes
* TookALevelInDumbass: In season one, he was pretty average. In season two, he became more BookDumb. In the middle of season three, he became TheDitz.
* UndyingLoyalty: In spades. He may be a pain for teachers but will go incredible levels for anyone he cares about, often [[HeroicSacrifice risking to himself in the process]].
%%* WideEyedIdealist
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: After becoming the principal for a day (In the episode of the same name), he gets power over the whole school...but easily becomes corrupted and power-mad.
** And again when they invented schoolyard currency. At the same time he financially toke over the school, he got incessantly more insane. This is cemented when he only offered one mark for his own hat. Which was his goal in first place.
* YourSizeMayVary: Sometimes he and Spinelli are the same height, but sometimes he's taller. He's noticeably taller in the later episodes.
* YouthfulFreckles: He has freckles.

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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Just about ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Thanks to him tattling on everyone on the playground (except Gordy) loves him.
* AccidentalHero: In the episode "The Shiner", T.J. gets a black eye and everyone thinks he did a heroic act to get it. However, he told everyone at the end of the episode why he got it, and that he was too embarrassed to tell: [[spoiler: His parents put him in a youth group, and
no matter what they had a square-dancing class, and during that, a girl accidentally punched him in the eye]]
%%* TheAce: In the early season one episodes.
* {{Acrofatic}}: He's a more subtle example. While he's not "huge", he's definitely chubby, yet can pull off some awesome stunts.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: [[{{Kawaisa}} Which is why he's adored in Japan]].
* {{Adorkable}}: While not as much as Gretchen or Gus, his optimistic nature mixed with his ditzy moments and sweetness comes out as this. And in kindergarten, he was a ShrinkingViolet.
%%* TheAllAmericanBoy
* AllLovingHero: He's generally kind and cares for the well-being of his fellow students.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: TJ has a nebbish father and an overprotective mother, and once played "Harvey Hanukkah" in the school holiday pageant.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: In Becky's eyes. While Becky finds T.J. an annoyance, deep down, she cares about him
* ArtEvolution: In season one, he was a lot chubbier (and more so in the more OffModel episodes of the season) and had highlights in his eyes, which were gone by season two for unknown reasons (either because he was the only character that had them and it looked weird, or because the artists forgot to draw them 50% of the time anyway so they were removed)
** In later episodes, he looks a bit different. He's taller, not as chubby, and his eyes are bigger.
* BadassAdorable: Short, chubby, wide-eyed, sweet, and adorable. He's also the leader of the gang, who's responsible for all of their awesome moments.
%%* {{Badbutt}}
* BerserkButton:
** Four words: Don't. Mess. With. Recess. Or messing with his fun in general. [[ItsPersonal Which is the reason why he went and thwarted the evil plans to get rid of summer vacation]] in TheMovie.
** While he doesn't go "berserk" he gets very pissed if he's made to take his hat off against his own will, or called fat and/or ugly.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Gus, despite being the same age.
* BigEater: While it
did, Randall isn't shown on-screen, "The Great State Fair" and "Omega Kids" hints that he can be one, and this was also hinted in some print material.
* BigFun: He's not "huge", but he's a bit plump. As for "fun", ''you'd best believe it''
* BigManOnCampus: Oh, yes. He's cool, street-smart, somewhat athletic, and rather cute.
* BookDumb: He got a C- on a book report because he used the book's cover blurb, thinks "spy" is spelled S-P-I, gets a 10.1% on a test, however, on the playground, he can pull of elaborate schemes (literally) under his hat.
* BreakTheCutie: Happens after seeing one of his plans go wrong, hurting Gus in the process in "[[SeriesFinale Lost Leader]]".
* BrilliantButLazy: While he is somewhat ditzy, ignorant, and lazy, he's a genius when it comes to pulling schemes
very well liked on the playground.
* TheCassandra: In the movie. He tries to tell AnimalMotifs: Depending on who you ask, his friends something weird is happening at their school, but they just think he missed them.
* CatSmile: In "Bad Hair Day" after giving Mikey a haircut.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Ten-der!", as well as any use of the word "whomp" (meaning, "to be unfair" [used in the context of ""This stinks" or "This sucks"])
* TheCharmer: In "Good Ol' T.J.", his talent for charming his way out of any situation is revealed.
%%* CheerfulChild
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Break In", "The Experiment", "The Legend of Big Kid", "The Box", "The Break-up", "The Substitute", "Economics of Recess", "The Story of Whomps", "Bad Hair Day", "Principal for a Day", "Space Cadet", "The Shiner", "Lord of the Nerds", "My Funny Valentines", "The Barnaby Boys", "The First Picture Show", "The Big Prank", "The Madness of King Bob", "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J.", "The A.V. Kid", "Good Ole T.J.", and "Lost Leader".
* DeadpanSnarker: At times. This is more evident in the earlier episodes. He's especially sassy
appearance looks similar to authority figures.
* {{Determinator}}: When he wants to do something, he's going to make sure he does it, especially if it's for the benefit of his friends. "A Great State Fair" is one example.
* TheDitz: A subtle example at times in some of the later episodes. He gets a 10.1% on a test (out of 100%), and says
that it's one of his better grades.
* DoNotCallMePaul: While the first name doesn't sound embarrassing when one thinks about [[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt one tough leader]] with that name, he prefers
weasel or a lizard, neither of which tend to be called T.J., even associated with anything good and tend to be less liked, fitting if you consider his personality and what he does.
* BearerOfBadNews: Sometimes.
* {{Blackmail}}: He sometimes uses
the school administration does this.
threat of snitching to coerce others into getting what he wants.
%%* BrattyHalfPint
* DubNameChange:
ButtMonkey: Due to almost everyone disliking him.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** His first name is changed to "Tobias" in the Swedish dub.
"MISS FINSTER! MISS FINSTER!"
** His named is shortened to "Jay" in the Greek dub.
* DumbBlonde: Almost. Some early drawings of him gave him blonde hair.
* DumbIsGood: Though he's really only "dumb" in the classroom.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His first name is ''Theodore''.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: His middle name is ''Jasper''. No wonder he [[OnlyKnownByInitials goes by his initials]] "T.J.
"Moist."
%%* TheFace
%%* FakeUltimateHero: In "The Shiner".
%%* FatBestFriend: Type A (to the rest of the gang).
* FatIdiot: He's pudgy, though ConsummateLiar: While Randall loves to share unpleasant truths about other kids, he is not above occasional dishonesty. For example:
** He once tried to hide
his dumb side comes out of laziness instead of actual stupidity. He's very street smart, just not book smart.
* FirstKiss: With Spinelli, but as [[PracticeKiss an experiment]].
* {{Flanderization}}: At least his BookDumb side.
responsibility for [[spoiler:starting a food fight]].
**
He starts off being wrote a "C" student in school, but drops down to a "D" and even "F" student later on. "The Secret Life of Grotke" was an offender of this.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish to Becky's Responsible.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Realist, with shades of the Optimist (Shared with Mikey)
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine and a bit choleric.
* FunPersonified: He takes having fun very seriously.
* GeniusDitz: He's not too bright, but can come up with fool-proof plans when needed.
* GoingNative: In "The Legend of Big Kid", when he's kidnapped by the kindergartners and adapts to their primitive society.
%%* GreenEyes: In the pilot.
* GuileHero: When it comes to pulling schemes on the playground.
* HatesBeingAlone: As soon as he finds out
fake report that his friends are going to be at camp for the whole summer in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', he's instantly heartbroken.
* HeroicBSOD: In "Lost Leader" (the final episode aired before the DTV movies).
%%* HighSchoolHustler: An elementary variety.
* IconicItem: His hat.
* IdiotHero: Though again, his idiocy comes out of laziness instead of actual stupidity.
* InkSuitActor: Subverted, as it wasn't intended, but he does look a lot like his second voice actor, Andy Lawrence. AshleyJohnson lampshades this in the bonus features on the DVD of TheMovie. TJ also quite strongly resembles his ''original'' voice actor, Ross Malinger, in his younger years (for visual reference, he played the kid in ''Film/SleeplessInSeattle'').
* InnocentBlueEyes: He has bright baby-blue eyes according to WordOfGod.
* InSeriesNickname: Aside from
got T.J. (Of course), in trouble for something he didn't do.
** He
also goes by "Teej".
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Developed one
fooled his dad into believing that he was friends with Frank Dudikoff (The "original" T.J. back in and his crew (while inventing false facts about them).
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Randall's Reform", "Stand Up Randall", "Randall's Friends", "Prince Randall", and "League of Randalls".
* TheDragon: He is Miss Finster's right-hand boy.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: He had a lisp as a kindergartener.
%%* EvilLaugh
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Randall is hated by
the `80s), who's in his early twenties, and eventually develops one with fifty-year-old Principal Prickly.
%%* {{Keet}}: He has
students for being a snitch, but there are some shades of this.
%%* KidHero:
kids who have a high authority level, like King Bob, he would never snitch on because he believes that's naughty. In the movie.
film, he calls out on one of Benedict's followers for ratting him out.
* KindheartedSimpleton: He may be a bit ditzy, but he's got a huge heart
* TheLeader: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Gus' Dad in
FriendlyEnemy: When the episode where he runs away: "Well son, let's just say you've got one heck of a platoon leader."
plot calls for it.
* MagneticHero: He frequently saves the playground through GenerationXerox: Randall inherited his appearance and learned his personality alone and is adored even by from his enemies.
* MoeStare: He's able to give [[http://images.wikia.com/recess/images/0/01/Cute_teej.JPG this]] to Gretchen to urge her to help him with his plan in "A Great State Fair".
* MyGreatestFailure: When his plan at the beginning of "Lost Leader" went wrong and ended up injuring Gus.
* NaughtyIsGood: He's very mischivious and rebellious, though he's
father, who was also a good kid nontheless and a total sweetheart.
* NeverBareheaded: He's always seen wearing his red baseball hat and ''very'' rarely takes it off (Making him take it off is his BerserkButton, though he did take it off
big snitch when Dr. Slicer ordered him to, out of fear). The only occasions where he doesn't wear it is for formal occasions or when he's sleeping.
* NiceHat: His famous red baseball cap.
* NiceJewishBoy: While slightly ambiguous given the events of the ChristmasEpisode, he's a sweetie.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Only in the pilot, as
he was the only character drawn with irises.
* OddFriendship: One episode reveals that pre-series, kindergarten specifically, he was actually best friends with Menlo. While they are now enemies at school,
a kid (and he still attends every one of Menlo's birthday parties and is fawned over by Menlo's mother when she sees him each year.
one).
* OffModel: During the first season, in many scenes {{Gonk}}: He pretty much resembles a human/lizard hybrid.
* IJustWantToBeYou: In "Randall's Reform", Randall admits to
T.J. is missing his eye highlights. This could possibly be the reason why they were removed in the first season.
* OnlyKnownByInitials: Mainly because he doesn't care for his first and middle names.
* PrinceOfPranksters: TropeNamer. Prankster Prince is an actual title and TJ campaigns to win it by pulling a prank on King Bob (a former Prankster Prince himself). Bob comes out of retirement to try and prank TJ back.
* ProperlyParanoid: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', he's the only one who believes
that there's suspicious activity going on inside despite his flaws, he wants to be just like him due to his popularity.
-->'''Randall:''' "You're fat, you're ugly, you wear that stupid jacket, but everyone wants to play with you!"
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In
the school during summer vacation (Until episodes "Randall's Reform" and "Randall's Friends", he gets the gang reveals a desire to see what's going on)
* PuppyDogEyes: Arguably his default set of eyes in season one.
* RedIsHeroic: His hat is red.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Vince's blue.
* RousingSpeech:
befriend T.J. is renowned for his many public speeches, and is great 's gang. But of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod he remains their adversary in the end]].
* InsultComic: In "Stand-Up Randall", he decides to do a stand-up comedy routine by making fat jokes
at persuading Mikey's expense.
-->'''Randall:''' "How does Mikey spell 'refrigerator'? O-I-C-U-R-M-T!"
* ItsAllAboutMe:
* {{Jerkass}}: He tends to snitch on
others more out of self-benefit, than caring about enforcing the rules. Not to join whatever mention his cause smug obnoxiousness while doing it.
* JerkassRealization: He's forced to take blame when the Tylers, brothers of each member
of the week is.
* SanitySlippage: After being placed
The Ashleys [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone after he trained them in "The Box", Miss the act of snitching]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A lot of times, he was shown as a FriendlyEnemy of the Recess Gang, genuinely wanted to be friends with them, and especially T.J. in "Randall's Reform". And in "Randall's Friends", where he performed a plan that the likes of T.J. would, just to spring him out of a level four detention because of a phony note accusing T.J. of throwing flip-flops on the roof, which Randall had forged, and genuinely respected Ms. Finster and looked up to her and had some EvenEvilHasStandards moments. While he may be a jerk and a snitch, but he is not that bad deep down.
** Even though that the Randall's plan to spring T.J. out of his undeserved punishment had fallen flat on its' face as Mr. Weems snitched on his son to Ms. Finster, it's this action of Randall's that proves his selflessness and can own up to his mistakes. Fortunately for Randall, he didn't get severely punished as 1) it was Randall's birthday that day, 2) this is the first time that Randall had ever tried to undermine Ms.
Finster's new punishment for the kids- a square drawn on the blacktop. At first, he laughs at it like everyone else, but then he ends up being the first attendent in the box. After ten minutes, he's found sitting in the fetal position singing "This Old Man" authority, and laughing to himself. After being taken out, he continuously speaks in the third person and promises to be a good boy.
* ShipTease: With Spinelli. It is implied they
3) it could also have a crush on each other.
to do with that the two are very close.
* ShirtlessScene: NotMeThisTime: In both "The Big Prank", after almost becoming King Bob's fanner boy.
* ShrinkingViolet: When he was
Spy Who Came in kindergarten (until Gus came).
From the Playground" and "League of Randalls".
%%* TheSlacker
%%* SnoopingLittleKid: In TheMovie.
SmugSnake
* TheStrategist: He comes up with brilliant plans for the main six. Of course, this is only on the playground.
* SweetTooth: He ''loves'' anything sweet.
%%* TaremeEyes
* TookALevelInDumbass: In season one, he was pretty average. In season two, he became more BookDumb. In the middle of season three, he became TheDitz.
* UndyingLoyalty: In spades. He may be a pain for teachers but will go incredible levels for anyone he cares about, often [[HeroicSacrifice risking to himself in the process]].
%%* WideEyedIdealist
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: After becoming the principal for a day (In the episode of the same name), he gets power over the whole school...but easily becomes corrupted and power-mad.
** And again when they invented schoolyard currency. At the same time he financially toke over the school, he got incessantly more insane. This is cemented when he only offered one mark for his own hat. Which was his goal in first place.
* YourSizeMayVary: Sometimes he and Spinelli are the same height, but sometimes he's taller.
TheStoolPigeon: He's noticeably taller even called this in one episode.
* TeachersPet: Finster listens to him more than
the later episodes.
* YouthfulFreckles: He has freckles.
other kids.



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[[folder:Guru Kid]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Up until "Tattletale Heart"), Justin Jon Ross ("Don't Ask Me" to the end of the series), Ryan O'Donohue (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')



-->'''Voiced by:''' Rickey D'Shon Collins, Creator/MiyuIrino (In the Japanese dub; TheOtherDarrin for Taya Hayabusa)

Vincent Pierre "Vince" LaSalle is African-American, part French and is one of the main characters of Recess. Out of the six members of the Recess Gang, he is known to be the most athletic.

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Rickey D'Shon Collins, Creator/MiyuIrino (In Jimmy "Guru Kid" is a Third Street student who dispenses advice to the Japanese dub; TheOtherDarrin for Taya Hayabusa)

Vincent Pierre "Vince" LaSalle is African-American, part French and is one
children of the main characters of Recess. Out of the six members of the Recess Gang, he is known to be the most athletic.Third Street.



* TheAce: When it comes to sports or games, Vince is the ''best''.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: In "The Bet", when he becomes even ''more'' of a competition freak and more egotistical than usual.
%%* AntiHero: Type II.
%%* BadassAdorable
* BalloonBelly: In "I Will Kick no More Forever", after being showed up in kickball and goes into a depression, which included [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything bunging out on root beer and donuts]].
* BlackBestFriend: To T.J. (And the rest of the gang, though he's more "buddy-buddy" with T.J.).
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In "Me No Know", he uses T.J.'s catchphrase "Tender" when he realizes that he can quote ''Nitwitz 3'' with the rest of the kids the next day at school.
* BreakTheHaughty: In "I Will Kick no More Forever'' he actually has a DespairEventHorizon [[spoiler: over one of the Ashley's kicking better than him.]]
* BrokenAce: His athletic skills are above most of the other students, though he's very insecure about losing and failing.
* CompetitionFreak: Vince is extremely egotistical about winning any game he takes part in. The others become irritated by this and dare him to last a day without winning once, at which point he becomes drunk on losing at every game he plays.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Big Brother Chad", "I Will Kick No More Forever", "Copycat Kid", "Bad Hair Day", "The Bet", "The Barnaby Boys", "Good Luck Charm", "The Candidates", "The A.V. Kid", "Chez Vince", and "The Principals of Golf".
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Facepalm}}: Vince has been prone to doing these a lot.
* FatalFlaw: His over-competitiveness has made Vince [[TookALevelInJerkass more of a jerk than usual]] and nearly ruined his friendships.
* {{Flanderization}}: "The Bet". Fortunately, it only lasted for that episode.
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Cynic (Shared with Spinelli).
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric, and slightly melancholic.
%%* GeniusBruiser
* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: In "I Will Kick No More Forever".
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: A few episodes have shown that he has a bit of an inferiority complex, and is extremely insecure about losing.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Vince's superior athletic abilities compared to those of his friends often made him egoistic. However, deep down, he knows how important his friends are to him.
%%* TheLancer: To TJ.
* LovableJock: He's not an antagonist despite technically being a jock.
* MrViceGuy: He can have a huge ego at times, but he'll always stand up for his friends, as well as any other kid being picked on, and will always do the right thing.
%%* OnlySaneMan: Sometimes plays this role.
* OppositesAttract: Slightly hinted at with Gretchen.
* OutOfFocus: While still appearing in every episode, Vince got the least amount of character focus than the rest of the gang.
* {{Pride}}: Mainly from being the best at pretty much anything athletic.
* RealMenCook: He becomes the new school cook when the other kids try his cooking.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to T.J.'s red.
* SmallNameBigEgo: A more low-key example, he occasionally develops an ego due to being TheAce.
%%* SourSupporter: In the first few episodes. This was downplayed later.
%%* StopWorshippingMe: Towards Mikey in "Copycat Kid".
* SupremeChef: He is such a great cook that he fed the entire school (Student and staff alike) with his dishes. He was even invited to study abroad in a cooking school in France but stayed behind.
%%* {{Tall Dark and Snarky}}
* {{Tuckerization}}: He was named after the creators' friend in college.
* VerbalTic: Probably the only kid in the show that has one, man.
* VocalEvolution: His voice was lower in the first episode, this is because the audio was from the original version of this episode made as a pilot
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Vince might be nine, but he doesn't look any younger than his thirteen-year-old brother, Chad.

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* TheAce: When it comes to sports or games, Vince AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin is the ''best''.
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: In "The Bet", when he becomes even ''more'' of a competition freak
light brown, and more egotistical than usual.
%%* AntiHero: Type II.
%%* BadassAdorable
* BalloonBelly: In "I Will Kick no More Forever", after being showed up in kickball and goes into a depression, which included [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything bunging out on root beer and donuts]].
* BlackBestFriend: To T.J. (And the rest of the gang, though he's more "buddy-buddy" with T.J.).
* BorrowedCatchphrase: In "Me No Know",
he uses T.J.'s catchphrase "Tender" when he realizes that he can quote ''Nitwitz 3'' with the rest of the kids the next day at school.
* BreakTheHaughty: In "I Will Kick no More Forever'' he actually has a DespairEventHorizon [[spoiler: over one of the Ashley's kicking better than him.]]
* BrokenAce: His athletic skills are above most of the other students, though he's very insecure about losing and failing.
* CompetitionFreak: Vince is extremely egotistical about winning any game he takes part in. The others become irritated by this and dare him to last a day without winning once, at which point he becomes drunk on losing at every game he plays.
might be Indian.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Big Brother Chad", "I Will Kick No More Forever", "Copycat Kid", "Bad Hair Day", "The Bet", "The Barnaby Boys", "Good Luck Charm", "The Candidates", "The A.V. Kid", "Chez Vince", and "The Principals "Don't Ask Me"
* GenreSavvy: He knew exactly how the events
of Golf".
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Facepalm}}: Vince has been prone
"Don't Ask Me" were going to doing these play out.
* HermitGuru: Parodied, he sits in
a lot.
meditative trance while wearing his shirt as a turban, offering vague advice.
* FatalFlaw: OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His over-competitiveness has made Vince [[TookALevelInJerkass more of a jerk than usual]] and nearly ruined his friendships.
* {{Flanderization}}: "The Bet". Fortunately, it only lasted for that episode.
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Cynic (Shared with Spinelli).
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric, and slightly melancholic.
%%* GeniusBruiser
* HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath: In "I Will Kick No More Forever".
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: A few episodes have shown that he has a bit of an inferiority complex, and
real name is extremely insecure about losing.
Jimmy.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Vince's superior athletic abilities compared to those of his friends TalksLikeASimile: Which often made him egoistic. However, deep down, he knows how important his friends are to him.
%%* TheLancer: To TJ.
* LovableJock: He's not an antagonist despite technically being a jock.
* MrViceGuy: He can have a huge ego at times, but he'll always stand up for his friends, as well as any other kid being picked on, and will always do the right thing.
%%* OnlySaneMan: Sometimes plays this role.
* OppositesAttract: Slightly hinted at with Gretchen.
* OutOfFocus: While still appearing in every episode, Vince got the least amount of character focus than the rest of the gang.
* {{Pride}}: Mainly from being the best at pretty much anything athletic.
* RealMenCook: He becomes the new school cook when
confuses the other kids try kids.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Since he wers
his cooking.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to T.J.'s red.
* SmallNameBigEgo: A more low-key example, he occasionally develops an ego due to being TheAce.
%%* SourSupporter: In the first few episodes. This was downplayed later.
%%* StopWorshippingMe: Towards Mikey in "Copycat Kid".
* SupremeChef: He is such a great cook that he fed the entire school (Student and staff alike) with
shirt on his dishes. He was even invited to study abroad in head (like a cooking school in France but stayed behind.
%%* {{Tall Dark and Snarky}}
* {{Tuckerization}}: He was named after the creators' friend in college.
* VerbalTic: Probably the only kid in the show that has one, man.
* VocalEvolution: His voice was lower in the first episode, this is because the audio was from the original version of this episode made as a pilot
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Vince might be nine, but he doesn't look any younger than his thirteen-year-old brother, Chad.
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[[folder:Ashley Spinelli]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PamelaAdlon

Ashley Funicello Spinelli is the tomboyish Italian-American substitute ringleader of the Gang.

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/PamelaAdlon

Ashley Funicello Spinelli is the tomboyish Italian-American substitute ringleader of the Gang.
Klee Bragger (Sam) and Ryan O'Donohue (Dave)

The Diggers are referred to as Diggers Dave and Sam who are seen always digging during Recess at Third Street School.



* ActionGirl: She is strong and often tries to use violence to solve her problems.
* {{Adorkable}}: In "Swing On Thru to the Other Side".
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her parents almost always embarrass her, especially seen in their debut, "Parents' Night". This includes saying embarrassing stuff about her in public, getting her friends' names wrong right in front of them, and revealing the fact that Spinelli has a crush on T.J.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Spinelli's ethnic background has been called into question. Since she has almond-shaped eyes found on Asian girls in cartoons and light brown skin, many viewers have assumed that Spinelli was originally from somewhere in South Asia and was adopted by Caucasian parents. On the other hand, Spinelli's skin tone is also found on Southern Italians (Silicians, specifically) and ThatOtherWiki has established that Spinelli's family (possibly her father's side, as he has really dark hair and almost the same skin tone as his daughter, and her mother looks like she could be white European) is Italian (right down to Spinelli's penchant for fighting, which comes from the stereotype of the hot-blooded Italian) so either Spinelli's mom isn't really her mom, Spinelli's mom being a redhead is an ActorAllusion to Katey Sagal [who played Peggy Bundy -- a redheaded housewife who wore tacky 1960s housewife clothes and has a big bouffant, like Spinelli's mom does -- on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''], Spinelli's mom dyes her hair, or Spinelli takes after her father more than her mother (which further reinforces Spinelli's aversion to all things she thinks are for girly-girls).
%%* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]]: Type III
* BadassAdorable: One of the biggest examples in the series, as she's the most physical out of all the kids... and is downright adorable as well.
* BareYourMidriff: Briefly in "The Break-up" when she becomes "Spinooti", queen of the kindergartners.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Subverted. She's pretty, but doesn't play it up because she has no interest in girly things. Though "The Beauty Contest" shows she cleans up nicely.
* BerserkButton: She has a few.
** Don't EVER refer to her by her first name.
** Messing with her hat. Prickly was lucky that Gretchen was able to talk Spinelli out of it.
* TheBigGirl: In terms of character, not her size.
* BigSisterInstinct: Harming her friends will set her off
* BookDumb: Moreso earlier on in the series. Though she was never as book dumb as T.J.
* BootsOfToughness: Spinelli wears extremely stompy boots, and is one of the toughest kids on the playground.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: She brings the hurt, but ceases when her heartstrings are pulled.
* BrutalHonesty: She never hides her disdainful thoughts about the situation at hand.
* ButNotTooForeign: On the episode in which Randall discovers Spinelli's embarrassing first name ([[spoiler:Ashley]]), Spinelli reveals she was named after her great-aunt who was from Alaska and ran in the Iditarod, meaning that Spinelli could be Inuit (Alaskan Native) on her mom's side and Italian on her father's side.
* CatchPhrase: "She's gonna blow!" or some variant.
* CuteBruiser: A young tomboyish girl and the toughest kid on the playground.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Experiment", "First Name Ashley", "The Trial", "Parents Night", "Swing on Thru to the Other Side", "Mama's Girl", "Weekend at Muriel's", "Dance Lessons", "The Beauty Contest", "A Career to Remember", "That Stinking Feeling", "Good Luck Charm", "Spinelli's Masterpiece", "Don't Ask Me", "More Like Gretchen", and "No Strings Attached".
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be very sarcastic and snarky.
* DoNotCallMePaul: '''Hates''' being called "Ashley".
* DubNameChange: Her first name is changed to "Patricia" in the Portuguese dub, to fit with the other Ashleys who were also called this[[note]]''Patricinha'', the diminutive form of Patricia, is basically the Portuguese-language equivalent of ValleyGirl, which the Ashleys are[[/note]]. Her last name remains the same.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Ashley ''Funicello'' Spinelli.
* FirstKiss: With T.J., as [[PracticeKiss an experiment]].
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Cynic (Shared with Vince).
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric.
* GirlishPigtails: Inverted, as when it comes to "girlish", she's anything but. They're more like Tomboyish Pigtails.
* GoodIsNotNice: Still one of the heroes but the most aggressive and antagonistic kid in the gang.
* GrumpyBear: She's pretty grouchy most of the time, and this is a fairly upbeat cartoon.
* HairDecorations: She wears two red bands (sometimes bows for special occasions) in her hair to keep her pigtails up.
* HairTriggerTemper: It takes little to set her off.
* HiddenDepths: Spinelli is a very talented artist as seen in "Spinelli's Masterpiece".
%%* HollywoodToneDeaf: According to the other kids.
* HotBlooded: Can be very aggressive.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Tiny Girl to Mikey's Huge Guy in "Dance Lessons" (Non-romantic)
* InSeriesNickname: "Spin".
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Miss Grotke and Miss Finster.
* {{Irony}}: Spinelli has been hinted at being the youngest of the gang (Month-wise. Her birthday's towards the end of September, and birthdays later than that would cause complications with school cut-off dates, hinting that the rest of the gang had their birthdays earlier), however, her voice actress is the oldest of the main six cast members.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite being quick tempered and violent, she's always rooting for the underdog and protecting her friends.
* TheLadette: As close as a nine-year-old girl can get.
* LastNameBasis: Justified in that her first name carries a stigma on the playground.
* LetMeAtHim: Her usual reaction to anyone mistreating her friends or just making her mad in general.
* LittleMissBadass: A small nine-year-old girl with her hair in Pigtails, yet she's the toughest kid in school.
* LittleMissSnarker: She's the snarkiest out of the group, and she's a nine year old girl.
* LonelyDollGirl: Surprisingly, she used to be one in kindergarten.
* MeetMyGoodFriendsLeftyAndRighty: ''"Let me introduce you to my good friend Madame Fist!"''
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Much stronger than she looks.
* NeverBareheaded: Like T.J., she's hardly ever shown out of her hat. The only occasions where she doesn't wear it are when she's sleeping or for formal occasions.
* NiceHat: Her orange ski cap.
* OlderThanTheyLook: In the pilot, as she looked like she never left kindergarten.
* OneOfTheBoys: Almost, though one of her best friends is a girl.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Her short stature seems to be complimented by her fiery temper and strength, which makes one wonder if she has a [[TheNapoleon Napoleon complex]].
%%* PluckyGirl
* RedIsHeroic: Her signature color.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Gretchen's blue.
* SheCleansUpNicely: As seen in "The Beauty Contest" and "Dancing Lessons".
* ShipTease: With T.J., and it's been confirmed on her side.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: She has a crush on T.J.
* {{Tomboy}}: She's a big wrestling fan and the "toughest kid in school", and strongly despises almost everything feminine.
* TomboyishVoice: She speaks with a fairly raspy voice and is the toughest kid on the playground.
* {{Tsundere}}: She is (usually) dere-dere towards the other five main kids, but tsun-tsun to everyone else. Also, she's the most dere-dere with T.J., whom it's hinted she has a crush on…
%%* TsurimeEyes
* UnwillinglyGirlyTomboy: This happens a couple of times to Spinelli. The first of which was done as blackmail by the Ashleys when it was learned that Spinelli's first name was Ashley as well, the other in which Spinelli is entered in a BeautyContest as a bet to win out over any of the Ashleys.
* VocalEvolution: As the series went on, her voice became slightly more scratchy.
%%* WaifFu
* WhenSheSmiles: Spinelli's already adorable, but when she's in a good mood and isn't threatening or attacking someone, expect that to be taken UpToEleven.
* WrenchWench: Spinelli was taught by her older brother how to work on cars and helped fix a broken down bus in one episode. "Regular, or ratchet?"
* YourSizeMayVary: While she's the second shortest of the gang, how short she is will vary. Sometimes she's a little taller than Gus, sometimes she and Gus are the same height, and in the later episodes, she's the same height as T.J., possibly due to a growth spurt.

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* ActionGirl: She is strong and often tries to use violence to solve her problems.
* {{Adorkable}}: In "Swing On Thru to the Other Side".
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her parents almost always embarrass her, especially seen in their debut, "Parents' Night". This includes saying embarrassing stuff about her in public, getting her friends' names wrong right in front of them, and revealing the fact that Spinelli has a crush on T.J.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Spinelli's ethnic background has been called into question. Since she has almond-shaped eyes found on Asian girls in cartoons and light brown skin, many viewers
AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: When they have assumed that Spinelli was originally from somewhere in South Asia and was adopted by Caucasian parents. On the other hand, Spinelli's skin tone is also found on Southern Italians (Silicians, specifically) and ThatOtherWiki has established that Spinelli's family (possibly her father's side, as he has really dark hair and almost the same skin tone as his daughter, and her mother looks like she could be white European) is Italian (right down to Spinelli's penchant for fighting, which comes from the stereotype of the hot-blooded Italian) so either Spinelli's mom isn't really her mom, Spinelli's mom being a redhead is an ActorAllusion to Katey Sagal [who played Peggy Bundy -- a redheaded housewife who wore tacky 1960s housewife clothes and has a big bouffant, like Spinelli's mom does -- on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''], Spinelli's mom dyes her hair, or Spinelli takes after her father more than her mother (which further reinforces Spinelli's aversion to all things she thinks are for girly-girls).
%%* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]]: Type III
* BadassAdorable: One of the biggest examples in the series, as she's the most physical out of all the kids... and is downright adorable as well.
* BareYourMidriff: Briefly
huge fight in "The Break-up" Diggers Split Up," they won't even speak to each other, but when she becomes "Spinooti", queen of the kindergartners.
* BeautifulAllAlong: Subverted. She's pretty, but doesn't play it up because she has no interest in girly things. Though "The Beauty Contest" shows she cleans up nicely.
* BerserkButton: She has a few.
** Don't EVER refer to her by her first name.
** Messing with her hat. Prickly was lucky
gang tell Sam that Gretchen was able Dave got caught in a cave-in, he immediately runs to talk Spinelli out of it.
* TheBigGirl: In terms of character, not her size.
* BigSisterInstinct: Harming her friends
his aid shouting, "Sam! Sam, hang in there, ''I will set her off
* BookDumb: Moreso earlier on in the series. Though she was never as book dumb as T.J.
* BootsOfToughness: Spinelli wears extremely stompy boots, and is one of the toughest kids on the playground.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: She brings the hurt, but ceases when her heartstrings are pulled.
* BrutalHonesty: She never hides her disdainful thoughts about the situation at hand.
* ButNotTooForeign: On the episode in which Randall discovers Spinelli's embarrassing first name ([[spoiler:Ashley]]), Spinelli reveals she was named after her great-aunt who was from Alaska and ran in the Iditarod, meaning that Spinelli could be Inuit (Alaskan Native) on her mom's side and Italian on her father's side.
* CatchPhrase: "She's gonna blow!" or some variant.
* CuteBruiser: A young tomboyish girl and the toughest kid on the playground.
find you''!" When Sam sees this, they make up almost straight away.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Experiment", "First Name Ashley", "The Trial", "Parents Night", "Swing on Thru to the Other Side", "Mama's Girl", "Weekend at Muriel's", "Dance Lessons", "The Beauty Contest", "A Career to Remember", "That Stinking Feeling", "Good Luck Charm", "Spinelli's Masterpiece", "Don't Ask Me", "More Like Gretchen", and "No Strings Attached".
"Diggers Split Up".
* DeadpanSnarker: She can be very sarcastic and snarky.
* DoNotCallMePaul: '''Hates''' being called "Ashley".
* DubNameChange: Her first name is changed to "Patricia"
DiggingToChina: Their main goal. And in the Portuguese dub, to fit with pilot (which was remade into the other Ashleys who were also called this[[note]]''Patricinha'', the diminutive form of Patricia, is basically the Portuguese-language equivalent of ValleyGirl, which the Ashleys are[[/note]]. Her last name remains the same.
first episode), ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny they actually do it]]''.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Ashley ''Funicello'' Spinelli.
* FirstKiss: With T.J., as [[PracticeKiss an experiment]].
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Cynic (Shared with Vince).
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric.
* GirlishPigtails: Inverted, as when it comes to "girlish", she's anything but. They're more like Tomboyish Pigtails.
* GoodIsNotNice: Still one of the heroes but the most aggressive and antagonistic kid in the gang.
* GrumpyBear: She's pretty grouchy
DivergentCharacterEvolution: For most of the time, show, the boys were pretty much the same characters. In their focus episode "Diggers Split Up", Dave's been shown to be bossy and this controlling, while Sam is a fairly upbeat cartoon.
more easygoing.
* HairDecorations: She EightiesHair: They both had mullets at one point. By "Diggers Split Up", they were gone.
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HeterosexualLifePartners / ThoseTwoGuys The two are rarely seen apart.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Sam
wears two a red bands (sometimes bows for special occasions) in her hair to keep her pigtails up.
bandana around his neck, while Dave wears a white mouth cover around his neck.
* HairTriggerTemper: It takes little to set her off.
* HiddenDepths: Spinelli is a very talented artist as seen in "Spinelli's Masterpiece".
%%* HollywoodToneDeaf: According to the other kids.
* HotBlooded: Can be very aggressive.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Tiny Girl to Mikey's Huge Guy in "Dance Lessons" (Non-romantic)
* InSeriesNickname: "Spin".
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Miss Grotke and Miss Finster.
* {{Irony}}: Spinelli has been hinted at being the youngest of the gang (Month-wise. Her birthday's towards the end of September, and birthdays later than that would cause complications with school cut-off dates, hinting that the rest of the gang had their birthdays earlier), however, her voice actress is the oldest of the main six cast members.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite being quick tempered and violent, she's always rooting for the underdog and protecting her friends.
* TheLadette: As close as a nine-year-old girl can get.
* LastNameBasis: Justified in that her first name carries a stigma on the playground.
* LetMeAtHim: Her usual reaction to anyone mistreating her friends or just making her mad in general.
* LittleMissBadass: A small nine-year-old girl with her hair in Pigtails, yet she's the toughest kid in school.
* LittleMissSnarker: She's the snarkiest
{{Jerkass}}: Dave turns out of the group, and she's a nine year old girl.
* LonelyDollGirl: Surprisingly, she used
to be one in kindergarten.
* MeetMyGoodFriendsLeftyAndRighty: ''"Let me introduce you
if Sam isn't around to my good friend Madame Fist!"''
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Much stronger than she looks.
* NeverBareheaded: Like T.J., she's hardly ever shown out of her hat. The only occasions where she doesn't wear it are when she's sleeping or for formal occasions.
* NiceHat: Her orange ski cap.
* OlderThanTheyLook: In the pilot, as she looked like she never left kindergarten.
* OneOfTheBoys: Almost, though one of her best friends is a girl.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Her short stature seems to be complimented by her fiery temper and strength, which makes one wonder if she has a [[TheNapoleon Napoleon complex]].
%%* PluckyGirl
* RedIsHeroic: Her signature color.
balance him out.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Gretchen's blue.
* SheCleansUpNicely: As seen in "The Beauty Contest" and "Dancing Lessons".
* ShipTease: With T.J., and it's been confirmed on her side.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: She has a crush on T.J.
* {{Tomboy}}: She's a big wrestling fan and the "toughest kid in school", and strongly despises almost everything feminine.
* TomboyishVoice: She speaks with a fairly raspy voice and
Dave is the toughest kid on the playground.
* {{Tsundere}}: She is (usually) dere-dere towards the other five main kids, but tsun-tsun
red oni to everyone else. Also, she's the most dere-dere with T.J., whom it's hinted she has a crush on…
%%* TsurimeEyes
Sam's blue oni.
* UnwillinglyGirlyTomboy: This happens a couple of times to Spinelli. The first of which was done as blackmail by the Ashleys when it was learned that Spinelli's first name was Ashley as well, the other in which Spinelli is entered in a BeautyContest as a bet to win out over any of the Ashleys.
* VocalEvolution: As the series went on, her voice became slightly more scratchy.
%%* WaifFu
* WhenSheSmiles: Spinelli's already adorable, but when she's in a good mood and isn't threatening or attacking someone, expect that to be taken UpToEleven.
* WrenchWench: Spinelli was taught by her older brother how to work on cars and helped fix a broken down bus in one episode. "Regular, or ratchet?"
* YourSizeMayVary: While she's the second shortest of the gang, how short she is will vary. Sometimes she's a little taller than Gus, sometimes she and Gus are the same height, and in the later episodes, she's the same height as T.J., possibly due to a growth spurt.
{{Tunnel King}}s: [[CaptainObvious They're very skilled at digging tunnels]].



[[folder:Gretchen Grundler]]
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[[folder:Gretchen Grundler]]
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[[folder:Swinger Girl]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' AshleyJohnson, Anndi [=McAfee=] (Singing (Credits of movie only))

Gretchen Grundler is the intelligent member of the main six.

to:

-->'''Voiced by:''' AshleyJohnson, Anndi [=McAfee=] (Singing (Credits of movie only))

Gretchen Grundler
Francesca Smith

Swinger Girl
is always seen swinging as it is her favorite and only hobby. Her ultimate goal is to swing so high that she loops the intelligent member of the main six.swing set bar.



* {{Adorkable}}: An intelligent, cute, nerdy NiceGirl, with red hair in GirlishPigtails, freckles, buck teeth, and NerdGlasses.
* AlliterativeName: The first letters of her first and last name both begin with a "G".
* TheBGrade: She didn't take to kindly to her A- in "The Dude".
* BerserkButton:
** Never suggest that she's dumb. You may not be able to live to regret it.
** Teasing her about her PDA. Kristen Kurst learns this the hard way.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: There are times where she has shown a dark side, "The Girl Was Trouble" and the film are good examples of this.
%%* BadassAdorable
* BadassBookworm: Her brains help the gang save the day on a regular basis.
%%* BlindWithoutEm
* BrainyBrunette: She has reddish-brown hair and is the smartest kid in school.
%%* BrownEyes: Mentioned.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Egad!"
* CharacterTics: Adjusting her glasses.
* TheChick: To an extent. She was more of TheSmartGuy, but was also the TeamMom and the most feminine of the gang. And like most examples, most of the merchandise she was featured on alone were pink.
* ChildProdigy: In a few episodes, it's shown that she's smarter than almost everyone else in town, as shown in "A Genius Among Us", where it's established that she's smarter than most of the teachers.
* ClassRepresentative: She once did everyone's homework expecting that they were going to use it to help themselves learn the material. Another time she ran for class president on her academic ideals.
* CuteBookworm: The most studious girl of the group.
* CuteClumsyGirl: At times. She's very unathletic, as shown in "Gretchen and the Secret of Yo".
* ADayInTheLimelight: "My Fair Gretchen", "The Pest", "Outcast Ashley", "Gretchen and the Secret of Yo", "The Girl Was Trouble", "A Genius Among Us", "Space Cadet", "A Science Fair to Remember", "The Candidates", "This Brain for Hire", "More Like Gretchen", and "Good Ole T.J."
* FieryRedhead: Subverted; she's pretty calm, but if you push her enough, she's this.
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Apathetic
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* GeekPhysiques: Of the really skinny variety.
* GirlishPigtails: She has red hair in pigtails.
* HairDecorations: She wears two pink baubles in her hair to keep her pigtails up.
* HugeSchoolgirl: She's one of the tallest kids in school
* IChooseToStay: When given the opportunity to leave Third Street School and attend Oppenheimer Elementary, a school for genius students, she decides to stay at Third Street because she didn't want to leave her friends.
* InnocentProdigy: Although she is very smart, she can also be bit naive. At times, she can easily fall for most of the crazy stories told on the playground, such as the outcomes of the Stinky Peterson fortune teller in "Gus's Fortune".
* InSeriesNickname: "Gretch".
* LovableNerd: She is both {{Adorkable}} and really sweet.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears large circular NerdGlasses.
* NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork: For Gretchen, college level mathematics are like kickball.
* NiceGirl: Although not to the levels of T.J. and Mikey, she's very sweet, friendly, and easy-going.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Slightly. She has a more cartoony design to her than the rest of the gang.
* NoodlePeople: The thinnest of her friends. Strangely one episode had a fifth grade AlphaBitch tell her that she had baby fat.
* OddNameOut: She's the only member of the main six who uses her full first name instead of any kind of nickname (Or last name in Spinelli's case) most of the time.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Spinelli's red.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: She often speaks like this. She also spoke this way for [[EstablishingCharacterMoment her first line in the series]].
* SicklyNeuroticGeek: She has the voice, but that's about it.
* TheSmartGirl: The brainy one of her friends.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Wears glasses and is the smartest kid on the playground.
%%* TheSpock: Sometimes.
* SquishyWizard: She may be extremely smart for her age, but is probably the worst in the gang when it comes to anything athletic. [[CripplingOverspecialization Unless it's yo-yo's.]]
* TeamMom: At times, especially towards T.J. and Gus.
* TookALevelInBadass: It takes a lot bravery to stand up to someone like Krust The Worst and even more to hold her own in a food fight with her!
* TookALevelInJerkass: In "The Girl Was Trouble" and "Pharaoh Bob".
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her signature baby-blue dress.
* ValleyGirl: In "Outcast Ashley" after befriending the Ashleys.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She has shown the ability for academic feats that other students in her grade find complicated.
%%* WrenchWench
* YouthfulFreckles: To go with her GirlishPigtails.

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* {{Adorkable}}: An intelligent, cute, nerdy NiceGirl, with red hair in GirlishPigtails, freckles, buck teeth, and NerdGlasses.
* AlliterativeName: The first letters of her first and last name both begin with a "G".
* TheBGrade: She didn't take to kindly to her A- in "The Dude".
* BerserkButton:
** Never suggest that she's dumb. You may not be able to live to regret it.
** Teasing her about her PDA. Kristen Kurst learns this the hard way.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: There are times where she has shown a dark side, "The Girl Was Trouble" and the film are good examples of this.
%%* BadassAdorable
* BadassBookworm: Her brains help the gang save the day on a regular basis.
%%* BlindWithoutEm
* BrainyBrunette: She has reddish-brown hair and is the smartest kid in school.
%%* BrownEyes: Mentioned.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Egad!"
* CharacterTics: Adjusting her glasses.
* TheChick: To an extent. She was more of TheSmartGuy, but was also the TeamMom and the most feminine of the gang. And like most examples, most of the merchandise she was featured on alone were pink.
* ChildProdigy: In a few episodes, it's shown that she's smarter than almost everyone else in town, as shown in "A Genius Among Us", where it's established that she's smarter than most of the teachers.
* ClassRepresentative: She once did everyone's homework expecting that they were going to use it to help themselves learn the material. Another time she ran for class president on her academic ideals.
* CuteBookworm: The most studious girl of the group.
* CuteClumsyGirl: At times. She's very unathletic, as shown in "Gretchen and the Secret of Yo".
* ADayInTheLimelight: "My Fair Gretchen", "The Pest", "Outcast Ashley", "Gretchen and Subverted with "Swing on Thru to the Secret of Yo", "The Girl Was Trouble", "A Genius Among Us", "Space Cadet", "A Science Fair to Remember", "The Candidates", "This Brain for Hire", "More Like Gretchen", and "Good Ole T.J."
* FieryRedhead: Subverted; she's pretty calm, but if you push her enough, she's this.
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Apathetic
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* GeekPhysiques: Of
Other Side" -- the really skinny variety.
* GirlishPigtails: She has red hair in pigtails.
* HairDecorations: She wears two pink baubles in her hair to keep her pigtails up.
* HugeSchoolgirl: She's one of the tallest kids in school
* IChooseToStay: When given the opportunity to leave Third Street School and attend Oppenheimer Elementary, a school for genius students, she decides to stay at Third Street because she didn't want to leave her friends.
* InnocentProdigy: Although she
episode is very smart, she can also be bit naive. At times, she can easily fall for all about her, however [[spoiler:for most of the crazy stories told on the playground, such as the outcomes of the Stinky Peterson fortune teller in "Gus's Fortune".
* InSeriesNickname: "Gretch".
* LovableNerd: She is both {{Adorkable}} and really sweet.
* {{Meganekko}}: She wears large circular NerdGlasses.
* NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork: For Gretchen, college level mathematics are like kickball.
* NiceGirl: Although not to the levels of T.J. and Mikey,
episode, she's very sweet, friendly, and easy-going.
away on vacation]].
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Slightly. She has a more cartoony design to her than the rest of the gang.
* NoodlePeople: The thinnest of her friends. Strangely one episode had a fifth grade AlphaBitch tell her that she had baby fat.
* OddNameOut:
ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's always on the only member of swings, to attempt to go over the main six who uses her full bar
%%* FieryRedhead
* NiceHat: Her pilot helmet.
* NoNameGiven: Her
first name instead of any kind of nickname (Or last name in Spinelli's case) most of the time.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Spinelli's red.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: She often speaks like this. She also spoke this way for [[EstablishingCharacterMoment her first line
was never stated in the series]].
* SicklyNeuroticGeek: She has the voice, but that's about it.
* TheSmartGirl: The brainy one of her friends.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Wears glasses and is the smartest kid on the playground.
show
%%* TheSpock: Sometimes.
* SquishyWizard: She may be extremely smart for her age, but is probably the worst in the gang when it comes to anything athletic. [[CripplingOverspecialization Unless it's yo-yo's.]]
* TeamMom: At times, especially towards T.J. and Gus.
* TookALevelInBadass: It takes a lot bravery to stand up to someone like Krust The Worst and even more to hold her own in a food fight with her!
* TookALevelInJerkass: In "The Girl Was Trouble" and "Pharaoh Bob".
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her signature baby-blue dress.
* ValleyGirl: In "Outcast Ashley" after befriending the Ashleys.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She has shown the ability for academic feats that other students in her grade find complicated.
%%* WrenchWench
* YouthfulFreckles: To go with her GirlishPigtails.
SatelliteCharacter



[[folder:Mikey Blumberg]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Jason Davis (Speaking), Robert Goulet (Singing), Zack Ewing (''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' crossover)

Michael "Mikey" Blumberg is one of the six main characters and a member of the Recess gang. He is the most sensitive and most forgiving in the group. He is also the best poet in fourth grade, coming up with poems at any times.

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[[folder:Mikey Blumberg]]
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[[folder:The Kindergarteners]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

In" (Most of them), "The Break-up" (Tubby)

-->'''Voiced by:''' [[Creator/ElizabethDaily E.G. Daily]] (Captain Sticky, Spencer, and Hector (In "Dodgeball City" and "Call Me Guy")), Creator/KathSoucie (Hector ("Wild Child" and direct-to-video movies, Cindy, and Gilbert), Jason Davis (Speaking), Robert Goulet (Singing), Zack Ewing (''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' crossover)

Michael "Mikey" Blumberg is one of the six main characters
(Tubby), Francesca Smith (Emma), Pamela Segall-Adlon, and a member Creator/ChristineCavanaugh

A group
of the Recess gang. He is the most sensitive and most forgiving in the group. He is also the best poet in fourth grade, coming up with poems at any times.wild, ill-mannered kindergarteners.



%%* AccidentalAthlete: In "Soccer Boy"
* {{Acrofatic}}: He is a talented ballet dancer.
* {{Adorkable}}: When the plot calls for it. His naivety mixed with his LargeHam tendencies make him adorably dorky.
* AllLovingHero: Lampshaded in the episode "Nobody Likes T.J.," in which Mikey points out that there are people out there who don't like him because he's too nice.
%%* BadassAdorable
* BadassPacifist: He always prefers a peaceful solution to conflicts.
* BerserkButton: Believe it or not, Mikey has one -- don't ever mistake his kindness for weakness (as seen in the episode in which he becomes a goalie for Lawson and his soccer team).
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: There have been times where Mikey is revealed to have a dark side.
* BigEater: In the opening credits, he eats a Dagwood sandwich in one bite.
* BigFun: Fat, lovable, and friendly.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The big to Gus' little.
* BirthdayHater: In "Bonky Fever", due to his fear of getting older.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mikey's poems are enough evidence that his mind isn't operating on the same level as everyone elses..
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Officer Mikey", "The Voice", "Copycat Kid", "Operation Stuart", "[[ChristmasEpisode Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave]]", "Dance Lessons", "Kindergarten Derby", "Rumor Mill", "Mikey's Pants", "Bonky Fever", "Soccer Boy", "Germ Warfare", "Tucked in Mikey", "Old Folks Home", "Beyond a Reasonable Scout", "Big Ol' Mikey", and "Kurst the Not So Bad".
* DramaQueen / LargeHam: Fittingly enough for an art lover like himself, he has a rather theatrical way of reacting to misfortunes.
* DumbBlonde: At times, though it's more "naive" than "dumb"
%%* ExtremeDoormat
* FatBestFriend: Type C, though he's more naive and a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than stupid.
* FatComicRelief: The fattest kid in the bunch, and he is definitely a comic relief character, many jokes revolving around him overeating—including one in the show's opening where he belches.
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Optimist (Shared with T.J.)
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine.
* GentleGiant: Shown in "Dance Lessons" when it's revealed that he takes ballet lessons (because his parents felt that he wasn't graceful). He also sings and is very sensitive.
* TheHeart: He believes in notions of peace that are often dismissed by the others.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Huge Guy to Spinelli's Tiny Girl in "Dance Lessons" (Non-romantic)
* JerkassBall:
** [[OutOfCharacterMoment Oddly]] holds it in "The Lost Ball" after Gus accidentally kicks the school's new kickball over the fence.
** In "Germ Warfare" he actually threatens Gus when the latter hurts his germ "pets".
* KindheartedSimpleton: An AllLovingHero and the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} of the series.
%%* TheMcCoy
* NiceGuy: The sweetest of the main cast.
* NoSell: Was the only one unaffected when Pharaoh Bob's men doused the rest of the kids with a high powered hose.
* PrecociousCrush: On Miss Salamone, his music teacher in "The Voice".
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Gus' blue.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: His singing voice sounds absolutely nothing like his speaking voice.
* StoutStrength: And how! Once he lifted the monkey bars off the ground with one hand and in another episode two muscular sixth graders were unable to restrain him.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Briefly had a one-sided crush on the middle school's music teacher, Miss Salamone.
* VocalEvolution: Mikey's voice became lower in season 3, this is due to his voice actor going through puberty

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%%* AccidentalAthlete: In "Soccer Boy"
* {{Acrofatic}}: He is Tubby, [[spoiler:who managed to win a talented ballet dancer.
* {{Adorkable}}: When
foot race against the plot calls for it. His naivety mixed other kindergartners (albeit with his LargeHam tendencies make him adorably dorky.
some dumb luck).]]
* AllLovingHero: Lampshaded in the episode "Nobody Likes T.J.," in which Mikey points out that there are people out there who don't like him because he's too nice.
%%* BadassAdorable
* BadassPacifist: He always prefers a peaceful solution to conflicts.
* BerserkButton: Believe it or not, Mikey has one -- don't ever mistake his kindness for weakness (as
AttentionDeficitOohShiny: They're kindergarteners after all. Especially seen in the episode in which he becomes a goalie for Lawson and his soccer team).
* BewareOfTheNiceOnes: There have been times where Mikey is revealed to have a dark side.
* BigEater: In the opening credits, he eats a Dagwood sandwich in one bite.
* BigFun: Fat, lovable, and friendly.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The big to Gus' little.
* BirthdayHater: In "Bonky Fever", due to his fear of getting older.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mikey's poems are enough evidence that his mind isn't operating on the same level as everyone elses..
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Officer Mikey", "The Voice", "Copycat Kid", "Operation Stuart", "[[ChristmasEpisode Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave]]", "Dance Lessons",
"Kindergarten Derby", "Rumor Mill", "Mikey's Pants", "Bonky Fever", "Soccer Boy", "Germ Warfare", "Tucked in Mikey", "Old Folks Home", "Beyond a Reasonable Scout", "Big Ol' Mikey", when they get to the "Valley of Distraction", which is part of the field filled with shiny candy wrappers and "Kurst the Not So Bad".
toys.
%%* BlindingBangs: Zedd.
* DramaQueen / LargeHam: Fittingly enough for an art lover like himself, he has a rather theatrical way BrattyHalfPint: Almost all of reacting to misfortunes.
* DumbBlonde: At times,
them, though it's more "naive" than "dumb"
Tubby and Hector aren't as much
* CompetenceZone: They usually act like wild savages.
%%* ExtremeDoormat
CuteButCacophonic: Cindy. Dear god.
* FatBestFriend: Type C, though he's more naive {{Expy}}: In-universe, Captain Sticky is the kindergartener's expy of King Bob.
** Tubby is one to Mikey. They even have the same voice actor!
* FanOfUnderdog: Hector looks up to [[UnluckyEverydude Gus]] like a big brother, even calling him "Safety Man".
* FriendlyEnemy: Captain Sticky, Spencer, Emma, Zedd, Jake, Tubby, Hector,
and a bit of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than stupid.
* FatComicRelief: The fattest kid in the bunch, and he is definitely a comic relief character, many jokes revolving around him overeating—including one in the show's opening where he belches.
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Optimist (Shared
Cindy are all on good terms with T.J.)
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine.
* GentleGiant: Shown in "Dance Lessons" when it's revealed that he takes ballet lessons (because his parents felt that he wasn't graceful). He also sings and is very sensitive.
* TheHeart: He believes in notions of peace that are often dismissed by
the others.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Huge Guy to Spinelli's Tiny Girl in "Dance Lessons" (Non-romantic)
* JerkassBall:
** [[OutOfCharacterMoment Oddly]] holds it in "The Lost Ball" after Gus accidentally kicks the school's new kickball over the fence.
** In "Germ Warfare" he actually threatens Gus when the latter hurts his germ "pets".
* KindheartedSimpleton: An AllLovingHero and the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
other kids (for a good 75% of the series.
time)
* HollywoodNatives: They behave like a savage tribe.
%%* TheMcCoy
{{Kawaiiko}}: Cindy.
%%* {{Keet}}: Spencer and Hector.
%%* MotorMouth: Gilbert and Cindy.
* NiceGuy: ThirdPersonPerson: Most of them speak this way.
* TribalFacePaint:
The sweetest renegade native tribe of the main cast.
elementary school.
* NoSell: Was the only one unaffected when Pharaoh Bob's men doused the rest of the kids with a high powered hose.
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Gilbert has blue hair while Zedd has pink hair.
* PrecociousCrush: On Miss Salamone, his music teacher in "The Voice".
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Gus' blue.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: His singing voice sounds absolutely nothing
YouNoTakeCandle: Often speak like his speaking voice.
* StoutStrength: And how! Once he lifted the monkey bars off the ground with one hand and in another episode two muscular sixth graders were unable to restrain him.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Briefly had a one-sided crush on the middle school's music teacher, Miss Salamone.
* VocalEvolution: Mikey's voice became lower in season 3, this is due to his voice actor going through puberty
this.



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-->'''Voiced by:''' Ryan O'Donohue (First recording of "The New Kid"), Courtland Mead, Zach Shada (''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' crossover), Blake Ewing (Singing (Credits of movie only))

Gustav Patton "Gus" Griswald is one of the six main characters and was originally the newest member of the Recess gang.

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-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid

Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ryan O'Donohue (First recording of "The New Kid"), Courtland Mead, Zach Shada (''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' crossover), Blake Ewing (Singing (Credits of movie only))

Gustav Patton "Gus" Griswald
Toran Caudell

Robert "King Bob"
is one the unibrowed king of the six main characters and was originally the newest member of the Recess gang.Third Street School playground.



* AdorablyPrecociousChild: His broken base aside, Gus is probably one of the most adorable characters in the show. Doesn't hurt that his voice actor, Courtland Mead was one.
* {{Adorkable}}: A timid, naive, insecure yet good natured boy.
* AffectionateNickname: Is called "Safety Man" by his kindergartner friend, Hector.
* AlliterativeName: '''G'''us '''G'''riswald
* AudienceSurrogate: Being new to town, Gus is always confused about certian school rituals and legends, just like the viewer who's first hearing about them. This leads to the gang explaining the situation to him- and the audience.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His full name is Gustav Film/{{Patton}} Griswald.
* BadassAdorable: Thanks to his identity as El Diablo when it comes to dodgeball, and for being one of the cutest kids in the gang.
* BeadyEyedLoser: The shy LovableCoward who just moved to town. He's the only member of the regular cast with Black Bead Eyes.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The dodgeball incident; there's a reason why he's called ''El Diablo''.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Hector. When Hector is hit in the face by a dodgeball accidentally (similar to how Gus accidentally hit a young kid in the face with a dodgeball) Gus becomes very angry.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The little to Mikey's big.
* BlackBeadEyes: Probably the only character in the show with this eye style (With the exception of Becky Benson, Gretchen's rival in ''Science Fair'').
* BlindWithoutEm: He is apparently blind without his glasses. He even says "I'm blind!" when he accidentally steps on and breaks them. What's ridiculous is that when he finds that he's considered cool without them, he ditches them, sacrificing sight for popularity. The viewer is given a scene or two from his point of view: the images are blurred, but not even close to the severity of the blur of people with glasses in real life. It's only a slight blur, and the "lines" between objects are still distinguishable.
* BreakoutCharacter: He ended up being the most prominent on certain promotional materials and had the second most episodes centered on him.
%%* BreakTheCutie: On a few occasions.
* ButtMonkey: He suffers comical mishaps whenever the plot calls for it.
* {{Catchphrase}}: In the early episodes (and in a ToonDisney advertisement), he would often say "Sounds good to me", but this was later dropped. He also often says, "All my life, [insert something here]"
* CatSmile: This is Gus's default smile.
%%* TheChewToy
* CowardlyLion: Despite being cowardly, he'll often stand up to anybody troubling him, which was shown when he was in kindergarten.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's a one-kid army at dodgeball.
* CuteButCacophonic: He's very cute, but his whining is considered to be pretty annoying, especially in "Germ Warfare", where he was almost screaming for the whole episode.
%%* CuteMute: In "Jinxed".
* TheCutie: He is one of the cutest members of the main six.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The New Kid", "Jinxed", "King Gus", "The Lost Ball", "Gus's Last Stand", "One Stayed Clean", "Dodgeball City", "Hustler's Apprentice", "Gus's Fortune", "Tattletale Heart", "Call Me Guy", "Gus and Misdemeanors", "Bachelor Gus", "A Great State Fair", "Yope From Norway", "Germ Warfare", "Beyond a Reasonable Scout", and "The Army-Navy Game".
%%* DisguisedInDrag: In "Lost Leader".
%%* TheDragAlong
* DumbBlonde: He's not really "dumb", just ''very'' gullible.
%%* TheEeyore: During the early episodes
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Conflicted
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic
* FriendlessBackground: Having moved from town to town all the time (since he's the child of a military officer, meaning that whenever his dad gets stationed somewhere, he has to move with him), not to mention being shy and somewhat dweeby, poor Gus hardly had any friends before moving to town, and meeting the main five.
* HesBack: After witnessing Lawson nail his kindergartner friend Hector with a dodgeball thinking he was a fourth grader, Gus decided it was time to bring back the deadliest dodgeball player in all the playground: El Diablo.
* HiddenDepths: He's exceptional at dodgeball--to the point that a kid seeing him play guitar freaked him out and warned T.J. and the others to flee.
* IWasJustJoking: He is prone to delivering these lines: "What are we going to do, get the entire playground up here?" "What are we going to do, give everyone negative fives?
* InSeriesNickname: "El Diablo" and "Safety Man".
* {{Keet}}: In kindergarten. He was more outgoing and excited as opposed to his personality years later.
* KidAppealCharacter: The explanations he gets are a survival guide to elementary school.
* TheKlutz: He has his clumsy moments.
* LetsGetDangerous: When his BerserkButton is pushed too far.
* TheLoad: To a few fans. He isn't as crafty as TJ, athletic as Vince, smart as Gretchen, gentle as Mikey or tough-as-nails as Spinelli. However, he does has his moments.
* LovableCoward: He gets frightened easily.
* MilitaryBrat: His dad was in the Army and they moved around a lot because of it (Gus was in at least six schools before he moved to Third Street). Subverted in that he's actually a nice kid, unlike most military brats, who are depicted as being bullies.
* MyGreatestFailure: Before he came to Third Street, he was known as El Diablo, the greatest and deadliest dodgeball player in all the playground. However, that all changed the day he accidentally hit a little kid during a game. The kid was so traumatized that he never set foot on the playground again and Gus was so guilt-ridden that he hasn't picked up a ball ever since that event.
--> '''Gus:''' Poor little kid was so shook up, he could never go near the playground again. Studied during lunch. ''I'' did that to him. Sorry, but I just can't play.
* NaiveNewcomer: When he arrives at Third Street School in the beginning of the series.
%%* NerdGlasses
* NewTransferStudent: Introduced in the episode "The New Kid".
* NiceGuy: Generally good-natured.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Unlike the rest of the Recess Gang, Gus is drawn with BlackBeadEyes as oppossed to white eyes with black pupils. Only a ''very'' small number of minor characters are drawn this way as well.
* PapaWolf: Don't hurt a little kid in front of him, '''ever'''.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mikey's red.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: He is introduced not in the second episode, but part B of the first episode. It was his WelcomeEpisode.
* ShrinkingViolet: He's timid and shy, but luckily, he has TrueCompanions.
* SixthRanger: A rare example of one appearing during the second part of the first episode in the series (Gus first appeared in episode 1B, the other five debuted in episode 1A)
%%* SpecsOfAwesome
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name is spelled "Griswald" in official merchandise, most episodes, and in print material, however, it was spelt as "Griswold" in two episodes: "The New Kid" and "Gus's Fortune".
* SweetTooth: Especially with chocolate
%%* TemporarilyAVillain: In "King Gus"
* TemporaryBulkChange: In ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'', Gus eats too much at the fifth and sixth grader club, and gains weight as a result. He remains this way until the next segement of the movie starts.
* TookALevelInBadass: When he's leading the other kids to save T.J. in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chocolate.
%%* UnluckyEverydude
* VocalEvolution: He had a slight lisp in the earliest episodes, but it went away. Justified, as his voice actor had one at the time.
* TheWatson: He's usually the most confused about a certain school tradition (being a new student), which causes T.J. and the others to explain what's going on to him (and the audience)
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: When he becomes temporary king of the playground in "King Gus". He gets a lot of power, but it makes him get extremely power mad.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: His broken base aside, Gus is probably one BigGood: He has his bad moments, but looks after the good of the most adorable characters in the show. Doesn't hurt that his voice actor, Courtland Mead was one.
* {{Adorkable}}: A timid, naive, insecure yet good natured boy.
* AffectionateNickname: Is called "Safety Man" by his kindergartner friend, Hector.
* AlliterativeName: '''G'''us '''G'''riswald
* AudienceSurrogate: Being new to town, Gus is always confused about certian school rituals and legends, just like the viewer who's first hearing about them. This leads to the gang explaining the situation to him- and the audience.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His full name is Gustav Film/{{Patton}} Griswald.
* BadassAdorable: Thanks to his identity as El Diablo when it comes to dodgeball, and for being one of the cutest kids in the gang.
* BeadyEyedLoser: The shy LovableCoward who just moved to town. He's the only member of the regular cast with Black Bead Eyes.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The dodgeball incident; there's a reason why he's called ''El Diablo''.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Hector. When Hector is hit in the face by a dodgeball accidentally (similar to how Gus accidentally hit a young kid in the face with a dodgeball) Gus becomes very angry.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The little to Mikey's big.
* BlackBeadEyes: Probably the only character in the show with this eye style (With the exception of Becky Benson, Gretchen's rival in ''Science Fair'').
* BlindWithoutEm: He is apparently blind without his glasses. He even says "I'm blind!" when he accidentally steps on and breaks them. What's ridiculous is that when he finds that he's considered cool without them, he ditches them, sacrificing sight for popularity. The viewer is given a scene or two from his point of view: the images are blurred, but not even close to the severity of the blur of people with glasses in real life. It's only a slight blur, and the "lines" between objects are still distinguishable.
* BreakoutCharacter: He ended up being the most prominent on certain promotional materials and had the second most
entire student body. In episodes centered on him.
%%* BreakTheCutie: On a few occasions.
* ButtMonkey: He suffers comical mishaps whenever the plot calls for it.
* {{Catchphrase}}: In the early episodes (and in a ToonDisney advertisement), he would often say "Sounds good to me", but this was later dropped. He also often says, "All my life, [insert something here]"
* CatSmile: This is Gus's default smile.
%%* TheChewToy
* CowardlyLion: Despite being cowardly, he'll often stand up to anybody troubling him, which was shown when he was in kindergarten.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's a one-kid army at dodgeball.
* CuteButCacophonic: He's very cute, but his whining is considered to be pretty annoying, especially in "Germ Warfare",
where he was almost screaming for the whole episode.
%%* CuteMute: In "Jinxed".
* TheCutie: He is one
someone either too inexperienced (Gus) or devious (Randall) become King of the cutest members of the main six.
Playground, it goes to hell very quickly.
%%* BigOlUnibrow
* ChewingTheScenery: Oftentimes his dialogue is this.
%%* TheComicallySerious
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Pharaoh Bob", "The New Kid", "Jinxed", "King Gus", Big Prank", "The Lost Ball", "Gus's Last Stand", "One Stayed Clean", "Dodgeball City", "Hustler's Apprentice", "Gus's Fortune", "Tattletale Heart", "Call Me Guy", "Gus Madness of King Bob", and Misdemeanors", "Bachelor Gus", "A Great State Fair", "Yope From Norway", "Germ Warfare", "Beyond "Prince Randall".
* EveryoneHasStandards: While he maybe
a Reasonable Scout", {{Jerkass}} ruler, but at time he also has ordered others to stop harassing other students, especially the Main Six.
** In “Telltale Heart”, near the end just Gus was about to be punished by the students for tattling, he orders it to stop because Finster got everyone else to do so, [[spoiler: with the exception of Gus
and "The Army-Navy Game".
%%* DisguisedInDrag:
the rest of the Main Six. It was thanks to Guru Kid, who was the only one that was told that it was started by Randall]].
**
In "Lost Leader".
%%* TheDragAlong
* DumbBlonde:
“Mikey’s Pants”, at the end, King Bob orders the playground to stop mocking Mikey for having ripped pants [[spoiler: after Vince, TJ, and Gus did the same thing]], since he does respect those who are willing to spare others from public embarrassment.
**
He's not really "dumb", just ''very'' gullible.
%%* TheEeyore: During
also known for updating the early episodes
%%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: The Conflicted
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic
* FriendlessBackground: Having moved from town to town all
rules of the time (since he's the child of a military officer, meaning that playground whenever his dad gets stationed somewhere, he it deems needed, like just making kids use a coin to decide on who has to move with him), not to mention being shy and somewhat dweeby, poor Gus hardly had any friends before moving to town, and meeting the main five.
* HesBack: After witnessing Lawson nail his kindergartner friend Hector with
retrieve a dodgeball thinking he was a fourth grader, Gus decided it was time to bring back the deadliest dodgeball player in all the playground: El Diablo.
lost item.
* HiddenDepths: He's exceptional at dodgeball--to the point In one episode, it is shown he feels that a kid seeing people only like him because he's king and in another he's worried that no one at Third Street will remember him once he graduates.
%%* HotBlooded
* IconicItem: His crown and hockey stick.
* KingBobTheNth: Literally.
%%* LargeHam: Oh, yes.
* LonelyAtTheTop: In "Officer Mikey", he tells the gang that he wishes he had friends who liked him for who he is and not just because he's king of the playground.
* NiceHat: His most notable piece of clothing is his yellow crown shaped hockey or football helmet with a brown B on its front.
* NotSoDifferent: He and TJ, especially prominent in "The Madness of King Bob", such as when Bob is planning an elaborate prank to
play guitar freaked him out on TJ, only to dismiss it as stupid. It then cuts to TJ's house where he's planning what's apparently ''the same thing''.
* PutOnABus: In ''Taking the Fifth Grade'', he leaves for middle school. Though he makes one more appearance to set the new king straight in one scene.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SophisticatedAsHell: He doesn't swear, but he does mix a lot of slang
and warned formal vocabulary.
* StageMagician: Pretends to be one in "The Madness of King Bob" in order to prank
T.J. and , under the others to flee.
aliases of Yahoozi, a Dutch foreign exchange student.
* IWasJustJoking: He is prone to delivering these lines: "What are we going to do, get TooImportantToWalk: Most of the entire playground up here?" "What are we going to do, give everyone negative fives?
* InSeriesNickname: "El Diablo" and "Safety Man".
* {{Keet}}: In kindergarten. He was more outgoing and excited as opposed to
time, he'll have his personality years later.
* KidAppealCharacter: The explanations he gets are a survival guide to elementary school.
* TheKlutz: He has his clumsy moments.
* LetsGetDangerous: When his BerserkButton is pushed too far.
* TheLoad: To a few fans. He isn't as crafty as TJ, athletic as Vince, smart as Gretchen, gentle as Mikey or tough-as-nails as Spinelli. However, he does has his moments.
* LovableCoward: He gets frightened easily.
* MilitaryBrat: His dad was in the Army and they moved
guards carry him around a lot because of it (Gus was in at least six schools before he moved to Third Street). Subverted in that he's actually a nice kid, unlike most military brats, who are depicted as being bullies.
* MyGreatestFailure: Before he came to Third Street, he was known as El Diablo, the greatest and deadliest dodgeball player in all the playground. However, that all changed the day he accidentally hit a little kid during a game. The kid was so traumatized that he never set foot on
the playground again and Gus was so guilt-ridden that he hasn't picked up on a ball ever since that event.
--> '''Gus:''' Poor little kid was so shook up, he could never go near the playground again. Studied during lunch. ''I'' did that
chair attatched to him. Sorry, but I just can't play.
two wooden poles.
* NaiveNewcomer: When he arrives at Third Street School in the beginning of the series.
%%* NerdGlasses
* NewTransferStudent: Introduced in the episode "The New Kid".
* NiceGuy: Generally good-natured.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Unlike the rest of the Recess Gang, Gus is drawn with BlackBeadEyes as oppossed to white eyes with black pupils. Only a ''very'' small number of minor characters are drawn
TookALevelInJerkass: He especially does this way as well.
* PapaWolf: Don't hurt a little kid in front of him, '''ever'''.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Mikey's red.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: He
is introduced not in the second episode, but part B of the first episode. It was his WelcomeEpisode.
* ShrinkingViolet: He's timid and shy, but luckily, he has TrueCompanions.
* SixthRanger: A rare example of one appearing during the second part of the first episode in the series (Gus first appeared in episode 1B, the other five debuted in episode 1A)
%%* SpecsOfAwesome
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His last name is spelled "Griswald" in official merchandise, most episodes, and in print material, however, it was spelt as "Griswold" in two episodes: "The New Kid" and "Gus's Fortune".
* SweetTooth: Especially with chocolate
%%* TemporarilyAVillain: In "King Gus"
* TemporaryBulkChange: In ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'', Gus eats too much at the fifth and sixth grader club, and gains weight as a result. He remains this way
"Pharaoh Bob" until the next segement of the movie starts.
he and Gretchen have a meeting.
* TookALevelInBadass: When YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like a high school student, yet he's leading the other kids to save T.J. in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chocolate.
%%* UnluckyEverydude
* VocalEvolution: He had a slight lisp in the earliest episodes, but it went away. Justified, as his voice actor had one at the time.
* TheWatson: He's usually the most confused about a certain school tradition (being a new student), which causes T.J. and the others to explain what's going on to him (and the audience)
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: When he becomes temporary king of the playground in "King Gus". He gets a lot of power, but it makes him get extremely power mad.
only eleven.



!!Other Students

[[folder:Randall Weems]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ryan O'Donohue

Randall J. Weems is the snitch of Third Street Elementary School.

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!!Other Students

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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

In" (Unnamed), "Stand Up Randall"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ryan O'Donohue

Randall J. Weems
Francesca Smith (First few appearances), AshleyJohnson ("Weekend at Muriel's"), Aria Noelle Curzon

Cornchip Girl (real name Teresa Laverne [=LeMaize=])
is the snitch of a sweet, nice and loving Swiss-American girl who attends Third Street Elementary School.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Thanks to him tattling on everyone no matter what they did, Randall isn't very well liked on the playground.
* AnimalMotifs: Depending on who you ask, his appearance looks similar to that of weasel or a lizard, neither of which tend to be associated with anything good and tend to be less liked, fitting if you consider his personality and what he does.
* BearerOfBadNews: Sometimes.
* {{Blackmail}}: He sometimes uses the threat of snitching to coerce others into getting what he wants.
%%* BrattyHalfPint
* ButtMonkey: Due to almost everyone disliking him.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "MISS FINSTER! MISS FINSTER!"
** "Moist."
* ConsummateLiar: While Randall loves to share unpleasant truths about other kids, he is not above occasional dishonesty. For example:
** He once tried to hide his responsibility for [[spoiler:starting a food fight]].
** He wrote a fake report that got T.J. in trouble for something he didn't do.
** He also fooled his dad into believing that he was friends with T.J. and his crew (while inventing false facts about them).
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Randall's Reform", "Stand Up Randall", "Randall's Friends", "Prince Randall", and "League of Randalls".
* TheDragon: He is Miss Finster's right-hand boy.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: He had a lisp as a kindergartener.
%%* EvilLaugh
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Randall is hated by the students for being a snitch, but there are some kids who have a high authority level, like King Bob, he would never snitch on because he believes that's naughty. In the film, he calls out on one of Benedict's followers for ratting him out.
* FriendlyEnemy: When the plot calls for it.
* GenerationXerox: Randall inherited his appearance and learned his personality from his father, who was also a big snitch when he was a kid (and he still is one).
* {{Gonk}}: He pretty much resembles a human/lizard hybrid.
* IJustWantToBeYou: In "Randall's Reform", Randall admits to T.J. that despite his flaws, he wants to be just like him due to his popularity.
-->'''Randall:''' "You're fat, you're ugly, you wear that stupid jacket, but everyone wants to play with you!"
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In the episodes "Randall's Reform" and "Randall's Friends", he reveals a desire to befriend T.J.'s gang. But of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod he remains their adversary in the end]].
* InsultComic: In "Stand-Up Randall", he decides to do a stand-up comedy routine by making fat jokes at Mikey's expense.
-->'''Randall:''' "How does Mikey spell 'refrigerator'? O-I-C-U-R-M-T!"
* ItsAllAboutMe:
* {{Jerkass}}: He tends to snitch on others more out of self-benefit, than caring about enforcing the rules. Not to mention his smug obnoxiousness while doing it.
* JerkassRealization: He's forced to take blame when the Tylers, brothers of each member of the The Ashleys [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone after he trained them in the act of snitching]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A lot of times, he was shown as a FriendlyEnemy of the Recess Gang, genuinely wanted to be friends with them, and especially T.J. in "Randall's Reform". And in "Randall's Friends", where he performed a plan that the likes of T.J. would, just to spring him out of a level four detention because of a phony note accusing T.J. of throwing flip-flops on the roof, which Randall had forged, and genuinely respected Ms. Finster and looked up to her and had some EvenEvilHasStandards moments. While he may be a jerk and a snitch, but he is not that bad deep down.
** Even though that the Randall's plan to spring T.J. out of his undeserved punishment had fallen flat on its' face as Mr. Weems snitched on his son to Ms. Finster, it's this action of Randall's that proves his selflessness and can own up to his mistakes. Fortunately for Randall, he didn't get severely punished as 1) it was Randall's birthday that day, 2) this is the first time that Randall had ever tried to undermine Ms. Finster's authority, and 3) it could also have to do with that the two are very close.
* NotMeThisTime: In both "The Spy Who Came in From the Playground" and "League of Randalls".
%%* SmugSnake
* TheStoolPigeon: He's even called this in one episode.
* TeachersPet: Finster listens to him more than the other kids.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Thanks to him tattling on everyone AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she makes no matter what they did, Randall isn't very well liked on the playground.
appearance.
* AnimalMotifs: Depending on who you ask, his appearance looks similar to that of weasel or AscendedExtra: Started out as a lizard, neither of which tend to be associated with anything good nameless background character. Around season three, she became more prominent, and tend to be less liked, fitting if you consider his personality and what he does.
* BearerOfBadNews: Sometimes.
* {{Blackmail}}: He sometimes uses the threat of snitching to coerce others into getting what he wants.
%%* BrattyHalfPint
* ButtMonkey: Due to
almost everyone disliking him.
even moreso in season five.
%%* CheerfulChild
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "MISS FINSTER! MISS FINSTER!"
** "Moist."
TheCutie: Being so cute, kind, sweet, and innocent, she ''more'' than qualifies for this trope
* ConsummateLiar: While Randall loves CuteBruiser: As seen in a few episodes, much to share unpleasant truths about other kids, he is not above occasional dishonesty. everyone's surprise. For example:
** He once tried
example, after Spinelli taught her to hide his responsibility for [[spoiler:starting a food fight]].
** He wrote a fake report that got T.J. in trouble for something he didn't do.
** He also fooled his dad into believing that he was friends with T.J. and his crew (while inventing false facts about them).
stand up to [[TheBully Sue Bob Murphy]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Randall's Reform", "Stand Up Randall", "Randall's Friends", "Prince Randall", "The Army-Navy Games", and "League of Randalls".
* TheDragon: He is Miss Finster's right-hand boy.
* ElmuhFuddSyndwome: He had a lisp as a kindergartener.
%%* EvilLaugh
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Randall is hated by the students for being a snitch, but there are some kids who have a high authority level, like King Bob, he would never snitch on because he believes that's naughty. In the film, he calls out on one of Benedict's followers for ratting him out.
* FriendlyEnemy: When the plot calls for it.
* GenerationXerox: Randall inherited his appearance and learned his personality from his father, who was
also a big snitch when he was a kid (and he still is one).
* {{Gonk}}: He pretty much resembles a human/lizard hybrid.
* IJustWantToBeYou: In "Randall's Reform", Randall admits to T.J. that despite his flaws, he wants to be just like him due to his popularity.
-->'''Randall:''' "You're fat, you're ugly, you wear that stupid jacket, but everyone wants to play with you!"
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: In
in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (during the episodes "Randall's Reform" and "Randall's Friends", he reveals a desire to befriend T.J.'s gang. But of course, [[StatusQuoIsGod he remains their adversary in the end]].
* InsultComic: In "Stand-Up Randall", he decides to do a stand-up comedy routine by making fat jokes at Mikey's expense.
-->'''Randall:''' "How does Mikey spell 'refrigerator'? O-I-C-U-R-M-T!"
* ItsAllAboutMe:
* {{Jerkass}}: He tends to snitch on others more out of self-benefit, than caring about enforcing the rules. Not to mention his smug obnoxiousness while doing it.
* JerkassRealization: He's forced to take blame when the Tylers, brothers of each member
first segment, "Children of the The Ashleys [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone after he trained them in the act of snitching]].
Cornchip").
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A lot of times, he was shown as a FriendlyEnemy of the Recess Gang, genuinely wanted to be friends with them, and especially T.J. in "Randall's Reform". And in "Randall's Friends", where he performed a plan that the likes of T.J. would, just to spring him out of a level four detention because of a phony note accusing T.J. of throwing flip-flops on the roof, which Randall had forged, and genuinely respected Ms. Finster and looked up to her and had some EvenEvilHasStandards moments. While he may be a jerk and a snitch, but he is not that bad deep down.
** Even though that the Randall's plan to spring T.J. out of his undeserved punishment had fallen flat on its' face as Mr. Weems snitched on his son to Ms. Finster,
DullSurprise: Sometimes it's this action of Randall's that proves his selflessness and can own up to his mistakes. Fortunately used for Randall, he didn't get severely punished as 1) comedy, other times it was Randall's birthday that day, 2) this makes her kinda creepy. [[CreepyMonotone "Look, clean people."]]
%%* {{Kawaisa}}
* MeaningfulName: Her real name
is Theresa La''Maize''.
* MilitaryBrat: Like Gus, she's
the first time that Randall had ever tried to undermine Ms. Finster's authority, and 3) it could also have to do with that the two are very close.
* NotMeThisTime: In both "The Spy Who Came in From the Playground" and "League
child of Randalls".
an officer (though her dad is a Navy guy).
%%* SmugSnake
MoeStare: Her default appearance.
* TheStoolPigeon: He's even called this in one episode.
NiceGirl: A sweet girl.
* TeachersPet: Finster listens to him more NonStandardCharacterDesign: She has a slightly different character design than the other kids.kids, giving her an appearance that wouldn't look out of place on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* ShipTease: Strongly implied with Gus.
* SixthRanger: She's considered an unofficial member of the main six in the later episodes.
* VagueAge: Cornchip Girl could either be in first or second grade, and in "One Stayed Clean", she's shown with the kindergarteners briefly (Though earlier on, she was running away from them, meaning that the scene she had with them could've been an animation error). Most fans place her around seven.



[[folder:Guru Kid]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Up until "Tattletale Heart"), Justin Jon Ross ("Don't Ask Me" to the end of the series), Ryan O'Donohue (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

Jimmy "Guru Kid" is a Third Street student who dispenses advice to the children of Third Street.

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[[folder:Guru Kid]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Up until "Tattletale Heart"), Justin Jon Ross ("Don't Ask Me" to the end of the series), Ryan O'Donohue (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

[[folder:Upside-Down Girl]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

Jimmy "Guru Kid"
In" (Unspeaking), "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

The Upside-Down Girl
is a Third Street student fourth grader who dispenses advice to the children of Third Street.is always seen hanging upside down.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin is light brown, and he might be Indian.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Don't Ask Me"
* GenreSavvy: He knew exactly how the events of "Don't Ask Me" were going to play out.
* HermitGuru: Parodied, he sits in a meditative trance while wearing his shirt as a turban, offering vague advice.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His real name is Jimmy.
* TalksLikeASimile: Which often confuses the other kids.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Since he wers his shirt on his head (like a turban)

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin is light brown, ArtisticLicenseBiology: Let's just say that hanging upside down as long as she normally does would cause some serious medical side effects.
* BerserkButton: Don't make her go rightside-up.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called Upside Down for a reason... she likes to be upside-down.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] due to her pigtailed blond hair, pink dress,
and he might be Indian.
aggressive attitude. The two even share a voice actress.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* ModestyShorts
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Don't Ask Me"
* GenreSavvy: He knew exactly how the events of "Don't Ask Me" were going to play out.
* HermitGuru: Parodied, he sits in a meditative trance while wearing his shirt as a turban, offering vague advice.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His
NoNameGiven: Her real name is Jimmy.
* TalksLikeASimile: Which
has never been revealed
** Lampshaded in "The Break Up", in which Ms. Grotke points out that it was nice of Gretchen to bond with her, but "best friends
often confuses the other kids.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Since he wers his shirt on his head (like a turban)
do have first names."
%%* SatelliteCharacter
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Type B.



[[folder:The Diggers (Sam and Dave)]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Sam) and Ryan O'Donohue (Dave)

The Diggers are referred to as Diggers Dave and Sam who are seen always digging during Recess at Third Street School.

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[[caption-width-right:273: From left: Ashley Q., Ashley B., Ashley A., and Ashley T.
]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

New Kid" (Ashley T.; unnamed and not speaking), "The Experiment" (Ashleys A., B., and Q.)

-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (Sam) Anndi [=McAfee=] (Ashley A.), Francesca Smith (Ashley B.), Rachel Crane (Ashley Q. and Ryan O'Donohue (Dave)

Ashley T. (First few episodes)), and AshleyJohnson (Ashley T.)

The Diggers Ashleys are referred to as Diggers Dave a clique of four beautiful, fashionable, snobby and Sam who spoiled girls, and are seen always digging during Recess at Third Street School. uttering the phrase "scandalous."



* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: When they have a huge fight in "The Diggers Split Up," they won't even speak to each other, but when the gang tell Sam that Dave got caught in a cave-in, he immediately runs to his aid shouting, "Sam! Sam, hang in there, ''I will find you''!" When Sam sees this, they make up almost straight away.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Diggers Split Up".
* DiggingToChina: Their main goal. And in the pilot (which was remade into the first episode), ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny they actually do it]]''.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: For most of the show, the boys were pretty much the same characters. In their focus episode "Diggers Split Up", Dave's been shown to be bossy and controlling, while Sam is more easygoing.
* EightiesHair: They both had mullets at one point. By "Diggers Split Up", they were gone.
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HeterosexualLifePartners / ThoseTwoGuys The two are rarely seen apart.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Sam wears a red bandana around his neck, while Dave wears a white mouth cover around his neck.
* {{Jerkass}}: Dave turns out to be one if Sam isn't around to balance him out.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: Dave is the red oni to Sam's blue oni.
* {{Tunnel King}}s: [[CaptainObvious They're very skilled at digging tunnels]].

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: When they have a huge fight AlliterativeName: Ashley Armbruster.
* AlphaBitch: They're all stuck-up jerks.
* AnnoyingLaugh: And usually finished off with their catchprase.
* AwesomeMccoolname: Ashley A's last name is "Armbruster," which means "crossbow"
in "The Diggers Split Up," they won't even speak to each other, but German.
%%* BetaBitch: Ashley B.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Ashley A. (blonde), Ashley B. and Ashley T. (brunettes), and Ashley Q. (redhead)
* BreakTheHaughty: Ashley A. in "Outcast Ashley"
when the gang tell Sam other Ashleys kick her out of the group for forgetting to wear purple on "Purple Day"--the anniversary of the day they first met.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "SCANDALOUS!"
* TheCheerleader: Not at school, but the girls go to a cheerleading camp in the first movie.
* ChubbyChaser: Slightly implied with Ashley Q. in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''- after Gus puts on weight after eating too much, he says
that Dave got caught in a cave-in, he immediately runs to his aid shouting, "Sam! Sam, hang in there, ''I will find you''!" When Sam sees this, they she thinks the extra pounds make up almost straight away.
him look "distinguished".
* ClosetGeek: Ashley T., if "Chez Vince" is any indication.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Ashley A. (Pink), Ashley B. (Yellow), Ashley Q. (Blue), and Ashley T. (Green)
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ashey Q. is surprisingly ''really'' good at kickball.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Diggers Split Up".
"Jinxed", "First Name Ashley", "Outcast Ashley", "The Beauty Contest", "The Ratings Game", "No Strings Attached", and "League of Randalls".
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DiggingToChina: DubNameChange: Their main goal. And first names are changed to Patricia in the pilot (which Portuguese dub, but their last names remain the same.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Ashley T.
was remade into a nameless background character in "The New Kid" before being formally introduced in "Jinxed" (Or "The Experiment"- the Ashleys made their first episode), ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny they actually do it]]''.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: For most of the show, the boys were pretty much the same characters. In
appearance, but their focus episode "Diggers Split Up", Dave's final personalities weren't given yet, and the only time their name was mentioned was when they were offscreen. Presumably, "Jinxed" was produced before (but aired after) "The Experiment")
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They're all named Ashley.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While they may be alpha bitches, even for another Ashley, they were disgusted when each of their brother named Tyler became to snitch on everyone including King Bob.
* FieryRedhead: Ashley Q.
* ForTheEvulz: The girls are at their absolute worst in "Jinxed".
%%* FourGirlEnsemble
* GenerationXerox: The girls moms look and act ''exactly'' like them.
%%* GigglingVillain
%%* GirlPosse
* GoKartingWithBowser: Despite being enemies with them, both Ashley A. and Ashley Q. have
been shown to be bossy and controlling, while Sam is more easygoing.
playing kickball with the gang on a few occasions.
* EightiesHair: GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Purple day.
* GratuitousFrench:
They both had mullets speak this way at one point. By "Diggers Split Up", they were gone.
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
times.
* HeterosexualLifePartners / ThoseTwoGuys The two are rarely seen apart.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Sam
HairDecorations: Ashley A. wears a red bandana pink headband and Ashley B. wears two yellow barrets.
* HiddenDepths:
** Ashley Q. is ''very'' good at kickball.
** Ashley T. likes Senior Fusion--she gives TJ one of her comics to bribe him into giving them a good table in "Chez Vince".
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: In "Outcast Ashley", Ashley B. rips off Ashley A.'s headband, the teddy bear head off her backpack, and her "A" necklace and stomps on it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ashley A.'s general attitude, to the point she's shocked to hear that the earth revolves
around his neck, while Dave wears a white mouth cover the sun, instead apparently taking her Daddy's remark that "the universe revolves around his neck.
me!" seriously.
* {{Jerkass}}: Dave turns out Pretty much all of them, but Ashley Q. is arguably the meanest of the Ashleys.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ashley A. on her good days.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Ashley A. shows hints of this sometimes, and on occasion they all can be this (like "The Great Can Drive" and "League of Randalls").
* OffModel: In some episodes, Ashley B's outfit switches from yellow
to be red, and then back again.
* OneSteveLimit: Completely averted (and Spinelli's also named Ashley, but she wants no association with them), as well as each
one having a younger brother named Tyler ''and'' a younger sister named Britney.
** King Bob even made a law, that inverts this trope completely: All children named Ashley ''must'' accept membership of the Ashleys
if Sam isn't around to balance him out.
an Ashley invites them.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Ashley A.'s signature color is pink, and their entire clubhouse has pink wallpaper.
* PrettyInMink: Ashley A.'s "formal" outfit has fur trimming
* TheQuietOne: Ashley T. hardly gets any speaking lines on her own.
* RichBitch / SpoiledBrat: They are all typical upper-class snobs.
* SatelliteCharacter: Every member of the clique besides Ashley A.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: Dave is SmugSmiler
%%* SpoiledBrat
* TokenGoodTeammate: Ashley T. Maybe not exactly "good," but she's arguably
the red oni to Sam's blue oni.
least mean of the Ashleys.
* {{Tunnel King}}s: [[CaptainObvious They're very skilled at digging tunnels]].TrueBlueFemininity: Ashley Q.'s signature color is blue.
%%* TsurimeEyes: Ashley Q.
* ValleyGirl: More like Valley Girls, Ashley A speaks acts more of this



[[folder:Swinger Girl]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

Swinger Girl is always seen swinging as it is her favorite and only hobby. Her ultimate goal is to swing so high that she loops the swing set bar.

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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "First Name Ashley"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

Swinger Girl
Michael Shulman

Francis "The Hustler Kid"
is always seen swinging a student of Third Street School who acts as it is her favorite and only hobby. Her ultimate goal is to swing so high that she loops the swing set bar.a hustler during recess.



* ADayInTheLimelight: Subverted with "Swing on Thru to the Other Side" -- the episode is all about her, however [[spoiler:for most of the episode, she's away on vacation]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's always on the swings, to attempt to go over the bar
%%* FieryRedhead
* NiceHat: Her pilot helmet.
* NoNameGiven: Her first name was never stated in the show
%%* SatelliteCharacter

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* TenMinuteRetirement: In "Hustler's Apprentice" when Gus turns out to be a better hustler than he is.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: When he stops being Hustler Kid breifly in "Hustler's Apprentice", he wears a yellow sweater with a giant red "F" on it.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He makes his last appearance in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', and is completely absent in season six. They bring him back in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* CoatFullOfContraband: He wears a trenchcoat full of toys, junk food and other contraband he tries to unload on the other kids.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Subverted with "Swing on Thru to "Hustler's Apprentice".
* DubNameChange: To "Alex lo Sveglio" (Alex
the Other Side" -- Clever) in the episode Italian dub.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His real name
is all about her, however [[spoiler:for most of the episode, she's away on vacation]].
Francis.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone refers to him as "Hustler Kid".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's always on What do you think he does?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's a bit of a cheapsake, but he won't sell things that could get a kid in trouble.
%%* FriendInTheBlackMarket
* HighSchoolHustler: An elementary school version. He is able to offer
the swings, to attempt to go over students of the bar
school a wide range of products such as trivial toys and food, often discreetly.
%%* FieryRedhead
HonestJohnsDealership
* NiceHat: Her pilot helmet.
* NoNameGiven: Her first name was never stated
YoungerThanTheyLook: He's a fourth grader, yet he looks like he's in the show
%%* SatelliteCharacter
high school.



[[folder:The Kindergarteners]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Most of them), "The Break-up" (Tubby)

-->'''Voiced by:''' [[Creator/ElizabethDaily E.G. Daily]] (Captain Sticky, Spencer, and Hector (In "Dodgeball City" and "Call Me Guy")), Creator/KathSoucie (Hector ("Wild Child" and direct-to-video movies, Cindy, and Gilbert), Jason Davis (Tubby), Francesca Smith (Emma), Pamela Segall-Adlon, and Creator/ChristineCavanaugh

A group of wild, ill-mannered kindergarteners.

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[[folder:The Kindergarteners]]

[[folder:Butch]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Most of them), "The Break-up" (Tubby)

Experiement"

-->'''Voiced by:''' [[Creator/ElizabethDaily E.G. Daily]] (Captain Sticky, Spencer, KathSoucie

Butch is the bearer of bad news
and Hector (In "Dodgeball City" and "Call Me Guy")), Creator/KathSoucie (Hector ("Wild Child" and direct-to-video movies, Cindy, and Gilbert), Jason Davis (Tubby), Francesca Smith (Emma), Pamela Segall-Adlon, and Creator/ChristineCavanaugh

A group of wild, ill-mannered kindergarteners.
the one who usually tells the scary stories from his older brother's school days, oftentimes as a warning against something the gang would be trying to do at the time.



* {{Acrofatic}}: Tubby, [[spoiler:who managed to win a foot race against the other kindergartners (albeit with some dumb luck).]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: They're kindergarteners after all. Especially seen in "Kindergarten Derby", when they get to the "Valley of Distraction", which is part of the field filled with shiny candy wrappers and toys.
%%* BlindingBangs: Zedd.
* BrattyHalfPint: Almost all of them, though Tubby and Hector aren't as much
* CompetenceZone: They usually act like wild savages.
%%* CuteButCacophonic: Cindy. Dear god.
* {{Expy}}: In-universe, Captain Sticky is the kindergartener's expy of King Bob.
** Tubby is one to Mikey. They even have the same voice actor!
* FanOfUnderdog: Hector looks up to [[UnluckyEverydude Gus]] like a big brother, even calling him "Safety Man".
* FriendlyEnemy: Captain Sticky, Spencer, Emma, Zedd, Jake, Tubby, Hector, and Cindy are all on good terms with the other kids (for a good 75% of the time)
* HollywoodNatives: They behave like a savage tribe.
%%* {{Kawaiiko}}: Cindy.
%%* {{Keet}}: Spencer and Hector.
%%* MotorMouth: Gilbert and Cindy.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Most of them speak this way.
* TribalFacePaint: The renegade native tribe of the elementary school.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Gilbert has blue hair while Zedd has pink hair.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Often speak like this.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: Tubby, [[spoiler:who managed AbsenteeActor: Butch is nowhere to win be found during ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
%%* BearerOfBadNews
* DarkIsNotEvil: He dresses like
a foot race against rebel and tells the other kindergartners (albeit gang terrifying stories, but he gets along with some dumb luck).]]
nearly everyone just fine.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: They're kindergarteners after all. Especially seen in "Kindergarten Derby", when they get to the "Valley ADayInTheLimelight: "The Terrifying Tales of Distraction", Recess", which is part he narrates.
* DemotedToExtra: After his last big appearance in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess", Butch becomes a BitCharacter for the remainder
of the field filled series, even in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''.
* DiseaseBleach: Said to get the white streak in his hair after seeing his brother make out
with shiny candy wrappers and toys.
his girlfriend.
%%* BlindingBangs: Zedd.
TheEeyore
* BrattyHalfPint: HellBentForLeather: He's almost never out of that leather jacket.
* LargeHam: Listen to him telling one of his urban legends.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: See DiseaseBleach.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never given in the show.
* OralFixation: Often has a toothpick in his mouth.
* PerpetualFrowner:
Almost all of them, though Tubby and Hector aren't as much
never seen smiling
* CompetenceZone: They usually act like wild savages.
PhraseCatcher: TJ almost always says, "Whatchoo' talkin' about, Butch?" when he appears.
%%* CuteButCacophonic: Cindy. Dear god.
* {{Expy}}: In-universe, Captain Sticky is the kindergartener's expy of King Bob.
** Tubby is one to Mikey. They even have the same voice actor!
* FanOfUnderdog: Hector looks up to [[UnluckyEverydude Gus]] like a big brother, even calling him "Safety Man".
* FriendlyEnemy: Captain Sticky, Spencer, Emma, Zedd, Jake, Tubby, Hector, and Cindy are all on good terms with the other kids (for a good 75% of the time)
* HollywoodNatives: They behave like a savage tribe.
RoundBushyHair
%%* {{Kawaiiko}}: Cindy.
%%* {{Keet}}: Spencer and Hector.
%%* MotorMouth: Gilbert and Cindy.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Most of them speak this way.
* TribalFacePaint: The renegade native tribe of the elementary school.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Gilbert has blue hair while Zedd has pink hair.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Often speak like this.
SkunkStripe: See DiseaseBleach above.



[[folder:King Bob]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Toran Caudell

Robert "King Bob" is the unibrowed king of the Third Street School playground.

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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

"Officer Mikey"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Toran Caudell

Robert "King Bob"
Blake Ewing

Menlo
is the unibrowed king of the Third Street School playground.Miss Lemon's assistant, or 'aid' as he likes to say.



* BigGood: He has his bad moments, but looks after the good of the entire student body. In episodes where someone either too inexperienced (Gus) or devious (Randall) become King of the Playground, it goes to hell very quickly.
%%* BigOlUnibrow
* ChewingTheScenery: Oftentimes his dialogue is this.
%%* TheComicallySerious
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Pharaoh Bob", "The Big Prank", "The Madness of King Bob", and "Prince Randall".
* EveryoneHasStandards: While he maybe a {{Jerkass}} ruler, but at time he also has ordered others to stop harassing other students, especially the Main Six.
** In “Telltale Heart”, near the end just Gus was about to be punished by the students for tattling, he orders it to stop because Finster got everyone else to do so, [[spoiler: with the exception of Gus and the rest of the Main Six. It was thanks to Guru Kid, who was the only one that was told that it was started by Randall]].
** In “Mikey’s Pants”, at the end, King Bob orders the playground to stop mocking Mikey for having ripped pants [[spoiler: after Vince, TJ, and Gus did the same thing]], since he does respect those who are willing to spare others from public embarrassment.
** He's also known for updating the rules of the playground whenever it deems needed, like just making kids use a coin to decide on who has to retrieve a lost item.
* HiddenDepths: In one episode, it is shown he feels that people only like him because he's king and in another he's worried that no one at Third Street will remember him once he graduates.
%%* HotBlooded
* IconicItem: His crown and hockey stick.
* KingBobTheNth: Literally.
%%* LargeHam: Oh, yes.
* LonelyAtTheTop: In "Officer Mikey", he tells the gang that he wishes he had friends who liked him for who he is and not just because he's king of the playground.
* NiceHat: His most notable piece of clothing is his yellow crown shaped hockey or football helmet with a brown B on its front.
* NotSoDifferent: He and TJ, especially prominent in "The Madness of King Bob", such as when Bob is planning an elaborate prank to play on TJ, only to dismiss it as stupid. It then cuts to TJ's house where he's planning what's apparently ''the same thing''.
* PutOnABus: In ''Taking the Fifth Grade'', he leaves for middle school. Though he makes one more appearance to set the new king straight in one scene.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SophisticatedAsHell: He doesn't swear, but he does mix a lot of slang and formal vocabulary.
* StageMagician: Pretends to be one in "The Madness of King Bob" in order to prank T.J., under the aliases of Yahoozi, a Dutch foreign exchange student.
* TooImportantToWalk: Most of the time, he'll have his guards carry him around the playground on a chair attatched to two wooden poles.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He especially does this is "Pharaoh Bob" until he and Gretchen have a meeting.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like a high school student, yet he's only eleven.

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* BigGood: He has his bad moments, but looks after the AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* {{Adorkable}}: On a
good of the entire student body. In episodes where someone either too inexperienced (Gus) or devious (Randall) become King of the Playground, it goes to hell very quickly.
day.
%%* BigOlUnibrow
* ChewingTheScenery: Oftentimes his dialogue is this.
%%* TheComicallySerious
ControlFreak
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Pharaoh Bob", "The Big Prank", "The Madness of King Bob", and "Prince Randall".
* EveryoneHasStandards: While he maybe a {{Jerkass}} ruler, but at time he also has ordered others to stop harassing other students, especially the Main Six.
** In “Telltale Heart”, near the end just Gus was about to be punished by the students for tattling, he orders it to stop because Finster got everyone else to do so, [[spoiler: with the exception of Gus and the rest of the Main Six. It was thanks to Guru Kid, who was the only one that was told that it was started by Randall]].
** In “Mikey’s Pants”, at the end, King Bob orders the playground to stop mocking Mikey for having ripped pants [[spoiler: after Vince, TJ, and Gus did the same thing]], since he does respect those who are willing to spare others from public embarrassment.
** He's also known for updating the rules of the playground whenever it deems needed, like just making kids use a coin to decide on who has to retrieve a lost item.
* HiddenDepths: In one episode, it is shown he feels that people only like him because he's king and
"Partners in another he's worried that no one at Third Street will remember him once he graduates.
%%* HotBlooded
* IconicItem: His crown and hockey stick.
* KingBobTheNth: Literally.
%%* LargeHam: Oh, yes.
* LonelyAtTheTop: In "Officer
Crime", "Tucked in Mikey", he tells "Some Friend", and "All the gang that he wishes he had friends who liked him Principal's Men"
* DisguisedInDrag: In "All the Principal's Men".
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: He has a crush on Ashley A.
* FriendlyEnemy: At times.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a prude, but is usually well-meaning and wants to do the right thing
for who he is and not just because he's king of the playground.
* NiceHat: His most notable piece of clothing is his yellow crown shaped hockey or football helmet with a brown B
school. In addition, he has helped the main six on its front.
numerous occasions.
* NotSoDifferent: He and TJ, especially prominent LastNameBasis: At least in "The Madness of King Bob", such as when Bob is planning an elaborate prank to play on TJ, only to dismiss it as stupid. It then cuts to TJ's house the Spanish dub, where he's planning what's apparently ''the same thing''.
* PutOnABus: In ''Taking
given the Fifth Grade'', he leaves for middle school. Though he makes one first name "Taylor". In most versions of the show, including the original English version, it has never been stated if "Menlo" is his first or last name (Though suggested more appearance to set towards the new king straight in one scene.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
latter).
* SophisticatedAsHell: He doesn't swear, but he does mix NerdGlasses: Wears a lot pair of slang and formal vocabulary.
big square lenses.
* StageMagician: Pretends ScheduleFanatic: He's obsessed with perfect punctuality.
* SuperOCD: As well as keeping all his paperwork neatly organized.
* TeachersPet: Much like Randall he's loyal
to be one in "The Madness of King Bob" in order to prank the faculty, though he's not as obnoxious about it.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:With
T.J., under However, even though they stopped hanging out, they still made an agreement that T.J. would come to Menlo's birthday party every year.]]
* WildChild: Yes, you read that right. It's revealed in "Principal for a Day" that shortly before
the aliases of Yahoozi, a Dutch foreign exchange student.
* TooImportantToWalk: Most
events of the time, he'll have his guards carry him around series, he was so out of control that Principal Prickly himself had to intervene. After being principal for a day, Menlo became the playground on a chair attatched to guy he is now.
* VocalEvolution: His voice is lower in the final
two wooden poles.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He especially does this is "Pharaoh Bob" until he and Gretchen have a meeting.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like a high school student, yet he's only eleven.
DirectToVideo movies.



[[folder:Cornchip Girl]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Unnamed), "Stand Up Randall"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith (First few appearances), AshleyJohnson ("Weekend at Muriel's"), Aria Noelle Curzon

Cornchip Girl (real name Teresa Laverne [=LeMaize=]) is a sweet, nice and loving Swiss-American girl who attends Third Street School.

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[[folder:Cornchip Girl]]
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[[folder:Jordan and Jerome]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Unnamed), "Stand Up Randall"

"King Gus"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith (First few appearances), AshleyJohnson ("Weekend at Muriel's"), Aria Noelle Curzon

Cornchip Girl (real name Teresa Laverne [=LeMaize=]) is a sweet, nice and loving Swiss-American girl who attends Third Street School.
Patrick Renna (Jerome), Justin Shenkarow (Jordan), Erik Von Detten (Both in certain episodes)

King Bob's servants.



* AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she makes no appearance.
* AscendedExtra: Started out as a nameless background character. Around season three, she became more prominent, and almost even moreso in season five.
%%* CheerfulChild
* TheCutie: Being so cute, kind, sweet, and innocent, she ''more'' than qualifies for this trope
* CuteBruiser: As seen in a few episodes, much to everyone's surprise. For example, after Spinelli taught her to stand up to [[TheBully Sue Bob Murphy]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Army-Navy Games", and also in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (during the first segment, "Children of the Cornchip").
* DullSurprise: Sometimes it's used for comedy, other times it makes her kinda creepy. [[CreepyMonotone "Look, clean people."]]
%%* {{Kawaisa}}
* MeaningfulName: Her real name is Theresa La''Maize''.
* MilitaryBrat: Like Gus, she's the child of an officer (though her dad is a Navy guy).
%%* MoeStare: Her default appearance.
* NiceGirl: A sweet girl.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: She has a slightly different character design than the other kids, giving her an appearance that wouldn't look out of place on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* ShipTease: Strongly implied with Gus.
* SixthRanger: She's considered an unofficial member of the main six in the later episodes.
* VagueAge: Cornchip Girl could either be in first or second grade, and in "One Stayed Clean", she's shown with the kindergarteners briefly (Though earlier on, she was running away from them, meaning that the scene she had with them could've been an animation error). Most fans place her around seven.

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%%* FatAndSkinny
%%* ThoseTwoGuys
* AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she makes no appearance.
* AscendedExtra: Started out as
TyrantTakesTheHelm: The two tend to become Jerkasses whenever King Bob issues them with even a nameless background character. Around season three, she became little more prominent, and almost even moreso power.
* YesMan: To King Bob. When Gus temporarily replaces him
in season five.
%%* CheerfulChild
* TheCutie: Being so cute, kind, sweet, and innocent, she ''more'' than qualifies for this trope
* CuteBruiser: As seen in a few episodes, much
"King Gus", they actively try to everyone's surprise. For example, after Spinelli taught her to stand up to [[TheBully Sue Bob Murphy]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Army-Navy Games", and also in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (during
have the first segment, "Children of playground run the Cornchip").
* DullSurprise: Sometimes it's used for comedy, other times
way ''they'' think it makes her kinda creepy. [[CreepyMonotone "Look, clean people."]]
%%* {{Kawaisa}}
* MeaningfulName: Her real name is Theresa La''Maize''.
* MilitaryBrat: Like Gus, she's the child of an officer (though her dad is a Navy guy).
%%* MoeStare: Her default appearance.
* NiceGirl: A sweet girl.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: She has a slightly different character design than the other kids, giving her an appearance that wouldn't look out of place on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* ShipTease: Strongly implied with Gus.
* SixthRanger: She's considered an unofficial member of the main six in the later episodes.
* VagueAge: Cornchip Girl could either be in first or second grade, and in "One Stayed Clean", she's shown with the kindergarteners briefly (Though earlier on, she was running away from them, meaning that the scene she had with them could've been an animation error). Most fans place her around seven.
should. It backfires.



[[folder:Upside-Down Girl]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Unspeaking), "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

The Upside-Down Girl is a fourth grader who is always seen hanging upside down.
----
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Let's just say that hanging upside down as long as she normally does would cause some serious medical side effects.
* BerserkButton: Don't make her go rightside-up.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called Upside Down for a reason... she likes to be upside-down.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] due to her pigtailed blond hair, pink dress, and aggressive attitude. The two even share a voice actress.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* ModestyShorts
* NoNameGiven: Her real name has never been revealed
** Lampshaded in "The Break Up", in which Ms. Grotke points out that it was nice of Gretchen to bond with her, but "best friends often do have first names."
%%* SatelliteCharacter
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Type B.

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[[folder:Upside-Down Girl]]

[[folder:Brandon the Singer Kid]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Unspeaking), "Big Brother Chad"

Voice"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Francesca Smith

The Upside-Down Girl is a fourth grader who is always seen hanging upside down.
----
Michael Shulman

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: TheChewToy: Is often bullied by both Lawson and Gelman. Let's just say that hanging upside down as long as she normally does would cause some serious medical side effects.
* BerserkButton: Don't make her go rightside-up.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called Upside Down
not forget the time where he swallowed the bee and couldn't sing for a reason... she likes to be upside-down.
week.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] due to her pigtailed blond hair, pink dress, and aggressive attitude. The two even share a voice actress.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* ModestyShorts
* NoNameGiven: Her real name
ChewingTheScenery: Every bit of dialogue he has never been revealed
is sung. ''Loudly''.
** Lampshaded in People find it very annoying, too. In "The Break Up", in which Ms. Grotke points out that it was nice of Gretchen to bond with her, but "best friends often do have first names."
Voice", he accidentally swallows a bee whilst singing and ''everyone cheers''.
%%* SatelliteCharacter
LargeHam
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Type B.YouthfulFreckles



[[folder:The Ashleys]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Ashley T.; unnamed and not speaking), "The Experiment" (Ashleys A., B., and Q.)

-->'''Voiced by:''' Anndi [=McAfee=] (Ashley A.), Francesca Smith (Ashley B.), Rachel Crane (Ashley Q. and Ashley T. (First few episodes)), and AshleyJohnson (Ashley T.)

The Ashleys are a clique of four beautiful, fashionable, snobby and spoiled girls, and are always uttering the phrase "scandalous."
----
* AlliterativeName: Ashley Armbruster.
* AlphaBitch: They're all stuck-up jerks.
* AnnoyingLaugh: And usually finished off with their catchprase.
* AwesomeMccoolname: Ashley A's last name is "Armbruster," which means "crossbow" in German.
%%* BetaBitch: Ashley B.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Ashley A. (blonde), Ashley B. and Ashley T. (brunettes), and Ashley Q. (redhead)
* BreakTheHaughty: Ashley A. in "Outcast Ashley" when the other Ashleys kick her out of the group for forgetting to wear purple on "Purple Day"--the anniversary of the day they first met.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "SCANDALOUS!"
* TheCheerleader: Not at school, but the girls go to a cheerleading camp in the first movie.
* ChubbyChaser: Slightly implied with Ashley Q. in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''- after Gus puts on weight after eating too much, he says that she thinks the extra pounds make him look "distinguished".
* ClosetGeek: Ashley T., if "Chez Vince" is any indication.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Ashley A. (Pink), Ashley B. (Yellow), Ashley Q. (Blue), and Ashley T. (Green)
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ashey Q. is surprisingly ''really'' good at kickball.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Jinxed", "First Name Ashley", "Outcast Ashley", "The Beauty Contest", "The Ratings Game", "No Strings Attached", and "League of Randalls".
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: Their first names are changed to Patricia in the Portuguese dub, but their last names remain the same.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Ashley T. was a nameless background character in "The New Kid" before being formally introduced in "Jinxed" (Or "The Experiment"- the Ashleys made their first appearance, but their final personalities weren't given yet, and the only time their name was mentioned was when they were offscreen. Presumably, "Jinxed" was produced before (but aired after) "The Experiment")
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They're all named Ashley.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While they may be alpha bitches, even for another Ashley, they were disgusted when each of their brother named Tyler became to snitch on everyone including King Bob.
* FieryRedhead: Ashley Q.
* ForTheEvulz: The girls are at their absolute worst in "Jinxed".
%%* FourGirlEnsemble
* GenerationXerox: The girls moms look and act ''exactly'' like them.
%%* GigglingVillain
%%* GirlPosse
* GoKartingWithBowser: Despite being enemies with them, both Ashley A. and Ashley Q. have been shown playing kickball with the gang on a few occasions.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Purple day.
* GratuitousFrench: They speak this way at times.
* HairDecorations: Ashley A. wears a pink headband and Ashley B. wears two yellow barrets.
* HiddenDepths:
** Ashley Q. is ''very'' good at kickball.
** Ashley T. likes Senior Fusion--she gives TJ one of her comics to bribe him into giving them a good table in "Chez Vince".
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: In "Outcast Ashley", Ashley B. rips off Ashley A.'s headband, the teddy bear head off her backpack, and her "A" necklace and stomps on it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ashley A.'s general attitude, to the point she's shocked to hear that the earth revolves around the sun, instead apparently taking her Daddy's remark that "the universe revolves around me!" seriously.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much all of them, but Ashley Q. is arguably the meanest of the Ashleys.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ashley A. on her good days.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Ashley A. shows hints of this sometimes, and on occasion they all can be this (like "The Great Can Drive" and "League of Randalls").
* OffModel: In some episodes, Ashley B's outfit switches from yellow to red, and then back again.
* OneSteveLimit: Completely averted (and Spinelli's also named Ashley, but she wants no association with them), as well as each one having a younger brother named Tyler ''and'' a younger sister named Britney.
** King Bob even made a law, that inverts this trope completely: All children named Ashley ''must'' accept membership of the Ashleys if an Ashley invites them.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Ashley A.'s signature color is pink, and their entire clubhouse has pink wallpaper.
* PrettyInMink: Ashley A.'s "formal" outfit has fur trimming
* TheQuietOne: Ashley T. hardly gets any speaking lines on her own.
* RichBitch / SpoiledBrat: They are all typical upper-class snobs.
* SatelliteCharacter: Every member of the clique besides Ashley A.
%%* SmugSmiler
%%* SpoiledBrat
* TokenGoodTeammate: Ashley T. Maybe not exactly "good," but she's arguably the least mean of the Ashleys.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Ashley Q.'s signature color is blue.
%%* TsurimeEyes: Ashley Q.
* ValleyGirl: More like Valley Girls, Ashley A speaks acts more of this

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[[folder:Gelman]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Ashley T.; unnamed and not speaking), "The Experiment" (Ashleys A., B., and Q.)

Gus's Last Stand

-->'''Voiced by:''' Anndi [=McAfee=] (Ashley A.), Francesca Smith (Ashley B.), Rachel Crane (Ashley Q. Justin Shenkarow

* TheBully: He's feared
and Ashley T. (First few episodes)), and AshleyJohnson (Ashley T.)

The Ashleys are a clique of four beautiful, fashionable, snobby and spoiled girls, and are always uttering
hated around the phrase "scandalous."
----
* AlliterativeName: Ashley Armbruster.
* AlphaBitch: They're all stuck-up jerks.
* AnnoyingLaugh: And usually finished off with their catchprase.
* AwesomeMccoolname: Ashley A's
school for this. He targets one victim at a time; when his last name is "Armbruster," which means "crossbow" in German.
%%* BetaBitch: Ashley B.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Ashley A. (blonde), Ashley B. and Ashley T. (brunettes), and Ashley Q. (redhead)
* BreakTheHaughty: Ashley A. in "Outcast Ashley" when the other Ashleys kick her out of the group for forgetting to wear purple
victim moved away, he started picking on "Purple Day"--the anniversary of the day they first met.
Gus.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "SCANDALOUS!"
* TheCheerleader: Not at school, but the girls go to a cheerleading camp in the first movie.
* ChubbyChaser: Slightly implied with Ashley Q. in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''- after
BullyAndWimpPairing: With Gus puts on weight after eating too much, he says that she thinks the extra pounds make him look "distinguished".
* ClosetGeek: Ashley T., if "Chez Vince" is any indication.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Ashley A. (Pink), Ashley B. (Yellow), Ashley Q. (Blue), and Ashley T. (Green)
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Ashey Q. is surprisingly ''really'' good at kickball.
a few occasions.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Jinxed", "First Name Ashley", "Outcast Ashley", "The Beauty Contest", "The Ratings Game", "No Strings Attached", "Gus' Last Stand" and "League of Randalls".
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: Their first names are changed to Patricia in the Portuguese dub, but their last names remain the same.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Ashley T. was a nameless background character in "The New Kid" before being formally introduced in "Jinxed" (Or "The Experiment"- the Ashleys made their first appearance, but their final personalities weren't given yet, and the only time their name was mentioned was when they were offscreen. Presumably, "Jinxed" was produced before (but aired after) "The Experiment")
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They're all named Ashley.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While they may be alpha bitches, even for another Ashley, they were disgusted when each of their brother named Tyler became to snitch on everyone including King Bob.
* FieryRedhead: Ashley Q.
* ForTheEvulz: The girls are at their absolute worst in "Jinxed".
%%* FourGirlEnsemble
* GenerationXerox: The girls moms look and act ''exactly'' like them.
%%* GigglingVillain
%%* GirlPosse
* GoKartingWithBowser: Despite being enemies with them, both Ashley A. and Ashley Q. have been shown playing kickball with the gang on a few occasions.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Purple day.
* GratuitousFrench: They speak this way at times.
* HairDecorations: Ashley A. wears a pink headband and Ashley B. wears two yellow barrets.
* HiddenDepths:
** Ashley Q. is ''very'' good at kickball.
** Ashley T. likes Senior Fusion--she gives TJ one of her comics to bribe him into giving them a good table in "Chez Vince".
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: In "Outcast Ashley", Ashley B. rips off Ashley A.'s headband, the teddy bear head off her backpack, and her "A" necklace and stomps on it.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ashley A.'s general attitude, to the point she's shocked to hear that the earth revolves around the sun, instead apparently taking her Daddy's remark that "the universe revolves around me!" seriously.
* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much all of them, but Ashley Q. is arguably the meanest of the Ashleys.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ashley A. on her good days.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Ashley A. shows hints of this sometimes, and on occasion they all can be this (like
"The Great Can Drive" and "League of Randalls").
State Fair"
%%* DumbMuscle
* OffModel: FatBastard: He looks like he weighs about 200 or so pounds.
* FreudianExcuse: Implied in "The Great State Fair"; he continuously refuses to do the activities Finster provides by saying, "My old man don't believe in [x]." When Gus asks him why he's not at the fair, Gelman claims his old man "don't believe in fairs."
* HeelFaceTurn:
In some episodes, Ashley B's outfit switches from yellow to red, and then "A Great State Fair", he is no longer Gus' enemy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially in his first appearance.
* LastNameBasis: What's his first name anyways?
* StatusQuoIsGod: Even after befriending Gus in "The Great State Fair", he goes
back again.
* OneSteveLimit: Completely averted (and Spinelli's also named Ashley, but she wants no association with them), as well as each one having
to being a younger brother named Tyler ''and'' a younger sister named Britney.
** King Bob even made a law, that inverts this trope completely: All children named Ashley ''must'' accept membership
bully for the remainder of the Ashleys if an Ashley invites them.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Ashley A.'s signature color is pink, and their entire clubhouse has pink wallpaper.
* PrettyInMink: Ashley A.'s "formal" outfit has fur trimming
* TheQuietOne: Ashley T. hardly gets any speaking lines on her own.
* RichBitch / SpoiledBrat: They are all typical upper-class snobs.
* SatelliteCharacter: Every member of the clique besides Ashley A.
series.
%%* SmugSmiler
%%* SpoiledBrat
* TokenGoodTeammate: Ashley T. Maybe not exactly "good," but she's arguably the least mean of the Ashleys.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Ashley Q.'s signature color is blue.
%%* TsurimeEyes: Ashley Q.
* ValleyGirl: More like Valley Girls, Ashley A speaks acts more of this
YouthfulFreckles



[[folder:Hustler Kid]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "First Name Ashley"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Shulman

Francis "The Hustler Kid" is a student of Third Street School who acts as a hustler during recess.
----
* TenMinuteRetirement: In "Hustler's Apprentice" when Gus turns out to be a better hustler than he is.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: When he stops being Hustler Kid breifly in "Hustler's Apprentice", he wears a yellow sweater with a giant red "F" on it.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He makes his last appearance in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', and is completely absent in season six. They bring him back in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* CoatFullOfContraband: He wears a trenchcoat full of toys, junk food and other contraband he tries to unload on the other kids.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Hustler's Apprentice".
* DubNameChange: To "Alex lo Sveglio" (Alex the Clever) in the Italian dub.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His real name is Francis.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone refers to him as "Hustler Kid".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What do you think he does?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's a bit of a cheapsake, but he won't sell things that could get a kid in trouble.
%%* FriendInTheBlackMarket
* HighSchoolHustler: An elementary school version. He is able to offer the students of the school a wide range of products such as trivial toys and food, often discreetly.
%%* HonestJohnsDealership
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's a fourth grader, yet he looks like he's in high school.

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[[folder:Hustler Kid]]
[[folder:Sue Bob Murphy]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "First Name Ashley"

Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Shulman

Francis "The Hustler Kid"
Creator/ChristineCavanaugh ("The Girl was Trouble"), Creator/KathSoucie (Remainder of series)

%%* FullNameBasis
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She
is a student of Third Street School the one who acts as a hustler during recess.
----
* TenMinuteRetirement: In "Hustler's Apprentice" when Gus turns out to be a better hustler than he is.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: When he stops being Hustler Kid breifly in "Hustler's Apprentice", he wears a yellow sweater with a giant red "F" on it.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He makes his last appearance in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', and is completely absent in season six. They bring him
gives Gretchen back in ''Recess: Taking her hand-held computer, although after Gretchen's done telling her the Fifth Grade''.
* CoatFullOfContraband: He wears a trenchcoat full
story of toys, junk food how she tried to get it back.
** She, Greg, Mundy
and other contraband he tries to unload on the other kids.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Hustler's Apprentice".
* DubNameChange: To "Alex lo Sveglio" (Alex the Clever) in the Italian dub.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: His real name is Francis.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Everyone refers to him as "Hustler Kid".
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: What do you think he does?
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's a bit of a cheapsake, but he won't sell things that could get a kid in trouble.
%%* FriendInTheBlackMarket
* HighSchoolHustler: An elementary school version. He is able to offer the students of
Lazy Kid also steal some huckleberry cobbler from the school a wide range of products such as trivial toys cafeteria to try and food, often discreetly.
win back Kurst after the latter starts hanging out with Mikey.
%%* HonestJohnsDealership
LeanAndMean
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's a fourth grader, yet he looks like he's in high school.OralFixation: Often chewing gum.
%%* TomboyishName
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Kurst the Worst.



[[folder:Butch]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Experiement"

-->'''Voiced by:''' KathSoucie

Butch is the bearer of bad news and the one who usually tells the scary stories from his older brother's school days, oftentimes as a warning against something the gang would be trying to do at the time.
----
* AbsenteeActor: Butch is nowhere to be found during ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
%%* BearerOfBadNews
* DarkIsNotEvil: He dresses like a rebel and tells the gang terrifying stories, but he gets along with nearly everyone just fine.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Terrifying Tales of Recess", which he narrates.
* DemotedToExtra: After his last big appearance in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess", Butch becomes a BitCharacter for the remainder of the series, even in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''.
* DiseaseBleach: Said to get the white streak in his hair after seeing his brother make out with his girlfriend.
%%* TheEeyore
* HellBentForLeather: He's almost never out of that leather jacket.
* LargeHam: Listen to him telling one of his urban legends.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: See DiseaseBleach.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never given in the show.
* OralFixation: Often has a toothpick in his mouth.
* PerpetualFrowner: Almost never seen smiling
* PhraseCatcher: TJ almost always says, "Whatchoo' talkin' about, Butch?" when he appears.
%%* RoundBushyHair
%%* SkunkStripe: See DiseaseBleach above.

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[[folder:Butch]]
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[[folder:Lazy Kid]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Experiement"

Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' KathSoucie

Butch is the bearer of bad news and the one who usually tells the scary stories from his older brother's school days, oftentimes as a warning against something the gang would be trying to do at the time.
----
* AbsenteeActor: Butch is nowhere to be found during ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
%%* BearerOfBadNews
* DarkIsNotEvil: He dresses like a rebel and tells the gang terrifying stories, but he gets along with nearly everyone just fine.
Warren Sroka

* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Terrifying Tales "Gus and Misdemeanors"
* DumbBlonde: A male example, who is ignorant and unaware
of Recess", which he narrates.
* DemotedToExtra: After his last big appearance in "The Terrifying Tales of Recess", Butch becomes a BitCharacter for the remainder of the series, even in ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade''.
* DiseaseBleach: Said to get the white streak in his hair after seeing his brother make out with his girlfriend.
everything.
%%* TheEeyore
ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HellBentForLeather: He's almost never out of that leather jacket.
* LargeHam: Listen to him telling one of his urban legends.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: See DiseaseBleach.
* OnlyOneName: His last name is never given in the show.
* OralFixation: Often has
HeavySleeper: He naps a toothpick in his mouth.
* PerpetualFrowner: Almost never seen smiling
* PhraseCatcher: TJ almost always says, "Whatchoo' talkin' about, Butch?" when he appears.
%%* RoundBushyHair
%%* SkunkStripe: See DiseaseBleach above.
lot.



[[folder:Menlo]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "Officer Mikey"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Blake Ewing

Menlo is Miss Lemon's assistant, or 'aid' as he likes to say.
----
* AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* {{Adorkable}}: On a good day.
%%* ControlFreak
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Partners in Crime", "Tucked in Mikey", "Some Friend", and "All the Principal's Men"
* DisguisedInDrag: In "All the Principal's Men".
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: He has a crush on Ashley A.
* FriendlyEnemy: At times.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a prude, but is usually well-meaning and wants to do the right thing for the school. In addition, he has helped the main six on numerous occasions.
* LastNameBasis: At least in the Spanish dub, where he's given the first name "Taylor". In most versions of the show, including the original English version, it has never been stated if "Menlo" is his first or last name (Though suggested more towards the latter).
* NerdGlasses: Wears a pair of big square lenses.
* ScheduleFanatic: He's obsessed with perfect punctuality.
* SuperOCD: As well as keeping all his paperwork neatly organized.
* TeachersPet: Much like Randall he's loyal to the faculty, though he's not as obnoxious about it.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:With T.J. However, even though they stopped hanging out, they still made an agreement that T.J. would come to Menlo's birthday party every year.]]
* WildChild: Yes, you read that right. It's revealed in "Principal for a Day" that shortly before the events of the series, he was so out of control that Principal Prickly himself had to intervene. After being principal for a day, Menlo became the guy he is now.
* VocalEvolution: His voice is lower in the final two DirectToVideo movies.

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[[folder:Menlo]]
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[[folder:Greg Skeens]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "Officer Mikey"

"The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Blake Ewing

Menlo is Miss Lemon's assistant, or 'aid' as he likes to say.
----
* AbsenteeActor: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* {{Adorkable}}: On a good day.
Matthew Bartilson ("The Girl was Trouble" and "The Ratings Game"), Danny Cooksey (Remainder of series)

%%* ControlFreak
AmbiguouslyBrown
%%* BookDumb
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Partners in Crime", "Tucked in Mikey", "Some Friend", "Gus and "All the Principal's Men"
* DisguisedInDrag: In "All the Principal's Men".
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: He has a crush on Ashley A.
Misdemeanors"
* FriendlyEnemy: At times.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
He's a prude, but is usually well-meaning and dismissive towards Gretchen when she wants to do find Galileo, but happy to help after she teaches him a new word to write on the right thing for the school. In addition, he has helped the main six on numerous occasions.
wall.
%%* LastNameBasis
* LastNameBasis: At least in the Spanish dub, where he's given the first name "Taylor". In most versions of the show, including the original English version, it has never been stated if "Menlo" is his first or last name (Though suggested more towards the latter).
* NerdGlasses: Wears a pair of big square lenses.
* ScheduleFanatic: He's obsessed with perfect punctuality.
* SuperOCD: As well as keeping all his paperwork neatly organized.
* TeachersPet: Much
YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like Randall he's loyal to the faculty, though he's not as obnoxious about it.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:With T.J. However, even though they stopped hanging out, they still made an agreement that T.J. would come to Menlo's birthday party every year.]]
* WildChild: Yes, you read that right. It's revealed
he should be in "Principal for a Day" that shortly before the events of the series, he was so out of control that Principal Prickly himself had to intervene. After being principal for a day, Menlo became the guy he is now.
* VocalEvolution: His voice is lower in the final two DirectToVideo movies.
highschool.



[[folder:Jordan and Jerome]]

-->'''Debut:''' "King Gus"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Patrick Renna (Jerome), Justin Shenkarow (Jordan), Erik Von Detten (Both in certain episodes)

King Bob's servants.
----
%%* FatAndSkinny
%%* ThoseTwoGuys
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The two tend to become Jerkasses whenever King Bob issues them with even a little more power.
* YesMan: To King Bob. When Gus temporarily replaces him in "King Gus", they actively try to have the playground run the way ''they'' think it should. It backfires.

to:

[[folder:Jordan and Jerome]]

[[folder:Conrad Mundy]]
[[quoteright:153:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/recess_-_mundy_2570.png]]
-->'''Debut:''' "King Gus"

"The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Patrick Renna (Jerome), Justin Shenkarow (Jordan), Erik Von Detten (Both in certain episodes)

King Bob's servants.
----
Warren Sroka

* BigOlUnibrow: He has a big red unibrow.
%%* FatAndSkinny
BookDumb
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus and Misdemeanors" and "Mundy, Mundy".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As seen in "Mundy, Mundy"
%%* ThoseTwoGuys
LastNameBasis
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The two tend VagueAge: Similar to become Jerkasses whenever King Bob issues Cornchip Girl. In the episode "Dodgeball City" we briefly see him standing on Lawson's side right before the game starts (implying that he's a 5th grader), however we later see him standing with the out 4th graders after Hector gets hit with a dodgeball.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: After the gang broke the statue, he walks over to them and congratulates them, and even goes over to help
them with even a little more power.
* YesMan: To King Bob. When Gus temporarily replaces him in "King Gus",
their punishment. Naturally they actively try to have the playground run the way ''they'' think it should. It backfires.don't take this as a compliment.
** Inverted when he later feels ashamed for his new reputation as a "good" guy around school.



[[folder:Brandon the Singer Kid]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Shulman

* TheChewToy: Is often bullied by both Lawson and Gelman. Let's not forget the time where he swallowed the bee and couldn't sing for a week.
* ChewingTheScenery: Every bit of dialogue he has is sung. ''Loudly''.
** People find it very annoying, too. In "The Voice", he accidentally swallows a bee whilst singing and ''everyone cheers''.
%%* LargeHam
%%* YouthfulFreckles

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[[folder:Brandon the Singer Kid]]

[[folder:Kristen Kurst (Kurst The Worst)]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice"

Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Michael Shulman

Mayim Bialik

* TheChewToy: Is often bullied by both Lawson AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her name. (Without the added "Worst")
* BigEater: Sometimes she can even eat more than Mikey.
* BrokenBird: She actually doesn't take much pride into her mean acts
and Gelman. Let's not forget dislikes her nickname.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Kurst
the time Not So Bad".
* DeadpanSnarker: Probably one of the snarkiest kids on the show.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Mikey in "Kurst the Not So Bad."
* DubNameChange: Her last name is changed to "Kurskin" in the Spanish dub.
%%* FatBitch
%%* FatGirl
%%* FieryRedhead
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As seen in "Kurst the Not So Bad".
** Also, in the Valentine's Day episode, she angrily asks Vince, Mikey and Gus
where he swallowed TJ is after sending her a card. When they say they don't know, she says happily, "...he's such a dear!"
* LastNameBasis: Paired with
the bee and couldn't sing for a week.
* ChewingTheScenery: Every bit of dialogue he has is sung. ''Loudly''.
** People find it very annoying, too. In
modifier "The Voice", he accidentally swallows Worst."
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She loosens up
a bee whilst singing and ''everyone cheers''.
%%* LargeHam
%%* YouthfulFreckles
bit around Mikey.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Sue Bob.



[[folder:Gelman]]
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-->'''Debut:''' Gus's Last Stand

-->'''Voiced by:''' Justin Shenkarow

* TheBully: He's feared and hated around the school for this. He targets one victim at a time; when his last victim moved away, he started picking on Gus.
* BullyAndWimpPairing: With Gus on a few occasions.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus' Last Stand" and "The Great State Fair"
%%* DumbMuscle
* FatBastard: He looks like he weighs about 200 or so pounds.
* FreudianExcuse: Implied in "The Great State Fair"; he continuously refuses to do the activities Finster provides by saying, "My old man don't believe in [x]." When Gus asks him why he's not at the fair, Gelman claims his old man "don't believe in fairs."
* HeelFaceTurn: In "A Great State Fair", he is no longer Gus' enemy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially in his first appearance.
* LastNameBasis: What's his first name anyways?
* StatusQuoIsGod: Even after befriending Gus in "The Great State Fair", he goes back to being a bully for the remainder of the series.
%%* YouthfulFreckles

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[[folder:Gelman]]
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[[folder:Erwin Lawson]]
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-->'''Debut:''' Gus's Last Stand

"The Story of Whomps"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Justin Shenkarow

Erik von Detten

* AnnoyingLaugh: He tends to punctuate his taunts with obnoxious laughter.
* TheBully: He's feared and hated He loves throwing around insults and taunts.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Lawson made his first two appearances in season two (His debut episode "The Story of Whomps" and "Principal for a Day"), he was more competent and more of a threat, to
the school point where he almost beats up T.J. for this. He targets one victim at a time; when his last victim moved away, saying he started picking on Gus.
* BullyAndWimpPairing: With Gus on
"whomped" (Before knowing what the word meant). Starting with season three, he became more of a few occasions.
ditz and resorted to calling the gang names and taunting them.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus' Last Stand" "Soccer Boy" and "The Great State Fair"
%%* DumbMuscle
"Lawson and His Crew".
* FatBastard: He looks like DemotedToExtra: In TheMovie, he weighs about 200 or so pounds.
* FreudianExcuse: Implied in "The Great State Fair"; he continuously refuses to do the activities Finster provides by saying, "My old man don't believe in [x]." When Gus asks him why
only has a brief cameo and doesn't speak (however, he's not at still credited, hinting that he was going to have a speaking role, but his scene was cut)
* DependingOnTheWriter: While he usually is a bully,
the fair, Gelman claims actual degree of his old man "don't believe in fairs."
* HeelFaceTurn: In "A Great State Fair",
level of bullying changes depending on the episode. Sometimes he is no longer Gus' enemy.
* {{Jerkass}}: Especially
merely the gang's sports rival, other times he torments them in non-violent ways such as taking their fort, spraying TJ with cheese on picture day, or not letting them play tetherball. Sometimes he is even shown to get violent with other kids such as TJ, Randall, or Brandon.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Lawson ALWAYS explains
his first appearance.
bad jokes when taunting somebody.
%%* DumbJock
* LastNameBasis: What's EmbarrassingFirstName: He's always called Lawson for a reason.
%%* TheDitz
* EvilCounterpart / The Rival: Lawson is Vince's arch-opponent when it comes to sports. He also desires to lead
his first name anyways?
own clique much like T.J., so he forms his own gang of counterparts to T.J.'s friends in "Lawson and His Crew".
* StatusQuoIsGod: Even FourthWallObserver: Briefly in the Season 5 Finale.
* FriendlyEnemy: While he often bullies the main six, he stated once that he doesn't hate T.J. and considers him an OK guy.
* GangOfBullies: He has one in the form of Jocko, Buster, Cheay, Chucko, Koreo, and occasionally Gelman.
%%* IShallTauntYou
* InsultofEndearment: Dishes these out frequently, such as "[=LaStupid=]", "Dettwhiner", "Shrimpnelli", etc. He grudgingly calls TJ "Dettwinner"
after befriending Gus in "The Great State Fair", he goes and the gang successfully steal their base back to being a bully in "Fort Tender".
* IWantMyMommy: Cries out
for his mother when running away in fear towards the remainder end of ''Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* JerkAss / JerkJock: Most
of the series.
time.
%%** JerkWithAHeartofGold: At his best.
%%* YouthfulFrecklesLastNameBasis
%%* LeanAndMean: In contrast to T.J.
* NiceHat: Like TJ, he's barely ever out of it.
%%* TheNicknamer: See above.
%%* NoIndoorVoice: At times.
* ThePsychoRangers: In the episode "Lawson and his Crew" (the last episode before the movie was released), he forms his own gang similar to the main six.
** In fact, he pretty much contrasts T.J. in appearence and personality. Unlike T.J., Lawson is tall, lanky, wears his baseball hat with the visor in the front, and is mean.
%%* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In ''Spinelli's Masterpiece''.
%%* SitcomArchNemesis



[[folder:Sue Bob Murphy]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChristineCavanaugh ("The Girl was Trouble"), Creator/KathSoucie (Remainder of series)

%%* FullNameBasis
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She is the one who gives Gretchen back her hand-held computer, although after Gretchen's done telling her the story of how she tried to get it back.
** She, Greg, Mundy and Lazy Kid also steal some huckleberry cobbler from the school cafeteria to try and win back Kurst after the latter starts hanging out with Mikey.
%%* LeanAndMean
* OralFixation: Often chewing gum.
%%* TomboyishName
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Kurst the Worst.

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[[folder:The Pale Kids]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.
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[[caption-width-right:250:From left: Carl, Rodney, Frank, Steve]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

"Lord of the Nerds"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChristineCavanaugh ("The Girl was Trouble"), Creator/KathSoucie (Remainder of series)

Eddie Deezen (Knarf), Pamela Hayden (Steve), Kenny Blank (Rodney), and KathSoucie (Carl)

%%* FullNameBasis
{{Adorkable}}: All of them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She BlindingBangs: Carl's hair covers his eyes.
%%* BrainyBrunette: Rodney and Steve
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gondor primulon!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Carl
is TheUnintelligible.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Lord of
the one who gives Gretchen back her hand-held computer, although after Gretchen's done telling her the story of how she tried to get it back.
** She, Greg, Mundy and Lazy Kid also steal some huckleberry cobbler from the school cafeteria to try and win back Kurst after the latter starts hanging out with Mikey.
Nerds" is their most prominent episode.
%%* LeanAndMean
HollywoodNerd: Type 1
* OralFixation: Often chewing gum.
%%* TomboyishName
%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Kurst the Worst.
ProudToBeAGeek: The gang really enjoy each other's company.
* TheUnintelligible: Carl always speaks in gibberish.



[[folder:Lazy Kid]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Warren Sroka

* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus and Misdemeanors"
* DumbBlonde: A male example, who is ignorant and unaware of everything.
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HeavySleeper: He naps a lot.

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[[folder:Lazy Kid]]
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[[folder:Chucko Kowalski]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

"Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Warren Sroka

Ross Malinger ("Big Brother Chad"), Ryan O'Donohue ("The Kid Came Back")
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus TheBully: Only in season one, really.
* DemotedToExtra: Was set up to be a major bully in the first season, however, he only really starred in one episode
and Misdemeanors"
* DumbBlonde: A male example, who is ignorant and unaware
then became a background character, sometimes showing up as a member of everything.
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* HeavySleeper: He naps a lot.
Lawson's gang.



[[folder:Greg Skeens]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Matthew Bartilson ("The Girl was Trouble" and "The Ratings Game"), Danny Cooksey (Remainder of series)

%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
%%* BookDumb
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus and Misdemeanors"
* FriendlyEnemy: He's dismissive towards Gretchen when she wants to find Galileo, but happy to help after she teaches him a new word to write on the wall.
%%* LastNameBasis
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks like he should be in highschool.

to:

[[folder:Greg Skeens]]
[[quoteright:155:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/recess_-_skeens_432.png]]
[[folder:Crier Kid]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

"Teachers Lounge"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Matthew Bartilson ("The Girl was Trouble" and "The Ratings Game"), Danny Cooksey (Remainder of series)

Micheal Shulman ("Teachers Lounge"), Justin Jon Ross (Other episodes)

%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
%%* BookDumb
CrocodileTears: It's what he does.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus and Misdemeanors"
* FriendlyEnemy: He's dismissive towards Gretchen when she wants to find Galileo, but happy to help after she teaches him a new word to write on the wall.
%%* LastNameBasis
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He looks
DemotedToExtra: It seems like he should be another playground staple like Swinger Girl, Hustler Kid, Swinger Girl, etc, but he's only a background character after Season One.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Because "Teachers' Lounge" was produced very early
in highschool.the show's run, Crier Kid was going to be the original Hustler Kid, as seen in his first appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In "Teacher's Lounge", his name is revealed as Bradley.



[[folder:Conrad Mundy]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Warren Sroka

* BigOlUnibrow: He has a big red unibrow.
%%* BookDumb
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus and Misdemeanors" and "Mundy, Mundy".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As seen in "Mundy, Mundy"
%%* LastNameBasis
* VagueAge: Similar to Cornchip Girl. In the episode "Dodgeball City" we briefly see him standing on Lawson's side right before the game starts (implying that he's a 5th grader), however we later see him standing with the out 4th graders after Hector gets hit with a dodgeball.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: After the gang broke the statue, he walks over to them and congratulates them, and even goes over to help them with their punishment. Naturally they don't take this as a compliment.
** Inverted when he later feels ashamed for his new reputation as a "good" guy around school.

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[[folder:Conrad Mundy]]
[[quoteright:153:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/recess_-_mundy_2570.png]]
[[folder:Gordy]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

New Kid" (Unnamed), "Wild Child" (As Freddy), "Schoolworld" (As Gordy)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Warren Sroka

* BigOlUnibrow: He has a big red unibrow.
Malachi Pearson ("The New Kid"), Erik von Detten ("I Will Kick No More Forever"), Klee Bragger ("Bad Hair Day"), Sam Gifaldi (Most episodes)

%%* BookDumb
BitCharacter
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Gus "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In "Wild Child", his name is Freddy.
* IrrationalHatred: He dislikes T.J. for no reason.
* SatelliteCharacter: He usually only appears in the background,
and Misdemeanors" and "Mundy, Mundy".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As seen in "Mundy, Mundy"
%%* LastNameBasis
* VagueAge: Similar to Cornchip Girl. In
"Nobody Doesn't Like T.J." was the only episode "Dodgeball City" we briefly see him standing focusing on Lawson's side right before him.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: Him not liking T.J. for no reason is probably his only real characterization.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Willy, another boy in Miss Grotke's class who appears in
the game starts (implying that he's a 5th grader), however we later see him standing with the out 4th graders after Hector gets hit with a dodgeball.
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: After the gang broke the statue, he walks over to them and congratulates them, and even goes over to help them with their punishment. Naturally they don't take this as a compliment.
** Inverted when he later feels ashamed for his new reputation as a "good" guy around school.
background.
%%* YouthfulFreckles



[[folder:Kristen Kurst (Kurst The Worst)]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Mayim Bialik

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her name. (Without the added "Worst")
* BigEater: Sometimes she can even eat more than Mikey.
* BrokenBird: She actually doesn't take much pride into her mean acts and dislikes her nickname.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Kurst the Not So Bad".
* DeadpanSnarker: Probably one of the snarkiest kids on the show.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Mikey in "Kurst the Not So Bad."
* DubNameChange: Her last name is changed to "Kurskin" in the Spanish dub.
%%* FatBitch
%%* FatGirl
%%* FieryRedhead
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As seen in "Kurst the Not So Bad".
** Also, in the Valentine's Day episode, she angrily asks Vince, Mikey and Gus where TJ is after sending her a card. When they say they don't know, she says happily, "...he's such a dear!"
* LastNameBasis: Paired with the modifier "The Worst."
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She loosens up a bit around Mikey.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Sue Bob.

to:

[[folder:Kristen Kurst (Kurst The Worst)]]
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[[folder:Phil]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The Girl Was Trouble"

New Kid" (Unspeaking), "Kids in the Mist"
-->'''Voiced by:''' Mayim Bialik

* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Her name. (Without
Klee Bragger (All episodes san season four), Justin Jon Ross ("Kids in the added "Worst")
* BigEater: Sometimes she can even eat more than Mikey.
* BrokenBird: She actually doesn't take much pride into her mean acts
Mist", season four and dislikes her nickname.
''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' (Uncredited in the movie))

%%* BitCharacter
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Kurst the Not So Bad".
"Beyond a Resonable Scout"
* DeadpanSnarker: Probably one {{Jerkass}}: He's shown to be this, mainly in "Rumor Mill" and "Beyond a Reasonable Scout"
* ScoutOut: He's a member
of the snarkiest kids on Woodchuck Scouts
** ShoutOut: Which is most likely a refrence to
the show.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Towards Mikey in "Kurst
Creator/CarlBarks ''ComicBook/DonaldDuck'' comics, featuring the Not So Bad."
* DubNameChange: Her last name is changed to "Kurskin" in the Spanish dub.
%%* FatBitch
%%* FatGirl
%%* FieryRedhead
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As seen in "Kurst the Not So Bad".
** Also, in the Valentine's Day episode, she angrily asks Vince, Mikey and Gus where TJ is after sending her a card. When they say they don't know, she says happily, "...he's such a dear!"
* LastNameBasis: Paired with the modifier "The Worst."
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A. She loosens up a bit around Mikey.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Implied with Sue Bob.
Junior Woodchucks.



[[folder:Erwin Lawson]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The Story of Whomps"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik von Detten

* AnnoyingLaugh: He tends to punctuate his taunts with obnoxious laughter.
* TheBully: He loves throwing around insults and taunts.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Lawson made his first two appearances in season two (His debut episode "The Story of Whomps" and "Principal for a Day"), he was more competent and more of a threat, to the point where he almost beats up T.J. for saying he "whomped" (Before knowing what the word meant). Starting with season three, he became more of a ditz and resorted to calling the gang names and taunting them.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Soccer Boy" and "Lawson and His Crew".
* DemotedToExtra: In TheMovie, he only has a brief cameo and doesn't speak (however, he's still credited, hinting that he was going to have a speaking role, but his scene was cut)
* DependingOnTheWriter: While he usually is a bully, the actual degree of his level of bullying changes depending on the episode. Sometimes he is merely the gang's sports rival, other times he torments them in non-violent ways such as taking their fort, spraying TJ with cheese on picture day, or not letting them play tetherball. Sometimes he is even shown to get violent with other kids such as TJ, Randall, or Brandon.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Lawson ALWAYS explains his bad jokes when taunting somebody.
%%* DumbJock
* EmbarrassingFirstName: He's always called Lawson for a reason.
%%* TheDitz
* EvilCounterpart / The Rival: Lawson is Vince's arch-opponent when it comes to sports. He also desires to lead his own clique much like T.J., so he forms his own gang of counterparts to T.J.'s friends in "Lawson and His Crew".
* FourthWallObserver: Briefly in the Season 5 Finale.
* FriendlyEnemy: While he often bullies the main six, he stated once that he doesn't hate T.J. and considers him an OK guy.
* GangOfBullies: He has one in the form of Jocko, Buster, Cheay, Chucko, Koreo, and occasionally Gelman.
%%* IShallTauntYou
* InsultofEndearment: Dishes these out frequently, such as "[=LaStupid=]", "Dettwhiner", "Shrimpnelli", etc. He grudgingly calls TJ "Dettwinner" after he and the gang successfully steal their base back in "Fort Tender".
* IWantMyMommy: Cries out for his mother when running away in fear towards the end of ''Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* JerkAss / JerkJock: Most of the time.
%%** JerkWithAHeartofGold: At his best.
%%* LastNameBasis
%%* LeanAndMean: In contrast to T.J.
* NiceHat: Like TJ, he's barely ever out of it.
%%* TheNicknamer: See above.
%%* NoIndoorVoice: At times.
* ThePsychoRangers: In the episode "Lawson and his Crew" (the last episode before the movie was released), he forms his own gang similar to the main six.
** In fact, he pretty much contrasts T.J. in appearence and personality. Unlike T.J., Lawson is tall, lanky, wears his baseball hat with the visor in the front, and is mean.
%%* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In ''Spinelli's Masterpiece''.
%%* SitcomArchNemesis

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[[folder:Erwin Lawson]]
[[quoteright:181:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/recess_-_lawson_7189.jpg]]
[[folder:Willy]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Story of Whomps"

New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik von Detten

* AnnoyingLaugh: He tends to punctuate his taunts with obnoxious laughter.
* TheBully: He loves throwing around insults
Detten ("The New Kid", "I Will Kick No More Forever" and taunts.
"Copycat Kid"), Ryan O'Donohue ("Schoolworld" and "Bachelor Gus")

%%* BitCharacter
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: When Lawson made his {{Jerkass}}: Implied in "Mama's Girl", where he's the first two appearances in season two (His debut episode "The Story one to make fun of Whomps" and "Principal for a Day"), he was more competent and more of a threat, to the point where he almost beats up T.J. for saying he "whomped" (Before knowing what the word meant). Starting with season three, he became more of a ditz and resorted to calling the gang names and taunting them.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Soccer Boy" and "Lawson and His Crew".
* DemotedToExtra: In TheMovie, he only has a brief cameo and doesn't speak (however, he's still credited, hinting that he was going to have a speaking role, but his scene was cut)
* DependingOnTheWriter: While he usually is a bully, the actual degree of his level of bullying changes depending on the episode. Sometimes he is merely the gang's sports rival, other times he torments them in non-violent ways such as taking their fort, spraying TJ with cheese on picture day, or not letting them play tetherball. Sometimes he is even shown to get violent with other kids such as TJ, Randall, or Brandon.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Lawson ALWAYS explains his bad jokes when taunting somebody.
%%* DumbJock
* EmbarrassingFirstName: He's always
Miss Grotke "Mama" (To take heat off Spinelli who accidentally called Lawson for a reason.
%%* TheDitz
* EvilCounterpart / The Rival: Lawson is Vince's arch-opponent when it comes to sports. He also desires to lead his own clique much like T.J., so he forms his own gang of counterparts to T.J.'s friends in "Lawson and His Crew".
* FourthWallObserver: Briefly
her that earlier in the Season 5 Finale.
episode).
* FriendlyEnemy: While he often bullies the main six, he stated once that he doesn't hate T.J. and considers him an OK guy.
* GangOfBullies: He has one in the form of Jocko, Buster, Cheay, Chucko, Koreo, and occasionally Gelman.
%%* IShallTauntYou
* InsultofEndearment: Dishes these out frequently, such as "[=LaStupid=]", "Dettwhiner", "Shrimpnelli", etc. He grudgingly calls TJ "Dettwinner" after
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite that, he and the gang successfully steal their base back in "Fort Tender".
* IWantMyMommy: Cries
are often hang out for his mother when running away together, and was even a member of Vince's soccer team in fear towards the end of ''Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* JerkAss / JerkJock: Most of the time.
%%** JerkWithAHeartofGold: At his best.
"Soccer Boy".
%%* LastNameBasis
%%* LeanAndMean: In contrast to T.J.
* NiceHat: Like TJ, he's barely ever out of it.
%%* TheNicknamer: See above.
%%* NoIndoorVoice: At times.
* ThePsychoRangers: In the episode "Lawson and his Crew" (the last episode before the movie was released), he forms his own gang similar to the main six.
** In fact, he pretty much contrasts T.J. in appearence and personality. Unlike T.J., Lawson is tall, lanky, wears his baseball hat with the visor in the front, and is mean.
%%* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: In ''Spinelli's Masterpiece''.
%%* SitcomArchNemesis
ThoseTwoGuys: With Gordy.



[[folder:The Pale Kids]]
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[[caption-width-right:250:From left: Carl, Rodney, Frank, Steve]]
-->'''Debut:''' "Lord of the Nerds"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Eddie Deezen (Knarf), Pamela Hayden (Steve), Kenny Blank (Rodney), and KathSoucie (Carl)

%%* {{Adorkable}}: All of them.
* BlindingBangs: Carl's hair covers his eyes.
%%* BrainyBrunette: Rodney and Steve
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gondor primulon!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Carl is TheUnintelligible.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Lord of the Nerds" is their most prominent episode.
%%* HollywoodNerd: Type 1
* ProudToBeAGeek: The gang really enjoy each other's company.
* TheUnintelligible: Carl always speaks in gibberish.

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[[folder:The Pale Kids]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/recess_-_the_pale_kids_2661.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:250:From left: Carl, Rodney, Frank, Steve]]
[[folder:Megan]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Lord of the Nerds"

"The New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Eddie Deezen (Knarf), Pamela Hayden (Steve), Kenny Blank (Rodney), and Adlon ("The New Kid"), KathSoucie (Carl)

("Call Me Guy"), Anndi [=McAfee=] ("The Candidates"), Creator/DanielleJudovits (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'')

%%* {{Adorkable}}: All of them.
BitCharacter
%%* GirlishPigtails
* BlindingBangs: Carl's hair covers LovesMyAlterEgo: Seemed to have a brief thing for Gus as his eyes.
%%* BrainyBrunette: Rodney and Steve
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Gondor primulon!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Carl is TheUnintelligible.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Lord of
brief tenure as "Guy" in the Nerds" is their most prominent episode.
%%* HollywoodNerd: Type 1
episode "Call Me Guy".
* ProudToBeAGeek: The gang really enjoy each other's company.
* TheUnintelligible: Carl always speaks
PaletteSwap: [[OffModel Accidentally]] of Spinelli in gibberish."Bachelor Gus"



[[folder:Chucko Kowalski]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ross Malinger ("Big Brother Chad"), Ryan O'Donohue ("The Kid Came Back")
* TheBully: Only in season one, really.
* DemotedToExtra: Was set up to be a major bully in the first season, however, he only really starred in one episode and then became a background character, sometimes showing up as a member of Lawson's gang.

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[[folder:Chucko Kowalski]]

[[folder:Tracey Logan]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

"The New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "Jinxed" (Speaking), "The Challenge" (Named)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Ross Malinger ("Big Brother Chad"), Justin Shenkarow ("Jinxed"), Anndi [=McAfee=] ("My Fair Gretchen" and "Dance Lessons"), Klee Bragger ("The Trial"), Ryan O'Donohue ("Stand Up Randall"), KathSoucie ("The Kid Came Back")
Shiner"), E.G. Daily ("Call Me Guy")

* TheBully: Only in season one, really.
* DemotedToExtra: Was set up
AmbiguousGender: Often switches from male to be a major bully in the first season, however, he only really starred in one episode and then became a background character, sometimes showing up as a member of Lawson's gang.female throughout episodes. To hit it home, he/she is named Tracey- which is gender neutral.
%%* BitCharacter
%%* GenderFlip: In pretty much every other episode.



[[folder:Crier Kid]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Teachers Lounge"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Micheal Shulman ("Teachers Lounge"), Justin Jon Ross (Other episodes)

%%* CrocodileTears: It's what he does.
* DemotedToExtra: It seems like he should be another playground staple like Swinger Girl, Hustler Kid, Swinger Girl, etc, but he's only a background character after Season One.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Because "Teachers' Lounge" was produced very early in the show's run, Crier Kid was going to be the original Hustler Kid, as seen in his first appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In "Teacher's Lounge", his name is revealed as Bradley.

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[[folder:Crier Kid]]

[[folder:Douglas]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Teachers Lounge"

"First Name Ashley" (Mentioned), "Randall's Reform"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Micheal Shulman ("Teachers Lounge"), Justin Jon Ross (Other episodes)

%%* CrocodileTears: It's what he does.
Blake Ewing

* DemotedToExtra: It seems like was hinted in "First Name Ashley" and confirmed in "Randall's Reform" that he should be another playground staple like Swinger Girl, Hustler Kid, Swinger Girl, etc, was Randall's rival, but he's only after those two episodes, he became a background character after Season One.
with no lines.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Because "Teachers' Lounge" Apparently, he was the original Menlo (Menlo ''did'' appear before Douglas, though "Randall's Reform" was produced very early before Menlo's debut in the show's run, Crier Kid was going to be the original Hustler Kid, as seen in his first appearance.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In "Teacher's Lounge", his name is revealed as Bradley.
"Officer Mikey")



[[folder:Gordy]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed), "Wild Child" (As Freddy), "Schoolworld" (As Gordy)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Malachi Pearson ("The New Kid"), Erik von Detten ("I Will Kick No More Forever"), Klee Bragger ("Bad Hair Day"), Sam Gifaldi (Most episodes)

%%* BitCharacter
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In "Wild Child", his name is Freddy.
* IrrationalHatred: He dislikes T.J. for no reason.
* SatelliteCharacter: He usually only appears in the background, and "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J." was the only episode focusing on him.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: Him not liking T.J. for no reason is probably his only real characterization.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Willy, another boy in Miss Grotke's class who appears in the background.
%%* YouthfulFreckles

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[[folder:Gordy]]

!!Faculty members

[[folder:Miss Muriel P. Finster]]
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-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed), "Wild Child" (As Freddy), "Schoolworld" (As Gordy)
Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Malachi Pearson ("The New Kid"), Erik von Detten ("I Will Kick No More Forever"), Klee Bragger ("Bad Hair Day"), Sam Gifaldi (Most episodes)

April Winchell

%%* BitCharacter
ArchEnemy: To the Recess Gang
* BadassTeacher: She helps save the day in ''School's Out''.
* BigBad: Often plays this role in the series. Subverted in that she ''does'' have a nice side, and isn't even "evil" anyway (Well, with the exceptions of some instances in season one).
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: She was the redhead to Prickley's brunet [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* BoxingBattler: In ''Recess: School's Out'', she's shown training on a heavy bag in her living room. She later puts these skills to good use leading the teachers to attack Benedict's operation, punching out TheDragon herself.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was a {{Jerkass}} in the first season, relishing the psychologically torturing of kids. From the second season and onward, while still a SadistTeacher, she became a SugarAndIcePersonality JerkWithAHeartOfGold and never went to the extremes she used to.
%%* ChildHater: To an extent in the first season, save for Randall.
%%* CoolOldLady: On a good day.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Nobody Doesn't Like "To Finster, With Love", "Weekend at Muriel's", and "The Fuss Over Finster"
* DefrostingIceQueen: In some of the later episodes and in season two's "Weekend at Muriel's".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Finster doesn't have much of a problem coming with harsh but fair punishments, but she thought Phillip Fitzhugh's decision of separating the Main Six permanently in other schools was taking too far. She also was upset with Benedict in the film for wanting to banned recess. [[spoiler: It was revealed in the film, she once had a relationship Benedict but broke up with him for wanting to banned recess.]]
%%* EvilLaugh: In a few episodes.
* EvilOldFolks: Not really "evil" (unless season one counts), but still the main antagonist for the series.
%%* FanDisservice: Is prone to this.
* FieryRedhead: She was a redhead when she was younger, but still very fiery.
%%* TheDragon/ TheLancer: To Principal Prickly.
%%* GirlyBruiser
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Principal Prickly. In the episode where he got promoted to being a middle school principal she became depressed due to the fact that they've been working together for so long.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A slight one with Spinelli, as seen in "Weekend at Muriel's", "That Stinking Feeling", and ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she's proven to be this in the `60s (she has the same voice, however due to her voice actress using her "normal" voice for
T.J."
's mom)
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In "Wild Child", {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first season.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's not the world's nicest person, but she ''does'' have a soft side. When she was younger, she broke up with Benedict because she didn't like the idea of taking recess from kids.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Though more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but she's not so bad once you get to know her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:Benedict calls her the only woman he ever loved, and when they meet again decades later, he immediately offers her a chance to be by
his name is Freddy.
side again. Naturally, her response was a defiant, [[TakeThat "I'd rather eat playground dirt!"]]]]
* IrrationalHatred: He dislikes PetTheDog: Gives respect to Miss Grotke in TheMovie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not the best example, but if you got trouble and have proof, she will listen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Miss Grotke's blue.
%%* SadistTeacher: Though she was ''much'' more sadistic in season one.
%%* SternTeacher: On her good side.
* SkintoneSclerae: The only character with this trope in effect.
* SpitTake: In "My Fair Gretchen", after Gretchen tells her that she's finished her test in under five minutes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mainly after the first season.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: [[spoiler:She went to school and worked with Prickley and Benedict who, at the time, were best friends. It all fell apart when Benedict was fired and Prickley became the new principal.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of "The Box" when he freaks out over
T.J. for no reason.
not being broken by her punishment.
* SatelliteCharacter: He usually only appears VitriolicBestBuds: With Miss Grotke.
** TheMovie reveals that she and Prickley were pretty close as well.
* VocalEvolution: She didn't sound as sinister
in the background, and "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J." was the only episode focusing on him.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: Him not liking T.J. for no reason is probably his only real characterization.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Willy, another boy in Miss Grotke's class who appears in the background.
%%* YouthfulFreckles
first few episodes.



[[folder:Phil]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unspeaking), "Kids in the Mist"
-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (All episodes san season four), Justin Jon Ross ("Kids in the Mist", season four and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' (Uncredited in the movie))

%%* BitCharacter
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Beyond a Resonable Scout"
* {{Jerkass}}: He's shown to be this, mainly in "Rumor Mill" and "Beyond a Reasonable Scout"
* ScoutOut: He's a member of the Woodchuck Scouts
** ShoutOut: Which is most likely a refrence to the Creator/CarlBarks ''ComicBook/DonaldDuck'' comics, featuring the Junior Woodchucks.

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[[folder:Phil]]
[[folder:Principal Peter Prickly]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/character_prickley.jpg]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unspeaking), "Kids in the Mist"
Break In" (Mentioned), "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Klee Bragger (All episodes san season four), Justin Jon Ross ("Kids Dabney Coleman

* ApatheticTeacher: Most of the time, Prickly doesn't care about what happens as long as law and order is maintained.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: He was the brunet to Muriel's redhead [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* AscendedExtra: He gets a bigger role in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* BreakoutCharacter: In later seasons and the movie.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff", he's another SadistTeacher
in the Mist", season four series, which isn't seen again for the rest of the show (with him being [[ApatheticTeacher apathetic]] instead.) This could've been because the episode was one of the earliest ones made.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Butch, Hustler Kid
and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' (Uncredited in Miss Grotke, he doesn't appear after "The Terrifying Tales of Recess". He comes back for ''Recess: Taking the movie))

%%* BitCharacter
Fifth Grade''.
* ClosetGeek: Is revealed to be one for Senor Fusion.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Beyond "The Hypnotist", "The Challenge", "Principal for a Resonable Scout"
Day", "Buried Treasure", "The First Picture Show", "The Principals of Golf", and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's shown HippieTeacher: He used to be this, mainly one of these in "Rumor Mill" the 1960s.
* HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into [[ManChild thinking he's six years old]].
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With T.J. as the series goes on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be harsh on students, especially the Main Six, but he ended his friendship with Phillium Benedict for wanting to ban recess
and "Beyond joins in the fight to stop him.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He may be rather strict when it comes to rules and regulations, but he's willing to listen to the kids, and has even pulled
a Reasonable Scout"
few {{EnemyMine}}s with them.
%%* OneOfTheKids: At times.
* ScoutOut: ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a member bit of a stern hardass, but is usually willing to listen to others.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He serves this role to T.J., always being comically irritated by
the Woodchuck Scouts
** ShoutOut: Which is most likely a refrence to the Creator/CarlBarks ''ComicBook/DonaldDuck'' comics, featuring the Junior Woodchucks.
boy's mischief.
%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Him and Benedict.]]



[[folder:Willy]]

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[[folder:Willy]]
[[folder:Miss Grotke]]



-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik von Detten ("The New Kid", "I Will Kick No More Forever" and "Copycat Kid"), Ryan O'Donohue ("Schoolworld" and "Bachelor Gus")

%%* BitCharacter
* {{Jerkass}}: Implied in "Mama's Girl", where he's the first one to make fun of T.J. for calling Miss Grotke "Mama" (To take heat off Spinelli who accidentally called her that earlier in the episode).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite that, he and the gang are often hang out together, and was even a member of Vince's soccer team in "Soccer Boy".
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gordy.

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik von Detten ("The New Kid", "I Will Kick No More Forever" Allyce Beasley, TressMacNeille (Briefly in "Teachers' Lounge")

* {{Adorkable}}: She's overly enthusiastic about almost everything she does, plus she's rather adorable physicaly.
* AdultsAreUseless: Aveted most of the time, as she's always on the kids' side
and "Copycat Kid"), Ryan O'Donohue ("Schoolworld" standing up for them. Though at the same time, she's also naive and "Bachelor Gus")

gullible, and is prone to being oblivious to the gang's schemes.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name (while not revealed in the series) is Alordayne, according to the scripts.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has black hair and is dark skinned, but her last name is Eastern European. [[Creator/MilaKunis There are many dark skinned Eastern Europeans in real life.]]
* AscendedExtra: Only appeared in a few episodes of season one, and then appeared in just about every season two episode.
* BadassTeacher: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', it's revealed that she's a martial arts expert.
%%* BitCharacter
BadassAdorable
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
%%* BrainyBrunette
* {{Jerkass}}: Implied BreakoutCharacter: In season two. Then started showing up less in later episodes.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer: At times.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Bummer..."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (the first episode of season six and the stories featured in the episode weren't canon, anyway), she's gone for the rest of the series until ''Taking the Fifth Grade'' two years later.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While she is closer to Earth than the other teachers at times, she has a few moments where she goes off into Cloudcuckooland.
%%* CoolTeacher
* ADayInTheLimelight:
"Mama's Girl", where he's the first one to make fun Girl" and "The Secret Life of T.J. Grotke"
* DeadpanSnarker: "This Brain
for calling Miss Grotke "Mama" (To take heat off Spinelli who accidentally called her Hire" shows that earlier when she needs to be, she's probably the snarkiest character in the episode).
entire series.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite that, he DemotedToExtra: She only appears two times in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' and only has seven lines (and two of them are just her screaming), though this is justified as it was summer vacation. Though her parts in the gang are battle scene were pretty memorable.
** In ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'', she only has a few speaking lines and that's it. Justified, however, as the main kids weren't in her class anymore.
%%* FriendToAllChildren
%%* GenkiGirl: Sometimes.
* GranolaGirl / HippieTeacher: She's very liberal, feminist, environmentalist, etc. and
often hang out together, and was even a member of Vince's soccer team in "Soccer Boy".
shares her views while teaching.
* HotTeacher: Arguably. She's more "cute" than "sexy".
%%* ThoseTwoGuys: IntergenerationalFriendship: With Gordy.Spinelli.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: She has the voice, but otherwise averts this. Granted, that's her voice actress' natural voice.
%%* OutOfFocus: In the later episodes
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* ParentalBonus: Responsible for several. She reads ''Beowulf'' in class (specifically the part where he rips Grendel's head off ) [[http://suckyeahrandomgifs.tumblr.com/tagged/miss%20grotke and, well...]]
%%* QuirkyCurls
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Miss Finster's red.
%%* SecondEpisodeIntroduction
%%* SenseiChan: Has some hints of this (a rare example in western animation as well).
%%* SoapboxSadie: In some of her lectures
* SpitTake: In "The Dude", when Miss Finster comes up from behind her and bad-mouths Mr. Dudicoff.
%%* StageMagician: Revealed to be one in "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Out of the four named faculty, she's the only one who's not an ApatheticTeacher or SadisticTeacher.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* TotallyRadical: She like, totally speaks this way sometimes, cuz you know, it's way cool and far out!
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Believe it or not, she can be a type B.
%%* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Volunteers her class to be photographed last on Picture Day, forcing everybody to spend the entire recess dodging the other students to avoid destroying their clothes; only TJ comes out clean.
%%* WomenAreWiser



[[folder:Megan]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Adlon ("The New Kid"), KathSoucie ("Call Me Guy"), Anndi [=McAfee=] ("The Candidates"), Creator/DanielleJudovits (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'')

%%* BitCharacter
%%* GirlishPigtails
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Seemed to have a brief thing for Gus as his brief tenure as "Guy" in the episode "Call Me Guy".
* PaletteSwap: [[OffModel Accidentally]] of Spinelli in "Bachelor Gus"

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[[folder:Megan]]

[[folder:Miss Lemon]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

"My Fair Gretchen"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Adlon ("The New Kid"), KathSoucie ("Call Me Guy"), Anndi [=McAfee=] ("The Candidates"), Creator/DanielleJudovits (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'')

By:''' TressMacNeille

%%* BitCharacter
ApatheticTeacher
%%* GirlishPigtails
DeadpanSnarker
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Seemed to have a brief thing TheRival: Some episodes paint her as one for Gus as his brief tenure as "Guy" in the episode "Call Me Guy".
* PaletteSwap: [[OffModel Accidentally]] of Spinelli in "Bachelor Gus"
Miss Finster.



[[folder:Tracey Logan]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "Jinxed" (Speaking), "The Challenge" (Named)
-->'''Voiced by:''' Justin Shenkarow ("Jinxed"), Anndi [=McAfee=] ("My Fair Gretchen" and "Dance Lessons"), Klee Bragger ("The Trial"), Ryan O'Donohue ("Stand Up Randall"), KathSoucie ("The Shiner"), E.G. Daily ("Call Me Guy")

* AmbiguousGender: Often switches from male to female throughout episodes. To hit it home, he/she is named Tracey- which is gender neutral.
%%* BitCharacter
%%* GenderFlip: In pretty much every other episode.

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[[folder:Tracey Logan]]

!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid" (Unnamed and unspeaking), "Jinxed" (Speaking), "The Challenge" (Named)
"Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Justin Shenkarow ("Jinxed"), Anndi [=McAfee=] ("My Fair Gretchen" Kenny Blank

* BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about him at first.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud of this trope.
* HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look like a skinny dork, but he still stands up for Vince
and "Dance Lessons"), Klee Bragger ("The Trial"), Ryan O'Donohue ("Stand Up Randall"), KathSoucie ("The Shiner"), E.G. Daily ("Call Me Guy")

his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* AmbiguousGender: Often switches from male NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens he is a geek who was very nice to female throughout episodes. To hit younger students and it home, he/she left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad
is named Tracey- which indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for him at first. By the end of the episode, though, he learns that being a nerd doesn't mean Chad is gender neutral.
%%* BitCharacter
%%* GenderFlip: In pretty much every other episode.
a pushover.



[[folder:Douglas]]

-->'''Debut:''' "First Name Ashley" (Mentioned), "Randall's Reform"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Blake Ewing

* DemotedToExtra: It was hinted in "First Name Ashley" and confirmed in "Randall's Reform" that he was Randall's rival, but after those two episodes, he became a background character with no lines.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Apparently, he was the original Menlo (Menlo ''did'' appear before Douglas, though "Randall's Reform" was produced before Menlo's debut in "Officer Mikey")

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[[folder:Douglas]]

[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

-->'''Debut:''' "First Name Ashley" (Mentioned), "Randall's Reform"

"Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Blake Ewing

Ronnie Schell

%%* ChildHater
* DemotedToExtra: It CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not to mention what he was hinted attempting to do in "First Name Ashley" "The Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children into six seperate schools for accidently breaking the statue of school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it,
and confirmed in "Randall's Reform" that he was Randall's rival, but after those two episodes, he became a background character with no lines.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Apparently,
himself intetionally tried to break the same statue back when he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is second biggest example of this trope in the original Menlo (Menlo ''did'' appear before Douglas, though "Randall's Reform" show, after Dr. Slicer
* KnightOfCerebus: The episode "The Biggest Trouble Ever"
was produced before Menlo's debut in "Officer Mikey")already very dramatic, but it got ''really'' intense when he showed up and took active role.
%%* SmugSnake



!!Faculty members

[[folder:Miss Muriel P. Finster]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/character_finister.jpg]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

-->'''Voiced by:''' April Winchell

%%* ArchEnemy: To the Recess Gang
* BadassTeacher: She helps save the day in ''School's Out''.
* BigBad: Often plays this role in the series. Subverted in that she ''does'' have a nice side, and isn't even "evil" anyway (Well, with the exceptions of some instances in season one).
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: She was the redhead to Prickley's brunet [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* BoxingBattler: In ''Recess: School's Out'', she's shown training on a heavy bag in her living room. She later puts these skills to good use leading the teachers to attack Benedict's operation, punching out TheDragon herself.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was a {{Jerkass}} in the first season, relishing the psychologically torturing of kids. From the second season and onward, while still a SadistTeacher, she became a SugarAndIcePersonality JerkWithAHeartOfGold and never went to the extremes she used to.
%%* ChildHater: To an extent in the first season, save for Randall.
%%* CoolOldLady: On a good day.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "To Finster, With Love", "Weekend at Muriel's", and "The Fuss Over Finster"
* DefrostingIceQueen: In some of the later episodes and in season two's "Weekend at Muriel's".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Finster doesn't have much of a problem coming with harsh but fair punishments, but she thought Phillip Fitzhugh's decision of separating the Main Six permanently in other schools was taking too far. She also was upset with Benedict in the film for wanting to banned recess. [[spoiler: It was revealed in the film, she once had a relationship Benedict but broke up with him for wanting to banned recess.]]
%%* EvilLaugh: In a few episodes.
* EvilOldFolks: Not really "evil" (unless season one counts), but still the main antagonist for the series.
%%* FanDisservice: Is prone to this.
* FieryRedhead: She was a redhead when she was younger, but still very fiery.
%%* TheDragon/ TheLancer: To Principal Prickly.
%%* GirlyBruiser
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Principal Prickly. In the episode where he got promoted to being a middle school principal she became depressed due to the fact that they've been working together for so long.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A slight one with Spinelli, as seen in "Weekend at Muriel's", "That Stinking Feeling", and ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she's proven to be this in the `60s (she has the same voice, however due to her voice actress using her "normal" voice for T.J.'s mom)
* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first season.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's not the world's nicest person, but she ''does'' have a soft side. When she was younger, she broke up with Benedict because she didn't like the idea of taking recess from kids.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Though more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but she's not so bad once you get to know her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:Benedict calls her the only woman he ever loved, and when they meet again decades later, he immediately offers her a chance to be by his side again. Naturally, her response was a defiant, [[TakeThat "I'd rather eat playground dirt!"]]]]
* PetTheDog: Gives respect to Miss Grotke in TheMovie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not the best example, but if you got trouble and have proof, she will listen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Miss Grotke's blue.
%%* SadistTeacher: Though she was ''much'' more sadistic in season one.
%%* SternTeacher: On her good side.
* SkintoneSclerae: The only character with this trope in effect.
* SpitTake: In "My Fair Gretchen", after Gretchen tells her that she's finished her test in under five minutes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mainly after the first season.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: [[spoiler:She went to school and worked with Prickley and Benedict who, at the time, were best friends. It all fell apart when Benedict was fired and Prickley became the new principal.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of "The Box" when he freaks out over T.J. not being broken by her punishment.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Miss Grotke.
** TheMovie reveals that she and Prickley were pretty close as well.
* VocalEvolution: She didn't sound as sinister in the first few episodes.

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!!Faculty members

[[folder:Miss Muriel P. Finster]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/character_finister.jpg]]
Salamone]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In"

Voice

-->'''Voiced by:''' April Winchell

Glenne Headly

%%* ArchEnemy: To the Recess Gang
HotTeacher
* BadassTeacher: She helps save the day in ''School's Out''.
* BigBad: Often plays this role in the series. Subverted in that she ''does'' have
TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had a nice side, and isn't even "evil" anyway (Well, with the exceptions of some instances in season one).
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: She was the redhead to Prickley's brunet [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* BoxingBattler: In ''Recess: School's Out'', she's shown training
one-sided crush on a heavy bag in her living room. She later puts these skills to good use leading the teachers to attack Benedict's operation, punching out TheDragon herself.
%%* BreakoutCharacter
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: She was a {{Jerkass}} in the first season, relishing the psychologically torturing of kids. From the second season and onward, while still a SadistTeacher,
when she became a SugarAndIcePersonality JerkWithAHeartOfGold and never went to the extremes she used to.
%%* ChildHater: To an extent
his vocal coach in the first season, save for Randall."The Voice".
%%* CoolOldLady: On a good day.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "To Finster, With Love", "Weekend at Muriel's", and "The Fuss Over Finster"
* DefrostingIceQueen: In some of the later episodes and in season two's "Weekend at Muriel's".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Finster doesn't have much of a problem coming with harsh but fair punishments, but she thought Phillip Fitzhugh's decision of separating the Main Six permanently in other schools was taking too far. She also was upset with Benedict in the film for wanting to banned recess. [[spoiler: It was revealed in the film, she once had a relationship Benedict but broke up with him for wanting to banned recess.]]
%%* EvilLaugh: In a few episodes.
* EvilOldFolks: Not really "evil" (unless season one counts), but still the main antagonist for the series.
%%* FanDisservice: Is prone to this.
* FieryRedhead:
{{Tuckerization}}: She was a redhead when she was younger, but still very fiery.
%%* TheDragon/ TheLancer: To Principal Prickly.
%%* GirlyBruiser
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Principal Prickly. In the episode where he got promoted to being a middle school principal she became depressed due to the fact that they've been working together for so long.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: A slight one with Spinelli, as seen in "Weekend at Muriel's", "That Stinking Feeling", and ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', she's proven to be this in the `60s (she has the same voice, however due to her voice actress using her "normal" voice for T.J.'s mom)
* {{Jerkass}}: Mainly in the first season.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's not the world's nicest person, but she ''does'' have a soft side. When she was younger, she broke up with Benedict because she didn't like the idea of taking recess from kids.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Though more a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but she's not so bad once you get to know her.
* TheOneThatGotAway: [[spoiler:Benedict calls her the only woman he ever loved, and when they meet again decades later, he immediately offers her a chance to be by his side again. Naturally, her response was a defiant, [[TakeThat "I'd rather eat playground dirt!"]]]]
* PetTheDog: Gives respect to Miss Grotke in TheMovie.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Not the best example, but if you got trouble and have proof, she will listen.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Miss Grotke's blue.
%%* SadistTeacher: Though she was ''much'' more sadistic in season one.
%%* SternTeacher: On her good side.
* SkintoneSclerae: The only character with this trope in effect.
* SpitTake: In "My Fair Gretchen",
named after Gretchen tells her that she's finished her test in under five minutes.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mainly after the first season.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: [[spoiler:She went to school and worked with Prickley and Benedict who,
Lisa Salamone, a production manager at the time, were best friends. It all fell apart when Benedict was fired and Prickley became the new principal.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end of "The Box" when he freaks out over T.J. not being broken by her punishment.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Miss Grotke.
** TheMovie reveals that she and Prickley were pretty close as well.
* VocalEvolution: She didn't sound as sinister in the first few episodes.
Walt Disney Television.



[[folder:Principal Peter Prickly]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/character_prickley.jpg]]
-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Mentioned), "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Dabney Coleman

* ApatheticTeacher: Most of the time, Prickly doesn't care about what happens as long as law and order is maintained.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: He was the brunet to Muriel's redhead [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* AscendedExtra: He gets a bigger role in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* BreakoutCharacter: In later seasons and the movie.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff", he's another SadistTeacher in the series, which isn't seen again for the rest of the show (with him being [[ApatheticTeacher apathetic]] instead.) This could've been because the episode was one of the earliest ones made.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Butch, Hustler Kid and Miss Grotke, he doesn't appear after "The Terrifying Tales of Recess". He comes back for ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* ClosetGeek: Is revealed to be one for Senor Fusion.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Hypnotist", "The Challenge", "Principal for a Day", "Buried Treasure", "The First Picture Show", "The Principals of Golf", and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* HippieTeacher: He used to be one of these in the 1960s.
* HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into [[ManChild thinking he's six years old]].
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With T.J. as the series goes on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be harsh on students, especially the Main Six, but he ended his friendship with Phillium Benedict for wanting to ban recess and joins in the fight to stop him.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He may be rather strict when it comes to rules and regulations, but he's willing to listen to the kids, and has even pulled a few {{EnemyMine}}s with them.
%%* OneOfTheKids: At times.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a bit of a stern hardass, but is usually willing to listen to others.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He serves this role to T.J., always being comically irritated by the boy's mischief.
%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Him and Benedict.]]

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[[folder:Principal Peter Prickly]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/character_prickley.jpg]]
[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Break In" (Mentioned), "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff"

"Economics of Recess"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Dabney Coleman

Paul Willson

%%* CoolOldGuy
* ApatheticTeacher: Most of the time, Prickly doesn't care about what happens as long as law and order is maintained.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: He was the brunet to Muriel's redhead [[spoiler:and Benedict's blond.]]
* AscendedExtra: He gets a bigger role in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''
* BreakoutCharacter:
HenpeckedHusband: In later seasons and the movie.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff", he's another SadistTeacher in the series, which isn't seen again for the rest of the show (with him being [[ApatheticTeacher apathetic]] instead.) This could've been because
the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for convincing Gretchen to do the right thing and return the money she was one of the earliest ones made.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Butch, Hustler Kid and Miss Grotke, he doesn't appear after "The Terrifying Tales of Recess". He comes back for ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
* ClosetGeek: Is revealed
going to be one for Senor Fusion.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Hypnotist", "The Challenge", "Principal for a Day", "Buried Treasure", "The First Picture Show", "The Principals of Golf", and ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* HippieTeacher: He used to be one of these in the 1960s.
* HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into [[ManChild thinking he's six years old]].
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With T.J. as the series goes on.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He may be harsh
spend on students, especially the Main Six, but he ended his friendship with Phillium Benedict for wanting to ban recess and joins in the fight to stop him.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He may be rather strict when it comes to rules and regulations, but he's willing to listen
a new bike to the kids, and has even pulled a few {{EnemyMine}}s kids she "tutored". He responds with them.
%%* OneOfTheKids: At times.
a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear."
* TheMentor: Can be this to the kids in various episodes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a bit of a stern hardass, but is usually willing Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he was trying to listen to others.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He serves this role to T.J., always being comically irritated by the boy's mischief.
%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Him and Benedict.]]
impress some older kids.



[[folder:Miss Grotke]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Allyce Beasley, TressMacNeille (Briefly in "Teachers' Lounge")

* {{Adorkable}}: She's overly enthusiastic about almost everything she does, plus she's rather adorable physicaly.
* AdultsAreUseless: Aveted most of the time, as she's always on the kids' side and standing up for them. Though at the same time, she's also naive and gullible, and is prone to being oblivious to the gang's schemes.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name (while not revealed in the series) is Alordayne, according to the scripts.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has black hair and is dark skinned, but her last name is Eastern European. [[Creator/MilaKunis There are many dark skinned Eastern Europeans in real life.]]
* AscendedExtra: Only appeared in a few episodes of season one, and then appeared in just about every season two episode.
* BadassTeacher: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', it's revealed that she's a martial arts expert.
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes

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[[folder:Miss Grotke]]

[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The New Kid"

"That Stinking Feeling"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Allyce Beasley, TressMacNeille (Briefly Erik Von Detten

* SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see him after "That Stinking Feeling", and unlike other one-shot students, he doesn't move away at the end or anything like that.
%%* YouthfulFreckles
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Slicer]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prickly is Leaving"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TimCurry

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's essentially a bald Heinrich Himmler.
* ChildHater: During his temporary reign as the school principal, he turns it into a living hell for the children!
* {{Jerkass}}: '''''THE''''' biggest example
in "Teachers' Lounge")

the entire series, even more so than a petty former principal whose plan of removing the sun would've potentially killed off all life by freezing it over.
* {{Adorkable}}: She's overly enthusiastic about almost everything she does, plus she's rather adorable physicaly.
* AdultsAreUseless: Aveted most
KnightOfCerebus: His episode is one of the time, as she's always on the kids' side and standing up for them. Though at the same time, she's also naive and gullible, and is prone to being oblivious to the gang's schemes.
* AllThereInTheManual: Her first name (while not revealed in the series) is Alordayne, according to the scripts.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She has black hair and is dark skinned, but her last name is Eastern European. [[Creator/MilaKunis There are many dark skinned Eastern Europeans in real life.]]
* AscendedExtra: Only appeared in a few
darkest episodes of season one, the series and then appeared in just about every season two episode.
* BadassTeacher: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'', it's revealed
scene he appears in takes a darker turn. Not to mention, that she's a martial arts expert.
unlike all other antagonists, his actions are played seriously and he is downright cruel ([[DisproportionateRetribution calling TJ sappy boy, just because he showed emotion and humiliated him in front of the school]]) and [[TheDreaded all of the other characters fear him, even TJ, who normally stands up to evils of adults]].
%%* BadassAdorable
NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* BewareTheNiceOnesNightmareFuelStationAttendant
* SadistTeacher: Put emphasis on sadist part. Actually, scratch that. It doesn't even '''''begin''''' to describe him...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Easily the most intimidating and evil antagonist of the series.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Becky Benson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "A Science Fair to Remember"

-->'''Voiced by:''' TaraStrong

* BitchInSheepsClothing: She only became Gretchen's friend so she could steal Gretchen's project to win the science fair. [[TookALevelInKindness She eventually mends her ways though]].
* BlackBeadEyes: One of the very few characters in the show to have them.



* BreakoutCharacter: In season two. Then started showing up less in later episodes.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer: At times.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Bummer..."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (the first episode of season six and the stories featured in the episode weren't canon, anyway), she's gone for the rest of the series until ''Taking the Fifth Grade'' two years later.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While she is closer to Earth than the other teachers at times, she has a few moments where she goes off into Cloudcuckooland.
%%* CoolTeacher
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Mama's Girl" and "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* DeadpanSnarker: "This Brain for Hire" shows that when she needs to be, she's probably the snarkiest character in the entire series.
* DemotedToExtra: She only appears two times in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' and only has seven lines (and two of them are just her screaming), though this is justified as it was summer vacation. Though her parts in the battle scene were pretty memorable.
** In ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'', she only has a few speaking lines and that's it. Justified, however, as the main kids weren't in her class anymore.
%%* FriendToAllChildren
%%* GenkiGirl: Sometimes.
* GranolaGirl / HippieTeacher: She's very liberal, feminist, environmentalist, etc. and often shares her views while teaching.
* HotTeacher: Arguably. She's more "cute" than "sexy".
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Spinelli.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: She has the voice, but otherwise averts this. Granted, that's her voice actress' natural voice.
%%* OutOfFocus: In the later episodes
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* ParentalBonus: Responsible for several. She reads ''Beowulf'' in class (specifically the part where he rips Grendel's head off ) [[http://suckyeahrandomgifs.tumblr.com/tagged/miss%20grotke and, well...]]
%%* QuirkyCurls
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Miss Finster's red.
%%* SecondEpisodeIntroduction
%%* SenseiChan: Has some hints of this (a rare example in western animation as well).
%%* SoapboxSadie: In some of her lectures
* SpitTake: In "The Dude", when Miss Finster comes up from behind her and bad-mouths Mr. Dudicoff.
%%* StageMagician: Revealed to be one in "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Out of the four named faculty, she's the only one who's not an ApatheticTeacher or SadisticTeacher.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* TotallyRadical: She like, totally speaks this way sometimes, cuz you know, it's way cool and far out!
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Believe it or not, she can be a type B.
%%* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Volunteers her class to be photographed last on Picture Day, forcing everybody to spend the entire recess dodging the other students to avoid destroying their clothes; only TJ comes out clean.
%%* WomenAreWiser

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* BreakoutCharacter: In season two. Then started showing up less in later episodes.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer: At times.
GirlishPigtails
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Bummer..."
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After "The Terrifying Tales of Recess" (the first episode of season six and the stories featured
FullNameBasis: Not in the episode weren't canon, anyway), she's gone for show, but among the rest of fanbase; only to avoid confusion with Becky Detweiler.
%%* OneShotCharacter
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. She has
the series until ''Taking the Fifth Grade'' two years later.
same first name as T.J.'s older sister.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While she is closer to Earth than the other teachers at times, she has a few moments where she goes off into Cloudcuckooland.
%%* CoolTeacher
* ADayInTheLimelight: "Mama's Girl" and "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* DeadpanSnarker: "This Brain for Hire" shows that when she needs to be, she's probably the snarkiest character in the entire series.
* DemotedToExtra:
WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She only appears two times in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' "A Science Fair to Remember" and only has seven lines (and two of them are just her screaming), though this is justified as it was summer vacation. Though her parts in the battle scene were pretty memorable.
** In ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'', she only has a few speaking lines and that's it. Justified, however, as the main kids weren't in her class anymore.
%%* FriendToAllChildren
%%* GenkiGirl: Sometimes.
* GranolaGirl / HippieTeacher: She's very liberal, feminist, environmentalist, etc. and often shares her views while teaching.
* HotTeacher: Arguably. She's more "cute" than "sexy".
%%* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Spinelli.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: She has the voice, but otherwise averts this. Granted, that's her voice actress' natural voice.
%%* OutOfFocus: In the later episodes
%%* PerpetualSmiler
* ParentalBonus: Responsible for several. She reads ''Beowulf'' in class (specifically the part where he rips Grendel's head off ) [[http://suckyeahrandomgifs.tumblr.com/tagged/miss%20grotke and, well...]]
%%* QuirkyCurls
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Miss Finster's red.
%%* SecondEpisodeIntroduction
%%* SenseiChan: Has some hints of this (a rare example in western animation as well).
%%* SoapboxSadie: In some of her lectures
* SpitTake: In "The Dude", when Miss Finster comes up from behind her and bad-mouths Mr. Dudicoff.
%%* StageMagician: Revealed to be one in "The Secret Life of Grotke"
* TokenGoodTeammate: Out of the four named faculty, she's the only one who's not an ApatheticTeacher or SadisticTeacher.
%%* TookALevelInBadass: In ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
* TotallyRadical: She like, totally speaks this way sometimes, cuz you know, it's way cool and far out!
%%* {{Tsundere}}: Believe it or not, she can be a type B.
%%* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Volunteers her class to be photographed last on Picture Day, forcing everybody to spend the entire recess dodging the other students to avoid destroying their clothes; only TJ comes out clean.
%%* WomenAreWiser
never appears afterwards with no explanation.



[[folder:Miss Lemon]]

-->'''Debut:''' "My Fair Gretchen"

-->'''Voiced By:''' TressMacNeille

%%* ApatheticTeacher
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* TheRival: Some episodes paint her as one for Miss Finster.

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[[folder:Miss Lemon]]

[[folder:Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff]]

-->'''Debut:''' "My Fair Gretchen"

"The Dude"

-->'''Voiced By:''' TressMacNeille

by:''' Joey Lawrence

* CoolTeacher: At first he plays this trope ''too'' hard, before realizing that he's more concerned about the kids liking him than teaching them anything. By episode's end he finds a balance between the two extremes.
* {{Expy}}: He was the "original" T.J. at Third Street School back in the `80s.
%%* ApatheticTeacher
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* TheRival: Some episodes paint her as one for Miss Finster.
HotTeacher



!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Kenny Blank

* BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about him at first.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud of this trope.
* HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look like a skinny dork, but he still stands up for Vince and his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens he is a geek who was very nice to younger students and it left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad is indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for him at first. By the end of the episode, though, he learns that being a nerd doesn't mean Chad is a pushover.

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!!Other Characters (Characters who aren't students, one-shot characters, etc.)

[[folder:Chad [=LaSalle=]]]

[[folder:Yope Halberson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Big Brother Chad"

"Yope From Norway"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Kenny Blank

Pamela Hayden

* BlackAndNerdy: Why Vince was embarrassed about him at first.
ForeignExchangeStudent: From Norway, arriving in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yope From Norway]]". And then he leaves in the same episode.
%%* BowtiesAreCool
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Series/FamilyMatters Steve Urkel]].
* ExtravertedNerd: Seems to be very proud of this trope.
* HollywoodNerd: Type 1.
* NervesOfSteel: He may look like a skinny dork, but he still stands up for Vince and his pals when a bigger kid threatens them.
* NiceGuy: While younger students remember Chad as being a charming, ultra cool guy, in truth or just so happens he is a geek who was very nice to younger students and it left an impression on their young minds.
* RebuiltPedestal: When Vince finally realizes that Chad is indeed a nerd, it's a BrokenPedestal situation for him at first. By the end of the episode, though, he learns that being a nerd doesn't mean Chad is a pushover.
FunnyForeigner
%%* NiceHat
%%* YouthfulFreckles



[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ronnie Schell

%%* ChildHater
* CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not to mention what he was attempting to do in "The Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children into six seperate schools for accidently breaking the statue of school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it, and that he himself intetionally tried to break the same statue back when he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is second biggest example of this trope in the show, after Dr. Slicer
* KnightOfCerebus: The episode "The Biggest Trouble Ever" was already very dramatic, but it got ''really'' intense when he showed up and took active role.
%%* SmugSnake

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[[folder:Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh]]

[[folder:Brock]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye"

"The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Ronnie Schell

Scott [=McAfee=]

%%* ChildHater
BrainyBrunette
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OneShotCharacter
%%* OnlyOneName
* CorruptPolitician: Mild example. He only cares about his reputation and being re-elected and cares a little about townspeople. Not PutOnABus: The main reason why he needed to mention what find another A.V Kid, because he was attempting moving to do Portugal.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Almost. He first appears
in season four's "The Biggest Trouble Ever".
* JerkAss: Between dressing up as Santa Claus to get re-elected, trying to send small, defenseless children into six seperate schools for accidently breaking
A.V. Kid" with all the statue of school's namesake, despite fact that they were sorry for it, and kids already knowing him, but it's also revealed that he himself intetionally tried to break doesn't go out for recess and is very solitary, giving the same statue back when reason why he was a kid and generally being nasty to everyone, Mayor Fitzhugh is second biggest example of this trope in the show, after Dr. Slicer
never seen before.
* KnightOfCerebus: The episode "The Biggest Trouble Ever" was already very dramatic, but it got ''really'' intense when he showed up and took active role.
%%* SmugSnake
YoungerThanHeLooks: He looks much older than eleven--he looks almost sixteen.



[[folder:Miss Salamone]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice

-->'''Voiced by:''' Glenne Headly

%%* HotTeacher
* TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had a one-sided crush on her when she became his vocal coach in "The Voice".
* {{Tuckerization}}: She was named after Lisa Salamone, a production manager at Walt Disney Television.

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[[folder:Miss Salamone]]

[[folder:Lance the Pants]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Voice

A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Glenne Headly

Pamela Hayden

%%* HotTeacher
{{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TeacherStudentRomance: Mikey had a one-sided crush DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler:He eventually becomes the next A.V. Kid, because unlike T.J. and Vince, he works better on her when she became his vocal coach own than with others]].
%%* OneShotCharacter
* RememberTheNewGuy: He only appears
in season four's "The Voice".
* {{Tuckerization}}: She was named after Lisa Salamone, a production manager at Walt Disney Television.
A.V. Kid", yet the gang act as if they've known him prior to the episode.



[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Economics of Recess"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Willson

%%* CoolOldGuy
* HenpeckedHusband: In the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for convincing Gretchen to do the right thing and return the money she was going to spend on a new bike to the kids she "tutored". He responds with a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear."
* TheMentor: Can be this to the kids in various episodes.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he was trying to impress some older kids.

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[[folder:Aaron Kelso]]

[[folder:Becky Detweiler]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Economics of Recess"

"Prince Randall" (Mentioned), ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Willson

Melissa Joan Hart (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''), TaraStrong (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

* AgeLift: She's twenty in the Italian dub, while she's sixteen/seventeen (possibly eighteen) in the show.
* BigSisterBully: Can be this way to T.J. sometimes--but to be fair, he doesn't make things easy for her.
%%* CoolOldGuy
BrattyTeenageDaughter
* HenpeckedHusband: In the episode "This Brain For Hire", his wife gets onto him for convincing Gretchen to do the right thing and return the money BurgerFool: Works at Floppy Burger. Though she's really enthusiastic about her job.
* TheCheerleader: Hinted at--she has a pair of pom-poms on her dresser, hinting that
she was going to spend on is (or at least ''was') a new bike to cheerleader
* CoolBigSis: When she helps
the kids rescue T.J.. Also, T.J. considered her one when he was younger, "back when she "tutored". He responds with a very meek, "Yes, dear. I know, dear.was nice."
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheMentor: Can be this to DubNameChange: In the kids in various episodes.
Italian dub, her name is Maggie.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to T.J.'s Foolish.
%%* TheGhost: Until ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is rather understanding when Gus admits he shoplifted bubblegum from him when he RememberTheNewGuy: Just averted. When the movie was trying to impress in production, some of the later episodes before the movie was finished had T.J. mention her a few times, avoiding having her introduced without anyone mentioning her before.
* {{Retcon}}: Becky was originally T.J.'s (unnamed and unseen)
older kids.''brother'', according to "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" (Which, as an early episode of the first season, was filled with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness).
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite mending her bond with T.J. at the end of ''Recess: School's Out'', she goes back to being a jerk in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.



[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

-->'''Debut:''' "That Stinking Feeling"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Erik Von Detten

* SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see him after "That Stinking Feeling", and unlike other one-shot students, he doesn't move away at the end or anything like that.
%%* YouthfulFreckles

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[[folder:Johnny "Baby Tooth" V.]]

-->'''Debut:''' "That Stinking Feeling"

-->'''Voiced
[[folder:Dr. Phillium Benedict]]

--> '''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

--> '''Voiced
by:''' Erik Von Detten

* SatelliteLoveInterest: ''Only'' existed to give Spinelli a temporary love interest. In fact, after "That Stinking Feeling", [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome he's never seen again]].
James Woods

%%* TemporaryLoveInterest: BeardOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[spoiler:He was the blond to Muriel's redhead and Prickley's brunet.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After his henchmen raid the military base with stun rays, he asks if any of the personnel were killed.
His only purpose
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see him after "That Stinking Feeling",
lackey says no, and unlike other one-shot students, he responds that he doesn't move like violence.
%%* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:To Prickly]]
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilPlan: Getting rid of recess and summer vacation in order to raise test scores.
* HippieTeacher: He was one of these in the 1960s, but he admitted that he joined the subculture just to "pick up chicks".
* IcyBlueEyes: Made especially unsettling as he's the ''only'' character in the franchise to be drawn with an eye color (not counting T.J. in the pilot).
%%* LargeHam
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was likely named after former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.
* SingleTargetSexuality: After being
away at the end or for so long, he's still very much in love with Muriel. Unfortunately for him, she no longer feels anything like that.
for him.
* StupidEvil: He labors under the delusion that Summer Vacation is directly connected to the season itself, when in reality, it has more to do with the school curriculum. Even if his attempts to cause a permanent winter had succeeded, it would have likely led to an extended ''Winter'' Break, not to mention the numerous Snow Days that would likely occur, thus causing schools to be closed more often. T.J. even points this out, but Benedict decides to go through with his plan anyway.
%%* YouthfulFrecklesVileVillainSaccharineShow
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He tries to make the Earth colder, to get rid of summer, so he can raise test scores.




[[folder:Dr. Slicer]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prickly is Leaving"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TimCurry

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: He's essentially a bald Heinrich Himmler.
* ChildHater: During his temporary reign as the school principal, he turns it into a living hell for the children!
* {{Jerkass}}: '''''THE''''' biggest example in the entire series, even more so than a petty former principal whose plan of removing the sun would've potentially killed off all life by freezing it over.
* KnightOfCerebus: His episode is one of the darkest episodes of the series and every scene he appears in takes a darker turn. Not to mention, that unlike all other antagonists, his actions are played seriously and he is downright cruel ([[DisproportionateRetribution calling TJ sappy boy, just because he showed emotion and humiliated him in front of the school]]) and [[TheDreaded all of the other characters fear him, even TJ, who normally stands up to evils of adults]].
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
* SadistTeacher: Put emphasis on sadist part. Actually, scratch that. It doesn't even '''''begin''''' to describe him...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Easily the most intimidating and evil antagonist of the series.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Becky Benson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "A Science Fair to Remember"

-->'''Voiced by:''' TaraStrong

* BitchInSheepsClothing: She only became Gretchen's friend so she could steal Gretchen's project to win the science fair. [[TookALevelInKindness She eventually mends her ways though]].
* BlackBeadEyes: One of the very few characters in the show to have them.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* FullNameBasis: Not in the show, but among the fanbase; only to avoid confusion with Becky Detweiler.
%%* OneShotCharacter
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. She has the same first name as T.J.'s older sister.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She only appears in "A Science Fair to Remember" and never appears afterwards with no explanation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Franklin "The Dude" Dudikoff]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The Dude"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Joey Lawrence

* CoolTeacher: At first he plays this trope ''too'' hard, before realizing that he's more concerned about the kids liking him than teaching them anything. By episode's end he finds a balance between the two extremes.
* {{Expy}}: He was the "original" T.J. at Third Street School back in the `80s.
%%* HotTeacher
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Yope Halberson]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Yope From Norway"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Hayden

* ForeignExchangeStudent: From Norway, arriving in the episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yope From Norway]]". And then he leaves in the same episode.
%%* FunnyForeigner
%%* NiceHat
%%* YouthfulFreckles
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Brock]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Scott [=McAfee=]

%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* OneShotCharacter
%%* OnlyOneName
* PutOnABus: The main reason why he needed to find another A.V Kid, because he was moving to Portugal.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Almost. He first appears in season four's "The A.V. Kid" with all the kids already knowing him, but it's also revealed that he doesn't go out for recess and is very solitary, giving the reason why he was never seen before.
* YoungerThanHeLooks: He looks much older than eleven--he looks almost sixteen.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lance the Pants]]

-->'''Debut:''' "The A.V. Kid"

-->'''Voiced by:''' Pamela Hayden

%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler:He eventually becomes the next A.V. Kid, because unlike T.J. and Vince, he works better on his own than with others]].
%%* OneShotCharacter
* RememberTheNewGuy: He only appears in season four's "The A.V. Kid", yet the gang act as if they've known him prior to the episode.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Becky Detweiler]]

-->'''Debut:''' "Prince Randall" (Mentioned), ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

-->'''Voiced by:''' Melissa Joan Hart (''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''), TaraStrong (''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade'')

* AgeLift: She's twenty in the Italian dub, while she's sixteen/seventeen (possibly eighteen) in the show.
* BigSisterBully: Can be this way to T.J. sometimes--but to be fair, he doesn't make things easy for her.
%%* BrattyTeenageDaughter
* BurgerFool: Works at Floppy Burger. Though she's really enthusiastic about her job.
* TheCheerleader: Hinted at--she has a pair of pom-poms on her dresser, hinting that she is (or at least ''was') a cheerleader
* CoolBigSis: When she helps the kids rescue T.J.. Also, T.J. considered her one when he was younger, "back when she was nice."
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DubNameChange: In the Italian dub, her name is Maggie.
%%* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Responsible to T.J.'s Foolish.
%%* TheGhost: Until ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* RememberTheNewGuy: Just averted. When the movie was in production, some of the later episodes before the movie was finished had T.J. mention her a few times, avoiding having her introduced without anyone mentioning her before.
* {{Retcon}}: Becky was originally T.J.'s (unnamed and unseen) older ''brother'', according to "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" (Which, as an early episode of the first season, was filled with EarlyInstallmentWeirdness).
* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite mending her bond with T.J. at the end of ''Recess: School's Out'', she goes back to being a jerk in ''Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dr. Phillium Benedict]]

--> '''Debut:''' ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''

--> '''Voiced by:''' James Woods

%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BigBad
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: [[spoiler:He was the blond to Muriel's redhead and Prickley's brunet.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: After his henchmen raid the military base with stun rays, he asks if any of the personnel were killed. His lackey says no, and he responds that he doesn't like violence.
%%* EvilFormerFriend: [[spoiler:To Prickly]]
%%* EvilIsHammy
* EvilPlan: Getting rid of recess and summer vacation in order to raise test scores.
* HippieTeacher: He was one of these in the 1960s, but he admitted that he joined the subculture just to "pick up chicks".
* IcyBlueEyes: Made especially unsettling as he's the ''only'' character in the franchise to be drawn with an eye color (not counting T.J. in the pilot).
%%* LargeHam
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He was likely named after former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett.
* SingleTargetSexuality: After being away for so long, he's still very much in love with Muriel. Unfortunately for him, she no longer feels anything for him.
* StupidEvil: He labors under the delusion that Summer Vacation is directly connected to the season itself, when in reality, it has more to do with the school curriculum. Even if his attempts to cause a permanent winter had succeeded, it would have likely led to an extended ''Winter'' Break, not to mention the numerous Snow Days that would likely occur, thus causing schools to be closed more often. T.J. even points this out, but Benedict decides to go through with his plan anyway.
%%* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He tries to make the Earth colder, to get rid of summer, so he can raise test scores.
[[/folder]]
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%%* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Volunteers her class to be photographed last on Picture Day, forcing everybody to spend the entire recess dodging the other students to avoid destroying their clothes; only TJ comes out clean.
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* BootsOfToughness: Spinelli wears extremely stompy boots, and is one of the toughest kids on the playground.
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* GirlishPigtails: Subverted, as when it comes to "girlish", she's anything but. They're more like Tomboyish Pigtails.

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* GirlishPigtails: Subverted, Inverted, as when it comes to "girlish", she's anything but. They're more like Tomboyish Pigtails.
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** ShoutOut: Which is most likely a refrence to the CarlBarks ''DonaldDuck'' comics, featuring the Junior Woodchucks.

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** ShoutOut: Which is most likely a refrence to the CarlBarks ''DonaldDuck'' Creator/CarlBarks ''ComicBook/DonaldDuck'' comics, featuring the Junior Woodchucks.
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%%* GrumpyBear

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%%* GrumpyBear* GrumpyBear: She's pretty grouchy most of the time, and this is a fairly upbeat cartoon.



%%* LittleMissSnarker

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%%* LittleMissSnarker* LittleMissSnarker: She's the snarkiest out of the group, and she's a nine year old girl.



* TrueBlueFemininity: Her beauty pageant dress is blue.

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* TrueBlueFemininity: Her beauty pageant dress TomboyishVoice: She speaks with a fairly raspy voice and is blue.the toughest kid on the playground.
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%%* ApatheticTeacher: Most of the time.

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%%* * ApatheticTeacher: Most of the time.time, Prickly doesn't care about what happens as long as law and order is maintained.



%%* HippieTeacher: In the `60s.
* HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into thinking he's six years old.

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%%* * HippieTeacher: In He used to be one of these in the `60s.
1960s.
* HypnoFool: In "The Hypnotist", where he's accidentally hypnotized into [[ManChild thinking he's six years old.old]].



%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
%%* SitcomArchNemesis

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%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
%%* SitcomArchNemesis
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He's a bit of a stern hardass, but is usually willing to listen to others.
* SitcomArchNemesis: He serves this role to T.J., always being comically irritated by the boy's mischief.



* HippieTeacher: In the '60s.

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* HippieTeacher: In He was one of these in the '60s.1960s, but he admitted that he joined the subculture just to "pick up chicks".
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