History Heartwarming / Recess

19th Aug '16 7:07:56 PM SilentStranger
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* Mikey's description of Spinelli's part in the war.
--> '''Mikey!Narration''' [[WarIsHell It was a nightmare of a dirt clod war! I've never seen such carnage!]]
--> '''Mikey''': Madness! ''MADNESS!!!''
--> '''Mikey!Narration''': But then I saw Spinelli, and my heart felt hope for mankind. *cut to Spinelli helping kids who's been hurt during the dirt fighting, like an elementary school Nightingale*



* Earlier in the episode- Gelman is beating Gus to a pulp, when T.J. steps in and stands up for Gus, saying that Gelman will have to beat him and the gang up too if he attacks Gus. And then the entire student body joins in. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* Earlier in the episode- Gelman is beating Gus to a pulp, when T.J. steps in and stands up for Gus, saying that Gelman will have to beat him and the gang up too if he attacks Gus. And then the entire student body joins in. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[DirtyCoward Gelman finally gives up when his physical strength isnt enough anymore]]



** One of the main reasons why the episode is such a fan favorite was due to Miss Finster showing her nice side, and it shows.

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** One of the main reasons why the episode is such a fan favorite was due to Miss Finster showing her nice side, and it shows. She wasnt always a cranky old woman, she was young once too.



* And of course, the rest of the school LOVING the performance, which, in their defense, is extremely high quality, especially for a kids recital.



** Whats really good is that he IS! Randall IS good as being who he is, a sneaky little bastard. It might not win any favors on the playground, but its going to serve him well in life.




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** The descendant of the man who the statue portrayed coming to the kids rescue, and pointing out that they're KIDS for gods sake, they didnt break the damn thing out of spite.




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* The episode is especially poignant for artists, as a commentary on the transience of art. Yes, the physical piece has some importance, but in the end, once it has done its job in portraying its message, its, in the end, "just a stupid drawing". Arts true value lies in its impact on its audience, and Spinelli certainly accomplished that.
11th Jul '16 8:46:47 AM ladyofthelibrary
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** Its even better than that. Its revealed that ever since its foundation, Third Street School has had a hamster class pet for the fourth graders, and that the teachers had quietly been replacing the hamsters as they died of old age throughout the decades. While the assembled mourners, including many adults and even the towns mayor, are at first distressed with the realization that the Speedy they knew and loved had died decades ago, T.J points out to everyone that all of them had had a Speedy, whom they all loved. In the end, they bury the current Speedy with full honors, and King Bob decrees the grave site as The Tomb Of the Unknown Speedy. The episode ends with a small montage of the various Speedy's that have been at Third Street, from the 50's to present day.

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** Its It's even better than that. Its It's revealed that ever since its foundation, Third Street School has had a hamster class pet for the fourth graders, and that the teachers had quietly been replacing the hamsters as they died of old age throughout the decades. While the assembled mourners, including many adults and even the towns town's mayor, are at first distressed with the realization that the Speedy they knew and loved had died decades ago, T.J points out to everyone that all of them had had a Speedy, whom they all loved. In the end, they bury the current Speedy with full honors, and King Bob decrees the grave site as The Tomb Of the Unknown Speedy. The episode ends with a small montage of the various Speedy's Speedys that have been at Third Street, from the 50's to present day.



* The ending: [[spoiler:After an entire episode of competing against each other for the can drive, the kids in Miss Grotke's class (The Recess Gang and the other kids in the episode) and Miss Furley's class (The Ashleys are the main concern in the episode) decide to work together to help Mikey with the can drive]]

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* The ending: [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After an entire episode of competing against each other for the can drive, the kids in Miss Grotke's class (The Recess Gang and the other kids in the episode) and Miss Furley's class (The Ashleys are the main concern in the episode) decide to work together to help Mikey with the can drive]]



* Also, the ending when the gang all apoligize to each other after calling each other names, and re-affirm their satus as being [[TrueCompanions best friends]].

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* Also, the ending when the gang all apoligize apologize to each other after calling each other names, and re-affirm their satus status as being [[TrueCompanions best friends]].



* The ''Ashleys'' of all characters playing jumprope with the shy, bookish Library Kid.

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* The ''Ashleys'' of all characters playing jumprope jump rope with the shy, bookish Library Kid.



* Everything invlovling Gus and Cornchip Girl's friendship.

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* Everything invlovling involving Gus and Cornchip Girl's friendship.
23rd Jun '16 2:27:57 PM Smartkittykhan
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* At one point in the movie T.J. and principal Prickly are trapped in a cage together. An argument erupts between the two and T.J. accuses Prickly of not caring about the children of his school at all. Prickly is genuinely outraged and reads T.J. the riot act. It ends with a brief speech about how much the children's wellbeing means to him. He knows that their carefree childhood will one day be over so he feels it's his job to ensure they have the opportunity to enjoy as much as possible. It's kind of touching to see him so passionate about the whole thing when the series so often portrays him as mean or apathetic.

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* At one point in the movie T.J. and principal Prickly are trapped in a cage together. An argument erupts between the two and T.J. accuses Prickly of not caring about the children of his school at all. Prickly is genuinely outraged and reads T.J. the riot act. It ends with a brief speech about how much the children's wellbeing means to him. He knows that their carefree childhood will one day be over so he feels it's his job to ensure they have the opportunity to enjoy as much as possible. It's kind of touching to see him so passionate about the whole thing when the series so often portrays him as mean or apathetic.
23rd Jun '16 2:26:31 PM Smartkittykhan
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* At one point in the movie T.J. and principal Prickly are trapped in a cage together. An argument erupts between the two and T.J. accuses Prickly of not caring about the children of his school at all. Prickly is genuinely outraged and reads T.J. the riot act. It ends with a brief speech about how much the children's wellbeing means to him. He knows that their carefree childhood will one day be over so he feels it's his job to ensure they have the opportunity to enjoy as much as possible.
It's kind of touching to see him so passionate about the whole thing when the series so often portrays as mean or apathetic.

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* At one point in the movie T.J. and principal Prickly are trapped in a cage together. An argument erupts between the two and T.J. accuses Prickly of not caring about the children of his school at all. Prickly is genuinely outraged and reads T.J. the riot act. It ends with a brief speech about how much the children's wellbeing means to him. He knows that their carefree childhood will one day be over so he feels it's his job to ensure they have the opportunity to enjoy as much as possible. \n It's kind of touching to see him so passionate about the whole thing when the series so often portrays him as mean or apathetic.
23rd Jun '16 2:25:26 PM Smartkittykhan
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* At one point in the movie T.J. and principal Prickly are trapped in a cage together. An argument erupts between the two and T.J. accuses Prickly of not caring about the children of his school at all. Prickly is genuinely outraged and reads T.J. the riot act. It ends with a brief speech about how much the children's wellbeing means to him. He knows that their carefree childhood will one day be over so he feels it's his job to ensure they have the opportunity to enjoy as much as possible.
It's kind of touching to see him so passionate about the whole thing when the series so often portrays as mean or apathetic.
31st May '16 6:15:31 AM Joel32AK
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[[AC:The Biggest Trouble Ever]]
* The fact that Miss Finster is actually concerned at all about the Recess Gang being split apart by force, which is a rather extreme punishment for the statue's destruction, despite the fact that she has been the main antagonist to the group. She worriedly asks T.J., "Any chance you have a plan for ''this'' one, Detweiler?"
24th May '16 1:11:58 AM erforce
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* The entire episode, non-stop. Gus' family has moved a lot so he finally gets a chance to get a school picture, and wants to make his family proud by staying clean. T.J. and the others work together to keep him clean and give him closure, Randall surprisingly (and unintentionally) calms him down with his harmonica music, and by the end of the episode, [[spoiler: he sacrifices his clean self for T.J.]], not to mention [[spoiler:the letter T.J. wrote to his dad about picture day, and how he's proud to be his friend]]. It's an AffectionateParody of ''SavingPrivateRyan'' and it works.
-->Gus' Dad: That's my son, right there in the middle with his first class picture ever. If you asked me, soldier, well... I'd say he's never looked better.

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* The entire episode, non-stop. Gus' family has moved a lot so he finally gets a chance to get a school picture, and wants to make his family proud by staying clean. T.J. and the others work together to keep him clean and give him closure, Randall surprisingly (and unintentionally) calms him down with his harmonica music, and by the end of the episode, [[spoiler: he sacrifices his clean self for T.J.]], not to mention [[spoiler:the letter T.J. wrote to his dad about picture day, and how he's proud to be his friend]]. It's an AffectionateParody of ''SavingPrivateRyan'' ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' and it works.
-->Gus' Dad: -->'''Gus' Dad''': That's my son, right there in the middle with his first class picture ever. If you asked me, soldier, well... I'd say he's never looked better.
10th Oct '15 9:21:59 PM TheRealYuma
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* When TJ asks Miss Finster why she hasn't tried to stop Principal Prickly leaving, when she's clearly upset about it, she explains that she's kept silent because Prickly has wanted to be a high school principal for a long time, and when you care about someone, you have to think about their happiness before your own.

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* When TJ asks Miss Finster why she hasn't tried to stop Principal Prickly leaving, when she's clearly upset about it, she explains that she's kept silent because Prickly has wanted to be a high middle school principal for a long time, and when you care about someone, you have to think about their happiness before your own.
10th Oct '15 9:06:09 PM TheRealYuma
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** Genuinely? This troper thought it was just a baby crush, or pet crush, or whatever it's called. Mikey couldn't have at least subconsciously not known that Ms. Salimony was far too old for him.
28th Sep '15 7:35:33 AM fearlessnikki
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** Ms Salimony whispers "see you in middle school" at the end, which means she's likely to become a CoolTeacher to him by the time he gets there.




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** And when it's recapped in the "Miracle on 3rd Street" movie, Miss Grotke is moved to tears at it.




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** What's more is that when you see the kids playing outside at the end, the Ashleys are seen in the background. That means they too were moved enough by the gesture.
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