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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Recess
The Gang are reincarnations of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Think about it: A group of fire forged friends who resist the tyranny of authority and stand up for the oppressed?

Going by the most modern BBC Series of Robin Hood - though other versions work too - the characters fit like this: T.J is Robin, (charismatic hero with a strong sense of justice). Spinelli is Maid Marian,(spunky action girl). Mikey is Little John,(Gentle Giant/Team Dad). Gus is Much,(awkward side kick). Gretchen is Djac,(resident scientist and smart girl). Vince is Will Scarlet (the Quiet One) or possibly Allan(the snarky one).
  • Going further Principal Prickly is Prince John (the distant, evil overlord), Miss Finster is the Sheriff (hands on overseer) and Randall is Guy of Gisborne (the Sheriff's lackey, who has moments of empathy with the gang).

TJ will become King in Sixth Grade but he'll try to give up the throne.
As previously stated TJ becoming King is almost inevitable, given that he's Prankster Prince, King Bob respects him and he already acts as a leader to kids of the playground. However in a twist he'll find the throne incredibly lonely and boring. (Seriously, can you imagine TJ being happy when he's always carried around on a sedan chair and never allowed to leave the jungle gym?)

So he finds it fun at first but realizes he's too much of an ordinary kid to remain withdrawn from society. He also cares enough about his friends that he doesn't just want to be their boss so he'll try and give up the throne. However the rest of the Recess gang convince him to stay because he's a good King and instead share the burden with him and form a government. Spinelli will be Minister of Defence, Mikey of Culture, Gretchen of Finance/Science, Vince of Sport/Transport and Gus Minister of whatever is left over. Thus TJ is no longer lonely and the playground will be ushered into the first age of democracy!

Gus is a megalomaniac paranoid-schizophrenic with OCD and prostate cancer.
Anyone who's seen the show ought to remember Gus's repeated abuses of any power he's handed, his prolonged, vivid hallucinations, and his constant need to pee.
  • Wow.
  • Buuut...isn't he a little young for prostate cancer?

TJ grows up to become the leader of the Tea party as we know it today.
Remember TJ? Remember the patriotic flame he always had burning within him? TJ loves his country. When he was a kid, he always stood up against anything in his school that took away Freedom and Liberty, such as King Bob forcing them to build a pyramid for him. TJ, however, grew up and realized that the America he once loved was being corrupted by "liberal hippie commies" and "money-guzzled war mongers". None of the political groups of the day stood for what America is really about. TJ decided to do something about it. He heard about Ron Paul's "Tea Party", went to a few meetings, and then he completely hijacked the entire movement.

Spinelli will grow up to join the Mafia.
Her name sounds Italian and she loves to kick butt. It's probably already in her blood anyway. She'll probably be made an offical member of the Family when she comes of age.
  • And the man once known as Hustler Kid will provide her tommy gun and ammo.
  • Unlikely, her parents are CIA (or at least her dad is) she'll likely follow in his footsteps.

Spinelli will be CIA when she grows up
  • as stated above, her father is CIA and she's one tough chick. It would make sense for her to follow her father's footsteps.

Combining the two theories above...
Spinelli will join the FBI and infiltrate the mob.

Miss Finster either smokes, or is a former smoker.
That explains her voice. Many Elementary and Junior High teachers in Real Life smoke cigarettes to deal with stress.

SAL 3000 was a robot sent by the government to prepare Vince for the robot apocalypse.
Remember the episode "schoolworld" where a new robot named SAL 3000 helped Prickly run their school?Well he was really sent by the government to train Vince for the robot apocalypse in the future.Think about it the robots name was "SAL 3000" and then there's Vince Le"sal"le.Its clear that he was really sent to train Vince for the future.They chose Vince to protect the future because it's clear he is the ultimate life form.There's many times in the show they exploit his raw power.They have already said SAL 4000 was coming.When the times comes Vince will be ready to protect and serve his planet.

King Bob is a closet homosexual.
Remember the episode "Prince Randall" where Randall was Blackmailing King Bob? King Bob was never really with his sister and Randall knows it. King Bob was in that dress because he is a homosexual. Of course he wouldn't say that in school, since not everyone is as kind as TJ and his friends. Many kids would be cruel and probably go as far as to dethrone him. Randall only continues to keep this secret in case he's in need of extreme help. King Bob's power is capable of anything.
  • There's a difference between homosexual and transsexual ya know...
  • King Bob is in grade 6 and he's a king, if he wanted a girlfriend he would have one. He doesn't have a boyfriend because he thinks none of the other guys on the playground are homosexuals.
  • Grade 6 is still a little young for dating. When I was in Grade 6 I was too busy worrying about more important things, you know like what my mum packed me for lunch.
Gus is really an illegal immigrant.
Remember the episode "Dodgeball City" when Gus said he used to be called El Diablo? Well, in that episode that wasn't just a nickname. Did you really think he would tell Hector the full story? Yeah, right. When it became clear Gus was great at dodgeball he had to reveal some of his past. Gus and his father are really from Mexico but after realizing El Diablo had an amazing dodgeball ability they decided it would be better for El Diablo and his father if they moved to America to start a new life and get new names. Once they got there Gus' dad immediately started training to become a member of the CIA to keep up this charade. Once Gus got to Third Street School he immediately started using his story of his fake past. He would need to with people like TJ always snooping around.
  • Gus' dad is in the army, not the CIA. He appears to be a General, which implies he's been in the army for a long time, most likely since before Gus was born. A significant portion of the US population is Hispanic, and speaks Spanish. It's far more likely Gus was nicknamed that by a Hispanic kid, or even just someone who watched TV and had heard the name.

Vince buys steroids from Hustler Kid.
Well, how to do you think got so damn powerful?

Randall's father molested him.
In the episode "Randall's Friends" it became clear Randall's dad looked like a child molester. Well, looks aren't the only reason I think this. The reason Randall tattles on people is because he doesn't have the courage to admit his father molested him on several occasions. He clearly does it at night, which is why he needed those night-vision goggles.

Randall will become very depressed after Ms. Finster passes away and will change his name and move away to a town called Springfield Where he will buy a bar and contemplate sucide forever after.

TJ is racist.
In the episode "Nobody Doesn't Like TJ" Gordy hates TJ with absolutely no explanation. I think it is because TJ is racist without realizing. Being around Vince, his only black friend, he must get the idea all black people have are athletic, like Vince. This is clear when he is constantly asking Gordy to play sports with him, in a desperate attempt to become his friend, even though it's clear he doesn't like sports. He's always playing that cheap ripoff of Frogger. TJ doesn't know him and Gordy is not happy that TJ bases his hobbies purely on his physical appearance, he's a racist.
  • Highly unlikely. In the very same episode, we saw that even people who TJ has come to battle against in many episodes can't help but like him. Even Randall has admitted he wants to be TJ. He's also friends with the Pale Kids, one of whom is black, and nothing even resembling athletic. Its far more likely Gordy just dislikes TJ for some other reason.
    • Assuming hobbies purely on physical appearance isn't racist, it's prejudiced.

The whole group are racist and sexist
In the episode "The Challenge" the kids say the people at the other Principle Prickly's school are evil versions of them. Why? Why would they say this? The only differences are the kids at the other school are C.J./girl T.J., Vance/white Vince, Greta/black Gretchen, Russ/black Gus, Mickey/Asian Mikey. The only double that they're not racist or sexist to is Rigelli/blonde Spinelli.
  • Doubt it. They're kids, and likely have watched one too many scary movie with opposite evil doubles.
  • That, and they probably assumed so because the entire school they went to for the kickball game was like a mirror image of their own.
Spinelli is a lesbian.
Spinelli always says things like how she wants to be a 6-foot bodybuilder named Moe. She doesn't want to kiss T.J because she's a lesbian. Her parents just hide it for her because as she already said, they're awful.
  • Jossed, she had a crush on a dude. Just because she's got boyish interests does not make her a lesbian.
    • And also, it's implied that she liked the Test Kiss with TJ in "The Experiment".
      • Not to mention her mother mentioning that she has a crush on TJ in "Parent's Night".

Menlo and TJ broke up because Menlo was too crazy.
In "Some Friend" it turns out Menlo and TJ were friends when they were small. TJ and the gang met in kindergarten yet TJ is the only one with a history with Menlo. In "Principal for a Day" it shows Menlo acting insane and he looks pretty much as he does now but with a different outfit. Naturally this means he had to be in third grade (possibly second but not likely). It stands to reason that TJ and Menlo quit being friends before Menlo's transformation into Prickly's lapdog. Given Menlo was the type of insane which reminds us why Finster is a necessary part of the system, I can see TJ not wanting to hang out with him. The real question is why nobody remembered Menlo terrorizing the playground.
  • No one WANTS to remember!

Vince will date Spinelli but Spinelli will leave him after he does something stupid. Vince will think TJ stole her but she will end up in love with Gretchen. Also Gus will drop out of contact with the group.
This is based entirely on the adults and what happened with them.
  • What adults?
    • Sorry during the series Principal Prickly is shown to have bean a kid once too and seems to have been a lot like TJ. Murial P. Finster is shown to have a fellow tough girl relationship with Spinelli underneath their antagonism of each other. Based on the almighty janitor episode Gretchen is pared up with Hank. Hank and Finster dated in Finster in love and decided to break up only because they were so in love it was distracting them from ther duties. Mikey appears to be the most like the students teacher Miss Grotchi. Can't really place Guss or Vince in the main series. In schools out Finster was dating the main villian in colledge. When the main villian wanted to get rid of recess Prickly and Finster stopped him and Finster dumped him. He seemed to believe that Prickly took both his job and his girlfriend. It appears the villian was in Prickly's group and seems to have been cool, like Vince. Still no Gus.

The series is told from the point of view of TJ, and possibly the rest of the grade once they are grown up (probably to their kids).
I'm surprised this one hasn't come up yet. It explains all the inconsistencies, like why recess can go on for hours in some episodes, how adults can entirely change perspectives like Principal Prickly being all for getting rid of recess in the documentary episode and then being all for recess in the summer episode, and why some truly insane things happen. Every time an episode lets something really insane stand like the teacher's lounge or TJ riding on top of the bus, it's because they either still believed that when they were kids, or it's what they told their own kids happened. What school do you know of that has a secret police? Or would let the children do something like build a chocolate monument or a pyramid? Some episodes weren't exaggerated memories, like when TJ went to Menlo's birthday party, but a lot of it is.
  • And yes, this does mean that someone actually had this childhood, even if it was slightly more realistic. Jealous?

Randall has a mild case of Fregoli Syndrome with the reason for his snitching being that he suspects all the kids of the play ground to be part of a group of children who bullied him when he was much younger
  • A kid as weird-looking as Randall would most likely have been bullied even before he began tattling (which probably starting by telling on the bullies) and sufferers of Fregoli Syndrome tend to be rather paranoid so Randall would probably suspect every kid he's ever met to be a possible bully.
- Unlikely, in kindergarden he was shown to be a complete tattle. Not to mention both his parents are snitches. He likely learned it from his parents.

TJ and Spinelli grow up to become superheroes

TJ will be king in grade 6
  • think about it, he's got leadership skills. And he was prankster prince, just like King Bob was before he became king. It's obvious, TJ is on his way to Kingship.
    • This is very likely. But then again, TJ has gone a little crazy when he basically monopolized the entire playground when he became rich with monstickers.
    • On the other hand, he's normally good about controlling power; like blotting his title of 'Prankster Prince' to save playground order and stopping King Bob from going too far with his pyramid building. He has his moments, but in general TJ is pretty humble when it comes to being in charge and whatnot.
    • Besides it seems all kids can become corrupt: Spinelli wanting to rule the world, Gus latching onto anything that makes him popular and/or important, Vince suffering from his ego, Freddie losing it when he becomes King in 'Taking the Fifth Grade' and even King Bob himself is known for abusing his postion. Compared to them TJ can manage power more easily, so he's the best option.

Spinelli will grow up to be a six-foot tall bodybuilder named Moe
  • Follow your dreams, kids.

TJ grows up to become 90's Kid from Atop the Fourth Wall.
  • Their outfits are nearly identical and both of them are children of the 90's.

Spinelli and Miss Grotke had a thing
  • That's why she called Miss Grotke Momma in that one episode, and also Spinelli says she has "girl to girl" talks with Miss Grotke, also Miss grotke looks like the type to have a thing with her student she believes in far out ideas.
    • "Far out" like molesting nine-year-olds? I don't think so.

Vince grows up to be Troy from Community
Respect for geeks, ultimately irrelevant athletic ability and a competitive streak.

Ashley A. will become Queen of the Playground in Sixth Grade.
She's popular enough and TJ probably wouldn't want to be in a position of power that limits his fun like that. Plus, Ashley A always has Ashley B, Q and T to be her loyal right-hand gals.

Menlo will be the Playground king in sixth grade.
TJ would likely be the rightful king, but TJ and most of his friends would proberly like to play at recess. Menlo was one of TJ's good friends in the past and TJ still appears to care about his friendship in Some Friend, and already devotes his time to inforceing pointless rules instead of playing willingly. Also, Menlo is one of the few kids in TJ's grade who doesn't seem to be corrupted by power or default abusing their power. Menlo does believe too much in order (hinted to be with good reason) but since he is not malicous will likely learn to put up with kids having fun and come to learn like king Bob that sometimes rules can be broken.

King Bob is somehow related to Bob Pataki.
Because reasons. Unibrow, name, being king, kind of an asshole.

Recess takes place in the same universe as Doug
The two premises are similar enough. The animation styles and character designs are somewhat similar, and going by the theory that Bluffington is polluted in the Doug WMG page, that's why everyone on Recess is normal looking.

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