These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Gus gets one when he becomes leader of the kids, since T.J. is still trapped in the school.
Vince gets his when he destroys the machine.
Cult Classic: While not as commercially mainstream like other Disney films, for a certain generation who grew up with the film, it's one of Disney's best animated movies, especially in the 2000s when Disney's regular animation department was going through a Dork Age.
And for said certain demographic, it's considered the film to watch at the end of the school year.
First Installment Wins: Out of all three Recess films, the others being Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade and Recess: All Growed Downnote Although that one consisted of three previous episodes, an origin story, and wraparound material, it's still a movie according to Disney, this one is the most well-known and well-recieved among Recess fans and the only one to get a theatrical release.
Right after T.J. and Principal Prickly's guard disguises fail T.J. yells "RUN!", but is still oddly smiling, possibly due to an animation error.
I just assumed he was still smiling because he was still pretending to be a guard and trying to give Prickly and himself a head start by not immediately blowing their cover.
One of the early trailers (seen on the Air Bud: World Pup VHS) has a scene where the kids are about to break into the school with T.J. saying "Cover me, I'm going in", which is obviously recycled from the first episode. This is especially noticable due to the fact that T.J. had a different voice actor in season one.
Seeing T.J. as his friends leave for camp is heartbreaking.
There's one that seems to be specifically aimed at the Military Brats in the audience: the gang are in the treehouse discussing pleasant memories of past summers and lamenting that they probably won't make any new ones from here on out, when Gus suddenly starts bawling:
Spinelli: What's the matter with you? You just moved here!
Gus: I know! And now I'll never share any of these memories!
The very last shot in the movie, of the gang relaxing by the pond after all the events of the film. It might not seem much, but the film was also suppossed to be the "official" ending of the seriesnote Although it was renewed for another season, season six was actually made up of leftover episodes of season five that hadn't aired yet, and pretty much a "goodbye" to the gang (Until Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade was released)