There's a reason why this show has survived, in spite of some of the bad things about it. It's very much like a kid version of "The Simpsons" in some ways, but it's not a rip-off. It's a kids' version of society, with stereotypes like the cool kids, the mean girls, the loner, the jocks, the nerds, and a bunch of others. The main six kids are stereotypes in themselves: the cool kid, the tough kid, the sensitive kid, the jock, the nerd, and the shy kid. But the appeal comes from the sociology and how the playground society works. They have laws (the Kids' Unwritten Code of Honour), a ruler, and other parts of society seen in today's world. In many ways, "Recess" is a well-thought out kid-friendly variation of "Lord Of The Flies", doing a clever take on society in a child's world.
I used to love this show when I was little! Watching the episodes now It's like... well, ok... but It was entertaining back then! I loved the squirm-worthy episode where Spinelli and TJ actually.... ugh, KISS!
You guys really just looked at the Trailer, didn't you? If you are trying to troll, not working. Lloyd in Space? really? for a guy who has ZIM as an image, You really don't have good taste. You guys Whomp.
This show is nothing personally but pure crap just about these kids who are weirdos especially Mikey who has a voice exactly like Cartman's from South Park(same with Gus not from this show but Gus from Robotboy which also sucks along with Recess)
Gretchen however is a big buck toothed nerd and she sucks so much and she is also immature she hates boys along with Spinelli who ACTUALLY is a tomboy but hates boys like when Gretchen said to Spinelli boys are weird and they were talking about grinding them into something they are seriously sexist they hate boys this show is a kiddy version of South Park obviously and needs to be cancelled even Barney is better than this heap of rubbish and i find it annoying how they argue all the time about silly situations watch better shows like Ren and Stimpy Paul and Joe's other show(Lloyd in Space) was way better than this i'm so glad it's cancelled but they still play repeats and on Disney Cinemagic they don't show Lloyd in Space at all but they show this heap of rubbish(UK Channel)well how could anyone like it? it's one of the worst shows on television.
Wow, really. This is the worst show to ever come to TV for a lot of reasons. The characters are like a nasty juicy piece of turd (No joke really just look at them) the humor is so stupid it doesn't even make sense and finally is this show supposed to make you feel nostalgic because this is one of the most unrealistic schools ever. Little Kindergarten kids don't even know what natives are and in this there dressed like them! Shame on Disney I'm glad people feel the same way. Really don't ever watch this show in your life.
My 75th review after a God awful Nicktoon: "Yakkity Yak".
Recess is a Terrible Terrible Disney Animation show. It happens to rip-off of to be a South Park and King of the Hill Combined wannabes but ruined by Terrible and Lacky Animations and Plots. They basically tried to make Recess like South park and King of the Hill for younger kids so that way when they get older, They will be ready and Able to watch South Park and King of the Hill. This is just an Ugly Moronic Show. It's about some Dorky kids that are Obsessed with Recess at School. I know whoever came up with this, Also decided to ruin Doug by letting the Disney Company Buy it. This cartoon gets an F. Here the Results:
Voice-acting: D+ 4.7/10.0 Poor. It sounds like a Nail scratched on a Chalkboard.
Animation: F- 2.5/10.0 Terrible and Beyond Lacked-up. The Characters looked very Hideous and worse then Dog Turds! Graphics: D-- 4.0/10.0 Cookie-cutter graphics. Sound: E 3.0/10.0 Horrible Millatary Music Sprinkled with Bad Sound-effects. The music is so bad that you want to put on Earmuffs.
Dialouge: F-- 0.1/10.0 Worthless. It sucks Rhino Butt!
Lasting Appeal: F-- 1.5/10.0 Abysmal. This cartoon is Terrible!!!
Overall: F 2.8/10.0 I'm glad this cartoon got the can. It's Terrible, Hideous and Lacky!!! Save South Park and maybe King of the Hill!!! Cancel Disney's Recess Literally!!
A cartoon about kids who only think about recess. That is so sad. It good to see kids that like to play outside, but that does not make this show fun to watch. This just proves that tv sucks anymore, and can't hold a candle to years ago shows. Like spider-man.
I can't understand why this show is so damn overrated!!! There's the bad girl, the fat kid,the nerd with the gum bursting in his face, the ridiculously skinny girl with the glasses the size of basketballs, the jock, and.... ugh, must I go on? The plots are stupid and so are the characters. The theme song is also crappy. And it ends like ♪duh duh duh DUHHHHHHHH... duh duh!♪ which is really stupid. And I don't like the animation either. It's worse than, if not just as bad as Hey Arnold! And what's up with the Ashleys?? They're just... pffffffft!
Recess is a cartoon show that takes place at Third Street school. The stories center around a groupd of friends with a new addition, Gus. One is a sports guy, another is smart, another is a poet, and another is the leader. I just remember watching this when I was younger and I really loved it. It was one of my favorite shows of back then. They had great stories and it was pretty relatable, but a bit unrealistic. Many parts of it were funny, and many parts were educational. Overall, a good show from the past and I'm sad that it got cancelled.
This show is a about 7 friends who all do adventures together at recess time and any other time. Dj is the leader of the group of friends. Greeine is the smartest of the group she's supposed to be a genius. The tom boy girl likes to beat up people and has a crush on Dj. The black boy is really atlectic and is really popular. The fat boy can sing and dance and can get his feelings hurt easily. They have enimes like the principle, teachers, and their parents. This cartoon lasted a pretty long time. The people who do the voices are very talented.
Recess was a really goood show. I loved it soo much. I grew up watching Recess. I used to watch it every Saturday morning!! Recess was a great show!! It is like my favorite cartoon! Recess is about a group of six fourth graders trying to face challenges and get through the course of a school year. There was TJ, a born leader, who never backed down from a challenge. There was Gretchen, a super genius who knew a lot about science and was the brains in TJ's plans. THere was Spinelli, a tough girl, who always would fight with a lot of people. There was Vince, who was the athletic, sporty kind of guy. Then there was Mikey, the sweet, poetic, kid who always tried to do the right thing. Lastly, there was Guss, the new kid, and who is sort of timid, and shy at times. There would always be people in the way of TJ and the gang trying to get away with the pranks that they pulled. People like Ms. Finster and Randall. Randall would always snitch on the gang and get them into trouble. Ms. Finster always gave them detention and make them pay for what they did. THe playgroung was filled with all sorts of kids. There were people like the Ashleys. A group of rich girls all named Ashley. They would always hang out in their club house and talk about fashion and other things. There were the diggers. They were always out deep in a hole digging their way to some place. There was the Guru kid. Who gave fortunes to kids with problems. THere was swinger girl. She would always hang out on the swings (Hence the name). There was Lawson, the kid who tried to beat Vince at games. There was King Bob, the king of the play ground. Whenever kids needed to settle a dispute, it would usually boil down to the descision of King Bob. There was up side down girl, who would always hag up side down on the monkey bars. There were the kindergardeners. They would always be doing rituals and other things. There was Butch. He was a story maker. He told scary stories about the history of the school and students. He would often exaggerate on them. There was also the hustler kid, who sold fake products and hustled kids for thei money. Recess was a really good show. They only show it on toon disney once a day. THey really need to bring back the show and play it often. Recess was a FABULOUS show and should be played more. I miss the show and I really want to watch it more often. Recess is a truly classic show.
This was one of my favorite animated shows, and it still is. Though when TJ kind of over exxagerates when he gives his speeches in the end of the episode, the show is still great. TJ does in fact make a good leader of the playground.
For your other characters, you have Vince, for one thing. Vince is the cool, one. He tall, skinny, and he's plenty athletic. He's cool in my opinion.
Then you have Mikey. He's okay... but to me he eats a too much, and I'm not a big fan of his poetry. The creators of Recess should made him a little skinnier in my opinion.
Ashley, who goes by Spinelli, is okay herself. But to me, she believes in violence a little too much, if you get what I mean. She used to be part of a group, or was related somehow or something to this group, called "The Ashleys", but the other Ashleys care about their looks more than defending themselves. Spinelli doesn't care. In fact, I think she enjoys being a tomboy.
Gretchent is a girl, and she is the smart one. Maybe a little too smart? I bet this is true. She could go to college one day, (if she were a real person) and maybe a few days later graduate from college. That is how smart she is. One unrealistic thing about her is her skinnyness. Mikey is that fat, but Gretchent is like as skinny as a pencil? Wow, lol.
Then, Gus comes along later in the show as the new kid. Apparently, he has been the "new kid" a whole lot. To me, he is my least favorite main character out of the six main kids. Why? Well, he gets scared a lot, and when he takes up for himself, its kind of weird seeing that from a person his size. Eh, I can't really explain it in words, he just isn't my favorite character. The only thing we have in common is that we're boys and we're short. But I'd be taller than him if he were a real person, though. No doubt.
Those are pretty much all of the main characters except the teachers and some other kids from the school, including Randall, the Ashleys, King Bob, Principal Prickley, and more. But do I have to go on? Haven't I already proved that this show rocks?? I better of, because it is true!! Recess rocks, and is probably the best animated shows around. God Bless Recess!!
yes recess is bascicly summed up by its title!!! six best friends four boys, two girls, on their adventures during their every day recess!!! TJ Detweiler is the main star and leader of the group which consists of the new guy GUS, hard hitting tomboy SPINELLI, gentle giant MIKEY, sports loving VINCE and school genius GRETCHIN!! yes quite a combination!!! their arch enemys are obviously the teachers, the finster(hugly mean playground supervisor) and Prickley(principle) and of course the older kids who undoubtetly are bullys to the younger kids!!! yes recess is full of fun and a brilliant all round show!! each episode there is a new adventure for TJ and the gang, weather its getting the 'new ball' back from the scary knome garden next door or getting the playground balls back off the finster, or getting out of detension, recess is a great watch
I like recess because Of how they all have a job in the playground Like rendal as the snitch and king bob as the playground king and all the ashleys have ahide out under the tyers at the back of the playground And the six friends all ways getting in to trouble in the playground and in class And Dj has got a plan for every thing and the diggers are always digging every Recess just for fun really and i like all the characters in the show it is just a really good show to watch my favorite characters are Dj and vinc.
When I was a kid, well I guess I still am, but much younger, Recess was one of my favorite shows. I recently rediscovered my intrest for it, and my mom likes it too. :P My favorite was always Spinelli, because I am a lot like her, much to my mother's dismay, who tends to be a bit like Ashley A. Actually, I have come to find that I dislike people named Ashley with a strong passion. There's this girl at my school named that, who I find extremely annoying, not to mention Miss "I'm So Vain" Ashley Tisdale! *GAG* My former 6th grade reading teacher looks and acts like Miss Finster. She tried to make me her Randall and I refused, so she picked on me and two of my best friends for the rest of the year. I remember when I was a little kid and I always said how I wished I was older like the kids on Recess. Well, I'm almost 5 years older than them now. :P Gee, most of them don't look or act like 4th graders. They should've made them older.
I remember watching this every Saturday morning and at the same time I remember not really liking it. I honestly don't know why I watched it.
The characters were ok but they were just too weird. The episodes got so old so fast. It was also way too intense. Strange things that would never happen happened and the sheer unfairness to the kids and the aggravating situations they got in got on my nerves.
There was one episode that I liked. It was the one where the one girl was quiet and removed from all the other characters the whole episode. The whole time she was drawing with chalk on the playground pavement and at the end they show the picture. The way the episode led up to the drawing and showed it was very dramatic and well executed and it was the one gem in this series.
Overall I felt the series was below average though it had some entertainment value. It gets a solid 4.
I have heard of this show and when i was really young i remember seeing a few epsiodes, but i also watched Recess again recently since my dad knew i liked the show and taped them for me! Recess in my opinion is a very successful show, it helps kids learn about school! It shows how teachers and the principal hanles his job too! one of the main settings for this show is TJ Detweiler is a fun kid that likes to do a lot of entertainment in his school, he also has 5 other friends! The most recent one he makes is Gus Griswald, a student who has moved many times and has seen a lot of different schools since his dad is in the military. As for TJ's other cool pal there is Gretchen, a smart gal who is interested in the sciences, Spinelli, a tough girl who can alos be nice but she makes sure she outpowers other kids so she can come out on top! Mikey, a bigkid but one who is very gentle and kind and is a peace lover! And finally, one of TJ's closest friends, a fellow african-american who i forget the name. But still, this is a wonderful show as i always enjoy seeing TJ and his pals come across something they can manage, i loved to see some of the episodes! one thing that shocked me though was that this show was canceled all the way back in 2001! Well that sums everything up so this will be my last snetence: This show is one of the best classics, and i love the movie that came out for it when a crazed evil genius tries to destroy summer, but i also enjoyed to watch the great episodes where the teachers try to look out for trouble!
When I was little, I remember watching Recess quite a bit. It was a really good animated show and it was never boring. I thought that each episode was entertaining and I liked the stories in each show. I thought that the characters were really good together and seemed to have really good chemistry. In fact, they were so different from one another, yet seemed to be made to be friends. I never had a favorite character because I didn't get attached to them so much. I just liked the gimmick of the show and how it related to my life when I was young. Thank you.
I don't pretty much love or like this show.In fact,I don't get the plot.Some of the kids look ugly,including that dude with the big head and a flat top.The dude with the white shirt and the yellow hair kind of reminds me of Owen from Total Drama Island now.It's a pretty old show and one of the episodes of this show pretty much reminds of an episode of My Gym Partner's A Monkey.This show kind of reminds me of that show now.The movie?Well,I've seen some of the parts of that movie and ending summer vacation is a terrible thing to do.
Weird, Recess was a cartoon that was created by one of the Rugrats creators Paul Germain. But wait, why is this show so highly rated? It wasn't even that funny imo. It was like a disney version of My gym Partner's A Monkey and Hey Arnold. It's setting is also bad like "It takes place at a school! woopee!!!" I see enough of that at school already. This show's good for like humorless kids, but when your a teenager, it's flat out stupid and boring. The only thing I even found to be funny in this show was when the fat kid singed with a low voice. But everything else can put me to sleep. Well, their movies were decent. If it wasn't for the movies this show would've been given a 1.
I've grown up with this show, so it's been one of my favorites. As a little kid, I'd be excited watching this on Saturday mornings, eating a bowl of Fruity Pebbles in front of the TV in the kitchen, along with Doug and Pepper Ann. After that, I watched it all the time on Disney Channel, Toon Disney, and Disney XD (at least when it was on, and the only times I really watched the channel). It was very well made and hilarious.
I love all the characters, and there's not one that I hate. T.J. is probably my favorite out of everyone (and choosing one of the main six was VERY hard). He's sweet, cute, and funny. My second favorite would have to be Spinelli. So cute, but so violent!
The writing is excelent. The kids all act like me and my friends when we were in middle school, and took our recesses very seriously. There are a lot of pop culture refrences that many young kids won't get, and there are also a lot of lines that the censors missed.
I remember seeing the movie with my mom when I was four. It was one of my favorite movies, and still is. My mom REALLY liked it, in fact I caught her watching my old recordings of this show.
There's something sad about this show...it was so well made, funny, and heartwarming...and then Disney screws up and ends up making crappy pre-teen sitcoms!
If you have to watch one Disney cartoon in your life, this is the one.
Recess was a good show I would watch as a kid growing up. The show was so popular for a Disney show. Usually, Disney has mediocre to bad animated shows in my opinion, but this show is one of the best cartoons from the company next to Lloyd in Space. Some of the episodes are good while others boring and dull. I like the group of friends in the show. The fact that they are all different from one another yet hang out is great. The show was famous for its creativeness dedicated to a fun past time where children can have fun and enjoy life.
Recess is a great show about kids just being kids. There are school bullies, boring classes, weird teachers, a creepy principal, and, of course, recess. What a great show. I watched the show as a young adult but I experienced a lot of this stuff as a kid.
I wish that there were still new episodes of Recess. I really loved the show, even though I was far from a kid when I watched it. Most of the stories were easy for kids to relate to and there was more than one episode that was similar to something that had occured during my own childhood. This show was about regular kids enjoying friendships and having fun. And, of course, this show was about the adventures of school. An all around great show. What I love the most about Recess is the bond that TJ and his friends share. It's all very sweet and innocent. Cartoons these days could learn from this show. Sometimes, kids need cartoons that are about just being a kid.
Recess was a show that was everybody's staple morning, "before school", cartoon back in Junior High. The elementary school exploits of TJ's gang was something everybody could relate to. Everything was categorized very neatly in the show: plot details, characters, and relationships but was never cliche. In fact, the show's bland-seeming exterior hid a shocking amount of clever political innuendo (just pay a little more attention to Finster and Principal Prickly to see what I mean!). If you ever get tired of world domination schemes, banal themes, huge explosions and teen melodrama, and wan't something whimscial and memorable, give Recess a try.
By the way, to the user who gave the low score up there, I advise that you sit down and watch more than one episode of this great show before you judge it so harshly.
I really enjoy this show, probabally, no definately more than even my children. Oh well, I guess I'm really just a kid at heart, but I really do enjoy this show and I wish that Disney would play it more often. It's certainly better than many of it's other shows.
This show is uninteresting and strange. The characters are very odd. They act as if recess is the only thing in life. Many of the more eccentric characters are not so funny as disturbing. The whole thing is blown out of proportion in every episode, and the plot lines are abysmal. I have to admit that there are rare moments where the show is quite good, but these are rare emphasis on the rare. The show also lacks good backdrops we only see the school and rarely a home of one of the characters. I don’t think very highly of this, but that my opinion, don’t let this review stop you from watching the show and forming your own ideas.
Blue Blazes!! Why is this show still on TV!? I used to watch this show, in fact, i loved this show. But i know a lot better now than to watch it. (plus it was four years ago). Its lack of animation skills, its less than mildy-homurous jokes and its stupid themes. Its about a bunch of stupid kids, who enjoy recess WAY too much! Whats interesting about that? The characters show very little imagination thats for sure. I do not recommend this show to anybody over nine. But if your looking for a show to waste your time with, go ahead and tune in.
I do apologize if anyone finds this review offense however.\"
"Recess" is a real surprise. I am so accustomed to cheaply-made, commercially-driven cartoons with inane plots and dialogue that I was stunned to find real value in "Recess." The characters are great, the humor is top-notch, and the writing is absolutely brilliant.
"The Economics of Recess," for example, is a real highlight. In this episode, young T.J. denounces the other kids' obsession with the latest fad on the playground: Monstickers. But when T.J. realizes that Monstickers are being used as a commodity, he sells his prized red cap for just a few of them. Rather than immediately spending his measly allotment (as the other kids do), he decides to work hard to earn more. Eventually, T.J. earns enough money to hire other kids to work for him; he then becomes a manager, and over time, builds himself a monopoly. Overwhelmed with avarice, he shuns his friends, abandoning the things that once mattered to him most. Economics, capitalism, work ethic, greed--all subject matters are presented here in a poignant, engaging way. It is television at its best.
In "The Ratings Game," another great episode, the popular girls assign "ratings" to their classmates, which everyone takes quite seriously. Those with the "low ratings" allow themselves to be consumed by isolation and depression, while those with the "high ratings" become condescending and supercilious. Divisiveness results in chaos, which finally allows the kids to recognize the meaninglessness of the labels that were originally assigned to them. Promoted here is the existentialist viewpoint that, regardless of circumstance, we all choose our own individual destinies. Few children's shows manage to be quite this poignant and insightful.
At the heart of "Recess" is a strong, diverse cast of characters, an element of the show that cannot be overlooked. T.J. is a strong leader, Spinelli is outgoing, Gus is shy and inhibited, Gretchen is brainy, Vince is athletic, and Mikey is creative. It's hard not to find somebody to relate to.
Easy to relate to as well are the situations the characters encounter. The subjects of embarrassment, chivalry, displacement, uncertainty, and even profanity are dealt with both sensibly and humorously. Frequently, in fact, "Recess" manages to be far cleverer than its adult-oriented animated counterparts.
It's unlikely we'll find a kids' show quite as smart as "Recess" any time soon. It will certainly be missed.
This used to be my morning timetable; get out of bed, have breakfast, make my bed, brush my teeth, watch Recess. At that time (about 7 years ago) Recess was amazing. Each character has these different skills so the school is not ordinary (obviously). But now watching Recess is boring. It's just like watching any animated show that you have seen every single episode. It just does not have that element of wonder and excitement. But believe me, it used to have it in every single episode. Most of the episodes seem to be about teachers and the kids' friends (well it is about a school after all). But nothing new happens but it is still worth watching it when ther is nothing else on.
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