Season 1 Episode 2

The Great Jungle Gym Stand Off

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Sep 20, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • According to this episode, T.J. has an older brother (dropped during production) and Mikey has an uncle named Mary.

    • In this episode, T.J. mentions he has an older brother. However, for the rest of the series, he never brings him up again, and he has an older sister named Becky. This was due to various aspects of the series not finalized yet. It's likely that his older brother was changed to female during production of the series. In the picture book adaptation, which came out two years later, T.J. doesn't mention him at all.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • The song the student body and their parents sang on Old Rust, "We Shall Not Be Moved", was included on the Music of One Saturday Morning audio cassette in 1998, along with the show's theme song.

    • This episode was adapted into a picture book by Golden Books in 1999.

    • Despite the fact that Gus isn't in this episode, he was added into the picture book adaptation in 1999.

    • This is the second Recess episode without Gus.

    • Gus does not appear in this episode. Because some of the episodes were made earlier than others but were aired later, Gus wasn't in the series yet.

  • Allusions