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Genre Comedy
Developer Paul Germain
Joe Ansolabehere
Production company Walt Disney Television Animation
Country United States
Original run August 31, 1997 - November 5, 2001

Recess is an American animated cartoon series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere and produced by Walt Disney Television Animation which ran on ABC’s Disney One Saturday Morning as well as Toon Disney from August 1997 to November 2001. The show focuses on a ragtag group of fourth-grade kids attending Third Street Elementary School and the various escapades they get into among the structured society of kids on the playground and the rigid faculty of the school.

In addition to the five seasons of the TV show spanning 127 episodes, four feature-length films for the series were also released.


In the intro, Mikey eats a large sandwich and burps, which makes him bloat up briefly.

I Will Kick No More Forever (S01E13)

After declaring to be retired from kickball, Vince glumly binges on junk food while re-watching his best plays on tape over and over.

Taking the Fifth Grade (Movie)

During the “Grade Five Club” segment, Gus puts on a little weight after a few days of eating so much at the club.

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