Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.
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Rickey D'Shon Collins ...
 Vince (129 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Mikey (129 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Gretchen (129 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Spinelli (129 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Gus (127 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler / ... (101 episodes, 1998-2001)
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Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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31 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Disney's Recess  »

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(52 episodes)

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Miss Finster's license plate says "Da Finster". See more »

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Miss Muriel P Finster: I'd call you a pack of wild animals, but even wild animals don't throw food. Except for monkeys. But you're not monkeys, are you? No, you're children, children who act like monkeys.
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Spoofed in Frizzle and the Magic School Bus (2014) See more »

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best Disney cartoon
17 June 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

ahhhh to be young again and in the fourth grade. less work. more fun. imagination. freedom. exaggerated places where people belong on the school ground. wild kindergardeners.

this show is a really great watch. the characters are unique and have strong personalities. and not just the main characters like T.J, Vince, Gretchin, Spinelli, Mikey and Gus. but others like the Diggers, the Ashleys, Tubby, Wenlow, Randall, King Bob, and even some of the teachers themselves like Ms. Finster and Ms. Grotkey and even the principal himself: Principal Prickly.

this show has a great collaboration of characters and even if some of the stories seem exaggerated (hey thats what younger school life was like) you can actually relate to these characters. and a lot of the episodes have quite a deep story to them as well. as soon as i find these cartoons on DVD i definitely am buying them.


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