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"Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye" is the second segment of the sixth episode of Recess.


Speedy, the class hamster, dies, so the kids decide to have a funeral, which doesn't go as planned.


The episode begins with T.J. and friends playing with their beloved class pet hamster, Speedy. Vince gives him some distilled water from the science lab and and Gus fills his food bowl with his favorite garlic croutons. When school lets out for the weekend, the kids say goodbye to Speedy and T.J. states while the other classes have their pets, they're proud to have Speedy. Monday morning as class starts, Mikey goes over to see Speedy, but when Speedy doesn't wake up and hasn't eaten his croutons they realize that Speedy has passed away over the weekend, much to Mikey's dismay.

Later on the playground, while Spinelli wants to play kickball, T.J. and the others are heartbroken about their hamster friend. It is then T.J. decides to plan a funeral for their departed friend.

During the funeral, as King Bob directs the proceeding, a few other people show up to pay their respects, including the high school football team, the bus drivers and the Mayor. As Speedy is placed in his grave, Spinelli jumps in stating that she loved Speedy the whole time. As King Bob's bodyguards pull her out, Spinelli accidentally causes Speedy's corpse to fall out of the shoebox he was placed in. Suddenly Spinelli discovers a spot under Speedy's chin that she never noticed before? It is their that Gretchen discovers that the hamster in the picture that the mayor had brought is a female, when the Speedy she always knew was a male, confirming that they're not the same hamster. Everyone is confused, when Miss Grotke confesses that when the school was first built, every fourth grade class has had a hamster named Speedy, but the teachers weren't sure how the kids would react when said hamster died, so they would secretly replace it with a new one before any of them find out.

Realizing this, everyone decides to leave, but T.J. stops them and states that even though this hamster wasn't there's didn't change the fact of how they all felt about them and what they taught them and they decide to honor all the hamsters they knew as King Bob declares the grave "The Tomb of the Unknown Speedy". The episode ends, with a montage of all the Speedy's throughout the school's history.

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  • When increasingly older people show up, it's very clear something is wrong.
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RecessRecess: School's Out/SoundtrackRecess: All Growed DownRecess: Taking the Fifth GradeRecess: Miracle on Third StreetVideography"Lax" (Lilo & Stitch: The Series crossover episode)"Codename: Electric Haircut" (Fillmore! crossover episode)
T.J. DetweilerVince LaSalleAshley SpinelliMikey BlumbergGretchen GrundlerGus GriswaldCaptain BradleyCornchip GirlThe KindergartnersThe DiggersHustler KidGuru KidErwin LawsonMiss GrotkeMuriel FinsterBecky DetweilerDr. Phillium BenedictMenloBrockPeter PricklyKojakMiss SalamoneButchAshley ArmbrusterAshley BouletAshley QuinlanAshley TomassianFenwickBrandon the SingerGelmanKing BobChuckoJockoRandall WeemsKing Freddie IICheaySpencerThe MegansThe BrittanysThe TylersBob and Flo Spinelli
Season One: "The Break In" • "The New Kid" • "The Experiment" • "The Great Jungle Gym Standoff" • "Jinxed" • "Officer Mikey" • "First Name Ashley" • "To Finster with Love" • "King Gus" • "Big Brother Chad" • "My Fair Gretchen" • "Speedy, We Hardly Knew Ye" • "I Will Kick No More Forever" • "The Kid Came Back" • "The Pest" • "The Legend of Big Kid" • "The Box" • "The Trial" • "Teacher's Lounge" • "Randall's Reform" • "Rainy Days" • "The Great Can Drive" • "The Voice" • "Kids in the Mist" • "Parents' Night" • "Swing on Thru to the Other Side"

Season Two: "The Break-up" • "The Hypnotist" • "Mama's Girl" • "Outcast Ashley" • "The Game" • "The Lost Ball" • "Gus' Last Stand" • "Operation Field Trip" • "The Challenge" • "Wild Child" • "The Substitute" • "Gretchen and the Secret of Yo" • "The Girl Was Trouble" • "Copycat Kid" • "Operation Stuart" • "Pharaoh Bob" • "The Story of Whomps" • "Weekend at Muriel's" • "Economics of Recess" • "Omega Kids" • "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave" • "Bad Hair Day" • "Dance Lessons" • "Principal for a Day" • "The Beauty Contest"
Season Three: "One Stayed Clean" • "A Genius Among Us" • "The First Picture Show" • "The Big Prank" • "Hustler's Apprentice" • "The Spy Who Came in from the Playground" • "Dodgeball City" • "A Career to Remember" • "Gus' Fortune" • "Rumor Mill" • "Recess is Cancelled" • "Tattletale Heart" • "Kindergarten Derby" • "The Bet" • "The Madness of King Bob" • "Call Me Guy" • "Space Cadet" • "Stand Up Randall" • "Prickly is Leaving" • "Randall's Friends" • "Gus and Misdemeanors" • "A Science Fair to Remember" • "That Stinking Feeling" • "My Funny Valentines" • "Mikey's Pants" • "Here Comes Mr. Perfect" • "Good Luck Charm" • "Diggers Split Up" • "Schoolworld" • "Bachelor Gus" • "The Dude" • "Partners in Crime" • "The Candidates" • "This Brain for Hire" • "The Barnaby Boys" • "Buried Treasure" • "The Library Kid" • "The Ratings Game" • "Spinelli's Masterpiece" • "Nobody Doesn't Like T.J." • "A Great State Fair" • "The A.V. Kid" • "Yope from Norway" • "Bonky Fever" • "Don't Ask Me" • "The Secret Life of Grotke" • "The Fuss Over Finster" • "Soccer Kid" • "Fort Tender" • "Germ Warfare" • "More Like Gretchen" • "Prince Randall" • "Me No Know" • "Good Ole T.J." • "Chez Vince" • "Tucked in Mikey" • "Old Folks Home" • "Some Friend"
Season Four: "The Coolest Heatwave Ever" • "No Strings Attached" • "Beyond a Reasonable Scout" • "The C Note" • "The Army Navy Game" • "Big Ol' Mikey" • "The Principals of Golf" • "All the Principal's Men" • "Lawson and his Crew"
Season Five: "Terrifying Tales of Recess" • "Kurst the Not So Bad" • "League of Randalls" • "Mundy, Mundy" • "Lost Leader"

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