"The Game" is the first segment of the sixteenth episode of Recess.
A new craze called 'Ajimbo' sweeps across the playground, brainwashing all the kids at recess. Can T.J. resist and bring back his friends, or will he be swept in as well?
- Ajimbo serves as a thinly-veiled parody of the Pokémon craze in North America (having started in Japan one year earlier), and Ajimbo may be referencing the card game of the franchise. As of July 2011, the craze is still going strong. The television show was dubbed in English by 4Kids (and now dubbed in-house by The Pokémon Company), and was shown on Kids' WB!, which was the biggest competitor to Disney's One Saturday Morning (Disney and Warner Brothers have been competitors since the 1930s) until OSM was terminated in 2002. The second Pokémon movie was supposed to compete with Recess: School's Out as well, but Disney pushed the movie's release back to avoid competition from the franchise.
- From this episode onward, T.J. is voiced by Andy Lawrence.
- This episode shares the same title as an episode of Disney's Aladdin TV series.