Who ever thought a Saturday morning cartoon show would be our first introduction to sociology and political theory? Yes, it's true that Recess revolved around six clichéd fourth graders in an uber-clichéd environment but the saving grace to the show was that it featured a fully functioning society equipped with laws, a social hierarchy, and all that good stuff Marx liked writing about.

Thoroughly more evolved than the chaos of supporting characters in most children's shows, the supporting cast in Recess provided the structure to the gang's agency. If it wasn't for that, the show would have totally whomped (as T.J. Detweiler would say).