Mayor Fitzhugh

Mayor Phillip Fitzhugh is a character and antagonist from Recess. He is the town mayor.

Personality and Appearance[]

A stereotypical corrupt politician, Fitzhugh's actions are always motivated by a desire for re-election rather than any real ideology.

He shows a marked disinterested in the children of constituents and quite willing to lend his support to harsh punishments, even to the point of hypocrisy (as seen in The Biggest Trouble Ever), where he tried to severely punish the gang for climbing on the statue of Thadeus T Third the 3rd until he was shamed by Thadeus T Third the 5th who showed the town an old photo of him as a child trying to 'deliberately' break the statue.

Fitzhugh has grey hair and a pointy nose, a presumably deliberate visual reference to Richard Nixon. He regularly dresses in a blue suit with a white shirt and red tie.

Interestingly in Yes Mikey, Santa Does Shave he has black hair, while in Biggest Trouble Ever he is shown with gray hair.


  • Mayor Fitzhugh (along with Dr. Slicer, Tad White, and Dr. Benedict) is one of the more villainous antagonists to have appeared, at one point going attempting to move all six of the Recess gang to different schools!.He also threatened the recess gang that he would sew them back to the Stone Age.
  • Mayor Fitzhugh middle name is Phillip.
  • Mayor Fitzhugh also threat to sue the gang when they ask him about their playground balls.