- Posted on 12/31/2010 by Lisa
Happy New Year, TeenNick-ers! If you stay up late tonight, be sure to roll out of bed by noon (eastern time) tomorrow, because that's when Every Degrassi Ever Weekends start.
I picked out a few more photos from our Degrassi archives:
Jimmy & Ashley, Marco & Ellie, Toby & Kendra, Manny & Craig, Emma & Sean... These pics feel like a reminder of how complicated relationships are, especially on TV. Which couple from Degrassi's early seasons is your favorite?
- Posted on 12/30/2010 by Lisa
We'll be stuffing your TV with serious amounts of Degrassi this weekend. (Every Degrassi Ever weekends start at noon et on Saturday!)
Yesterday I posted a bunch of cute, smiley Degrassi photos, so today I found some serious ones to balance things out.
Want more classic Degrassi pics? Come back tomorrow. :)
- Posted on 12/29/2010 by Lisa
Check out how smiley and huggable the Degrassi kids looked back in the day. So many rosy pink cheeks! So much cuteness!
It makes me wish I had a time machine so I could go back and give them all some serious life advice. ("Manny, don't sleep with Craig." "J.T., if you ever see anybody peeing on your car, RUN AWAY.")
What advice would you give these huggable l'il Degrassi-ites?
- Posted on 12/28/2010 by Lisa
"Every Degrassi Ever" Weekends start this Saturday. In the meantime, I've got more classic Degrassi pics for you.
Ooh, Paige and Jimmy are making out! (And Ashley doesn't look too thrilled about that.)
Remember the good old days, before Degrassi had uniforms?
Aww, little J.T.! Little Toby!
- Posted on 12/27/2010 by Lisa
Kick off the new year, Degrassi style! Starting on Saturday, 1/1/1,1 at noon et, TeenNick is bringing you "Every Degrassi Ever" Weekends. To prepare for all the episodes coming our way, I'm going to post some classic Degrassi pics in the blog this week. Here goes...
Please note that Emma has dolphins on her pants.
So... who's ready for a Degrassi new year?
- Posted on 12/25/2010 by Mary
We at TeenNick wish you Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and Happily Ever After Your Whole Life Long!
And, good news! We picked your names out of the Secret Santa hat, so here's your prezzie... a new Degrassi poster! It looks like this:
This way you can print those out and put 'em together to make your very own Deg-oration. Oh my God, I just said Deg-oration, clearly I need to stop working and go to Australia. Have a GREAT holiday, enjoy your winter break, I hope it snows only exactly as much as you want it to, and I hope all of your wishes come true forever. Unless you make bad wishes.
Enjoy your new poster!
- Posted on 12/15/2010 by Lisa
It's Day 3 of the Degrassi Boys celebration, time to celebrate...
Anya described Wesley as "the type of guy that girls love." He's super-sweet, he's not fake, and if you win him at a bachelor auction, he'll save up his allowance till he can afford to rent a limo for your date. He's THAT nice.
My favorite things about Wesley are that he's a really good friend (I still can't believe he forgave Dave after the taser incident) and he's really funny. Exhibit A: His election-themed rap:
I love this Wesley quote from when Drew's trying to teach him about girls:
Drew: "If you wanna impress Anya so she'll bid on you at the bachelor auction you're gonna need one thing."
Wesley: "A bowtie!"
What are your favorite Wesley moments, quotes, or election-themed rap lyrics? Post them in the comments. And check out our full Wesley Playlist for more chuckle-worthy and cringe-worthy Wesley videos.
Oh, Wesley. You are proof that a boy can be awkward and awesome at the same time.
- Posted on 12/14/2010 by Mary
Day 2 of our celebration of the spirit of Degrassi Boys brings us....
Though he first came into our lives as the spoiled son-of-a-principal who showed everyone Manny's boobs and was preeetty much responsible for Sean going to jail, Peter has redeemed himself in fits and starts over the years. There was that time he emotionally supported Darcy through the aftermath of her rape, the way he was there for Emma when she struggled with an eating disorder... and of course, what one could argue was his most impressive act of selflessness: standing by Riley and keeping a secret after Riley misunderstood their friendship and tried to kiss him.
Plus there was that whole thing where he met his little sister and kissed her little baby head:
Look at him kiss that baby's head! He's such a sweet little baby-head-kisser! It's not fair that Peter kept losing girlfriends to other continents (and meth habits), but it's always nice to see him looking so contented and sage-like behind the counter at the Dot.
What was your favorite Peter moment, quote, or button-down shirt? Drop it in the comments! And you can also check out our full Peter Playlist with a bounty of Peter-y episodes and clips. Enjoy!
- Posted on 12/13/2010 by Mary
'Tis the season! Whatever holiday(s) are on your mind right now, we're adding one to the list: the joyful, boytastic, and utterly non-denominational celebration of Degrassi Manhood that is...
Every day for the next 12 days we'll be rhapsodizing about the specimens of Degrassi boyhood who made 2010 shine so brightly.
Our first Boy of Degrassi is... ♥Spinner♥.
In his own special, Spinner-y way, he's been an embodiment of what Degrassi is about. Remember when he was a homophobe... but learned to get over it for Marco's sake? The time he battled cancer and won? And all those times he messed up, but sought and found the forgiveness of his friends?
And of course we mustn't forget his "health food" boners; his hair (and his other hair, and his other other hair); the way he said "She used me for my body"; ... and of course, that time he married Emma (!). What have been your favorite Spinner moments/quotes/storylines? Drop them in the comments... let's have a Spinner party!
We leave you with this classic Spinner scene -- classic because it involves his charming candidness, an oh-so-Spinner reference to his junkular area, and a demonstration of that hard-won best buds forever bromance with Jimmy that always touched our hearts.
Also, the part where he flexes those guns doesn't suck.
Enjoy more Spinner-vision in our 12 Boys of Degrassi: Spinner playlist... chock full of Spinner moments and full episodes from the highlights of his tenure.
Keep calm though, because excitement makes him fart.
- Posted on 12/10/2010 by Mary
Degrassi working with Free the Children in Kenya; photo courtesy Charlotte Arnold
I know the rest of us are bummed we didn't win the sweepstakes, but when you read this interview with Kerri, I don't think you'll be sad that she won.
Kerri and two friends will be taking a trip with Free the Children, an organization "driven by over 1 million shamelessly idealistic youth" who build schools and other infrastructure in countries that desperately need them. In fact, Free the Children was founded by a 12 year old and his friends back in 1995 -- just the kind of guy who would be showing up on the HALO Awards now.
The Degrassi cast has gone on Free the Children trips for years... and now Kerri will be joining Degrassi stars on a trip that will change not just their lives, but the lives of children in need. Here's what Kerri has to say about it!
Congratulations!! What was the tweet was that you won with?
It said "I HALO by being part of an organization that helps youth with mental health problems."
Can you tell us a little about that organization?
It's called Youth Speaking Out, and they run as part of a group called Parent Support Network in Rhode Island. My boyfriend was actually in it since he was 8, and then when we started dating he was like, "I'd really like you to come with me." I was like, "OK Sure, I'll see what it's all about." I wish that they were more well known because they really do a lot of helpful stuff.
They used to only meet once a month because they didn't have enough money, but they just went back to being once a week, so we go every Thursday.
A lot of [the kids there] are from group homes. Or they used to be in group homes, and now they're sharing their experiences and try to help [the others] deal with the situations they're in. So they include people [like me] who aren't from that... I listen to the kids, to hear what it's like, [and I offer] the perspective of someone who's not in a group home.
And you're studying to be a medical assistant, so you can help people for a living?
Yeah. It's funny, when I went to my first week of classes they asked me where I saw myself with my degree in five years, and I told them I'd really like to be in another country helping less fortunate people with my medical degree. And now I'm going somewhere!
Have you been a Degrassi fan for a long time?
Uh, yeah. Since I was in like 7th grade. I've never stopped watching it.
Who are your favorite characters?
I always liked JT, but then I was so upset when he died, I was crying. And then I told myself every time they came up with new characters, "I'm never going to like anybody as much as I liked him. He was just the best character."
And then this season came out and now Eli's on it. I like him. [laughs] And so does everybody else. And I really like Jessica Tyler, she has such a good singing voice.
And don't you get to bring two friends? Who are you going to take?
Yup, I'm going to take my boyfriend and my friend Kathy, because she always talks about how she's always wanted to be in Africa. And she's like "I'll never get to go, it costs so much money." [Since Africa's on the list of places we could end up going,] I called her and was like "You're coming with me."
It's so crazy, I never win anything! When they called me I said, "Is this a joke?" I can't win tickets off the radio, but I can win something as big and life-changing as this!