• IT'S JAY DAY!

    Posted on 05/01/2011 by Mary

    This year... right now... May Day is Jay Day!

    The day we randomly, for no particular reason -- other than that we saw #JayDay getting discussed by Degrassi fans (such as @DegrassiDaily and @HeatherPoulette) on Twitter a lot and we're as obsessed with Jay as anyone and come on, Mike Lobel is stupid hot -- talk a whole heck of a lot about Jay and how awesome he was/is and how much we LOVED the Degrassi Mini where his secret identity was revealed:

    Before Fitz, or Owen, or even DiMarco... there was Jay.
    Brooding...
    Untrustworthy (at first)...
    Kinda skeevy in a hot way...
    Resourceful if not academically successful...
    And frankly kind of a d-bag for a couple years there and did some messed up stuff that we have decided to pretend never happened because we like Mike Lobel...

    And also because he was: Funny...
    Irreverent...
    Occasionally responsible...
    Good with cars...
    A decent friend... sometimes... eventually...
    And a big ol' softie when it came down to it.

    Tell us in the comments, what do YOU love about Jay?

    If you had to choose between Jay and waffles with ice cream, which would you choose?

    How many Jays would it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    If a Jay fell in the woods and there was no one there to hear, would he make out with me?

    Remember that time I told Mike Lobel I loved him and he was cool about it because he's so nice?

    What would you wear on your first date with Jay?

    What's your favorite color shirt for Jay to wear?

    Remember how saucy he was in the "On the Set" video from Degrassi Goes Hollywood?

    How many times do you want to watch "Redemption Song" (the one where Jay goes to Bible camp) right now?

    Is JayDay weirding you out? It's ok. You can just close your eyes and pretend it's not happening while the rest of us dance around the Jay fire in coveralls and practice our fancy British accents and our knowing smirks.

    OH LOOK! Here are way too many pictures of Jay!

    Jay Hogart and Emma Nelson, in nature
    Jay Hogart and Emma Nelson, in nature.

    Jay Hogart, about to melt the lockers with his hotness
    Jay Hogart (or is that Mike Lobel?), about to melt the lockers with his hotness.

    Mike Lobel and Cassie Steele, BFF
    Mike Lobel, ruining a camera's life because it will never take a picture that hot again (left) and with BFF Cassie Steele (right).

    Jay Hogart with Manny and Alex
    Jay Hogart and his lucky leading ladies

    Jay Hogart, Emma, Ellie, and the car.
    Did we mention he's good with cars?

    Jay Hogart alone, and with JT's body
    Jay Hogart, in one of the most oft-cited "most intense moments" of Degrassi

  • Spring-y Quizzes!

    Posted on 04/26/2011 by Mary

    Did you see all the Spring Quizzes we have? (Click here for them if you haven't!

    I'm a baby panda (YES!):

    Which Baby Animal Are You TeenNick Quiz B aby Panda badge
    YES! I am totally a Baby Panda

    And my slow dance song is Taylor Swift's "Our Song":

    What's Your Slow Dance Song TeenNick Quiz
    Taylor Swift's "Our Song" is MY song!

    And now I'm gonna go take the rest of the quizzes...

    What did you get?

  • R.I.P. Morty

    Posted on 04/25/2011 by Mary

    Oh Morty.

    You probably smelled weird, guzzled way too much gas, and your repairs were no doubt frequent, costly, and time-consuming -- not to mention the whole "eugh" factor of your uh, former job...

    But you were a goodly little (big) hearse, and we will miss your presence on Degrassi.

    Fare thee well, old friend (and I do mean OLD), as you join all those other dearly departed whom you used to ferry to their final resting places.

    RIP, Degrassi's Morty
    Morty, Clare, and Eli, in happier times, on Degrassi

    Please add any words of remembrance you'd like to share in the comments.

  • Degrassi OMG: Growing Apart

    Posted on 04/23/2011 by Lisa

    "You scare me, Eli. I can't be around you." I just rewatched this scene, and it still upsets me:

    If you don't see a video above this sentence, click here to watch it.

    The moment when Clare realizes that Eli crashed Morty for her is so disturbing. (The idea that Eli thought an awesome, self-confident, intelligent girl like Clare would be impressed by that shows how messed up in the head he is right now, doesn't it?) And when he grabbed her arm, I felt terrified for her.

    Do you think Eli will get help? Or is he headed to an even scarier place? I guess we'll find out this summer...

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Coming to TeenNick!

    Posted on 04/23/2011 by Mary

    Next month, Buffy hits TeenNick.

    Either that sentence gave you heart palpitations of super-stokedness (as it did for me and Lisa), or you are one of the luckiest people on Earth... because you're about to discover one of the best TV shows.

    Ever.

    BTVS is coming to TeenNick in May
    BTVS is coming to TeenNick in May

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi

    Posted on 04/22/2011 by Lisa

    Here's a list of the songs from Drop the World, pt. 2:

    Digital Daggers music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Head Over Heels" by Digital Daggers
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.

    "Shake Suga Shake" by Codi Jordan

    "Running" by The Jefferson

    "Ignite" by Ali Pierre

    "Stupid Boy" by Lisha Cash

    "A Little Bit (reloaded)" by Alexz Johnson

    "Big Love" by Parlovr

    "Don't Be Deceived" by Philip LaRue

  • Degrassi: Drop the World, pt. 2 - Let's break it down.

    Posted on 04/22/2011 by Mary

    SPOILAGE BELOW. Click here to watch the full "Drop the World, pt. 2" episode before reading any further!

    Clare reacts to Eli on Degrassi: In Too Deep, Drop the World pt. 2
    Clare reacts to Eli on Degrassi: In Too Deep, Drop the World pt. 2

    1) Well... those of us lucky enough not to get the finale spoiled for us sure did get a scare tonight... what did you think??

    2) I know some people were feeling kind of anti-Clare because of her pulling away from Eli... but you've gotta admit, staying with someone out of fear for how they'll handle it probably is a horrible basis for a relationship. Given how unstable Eli was in these last two episodes... do you think Clare Clare really could have stayed with him?

    3) I have to admit I kind of didn't get why Anya was so insistent that Holly J needed to know about Fiona's crush on her. Obviously spilling the beans behind her back was not the best Friend Move ever, but... do you think Anya was right that Holly J needed to know about the crush?

    4) How would you handle it (or have you handled it) if someone whom you loved as a friend -- but whom you could never be romantically interested in -- had a crush on you?

    5) You know, for some reason it only dawned on me in this episode, as I was wondering why Bianca was at the "bachelor party" -- Bianca has zero female friends. Unless those other girls in the background of the scene were friends of hers. I know some girls just prefer guys as friends... would you be comfortable at a party where you were the only girl/guy?

    6) Eeeeee Degrassi's coming back this summer! High five!

  • See the First Scene of Friday's Degrassi

    Posted on 04/21/2011 by Lisa

    If you can't possibly wait till tomorrow to see the first scene of Drop the World, pt. 2... here you go.

    (If you don't see a video just above this text, click here to watch it.)

    If you were Clare, how bad would you be freaking out right now?

    Watch the rest, FRIDAY NIGHT AT 9pm ET!

  • Show Us Your Degrassi!

    Posted on 04/21/2011 by Mary

    Degrassi Spirit Week

    We asked you to Show Us Your Degrassi... check out some of the Degrassi-tastic stuff you sent in!

    journeySinger made an entire Degrassi: Whatever It Takes board game, SO EPIC! It starts at Degrassi and ends at Toronto U, and you collect "plot lines" along the way, and, "There's a spot on the board for a Coyne toss. Get it?" (And the coin is a Canadian penny!) Check journeySinger's profile for more pictures!
    I<3degrassi &eli clare synthesized the current state of all of the Degrassi love quadrangles and pentagons into this handy schematic. So convenient!
    Our very own quizzer and blogger Lisa made a pair of crafty Degrassi shoes.
    Nee is a prolific Show Us Your Degrassi-er... on her profile, there are sketches of many Degrassi characters plus two different collages on her walls (next to all her Harry Potter stuff, but of course).
    ClocheDoux made this "Incarnations of Degrassi" graphic, drawing the parallels between season 3 and season 10 characters. So much to discuss here... such as Craig being currently incarnated as Fiona and Eli! And Paige being a little bit Bianca, a little bit Holly J. I'm sure there's much for fans to debate here...
    And alyx_withay drew this portrait of Wesley / Spencer Van Wyck looking ever so wide-eyed and sweet, like Wesley always does.
  • Degrassi Interview: Munro Chambers (Eli)!

    Posted on 04/20/2011 by Mary

    (If you can't see the video above these words, click here to watch.

    Here, write this on your hand before your next first date... priceless dating advice from Munro Chambers:
    Wear deodorant.
    Brush teeth.
    Don't be creep.

    Have you anything to add to the list?