• Degrassi Interview: Charlotte Arnold (aka Holly J)!

    Posted on 04/20/2011 by Mary

    Would Degrassi's Charlotte Arnold (aka Holly J) ever consider dating a fan? And what's the "Sunshine Lounge"? Find out in part 2 of her photo shoot interview:

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

    What about you... would you date a Degrassi fan? ;)

  • Degrassi Spirit Week: Do Not Disturb, Watching Degrassi!

    Posted on 04/20/2011 by Mary

    Degrassi Spirit Week

    Happy Degrassi Spirit Week Wednesday! This is your last chance to Show Us Your Degrassi, so get on that!

    And... here's a little prezzie we made you for the finale! It fits nicely as your Facebook profile pic, or you could print it out and hang it up wherever you want it, or... just look at it and smile. (To grab this, right click or ctrl-click the image and choose "save image as" or similar.)

    Do Not Disturb - Watching Degrassi facebook banner
    Do Not Disturb - Watching Degrassi banner for yr Facebook!

    Two more days til "Drop the World, pt. 2"... get ready!

  • Degrassi Spirit Week: HAIKU!

    Posted on 04/19/2011 by Lisa

    Haiku poems are typically about nature, but since it's Degrassi Spirit Week, let's write about Degrassi instead! If you're not familiar with haiku, they're little poems that have five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the last line.

    I wrote a few examples:

    Where did Kendra go?
    Spinner's little sister met
    Degrassi's black hole.

    Jenna and K.C. --
    Imagine them as parents.
    I'm scared for baby.

    Season 10's big star
    Had no lines to memorize.
    Morty, we love you!

    Post yours in the comments, or tweet them with the hashtag #degrassihaiku. We'll retweet a few of our faves.

  • Overheard on the Degrassi season finale...

    Posted on 04/19/2011 by Mary

    "Hell, no risk of pregnancy? I'm in!" -- ???

    Lulz... who do you think is stoked on not getting (or getting someone else) pregnant? Drop your guesses in the comments, and find out if you were right Friday night!

  • Happy Degrassi Spirit Week!

    Posted on 04/18/2011 by Mary

    Degrassi Spirit Week

    It's Day 1 of Degrassi Spirit Week, leading up to this Friday's season finale! First off, don't forget to Show Us Your Degrassi!

    And secondly, here's a fresh Facebook taggable picture for you (complete with Zane). Which of your friends is the Clare, which is the Jenna, and who's a total Eli? Drop this on your Facebook and tag 'em up. (To grab this, right click or ctrl-click the image and choose "save image as" or similar.)


    A new Degrassi taggable for Facebook!

    Join us every day this week in the blog for new Degrassi Spirit Week activities!

  • Degrassi Season Finale Sneak Peek Pictures!

    Posted on 04/18/2011 by Mary

    Degrassi's Clare in Drop the World pt. 2
    Degrassi's Clare in Drop the World, pt. 2

    Click here to see all of this week's sneak peek pictures from Drop the World, pt. 2... plenty of surprises to come, Friday night at 9!

  • Degrassi: The Death Card

    Posted on 04/17/2011 by Mary

    As we lead into the season finale for Degrassi: In Too Deep, I've seen some people mentioning the Death card that Clare pulled waaaay back when in the carnival promo. Which reminded me that I totally snuck into the "fortune teller's tent" on the set of that shoot and took this picture, which I never got a chance to share with you. So here it is!


    Degrassi Carnival Promo - The Death Tarot Card

    And while looking for it, I also stumbled on these pics of everyone messing around with the giant snakes that were on set that day.

    Degrassi's Aislinn Paul, Munro Chambers, and some very large snakes
    Degrassi's Aislinn Paul, Munro Chambers and some very large snakes

    Degrassi's Charlotte Arnold, snake charmer
    Degrassi's Charlotte Arnold, snake charmer.

    Joe Pappalardo
    TeenNick producer Joe P, rocking the snakes as they were intended to be rocked

    Mary Chen
    Me, rocking the snakes with invisible but very real enthusiasm, I swear to God.

  • Gigantic OMG: Walt's Gut Vomit Song

    Posted on 04/17/2011 by Mary

    Here, use this OMG moment video clip to pretend that Tony Oller is singing you a song about how he can't get you out of his head.

    Time well spent.

  • Degrassi OMG: Jenna vs. KC

    Posted on 04/16/2011 by Mary

    "This isn't about cravings and playlists, KC. This is REAL!"

    Do you think Jenna was right to go off on KC, or is she being too hard on him?

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi and Gigantic

    Posted on 04/15/2011 by Mary

    Tons of great info on all of this week's Degrassi songs from their music supervisor! Check it out... (his quotes in italics).

    Kopek music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Sin City " by Kopek
    From Eli's scene out in the abandoned church with Julia's picture.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This gritty rock track was begging for Eli to take out his shotgun. Another superb Eli moment, we're wondering what he's up to, and whether he really means to pull the trigger or not. 'Sin City' blows away all his reasoning, and we're left with the beast inside - and we're left wondering if Clare is next. "

    "Amazing" by The Red Directors
    From that first scene, as Eli goes to the bookstore to pick up his copy of Gothic Tales.
    "The Red Directors had just started writing songs as a band when we found them. We had actually used this song in the background of episode 1038, and the editors and producers loved it so much they decided it was worth a superb feature use. The song's vibe and inspiration is perfect for Eli, his excitement, accomplishment, sheer joy! "

    "This Kind of Love" by Latch Key Kid
    The song Clare likes because it's "happy, like springtime."
    "This musical moment went through some rigmarole, but in the end this song fit perfectly with what was happening. We are big fans of Latch Key Kid and we're really happy he's such a good fit with the show. Go back and listen to his track in the Degrassi Takes Manhattan special!"

    "Heart of Gold" by You Say Party! We Say Die!
    From the E-Clare "I think we need a breather" scene.
    "We've been big fans of You Say Party! for a long while, then we realized their tracks would be perfect in the show, especially for such an emotional moment. The entire XXXX album (and the subsequent remixes) deserve to be heard - check out the whole album! "

    Jonathan Clay music on TeenNick's Gigantic

    • "Get You Out" by Jonathan Clay
    • "Time to Wake Up" by Carly Patterson

    You can hear samples of both songs over on the Gigantic page.