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  • Degrassi Fan Favorite: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Posted on 06/14/2013 by Lisa

    This week, we asked fans to vote on Degrassi's best dance episode, and the winner is... Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. We put the full episode online, and it's definitely worth watching.

    Flashback to Eighties Night at Degrassi! There's so much to see in this episode. It includes Jimmy, Spinner, Marco, J.T., Toby, Paige, Liberty, Hazel, Ashley, Terri, Emma, Manny, and lots of other Degrassians, all decked out in their best '80s fashions. (Yes, this is the one where Jimmy dresses up as Michael Jackson.)

    Watch the full episode here:

    Emma and Manny
    "We haven't had this much fun since... well, EVER." - Manny, after sneaking into the seniors' dance.

    Spinner, Paige, and Hazel
    "You are goin' down, homie. I am so pumped. I can nail this." - Spinner, before competing in the dance off.

    Eighties Night is a Degrassi dance to remember... and we also have one to look forward to next week! Don't miss The Time of My Life, an hour-long Degrassi prom and graduation special, Friday, 6/21, at 9pm et / 6pm pt.

  • Degrassi: The Best First Date Episode Winner!

    Posted on 05/03/2013 by Lisa

    The winner of this week's Fan Favorite Friday poll is Sean and Emma's first date, as seen in "Friday Night." (Eclare's first date was a close second.) Watch the full episode of "Friday Night" online:

    Sean and Emma are my all-time favorite Degrassi couple, and I love getting to revisit the episode where they first got together. It's crazy to think that even a soulmate-level relationship like theirs begins with the line, "Maybe we could hang out."

    Next week, we've got another poll coming your way! Like Degrassi on Facebook so you won't miss out.

  • Degrassi Flashback: Miriam McDonald (Emma)

    Posted on 01/03/2011 by Lisa

    Emma!Join us as we revisit a classic IM-terview with Miriam McDonald from 2005, and "aww" at some old Emma pics.

    Note from Mary: Just so you know, the reason Miriam calls me a gorilla at first is because my display name says "Gorilla." It wasn't, like, a diss about how hairy I am. I'm pretty sure.


    -Miriam-: yoyo gorilla!!
    The-Mary: hey Miriam!
    -Miriam-: hiii wasssup?
    The-Mary: hiiiiiiii! ok ok. So what did you shoot today? that you can tell us about, I guess
    -Miriam-: umm okay without divulging any big secrets we did a hilllllarious scene in a movie theatre involving ryan cooley and a root beer!
    The-Mary: oh dear. What's Emma up to these days?
    -Miriam-: to be totally honest i don't really know what they have in store for Emma this season. She is constantly changing though so i'm sure there will be some spicy surprises!
    The-Mary: SPICY!
    -Miriam-: spicy is my word
    The-Mary: so in today's scene... were you allowed to crack up for it, or did you have to keep a straight face?
    -Miriam-: OMG i was laughing soo hard but luckily i was supposed to so it was all good!
    The-Mary: which is harder: keeping a straight face when something's hilarious, or crying on cue?
    -Miriam-: for me crying on cue is not too difficult because i am really good at staying focused on something emotional. Comedic scenes need a different, less intense sort of focus so it's easy to crack up!
    -Miriam-: but then i just slap myself
    The-Mary: ha, literally?
    -Miriam-: quite literally! hahah i'm odd, i'll admit!
    The-Mary: ok, we need on-set dirt: who smells the best out of the cast?
    -Miriam-: oooooooooh ME!!!!!! honestly i'm obsessed with vanilla lotion! hhaahhaa but i'm not gonna build up my odour cuz that would be conceited..... so....... maybe aubrey!?
    The-Mary: so, do you have a boyfriend?
    -Miriam-: no, and i go through phases when i'm like okay i really want a boyfriend, but more often i love having independence so i am very happy to be single!
    -Miriam-: for now
    The-Mary: so when are you coming back to NY???
    -Miriam-: SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and honestly i am more excited than life
    The-Mary: you heart it?
    -Miriam-: june 18 or sumthin for the season 2 DVD!
    The-Mary: oh RAD!
    -Miriam-: omg yes, i <3 NYC
    The-Mary: where else on the planet do you want to go the most?
    -Miriam-: hmmmm go or live.......Live is LA or NYC and go.......maybe Australia
    -Miriam-: i want to try surfing sooo desparately
    The-Mary: oh man... if you live in LA you'll be all set -- malibu miriam. totally.
    -Miriam-: yayayayayay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pleaaaaase!!! that would be a dream
    The-Mary: ok, more random questions: do Stefan and Amanda [Mr. Simpson and Emma's mom] ever give you advice, having "grown up" on Degrassi themselves?
    -Miriam-: well amanda reminds me to turn my mic off when i go to bathroom, and stefan just jokes around all the time
    -Miriam-: but they also teach us about their experiences with mall tours back in the day and how not to get bad press!
    The-Mary: oh nice! that's very handy. lindsay lohan should have such friends.
    -Miriam-: LOL should she ever!
    -Miriam-: but at the same time if it weren't for her "bad press" we wouldn't hear about her all that much and she wouldn't be as huge as she is. so maybe she does have it right??
    The-Mary: Good point!
    The-Mary: ok, one more really weird question

    -Miriam-: ask anything
    The-Mary: have you ever met the person who played the baby emma on the original degrassi? or did they just use a doll? i forget.
    The-Mary: i'm sorry, my mind is weird.

    -Miriam-: nono she is real! and i have not met her but she does exist and i would love to meet her and have like, this emotional reunion type deal
    The-Mary: that would be The Best.
    The-Mary: OK, i think i've bugged you enough today...thanks SO much miriam, you're awesome
    The-Mary: have a great day

    -Miriam-: no problem!! see ya lata

  • Emma and Spinner got MARRIED!

    Posted on 07/20/2010 by Lisa

    I've been watching the results of today's TeenNick poll, and it seems like the world is pretty evenly divided between people who are happy Spinner and Emma got together, and people who think they're a terrible match. Check out these photos from their wedding day (and this video, if you haven't seen it!) and sigh or cringe as you see fit.

    Spike and Snake walking Emma down the aisle

    Jay in a purple tie. *sigh*

    Look at them staring dreamily into each other's eyes!

    Rockin' out, wedding-style.

    Awwwwwwww....

    No matter what you think of them as a couple, don't you just love beachy outdoor weddings? Yay for standing barefoot in the sand with someone you love. :)

  • Are friend breakups worse than the bf/gf kind?

    Posted on 06/30/2010 by Lisa

    Best friends forever?Remember "Against All Odds," the Season 3 Degrassi episode where Emma and Manny decide not to be friends anymore? (If not, check it out tonight @ 7:30pm.) Their "breakup" is pretty harsh.

    It's hard to watch girls who've been best friends for years have a conversation like this:

    Emma: You don't want to be friends?
    Manny: Not with a stuck-up prude princess.
    Emma: Good, because I don't want to be friends with the school slut.

    Have you ever been through a friend breakup? (Feel free to share your story if it's not too painful.)
    Did you and your ex-friend ever become friends again?

  • Degrassi: Reasons Not to Cheat

    Posted on 06/08/2010 by Mary

    Sisters Before MistersRemember that time on Degrassi that Liberty -- organized, conscientious Liberty -- kind of sort of kissed Emma's boyfriend Damien? Just goes to show that all kinds of people can find themselves tempted to do such things. So just in case you ever find yourself in that position, here are three good reasons...

    Why Not To Kiss Your Friend's Boyfriend (Even If He's Amazing and Even If You and the Friend Sometimes Have Weird Underlying Competitive Tendencies) (And Please, Feel Free to Switch These Gendered Pronouns with Ones of Your Choosing)

    1) Your friend will find out. They almost always find out. And you know what, even if they don't find out, that means you're faced with the unholy choice of either lying to your friend until the end of time, or confessing to her and reaping the well-deserved spite, loss of trust, and probable gossip.

    2) It's not worth it. As for the two reasons you might think it'd be worth it:
    a) Maybe you and the guy will end up together! BUT -- if you get together before he's officially and unequivocally ended things with his gf/your friend, you will never be able to trust him. You'll have watched him in the act of cheating and lying, and you'll know he's not just capable of it, he's kind of good at it. Sketchy.
    b) Maybe you don't want to end up together -- you just want to have a meaningless make-out. Really, though? You're really willing to risk (or interfere with) a real friendship over a meaningless make-out? That's kind of depressing, when you think about it.

    3) You'll be proud of yourself. You'll hold the moral high ground. And you'll be able to answer future paramour's questions of "have you ever cheated?" with a firm and honest No.

    Have any reasons to add? Drop 'em in the comments.

  • Degrassi: Tag your friends on facebook!

    Posted on 03/26/2010 by Mary

    Who's the Emma in your group of friends, and who's the Manny? Who's the Declan and who's the Holly J? We made some Degrassi photo grids for you to grab and tag your friends on facebook, or wheresoever you prefer tagging your friends. (And invite them over for brand new episodes April 2 at 9p et omg!)

    Way too many people have graced the halls of Degrassi for one grid, so:

    Here's the "new school" version: Holly J, Declan, Fiona, Clare, K.C., Jenna, Sav, Anya, etc.

    And here's the "old school" version: Manny, Ellie, Paige, Marco, Ashley, Emma, Craig, Sean, Jay, Heather Sinclair, etc.