History Fridge / Degrassi

30th Dec '16 11:43:42 AM LookielouE1705
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*The fact that Emma had been been groomed by this pedophile for eight months qualifies as fridge horror in itself. The revelation is practically a throwaway line in the script, and has much less immediate dramatic impact than the horrifying near-rape scene itself, but the experience of being gaslighted and manipulated by a sexual predator for so long, of having one's first sexual feelings exploited and manipulated, of having to doubt one's instincts, one's entire thinking processes, is arguably more damaging than the near-rape itself. No wonder Emma goes from giggly/happy in the pilot to drawn-faced shrewishness thereafter.
30th Dec '16 11:31:16 AM LookielouE1705
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* How much of Emma's early installment save-the-[fill in the blank] meddling/soapboxing can be attributed to her response to having been groomed and manipulated for eight months/almost raped by a pedophile she met over the internet? Emma's misinterpretation of Coach Armstrong's innocent familiarity with Liberty as sexual misconduct can be easily identified as the reaction of a child who was subject herself to long-term grooming under the guise of innocent interaction. How about Emma's opposition to News About Kids' product placement deal? This was an arrangement in which adult outsiders got to sneak their influence under kids' radar by persuading them through trusted new media in exchange for the "bribery" of computer access (via the donation of computers to the media immersion lab). As far as we know Emma's grooming involved only emotional, not material, bribery, but otherwise the parallels to her own manipulation are striking.

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* How much of Emma's early installment save-the-[fill in the blank] meddling/soapboxing can be attributed to her response to having been groomed and manipulated for eight months/almost raped by a pedophile she met over the internet? Emma's misinterpretation of Coach Armstrong's innocent familiarity with Liberty as sexual misconduct can be easily identified as the reaction of a child who was subject herself to long-term grooming under the guise of innocent interaction. How about Emma's opposition to News About Kids' product placement deal? This was an arrangement in which adult outsiders got to sneak their influence under kids' radar by persuading them through trusted new media in exchange for the "bribery" of computer access (via the donation of computers to the media immersion lab). As far as we know Emma's grooming involved only emotional, not material, bribery, but otherwise the parallels to her own manipulation are striking. And Emma's objection to cheerleading on the grounds that it involves girls being led to become unthinking bimbos parallels her own experience of having come into peril through poorly-thought-out sexual experimentation.
30th Dec '16 11:26:27 AM LookielouE1705
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* How much of Emma's early installment save-the-[fill in the blank] meddling/soapboxing can be attributed to her response to having been groomed and manipulated for eight months/almost raped by a pedophile she met over the internet? Emma's misinterpretation of Coach Armstrong's innocent familiarity with Liberty as sexual misconduct can be easily identified as the reaction of a child who was subject herself to long-term grooming under the guise of innocent interaction.

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* How much of Emma's early installment save-the-[fill in the blank] meddling/soapboxing can be attributed to her response to having been groomed and manipulated for eight months/almost raped by a pedophile she met over the internet? Emma's misinterpretation of Coach Armstrong's innocent familiarity with Liberty as sexual misconduct can be easily identified as the reaction of a child who was subject herself to long-term grooming under the guise of innocent interaction. How about Emma's opposition to News About Kids' product placement deal? This was an arrangement in which adult outsiders got to sneak their influence under kids' radar by persuading them through trusted new media in exchange for the "bribery" of computer access (via the donation of computers to the media immersion lab). As far as we know Emma's grooming involved only emotional, not material, bribery, but otherwise the parallels to her own manipulation are striking.
30th Dec '16 11:18:12 AM LookielouE1705
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* How much of Emma's early installment save-the-[fill in the blank] meddling/soapboxing can be attributed to her response to having been groomed and manipulated for eight months/almost raped by a pedophile she met over the internet? Emma's misinterpretation of Coach Armstrong's innocent familiarity with Liberty as sexual misconduct can be easily identified as the reaction of a child who was subject herself to long-term grooming under the guise of innocent interaction.
27th Jun '15 3:43:05 PM Erin582
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* When Luke is first introduced, he is hesitant to be with Jenna because she "tempts" him. Also Becky, his twin sister, just tells Jenna she should stay away from him alltogether. She'd be absolutely right when Luke [[spoiler: sexually assaults Zoey at a party. Even more creepy coincidence, he may not have actually had sex with her, so that stayed true to Luke claiming he is abstinent.]]

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* When Luke is first introduced, he is hesitant to be with Jenna because she "tempts" him. Also Becky, his twin sister, just tells Jenna she should stay away from him alltogether. She'd be absolutely right when Luke [[spoiler: sexually assaults Zoey at a party. Even more creepy coincidence, he may not have actually had sex with her, so that stayed true to Luke claiming he is abstinent.]]
* Also considered FridgeBrilliance, Craig's apparently sudden drug use. Sadly, people with mental disorders like his, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, [[TruthInTelevision often self-medicate with harder drugs instead of the proper prescription drugs out of stigma or inability to obtain/afford the medications they need.
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31st May '15 1:12:29 AM coralina33
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* The lost-and-found's just a big bin, completely unattended on a lonely stretch of hallway?
** Not unlikely, the lost and found bin at my school was the same way.
* How does Fiona get away with drinking so much champagne? Wouldn't her mom notice it was missing? It's not exactly cheap.
** Well, Fiona was living alone half the time.
* Manny's parents being cultirally conservative Catholics causes issues with her being at Degrassi in the first place - Ontario has publicly-funded/free-to-attend Catholic parochial schools [[note]]and only Catholic ones - it's a holdover from a political compromise in the original British North America Acts, not a matter of education policy[[/note]].
* Even if Adam wasn't thinking about [[spoiler:how stupid texting while driving is]], wouldn't he have stopped as soon as he got a signal anyway because of how easily he could've lost it again out there in the sticks?

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* The lost-and-found's just a big bin, completely unattended on a lonely stretch of hallway?
** Not unlikely, the lost and found bin at my school was the same way.
* How does Fiona get away with drinking so much champagne? Wouldn't her mom notice it was missing? It's not exactly cheap.
** Well, Fiona was living alone half the time.
* Manny's parents being cultirally conservative Catholics causes issues with her being at Degrassi in the first place - Ontario has publicly-funded/free-to-attend Catholic parochial schools [[note]]and only Catholic ones - it's a holdover from a political compromise in the original British North America Acts, not a matter of education policy[[/note]].
* Even if Adam wasn't thinking about [[spoiler:how stupid texting while driving is]], wouldn't he have stopped as soon as he got a signal anyway because of how easily he could've lost it again out there in the sticks?
15th Nov '14 9:10:06 AM nlpnt
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* Season 1 of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' had Emma ordering a veggieburger for Sean. Okay, harmless, except for the fact that he might be allergic to soy and she has no way of knowing this. (Then again, soy is everywhere]].) Season 3 had Rick ordering a salad for Terri. In the case of Emma, this and her "healthy eating" experiment foreshadow her eating disorder, but it also implies her relationship with Sean is unhealthy in some way.

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* Season 1 of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' had Emma ordering a veggieburger for Sean. Okay, harmless, except for the fact that he might be allergic to soy and she has no way of knowing this. (Then again, soy is everywhere]].everywhere.) Season 3 had Rick ordering a salad for Terri. In the case of Emma, this and her "healthy eating" experiment foreshadow her eating disorder, but it also implies her relationship with Sean is unhealthy in some way.



* Degrassi's new uniforms have quite a bit of FridgeBrilliance in the details:

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* Degrassi's new uniforms have [[SuddenSchoolUniform uniforms]] had quite a bit of FridgeBrilliance in the details:
15th Nov '14 9:08:02 AM nlpnt
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* The TagLine "Degrassi: It goes there" was a StealthPun since the show's named after a [[UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} city street]].



** The TagLine "Degrassi: It goes there" was a StealthPun since the show's named after a [[UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} city street]].
12th Mar '14 11:34:19 AM GigglesMcYummy
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* Campbell and SelfHarm: he's never been caught. [[NewTransferStudent For all we know]] he's been doing it for ''years''. Neither he nor what he inflicts on himself fit the "cutter" stereotype, and what's one more cut/bruise/scar on a hardcore hockey player? Something really creepy happens later in the season.

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* Campbell and SelfHarm: he's never been caught. [[NewTransferStudent For all we know]] he's been doing it for ''years''. Neither he nor what he inflicts on himself fit the "cutter" stereotype, and what's one more cut/bruise/scar on a hardcore hockey player? Something really creepy happens later in the season.season.
* When Luke is first introduced, he is hesitant to be with Jenna because she "tempts" him. Also Becky, his twin sister, just tells Jenna she should stay away from him alltogether. She'd be absolutely right when Luke [[spoiler: sexually assaults Zoey at a party. Even more creepy coincidence, he may not have actually had sex with her, so that stayed true to Luke claiming he is abstinent.]]
12th Nov '13 12:54:09 AM Argon2
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* ''Degrassi'': After Fiona comes out as a lesbian, her apparent envy of Declan/Holly J is not directed at Declan, but at Holly, which explains her kiss with Declan: she was trying to break them up so that she could have Holly J to herself.

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* ''Degrassi'': After Fiona comes out as is a lesbian, lesbian who is in love with Holly J. This put her apparent envy of behavior in season 9 in a completely new light - she's never been in a sexual relationship because she is not attracted to men, she uses Riley as her own beard, and the reason why she was bitchy towards Declan/Holly J is not directed at Declan, but at Holly, which explains her kiss with Declan: because she was attracted to ''her'', and was trying to break them Declan/Holly J up so that either A) she could have Holly J a chance at her or B) get rid of her so she wouldn't admit the truth to herself.herself.
** It seems a little [[DerailingLoveInterests off]] that Eli is acting so overprotective of Clare [[spoiler:once Fitz returns]] into mid-Season 10 that it's quite unnerving, but it makes sense when you consider his perspective: [[spoiler:his last girlfriend was killed in an accident that he blames himself for, and his rival who previously tried to stab him is back and is in close proximity with his current girlfriend.]]
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