History Headscratchers / Degrassi

12th Nov '17 1:03:14 AM Chimanruler15
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* Okay, a double headscratcher, and an annoying one, regarding Goldi and the whole Degrassi/Frankie racism arc. One, all the volleyball team's clothes got taken, including, presumbly, Goldi's hijab. To knowledge, taking a woman's headwear is an affront in Islam, so why didn't the team call their opponents (Northern Tech) out on such a disrespectful act, when they were so quick to call Degrassi out for the revenge banner? Secondly, on the subject of the banner, Goldi is fully aware of prejudice against her religion, as evidenced by her speech to Frankie, yet she was seen helping the team with the banner. Doesn't this seem a little hypocritical?

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* Okay, a double headscratcher, and an annoying one, regarding Goldi and the whole Degrassi/Frankie racism arc. One, all the volleyball team's clothes got taken, including, presumbly, Goldi's hijab. To knowledge, taking a woman's headwear is an affront in Islam, so why didn't the team call their opponents (Northern Tech) out on such a disrespectful act, when they were so quick to call Degrassi out for the revenge banner? Secondly, on the subject of the banner, Goldi is fully aware of prejudice against her religion, as evidenced by her speech to Frankie, yet she was seen helping the team with the banner. Doesn't this seem a little hypocritical?hypocritical?
** True, Northern Tech did a lot of crap that would have normally gotten them in trouble, but considering that the arc revolved around the racism of the banner, the writers probably neglected mentioning all of that to keep the focus on the racism. The entire thing still could have been written better. Anyway, I do agree about the second point. Goldi, as well as Lola and Shay, should have been more aware of the fact that they were working on a banner they deemed racist, but for some reason, they forgot about that.
* Out of all the things that the writers could have used to show that Frankie was subconsciously racist...they go with a man who gets out of his car and approaches her car on the road? Most people would instinctively lock their car doors if any male stranger walked up to their car, regardless of that man's race. This is more of a sexist assumption than a racist assumption. (I understand why the assumption based on gender exists, but my point stands.)
8th Oct '17 4:28:47 PM nombretomado
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* What is wrong with Ms. Dawes? I'm pretty sure she must have been on acid or something while watching Eli's play, because there's no way anyone would think that ending was intentional. Every single other audience member was looking around uncomfortably except for her. The fact that Eli was practically having a nervous breakdown on stage went completely over her head and she spent the rest of the night raving about how wonderful and "meta" the play was. I think we should all go ahead and confirm the BoycottTheCaf theory that Ms. Dawes doesn't actually know anything about drama or English, she just likes watching high school students make out with each other and then she goes home to her many many cats.

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* What is wrong with Ms. Dawes? I'm pretty sure she must have been on acid or something while watching Eli's play, because there's no way anyone would think that ending was intentional. Every single other audience member was looking around uncomfortably except for her. The fact that Eli was practically having a nervous breakdown on stage went completely over her head and she spent the rest of the night raving about how wonderful and "meta" the play was. I think we should all go ahead and confirm the BoycottTheCaf Website/BoycottTheCaf theory that Ms. Dawes doesn't actually know anything about drama or English, she just likes watching high school students make out with each other and then she goes home to her many many cats.



* BoycottTheCaf [[http://dumbbaby.net/degrassi/10/29.shtml raised this question]] the best, so I'm pretty much going to quote them. "Why would anyone think Fiona is classy? Because she's rich? Ever hear of Paris Hilton? Did Drew not hear about the time Fiona brought a pig to school and slept off a hangover in class?" Maybe Degrassi wants us to believe that being a champagne alcoholic is somehow glamorous. I was sort of under the impression that no addiction is inherently more upper-class. Honestly, Fiona is, for the most part, selfish, self-entitled, and kind of a snob to everyone that isn't one of her close friends. Where did this impression that she is some sort of posh, high-class, superior come from?

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* BoycottTheCaf Website/BoycottTheCaf [[http://dumbbaby.net/degrassi/10/29.shtml raised this question]] the best, so I'm pretty much going to quote them. "Why would anyone think Fiona is classy? Because she's rich? Ever hear of Paris Hilton? Did Drew not hear about the time Fiona brought a pig to school and slept off a hangover in class?" Maybe Degrassi wants us to believe that being a champagne alcoholic is somehow glamorous. I was sort of under the impression that no addiction is inherently more upper-class. Honestly, Fiona is, for the most part, selfish, self-entitled, and kind of a snob to everyone that isn't one of her close friends. Where did this impression that she is some sort of posh, high-class, superior come from?
27th Jun '17 5:22:49 PM nombretomado
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield , anyway? According to TheOtherWiki , the fictional Banting University is supposed to represent Queen's University, and is in Kingston. This is believable when Paige drives three hours to get back to Toronto when she drops/gets kicked out. Smithdale, on the other hand, is supposed to represent York University. Yet Manny says that Jay "drove for two days" to get there. Without any stops, that puts them in Vancouver (which is about a 39 hour drive). York University is in Toronto, so where is Smithdale supposed to be? Toronto traffic is bad, but not that bad.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield , anyway? According to TheOtherWiki , Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the fictional Banting University is supposed to represent Queen's University, and is in Kingston. This is believable when Paige drives three hours to get back to Toronto when she drops/gets kicked out. Smithdale, on the other hand, is supposed to represent York University. Yet Manny says that Jay "drove for two days" to get there. Without any stops, that puts them in Vancouver (which is about a 39 hour drive). York University is in Toronto, so where is Smithdale supposed to be? Toronto traffic is bad, but not that bad.
23rd Jun '17 9:45:55 AM Darkknightskye
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*** While this is true, it's explicitly pointed out in the OP. Hence OP saying maybe do Shakespeare or something (which is Public Domain at this point and has been done in Degrassi for an English assignment back in the early days of TNG).
18th May '17 11:49:58 AM HighCrate
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** I think he was doing fine talking with Vince until he decided to answer his phone and give the impression that he was going to prom with Bianca ''right in front of her angry abusive boyfriend.'' If he really did want Vince to show up at prom so they could fight, Drew probably should have been GenreSavvy enough to expect Vince to bring a gun to a fist fight. He also didn't need to look so smug while he was saying it.

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** I think he was doing fine talking with Vince until he decided to answer his phone and give the impression that he was going to prom with Bianca ''right in front of her angry abusive boyfriend.'' If he really did want Vince to show up at prom so they could fight, Drew probably should have been GenreSavvy smart enough to expect Vince to bring a gun to a fist fight. He also didn't need to look so smug while he was saying it.
16th Mar '17 9:20:34 AM nombretomado
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* Why is it every school play at Degrassi is always a metaphor for someone's relationship with someone else? Space Awakening was supposedly based on Declan and Holly J's relationship and Eli's play... just enough said. I did theater all four years of high school - while our director probably would have been open to the idea of putting together a student-written production, we did [[TheMusicMan shows]] [[HelloDolly normal]] [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors high]] [[Theatre/{{Seussical}} schools]] [[Theatre/OnceUponAMattress do]]. I wouldn't expect the producers of Degrassi to have the budget to show the students mounting a production of ''The Music Man'' (more for music rights issues, not so much it being a big show to mount) - but couldn't they show the Degrassi students doing a production of, say, Theatre/OurTown (another play I did in HS), Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance or any [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Shakespeare]] [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream play]] than always depending on student-written productions?

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* Why is it every school play at Degrassi is always a metaphor for someone's relationship with someone else? Space Awakening was supposedly based on Declan and Holly J's relationship and Eli's play... just enough said. I did theater all four years of high school - while our director probably would have been open to the idea of putting together a student-written production, we did [[TheMusicMan [[Theatre/TheMusicMan shows]] [[HelloDolly [[Theatre/HelloDolly normal]] [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors high]] [[Theatre/{{Seussical}} schools]] [[Theatre/OnceUponAMattress do]]. I wouldn't expect the producers of Degrassi to have the budget to show the students mounting a production of ''The Music Man'' (more for music rights issues, not so much it being a big show to mount) - but couldn't they show the Degrassi students doing a production of, say, Theatre/OurTown (another play I did in HS), Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance or any [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Shakespeare]] [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream play]] than always depending on student-written productions?
13th Sep '16 12:25:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Am I the only one who feels like Eli doesn't have bipolar disorder? I'm not a medical professional, but it feels to me like he has some other anxiety disorder and they just decided to [[TheyJustDidntCare slap the bipolar label on him]] so they would have an {{Expy}} of Craig for this season.

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* Am I the only one who feels like Eli doesn't have bipolar disorder? I'm not a medical professional, but it feels to me like he has some other anxiety disorder and they just decided to [[TheyJustDidntCare slap the bipolar label on him]] him so they would have an {{Expy}} of Craig for this season.
8th Sep '16 12:20:10 AM Jbadder
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* Okay, a double headscratcher, and an annoying one, regarding Goldi and the whole Degrassi/Frankie racism arc. One, all the volleyball team's clothes got taken, including, presumbly, Goldi's hijab. To knowledge, taking a woman's headwear is an affront in Islam, so why didn't the team call their opponents out on such a disrespectful act, when they were so quick to call Degrassi out for the revenge banner? Secondly, on the subject of the banner, Goldi is fully aware of prejudice against her religion, as evidenced by her speech to Frankie, yet she was seen helping the team with the banner. Doesn't this seem a little hypocritical?

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* Okay, a double headscratcher, and an annoying one, regarding Goldi and the whole Degrassi/Frankie racism arc. One, all the volleyball team's clothes got taken, including, presumbly, Goldi's hijab. To knowledge, taking a woman's headwear is an affront in Islam, so why didn't the team call their opponents (Northern Tech) out on such a disrespectful act, when they were so quick to call Degrassi out for the revenge banner? Secondly, on the subject of the banner, Goldi is fully aware of prejudice against her religion, as evidenced by her speech to Frankie, yet she was seen helping the team with the banner. Doesn't this seem a little hypocritical?
8th Sep '16 12:08:04 AM Jbadder
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* Are they ever going to explain how Simpson got his job back?

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* Are they ever going to explain how Simpson got his job back?back?
* Okay, a double headscratcher, and an annoying one, regarding Goldi and the whole Degrassi/Frankie racism arc. One, all the volleyball team's clothes got taken, including, presumbly, Goldi's hijab. To knowledge, taking a woman's headwear is an affront in Islam, so why didn't the team call their opponents out on such a disrespectful act, when they were so quick to call Degrassi out for the revenge banner? Secondly, on the subject of the banner, Goldi is fully aware of prejudice against her religion, as evidenced by her speech to Frankie, yet she was seen helping the team with the banner. Doesn't this seem a little hypocritical?
30th Aug '16 6:58:03 PM PaulA
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*** For such a LongRunner it's actually surprising there haven't been more cases of TheOtherDarrin...

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*** For such a LongRunner long runner it's actually surprising there haven't been more cases of TheOtherDarrin...
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