History Trivia / Degrassi

18th Jul '17 6:20:31 PM Noraneko
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* RecycledScript: There are only so many dramatic things that writers can do to torture teenagers in a long-runner such as this, so quite a few plotlines, with the same [[AnAesop messages]], are recycled after enough time has passed from the first occasion in order for it to not be redundant: problematic love affairs between students and teachers, teen pregnancies ending in either abortion or adoption, struggling with coming out as gay, addiction, self-harm, eating disorders, [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]], and so on. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment Of course,]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped repeated discussion doesn't make these messages any less important]] and all of the aforementioned issues are bound to repeat in different groups of teens; as such these plotlines can [[TropesAreNotBad be recycled fairly easily]] especially after the gap in time before the show was UnCancelled.
18th Jul '17 11:55:13 AM Noraneko
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* PortmanteauCoupleName: eClare.

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* PortmanteauCoupleName: eClare.eClare, Semma, Crellie, Crashley, Jashley...
8th Jul '17 6:08:29 PM nekonaito
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** Lola is originally from Argentina, like her actress Amanda Arcuri, who is of Argentinian descent (although she was born in Canada).
8th Jul '17 5:41:48 PM nekonaito
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** Tiny's promposal to Shay lets Richard Walters show off his dance prowess.
28th May '17 2:29:13 AM whisperhugscoundrel
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** According to the season 3 dvd, there were at least two plots that didn't make the cut. In Our House, Spinner originally had a plot about getting a big head after acing an exam. As for The Power of Love, the main plot was originally much different, with Ellie, Sean, Alex and Jay boycotting Marco's Bollywood themed dance, causing a rift between he and Ellie.
8th May '17 10:02:16 PM Golondrina
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** Show producers flirted with the prospect of doing TheMovie back in the mid-2000s. Warner Brothers was in talks to distribute and KevinSmith would have been in charge of production. The movie fell apart due to commitments from the production of the show making time off to film a movie impractical. Three made-for-television movies based on the series have been produced, but a ''Degrassi'' theatrical film has yet to, and likely never will, be made.

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** Show producers flirted with the prospect of doing TheMovie back in the mid-2000s. Warner Brothers was in talks to distribute and KevinSmith Creator/KevinSmith would have been in charge of production. The movie fell apart due to commitments from the production of the show making time off to film a movie impractical. Three made-for-television movies based on the series have been produced, but a ''Degrassi'' theatrical film has yet to, and likely never will, be made.
21st Apr '17 4:43:05 PM RakathTalyn
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** In a case of the editing making it worse, in Season 7 when Emma protests Purple Dragon energy drink by taking off her dress in front of the entire school, the US version of the episode cuts the last quarter second (or so) of the reveal shot. In the Canadian version the camera pulls back to reveal the top edge of Emma's panties, the US version ''doesn't''. This wouldn't be so bad, if ''every comment suggested she was completely naked''.
2nd Mar '17 2:33:30 PM pyramidjerry333
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* RealitySubtext: The trolling/Gamergate storyline in ''Next Class'' is partially inspired by an incident where Winston's actor Andre Kim was [[http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/03/andre-kim-degrassi-racist-tweets_n_6263064.html exposed for previous racist/sexist tweets and comments]]. Linda Schuyler even stated the potential to turn that scandal into a teachable moment.
29th Jan '17 1:24:53 AM Knock29
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* FakeAmerican: Sarah Fisher, who plays Becky, and Craig Arnold, who plays Luke (two American nationals from Florida) are actually Canadian. Justified in the sense that Degrassi is a Canadian show with a Canadian Production Tax Credit, and the OnlySoManyCanadianActors trope applies to the max.

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* FakeAmerican: Sarah Fisher, who plays Becky, and Craig Arnold, who plays played Becky's brother Luke (two American nationals from Florida) are actually Canadian. Justified Annie Clark, who played Fiona, and Landon Liboiron, who portrayed Fiona's brother Declan (who are American nationals from New York), are also both Canadian.
** This trope is justified
in the sense that Degrassi is a Canadian show with a Canadian Production Tax Credit, and the OnlySoManyCanadianActors trope applies to the max.
25th Jan '17 3:32:30 AM Knock29
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** In-universe, the school itself has suffered two forced mergers, one an expansion from [[MiddleSchool grades 7-8]] to 7-12 before being telescoped back to [[HighSchool 9-12]] again, and a slightly different mission almost every year with the result that in less than a decade a showpiece high-tech magnet middle school has been transformed into a struggling inner-city ''high'' school with metal detectors, standing police presence, a major bullying problem and a bad reputation in the community.
* FakeAmerican: Sarah Fisher, who plays Becky (an American national from Florida), is actually Canadian.

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** In-universe, the school itself has suffered two forced mergers, one an expansion from [[MiddleSchool grades 7-8]] to 7-12 before being telescoped back to [[HighSchool 9-12]] again, and a slightly different mission almost every year with the result that in less than a decade a showpiece high-tech magnet middle school has been transformed into a struggling inner-city ''high'' school with metal detectors, a standing police presence, a major bullying problem and a bad reputation in the community.
* FakeAmerican: Sarah Fisher, who plays Becky (an Becky, and Craig Arnold, who plays Luke (two American national nationals from Florida), is Florida) are actually Canadian.Canadian. Justified in the sense that Degrassi is a Canadian show with a Canadian Production Tax Credit, and the OnlySoManyCanadianActors trope applies to the max.



* OnlySoManyCanadianActors: The trope's central nexus. See above for details, and imagine someone saying the whole thing in one breath.

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* OnlySoManyCanadianActors: The trope's central nexus. See above for details, and imagine someone saying the whole thing in one breath.
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