Acceptable Targets: The only characters who mention religion are the two most rotten parents on the show.
Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Joey tries to find a way out of having to fight the school bully Dwayne, who he knows will beat the tar out of him. So he plans to duck out of it by staying after school studying with a teacher. But at the last minute he decides against it, and goes to the fight, and gets the crap beaten out of him. But his friends congratulate him, saying it's better to be beaten, bloody, and limping, than a chicken.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Shane's institutionalized due to drug-related brain damage. Snake is principal of Degrassi and married to Spike, Joey Jeremiah sold used cars for years, he and Caitlin lived together for a few years; and both Manny and Alli in Degrassi: The Next Generation have done the same changing-into-more-revealing-clothes thing Stephanie did starting in the pilot.