Degrassi Junior High Reviewed

Degrassi Junior High Reviewed is a blog about the sometimes cheesy, a lot of times badly acted, but beloved Canadian 80's tv series. Each episode will be reviewed in order by a guy who just loves Canadian melodrama. New reviews every week, on Mondays and Thursday's.

Season 1, Episode 13, “Revolution”

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Holy shit you guys. It’s the season finale. I can’t believe how fast the first season went by.

Pre credit opener: We see Joey bugging Stephanie for the umptenth time. Saying, “Joey L. Jeremiah. L for lover, at your service.” Joey asks her out and Stephanie tells him to fuck off once and for all. But this asshole just won’t give up. You have to give him that. The twins ask her, “I thought you liked Joey?” But Steph would never deem to go out with his obnoxious ass. Plus he’s one of those guys that isn’t cool but in their own minds they think they are. So yeah.


It’s pretty obvious that Stephanie still has a thing for Wheels. She can’t stop staring at his ass. They pass by Arthur and his grade 7 crew and apparently they’re studying for a big test. But the focus quickly goes to how shitty of a president Stephanie is. And thank God Jason Cox, the worst actor to be in this show is gone and they all rile up Yick to go for the spot of Sports Rep.


In the rest room Stephanie is once again changing her clothes to become super slut. Then Heather the uglier of the twins asks what she see’s in Wheels. Stephanie thinks he’s a hot piece of ass and wants to ask him out yet again. I realized that the Twins are such enablers of Stephanie. They say, “Who can resist Stephanie Kay, school president?” Then as she takes her dress down Erica says, “School bombshell!” Man, what kiss asses.


In class, Snake and Joey are still arguing about the goddamn name of the band. But apparently they’ve chosen one already. The Zit Remedy! Joey’s going on about the band needing a gimmick and they veto him due to it being a really fucking stupid idea. Steph then asks Wheels out again and this time Wheels tells her no. He has to study for a test cause his grades are in the shitter. She get’s so pissed that she’s looking at him with extreme hatred from her eyes. Even though Wheels said maybe during the holidays. Talk about someone who’s always used to getting what they want.


Susie is the vice president and says that she thinks Yick is a good choice for sports rep. Kathleen making it clear that it’s a grade 7 position anyways. Meanwhile Stephanie is so fucking pissed that she wants to get back at Wheels for denying her skanky ass. Erica comes up with the idea of making Wheels jealous by Stephanie pretending to like that fuckhead Joey. Yick comes at the worst time ever and says that he’s interested in the job. She blows him off of course because she’s a terrible person.


The Zit Remedy are practicing their song “Everybody Wants Something” The only song they’ll play through out the run of the series by the way. So you better get used to it. Anyways Stephanie interrupts and starts rubbing her tits all over Joey. Then she offers Joey the Sports Rep job, Snake points out that it’s a grade 7 position and that Joey isn’t even remotely interested in sports. Wheels says that there should be an election and Stephanie being a dumb bitch says, “Look Wheels, I’m the school president I can do whatever I want.” Joey accepts because he’s a horny loser. Steph leaves all happy because Wheels got slightly jealous.


The next day Joey is talking to himself in the mirror, saying how good looking he is. Yick makes fun of his ass and Joey tells him that he’s talking to the new Sports Rep. Wrong move dick head. Yick get’s pissed and tells everyone what Stephanie did. Alex comes along and talks about how it goes against the democratic system. Then the whole class get’s riled up and wants to demand a school vote. Arthur being a big puss doesn’t want to take sides, because it is his sister after all. They then go off on Arthur but Ms Avery quickly suppresses this rebellion by telling her class to shut the fuck up and get back to work.


Joey goes to Raditch’s class and all three of them have Zit Remedy sweaters on with their names and a face of themselves drawn on. It’s hilarious to look at. Steph then makes Wheels jealous again by asking Joey out in front of him. I’m pretty sure Wheels knows what’s up because he just shakes his head. She’s so obvious.


It’s montage time. The grade 7’s are talking mad shit about Stephanie. Bringing up old shit like being drunk at the dance and not keeping any of the promises she said she would do. Like rock on the PA. They’re even putting up posters that say, “No way Stephanie Kaye” “Impeach Stephanie Kaye” and “Out of the way with Stephanie Kaye.” Voula is actually defending her to LD now that Steph and her are tight again. But LD points out how Joey’s not on a school team or in grade 7. Arthur is trying to talk to her, but that stupid bitch won’t listen. Arthur accurately predicts that she’s making a huge mistake.



In the 2nd montage, the Zits are playing their song again and we see the grade 7’s protesting while Stephanie is all over Joey’s dick. After they finish their song, Joey can’t help being a fucking asshole. Throwing in Wheels face how Stephanie dumped him for himself. Joey then says, “Listen I understand how you feel about losing her, but it doesn’t mean we should stop being friends because your girl chose me over you. Then Wheels says, “She’s not my girl.” And that fuckhead says, “Don’t I know it.” “A beautiful chick like Stephanie, I’d be real upset too, But then again, it wouldn’t happen to me.” Wheels calls him a jerk and Joey is actually surprised why Wheels is pissed. I think he flipped him off too. Goddamn I hate him so much!


The next day Raditch is in a great mood. Telling everyone that he hopes they studied. He even asks Joey if he’s sweating the exam, then laughs his ass off as he walks away. Kathleen is coming up with a battle plan for Stephanie fucking with 7C.

Wheels is in the library and he hears the twins talking all fucking loud about Stephanie using Joey to get back at Wheels. Heather going on how she doesn’t want Joey to be hurt. Erica picks up on this and teases her about wanting Joey’s dick. They argue even louder and the librarian tells them to shut their mouths for once. Wheels heads on over to Raditch’s and it’s pretty clear that Raditch can’t find the exam. Wheels tells Joey all about what Stephanie’s doing but Joey doesn’t want to hear it because he’s a stupid asshole. Wheels tells him to ask Heather and Erica if he doesn’t believe him. Joey get’s pissed and accuses Wheels of just being jealous. Then he has the audacity to say, “Some friend you are.” Meanwhile, this guy has been a fucking dick every chance he could get.


Lucy comes in with a Kansas sweat shirt for some reason and wants some paper work for her social worker. Guess she’s going to court soon. Doris Bell then starts going on about how what a shame it is that Lucy is such a bad seed. Raditch meanwhile is going crazy in Doris’s office, but he can’t find his test, so he heads home in a rush. Doris blabs all this to Lucy so of course she goes to tell everyone what he did.


Joey decides to ask the twins what’s going on but then Raditch comes in all disheveled and tells Joey to sit his ass down. And off we go with the exam! It’s pretty obvious that Joey’s going to fail because he’s looking around with a confused face.



After class the grade 7’s start their little protest. Chanting, “Out of the way with Stephanie Kaye”. Joey meanwhile finally asks the twins if Steph was using him and after playing a game of yes, no. Erica says yes and Joey get’s all heart broken and tells Wheels that he was right. They quickly make up and decide to go have some more band practice, because they badly need it.

I love how the grade 7’s are waiting for Stephanie right out side of the restroom. Because where else would that skank be heading? They corner her and Susie says that she’s formally protesting Joey Jeremiah being Sports Rep. Steph tries to blow them all off, but they’re not having it. They block her way inside her office and start going off about what a shitty president she is and how Joey isn’t remotely qualified for the job. She tries to get Joey to calm them all down, but then joey actually shows he has a back bone. He says that it’s a grade 7 position and that he quits. Stephanie get’s these huge bug eyes and says, “Joey!” Joey then tells her that she doesn’t have to pretend anymore and they walk off. Wheels laughing in her face. I love it.


In the rest room she says, “I just wanted everybody to like me!” She starts changing again and starts having flash backs to the first episode. She quickly realizes what a shit president she’s turned out to be. By the time she’s finished she recalls Voula telling her to fuck off and she’s in tears.


After school the grade 7’s are celebrating their victory. She actually talks to Arthur this time and asks him if he wants to walk home together. Arthur says that he likes junior high and that his first term was ok. Steph says that she’s made a lot of mistakes and that next term is going to be completely different. Declaring that she’s going to be me.


So that’s it for season 1 of Degrassi Junior High. Will she last? Will Shane and Spike stop arguing for once? Will Wheels encounter his loser dad again? Will Lucy get into even more deep shit than she’s already in? Will LD become a female? Will Kathleen stop being a bitch? Will Caitlin come out of the closet? Will Joey stop being a stupid asshole? And will we be finally rid of stupid Yick and Arthur juvenile story lines? We won’t find out until the next semester and season 2!



Author: Degrassi Guy

Hi there and welcome to my little corner of the Degrassi Universe in the far side of interwebs. For all ten of you who are reading this, welcome! Degrassi Junior High/High was a show produced in Canada that showed the trials and tribulations of every day students. This show tackled everything and I mean everything. From alcoholism, depression, pedophiles, bullies, eating disorders, hitchhiking, death of parents, adoption, teen pregnancy, hiding other products to get condoms so no one will notice. To pornography, suicide, getting the smack down from your mustached boyfriend and getting the guts to get away from him. If I missed anything, trust me. Degrassi didn't. Degrassi was pretty much as real as it got. Especially back when I first started seeing it. Saved by the Bell it was not. You never saw Zack Morris smoking weed, getting Kelly Kapowski pregnant or AC Slater giving Jessie a good beating when she sassed him. So sit back and get ready to reacquaint yourself with the beginning of the Degrassi Universe. For those of you who are new, you don't know what you're in for. But that's a good thing. This is Degrassi Junior High/High seen through my eyes. Basically what I loved and hated. Some of you may disagree with what I think, but that's ok. Mostly though, after all these years later. I still love this cheesy show.

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