Degrassi Junior High Reviewed

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Season 2, Episode 8, “Sealed With A Kiss”

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The twins are finally being focused on in this episode. Let’s see what makes them tick.

Pre-credit opener: Apparently there’s going to be a big dance and Erica is all excited about all the man meat that’s going to be at the school. Heather saying that she’s a sex maniac and Erica calls her a prude. Which she is. Erica hands Doris some slips for the dance, but before she can leave Doris starts giving her shit for not handing in a late slip. But Erica says it wasn’t her, it was Heather. Doris doesn’t believe her and says that they can’t pull the old switcheroo on her. Erica says while making an angry badger face, “I’m Erica not Heather.” “I’m Really sick of people mixing us up.” Meanwhile between those two lines they totally switched the twins on us!! I have eyes like a motherfucking hawk so I noticed this. Because Erica has shorter hair and Heather has her hair longer. Another way to tell them apart, Heather is the ugly one with bad teeth.

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Class is then dismissed and Wheels is kind of nervous to see how his marks are going to turn out after weeks of tutoring from Ms Avery. Joey’s only concern being if Wheels can finally come back to the band. Alexa meanwhile is excited about the dance so she can dance with different boys from another school. Guess she really doesn’t give a fuck about Simon. The twins having no lives of their own start discussing whether Simon and Alexa have French kissed. Heather saying how gross it is. Erica says she would go as for as to even suck a dick.

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The twins continue their bickering and go into the girls rest room and Stephanie is in there. Dressed normal and looking like complete shit. They ask her if she’s going to the dance and she says, “No.” As she’s leaving they point out that her shirt is sticking out in the back, but she doesn’t give a shit and leaves. They notice that she’s been acting weird lately. But then go back to talking about their own bullshit because they’re that self absorbed.

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Meanwhile Joey and Snake are gawking at Wheels and Ms Avery talking over his grades. Joey looking like an ass rocking out with the air guitar and singing his song metal style. Wheels finally comes out and after about 2 seconds of suspense tells them that he doesn’t need tutoring anymore and he’s back in the band. They’re all excited except for Snake.

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Back at the twins house we see them getting ready for the big dance. Erica pulls out a dress and says it’s her favorite. Heather comes in wearing the same shit and Erica get’s pissed and chooses something else. Heather asks what bug’s crawled up her ass and that it’s fun to dress up the same. Erica wants no part of it and holds up this terrible looking Pugsley outfit. Then she points out how immature Heather is. Heather says that she’s been acting like a bitch lately and that they’re supposed to be best friends.

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Wow, the big dance scene is already upon us. They usually drag this shit out. But Shane is standing in the door way, looking like a bouncer until Heather pokes him in the gut. Joey’s wearing his best tuxedo shirt and going on how the Zits are going to play the dance one of these days. Meanwhile all the boys are jealous because the dudes from the other school are bagging all the fine Degrassi women. Even Simon’s pissed because Alexa’s dancing with another guy. Snake says, “Why don’t we ask the Saint Mary’s girls to dance?” Joey being an idiot says, “Are you kidding?” “We don’t even know them.”

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Erica passes by with a guy with a leather jacket. She’s going on about her problems with Heather. But you can tell this guy doesn’t give a shit. He finally shuts her up by macking with her. He totally slips Erica the tongue and she loves it.

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Meanwhile Heather being annoying is looking for her and drags Alexa along. Alexa wondering why Simon is jealous for. Heather asks The Zits if they’ve seen Erica and Joey tells her that she went that way. Alexa cheery as ever asking, “Isn’t this a fabulous dance?” The Zits say their classic line, “Dynamite.” They finally find them making out. Alexa is like, “WOW!” and is enjoying being a peep freak watching them go at it. Heather get’s all disgusted and drags her off while she’s still making bug eyes.

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Back at home in bed Erica is going on and on about her first kiss. Saying that she finally feels like a woman. She tells Heather that he kissed her, opened mouth with tongue and Heather starts going on how gross that is. Erica says, “When you’re older, you’ll understand.” Heather replies with, “Bitch you’re only 6 minutes older than me.” They start arguing loud as hell and their dad tells them to shut the fuck up and go to sleep. Heather calls her a hoe and goes to bed.

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The next day Stephanie looks like she’s a refugee from Somber Town. Dressed all in gray with a glum look. The Zits come along with their band sweaters on and Joey starts going on about an idiotic dream he had the night before. Joey asks them if they wanna practice after school, they’re all into it except for Snake.

Simon and Alexa are then seen arguing over the stupid dance. Alexa tells him to sit and spin and leaves with the twins. Saying how she loves that he’s jealous. Erica says that she’s sick with a sore throat and is wearing a silk scarf. Heather rolls her eyes and says, “She thinks it’ll help.” Erica comes back with, “Everyone knows they’re good for sore throats.” But this is the first I’m hearing of such nonsense. I don’t know where she got such a stupid idea from. She then starts talking Alexa’s ear off about the guy.

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Raditch is assigning people various things for a health assignment. Erica is going to work with Alexa and Heather with Stephanie. Because they both hate each other at the moment. Raditch then asks them what subject they want and Alexa says, “We’ll take the kissing disease.” “I love diseases.” Of course everyone laughs because she’s such a big lovable dope. Class is dismissed and the twins are throwing the evil eye to each other.

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In the library Heather is going off on Erica telling Stephanie all about her problems with her. Stephanie with a short fuse says, “Listen Heather I don’t care.” “Can we just get this dumb assignment over with?” Heather says sorry and it seems like Stephanie is almost going to open up to her about what’s wrong with her, but then says, “Nevermind.”

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Alexa is then going over all the symptoms for Mono. As she names each one Erica is slowly realizing that she has every single symptom. Proving that even back then you didn’t need Google to look something up and self diagnose yourself and scare yourself to death.

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As the bell rings we hear the principle Mr Lawrence making an announcement, asking if anyone has seen Alex’s glasses. If you notice, almost all of the announcements have to do with Alex and something he’s lost. Erica all of a sudden is pissed off at the guy she made out with saying, “How could he do that to me?” Alexa then replies with, “At least he didn’t give you Aids.”

We then cut to the Zits practicing their smash hit Everybody Wants Something. Joey wants to do the number again and Snake says that he has to go. Joey get’s pissed so he and Wheels decide to go get fries.

The dude that Erica made out with comes up to their little apartment or house and it seems like this guy can’t even drive. Anyways Heather answers the door and of course he can’t tell them apart. Heather corrects him and she goes to fetch Erica. Erica’s feeling sorry for herself and says that she can’t see him. Heather starts acting like a little kid taunting her and Erica tells her to fuck off and to grow up. Erica does have a point after all. She tells Heather, “Be a good little girl and go give him my message ok.”

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Heather comes back down and the douche says, “Erica.” Heather’s all, “I’m Heather dumb ass.” And tells her how Erica can’t see her due to being sick. He then offers her a ride, saying, “You’re sort of the same right?” Heather says no and the guy says, “Erica said that you were a boring prude.” Or something along those lines. Heather get’s pissed and agrees to go off with him. Erica see them from the window and can’t believe her fucking eyes.

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The dude takes Heather to inspiration point. No not really, just a deserted parking lot. They talk about her stupid problems with Erica and the guy obviously just wants to make out again. Heather makes this ugly confused face and the guy kisses her. She seems to be enjoying it, but then he slips the tongue yet again. She makes these bug eyes and pushes him off.

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Joey and Wheels are enjoying their fries and Snake walks in and lets them know that he’s been taking classic guitar lessons due to his mom insisting that he take them. He didn’t want to at first, but now he’s enjoying it. All Joey can think of is himself and what’s going to happen with the band.

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Heather get’s dropped off and he suggests that they have a threesome one day. Heather declaring him to be a creep. Here comes the heart to heart scene. Erica accuses Heather of trying to steal her Boyfriend. Heather nails her with, “If he’s your boyfriend then how come he asked me out?” Face! Erica makes another snarky remark and Heather informs her that they kissed too. Erica’s like, “Fuck! You have mono now too.” Come to think of it, not so much of a heart to heart scene. Both were still acting like shit heads to each other.

The next day they go to a health clinic to get tested. The Dr comes out and asks if they want to be seen together or separate. They say, “Together!” And off they go to get tested. I just noticed that they both now have a silk scarf on. What a couple of idiots. Especially because Heather doesn’t have a single symptom like Erica does.

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At home it turns out that Erica has Tonsillitis. Erica apologizes for being such a fucking cooch all episode long, but says that she loves Heather and is glad that they’re sisters. Heather says, “Well look at it this way, at least you’ll get what you wanted.” “You’re getting your Tonsils out, so now we’ll really be different.” Heather asks her if she really liked kissing that asshole and she says yes. Then adds that that’s another difference between them right there too. So this was the heart to heart scene. I knew there was going to be one. Anyways, it bored me.

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After their stand alone episode I don’t think I’m wrong for always referring to them as the annoying twins, because they really are. Even Steph got tired of their stupid bullshit. But here’s the non secret of how you can tell them apart. Erica is the prettier slutty twin and Heather is the ugly prude.

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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.

One thought on “Season 2, Episode 8, “Sealed With A Kiss”

  1. Holy crap. I never noticed that in the first scene they switched heather and erica!!!! I am a total idiot. I thought I was a degrassi genius.
    As always, LOVED this read! I also never noticed that the announcements are frequently about Alex losing something!

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