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 2, Episode 11, “Trust Me”

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Pre-credit opener: The Zits are pooling their money together for a new Bass amp. Joey still has delusional dreams that the Zit Remedy is going to become famous through out the world. Snake comes in and tells the guys that his parents are going to a wedding. They’re like, “Who gives a motherfuck?” But Snake then informs them that they’ll be leaving him alone. Both Joey and Wheel’s say, “Party!” But Snake being a huge square says, “No way Jose.”

bass amp

After class is dismissed they’re still bothering Snake about having a party but he makes a lame excuse as to how his parents trust him and he doesn’t want to break that trust. Joey then comes up with the idea of having a dudes only sleep over consisting of himself and Wheels. Snake still says no. Here’s what I’m thinking, why the fuck did he tell them all this if he didn’t want to get hassled?! Geesh! They both start saying what a puss Snake is and off they go to practice, Joey still begging.

snake joey

Spike is letting the twins know what happened the night before with the PTA meeting. Turns out that a bunch of parents are pissed off at the fact that Spike is going to their school while with child. Caitlin’s dumb ass article probably made things worse, because now not only does the whole school knows, now so do most of the parents. And they’re ready to kick her ass out. Chasing her with pitch forks and torches. Spike then get’s called to the principle’s office. She’s going like she’s about to meet her maker. I just noticed the twins terrible outfits. I guess they’re going to referee a football game after school.

spike

Back at band practice Joey still brings up the fact that they want to stay over, but Snake keeps making excuses. But they finally convince him that nothing will get broken. He reluctantly says yes and they continue practicing Everybody Wants Something.

zits

At the Wheeler compound his mom starts giving Wheels shit for missing his eye appointments. He asks her if he can sleep at Snakes the next night. She’s all, yeah yeah. But then she says, “Be sure to make it to the eye doctors tomorrow, or your ass is grass.” “Cause they’ll charge us if you don’t.”

wheels mom

The next day Spike tells the twins that her days at Degrassi are numbered. The twins then try to comfort her but feeling sorry for herself she tells them to stay away from her, before they get kicked out too. Shane must be laughing his ass off at the fact that he got off scott free. In class the Zits are excited to start their little sleep over. Before everyone leaves Erica asks Mr Raditch if he thinks what happened to Spike is fair, putting him on the spot. But he thinks quickly on his feet and says that what he thinks is irrelevant. That the board made it’s decision and they have to live with it. Joey and Snake drag Wheels off, not letting him listen to the rest. Raditch informs them that Spike will finish up her year. She get’s all happy until he says, “At home.” She get’s a frown and leaves all pissed off with Liz. Raditch asks the twins if they would like to volunteer to take her her homework and they agree because they have nothing better to do.

spike pissed
class

Finally Snake’s parents are leaving for the wedding. In a taxi, that’s weird. Anyways Joey and Wheels come in with a shit load of snacks. Joey notices their car is still there, asking, “Know where they keep the keys?” And stupid Snake tells him they’re in the kitchen. They come back out and Joey brags that his dad let’s him drive around the church parking lot. Joey starts the car and tells them to hop in for a ride. Snake is like 2 seconds away from beating his ass because seriously, what a dumb fuck. He tells Joey to get his ass inside and Joey get’s all pissed off, but does what he’s told.

joey car

It’s now very late night and Snake is watching Lucio Fulci’s Zombie. A great horror movie. Joey being lame says that he’s bored by it and tunes it into what ever music channel they have up in Canada. Was MTV there during the 80’s? Anyways he says that they need to study music videos if they’re going to make one one day. Snake says that the Zit Remedy will never make a rock video. They start fighting for the remote and they wake up Wheels. He says that it’s almost 5 in the morning. Joey wants to order another pizza and asks Wheels if he has the amp money. Wheel’s all grumpy says that it’s at home. Joey goes to annihilate a bucket of ice cream, then goes outside to stare longingly at the car. What a stupid asshole.

zombie
joey car stare

Later on Snake wakes up in a pile of their own filth. He wakes Wheels up and tells him that it’s 11:45 and Wheels is about to miss his appointment because he has 15 minutes left. And holy shit, Wheel’s has on the tightest of under wear on. He needs some breathing room. But we have an ethical dilemma here. They have no money to call a taxi because they spent it all, if Wheels doesn’t make it, they’re going to charge his parents this time, so he’ll be in deep shit. On the other hand they have Snake’s parents car and Wheels not giving a shit agrees to the idea of taking the car so he can make it. Snake once again gives into peer pressure. Joey for no reason at all stands up in his tighty whities and says that he looks 16. He probably just wanted to show the dudes his bulge because Wheels did it about 30 seconds before.

joey wheels bulge
joey undies

Joey takes the reins and looks like a first time driver putting on the brakes and jerking them forward. After a few scares including Joey going through a stop sign, Wheels makes it to the eye doctor in the nick of time. Joey parking all crooked on the curb and almost hitting a woman and her baby stroller. Snake is pissed off but Joey being a dumb fuck says that they’re not taking the car home yet. He wants breakfast and that means fries. Since Snake is a giant pussy and doesn’t do jack shit about it, Joey has his way.

wheels eye doctor

Snake is anxiously waiting in some burger joint looking at the car all paranoid. They start talking about Spike getting the old heave ho. Then some shitty van backs up and hits the car and just takes off. The tail light is all fucked up. Snake goes off on Joey, but he has no one to blame but himself. You should never trust an idiot like Joey.

car fucked up

They then take the car to Monster Joe’s Truck and Tow and this old greaser of a mechanic tells them that he can fix it by the end of the day, but it’s going to cost 85 bucks. He notices how young Joey is, but Joey bullshit’s his way out of it. Joey says that they have the money from the amp money fund. They go to a phone booth and start calling Wheels. After an eon Wheels finally picks up and says he’ll be there with the money as soon as he can. After another long wait the mechanic says that it’s now fixed and he’s about to make the bill. Wheels comes running out of breath because it’s now a quarter to four. I don’t know why we’re told this because we have no idea when Snakes parents are coming.

monster joe

Finally they get to Snakes house in one piece. But they notice what a huge fucking mess they left in Snake’s living room. They scramble to clean it up but not 20 seconds into Snakes parents arrive. Joey and Wheels take their sleeping backs and abandon Snake to the mess. He’s all, “Hi mom, hi dad, welcome home.” Wheels saying how fucked Snake is now.

snakes house mess

Back at Wheels house, Wheel’s mom is talking to someone and says, “I’ll deal with them.” She asks them how Snake’s parents were and Joey once again bullshit’s his way out of it. Or so he thinks. She then says, “Whatever possessed you to take the car?” Meaning that fucking Snake threw them under the bus too. They know they’re in deep shit now. She mentions that Snake’s dad says thanks for fixing the tail light. Turns out he broke it last week. How can that dip shit Snake not have known this information?!

wheels joey busted

The following Monday Spike is cleaning out her locker. Including throwing out that sweet Billy Idol sketch she had in there. The Twins being nosy as hell want to know what’s going on. She says that Mr Lawrence couldn’t do shit for her. She asks if they’re still going to bring her her assignments still. She declares, “I’ll get my year.” “Just wait and see.” And leaves all sad. She’s more boned here than when Shane boned her in the 1st season.

spike boned

In the Zit Remedy’s rehearsal space in the gym, Wheels and Snake talk about how much trouble they all got into. Wheels says that his parents forbade him from seeing Joey and Snake anymore. Snake is grounded for the rest of the year and that they’ll never trust him again. Joey comes along and starts packing up his gear. Turns out Joey’s parents brought the smack down on him and are taking his Z-9000 keyboard away from him. That means no more Zit Remedy.

end credits

This episode was ok. It was a tad too predictable though. We all knew that they would get into deep shit thanks to Joey and his peer pressure. But like Ice Cube once said, peer pressure is a motherfucker.

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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.

3 thoughts on “Season 2, Episode 11, “Trust Me”

  1. A couple of things that get me about this episode are as follows.
    1. When Joey complained about running out of pizza, he tells Snake that he wants to order more but Wheels notes that it’s almost 5 a.m. What pizza places are open at that time? Wouldn’t Snake know that those places are closed at that point?
    2. Did you notice when the mechanic asks if they were too young to be driving and then Joey puts on his shades to tell them that he is 16? What a dumbass.

  2. Loved the show. Thanks for the page.

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