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 9, “Extracurricular Activities”

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Going by the title I’m just totally assuming that this has to be with some sex thing. Maybe, we shall see.

Pre-credit Opener: Oh no. NO!!! Lucy is making yet another boring video tape for LD. She’s talking about God knows what. Oh she shows a picture of herself and Bronco. She mentions how things are going great between them and she thinks that things are going to work out this time. LD probably said with that lisp, “Whoth cares?!”

lucy videotape

At the school Fat Nancy seems to be in charge of the recycling program. She probably gave herself the lunch time shift so she could eat any extra food people didn’t eat. Anyways, Bronco walks out of Mr Raditch’s office and Raditch is telling him to keep quiet about something and that some people asked whatever the fuck they’re talking to be kept a huge secret. Bronco promises Raditch that he’s responsible and he won’t let him down. Lucy of course is nosy as hell and wants to know what the big secret is. Bronco just says, “Nothing, mind yo business!”

raditch bronco lucy

In Mr Walfish’s class the twins are talking about a rumor that’s going around school. And that rumor is that The Savages are coming to Degrassi for some reason. The girls then start dancing and singing this really lame song. Until Walfish walks in and Heather get’s completely embarrassed. By I don’t know why, she was just dancing in front of the entire class.

Walfish class

Oh lord Mr Webster is going through some lecture in the science labs and I’m as bored as the students seem to be. Wow, Bart actually cut his fro down. It’s obvious that no one has any idea what the fuck Mr Webster is talking about because everyone is quiet. He then drops the bomb that they’re going to have a review test because no one seemed to be into his class. I love how he doesn’t realize that he’s a giant bore. Joey meanwhile get’s pissed and says, “Come on! This ruins everything.” I guess we’ll find out what he’s talking about in the next scene.

Webster class

In the hallway Maya and Caitlin make plans to meet at Maya’s to study for the test. Caitlin mentions how she has to call her brother first to let him know. Maya asks her how long she’s planning on staying there and Caitlin says until her mom and dad get a divorce. Maya of course makes this ugly judgmental badger face and just has to give her two cents. But Caitlin doesn’t give a shit. She hates her dad apparently.

maya

Back to Lucy and the Twins, they’re still talking about the Savages coming to the school and one of them mentions how a member of the band once took a shit in the Degrassi boys restroom because he used to be a student there. The twins badger Lucy to ask Bronco whether they’re really coming to the school or not. Lucy just asks him and Bronco is such a terrible liar and shows his emotions on his face. Because as soon as she asks him he makes a serious face and says, “No, it’s a crazy rumor sorry.” After some more Badgering stupid Bronco tells her that he’s not supposed to talk about it and Lucy goes crazy with excitement. He finally admits that they’re going to be there the next day to shoot a new music video. But asks her not to tell anyone because they don’t want a lot of fans around. But you know she’s going to open her big mouth to the twins. He makes another stupid mistake by mentioning how he actually get’s to meet them. Lucy says, “You have to get us in too.” Bronco tells her sorry but that he can’t because it’s a closed set. After he leaves the twins ask her if it’s true, but Lucy tells them that it’s just a rumor. The twins however don’t believe her.

lucy twins

On the big ass ramp, Snake is bitching out Joey about not being able to go camping because he has to study for the stupid science test. Joey tells him to go with Wheels. But Snake says that they’re not talking and that he doesn’t have a car and has no way to get up there. For once Joey is showing some responsibility and actually wants to study for the test. Long story short, Joey agrees to go up camping and reasons he can study in the peace and quiet. Plus Snake can help him out too.

The Twins meanwhile are still pestering Lucy about the fucking Savages coming over to the school. And of course Lucy just can’t keep her big mouth shut and tells them that they’re coming the next day for the music video. Then she mentions the fact that he get’s to meet them. At that Erica repeats what Lucy said about him getting them in. But Lucy mentions that he can’t since it’s a closed set. That’s when they decide that they’re going to sneak in and Erica says that she has a plan. Uh oh.

twins

Outside the school Caitlin’s stupid, pathetic mom is waiting for her. She offers her a lift but Caitlin says that they’re going to Maya’s. They go to talk and her mom mentions how her dad wants to see her and invites her over for dinner so that they could all talk. Probably about his mistress moving in. As her mom leaves Caitlin tells Maya that they probably want to tell her that they’re splitting up and it’s for the best.

maya caitlin mom

Oh hey look, it’s the janitor who got a peek at Wheel’s junk when he was talking a shower and he’s putting this recycling bin inside this storage room and it looks like it weighs a ton. And no wonder, Lucy’s in there and climbs out of it. She goes to a window and opens it so that they can sneak in the next day. That Erica is so devious.

Outside of Snake’s house Joey’s waiting outside all bored and Snake comes out with a ton of camping equipment. What a giant lameo he is. Oh so I guess it’s the next morning because Joey mentions how he needs to get some notes out of his locker. Snake says that the school is closed but Joey says that there’s always someone there on Saturdays. Man it sucks for them to be stuck there.

snake joey

Lucy meanwhile is outside a gate in plain view recording everything for LD. Just then the twins come along and what a surprise. Erica is dressed like a complete slut. Probably wants the Savages to do a train on her. Yeah that’s right! I went there goddamn it!

twins lucy slutty erica

Joey then pulls up in his car and they see this huge crew with a lot of equipment moving around. Bronco comes out and tells them that they have to leave because it’s a big secret. A big secret that Snake quickly realizes what it is and says, “The Savages?!” They quickly figure out that they’re going to shoot a video there and they beg Bronco to just let them watch. After they hassle him to let them stay this big rough looking brother comes out in a peach Savages shirt and asks Bronco, “Are these guys giving you grief?” At that Snake and Joey puss out and leave. Bronco stands right next to the dude and stands there all full of himself, with that huge goofy grin of his. As they walk back inside. Joey tells Snake that he needs to see the Savages because he’s never been that close to a rock star before.

joey snake rough brother
bronco rough brother

The girls finally break into the school. Erica needs some help getting in because of her skirt so Heather pushes her up by grabbing her ass and shoving. They come out of the storage room trying to be all sneaky. We hear the lame song that they’ve been singing the entire episode. But it’s obvious it’s just a recording. Lucy says, “Eat your heart out Rambo.” and they sneak away to a better location. Ah these hi-jinx.

twins erica ass

Caitlin finally arrives at her parents house and it’s awkward as hell. And that’s about it for that scene. Geesh. Meanwhile back at the school Joey and Snake find the window where Lucy and the Twins snuck in because they left a crate out there in plain view. Mr Raditch arrives and asks Bronco if everything is ok.

joey snake sneaking in

Back to Caitlin’s boring parents sub plot. Her parents let her know that they’re going to be staying together because Caitlin’s mom is an idiot. Her parents tell her that they want her back home. But Caitlin doesn’t want any of it. She get’s all upset and says that she hates him and can’t stand the sight of him. Then she says exactly what I’ve been thinking the entire time and calls the both of them stupid. But the mom is the real moron for putting up with her husbands bullshit.

caitlin

Back at Degrassi, both groups of Joey, Snake, the Twins and Lucy run into each other. As they yell out Bronco runs to where they are, but as he’s running away Raditch see’s him. Bronco quickly figures out that Lucy told them about the motherfucking Savages being there. Lucy just stammers, “I couldn’t help it.” Erica has the audacity to ask Bronco, “Are the Savages here yet?” Bronco’s all, “No they’re not fucking hear yet and you’re not going to see them either so get out.” Everyone says, “Oh come on Bronco!” Just then Raditch is coming up the big ramp and sees Snake’s giant head and he starts running after them. Stupid Bronco for some reason was trying to open a door for them so they could hide. As they try to sneak away Raditch says, “Stop right there!”  Then asks Bronco all pissed off what the fuck they’re all doing there. Raditch then says the typical adult thing of, “Mr Davis I trusted you and this is what happens.” Lucy tries to say it wasn’t his fault but Raditch tells her to shut the fuck up and kicks them all out. Joey passes by Mr Raditch with hatred in his eyes.

erica snake joey mr raditch

Oh God!! In Maya’s room she seems to be feeding her unholy army of rats. While she’s doing that Caitlin is just bitching about her parents and her problems. Since I don’t really care about this bullshit I’m done with this sub plot for this episode. Seriously, who cares?

caitlin maya

Outside of the school Lucy is waiting for Bronco and he finally comes along. He tells her how Raditch doesn’t believe him and says that he’ll never trust him again. Shit if I was Bronco I would blackmail Raditch into letting him stay there. Because I don’t think Raditch should be letting any bands play at the school either way, because it is Degrassi property there and I doubt Raditch has the authority to do that. Isn’t he just the Vice Principle? Anyways, he asks her why the fuck she told everyone for. She gives this really lame excuse about how it was dumb and that she didn’t think he would get in trouble. She offers to talk to Raditch but he tells her that it’s going to do no good and besides he knew that he shouldn’t have told her. I mean after all, she is a teenage girl and everyone knew she was going to fucking blab in the next scene anyways. As the episode ends this huge prom limo arrives and it’s obvious that it’s The Savages. They stand outside of the gate and Lucy says, “There they are.” Bronco all pissed off replies, “Here we are.”

the savages bronco lucy bronco lucy end credits

As you all know I could careless about the Caitlin parents sub plot. But this one was pretty good. Another thing I would have done to stick it to Raditch was that I would have called up everyone that I knew that went to the school and told them about Canada’s lamest super group being there.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Season 2, Episode 9, “Extracurricular Activities”

  1. Dude, I was binge watching season 1 of Degrassi High for like the 5th time. And I was googling some pics of Joey and Caitlin then I looked at one of the pages and this popped up! Needless to say, as soon as I saw that you were reviewing it episode by episode, I knew I had to start reading!

    This page is a gem and I found it! Thanks for the awesome reviews and your sassy-but-down-to-earth humour. It’s refreshing, some things you say about characters I don’t agree with but it’s cool to hear someone Else’s opinion on them because it gives a different perspective. And I didn’t even know there was Junior High Degrassi until now!!! Man, I thought that the characters were just referencing stuff that didn’t actually happen.

    Thanks for enlightening and humouring me ^-^ I appreciate this website and I hope more people do tbh.

  2. Thanks for enjoying the blog. It was a labor of love, but I won’t lie. Some episodes were a chore to review. Arthur, Yick, I’m looking at your direction. But it’s always great when someone discovers the show for the first time. It’s cheesy as hell, but I still love it.

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