Degrassi is full of some pretty ridiculous moments, but instead of saying, “WTF?” I say, “Hmm, how can I learn from this?” I wish Drake would have learned as much from being on Degrassi as I did from watching it. Maybe if he watched the episode where his character Jimmy gets shot and paralyzed for life in a school shooting he’d know violence was not the answer. I’m sure Chris Brown would be just a smidgen grateful considering recent events.
So much happens in just a few episodes. It’s a good thing I’ve watched all 277 episodes so you don’t have to. Here are 10 lessons I learned from Degrass: TNG!
Boobs = Success!
Flashing your boobs on cam in high school to some boy you just met at a party–yeah, you’re going to be famous alright.
Look Both Ways Before You Cross
If you try to get your Ex back and he doesn’t want you–you might DIE.
Wear Two Pairs Of Swimming Trunks
If your girlfriend sees your penis before you go all the way . . . you may not ever go all the way.
Drake Doesn’t Like Girls Who Do Drugs, YOLO
Making out with your BF’s frenemy after you took ecstasy is a big no no. Especially if your BF happens to be Drake.
Don’t Date Two Girls Who Go To The Same School
Cheating on your GF and getting the “other woman” pregnant will not go as planned. When they find out you’ve been playing them both, a “double dump” is in your future, bro.
Map Out Your Family Tree
The cute new guy you’ve been seeing . . . he might be your new step-brother.
Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number
When your mom has cancer and a really hot doctor is treating her, it’s totally OK to lie about your age. If he doesn’t know then it’s not illegal, right?
Kill Two Birds With One Stone
Announcing you’re 16 and pregnant on national television to get sympathy votes in a music competition is a great way to tell your baby daddy’s mother she’s going to be a grandma!
Launching Your Hip-Hop Career From A Teen Show, NBD
Degrassi is an excellent place to launch your eventually highly successful rap career.
Yelling Gets The Job Done
Having a public break down to get your Ex’s attention always works.
Do you watch Degrassi: The Next Generation, I want to know! Tell us in the comments!