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As of 2012, five characters have had the Degrassi logo on their backs at the end of the opening theme. The first was Marco Del Rossi from seasons 3 through 7. Second was Jane Vaughn from season 8 to 9. Alli Bhandari starting season 10, Drew Torres in season 11, and lastly, Clare Edwards in season 12.
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Adam is the first scripted trans-gender teen character in television history (not including documentaries or one-time guest roles).
In Canada, nine episodes have viewer discretions on them, "Time Stands Still (Part 2)" (school-shooting), "Shout (Parts 1 & 2)" (rape), "Secret (Parts 1 & 2)" (oral sex and gonorrhea), "Don't You Want Me (Parts 1 & 2)" (stripping), and "Jane Says (Parts 1 and 2)" (child molestation). However, in the United States, only "Shout" came with a viewer discretion warning.
J.T.'s full name "James Tiberius" is a reference to Captain James Tiberius Kirk from Star Trek (1966).
Alex Steele, who played Angela Jeremiah during seasons 1-5, returned for season 11 to play a new character, Tori Santamaria.
Kevin Smith wrote his own dialogue for his three episode guest appearance as himself.
During season two, Terri MacGregor becomes a successful plus size model. In real life, the actress who plays Terri, Christina Schmidt, left the show to become a real life plus size model. She is represented by B&M Models in Toronto and has been featured in Italian Vogue, as well as ads for Torrid, MXM, and Nygard.
Two of the three longterm girlfriends Peter has had while at Degrassi never graduated Degrassi. That's because the two actress's (Shenae Grimes, Nina Dobrev) left the show to star in a CW TV show.
Manny, Liberty, and Emma have all lost their virginity to their first love interests on the show; Manny to Craig, Liberty to JT, and Emma to Sean.
In the episode "Take My Breath Away" (2x10), Craig and Manny go on their first date. Later while Craig is talking to Jimmy and Spinner, he says Manny kept reminding him of his little sister, Angie. In fact, Cassie Steele (Manny) and Craig's little sister Angie (Alex Steele) are sisters in real life.
With several exceptions in the first season, the episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation are named after '80s songs.
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Jordan Todosey had to cut off her long locks and adopt a more masculine gait for the role of Adam.
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The character of Emma Nelson was named after the Emmy Award won for the episode of "Degrassi Junior High" where Spike tells her mom she is pregnant.
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Emma was the first person to talk in Degrassi.
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There have been two characters with Bi-polar disorder: Craig Manning and Eli Goldsworthy.
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There have been three Internet creepers in Degrassi: the next generation: Jordan (Emma), Adams (Darcy), and Lovequeen16 (Connor).
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Two sets of characters got married throughout the show's run. The first couple was Snake and Spike (aka, Mr. Simpson and Christine Nelson) and Emma and Spinner.
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Aubrey Graham has admitted he was high on marijuana during his audition.
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Five characters from Degrassi Junior High/Degrassi High have made regular appearances on the show: Snake (now Mr. Simpson), Spike, Joey, Caitlin and Mr. Raditch. Others have made guest appearances or cameos when circumstances have called for it.
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Emma, Manny, and Liberty have all been romantically involved with Damian.
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As of 2012 there are four characters who have done harm to themselves. They include Ellie, Darcy, Adam, and Cam.
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As of 2013, there has been 51 fight scenes. Only thirteen of them ended in a tie and three of them were going on at once in one episode.
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In the episode "White Wedding", Snake's speech to his class starts off "Love: exciting and new..." which are the lyrics to the theme song to "The Love Boat" (1977).
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Similar to his character, Marco Del Rossi, Adamo Ruggiero came out as homosexual in 2008, five years after his character came out on the show.
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By far the most famous Degrassi alum is Aubrey Graham, aka Drake. After wrapping up his character, Jimmy Brooks, Graham went on to become a Grammy Award winning rap musician gaining worldwide fame. He has since released four albums and done collaborations with musicians such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne.
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All of the piercings Spinner (Shane Kippel) displays throughout the show are real. Kippel asked permission from the producers before each piercing, especially his tongue stud which is most noticeable in seasons 3 and 4. He was allowed to keep the piercing after proving it did not affect his speech. While Kippel's piercings were real, all of the piercings Stacey Farber sported while playing the role of Ellie Nash were fake.
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Spinner has had the most girlfriends of any male character throughout the entire show.
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Jimmy and Spinner have both helped each other through issues with their genitals. Spinner confided in Jimmy when he was experiencing uncontrollable erections as well as when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Jimmy confided in Spinner when he was experiencing erectile dysfunction as a result of being paralyzed.
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Emma and Manny have both been in relationships with Jay, Spinner, and Damian.
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In episode 6.16, Paige Michalchuk makes a comment "Move over 'Antonio Bandaras (I)'," a nod to Lauren Collins movie Take the Lead (2006) in which Antonio is her dance teacher.
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Mike Lobel remains to be the oldest student cast member in the show's history. Lobel was born in 1984 making him older than the second oldest original cast member, Daniel Clark.
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Both parts of "Accidents Will Happen" were not aired in the United States prior to 2006. US based channel, The N, premiered the episode during an "every episode ever" marathon of Degrassi before the premiere of the sixth season despite the episodes originally airing in Canada in 2004.
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Marco's obsession with Bollywood style musicals extends into season three as the school's semi-formal dance is titled, Bollywood Nights.
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Liberty, Marco, and Manny were not seen in either "Time Stands Still" installment despite being series regulars. Even though they were not in either installment, all three characters exhibited disgust with the event in later episodes; Manny breaks up with Spinner after he confesses, Marco teams with Jimmy and Craig in alienating Spinner, and Liberty adapts Dracula into a play to help the school heal and see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Every girl romantically linked to J.T. Yorke had been pregnant at some point; Manny terminated her pregnancy with Craig's child, Liberty gave up her and J.T.'s son for adoption, and Mia had a daughter from a previous relationship.
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Manny is the only Filipino character to appear on Degrassi.
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A total of ten characters were held back one or more year in school: Sean Cameron, Ashley Kerwin, Jimmy Brooks, Gavin 'Spinner' Mason, Rick Murray, Fiona Coyne, Drew Torres, Tori Santamaria, Mike Dallas, and Imogen Moreno.
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All of Spinner Mason's girlfriends had been sexually taken advantage of in some way. Paige was raped by Dean at a house party, Manny was filmed topless by Peter while drunk at a party, Darcy was roofied and date raped at a ski resort, Jane was molested by her father, and Emma was stalked and nearly molested by an internet predator.
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A total of eight characters have been diagnosed with a mental or learning disability: Craig Manning and Eli Goldsworthy are bipolar, Spinner Mason has ADHD, Anya MacPherson and Zoe Rivas have dyslexia, Connor DeLaurier has Asperger's Syndrome, Joey Jeremiah has disgraphia, and Liberty Van Zandt has dyscalculia.
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A large amount of the original student cast members are Jewish. These actors include Jake Epstein, Stacey Farber, Jake Goldsbie, Aubrey Graham, Lauren Collins, and Shane Kippel.
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The first students to mock Marco for his suspected homosexuality were Spinner, Jimmy, and Sean.
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Alli Bhandari has had more relationships than any other female character in Degrassi history.
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Emma, Manny, and Liberty have all been nude in public. Emma took her Purple Dragon dress off in front of a crowd. Manny took her dress off for Peter's video camera when intoxicated. And Liberty has streaked after getting drunk.
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Marco has been the focus of 3 episodes with "heart" in the title. Ellie, KC, Peter, and Alli have also had episodes with heart in the title.
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Ellie Nash (Stacey Farber) is referred to as "Frosh" by her newspaper editor and boyfriend, Jesse Stefanovic, throughout seasons six and seven.
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Degrassi Community School only had grades 7 and 8 in the first season. At the beginning of season two, Degrassi was expanded to house grades 7 through 12. The city's budget cuts were cited as reason for closing a high school and expanding Degrassi.
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Shane Kippel, Miriam McDonald, and Cassie Steele were the only original student cast members to remain on the show until 2010. The other original student cast members left anywhere from seasons 7 through 9.
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Similar to his character, Gavin "Spinner" Mason, Shane Kippel is a drummer in real life. Kippel drums in a rock band, Dear Love, in and around Toronto, Canada. He has a presence on Twitter and regularly tweets fans and his former Degrassi cast mates.
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Daniel Clark left acting altogether after wrapping up his character, Sean Cameron, in 2008. He went on to major in Political Communications at New York University where he worked as a digital news associate for ABC News. He is an anchor and associate producer for Fusion in Miami, FL.
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Jake Epstein made the move to Broadway after wrapping up his tenure on Degrassi as troubled musician, Craig Manning. Epstein has starred in Broadway musicals such as Green Day's American Idiot, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and played the lead role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
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Just like Paige and Marco in the show, Lauren Collins and Adamo Ruggiero are very close friends and are seen together frequently.
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Sarah Barrable-Tishauer left acting altogether after her time with the show was over. She played the over achieving Liberty Van Zandt, so it is no surprise that she left to pursue a career. She is working in Canada as a graphic designer.
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Toby Isaacs, played by Jake Goldsbie, and Terri McGreggor, played by Christina Schmidt, were the only original characters to never have sex during the course of the show. Emma, Manny, Liberty, J.T., Ashley, Craig, Sean, Jimmy, Hazel, Spinner, Paige, and Ellie all lost their virginity at some point throughout the show. Toby dated Spinner's sister Kendra but the relationship ended before intimacy as did Terri's abusive relationship with Rick.
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Spinner's adopted sister, Kendra Mason (played by Katie Lai), was suddenly written out of the show after the end of season 3 in 2004. The last episode in which Lai appeared as Kendra was the season 3 finale titled "The Power of Love." After that the character was never seen or mentioned again.
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Shane Kippel lost over 50lbs after the first season in 2001. Kippel stated that seeing himself as Spinner Mason on television embarrassed him and motivated him to lose weight for future seasons. As a result, Spinner went from being just the basketball manager to actually becoming an athlete. Spinner went on to play soccer, field hockey, and basketball.
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Sarah Barrable-Tishauer originally auditioned for the role of Manny Santos. The role of Manny ultimately went to Cassie Steele while Barrable-Tishauer was cast as Liberty Van Zandt.
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Christina Schmidt was the first original cast member to leave the show after less than three full seasons. Although Schmidt left prior to the finale of season three she remained in the opening sequence.
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Daniel Clark is the only original cast member who was not born in Canada.
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Jake Goldsbie originally auditioned for the role of J.T. Yorke. Goldsbie was ultimately cast as J.T.'s best friend, Toby Isaacs. The role of J.T. went to 'Ryan Cooley'.
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Degrassi Community School's main rivals include Bardell and Lakehurst. Paige's rapist, Dean, was a student at Bardell while the group of students that murdered J.T. were from Lakehurst.
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Adamo Ruggiero originally auditioned for the role of Craig Manning. Ruggiero was ultimately cast as Marco Del Rossi while the role of Craig went to Jake Epstein.
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Although Alex (Deanna Casaluce) was involved with the paint and feathers prank on Rick Murray (Ephraim Ellis), she did not receive the same punishment that Spinner and Jay received. The two boys were ultimately expelled from Degrassi after admitting responsibility for the prank while Alex went on to stay in school, graduate, and become friends with Jimmy who was paralyzed as a result of the prank.
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Downtown Sasquatch and PMS are the only Degrassi bands to have more than one song. Downtown Sasquatch produced the most songs and played the most shows.
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Kevin Smith had a childhood crush on Caitlin Ryan (Stacie Mistysyn), so he wanted to relate most with Caitlin in his guest episodes for Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh.
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"Shout" was aired as a 90min special in the United States. The US based channel, The N, combined both installments of "Shout" and "How Soon is Now?" into one episode despite the last half hour taking place at the end of the school year.
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"When Doves Cry," "Tears are Not Enough," "Accidents Will Happen," "Time Stands Still," and "Ghost in the Machine" were not aired separately in the United States despite being two-part episodes. The US based channel, The N, aired each set as a 60min specials to keep the series runs shorter.
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Marco is the only character to refer to Jimmy Brooks as "Jim."
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A majority of the wardrobe worn by Aubrey Graham (Jimmy Brooks) from the second season through the end of his run on the show is Triple Five Soul.
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Students actively involved in the "Fight For Your Right" food fight were Emma, Toby, J.T., Jimmy, Paige, Marco, and Craig. Emma was ultimately the only student to receive disciplinary action.
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The US versions of many earlier episodes were edited to remove a majority of gay slurs, homophobia, sexual innuendos, and sexual activity. Unedited "director's cuts" of the episodes were aired in Canada and can be seen on the home DVD releases.
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The hotel where Emma meets Jordan in the series premiere is named the "Bartley Valley" after the street in Toronto the show is filmed on.
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Jake Epstein won a Gemini award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Television Show in 2003 for his portrayal of Craig Manning.
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Peter Stone (Jamie Johnston)was originally supposed to come out as a bisexual, but the writers decided against it.
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Charlotte Arnold auditioned for a total of four Degrassi roles before landing the role of Holly J Sinclair; she originally auditioned for the roles of Manny and Emma, a character who never made it into season four, and Anya.
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Deanna Casaluce originally auditioned for the role of Paige Michalchuk before being cast as Alex Nunez in season three.
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Dylan Michalchuk (John Bregar) was mentioned by Paige in seasons one and two as her "older gay brother," but he was not introduced as a character until season three.
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Most of the popular kids referred to Emma as "Cause-girl" due to the fact that she was always protesting something. Paige stopped referring to Emma as the nickname after they joined forces to protest Rick Murray returning to Degrassi after abusing their friend, Terri.
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Ashley Kerwin (Melissa McIntyre) is the only Degrassi character to have a set of same-sex parents. Ashley's father, Robert, married his partner during season four.
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Manuella "Manny" Santos was a first generation Canadian. Marco Del Rossi was also a first generation Canadian as his parents were both Italian.
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Although Spinner Mason went on to graduate from high school after his expulsion from Degrassi, Jay Hogart never completed high school.
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Sean Cameron's nickname throughout season three was "Slim Shady"
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Sean Cameron was the first Degrassi character to enlist in the Army. He was also the first character to go to prison.
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Caitlin Ryan was caught by Ellie kissing her boyfriend Jesse in the main office of The Core. Caitlin was Ellie's former journalism mentor. This was the second time Jesse cheated on Ellie.
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Ellie Nash was involved with every member of Craig's band, Downtown Sasquatch, at some point in time. She gave her number to Spinner, acted as Marco's girlfriend, was crushed on by Jimmy, and she kissed Craig twice. She was also Ashley's best friend.
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Emma Nelson was the first character to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Emma developed the disorder after having a gun pointed at her during the Degrassi shooting in season four.
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Manny Santos was the first Degrassi student to experience a pregnancy.
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Emma Nelson said the first line of the series.
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Both characters named James went by nicknames. James Brooks was better known as Jimmy and James Tiberius Yorke was better known as J.T.
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Both times Paige broke her leg was indirectly caused by Manny Santos.
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Three of Liberty's crushes were ex-boyfriends of Emma. She crushed on Sean Cameron after J.T. denied her, she crushed on Chris Sharpe after he and Emma broke up, and she later targeted Damian Hayes.
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Three relationships have begun in detention. Sean Cameron started dating Ellie Nash and Jimmy Brooks started dating Hazel Aden after sneaking onto the roof of Degrassi during detention. Liberty and J.T. began dating after kissing in detention they received for insulting Principal Raditch.
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Peter Stone was the first character to say the word "bitch."
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Liberty was the only Degrassi student council member to remain president for two years in a row.
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Spinner Mason was the first character to use medical marijuana.
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Peter was the first character to have a secret relationships that were not due to infidelity. He was forced to keep his relationship with Emma a secret due to her best friend hating him. He was also forced to keep his relationship with Darcy a secret due to their parents not approving.
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Toby was one the first male character to have an eating disorder. Toby developed bulimia while trying to make the Degrassi wrestling team. He was ultimately kicked off of the team by Coach Armstrong.
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Two characters crashed a vehicle after finding out Liberty was pregnant. Toby crashed his remote control car into a trashcan when J.T. told him and J.T. crashed his car into a bus stop when Liberty told him.
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Terri MacGregor was the first character to mention the infamous, unseen character Heather Sinclair.
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Hazel Aden was one of two main Spirit Squad members to never become captain. The second was Anya MacPherson.
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Terri was the first character to come to a school event drunk.
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Hazel Aden is the only main character revealed to be a practicing Muslim.
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Hazel was the first character to know that Rick was abusing Terri. Ironically enough, she was the one who convinced Terri to start dating Rick.
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Griffin Pierce-Taylor was the first Degrassi character to be revealed as HIV positive.
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Marco Del Rossi has had an episode in every season where his sexuality was a main focus.
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When desperate for cash, Marco has turned to gambling twice. He began playing online poker and played poker illegally with Jay's mechanic buddies while trying to fund a Spring Break trip with Spinner. He later began betting on horse races while trying to get money to go to clubbing.
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Manny and Jay's relationship began when she bribed him into pretending to be her boyfriend during her 18th birthday debut.
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Marco is the only male valedictorian to graduate from Degrassi. All other valedictorians have been female.
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Daphne Hatzilakos was commonly referred to as "Ms. Hot Sauce" by male students. The nickname stuck with her even after she became Degrassi's principal.
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Mr. Simpson is the only character to be a regular throughout every season of Degrassi, including Degrassi Junior High.
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Similar to Paige Michalchuk, Mr. Simpson attended Banting University.
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Jimmy and Ashley have only almost had sex. In season one, Ashley decides to tell Jimmy she's ready to have sex just to try and get back at Paige but the couple ultimately decided they weren't ready. In season six, the couple once again tries to take their relationship to an intimate level but Jimmy experiences erectile dysfunction as a result of being paralyzed. Even though the couple dated through season seven, it was never revealed on if they were ever successful in having sex.
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The start of the feud between Degrassi and Lakehurst began after a fight broke out between the students in the episode, "Can't Hardly Wait." It also served as the introduction of Lakehurst transplant, Mia Jones (Nina Dobrev), who started the fight after an ex-boyfriend insulted her at a basketball game.
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Despite several friends knowing about the incident, the only one who accompanied Paige to her rape trial was Spinner.
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Jane Vaughn's real name is Anastasia Jane Valieri. She is the biological sister of Lucas Valieri, the father of Mia Jones' daughter.
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Danny Van Zandt was the first younger sibling of a main character to later become a main character. He was introduced as Liberty's younger brother in season four.
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Danny was once babysat by Manny.
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Darcy's username for her MyRoom page was "cheergirl."
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Manny's father, Joseph Santos, owned and operated a dry cleaning store.
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Banting University was always referred to by Degrassi students as the "Harvard of the North." Paige Michalchuk was accepted into Banting and wound up dropping out before completing her first semester. Damian Hayes and Liberty Van Zandt were both accepted, but Damian was the only one to attend. Mr. Simpson and Paige's mother, Rose, were the only known Degrassi characters to complete an education at Banting.
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The last shot of Liberty, Emma, Toby, and Manny as students of Degrassi CS are of them standing in the J.T. Yorke Memorial Garden, formerly known as the Zen Garden.
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Even though Emma and Liberty graduated from Degrassi as friends they did struggle with their friendship since grade seven. Emma unintentionally starts a rumor that Liberty was being molested by Coach Armstrong, Liberty blames favoritism as a reason why she lost the science fair to Emma's "Mind-Body Connection" project, Emma gets jealous when Liberty begins crushing on Chris Sharpe, Liberty's ex-boyfriend J.T. was murdered at a party thrown at Emma's house, and Liberty kisses Emma's boyfriend Damian at senior prom.
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Liberty, Emma, and Manny all attended Smithdale University.
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Connor DeLaurier wore the same outfit throughout season 8.
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Clare Edwards' common nickname was Saint Clare.
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Adamo Ruggiero is the only openly gay actor in Degrassi history.
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Connor was the first character to become obsessed with women's undergarments.
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Clare has been kissed by more boys than any other female character.
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After their time on the show, Jake Epstein and Mike Lobel formed a band called "The Grassi."
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Connor's parents must have met at either Degrassi or Banting University as they were close enough to Mr. Simpson to name him as Connor's godfather.
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Shane Kippel once said it was awkward as a Jewish man to portray a devout Christian character.
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Three actors from the Canadian television series, Radio Free Roscoe, appeared on Degrassi at some point in time. Nathan Stephenson appeared as Griffin, Kate Todd appeared as Natasha the Purple Dragon girl, and 'Al Mukadam (I)' appeared as Mohammed, the boy who made fun of Terri for being overweight.
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Alex Steele is the only actor in Degrassi history to portray two different characters. She originally debuted as Craig Manning's half-sister, Angela Jeremiah, but she was written out of the show after season 5. She returned in season 11 as a new character, Tori Santamaria.
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Travis Donegan was fired for showing up late too many times. As a result, his character Towerz was written out of the show after just one season.
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Adam Torres is the first scripted teenage transgendered character in television history.
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Degrassi was the first show to say the word "blowjob" to air on any Viacom owned network.
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Darryl Armstrong committed suicide on January 30, 2005 in Toronto. He played Dylan Michalchuk's ex-boyfriend, Tom. He appeared in the season 3 episode, "It's Raining Men," less than a year before his death.
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The title of the show was shortened to Degrassi from Degrassi: The Next Generation after the ninth season.
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The Dot Grill debuted in season three as a new hangout for Degrassi students and members of the local community. Characters who have worked at The Dot include Gavin 'Spinner' Mason, Paige Michalchuk, Jay Hogart, Emma Nelson, Peter Stone, Holly J Sinclair, Mark Fitzgerald, Leo Lauzon, and Eli Goldsworthy.
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Spinner worked at The Dot Grill from season 3 all the way through season 9 working his way up from a bus boy to the manager. Spinner made a cameo in season 14 and revealed himself to still be working at The Dot Grill as he conducts Eli's job interview.
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Spinner lied to everyone but Holly J about being accepted into the Police Academy. Law enforcement was listed as one of his career options in season 6, but he didn't decide to apply until season 8. His application was ultimately rejected.
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Dr. Sally, the infamous Degrassi sex lady, was portrayed by well-known Canadian sex educator, Sue Johanson. She appeared twice in Degrassi: The Next Generation as well as in Degrassi High in 1989.
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Dr. Sally gave Ellie the advice and courage to ask Marco if he liked her as anything more than friends.
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Both Marco Del Rossi and Alli Bhandari have developed addictions to gambling.
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An early nickname by her friends for Clare Edwards was "Clare Bear".
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Adamo Ruggiero auditioned for the role of Craig Manning, which went to Jake Epstein, but he was cast as Craig's best friend Marco Del Rossi instead.
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Jake Epstein (Craig Manning) was born on January 16, 1987, only two days before the premiere of Degrassi High (1987).
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Filmed on Bartley Drive, off of Bermundsey Road, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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A hot lunch at Degrassi ran anywhere from $3.99 to $4.99, plus tax.
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Manny's most notable catchphrase was "cuckoo bananas."
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J.T Yorke was the first character to abuse prescription medication.
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Paige was the first bisexual character to be revealed.
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Paige Michalchuk's main catchphrase is "hun"
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Toby Isaacs' grandparents were killed in the Holocaust.
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The Ravine is notorious for being a spot students go to do bad things.
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The climax of the feud between Degrassi and Lakehurst was the murder of J.T. Yorke. J.T. was ambushed by two rival boys outside of a house party where Lakehurst students were forcefully removed from.
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Cameo 

Billy Ray Cyrus:  Appears as The Duke, the fugitive limo driver in "The Power of Love."
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Alanis Morissette:  Appears as the school principal in "Goin' Down the Road - Part One."
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

As of 2014 there have been seven deaths: Craig's dad (car wreck), Rick (school shooting), J.T. Yorke (murdered by Lakehurst thug), Anson (murdered by Bianca), Campbell Saunders (suicide), Paula (cancer), and Adam Torres (car wreck from texting and driving).
As of Season 14, Stephen Brogren is the only main member of the original cast to still be on the show.
Four characters have made attempts to kill themselves during the show. Ellie almost drowned herself (she can't swim) in "Degrassi Goes Hollywood" but is saved by Craig. Craig himself jumps in front of a train in season 2 but is saved by Sean. J.T. Yorke overdoses on drugs due to his stress of losing Liberty, his job, Toby, and his family. He is rushed to the hospital on time though. Darcy slits her wrist in season 7 after she was raped but is found in time by Manny in the showers.
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Six characters at Degrassi have had sexually transmitted diseases. Jay, Alex, Emma, and Amy all had gonorrhea, Johnny was a carrier for HPV, and Darcy contracted chlamydia from her rapist.
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Craig Manning was the first Degrassi character to attempt suicide. He is also the first character to be diagnosed as Bipolar.
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Peter Stone has chronic Halitosis, aka. bad breath. He was publicly humiliated by Jane in class because of it.
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Both of Jane's relationships were boys Holly J crushed on or dated at one point in time.
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Kendra Mason was the first adopted character. Derek Haig followed suit and revealed he was adopted to Liberty in season five.
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Derek Haig was the only season eight regular to not appear in season nine.
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Jimmy and Hazel had the second longest lasting relationship at Degrassi.
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Degrassi's first break-up was Jimmy and Ashley in season one.
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Spinner won every fight he engaged in with Johnny DiMarco.
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Jimmy caught his father cheating with another woman, but he wasn't the first character to witness parental infidelity. Emma caught Mr. Simpson making out with Principal Hatzilakos in a movie theater.
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Both Claire and Darcy Edwards lost their virginity junior year.
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Darcy was not the first rape victim at Degrassi, but she was the first to attempt suicide as a result.
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Lucas Valieri dropped out of Degrassi during his senior year.
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Jane and Mia were best friends before Mia was impregnated by Jane's brother, Lucas.
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Mia Jones was the youngest teen mother in Degrassi history. She got pregnant with and gave birth to her daughter, Isabella, at age 13.
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Pat Mastroianni (Joey Jeremiah) suddenly left the show after season five. It was revealed halfway through season six that Joey was selling his home and moving to Calgary.
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Damian Hayes was the only regular character to not pass 10 episodes. He also was not featured or mentioned after the finale of season seven.
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Damian and Manny had the shortest relationship in Degrassi history as it lasted less than 45 minutes.
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In Damian's short time at Degrassi he was romantically involved with three girls.
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