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Adam is the first trans-gender character to be featured on Degrassi.
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Adam is the first scripted trans-gender teen character in television history (not including documentaries or one-time guest roles).
J.T.'s full name "James Tiberius" is a reference to Captain James Tiberius Kirk from Star Trek (1966).
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Smith wrote his own dialogue for his three episode guest appearance as himself.
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.
Alex Steele, who played Angela Jeremiah during seasons 1-5, returned for season 11 to play a new character, Tori Santamaria.
Emma, Manny, and Liberty have all been romantically involved with Damian.
Jordan Todosey had to cut off her long locks and adopt a more masculine gait for the role of Adam.
As of 2012 there are three characters who have done harm to themselves. They include Ellie, Darcy, Adam, and Cam.
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.
There have been two characters with Bi-polar disorder: Craig Manning and Eli Goldsworthy.
With several exceptions in the first season, the episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation are named after '80s songs.
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.
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.
Emma was the first person to talk in Degrassi.
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.
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).
Emma and Manny have both been in relationships with Jay, Spinner, and Damian.
As of 2012, four 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.
There have been three Internet creepers in Degrassi: the next generation: Jordan (Emma), Adams (Darcy), and Lovequeen16 (Connor).
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.
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.
Filmed on Bartley Drive, off of Bermundsey Road, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

As of Season 13, Stephen Brogren is the only main member of the original cast to still be on the show.
As of 2013 there have been 5 deaths: Craig's dad (car wreck), Rick (school shooting), J.T. Yorke (murdered by Lakehurst thug), Anson (murdered by Bianca), and Campbell Saunders (suicide).
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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