7. “Hark! The Herald Chantay Sings!”

Hey Degrassholes! We’re here bringing you two more episodes from Season 1 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Natasha begins our episode this week with a discussion of “Cabaret”, which literally starts with the “funeral dirge” that is Ashley’s song for the upcoming talent show. How does anyone put up with her? Do panthers actually exist? And most importantly, is that motherfucking Chantay Black in the background of one scene? How long has this woman really been at Degrassi? We talk about Sean Cameron having to do the absolute least to make Emma swoon, #QueenBeeTerri having to resort to communication through tarot cards to deal with a toxic friend, and OMG TOBY SHE IS NEVER GOING TO LIKE YOU BACK.

Next up, Nina guides us through the murky waters of “Under Pressure”, one of the rare episodes where a clear “Clare of the Week” can not be agreed upon. Remember that kid who would want to talk about the answers on the exam immediately after the test was over? You do, don’t you? The image of their face just flashed clearly into your mind even if your last day of school has been 10+ years ago. You’re welcome. We talk through the trauma of exams (and having to deal with that kid), welcome Miss Kwan back from her much needed leave of absence (“New Year, New Look, New Kwan”), and once again feel the need to scream at the top of our lungs “STAY OUT OF IT EMMA!”

So cheers to the weekend, to panthers, to Miss Kwan, and to the specter of Chantay Black! And remember everyone, as Morgan and #QueenBeeTerri (if they gave her enough screentime) would say: You can’t pour sherry from an empty cup. Take care of yourselves!


Stephan, Morgan, Natasha, Nina, and Perino

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