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October 26th, 2012
We are so excited to celebrate the 300th episode of Degrassi airing tonight at 9 pm ET on MUCH! The ground breaking series has pushed boundaries and changed the landscape of television, bringing issues to the small screen that teens deal with on a daily basis. From pregnancies to suicide, drugs and divorce, sexuality and bullying, no topic has been off limits for Degrassi, giving fans a place to belong.
In honour of Degrassi’s 300th episode we’re celebrating some of Degrassi’s greatest moments that made us cry, made us laugh and made us feel like we could make it through. Don’t miss the 300th episode of Degrassi airing tonight at 9 pm ET on MUCH.
Everybody Wants Something
The most iconic song of the series, The Zit Remedy wrote and shot a music video for their track Everybody Wants Something.
Taking on the brave topic of suicide, Degrassi handled student Claude killing himself in the bathroom at school with sensitivity and realism.
Marco’s First Kiss
As one of the first gay teens on TV, Marco’s first kiss broke ground in the gay community.
Spinner Gets Cancer
From Caitlin’s seizures caused by her epilepsy to Dwayne contracting AIDS to Spinner receiving the prognosis of Cancer, Degrassi has never shied away from discussing the mortality of teens who are battling diseases.
Darcy Is Raped
After being roofied and raped at a party, Darcy’s depression from the events led to her slitting her wrists in a suicide attempt. Thankfully, she survived and her road to recovery was shown in following seasons.
Jimmy Gets Shot
When Spinner and Jay blame their practical joke on Jimmy, Rick gets revenge by shooting the teenager in the back, leaving him paralyzed.
In one of the most shocking exits from Degrassi, JT is stabbed in the back by a student from a rival school. The JT Yorke memorial still stands in the halls of Degrassi.
Liberty and Manny Get Pregnant
While Liberty decided to go through with her pregnancy even after the death of her boyfriend JT, Manny made the difficult decision to have an abortion.
Shark In The Water
The Shark In The Water video ushered in the current format of Degrassi, giving us more episodes and more drama than ever.
Fiona and Declan’s Twincest
Desperate for her brother’s love and attention, Fiona shocked audiences when she kissed her twin brother Declan.
Eli and Fitz’s Final Fight
After battling each other all school year, Eli and Fitz’s final dramatic confrontation resulted in a moment that Degrassi fans will never forget.
From Grace to Adam
For the first time on television, Degrassi introduced transgender character Adam, winning praise around the world from LGBTQ groups and bringing awareness to the transgender community.