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#51 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@branthog said:

@sor_eddie said:

I mean, "Degrossi"? There's not even a f'ing letter O in it, Jeff! Why would you say it that way?

And he said it multiple times and the rest of the Bomb squad started saying it that way too. I'm way angrier about this than I really should be!

To be fair, it's pretty gross and the cast is pretty gross (not personally, but in that 1980s way that only a show like Degrassi was able to capture). Honestly, I'm surprised how many people under 30 or 35 have even heard of Degrassi. When I saw it a few times on TV in the late 80s / early 90s, I was pretty sure even *I* was probably a late-comer to it.

uh, it came back in 2001 and has been going ever since.

#52 Posted by NUCLEAR_CHIRON (19 posts) -

@animasta: He was talking about Degrassi Junior High, and that aired in the 80s and into the 90s as Degrassi High. It's part of the same continuity though with a lot of the kids from the old show being adults in the new stuff.

#53 Edited by Branthog (7476 posts) -

@animasta said:

@branthog said:

@sor_eddie said:

I mean, "Degrossi"? There's not even a f'ing letter O in it, Jeff! Why would you say it that way?

And he said it multiple times and the rest of the Bomb squad started saying it that way too. I'm way angrier about this than I really should be!

To be fair, it's pretty gross and the cast is pretty gross (not personally, but in that 1980s way that only a show like Degrassi was able to capture). Honestly, I'm surprised how many people under 30 or 35 have even heard of Degrassi. When I saw it a few times on TV in the late 80s / early 90s, I was pretty sure even *I* was probably a late-comer to it.

uh, it came back in 2001 and has been going ever since.

... WTF. Why would anyone bring that crap back?! I thought we did away with "after school special" shows in the mid 90s?!

#54 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

My dad's a hard ass ex navy guy and one time I caught him watching Degrassi. Sure you were channel surfing old man. Sure. I bet it was because of the lesbians. Also this is hilarious:

#55 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3851 posts) -

I'm tired of Jeff's anti-Canadian agenda. He constantly preaches his northern hate to everyone who will listen.
NO MORE JEFF! NO MORE!

#56 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

@branthog: soap opera for teens? why wouldn't it come back? I mean after 90210, dawson's creek, etc... they found an audience ready for it.

#57 Posted by Branthog (7476 posts) -

@animasta said:

@branthog: soap opera for teens? why wouldn't it come back? I mean after 90210, dawson's creek, etc... they found an audience ready for it.

Yeah, but Degrassi isn't in the same league as those shows. Those shows, while pretty much crap (well, I don't know anything about Dawson's) are actual shows. Degrassi isn't so much a "soap opera for teens" as it is cheesey PBS, public school "after school special" programming, meant to teach you the woes of doing drugs, hanging out with "bad kids", getting pregnant, having an abortion, or multi-racial dating. I can understand why kids would watch it when they're forced to during class time, but it baffles me why anyone would willingly watch it (especially kids today, who seem a lot more sophisticated about their entertainment).

#58 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4187 posts) -

I would pronounce Degrassi like that too. If you mean there's a vowel with that oh, then yea.

I eat pee-can pie.. I can't think of anything else.

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#59 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Yeah, well I'm offended by the way that Canadians say "pasta" and "garage" and you don't see me whining about it.

#60 Posted by NUCLEAR_CHIRON (19 posts) -

@branthog: All those shows deal with those sorts of issues too, but they are way tamer than the stuff on Degrassi. Jeff was totally right when he said how it deals with stuff that would never make it on American network TV. Like whenever I watch new episodes, my mom always says, "That shouldn't be on TV." I also really like the formula and how things just always keep getting worse for everybody. It's almost like a teenage melodrama version of Breaking Bad in that you just watch awful things happen to people over and over.

#61 Edited by GreggD (4486 posts) -

@mcghee: Let's hang out in my gay-ridge and listen to Rush records while we eat poutine.

#62 Posted by Sor_Eddie (90 posts) -

@branthog: Uhh, Degrassi TNG (the relaunched version) has been pretty much receiving universal critical acclaim and awards for the storylines and quality of writing/acting since it started in 2001, with most reviews saying about how much infinitely better of a show it is/was than its American equivalents are. Not to mention daring - you're not going to have an American network show with a female-to-male transgendered main character, let alone a show aimed at teens.

#63 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Once I had a customer at work tell me I look like a character from Degrassi. I tried to figure out which one, but apparently the show has 8 million characters.

#64 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1556 posts) -

I don't understand what's going on here. It is frightening me

#65 Posted by villainy (554 posts) -

@lanechanger said:
@demoskinos said:

@themanwithnoplan: Hot protip drag n' drop gifs into the text box to make them play automatically!

I think the way he had it was intentional/perfect actually. That deceptive smile in the still, followed by Jeff's response. Awesome.

@villainy said:

@themanwithnoplan: I approve of your insert gif vs. drag and drop gif use. Clicking adds the necessary official dramatic effect.

Thank you for providing the proper gif to complement my complement of a gif.

Giant Bomb forums. You want prom queens? Fuck you. We got real people. We learned from the best or we'd die like the.. Fuck you. Giant Bomb is here to stay. Say otherwise and you're a human piece of shit.

(Sorry @themanwithnoplan and any other readers no offense intended. I deal with things slowly, hope you understand)

#66 Posted by Flappy (2190 posts) -

My dad's a hard ass ex navy guy and one time I caught him watching Degrassi. Sure you were channel surfing old man. Sure. I bet it was because of the lesbians. Also this is hilarious:

That's Degrassi: The Next Generation in a nutshell. Whenever someone isn't doing drugs/cheating/getting pregnant/discovering their sexuality, they're getting stabbed/shot/etc...

It's like High School, but spiced up with two times the amount of drama. So many STDs...

#67 Posted by mosespippy (4106 posts) -

I mean, "Degrossi"? There's not even a f'ing letter O in it, Jeff! Why would you say it that way?

And he said it multiple times and the rest of the Bomb squad started saying it that way too. I'm way angrier about this than I really should be!

Look, if anyone knows how to pronounce Degrassi it's the guy whose band wrote not one but two songs referencing it. So just sit back, relax and enjoy the music.

#68 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Started from the bottom

#69 Posted by gplex (4 posts) -

Could someone kindly point me to where this discussion takes place?

#70 Posted by Sor_Eddie (90 posts) -

@gplex: It was on the 07-23-2013 episode of the Bombcast, towards the end of it. It was around the same time they talked about salesrabbit.