(January 18, 1987-March 6, 1989)
Premise: A group of schoolchildren in Toronto, Ontario dealing with real-life teenage issues
Dayo Ade as Bryant Lister 'BLT' Thomas
David Armin-Parcells as Claude Tanner (1988-1991)
Sara Ballingall as Melanie Brodie
Stefan Brogren as Archie 'Snake' Simpson
Darrin Brown as Dwayne Myers (1986-1987, 1988-1991)
Tammy Campbell as Trudi Owens
Michael Carry as Simon Dexter
Christopher Charlesworth as Scott 'Scooter' Webster (1987-1991)
Sarah Charlesworth as Susie Rivera
Amanda Cook as Lorraine 'L. D.' Delacorte
Irene Courakos as Alexa Pappadopoulos
Angela Deiseach as Erica Farrell
Maureen Deiseach as Heather Farrell
Byrd Dickens as Scott (1988-1990)
Craig Driscoll as Rick Munro
Anais Granofsky as Lucy Fernandez
Michelle Goodeve as Karen Avery
Rebecca Haines as Kathleen Mead
Neil Hope as Derek 'Wheels' Wheeler
Jacy Hunter as Amy Holmes
Cathy Keenan as Liz O' Rourke
Kyra Levy as Maya Goldberg
Pat Mastroianni as Joey Jeremiah
Maureen McKay as Michelle Accette
Stacie Mistysyn as Caitlin Ryan
Billy Parrott as Shane McKay (1986-1988; 1989)
Siluck Saysanasy as Yick Yu
Amanda Stepto as Christine 'Spike' Nelson
Nicole Stoffman as Stephanie Kaye (Kobalewscuy) (1986-1987)
Duncan Waugh as Arthur Kobalewscuy
Why DeGrassi Junior High might be annoying
It was the typical 'after school special.'
The school's most popular rock band, 'The Zit Remedy,' only knew one song and lacked musical talent.
Two episodes dealing with teen pregnancy and lesbianism were banned in the U.K.
Director Kit Hood was unhappy when PBS cut part of an episode about abortion, and accused PBS of giving the episode 'an American ending, all happy and safe.'
The students would call each other 'broomheads.'
Why DeGrassi Junior High might not be annoying
It tackled many teen issues, such as teen pregnancy, abortion, suicide, censorship, divorce, sex, shoplifting, and many others.
It was syndicated to over 45 countries, and contained sub-titles in over 30 languages.
The actors were not glamorized celebrities, instead they were actual schoolchildren that did not look like perfect, airbrushed models.
Most of the child actors did not burn out like most child stars, instead they went on to lead more normal lives or to continue acting (some even act in the spin-off 'Degrassi - The Next Generation').
It was one of the spin-offs of 'The Kids of DeGrassi Street,' along with 'DeGrassi High,' 'DeGrassi High the Next Generation,' 'DeGrassi Talks' and 'DeGrassi: School's Out.'
The directors, writers, and family members of the actors occasionally made cameos in bit parts.
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 288 Votes: 75.35% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 82.61% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 78 Votes: 74.36% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 40 Votes: 67.50% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 144 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 129 Votes: 59.69% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 107 Votes: 51.40% Annoying
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