Aug 17, 2010
Degrassi Junior High “Best Laid Plans” (part 1 of 4)
Previously on Degrassi Junior High: Caitlin Ryan was having crazy lesbo sex dreams about Ms. Avery. But we’ve all been there, am I right? Rumors were flying around the school like crazy: Ms. Avery’s gay, Caitlin’s gay, Rick is a thief, Arthur and Yick are sick voyeurs… Okay, maybe that last rumor is one that I, personally, am trying to start.
But when all was said and done, we learned that having dreams about your teacher of the same sex doesn’t necessarily mean you’re gay, but wearing a lavender suit and awesome shades does mean you’re a pimp.
Aaaand moving right along, we come to what I feel is one of the most intentionally funny episodes of the first season of Degrassi Junior High, if not the whole series, “Best Laid Plans”.
As you can probably guess, the title is inspired by the same famous line that inspired John Steinbeck, the one from 18th Century Scottish poet Robert Burns. You all know it, I’m sure. “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.” And things are going to go very, very aft a-gley in this episode, you can quote me on that. In addition, there’s an obvious double entendre right there in the title, which I think you’ll all figure out pretty quickly.