Degrassi Junior High “The Experiment” (part 2 of 4)
Cut to the Swank Gym. The boys are all lined up in front of a basketball net, taking turns making baskets, while an adult woman looks on. See, they’re teasing us here, trying to trick us into thinking Degrassi has more than two faculty members. Or that the school actually has a teacher who isn’t Rompin’ Rockin’ Raditch or Sweet Ms. Avery. Naturally, this “gym teacher”, if that’s who this woman is supposed to be, will never get a name, and I’m fairly confident she’s never seen again.
So first up at the free throw line is Snake. He’ll be fleshed out a lot more in coming episodes, but for now he’s the sad sack loner who thought he could pick up a guitar and shred his way into the presidency. The sight gag here, of course, is that Snake has about two feet in height over all the other boys trying out. He easily makes the shot.
Next up is Arthur, who completely whiffs it. The very sportsmanlike boys around him have a good hearty laugh about this. Another kid (who we will later learn is named Shane, for those who care) jokes that Arthur could be their “secret weapon” and “play for the other team”. Actually, I think he’s already… Well, you know where I’m going with that.