It has been a slow process, but every now and again, I can see that my persistence in schooling my husband in Canadiana is paying off. Last night provided one of these moments.
Flipping through the many television channels, the resident Yank came across Degrassi: Behind the Scenes
. It was an hour long look at the sets, actors, and story lines behind Degrassi: The Next Generation
. It was funny to see him glued to the television, curious as to what the new season of TNG
would hold. It was even funnier to see his reaction to the future story lines revolving around Manny
. Without a doubt, this new season will prove that The N's tagline for the program, "Degrassi
- It Goes There" is very apt.
Among the behind the scenes glimpses were a few clips from old school Degrassi
episodes. It was the first time that my husband had seen the original version of the Canadian standard as he didn't grow up with the privilege of watching The Kids of Degrassi Street
, Degrassi Junior High
, or Degrassi High
. He was quite surprised to see the character that he knows only as Christine Nelson being called "Spike" with mile high hair, or seeing Joey with his trademark fedora.
I knew for certain that my slow Canadian conversion of the Yank was taking effect when he announced, "We should set the TiVo to record the season premiere of The Next Generation
on Friday night. Oh yeah, and don't forget to set it for Thursday night too because that is when they are airing the four old school episodes of Degrassi Junior High
Yes, indeed. He is definitely under my Canadian spell.