I need some advice. Later this spring, I’ll be heading to Toronto with the family, and, as I’ve never been there before, and as don’t generally associate with Canadians, I’m not sure what I should do when I’m there. Or, to be more specific, I’m not sure what I should do, once I’ve scoured the entire city, looking for obscure Degrassi Junior high filming locations. According to Linette, there’s a shoe museum, and good Chinese food, but, as far as I know, that’s about the extent of what the city has to offer… So, if you know of something cool, please leave a comment.
While we’re on the subject of Degrassi, did you hear the news late last week that Neil Hope had passed away? Hope, who played Derek “Wheels” Wheeler in the classic Canadian coming-of-age drama, apparently died five years ago, alone, in a Hamilton, Ontario rooming house, but the news just now became public. Hope, who had a long history of alcoholism, is said to have died of natural causes.
Speaking of Hope, here’s one of my favorite episodes that centers around his character. It’s called, Best Laid Plans.
And I know that it’s unlikely, but I’d like to see if maybe I could convince Pat Mastroianni, who played Joey Jeremiah, to recreate the drugstore scene that takes place at the 16-minute mark, with me filling in for Wheels. I think that would be incredibly cool.
And, yes, apparently all of the episodes of Degrassi Junior High are now available on YouTube… Enjoy!