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"Pass The Dutchie"

Season 7 Episode 10
Canadian airdate: February 22nd, 2008

Boycott the Caf name: "Spinner Gets High"
Important characters: Spinner, Paige
Issue of the Week: Life is bullshit man. Let's smoke a bowl at Steve's and start a band. Fuck this.

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Spinner, Jimmy and Jane are playing pool. Actually, Jimmy is just sitting there. Pool is a two person game and I don't even know if Jimmy would be able to play. Spinner has a mullet wig on, and when Jay asks him about it, he takes it off and tells Jay he has cancer. Jay had an awesome reaction there for a minute before he learned that Spinner has cancer, because he just thought Spinner ripped his entire head of hair right off.

Jay tells Spinner to get some medical marijuana to deal with the pain of cancer, but teenagers aren't allowed that stuff. Is Spinner still a teenager? A lot of people reach 18 in their senior year, and this is his second senior year. I don't think 18 and 19 constitute being a teenager. When I was that age, I thought of myself as an adult--Lord knows the courts tried me as one! Zoink!

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Spinner goes to English class the next and Darcy bumps into him in the doorway in order to rub off some of his scent. Spinner has been very sick because of the chemotherapy and eats crackers to keep his stomach working. The crackers don't help and Spinner throws up on Ms. Kwan. That wasn't due to him being sick, Spinner just used it as an excuse to get away with throwing up on Kwan. He's been waiting six years to do that.

Because he is so sick, Hotass suggests he stay home for the next six weeks. Spinner doesn't want to because it will mean he'll miss too much school and have to repeat again, because Degrassi sure as shit isn't going to let him do any school work at home. They just want Spinner to be back for next season (he'll be the Tim Meadows to their SNL, only entertaining). Spinner doesn't want to be held back and says Jimmy and him made a pack to graduate together. Hotass says they can always hold Jimmy back too.

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To make sure the pain doesn't keep him out of school, he gets some weed from Jay. Now he's healthy enough to stay in school and watch Youtube while in Media Immersion. They try to chalk that up to Spinner being stoned, but everyone else in class is going to be watching Youtube too. Maybe they're all high--high on Youtube! Zoink!

Darcy catches Spinner at the Dot. She finds out about him smoking the pot and talks about how school is so worthless and life is so hard. She doesn't mention anything about getting raped, so as far as Spinner knows, Darcy just wants to mooch free weed for the hell of it. They smoke weed outside the Dot. I think that's kind of legal in Canada or something. I hope Canada goes further in legalizing stuff that's not in America and eventually become a super Vegas. So far I only know of pot and gay marriage, but there is a lot further they can do. Then you'll have Americans having discussions like this in their offices Monday morning:

Ted: How was your weekend?

Fred: Great. I went up to Canada--hit up some casinos, spent a night with an underage Asian ladyboy hooker, did some cocaine in a library, married my brother, and shot five guys.

Ted: They let you shoot people in Canada now?

Fred: As long as you buy a license. Or say you have a licence. They don't check.

Jane has been getting mad at Spinner for not wanting to go out and do anything with her while he is sick with a possibly fatal disease. Spinner confesses that he has been getting high with Darcy and they had the most amazing talk, mostly about how come we don't have flying cars yet.

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Spinner and Darcy blow off school to get high, presumably in the ravine. Darcy bitches some more about how life's a prison.

Darcy: Sometimes I think that we're in the prison and the prisoners are not.

Spinner: Right. That's weird.

Darcy: It's like the walls are keeping us out.

Spinner: Yeah.

Darcy: Know what I mean?

Spinner: Kind of.

Darcy: We all live in our own prisons, Spinner. I mean, we'll all trapped in these bodies. School's a prison.

Spinner: This conversation is a prison. You can't get out of it.

At that moment, it finally dawns on Spin that Darcy is a whiny moron. He needs to get back in school and make good with Jane, so he steals a bike to race back to Degrassi. The problem is the bike is attached to another bike and he is stoned, so he falls over. This little misstep would destroy most other characters, but Spinner wins the day. He's back in school and with Jane too. Jane has noticed that most girls who break it off with Spinner tend to end up raped. It's called karma.

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Meanwhile, Paige hates her fashion job because it involves getting coffee for her boss and having to reprogram her PDA. Paige needs to tell her boss she doesn't know anything about computers, if she were that smart she wouldn't be in the fashion industry. Her boss also wants her to keep out the Asians. Paige gets so mad she walks out of work, but doesn't consider that quitting. Instead, she takes a couple of personal days to hang out with Marco and Ellie. Ellie tells Paige she doesn't really like her. Paige should have shot back by saying that men don't like Ellie, but instead she behooves the three of them to the movie theater. It's an awesome theater because this is what we heard coming from the sound system:

In a world where men are men and woman are woman, one eunuch holds the fate of all humanity. Teeny Weeny: The JT York Story. Coming this summer.

In keeping with the movie theme, Paige also buys them each a DVD they will like. Paige bought herself Big Trouble in Little China, for Ellie she got a compilation of Pro-Stars cartoons, and for Marco: Naked Studs 5. Paige thinks about quitting her job and Ellie and Marco ask her how she will be able to pay rent. I don't know, how do Marco and Ellie pay rent? They also don't want her to go to college because she failed it. Maybe she should go to a college that isn't as stressful. Paige does go back to her job and finds it slightly less sucky than before.

Rating: B-
It was a Spinner show, which is good, I guess. Unfortunately, this wasn't Spintastic, I have to say.

I don't care about Paige's job, and especially don't care about her whining about it. Come on Paige, you managed to get a well paying job despite not having a college degree or any experience. You're doing way better than me now, and I have a degree. If I had a good job, I sure as shit wouldn't have this much time to devout to this show.

With this is mind, it's a slightly above average episode.

Does It Go There? Sure
Marijuana and such.

What The N didn't want you to see (banned in America!):

  • It looks like they got rid of any shots of Spinner actually smoking. Now we just have to assume Spinner smoked weed because he said so. It's not a good idea to doubt Spinner. He gave us advance warning of 9/11 and the government choose to ignore him. "I don't care what kind of information you've collected, kid. You're not even 13 yet and you're kind of fat."
  • Who Should Get Kicked In The Face This Week? Santa
    I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas. That son of a bitch.
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