Degrassi Junior High

Season 1 Episode 7

The Best Laid Plans

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Aired Sunday 5:00 PM Mar 01, 1987 on CBC
9.4
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Stephanie asks Wheels out on another date, and rumours start floating around the school that they will have sex on their date. Wheels unknowingly buys condoms at the drugstore where Stephanie's mother works. All pressure and plans are quickly ended, when Wheels arrives at Stephanie's house for their date, and Stephanie's mom recognizes him from the drugstore. Yick gets a hold of one of his brother's X-Rated videos, and plans to watch it at Arthur's house.moreless

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  • Steph asks out Wheels. Yick and Arthur plan to watch an adult video.

    8.5
    "The Best Laid Plans" is such an entertaining Degrassi Junior High episode. I love how Stephanie asks out Wheels, then there's all these rumours that they may have sex on their date. I love how Joey convinces Wheels to buy condoms. I love how Steph gets caught dressing in her "sexy" clothes and she finds out about Steph date with Wheels. I love how Yick and Arthur get excited to watch a porno, and Yick invites a lot of guys over to watch, but they can't since his mom decided to stay home and talk to Steph about sex. I give this episode a 8.5/10.moreless
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    10
    Stephanie asks Wheels out on another date, and rumours start floating around the school that they will have sex on their date. Wheels unknowingly buys condoms at the drugstore where Stephanie's mother works. All pressure and plans are quickly ended, when Wheels arrives at Stephanie's house for their date, and Stephanie's mom recognizes him from the drugstore. Yick gets a hold of one of his brother's X-Rated videos, and plans to watch it at Arthur's house. if anyone does a best degrassi episode list of all the degrassi series, I would put this at the very top. i liked that although steph was the star she didnt steal the show because everyone else in this episode was also great.moreless
  • Stephanie asks Wheels out. Arthur agrees to watch Swamp Sex Robots with Yick. When their mom has a date Friday they both take advantage of the opportunity to do these things. And they both get caught.moreless

    7.8
    This is a good episode dealing with teens talking about sex. It's encouraging how both Wheels and Stephanie ask their parents the deep question of, "how old were you when you first had sex"? Neither answer, so it shows that parents can be shy about that too. Maybe they were scared that if they tell the kids will use that against them. The rumors about them having sex all starts by Erica asking "what if he tries something", without really clarifying what that "something" is. Both of them try to look big on that; saying they're not scared; they'll gladly do it if the other wants. It looks also like Voula and Stephanie are in the process of becoming friends, even if they're not best friends anymore. And Joey, ugh, keeps saying to Wheels "all the guys are counting on you". Do guys really do that; count on one to have sex to see what it's like? That may have had an interesting effect on Shane in It's Late. About mom dating again, I think they both are happy only because they get the house to themselves, but otherwise don't really think about it until Dog Days when she announces plans to remarry. Most kids of divorce fantasize about mom and dad getting back together and dating and remarriage crushes that fantasy. It's good to see that Stephanie admitted that at least she didn't have to do anything. And we never hear how the Swamp Sex Robots turned out, but it seems clear that Stephanie's cover is blown, in front of Yick and Alex anyway.moreless
  • Very learning episode about the sex and the teens

    9.2
    Stephanie and Wheels decided to get a date in movie, but their friends have a pression about their sexuality addicted. Arthur, in his side, find a X-Rated Video and invite seven of his friends without their parents glimpse it. This Degrassi Junior High episode revealed a subject very popular in 80's-90's, but probably least currently, or worst again.
Anais Granofsky

Anais Granofsky

Lucy Fernandez

Dayo Ade

Dayo Ade

Bryant Lister 'BLT' Thomas

Stacie Mistysyn

Stacie Mistysyn

Caitlin Ryan

Stefan Brogren

Stefan Brogren

Archie "Snake" Simpson

Michelle Goodeve

Michelle Goodeve

Ms. Karen Avery

Cathy Keenan

Cathy Keenan

Liz O'Rourke

Pat Beaven

Pat Beaven

Mrs. Kaye

Guest Star

Timm Zemanek

Timm Zemanek

Mr. Wheeler

Recurring Role

Kei Kei Hung

Kei Kei Hung

Wai Lee

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, it is said Wheels is 14. However, by season 3, he is apparently still 14, even though Wheels' birthday was shown in one episode.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mrs.Kaye: We should talk about the facts of life.
      Stephanie: Mother, please. I know all that stuff; I'm not a little kid any more.

    • Arthur: Grade 7s are people too!
      Stephanie: That's debatable.

    • Voula: Stephanie, is it true? Are you really going to go all the way?
      Stephanie: Don't you see, Voula? I already messed up one date. I want him to like me.
      Voula: Well, if that's the only reason he likes you...

    • Joey: Do you like Steph?
      Wheels: Yeah...
      Joey: So what's the problem? Scared?
      Wheels: No!
      Joey: You can't let us down! All the guys are counting on you!

    • Arthur: What do swamp sex robots do, exactly?
      Yick: I don't know, but we'll find out!

    • Mrs. Kaye: You're the boy from the drugstore. What are you doing here? Who are those flowers for?
      Arthur: He's very interested in horticulture.

    • Mrs. Kaye: I don't know what the two of you have planned; but since you [Wheels] bought what you bought, and you [Stephanie] look like a tramp, I intend to find out!

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Urban Legend
      This is much like the urban legend "the blind date" in which a young man goes to buy condoms and strikes up a conversation with the pharmacist/clerk/cashier and gets LOTS of advice and when he goes to get his date TA DA! it's his dates' father or in some cases her wrestler/football player brother.

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