Degrassi Junior High

Season 3 Episode 10

Twenty Bucks

Aired Sunday 5:00 PM Jan 30, 1989 on CBC

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  • Melanie needs $20 for a concert ticket. Shane won't give Spike child support in order to go to the concert, and Spike had counted on it to go too. BLT bets Joey $20 that he can't get a date.

    Good episode to show how teens can tend to be irresponsible with money, and learn to manage it. Key word being learn. Melanie especially needs to learn it, as her parents are divorced and money is tight for both of them. Her mom implies that she's had trouble managing money too, and doesn't want Melanie to be like that either. And how things don't always turn out to be counted on, like that Melanie's babysitting job fell through. Also I loved the part with Spike and Shane. So typical of teen parents, but many young parents go through the exact same thing. Both want a break; dad from working hard all the time and mom from being with the baby all the time. It's really nice how Spike's mom comes through, but she's been there herself, and knows how important it is to have a break as a new mom. The part with Joey is so fun to watch; how he keeps asking girls out, and they turn him down. Being popular isn't all it's cracked up to be. And neither is dating Caitlin, who figures it out and sees through it later. Is it legal to rip up money, though?