Degrassi: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 1

Venus, Part One

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Aired Daily 9:00 PM Sep 19, 2005 on Much Music
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After acting in "Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian Eh" during the summer, Manny is anxious to pursue an acting career. Unfortunately, she is not prepared for the harsh realities of living out her Hollywood dream of fame and stardom. She soon starts to contemplate plastic surgery after a run-in with a sharp-tongued agent. Meanwhile, Craig receives an unwelcome birthday present from Ashley.

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  • Manny will do anything to become an actress.

    9.0
    "Venus" part 1 is a great Degrassi premiere. In this episode Manny will do whatever it takes to become an actress. In this episode she considers getting plastic surgery. Even though, Degrassi does a lot of episodes about body image, this is a great episode because a lot of teenagers don't like their body and wish they had the money for plastic surgery. I'm actually glad that Manny didn't actually get the surgery. The end of the episode is awesome because it's one of Manny's most memorable and quotable moments. It's when Peter films Manny flashing her breasts and saying "I'm gonna be an actress, like academy award winning. And you can sell this video for a million dollars, cause I'm gonna be famous!". I give this episode a 9/10.moreless
  • Not only did Manny show her boobs, her dad called her a slut, and she tried to get a boob job, we now have undeniable proof that Ashley is a terrible person.moreless

    9.5
    So many awesome things in this episode I don't know where to start. The episode starts by the pool, Manny and Emma sittin' pretty soakin up the sun. Manny wants to be an actress. Roll the opening.



    Emma and Manny talk to this new guy peter who is a sophomore, and he tells Manny to go and show what she's got to the agent or whatever they call it in Canada. She goes and the lady calls her milk.



    soon after, manny wants a boob job. She recruits emma to come with her to the boob job guy. The boob job guy says that she needs to talk to her parents about it. She says yes (which is just plain stupid) and she leaves. Now her father is very angry. He got a call from the boob job guy and told manny why she wants one. She says she'll be famous then. He calls her a slut. OMFG! Wow. She leaves.



    Later at a party she gets drunk on vodca with this random guy. Peter lures her away with his evil powers, and they chat in this bathroom. He hold up the camera, and manny says she's getting a boob job. Peter says they're fantastic, and she agrees. Than for some reason, (not that she needs one, she's drunk) she flashes her boobs for the camera. Hehehe. Peter now has them on camera. What will he do with this material? TO BE CONTINUED! DUN DUN DUN.



    A-Plot Grade: A++ 110% Now the Ashley incident. She decides to stay in europe. She also has a new boyfriend whom I assume is not bi-polar. Way to be a jerk, Ashley. What's her deal anyway? He has a birthday party when spinner spills the beans about ashleys euro-boy. He gets all cranky. Boo hoo for him.



    B-Plot Grade: C+ 77%



    Final Grade: A+ Best Quote ever in Degrassi history: "And you can sell this for a million dollars, because I'm- GONNA BE FAMOUS!!! (Shows Her Boobs)"moreless
  • Manny turns to the bottle.

    8.6
    This episode was really intense! I mean a great way to start a season, a new school year begins, for junior & seniors at Degrassi, Manny decides to be an actress, after her agent makes fun of her, she turns to surgery & when her dad finds out, he goes ballistic! And calls her a slut so she gets drunk & shows her breast on Peter's camera, by the way a great way to introduce a new character, the subplot, Ellie figures out that Ashley dumped Craig & everyone knows but him plus his birthday is coming up so she should find another to tell him but when he finds out by Spinner in public, Ellie's dead to him, it is also revealed that Ellie likes Craig. So it's the worst of times. A great cliffhanger & made you want to watch more, a wonderful start to Season 5.moreless
  • Manny shows her boobs to Peter's Camera

    9.5
    I liked this episode. manny wants to be an actresss and thinks plastic surgery may help, but her parents don't approve, which makes Manny unhappy.Manny's dad calls her a slut and she leaves her house and goes to a party where she meets Peter. Then she drinks a nd gets drunk and goes into a room with Peter and exposes her breasts in front of Peter's Camera and tells her, she's gonna be famous and that her body is worth 1 million dollars. Then Peter does the unthinkable and decides to post it on the web and send it to everyone. Very exciting episode.moreless
  • Manny is so funny in this episode of Degrassi.Which is called Venus!At lease she didn't get pregnat on this show!Like with the Craig innsodent.Accidents Will Happen part 1 & 2.Well I think MANNY is a good werid.She werid at times but werid.moreless

    9.6
    Manny is so funny in this episode of Degrassi.Which is called Venus!At lease she didn't get pregnat on this show!Like with the Craig innsodent.Accidents Will Happen part 1 & 2.Well I think MANNY is a good werid.She werid at times but werid.I feel sorry what she went through like becoming hot,baby,fighting over Craig,took cocaine with Craig.



    Manny is so funny in this episode of Degrassi.Which is called Venus!At lease she didn't get pregnat on this show!Like with the Craig innsodent.Accidents Will Happen part 1 & 2.Well I think MANNY is a good werid.She werid at times but werid.I feel sorry what she went through like becoming hot,baby,fighting over Craig,took cocaine with Craig.moreless
Ted Whittall

Ted Whittall

Dr. Andras

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Jeanie Calleja

Jeanie Calleja

Bernice's Assistant

Guest Star

Linda Kash

Linda Kash

Bernice

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Marie V. Cruz

Marie V. Cruz

Mrs. Santos

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Von Flores

Von Flores

Mr. Santos

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Dan Woods (Mr. Raditch), Daniel Clark (Sean) and Melissa McIntyre (Ashley) are all taken out of the opening credits.

    • At the cheer practice, why did Manny tell Paige that that the video of her was "lift-your-shirt-for-camera kind of bad" when she pulled down her shirt?

      It doesn't really matter which way she said it. Paige would know that she showed her boobs either way.

    • Deanna Cassulace (Alex), Mike Lobel (Jay), Jamie Johnston (Peter) and Melissa DiMarco (Ms. Hatzilakos) are added to the opening credits.

    • Ashley emails Ellie and says she won't back because she met a guy name Alister, while in England.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Emma: Manny, what is going on? Have you been crying?
      Manny: No, I'm fine. Just leave me alone. (to random boy) Hi, can I borrow some vodka?

    • Ellie: (to Marco, about Craig) Okay, we have to throw him the greatest, most rocking-est party ever.
      Marco: Did you just say rocking-est?

    • Peter: Maybe I should sell tickets to our little show.

    • Paige: You're dumping me?!.. And giving me drugs?!

    • Peter: You want to know what I think? I think you're so desperate for male attention you'll do anything for it. You're a BIG FAT ATTENTION WHORE.

    • Emma: (talking about Peter) Manny he's looking at you.
      Manny: Please, I'm not his type. He's looking at you, you are.
      Emma: That is the first guy I've liked since hurricane Sean blew through my emotional trailer park.

    • Manny: (in front of Peter's camera, while showing her boobs) I'm gonna be an actress. Like Academy Award winning. You can sell this for a million dollars because I'm gonna be famous!

  • NOTES (7)

    • song list:
      Every Page You Turn
      Written by Stephen Noel Kozmeniuk
      Performed by Boy
      Courtesy of MapleMusic Recordings
      Feels Good to be Real
      Written by Mark Kaspryzk, Maurizio Iacono, Ashton Price
      Performed by Kazzer
      Courtesy of Linus Entertainment
      Getting There
      Written by P. Malony, J. DeNicola, A. Fromm
      Performed by Amanda Stott
      Courtesy of Zomba Songs Inc.
      Just Because
      Written by Ashley MacIsaac, Ron Lopata, John Kanakis
      Performed by Ashley MacIsaac
      Courtesy of Linus Entertainment
      Overrated
      Written and Performed by Pilate
      Courtesy of MapleMusic Recordings
      Sailing By Me
      Written and performed by Jeen O'Brien
      Courtesy of SoStarStruck!
      Same Old Song
      Written by Stephen Noel Kozmeniuk
      Performed by Boy
      Courtesy of MapleMusic Recordings
      Silicone
      Composed and performed by Jim McGrath and Dave Dunlop
      Sister Sunshine
      Written by Steve Clark
      Performed by Vibrolux
      Courtesy of Vibrolux
      Watch That Girl
      Written by Steve Clark and Chris Dell
      Performed by the Premiums
      Courtesy of the Premiums

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Jamie Johnston (Peter).

    • This is the second time Ashley has broken up with a boyfriend on his birthday.

    • Manny remembers back to the Season 1 episode "Coming of Age" when she says to Emma "Remember when you got your period and everyone made fun of you and you just told them to shut up?".

    • CTV Promo - Manny: I'm gonna be a big star one day, no matter what I have to do.

    • The-N gave this a TV-PG S for sexual content.

    • Amanda Stepto (Spike), Deanna Casaluce (Alex), Mike Lobel (Jay), Pat Mastorianni (Joey) and Stacie Mistysyn (Cailtin) do not appear in this episode.

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