Degrassi: The Next Generation (renamed Degrassi from season ten through fourteen and renamed Degrassi: Next Class starting with the second incarnation) is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. Degrassi: The Next Generation is the fourth fictional series in the Degrassi franchise, following The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High, and Degrassi High. Wikipedia
Kevin Smith: I'm trying to get the Canadian flag into every shot because I'm a really big fan of the Canadian flag. So was Mewes until he figured out it was a maple leaf... instead of the wacky.