Filmmaker Kevin Smith has always had a weird, inexplicable fascination with the Canadian TV series "Degrassi," a high school-age dramedy which has seen a number of evolutions over the years. Smith frequently references the series in his work. He even directed and appeared in three episodes of "Degrassi: The Next Generation." If you need hard evidence of Smith's "Degrassi" love, look no further than this short exchange from "Chasing Amy":
Holden (Ben Affleck): So, uh, what do you wanna do tonight?
Banky (Jason Lee): I dunno. Get a pizza, watch "Degrassi Junior High".
Holden: You got a weird thing for Canadian melodrama.
Banky: I got a weird thing for girls who say, "Aboot."
My point is that none of you should be surprised to hear that Smith, along with longtime collaborator and friend Jason Mewes, will be appearing in the upcoming "Degrassi" TV-movie, "Degrassi Goes Hollywood." Those cameos will be joined by appearances from Perez Hilton and Pete Wentz as well. Check out "Degrassi" stars Lauren Collins and Adamo Ruggiero talking up the Smith/Mewes appearance and then head over to MTV.com for Jocelyn Vena's full report.