Bust a Move (1) is the thirteenth episode of Season 7 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on March 31, 2008 in Canada, and on April 4, 2008 in the United States.


Manny and Jay's relationship is under turmoil when he switches her audition tape for another one—which is a sex tape—and he must follow Manny to switch out the DVD, feeling guilty. Meanwhile, Darcy's parents send her to a camp for troubled youths. In the U.S., both parts of the episode were combined into an hour long movie.

Main Plot

Manny and Jay's faux-mance is working perfectly. But when Jay gets too serious, Manny reminds him it's all fake. She's having fun, but the engagement thing is getting old - maybe they should 'break it off' after the road trip to Smithdale College. When Manny, Jay, Ashley, Emma and Liberty are ready to go to Smithdale, Jay starts joking around about children. Manny doesn't like it and kicks him off their journey. She remembers that she doesn't have her audition tape so she asks Jay for it. Jay, since he is mad, gives her a tape entitled "Manny xxx" Manny doesn't see the title. As Jay walks away, the girls leave for Smithdale.

Meanwhile, en route to a purple dragon concert at Smithdale, Spinner and Jimmy's car breaks down, so they stop by Jay's to ask for his help only to discover a weeping Jay and a DVD labeled 'Manny's audition'. When they play it, Jay realizes he's made a terrible mistake and knows he must follow Manny and switch the DVDs. On their way to Smithdale, Jay and the boys see a girl who has car troubles on the side of the road. Jimmy and Spinner beg Jay not to stop, but he does. A while later after fixing the women's car, the police come and take Jay and the boys away.

Sub Plot

Tired of her reckless behavior, Darcy's parents reveal that she will be spending her spring break at a camp for troubled youths at Degrassi. She doesn't like this, but the one thing making it slightly better is that Peter is there. She feels the best way for her to start over and to cope with her rape is for her and Peter to have sex. At the camp, she is informed by Spirit Bear that she will be having a solo retreat in the woods.

  • This episode is named after the song "Bust a Move" by Young MC.
  • This is Emma's 100th episode.
  • This episode is the first to take place during Spring Break. The others are Boom Boom Pow and Degrassi: Las Vegas.
  • This episode marked the beginning of Peter and Darcy's second relationship.
  • This episode marked the end of Manny and Jay's first relationship.
  • Peter lost his virginity to Darcy in this episode.
  • This episode aired as a one-hour special titled "Degrassi Spring Break Movie" in the US. However, In Canada they split it up in two parts, over a two week time period.
  • Manny mentioned 99 Problems in this episode, which ironically ended up being the title of a future episode.
  • In the TV version of this episode, there was a special new intro. In the DVD version though, it did not have the "Special" opening, just the regular Season 7 opening.

  • School Marquee: "Break for Spring Break"
  • Manny: "Our fake engagement is over as of graduation."
    Jay: "Maybe not..."
  • Jimmy: "So you basically ruined any chance of her doing what she wants with her life. Congratulations you jackass."
    Jay: "God, what is wrong with me?"
  • Jay: "I'm gonna need this. One day, you'll be famous and forget all about me..."
    Manny: "What makes you think I'll wait 'til I'm famous to leave you?"
    Jay: "So, I'm here for a good time, not a long time?"
    Manny: "That's my little trooper."

  • "Limo Roulette" by Porter Hall
  • "It's Your Turn" by Universal Honey
  • "I'm The Kid" by Kid Elrick
  • "Falling Down" by Michael Carpenter