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Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' is the sixth episode of Season 9 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on October 11, 2009 in Canada, and on November 6, 2009 in the United States.


Holly J. and Jane surprise themselves during a class project when they totally bond. But when Holly J. discovers that they still share the same taste in guys—plural—will she choose sisters before misters?

Main Plot

Holly J. and Jane start a babysitting business and make loads of cash. They spark up a friendship and reveal secrets. Holly J. says she likes Declan a little bit and Jane is shocked. Declan comes to Jane's house just a little while before Holly J. visits. Holly J. is in her car and witnesses the two kiss. She is shocked and confronts Jane the next day. Jane asks her why she likes the guys Jane likes. Holly J. is angry at Spinner for telling Jane, but is still angry at Jane. Holly J. keeps the secret safe and the two continue their business after Jane dumps Declan.

Sub Plot

Meanwhile, Dave is trying to fit in. He gets in a fight with Bruce the Moose to become popular. Dave wants to be on the Anti-Grapevine, but Chantay refuses to put her cousin in the blog until he does something spontaneous. He then pees in a water bottle and pours the pee in Bruce's locker. He and Bruce decide to meet in the alley after school with the whole school spectating the fight. Bruce refuses to fight him, but he pulls out a balloon full of urine and throws it at Dave. He really thinks that Dave was fully gutsy as a prankster. Dave achieves instant popularity and gets his wish. Chantay writes about him in her blog.

  • This episode is named after the song "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson
  • This marks the end of Jane and Declan's affair.
  • This episode reveals that Dave is Chantay's cousin.

  • Jane: "Or you could find your own soccer game. Don't you have any non-Sav interests?"
    Anya: "Um, do you mind?"

  • "My Only Anya" by Raymond Ablack
  • "Alive" by Dala - Heard while Holly J. and Jane brainstorm at The Dot.
  • "Lifted" by Alysha Brillinger - Heard during Holly J. and Jane babysitting montage.
  • "I Know What I Am" by Band of Skulls - Heard when Dave pranks Bruce.
  • "Good Times" by Latch Key Kid - Heard during Holly J. and Spinner's talk at The Dot.
  • "Life's Perfect Timing" by Kari Kimmel

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