The friendship between Zig Novak and Tiny Bell developed in their sophomore year of high school during season 13 of Degrassi.

Friendship History


Their first interaction on-screen was shown during their time in the Remedial Room, though it is not known when they first met each other. They often hang out with Grace and Maya.


Season 13

In The World I Know, they are both in the rubber room. When Zig makes fun of Maya in their presentation, he laughs.

In Better Man, when the students in the remedial room are playing Smackball, Tiny hits Zig, and exclaims, "You just got Smackballed!" Zig, Tiny, Grace, and Maya hang out throughout the episode. Zig and Tiny both make jokes to Ms. Grell when she asks a question, with Tiny saying that people judge you most quickly by crotch size.

In Unbelievable, they are both shown in a photo together with Zoë Rivas that was taken at Miles's party.

In What It's Like, they are hanging out with Maya and Grace in the Rubber Room when they are turning in their reports, and later when they are doing trust exercises.

In Close to Me, Maya tries to convince Grace, Zig, and Tiny to come to the dance, but Zig tells her no. Grace and Zig later show up to the dance, but Tiny does not.

In Sparks Will Fly (2), When Miles held up the fake gun to Zig's head, he tried to fight Miles after he admitted it was a toy. Then Zig told him to just leave and they walked away.

In You Are Not Alone, he runs into the Rubber Room and talks to Zig, who leaves shortly after with him. Later, Maya tries to pay Tiny back $300 after flushing Zig's weed on the condition that Zig was out of the gang. Tiny seemed to agree to it, but was later revealed that Zig was still in when he called Zig to meet up with him.

In Enjoy the Silence, Tiny is looking for Zig and eventually finds him at Maya's house. He seems angry, claiming that he vouched for Zig, and reveals to Zig that the others know he is there, but he convinced them not to come. He tells Zig to be in touch, and leaves him with an ominous threat regarding the house. Later, when Miles's father offers Zig a way to escape from the gang by meeting with people who work with gang interventions, he only agrees if Tiny does it with him.

In How Bizarre, they are in the rubber room together, along with Maya and Zig.

Season 14

In Wise Up, Zoë asks Zig if Tiny is OomfChatting him stupid photos.

In If You Could Only See, Tiny and Zig sit in class with Grace when Maya walks in searching for Miles. The two make jokes about Miles being gay before the teacher walks in. Later, both are present in the Rubber Room when Maya has her nightmare and look at her with concern.

In Can't Stop This Thing We Started, the pair are with Grace and Maya in the Rubber Room having arm-wrestling contests. Tiny is recording the matches when Zig goes against Grace. When Zig loses, Tiny turns the video into a gif and posts it online for it to get many views. Zig gets upset by this and confronts Tiny in the hallway, causing both of them to get detention. Zig apologizes by buying pouttine for the group and they brainstorm on how Zig can regain his masculinity. Tiny watches when Zig is about to get his tattoo and jokes that Zig doesn't have sleeves.

In Firestarter (1), Tiny and Zig run a booth together during the Power Cheer competition. The two agree that the first to get a cheerleader's number wins and the other must give the winner twenty dollars. Grace and Maya chime in and tell them that to win one of them must get a certain cheerleader's number and the loser must wear a Power Cheer uniform and cheer in front of the entire school. Tiny tries to impress Gloria with his dancing skills, but she shrugs him off. Zig impresses her by taking his shirt off but fails to complete the bet. When Grace reveals that she received the phone number, she makes both Tiny and Zig cheer out her name in the zen garden.

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