Ranking Boy Meets World Episodes (Every Show) 1-158

What are the best Boy Meets World episodes? How about the worst?

Circa 98 rates every Boy Meets World episode from 1 to 158.

Fans and critics may disagree with the rankings, but they’ll have the opportunity to explore each show and revisit their opinions and feelings.

These episode rankings are not based solely on our opinion. The IMDB ratings, in-depth discussions with Boy Meets World super fans, and comprehensive research about the series were considered.

You might notice high-ranking episodes from unpopular seasons, but remember that these are ranked as individual shows, not influenced by the season’s quality. You can check out our Boy Meets World seasons list to see those rankings.

For now, check out our list of the best Boy Meets World episodes:

Table of Contents

1) If You Can’t Be With the One You Love… (S5E18)

Season 5, Episode 18 (If You Can’t Be With the One You Love…) is our top-rated Boy Meets World episode. For those who don’t remember, Cory gets wasted after Topanga dumps him. Once Shawn realizes his friend is drunk, he decides to join him.

The high schoolers get so drunk that they urinate on a cop car, leading to their arrest. Alan predictably scolds Cory but tries to pin the incident on Shawn’s negative influence.

Alan forbids the friends from hanging out for a while but apologizes to Shawn for blaming him. The resolution leads to one of the series’s greatest scenes, where Alan tells Shawn, “It’s not ok, and I apologize.”

The episode was more honest than usual for a 90s sitcom. While not flawless, Ben Savage plays the role of a drunken high schooler quite well. The storyline fits Rider Strong’s strengths and allows him to operate in his best forum.

William Russ delivers one of his peak performances, while Trina Mcgee-Davis and Danielle Fishel contribute supportive roles. The content itself stretched the boundaries of typical 90s sitcoms. 

2) Heartbreak Cory (S5E14)

Season 5, Episode 14 (Heartbreak Cory) is one of the most famous episodes in Boy Meets World history. Most remember Cory meeting Lauren at the ski lodge and talking with her all night. The next day, Lauren surprises him with a kiss.

As the class prepares to return to the city, Lauren writes Cory a letter to bring home. Lauren’s note falls out of Cory’s suitcase, and Topanga finds it and picks it up.

This episode represents the first time since Season 2 (or maybe ever) that Cory demonstrates strong emotional feelings for someone other than Topanga. Lauren earns her infatuation by demonstrating legitimately great chemistry with Cory.

While the noteworthy plot is a flashpoint for Boy Meets World fans, the episode’s greatness transcends its storyline. The comedic charm of Shawn Hunter, particularly in the scene where the couples play a card game, is the essence of the series’ appeal.

3) Brave New World (Part 2) (S7E23)

Season 7, Episode 23 (Brave New World, Part 2) is the Boy Meets World series finale. As the last episode of the series, the writers enjoyed built-in advantages that would not otherwise make sense.

For instance, the final scene involving Mr. Feeny, Cory, Shawn, Topanga, and Eric is perhaps the most infamous in the show’s history. Actors like Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter) described the scene as real and genuine emotion.

Although Season 7 is one of the worst seasons, IMDB ratings heavily support this episode. You might be inclined to agree if you judge this show on its individual merits.

While we can hardly describe Season 7 as good, the final episode accomplished its primary goals. Several 90s sitcoms have failed to satisfy fans’ wishes for series finales, but Boy Meets World escaped such criticism with an excellent send-off. 

4) Stormy Weather (S3E16)

Season 3, Episode 16 (Stormy Weather) is an inflection point in the show’s best season. Eric continues his internship at WIXB (a local news station), where he gives 100% effort, unlike with his schoolwork.

When the weatherman can’t make it to the studio, Eric fills in in a pinch and impresses the executives with his performance. As a result of his newfound fame, Eric decides to drop out of school and pursue a meteorology career full-time.

Alan Matthews disapproves of his son’s decision and throws him out of the house. He even fails to wish his firstborn a happy birthday. By the end of the episode, Eric loses his job and begs Mr. Feeny to let him back into school — which he, of course, does.

Eric Matthews was a great character during Season 3 and a far cry from the idiot he would later become in the final seasons. Watching this episode today reminds you of how great the show was in Season 3, particularly Eric.

In addition, William Russ’s performance as Alan Matthews captured viewers’ attention, and William Daniels contributed classic Feeny wisdom. It also helped that Alex Desert and Anthony Tyler Quinn provided their consistent greatness.

5) We’ll Have a Good Time Then (S6E13)

Season 6, Episode 13, is known as the episode when Chet Hunter passes away. He shows up unannounced at Penbrook (where his two sons, Shawn and Jack, are students) and starts hustling people out of tuition money via pool hall gambling.

Rachel later serves him some chocolate cake shortly before he suffers a heart attack. Shawn contributed to his stress by verbally abusing him for his lifetime as a horrific father.

Dramatic episodes focused on Shawn are often the most appealing (angsty Shawn), despite some small segments of fans contesting this notion. The Chet Hunter character is one of Shawn’s best compliments throughout the show’s history.

The best scene, however, is with Chet Hunter and Alan Matthews. Chet asks Alan to look after his boys when he goes to Las Vegas (assuming he would recover). Of course, Alan responds that he’d look after them but that he’s not the one they need.

6) And Then There Was Shawn (S5E17)

Season 5, Episode 17, is a favorite among many Boy Meets World fans. Its IMDB rating is first overall at 9.4 — higher than any other episode. At Circa 98, we believe that the rating is too high.

Although And Then There Was Shawn is objectively entertaining, this episode remains a diversion from reality (it’s a dream) and the series’s larger plot. However, one could argue that that is also part of its widespread appeal.

It’s also ironic that some people who love this episode also dislike angsty Shawn when the entire episode is about Shawn Hunter’s repressed angst. In fairness, these types of internal contradictions are not something most think about while watching.

Part of the high ratings of this particular episode is that it was the cool episode to like during the show’s run because it references South Park, Scream, and the look-at-me pop culture of 90s teens who sought validation.

We should also acknowledge that the Boy Meets World cast has cited this as their favorite episode to film and that the director did an excellent job of encapsulating the themes of a genuine ’90s horror flick.

If you can remove the faux obsession with this episode from the series’s casual fans, you can greatly appreciate the show’s overall quality. It’s genuinely well-acted, well-directed, and well-written.

For those who haven’t seen it, it is a parody of 90’s horror flicks like I Know What You Did Last Summer and features Jennifer Love Hewitt with a cameo appearance.

In fairness to the episode’s staunchest supporters, the episode did have a meaningful commentary about the series’s larger dynamic, particularly regarding Shawn’s psyche.

7) Home (S2E23)

Season 2, Episode 23, represents the peak of the Turner-Hunter relationship. Mr. Turner invites Shawn to move into his apartment after Shawn tries running away from The Matthews’s home while his father, Chet, is on the road.

Chet previously asked Alan and Amy to look after his son while he hit the road to look for his estranged wife, Virna, leaving Shawn essentially homeless. Mr. Turner goes through with his invitation despite Mr. Feeny’s strong trepidation.

The new living situation creates a whole world of opportunities for the characters as the series breaks before Season 3. As two of the series’ best characters, Shawn and Turner, make a great pairing.

While Turner is obviously more mature, they share similar world views. Of course, the living situation presents many challenges on both ends, but it’s a dream scenario for viewers.

Besides, the proposition of Shawn living at The Matthews’ was never going to work. Shawn is too different from Amy and Alan and could never live with their strict parenting style.

8) My Best Friend’s Girl (S3E1)

Season 3, Episode 1, is the first time that Cory and Topanga get together officially. Cory plans to ask her out on the first day of school but gets cold feet. Shawn and Trini collaborate to ruse Cory into revealing his feelings to Topanga.

The ruse is not so appealing to Cory, who believes his best friend Shawn is stealing his crush, Topanga, from under his nose. Of course, in Shawn’s mind, it’s a deliberate scheme to make Cory jealous, thus forcing him to take action.

Shawn and Topanga make a good couple. It’s arguable that in a more realistic version of the episode, Topanga decides to date Shawn for real. But because of the overall charm of Season 3, viewers can easily buy the more wholesome plot.

The Season 3 premiere sets the stage for what is ultimately the best Boy Meets World season. The show’s main characters are developing as all teens do, but they remain in the care of wiser adults with more life experience (unlike Season 4).

By the end of this episode, Cory gets jealous of Shawn and Topanga and finally decides to ask her to be his girlfriend. Shawn and Trini reveal that they crafted the plan all along, resulting in another classic Season 3 episode.

9) Brother Brother (S3E22)

Season 3, Episode 22 is another classic Season 3 episode where Eric and Cory argue during Eric’s supposed last days at home before leaving for a planned cross-country trip. The episode dives deep into the conflict in their sibling dynamic.

Eric plans to drive cross country before starting his freshman semester at North-South Western San Diego State University, a deliberately exaggerated name for a fake university (though it’s intended to be real in the show’s universe).

Cory becomes passive-aggressive about his brother leaving, and they bicker for days, including a particularly entertaining controversy about whether or not Eric can bring their signed Micheal Schmidt baseball to college with him.

The dynamic between Cory and Eric is more realistic and endearing in the third season than in subsequent seasons. While this plot sparks a storyline that would ultimately lead us into the Season 4 premiere, it’s a fulfilling ending to Season 3.

By the end of the episode, Eric learns that his college of choice actually rejected him (Cory had been hiding the letter) and initially calls off his cross-country trip. However, he soon decides to take the trip anyway and bring Cory along with him.

The trip comes at a perfect time for Cory as Topanga leaves for summer camp and Shawn leaves town with his dad. While Season 3’s conclusion is a high note for the series, it leads into what proves to be a disappointing fourth season.

10) Career Day (S2E22)

Season 2, Episode 22, is a memorable one for several reasons. The most impressive scene features Alan Matthews botching his career day performance at Cory’s school, particularly when compared to Topanga’s father, a luthier.

As a grocery store manager, Alan outlines all the different types of rice his store carries and even hands out coupons to the students. At one point, Alan refers to Cantelope as “his friend.” During his presentation, Cory ducks in embarrassment.

Soon, Chet Hunter shows up to the career day late and tells tall tales about how he invented the microwave oven, CNN (Chet’s News Network), and other ridiculous lies. Most of the students find his embellishments entertaining, but not Shawn.

While Chet’s huckster fabrications entertain kids who don’t know him, Shawn takes issue with his father’s shameless gaslighting. After all, if Chet were really a genius “idea man,” they wouldn’t reside in a rundown trailer park.

Things grow progressively worse for Shawn as the episode continues when Chet reveals that his mother, Virna, took off with their mobile home. Chet asks Alan if Shawn can stay with his family while he goes to retrieve his estranged wife.

As a stand-up guy, Alan agrees, which demonstrates how his importance in his children’s lives transcends his “career.” The episode ends with Cory thanking his father for being a great dad, which is more important than a career.

11) City Slackers (S3E11)

Season 3, Episode 11, is one of the most memorable for fans of Mr. Feeny, Cory, and Shawn. The dynamic between the three characters is incredible and on its greatest display during these 22 minutes of heavenly television.

The storyline kicks off when Shawn snatches Feeny’s cabin key from The Matthews’ house after George leaves it with Alan and Amy for a romantic getaway (though they can’t use it the weekend he suggests, but can perhaps “another time.”)

After convincing Cory to sneak away with him to the cabin, where they hope to meet girls on the ski slopes, Cory reluctantly agrees. The friends’ exuberance turns to horror when Mr. Feeny arrives at the cabin unexpectedly, late at night.

Since it’s too late to drive back to the city, the friends are stuck with Feeny overnight. While it seems like a death sentence, both Cory and Shawn end up learning a lot about Mr. Feeny, including through a diary he kept at the cabin.

Shawn and Feeny also have a legendary exchange when he asks the teacher, “Why do you hate me so much.” When Mr. Feeny explains that not only does he not hate Shawn but that he sees great potential in him, Shawn’s perspective shifts greatly.

In another appealing twist, Cory loses Feeny’s beloved wristwatch down the sink. When they read about how much the watch means to him (it was Feeny’s anniversary gift from his late wife), Cory and Shawn retrieve it in the septic tank.

Overall, City Slackers is the essential bonding episode between Mr. Feeny and two of his three most beloved students. For the first time, viewers get an extended look at Mr. Feeny outside of a classroom context, and William Daniels delivers.

12) Brave New World (Part 1) (S7E22)

Part 1 of the finale is primarily a highlight package from the series’ best moments but includes an exclusive and fantastic scene between Cory and Mr. Feeny. The highlights pull from all seven seasons and bring viewers down memory lane.

The aforementioned new scene features Cory speaking with Mr. Feeny about Topanga’s decision to refuse Yale and how it relates to her trepidation about moving to New York.

In classic Feeny fashion, Mr. Feeny uses a garden metaphor to describe how, when transplanting a flower, it resists initially, but if it’s left in its comfortable habitat, it stops growing. The metaphor foreshadows the couple’s move to New York.

The episode ends with viewers learning that Shawn will accompany Cory and Topanga to New York. He jokes that he can’t leave because he has a mother, a father, and a girlfriend here in Philadelphia.

The feel-good proposition of Shawn and Cory staying best friends is an excellent send-off for the series. 

13) Life Lessons (S3E18)

Season 3, Episode 18 dives into the storyline of Mr. Feeny retiring. Of course, he doesn’t go through with it, but the episode presents the first real threat of him leaving the show.

After students resist Feeny’s finals schedule, Cory and Mr. Turner argue that a more manageable schedule would make more sense, George argues that a more manageable plan would undermine the essence of his duty as a teacher.

Later, a group of students vandalizes Mr. Feeny’s home while Cory looks from his adjacent window. The shock on Cory’s face demonstrates his respect for Mr. Feeny and his disapproval of the students who undermined his authority.

Ultimately, Cory enlists Shawn and Topanga to confront the vandals and help convince Mr. Feeny not to retire. The episode ends with George remarking, “This dinosaur has a few thousand years left,” in reference to an earlier jab.

Part of this episode’s greatness represents a collective peak with characters like Cory, Shawn, Eric, Alan, and Mr. Feeny. Each character is at their best in this episode, so nothing bogs down the overall presentation.

As is the case with most BMW episodes, it ends on a positive note, with Shawn deciding to do things the right way and Mr. Feeny choosing not to retire after all.

14) Family Trees (S7E12)

Season 7, Episode 12, is all about Shawn Hunter. The episode revolves around Shawn finding out that Virna is not his birth mother and that his actual birth mother has no interest in reuniting. Shawn spirals out of control and starts drinking again.

Alan offers to adopt Shawn at Alan’s birthday party, but Shawn refuses and abruptly leaves the Matthews’ home. Cory follows him to the cemetery, where Shawn has a dream-like conversation with his late father, Chet. Shawn returns to apologize to Alan but decides to reject his adoption offer.

When Rider Strong, as Shawn Hunter, goes on dramatic spirals, viewers can’t look away (including those that hate-watch the episodes and then cry about it afterward to try to look edgy). It’s simply great television.

As the show’s most gifted actor, Strong captures the attention of everyone. The most memorable scene is when Jack attempts to calm Shawn down while Shawn mocks his half-brother’s lecture. Nobody else on the set could have delivered such an emotionally charged performance. 

15) What I Meant to Say (S3E3)

Season 3 Episode 3 is another gem that lives in infamy for Boy Meets World fans and proves pivotal in the retrospective of Cory and Topanga’s relationship. It also serves as the first time the characters say “I love you” to one another.

While this episode is infamous for the Cory and Topanga storyline, it is memorable for another reason: our first introduction to Eli Williams. Mr. Turner helps him get a job as the new media arts teacher at John Adams High School.

Early in the episode, Cory tells Topanga he loves her, which sends her running out of Chubbies, confusing Cory. Mr. Williams convinces Cory to find out the truth behind her actions and that there’s more to the story than she’s letting on.

Topanga comes around by the end of the episode and returns Cory’s three words. The Wonder Years’ esque interactions between Cory and Topanga make for great television before their relationship takes a less appealing turn in Season 4.

16) Chasing Angela (S5E8)

Season 5, Episode 8 is iconic because it establishes the relationship dynamic between Shawn and Angela. It is the first time that Shawn feels what Cory does for Topanga (even if that ideal is highly irregular and unhealthy.)

In Shawn’s case, deep feelings emerge for Angela, who he dated for two weeks but dumped because of his “2-week rule.” When Shawn realizes Angela’s purse contains his favorite things (book of sonnets, snowcaps, etc.), he falls for her.

Throughout the episode, Shawn becomes shy and nervous around Angela (uncharacteristic for him) but ends up winning her over in the end. This episode serves as an important thread line for the remainder of the series.

17) Angela’s Ashes (S7E21)

Season 7, Episode 21, represents the end of Shawn and Angela’s tumultuous relationship. Her father, Sargent Moore, returns to Penbrook to request his daughter accompany him to Europe.

Shawn contemplates asking Angela to marry him but decides against it when she indicates the need to spend time with her father.

While Season 7 is subpar as a body of work, this episode is essential for the show’s legacy. Shawn and Angela’s relationship is the realistic counterpart to Cory and Topanga, whose relationship grows more unrealistic with each passing season.

After Angela departs, Topanga reveals that she and Cory must move to New York for her internship, setting the stage for the series’ conclusion.

18) Father Knows Less (S1E3)

Season 1, Episode 3, is the best Season 1 episode. Alan wakes up Cory on a school night to watch the rest of Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling’s no-hitter. Cory, of course, loses sleep and can’t function at school the next day.

Feeny criticizes both Cory for staying up too late and Alan for encouraging it but indicates to Alan that he would have likely done the same thing for his son. Alan and Feeny’s conflict establishes the nuance that makes Boy Meets World special.

Cory ultimately realizes that there’s no right answer and that both his father and teacher can be right for different reasons. While Season 1 does feel like a different show from the rest of the series, this episode stands out for its virtuosity.

19) Cult Fiction (S4E21)

Season 4, Episode 21, is ironically a cult favorite among BMW fans. Shawn joins a cult when his classmate, Sherri, invites him to The Centre — a group home and rec center for troubled youth.

A man named Mr. Mack runs The Centre, much to George Feeny’s dismay, who had been trying to shut down Mack’s operation for years. Feeny views Mack as a predator who preys on misguided youth searching for an identity.

Later in the episode, Mr. Turner gets into a motorcycle accident which prompts Shawn to reconsider his worldviews and ultimately disown the cult. After the episode, Mr. Turner disappears from the series without explanation.

Editors Note: Mr. Turner is referenced in a “fourth wall” joke during the Season 5 Graduation episode and later appears on the spinoff Girl Meets World.

There is some debate about how good this episode actually is because of its seemingly low-budget and exaggerated storyline. Furthermore, it represents Mr. Turner’s final episode, as the staff was tasked with writing him off of the series.

It doesn’t help that Turner’s bike accident is never again referenced in the series, nullifying the episode’s impact on the series’s overall landscape. Still, you can’t argue against the episode’s entertainment value and its impression on viewers.

20) Truth and Consequences (S3E19)

Season 3, Episode 19, is a classic season three episode that highlights the peak ensemble cast of Savage, Strong, Fishel, Friedle, Russ, Randle, Daniels, Sennett, Quinn, and Désert, some of whom would disappear entirely in Season 4.

As for the episode’s premise, Cory and Shawn submit a video news story about Janitor Bud for Mr. Williams’ class. As amateur journalists, they discover that Bud has been skipping off the horse track during work hours.

The tenured janitor pays a student — Joey The Rat Epstein, to forge his time card to avoid penalty. Unfortunately, Cory and Shawn catch Bud on film, in the act, before submitting it for their student news project.

When Mr. Williams runs the story on the student television network, Mr. Feeny decides to fire Bud, a move that proves highly unpopular among students. The student body channels this displeasure toward Cory, who instigated the firing.

In standard Boy Meets World fashion, Mr. Feeny resolves the conflict by making Bud his secretary so he can retire with a pension. Mr. Williams also learns that he put Cory in a position that is overwhelming for a student and admits his mistake.

21) Hometown Hero (S3E5)

Season 3, Episode 5 represents the essence of the dramedy genre that Boy Meets World mastered by combining slapstick humor with nuanced dramatic conflict. Initially, Cory and Shawn break into the school science lab to hand in late papers.

Unfortunately, Cory accidentally starts a fire by throwing a match in the garbage can. He runs back in to put out the fire, waking Janitor Bud, who mistakenly concludes that Cory saved his life, unaware that he’s the one who started the fire.

Bud and the entire John Adams High School portray Cory as a hero to the point of a local news station requesting an in-home interview, thanks to Eli. After a last-minute talk with Mr. Feeny, Cory comes clean and sends the TV crew home.

The fence-side discussion between Mr. Feeny and Cory that prompts his admission of guilt is one of those iconic exchanges that encapsulated the series’s essence.

While Mr. Feeny does not explicitly tell Cory to do anything, he imparts wisdom that inspires him to do the right thing.

Season 3, Episode 20, otherwise known as Chet’s returninitiates the conclusion of the Shawn-Mr. Turner era. The bittersweet transition foreshadows the impending demise of John Turner but restores the lost dynamic between Shawn and Chet.

Tensions flare when Shawn learns that Mr. Turner neglected to file the guardianship papers that would make him Shawn’s legal guardian. He remarks that he “never got around to it,” which expectedly bothers Shawn.

Later in the episode, Shawn’s father runs into his son at the police station after a cop found Shawn sleeping outside of his Uncle Mike’s abandoned trailer. Chet decides to stick around and take care of his son, ending Mr. Turner’s responsibility.

Though Anthony Tyler Quinn did not learn of his impending demise until after the Season 3 wrap, it’s hard not to wonder if this was the first sign that the show’s creatives had decided to shift the series’s focus from the adults to the teenagers.

23) Breaking Up is Really, Really Hard to Do (S2E15)

Season 2, Episode 15 is a cute depiction of a coming-of-age lesson involving Cory and a classmate named Wendy. Sometimes these episodes are forgotten because of the writer’s revisionist embellishment of Cory and Topanga’s relationship.

The storyline starts off when Cory needs a date for a couple’s party and chooses Wendy randomly. She starts memorizing his schedule and talking about what they’ll do next summer. Cory grows concerned and tells her he wants to break up.

When Wendy starts crying, Cory takes back his statement and resumes dating her. However, they do break up later in the episode at Wendy’s request. She finds out he just needed a date which to her meant their relationship was founded on a lie.

Breaking Up is Really, Really Hard to Do is another episode that feels rooted in the ethos of The Wonder Years rather than what the Boy Meets World series evolved into later in Season 4. For many, Seasons 2 and 3 were wonderful.

24) Better Than the Average Cory (S6E5)

Season 6, Episode 5, features another all-time William Russ performance in a series filled with them. While Russ’s character changed throughout the series, one thing he maintained was a strong sense of pride and ethics.

After meeting a child prodigy at an art exhibit, Cory grows frustrated with his standing as average. He makes his frustrations known to his father, Alan, who he blames for stunting his growth.

Crushed by his son’s words, Alan takes him on a trip to his father’s (Cory’s grandfather) rundown old store. Alan explains that his father spent decades with a broom in his hand and that to Alan, average was a dream.

Ultimately, Cory realizes his jaded perspective and later sings an apology to Alan at the episode’s conclusion. Cory recites the lyrics of “I want you to know that you’re my hero” at the recital venue where Morgan performed.

Aside from the dramatic themes, Cory shows his character’s new deranged persona by playing the ukelele and referencing a celery poster in his bedroom. It’s a far cry from the boy meeting the world in the show’s initial run.

While the Cory character is a shell of his former self, William Russ’s performance as Alan Matthews is outstanding. At this point, William Russ and Betsy Randle are tasked with being two of the only respected adult influences (besides Feeny).

25) Seven the Hard Way (Part 2) (S7E16)

Season 7, Episode 16, is one firmly implanted in pop culture. Disney Plus lists the episode name as The Peace though IMDB lists it as Seven the Hard Way (Part 2). It picks up after the previous episode, which began a falling out between the main characters.

Shawn and Cory humiliate Rachel by blowing up a scantily clad photo of her for campus display. Jack, Rachel, and Angela feel excluded from the in-group, while Cory, Shawn, and Topanga argue among themselves.

The part 2 episode shows Eric enlisting Mr. Feeny to try to repair the broken relationships. Eric was a full-blown moron by Season 7, and the writing staff attempted to redeem him by giving his character a 3rd-eye physic quality.

The flash-forward sequence is the best part of the episode. A dream-like sequence foreshadows Mr. Feeny’s retirement party in 2006, which would have been six or seven years into the future.

During the dream sequence, the characters had all gone their separate ways, including Eric becoming a homeless cult leader named Plays With Squirrels. Shawn and Angela had both become magazine writers but never again spoke.

After the dream-like scenario dissipates, the characters make up and become friends again. While the dream sequence was more realistic than the resolution, viewers were afforded a look-ahead to what may have progressed post-series.

26) Santa’s Little Helper (S1E10)

Season 1, Episode 10, is the series’s first Christmas episode. When Cory learns of Shawn’s father losing his job, he decides to gift Shawn his basketball for Christmas. Shawn rejects the gift angrily, offended by its implication.

Mr. Feeny witnesses the exchange from his yard and convinces Cory that real gifts are given without expectations. The wisdom represents an early instance of the interactions that would make the show infamous.

Later, Cory decides to discreetly spot Shawn 5 dollars (unbeknownst to Shawn) so that his name appears on Mr. Feeny’s class gift. Minkus reveals the gesture to Shawn, who ends up apologizing to Cory.

27) The Eskimo (S5E13)

Season 5, Episode 13 is prominent in Boy Meets World folklore. Mr. Feeny challenges Shawn to complete the impossible task of finding Super Bowl tickets at the last minute. Feeny instructs Cory to help Shawn and for Topanga to stay out of it. Shawn calls into a radio contest for a chance to win tickets.

The radio station forces Shawn to sit on a billboard in the below-freezing temperatures where the last person sitting wins the tickets. Nobody has a chance because one of the contestants is an Eskimo used to winter conditions.

Despite failing, Shawn ends up at the Super Bowl anyway, and Mr. Feeny sees him there on television.

While the episode is realistic, they do make a mockery of the Eskimo character, which is off-putting. Topanga’s insistence on remaining with Cory also seems odd at this point, as her character seems like she could have better things to do.

Shawn Hunter once again carries the episode, which infuriates a small but highly vocal segment of the show’s viewers. These viewers would rather watch Cory slow-drive on the freeway and get arrested by The Wonder Years’ dad than watch angsty Shawn cook.

28) Starry Night (S5E20)

Season 5, Episode 20 is infamous because Cory and Topanga get back together after breaking up earlier in Season 5. Cory’s decision to test his feelings for Topanga by going out with Lauren backfires when Topanga dumps him. Though Cory repeatedly tries to win her back, she resists every pursuit.

Topanga briefly goes out with a young artist-type, Ricky, and kisses him over a candlelit dinner. Unfortunately, she feels nothing and determines that Cory is her soulmate. Topanga and Cory reunite at the playground near their homes to officially re-enter the relationship.

While this episode is memorable, it is also ridiculous and a far cry from the ethos of Seasons 2 and 3. For example, why is Topanga so adamant about returning to Cory? But hey, the viewers that dismissed Turner and Eli got what they wanted.

29) Resurrection (S6E17)

Season 6, Episode 17 introduces the newest Matthews brother (Joshua) and created a shock for the family. Unfortunately, his premature birth transitioned that shock into fear. Cory and Topanga argue over her role in making things seem alright, but Shawn returns to contribute the optimism Cory desires.

Joshua makes it through, of course, and Shawn decides to stick around for good, this time after finding himself after Chet’s death. Shawn learns that going away won’t solve his problems and that being around the people he cares for is the most important thing.

While the show would never again become what it was in Seasons 2 and 3, there are still good moments that make it watchable for the remainder of its run. Topanga’s character development was questionable, and Cory’s treatment of her is baffling, but the intrinsic ethos of the show remains apparent enough to tolerate.

30) The War (Part 1) (S7E3)

Season 7, Episode 3 is another episode that became increasingly popular in the show’s syndication run on The Disney Channel. While it’s a far cry from when the show was actually good (Seasons 2,3 and 5), its entertainment value is legitimate.

A conflict begins between the old gang (Cory, Shawn, and Topanga) and the newcomers (Angela, Jack, and Rachel.) As Jack says, Eric gets stuck in the middle because nobody wants him.

The two factions exchange pranks, including Cory and Shawn parking a car inside Rachel’s dorm room and Rachel, Jack, and Angela dropping honey atop Cory, Shawn, and Topanga’s heads.

The Season 7 episodes appeal to a different audience than those who fell in love with the series during Seasons 2 and 3. However, it might appeal to big-time Season 4 supporters who tend to value nonsensical storylines over genuinely good television.

31) The Grass is Always Greener (S3E12)

Season 3, Episode 12 occurred during the peak of the Boy Meets World series and before they would destroy the show’s essence in Season 4. This episode is a prime example of Cory and Topanga’s relationship should have been handled.

It marks the first time that Cory and Topanga break up, which is totally natural since they are supposed to be in 8th grade. The breakup incites when Shawn convinces Cory that he’s in a rut after double dating with his parents on consecutive nights.

To break out of his mundane lifestyle, Cory decides to attend a party at another school and wear one of Shawn’s leather jackets. When they arrive at the venue, the students mistake Cory for Shawn Hunter and his proceeding reputation.

Meanwhile, everyone at the party is discussing a mysterious French girl who turns out to be Topanga (pretending to be French). It turns out that both Cory and Topanga feel stagnant and agree to break up.

Although the final scene reveals that both have second thoughts (which is also natural), it is a far more healthy lens through which to portray their relationship.

Unfortunately, some viewers preferred the following season (Season 4 – which is terrible), when they ruin everyone’s lives so they can be together “forever” despite Topanga having thousands of options.

32) Notorious (S2E3)

Season 2, Episode 3 is notorious both in name and legacy. We can all remember when Shawn changed the student newspaper to say Mr. Weeny instead of Mr. Feeny. It’s a classic moment in what was a great series up until Season 4.

Shawn and Cory gain access to the computer layout for John Adams High School newspaper (The Patriot Spirit). Shawn’s first instinct is to change the title from New Principal is Feeny to New Principal is Weeny, but Cory argues against the plan. Shawn goes back into the room and adjusts it anyway.

Meanwhile, Eric meets a new senior student from Georgia, Ms. Desiree Beumont, who makes him wait on her every move. Later on, Cory refuses to rat out Shawn, who accidentally confesses at the episode’s conclusion.

These kinds of coming-of-age episodes represent the essence of Boy Meets World as the students do something dumb, and the adult influences teach them a nuanced lesson. Unfortunately, they fired Turner and Eli and ruined the series in S4.

33) Back 2 School (S2E1)

Season 2, Episode 1 is a polarizing episode for the series’s staunchest supporters. The shock value of the transition from Season 1 to 2 is evident, but how it’s processed varies by the viewer. Pod Meets World criticized some of Season 2’s themes, such as 50s Grease culture, New York accents, and adult innuendos.

The Season 2 premiere has Cory, Topanga, and Shawn jump from 6th to 7th grade, putting them in High School with Eric. The jump makes less sense in subsequent seasons since they graduate four years later.

Either way, Back 2 School is an excellent episode as it introduces Mr. Turner, Harly Keiner, Joey The Rat, and Frankie The Enforcer. Cory also learns that his 6th-grade teacher George Feeny is now John Adams High School’s Principal.

While some have criticized the episode, we happen to believe it’s one of the best. And it starts off the show’s peak two-season run that would end in Season 4 when the network wrote off Mr. Turner.

34) I Love You, Donna Karan (S5E7)

Season 5, Episode 7 is a precursor to the more acclaimed Chasing Angela episode (S5E8) but initiates the storyline and serves as an essential component to Season 5’s most important arc. It was a welcome addition after a terrible Season 4.

The premise starts off simplistically as Shawn ends his relationship with Angela because of his 2-week rule, despite them having great chemistry. Later in the episode, Shawn finds a purse with many intriguing things like a Van Dam movie stub, snowcaps candy, and a book of sonnets.

Soon, Cory encourages Shawn to pursue the purse’s owner, whom Shawn discovers already has a boyfriend. Shawn grows furious with Cory and tells him to stay out of his personal life.

However, Shortly after Shawn’s letdown, the purse’s owner returns all the items that attracted Shawn back to Angela, who had borrowed the bag, revealing that Shawn’s genuine love interest is Angela.

35) Things Change (S5E23)

Season 5, Episode 23, is highly entertaining and one of Ben Savage’s best post-Season 3 performances. The entertainment value is bittersweet, however, as this episode represents the last time we see Chubbie’s Famous Hamburgers on Boy Meets World because Chubbie moves away to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Everything in Cory’s world begins to change, while Shawn refuses to go to college and takes a job at a photo studio. Meanwhile, Eric tries to reassure Cory until he learns that Mr. Feeny is retiring to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and he loses his mind.

In one of Eric’s last watchable scenes, he begs Mr. Feeny to stay. It is a sweet moment between the two characters, who had now built up enough emotional equity to genuinely influence the viewers.

Unfortunately, they turn Erric Matthews into an incoherent idiot in the following two seasons. I guess things really do change, especially when trying to please a bunch of arrogant viewers who wanted Alex Desert and Tony Quinn fired.

36) On The Fence (S1E2)

Season 1, Episode 2 is representative of classic coming-of-age television and long before the series would destroy its legacy in the fourth season. Cory needs extra money to buy a super soaker for the neighborhood water war. Mr. Feeny offers him a small job painting shudders, which Cory eagerly accepts.

After spray painting Feeny’s shutters, Alan discovers that his son accidentally ruined their own fence by not using a covering. As a result, Cory must stay home and re-paint the fence while his friends play with water guns.

However, Alan starts feeling bad for his son and decides to buy Cory the super soaker. Alan determines that being a kid and having fun is previous and that Cory should enjoy it while he can (because it goes fast).

It’s a sweet moment in a series that would become even better in the subsequent two seasons and then fire its best three actors and destroy the legacy in Season 4.

37) Brothers (S5E1)

Season 5, Episode 1 introduces Jack Hunter to the series as Shawn’s estranged half-brother (wait, what happened to Eddie?). While the chemistry between Jack and Shawn was not great, the storyline did introduce a new dynamic to the series after a horrible Season 4.

During the episode, Cory, Shawn, and Topanga enter their senior year at John Adams High School. Eric plans to move back into the Matthews house while attending Penbrook University. Of course, Cory has a significant problem with that arrangement since he thought he’d finally have his own room.

He decides to find a roommate for Eric and stumbles upon a Penbrook first-year student with a great off-campus apartment. He soon learns that this student is Jack Hunter, the half-brother of Shawn Hunter.

Shawn is upset because Jack lived an affluent lifestyle with his stepfather while he stayed with a drunken Chet at the trailer park. By the end of the episode, Chet forces Shawn to move in with Jack and Eric at the apartment.

38) Ain’t College Great? (S6E3)

Season 6, Episode 3, is one of the few good episodes of the sixth season. Cory, Shawn, Topanga, and Angela move into the Penbrook dorms. Meanwhile, Shawn tries to tone down Cory’s exuberance to save themselves from embarrassment.

Of course, Cory messes up his class registration (seemingly on purpose) and enrolls in Exesentialist Thoughts and Its Effects on Quantum Physics. Once Cory realizes his mistake, he decides to quit school and move to Jackson Hole with Mr. Feeny.

In classic BMW fashion, Cory’s friends each registered for one class on his behalf, so he was able to enroll in normal freshman classes. He only learns of this gesture after Mr. Feeny drags him back to Penbrook, where he soon joins the faculty.

39) Raging Cory (S5E12)

Season 5, Episode 12 is one of those episodes where the writers suffered from a severe case of revisionist history. The Boy Meets World creatives would regularly butcher the show’s legacy by presenting storylines that directly conflict with their proceeding character developments.

Despite such obscene disregard for the fans, many of these episodes proved entertaining as isolated shows. Since Boy Meets World’s initial run pre-dated binge-watching, the singular body of work was less insulting.

Cory grows furious with Alan’s favoritism for Eric (which makes no sense if you’ve watched the series). Cory asks to play basketball with his Dad, who refuses to play with him after several games with Eric. Cory then pushes Alan to the ground before fleeing the scene back to his dorm room.

Alan tries to make things right by asking Cory to skydive with him and Eric but creates another problem when Eric wonders why Alan favors Cory for more intellectual outings (like art exhibits.) Alan then asks Eric to accompany Cory and him to the art gallery.

As we’ve said, the episode as a singular entity is pretty entertaining. However, in the context of the series, it makes little sense to the fans and goes as far as insulting the show’s most loyal viewers.

40) Hogs and Kisses (S6E6)

Season 6, Episode 6 demonstrates the peak of Cory’s new character, who is a deranged and annoying lunatic. It’s a shocking transformation from the boy meeting the world in Seasons 1-3, though Season 4 foreshadowed this shift.

You might remember this episode’s plot when Shawn and Topanga kiss for a scripted student film, sending Cory on an anxiety-ridden rampage. He pleads with Angela to help him as she tries to downplay the incident and calm him down.

Shawn and Topanga decide to feed into Cory’s deranged paranoia by making explicit sounds in their dorm room that would indicate Cory’s worst nightmares materializing. It’s hard not to laugh out loud at this scene while also cringing.

Of course, the episode resolves with Cory finally accepting that his paranoia is not rooted in reality, though it offers little hope for his character’s future psyche.

41) Wrong Side of The Tracks (S2E19)

Season 2, Episode 19 is most famous for its sudden casting change that saw Kenny Johnston replace Danny McNulty as Harley Keiner. We now know that McNulty’s mental health issues prompted the change, but viewers did not know at the time.

Aside from the casting change, Wrong Side of The Tracks is a very good episode. Johnston’s performance as Harley is excellent if you can get by the fact that the character was played by someone else in previous episodes.

The episode’s plot revolves around Shawn Hunter’s identity crises and how it fits in with Cory. Initially, Cory and Shawn are assigned a class project to write one another’s biographies. However, when a snobby girl dumps Shawn, it gets dark.

The once-fun project turns into a referendum on Shawn’s identity and his perceived destiny of becoming a malcontent. In an effort to realize his destiny, Shawn joins Harley Keiner’s gang and starts distancing himself from Cory.

Despite protests from Cory, Shawn goes down a path that results in a gang initiation. Harley asks Shawn to take a baseball bat to Mr. Turner’s motorcycle in the faculty parking lot. Shawn is hesitant about going through with the order.

As Harley, Frankie, and Joey call out Shawn for getting cold feet, Cory arrives in the parking lot to try to stop him. Shawn implores Cory to go away, but soon Mr. Turner joins the gathering and forces Harley, Frankie, and Joey to leave the scene.

The episode ends with Mr. Turner imparting passionate wisdom to Shawn about the choices in front of him and where they may lead in the future. He remarks that if you stay away from that Harley (and this Harley), then you’ll be alright.

Meanwhile, in the B storyline, Eric tries to learn how to ice-skate in his sleep in order to date a figure skater. Jason lends Eric his mother’s weight loss tape but dubs it over with ice skating affirmations.

Eventually, Eric meets Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in a dream sequence where she teaches him to skate (in his sleep). In typical Boy Meets World fashion, Eric solves one problem to create another, which is that he now fears eating food.

In the final scene, Jason puts a hot dog in front of Eric’s face, causing him to fall off the bench in disgust. As a result, Jason takes the opportunity to flirt with Eric’s date, who was starting to resent Eric for acting weird about food.

42) The Thrilla’ in The Phila’ (S2E21)

Cory joins the wrestling team believing he’ll never have to fight because nobody else is in his weight class. He gets rudely awakened when Joey The Rat decides to challenge his spot. Griff Hawkins (Harley’s replacement) sets up an after-hours wrestling match with special appearances by Yasmine Bleeth, Robert Goulet, and Vader (who is Frankie Stacchino’s father).

Feeny shuts it down by insulting Vader (his former student) before he can injure Eric.

43) The Double Lie (S3E2)

Shawn plans a private date with Veronica Watson, believing that Turner left down for a wedding. He soon learns that Turner made up an excuse to get Shawn out of his apartment for his date. When the two run into each other at Turner’s place, they both ask, “what are you doing here?”

Turner admits he lied, and Shawn admits he acted hastily. They make up in the end.

44) The Pink Flamingo Kid (S3E17)

Cory enters a school video contest run by Mr. Eli Williams after catching kids stealing computers (on video) from John Adams High. When Shawn learns the thief is his half-brother Eddie he begs Cory not to turn in the video.

Shawn and Cory fight and briefly end their friendship before Shawn realizes that you don’t have to be blood to be family. In other words, he discovers that Cory is more family to him than Eddie.

45) Turkey Day (S4E10)

Shawn and Cory plan to have Thanksgiving together, which turns out to be a big mistake. Alan, Amy, and Eric act like major snobs when they attend the Hunters’ trailer. Meanwhile, Chet’s neighbors ask him to boot The Matthews from his home (since they’re outsiders).

Seemingly, the classes don’t mix until Herman Stecchino (Frankie’s brother) invites Morgan Matthews to be his date at an outdoor trailer yard (near Shaw’s trailer) on Thanksgiving. The parents realize they’re a bunch of snobs and rediscover the meaning of the holiday.

46) Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield (S6E9)

After Mr. Feeny praises Shawn’s poetry in his class, Cory convinces Shawn to read his poems at the student union poetry workshop. Shawn tries to tell him it’s a bad idea, but Cory keeps pushing. As Shawn begins to read his poem, he can’t get through it and walks off the stage.

We later learn the poem was about Angela (who was in attendance), so Shawn couldn’t handle reading it. When Angela discovers the poem’s inspiration, she slaps Shawn across the face (since they recently broke up).

47) Band on The Run (S2E8)

Cory and Shawn start a band called The Exits despite having zero music knowledge and no clue how to play any instruments. They keep the charade going because girls are falling all over them. Everything is excellent until other students convince Mr. Feeny to book them for the class dance.

When they get on stage, everyone realizes they’re hacks and starts throwing stuff at them. Meanwhile, Alan reunites with his college band, The Tongues but discovers he’s far too old for the rock and roll lifestyle.

48) Pop Quiz (S2E20)

Shawn and Cory find answers to an upcoming English quiz at Turner’s Place. They believe they’ve struck gold and have answers to a surprise test. Both of them get good grades because they are prepared by studying the answers.

When Cory starts feeling guilty, he tries convincing Shawn to come clean. As it turns out, Turner intentionally left the answers out so they’d study the material.

49) Dangerous Secret (S4E8)

Shawn lets Clare, a female classmate, stay at his trailer, which leads Cory to believe they are sleeping together. He uses this information to convince Topanga to sleep with him. Of course, Topanga gets insulted by the deceit and apparent pissing contest.

Cory soon learns Shawn is not sleeping with Clare and is protecting her from her abusive father. They finally decide to tell Cory’s parents and go to the police.

50) Sixteen Candles and Four-Hundred-Pound Men (S4E9)

Cory must be in two places at once; Topanga’s Sweet 16 birthday party and a WWF wrestling event involving Frankie’s father, Vader. Shawn convinces his friend that it’s possible because he saw it done on a Flinstones episode.

While Cory initially manages to trick both parties, Topanga is alone without her boyfriend for the most important dance. Cory makes it up to her by inviting her to dance in the ring (to the sweet 16 song) after Vader defeats Jake the Snake.

51) How to Succeed in Business (S5E9)

Cory and Shawn take a work-study internship at an advertising agency to prepare for college. Both start in the mailroom with an older man named Phil. Shawn rises quickly through the ranks after answering a phone on an unoccupied desk.

Of course, Cory gets jealous because Shawn is supposed to be a failure while he is supposed to be successful. Cory even gets fired from the mailroom and gets forced into janitorial duties. They make up the end, as usual.

52) Graduation (S5E24)

After four years, Cory, Shawn, Topanga, and Angela graduate from John Adams High School. This episode is entertaining because of former guest stars, including Frankie, Joey The Rat, and Minkus. They even reference Mr. Turner, who unfortunately does not appear.

In the Season 5 finale, Topanga proposes to Cory after a talk with Mr. Feeny about whether she should attend Yale. The episode ends before hearing Cory’s answer.

53) Friendly Persuasion (S6E4)

Cory tries to support Angela after Shawn breaks up with her. Unfortunately, she shocks Cory by stating they were never friends. Cory tries to win her friendship by entering the co-ed bathroom to confront her (something he had previously been scared to do).

54) Everybody Loves Stuart (S6E7)

Guest star Fred Savage (Ben’s brother) appears as Stuart, a young and relatable college professor. The students initially love him (especially Shawn and Topanga) since he can relate to them in ways Mr. Feeny can’t. Things change when Stuart goes to Topanga’s dorm room and starts hitting on her.

When Cory learns of the incident, he confronts Stuart and shoves him through the student union door. Cory gets suspended, but it’s repealed after a hearing from Dean Bolander. 

55) Me and Mr. Joad (S2E4)

Cory leads a class strike when Mr. Turner issues a test after promising not to. The irony is that Cory and Shawn read the assigned book: The Grapes of Wrath, something they wouldn’t normally do.

Though Turner did not plan a surprise test, Mr. Feeny forced his hand after learning the arrangement, which was that the students would participate in an open forum discussion rather than a written test.

Eventually, Mr. Turner and Mr. Matthews convince Cory and Shawn that they’re just kids and can’t relate to the migrant workers.

56) New Friends and Old (S3E13)

After learning of Joey’s expulsion, Frankie is without his two best pals (Joey and Harley). Mr. Feeny urges Frankie to find a new friend group, and he selects Cory and Shawn.

Unfortunately, they use Frankie to bully kids and get them the best lunch tables, etcetera, much to the dismay of Frankie himself, who wants to change. When Cory realizes his mistake, he makes things right with Frankie and treats him like a human being.

57) Chick Like Me (S4E15)

Shawn dresses like a woman to see dating from the female perspective. An aggressive male student hits on him despite his repeated refusals. This episode may not have aged well in 2023, but there’s a level of open-mindedness from Shawn’s character unique for the era.

58)Angela’s Men (S7E3)

Angela’s father (Sargent Moore) visits Penbrook to see his daughter. He convinces Angela to reunite with Shawn by explaining how his ex-wife and Angela’s mother had her reasons for leaving him. He shows Angela that she’s not her mother and can be in a committed relationship.

59)Sister Theresa (S2E10)

Cory dates Harley’s sister Theresa. Of course, he only agreed to the date before learning of her relation to Harley. Things get weird when Theresa sends gifts to Cory’s house, including steaks, flowers, and other goods.

The new couple attends a drive-in movie with Harley acting like an over-protective parent, which is pretty hilarious. Oddly enough, she’s never seen again after this episode.

60) The Happiest Show on Earth (S3E21)

Cory follows Topanga to Disney World to win her hack. Of course, Shawn accompanies Cory for moral support and a free vacation. After days of trying to get Topanga’s attention, she finally relents and gets back with her soulmate.

61) He Said, She Said (S3E4)

Shawn decides to travel to Europe after a conversation with the new guidance counselor: Devon Collins. She innocently mentions her gap year in Europe, which inspired Shawn to travel immediately. Of course, he doesn’t have the money to book a flight, so he buys a bus ticket to Paris, TX — mistakenly believing the TX stands for “tax.”

Meanwhile, Harley returns from reform school, confronting Frankie and Joey’s new leader: Griff. When Harley asks Frankie to pound Griff, Frankie decides to quit the gang, and Joey follows him. Turner catches Shawn at the bus station and convinces him to come back home to travel to Europe together next summer.

62) An Affair to Forget (S4E11)

Jennifer dumps Shawn, which prompts Cory to denigrate her throughout the school. She takes Shawn back with a particular condition that he ditch Cory permanently. Shawn reluctantly agrees but ultimately decides that she’s not worth losing his best friend.

63) Uncle Daddy (S4E18)

Eric dates a single mom and becomes close to her young son. Everything goes well until Eric wants to play pool with his brother at Chubbie’s. The young kid runs off, and when Eric finds him, he starts screaming at him. The single mother gives Eric an out for the relationship, and he takes it.

64) I Am Not a Crook (S2E14)

Cory runs for class president when Shawn nominates him. At first, Cory feels unsure about his candidacy until Shawn sets up a powerful campaign around the slogan: Honest, Loyal, Decent. Cory and Shawn start making outrageous campaign promises like firing principal George Feeny and extending the weekend to 5 days.

After Alan lectures Cory about his lies, Cory decides to drop out of the race and do the right thing. Topanga chooses to step in as class president.

65) Security Guy (S4E20)

Eric takes a job as a security guard after Alan fires him from the store. Despite pleas from his parents and Mr. Feeny, Eric refuses to aspire for more. Things change when Eric’s security mate (an immigrant) works hard to study for the SATs. He was an engineer in his native country but must start all over in the U.S.

Eric is inspired by his dedication and decides to start studying for the SATs.

66) Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool) (S5E16)

Lauren shows up at Chubbie’s unannounced, hoping to see if her sparks with Cory were real or illusionary. Topanga finds out about it and encourages Cory to go on a date with Lauren. He agrees to date Lauren but determines that Topanga is his true love after one date.

Unfortunately, Topanga was testing him by encouraging the date, and since he agreed, he failed the test. Topanga dumps Cory at the end of the episode.

67) Eric Hollywood (S5E19)

Eric performs in a school play and gets the attention of Hollywood executives. They ask him to star in a sitcom that closely resembles Boy Meets World. The episode itself flirts with an alternate reality because Cory, Topanga, and Shawn all appear on the faux sitcom but are somehow not the same people as the characters. Not good.

68) Prom-ises, Prom-ises (S5E22)

Cory and Shawn bring Topanga and Angela to the prom with hopes of an intimate encounter. Angela says she’s not ready, while Topanga agrees to get a hotel room with Cory. They end up not sleeping together when a series of events ruin the mood, including Alan and Amy showing up at the same hotel.

69) The Psychotic Episode (S6E21)

Cory gets recurring nightmares where he kills his best friend, Shawn, with various disturbing tactics. His demons start costing him sleep, along with his roommate Shawn. Eventually, Cory asks Mr. Feeny to interpret his nightmares.

Cory’s final dream kills off everyone except Topanga, which signifies a new chapter in his life. He stops having nightmares after realizing the message of his unconscious mind.

70) Danger Boy (S2E16)

Eric’s girlfriend wants Shawn to double date with her, Eric, and her cousin from Manhattan. Initially, Eric pushes for Cory but gives in when his girlfriend strongly prefers Shawn. Meanwhile, Turner mocks Feeny for being too safe and running the chess club while Turner runs the ski club.

Eventually, Cory and Mr. Feeny join forces to change their collective perceptions by riding an insane roller coaster ride that requires a waiver and organ donation. Eric and Mr. Turner are so impressed that they apologize.

71) Janitor Dad (S4E6)

Chet Hunter becomes a school janitor at JAHS- much to the dismay of his son Shawn, a student there. Things get worse when one of Shawn’s classmates mocks Chet and Shawn for the arrangement. Shawn physically assaults the heckler and begs Mr. Feeny to fire his Dad.

Later on, Shawn changes his mind because he realizes Chet is finally trying to make an honest living. The episode ends with Shawn mopping up spilled milk to show his Dad that he’s not above janitorial duties.

72) B & B’s B ‘N’ B (S4E13)

Feeny goes away on vacation, leaving Shawn and Cory to watch his house and water the plants. Shawn decides to turn the home into a bed and breakfast. They nearly get away with it until Mr. Feeny arrives earlier than expected. Their teacher ultimately commends them for their efforts.

73) The Fugitive (S1E17)

Shawn puts a cherry bomb in a mailbox and hides at Cory’s house as the cops look for him. Mr. Feeny sees Shawn sneaking into the Matthews’s house and notifies Cory’s parents, who then tell Cory (after letting him sweat for a while). Eventually, Cory convinces Shawn to come clean to his parents.

Shawn gets grounded for a month and learns later that his bomb burned the Matthews’ electricity bill.

74) Wheels (S4E14)

Cory gets his driver’s license with Shawn and Topanga rather than his father, Alan. Of course, Alan finds his choice to be offensive since Alan believes it’s traditional for father and son to bond in this situation. Cory decides to take the car out for a drive but gets pulled over by a cop.

Alan comes to pick him up, and they make up.

75) Boy Meets Real World (S5E2)

Cory turns in his student film project about Shawn and Jack’s relationship as long-lost half-brothers. Angela comments that it looks like Cory ripped off MTV’s Real World (which he did) though he denies it. 

76) Her Answer (Part 2) (S6E2)

Topanga can’t go through with the elopement, and she and Cory return home. They don’t tell anyone that they didn’t marry until Amy lectures them about being too young. Cory freaks out on her and starts yelling.

77) The Provider (S7E13)

Topanga gets a job as a fashion assistant, while Cory takes a sucker job as a magazine salesman. Cory grows frustrated with Topanga’s success, especially compared to his failures. He calls her out for being better at everything. They get into a massive public fight, and Cory claims that she ruined his spirit.

As usual, they make up at the end of the episode.

78) Pairing Off (S2E2)

Shawn starts getting interested in more girls while Eric brings home a girl named Rebecca into his parents’ room. Cory walks in on them, kissing and blackmailing Eric into revealing his flirting tricks. Cory uses it on Wendy (whom he dates later in Season 2), but once Alan finds out, he lectures Eric and Cory about their immature tactics.

79) A Kiss is More Than a Kiss (S3E14)

Fresh off their breakup, Cory and Topanga date other people. Cory moves slowly with his date while Topanga makes out with hers at Chubbies. Cory gets so mad he tells her he doesn’t want to be friends anymore. After talking with his parents, he realizes his mistake and decides to join her for the school fashion show, as he’d previously promised.

80) Last Tango in Philly (S5E10)

Cory and Shawn refuse to go dancing with their girlfriends (Topanga and Angela) until they discover that the girls’ attractive co-workers are taking their place. They finally agree to go dancing with the girls, and for some stupid reason, Mr. Feeny and Alan Matthews also show up at the dance club.

81) Picket Fences (S7E10)

Cory and Topanga find a starter home with an ambiguous payment plan. Alan knows it’s a scam and refuses to sign the signature that makes him liable for future payments. Cory grows more upset that he can’t take care of Topanga how he wants to. Eventually, Alan convinces him that the struggle is part of the bonding necessary to grow their marriage.

82) The Beard (S2E11)

When two girls try to date Shawn, he can’t choose between them and asks Cory to “babysit” one of them until he’s ready for her. Cory ends up falling for the girl he’s supposed to keep available for Shawn, which creates chaos all around. Once the girls learn of Shawn’s plan, they reject both him and Cory. 

83) The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (S3E15)

Shawn dates a nice girl named Dana, who initially rejects him because of his bad-boy reputation. After talking with Turner and Cory, Shawn decides to try to change her mind. He waits in the cold with a picnic basket to show Dana that he listens to her interests. She finally agrees to date him by the end of the episode.

84) Fishing For Virna (S4E4)

Virna Hunter returns to Philly after abandoning her family way back in Season 2. She stays at a motel across from the trailer park, hoping to see evidence that Chet has changed. Meanwhile, the John Adams High School lunch lady passes away, and nobody except Cory seems to care. Virna finally comes home to Chet and Shawn after a talk with Cory.

85) Singled Out (S4E7)

Cory gets a tonsillectomy, and the amnesia makes him think crazy thoughts about vanishing. He even dreams of an Unsolved Mysteries-style incident. It doesn’t help that Shawn brings him the New York Times – Trailer Park Edition, which has all kinds of fabricated stories. Meanwhile, Eric gets selected for the MTV show Singled Out after lying about attending Harvard. He finds out that his date, and fellow contestant, also lied about her college.

86) Easy Street (S4E12)

Cory gets a part-time job at a local bar and restaurant, Sam’s, so he can buy Christmas gifts for family and friends. He soon learns that the store is a front for the mob after two older men ask him to deliver a suspicious package. Shawn observes the arrangement and lets Cory know the scenario.

Cory quits the job, but Shawn decides to take his place for the easy money, so he won’t have to work on the freezing docks anymore. Eventually, Cory convinces Shawn to quit and stop serving as a drug runner for the mob.

87) It’s Not You… It’s Me (S5E3)

Shawn tries to end his friendship with Cory after his best friend applies to Standford University. He determines that they are growing apart, and it’s easier to end it immediately. Topanga and Mr. Feeny convince them to stay together while the whole school watches them act like an old married couple on the verge of divorce. 

88) The Honeymoon is Over (S7E9)

Cory and Topanga return from their honeymoon without a place to live. Penbrook requires married couples to live in a separate dorm, which the show depicts as unrealistically dreary. Cory tries to buy a starter house that requires his parents’ signature, but Alan refuses for financial and moral reasons.

Along with Shawn, Alan convinces Cory that the tough times help couples grow.

89) What a Drag! (S7E11)

Eric and Jack call the cops on some guys about to throw a rave in the student union. The group’s leader, Crazy Luther, has a reputation for violence, including chewing off his own brother’s fingers. When the cops come before he commits a crime, they let him go.

Luther promises to kill Eric, which inspires him and Jack to dress up as women to conceal their identities. 

90) I’m Gonna Be Like You, Dad (S7E14)

Cory gets hypochondria after a magazine test reveals he’s already outlived his projected lifespan. Meanwhile, Eric decides to join the family business instead of pursuing other potential careers after graduation.

Inexplicably, Eric, Jack, and Rachel act like they can pursue any career, including veterinary and meteorology, without the required degree.

91) Risky Business (S1E13)

Mr. Feeny assigns his students an investment project to take an imaginary 1,000 dollars and invest in a profitable venture. Cory and Shawn decide to invest real money instead. Of course, they choose the most trivial investment of a horse race bet in which they win a bunch of money.

Cory grows arrogant and takes risks, like leaving his sister alone by herself. When he thinks she gets kidnapped, he realizes that betting is a bad idea. 

92) Turnaround (S2E12)

John Adams High School promotes the Turnaround Dance, which encourages women to ask men to the dance rather than the traditional method. Topanga labels the concept as sexist and misogynistic because it implies that women could not have asked otherwise.

A “geeky” girl named Ingrid asks Cory, and he accidentally agrees while daydreaming about another woman. Cory and Shawn decide to change her look so that she seems “cooler.” It works so well that all the popular guys start asking Ingrid, and she dumps Cory in favor of them.

93) By Hook or By Crook (S2E18)

Eric and Jason plan a trip to Europe but can only go if they get their grades up. Mr. Feeny decides to appoint them a tutor who is also an attractive student at John Adams High. Instead of teaching Eric the material, she comes on to him and offers to give him the test answers in exchange for a date.

Eric is initially hesitant but decides to take the answers anyway. He feels so guilty that he confesses to Feeny, who advises him to enroll in summer school.

94)Cutting the Cord (S6E12)

Angela and Shawn file a restraining order against Cory and Topanga for relationship interference. They both determine that breaking up is best and are tired of Cory trying to bring them together.

While Shawn initially seems happy with the arrangement, he’s crushed after witnessing Angela on a date with another man. Meanwhile, Alan goes through a mid-life crisis.

95) My Baby Valentine (S6E16)

Cory hires a male stripper for his mother’s baby shower. She gets offended and ends the party. Topanga scolds Cory and refuses to go out with him for Valentine’s day. It turns out moot when Amy has the baby later in the episode. Meanwhile, Mr. Feeny confesses his love for Dean Bolander.

96) No Such Thing as a Sure Thing (S7E4)

Distraught over his breakup with Topanga, Cory becomes the school mascot: The Penguin. Girls start showing interest in him since many of them love the Penguin. Topanga gets jealous and gets back with Cory.

Meanwhile, Jack and Eric place a bet on the opposing football team believing their star player will be academically ineligible. The player barely meets eligibility after Eric mocks Mr. Feeny repeatedly.

97) Cory’s Alternative Friends (S1E4)

Shawn convinces Cory to straighten his hair using a product from Shawn’s alleged sister (who never gets mentioned again). When they leave the product in for too long, Cory’s hair gets stuck as a mullet.

All the kids, including Shawn, mock him, forcing him to make friends with other perceived geeks until his hair returns to normal. Cory learns that social labels are mostly foolish though he fails to live by his new standards.

98) Grandma Was a Rolling Stone (S1E7)

Cory’s paternal grandmother promises to take him to an Orioles game to get Cal Ripken Jr’s autograph. He waits for her to show up all day, but she never comes. As it turns out, Alan’s mother is a fraud and storyteller who makes promises she can’t keep. Cory eventually gets over it but loses respect for his grandmother.

99) This Little Piggy (S3E6)

Shawn finds a baby pig by his old trailer and decides to take it in as a pet. Topanga objects emphatically and states that an apartment is no home for a pig. Mr. Turner and Cory realize that Shawn needs the pig more than the pig needs Shawn, which Topanga only discovers after calling animal control.

She atones for her mistake by convincing the animal control unit that Mr. Turner is the pig’s proper owner so that Shawn gets to keep Little Cory. Viewers only see the pig one more time in the series’ history, which occurs in Season 5, when the pig is much larger and fatter.

100) You Light Up My Union (S7E5)

Cory and Shawn infringe on Rachel’s living space by visiting their girlfriends (who live with Rachel) and ruining ladies’ night. Meanwhile, Mr. Feeny appoints Eric to assist Jack with managing the school store.

Jack tasks Eric to deposit the money in the bank, but Eric gives it to a monkey trainer who tells him a story about needing to get his other monkey back. Jack is furious but later learns Eric made the right choice when the man returns with the money.

101) Cyrano (S2E13)

Frankie falls in love with Harley’s girlfriend: Gloria, and enlists Shawn and Cory to help him woo her. They agree reluctantly and only because the other option is a beating.

Meanwhile, Harley visits Amy Matthews to discuss his relationship problems after hearing about Alan’s blunder with her anniversary gift (a trash compactor). Ultimately, Harley lets Gloria date Frankie, since that’s what she wants.

102) Shallow Boy (S4E5)

Eric dates an aspiring folk singer who writes nothing but happy, feel-good music. Unfortunately, her music is unbearable because of its annoyingly excessive positivity. Eric dumps her on the spot, sending her into a dark rage. Ironically, the rejection inspires her to write dark music, which is quite good.

Radio stations pick up one song in particular: Shallow Boy, which she wrote about Eric himself.

Meanwhile, in school, Topanga cites the breakdown of the American family as the top social issue during a Mr. Feeny-led class discussion. Her answer was cringeworthy for several reasons. First, it comes across as snobbish for a wealthy student to hold such an elitist opinion.

Secondly, she was raised by a hippie luthier who built guitars for Bruce Springsteen. This scene is an example of Season 4’s deterioration of the Boy Meets World series, which had been quite excellent in the previous two seasons.

103) Fraternity Row (S5E4)

Shawn takes a college philosophy class despite not being enrolled. He’s trying to impress a college girl he met previously. However, the professor calls on him during the course and gets impressed with Shawn’s instincts for philosophy. Meanwhile, Eric starts a fake fraternity called Magnum Pi.

104) It’s About Time (S7E7)

Better known as the Cory and Topanga wedding episode, Season 7, Episode 7 showcases Shawn dropping out as best man, Eric replacing him, and creating a series of hilarious escapades. Shawn disrupts the wedding to talk to Cory about their friendship. Eventually, the bride and groom get married, and Eric gives them a hotel suite key for the wedding night.

105) Teacher’s Bet (S1E8)

Mr. Feeny bets Cory 1/5th of his weekly salary that Cory can’t teach as well as him. Cory tries to teach the class, and Feeny acts like an obnoxious student. At first, Cory’s lessons get ignored by everyone until Eric’s girlfriend Linda gets racially profiled at the mall.

Cory uses it in his address about Anne Frank to convince the class that problems like anti-semitism still exist in the modern world.

106) Show Me The Love (S7E1)

Topanga calls off the wedding because of her parent’s divorce, and Angela refuses to get back with Shawn. After an episode full of bickering, Cory convinces Shawn to travel to Pittsburgh to reunite the Lawrences.

107) Boy Meets Girl (S1E21)

Shawn shows interest in girls, which means Cory tries to keep up. He asks Topanga to the International House of Salads (IHOS), and she agrees. Cory calls to cancel after telling his parents that he asked her out for the wrong reasons. He lies to her and says he has the flu when she comes to his house with tea.

108) You’re Married, You’re Dead (S6E8)

Shawn and his new buddy Gambling Dan get on Corry about his marriage to Topanga. Dan and his lackey Louie call him “whipped,” and Shawn convinces him that they have a valid point. Cory tries to change perceptions by accompanying them to club Cleavage and even takes off his engagement ring.

He accidentally leaves it at the club, and when Topanga finds out, she’s furious. 

109) His Answer (Part 1) (S6E1)

Cory agrees to marry Topanga, but they keep it under wraps temporarily. When they inform Cory’s parents, the Matthews disapprove of their marriage. They decide to elope (they never go through with it), mostly in protest of Cory’s parents.

When Shawn gets into college, Jack and Eric find their new roommate Rachel who just broke up with her boyfriend next door.

110) The Truth About Honesty (S6E20)

Rachel and Jack host a dinner party where they play an honesty game. Shawn reveals that his dream one-night stand is with Angela, but she calls his bluff, realizing that he has strong feelings. Cory becomes too honest with Topanga and makes fun of her hair. The whole party turns into a disaster.

111) She’s Having My Baby Back Ribs (S7E17)

Topanga and Eric diet to lose weight. Cory mistakenly thinks she’s pregnant after lousy advice from Shawn about her behavior. Cory decides to throw a surprise baby shower with gifts from everyone, including Nana Boboo, who writes a 75,000 dollar check. Topanga decides to come clean and admit she’s not pregnant.

112) Pilot (S1E1)

The series’ initial episode shows Mr. Feeny assigning Cory to dentition after listening to the Phillies game during class. Later on, Eric blows off the Phillies game with Cory in favor of his new girlfriend. Naturally, Cory grows furious and complains to his parents.

113) The Last Temptation of Cory (S3E9)

Topanga stays home from school with mono, while other girls come on to Cory because he has “the scent.” Shawn keeps mentioning “the scent,” which implies girls like guys they can’t have who are in relationships.

One girl, in particular, Missy Robinson, comes on strong to Cory and invites him to her house for a party. He soon learns that the party is just the four (Cory, Shawn, Missy, and Libby). She kisses him in the closet before her Dad gets home. Cory feels awful and confesses to Topanga, who forgives him.

114) Santa’s Little Helpers (S6E11)

Eric, Jack, and Rachel volunteer to play Santa (and the elves) to give out gifts to underprivileged youth. Eric grows close with one kid, in particular, Tommy. Eric decides to serve as a big brother to Tommy, which starts a new story arc. Meanwhile, Cory and Topanga scheme to reunite Angela and Shawn.

115) A Very Topanga Christmas (S5E11)

Topanga spends Christmas at the Matthews, which causes all kinds of problems for Cory. Since Cory’s Christmas is very traditional and regimented, Topnaga’s wishes conflict with his comfort. They end up fighting about it but makeup in the end.

This episode is one of five Boy Meets World Christmas episodes that take place throughout the series.

116) They’re Killing Us (S7E6)

Mishaps crop up everywhere as Cory and Topanga plan their wedding. Eric requests the best man but loses out to Shawn after setting Cory’s dorm room on fire. Morgan criticizes Topanga for her bridesman dress choices.

117) She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (S1E14)

Topanga gets a crush on Eric after he visits the school to talk about 7th grade. She comes over to the Matthews’s house, trying to lure him into a relationship.

Eric explains to her that she’s too young, and she feels rejected. She calls her sister Nebula to come to pick her up.

118) Model Family (S1E16)

Mr. Feeny assigns a family simulation project to Cory, Shawn, Topanga, and Minkus. As Feeny constructs it, Cory and Topanga play the parents while Shawn and Minkus play the children. Things go wrong for a variety of reasons. Meanwhile, Eric gets lured into a modeling scam after an attractive woman approaches him at the mall.

119) Rave On (S3E8)

Eric and Cory throw an underground rave on the same night of their parent’s anniversary. When Amy overhears them talking about it, she thinks it’s a surprise anniversary party. The Matthews brothers scramble to make it seem like both a rave and an anniversary party, which blows up in their faces.

They end up apologizing profusely to their parents.

120) You Can Go Home Again (S4E1)

Eric and Cory’s cross-country trip comes to an end, but Eric doesn’t want to go home. Cory calls his father to help him get Eric back. As it turns out, Eric is afraid to go home, where he no longer has a high school to fall back on. Despite his fears, Eric finally relents.

121) A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (Part 2) (S4E17)

Shawn tries to cheer Cory up by double-dating foreign exchange girls. Cory refuses to engage with them. Later on, Topanga shows up on Cory’s doorstep, from Pittsburgh, during the rainstorm. After some back and forth, Topanga’s aunt Prudence let’s her live in Philadelphia and remain at John Adams High School.

122) First Girlfriends’ Club (S5E15)

Shawn plans his Valentine’s day with Angela while his former girlfriends warn her about his past transgressions. A few of Shawn’s most famous exes appear in this episode, including Dana Pruitt and Libby Harper.

They lure Shawn into an abandoned warehouse and put him on trial, forcing him to miss his date with Angela. Eventually, Jack and Eric come to rescue him.

123)Can I Help to Cheer You? (S6E18)

Eric decides to adopt Tommy until the foster home tells him that a better and more stable family wants to adopt him instead. Tommy grows furious with Eric since he doesn’t want to go with the other family. Eric does the right thing by letting him go, however.

Meanwhile, Cory and Topanga prepare for their wedding by attending a stranger’s ceremony in the same venue. After meeting Cory, The bride’s father offers him millions of dollars to marry his daughter since he hates the groom.

124) It’s a Wonderful Night (S1E18)

Alan and Amy attend a Real Estate party for Amy’s workplace while Eric and Cory get themselves in trouble. Eric tries to drive his car without a license until it gets towed. Meanwhile, Cory and Shawn rent an R-Rated movie, and Feeny catches them watching it (he’s babysitting Morgan).

Alan and Amy find out and ground both Cory and Eric for two weeks.

125) Kid Gloves (S1E19)

Alan gifts Cory his Navy boxing glove necklace on his son’s birthday morning. Unfortunately, Alan fails to explain their origin, and Cory thinks it’s just any old chain. He loses them in the school pool until he dives in and retrieves them. Alan later explains why they are essential.

126) I Dream of Feeny (S1E22)

Cory wishes Feeny ill, and he ends up in the hospital. Cory starts feeling very guilty about the whole situation until he visits Mr. Feeny at the hospital and learns that he will be okay.

127) The Uninvited (S2E5)

Cory gets invited to a party at the home of the 7th-grade class’s most popular girl. Strangely enough, his best bud Shawn doesn’t get asked. It makes no sense to either of them since Shawn is very popular and Cory isn’t.

It turns out the girl’s parents disinvited all the troublemakers (like Shawn) and only kept the nice guys like Cory. Shawn finds all of it very lame and convinces Cory that there are no popular kids or geeks, just best friends.

128) On The Air (S2E17)

Cory and Shawn start a school radio show at the urging of Mr. Turner. They want to become well-known at JAHS instead of being a bunch of nobodies. When they begin broadcasting obscene material about dating, Feeny boots them off the air.

They break into the janitor’s closet to set up an illegal broadcast but get caught. Turner tricks them into saying how they feel on the air, which is lost, confused, and anxious, something other students also feel.

129) Fear Strikes Out (S2E9)

Cory attends his first makeout party and ends up in the closet with Topanga. They don’t kiss and discuss mutual anxieties, making Cory look like a nerd. Things get worse when Topanga tells everyone that he didn’t kiss her. As his reputation worsens, he decides to take Topanga to a poetry reading at Eric’s suggestion.

They end up kissing organically, and Cory resets his reputation. Oddly, however, Cory is no longer dating Topanga by the next episode.

130) Honesty Night (S5E21)

After Cory and Topanga reunite in the previous episode, they feel bad about not telling Shawn before the other students found out. To protect his ego, they pretend to be still separated. Things almost fall apart entirely when Shawn reopens old wounds, but they end up together in the end.

131) Getting Hitched (S6E14)

Eric and Jack go to Chet’s old trailer to clean up. The half-brothers fight over his belongings’ significance since Shawn knew him well, and Jack barely knew him. Rachel consoles Jack, and they end up kissing and starting a relationship.

Meanwhile, Cory performs terribly in a couple’s card game with Topanga, which creates some hard feelings.

132) Bee True (S6E19)

One of Dean Bolander’s former boyfriends shows up at Penbrook. He’s an archeologist who stores his wonderous foreign bee at the Penbrook laboratory. Feeny gets intimated until he saves Dean Bolander from the bee while her former boyfriend scolds her for killing it.

133) State of the Unions (S6E22)

Topanga’s parents visit Philadelphia just in time for Feeny’s wedding to Dean Bolander. As one couple gets married, another one shows they are on the verge of divorce. As Jeddidah snipes at his wife throughout the day, Topanga realizes they are no longer in love. She grows distraught and considers postponing her marriage to Cory.

134) Boys II Mensa (S1E6)

Cory cheats on a school IQ test and gets the highest score in district history. Mr. Feeny knows he cheated but decides to play along by sending a representative from a school for gifted children to his home. At first, Cory tries to act like a genius but comes clean when he realizes that he’d have to switch schools.

135) Class Pre-Union (S1E9)

Mr. Feeny asks his students to attend class dressed as their future selves. Cory decides he will be a Philadelphia Phillies baseball player, much to the dismay of his teacher. After Feeny crushes Cory’s dreams, Alan chooses to make it up to his son. He gets Jim Abbott (MLB pitcher) to show up in their living room.

Abbott gives Cory a big speech about ignoring the doubters. Shawn and Cory’s other friends show up with baseballs and pens for autographs. Minkus accidentally brings a basketball.

136) The Father Son Game (S1E11)

To Alan’s dismay, Cory and Eric blow off the father-son softball game. He tells them the game was canceled, but Cory learns that it took place as scheduled the next day. He tries to make it up to his father by doing a BBQ. Meanwhile, Feeny’s lesson about the pledge of allegiance seems awkward.

137) Once in Love With Amy (S1E12)

Cory and Eric suspect Amy of an affair when she lies about her whereabouts. It turns out she and Alan planned a romantic date night under the guise of a manager’s meeting and bowling league tournament. When Cory confronts her, Amy explains her reasoning to keep her marriage fresh.

138) The Honeymooners (S7E8)

Cory and Topanga have their honeymoon on the islands and run into an older couple who’s retiring in the same location. Cory gets the wild idea of moving there permanently until he realizes they must go home. Eric inexplicably shows up on their trip in disguise.

139) Killer Bees (S1E5)

Cory enters the geography bee when he realizes the winner is the World Series, ball boy. He puts all of his efforts into studying geography but loses the bee. Despite his loss, his hard work pays off in his school work when he earns his best grade ever on the geography test.

Meanwhile, Eric is horrified when his parents appear at the Aerosmith concert he attends.

140) Wake Up, Little Cory (S2E7)

Cory and Topanga work on a video project for school but fall asleep in the editing room. When the janitor finds them the next morning, a rumor about them “spending tonight together” circulates the school. Cory goes with the story since it makes him seem cool with people like Harley Keiner.

He eventually comes clean when he sees how the gossip damages Topanga’s reputation.

141) And in Case I Don’t See Ya… (S6E10)

Eric creates a Truman Show-like reality show that showcases his roommates and Rachel, particularly (without their consent). Students gather in the union to watch Rachel like weirdo voyeurs. Meanwhile, Cory and Shawn try to butter up Mr. Feeny to get extensions on their classwork.

142) The B-Team in Life (S1E15)

The school basketball team puts Cory on the B-Team while his friends make the A-Team. Cory is too embarrassed to tell his father at first but eventually comes clean. Alan reassures him that athletic accomplishments don’t define him as a person.

143) The Play’s the Thing (S1E20)

Mr. Feeny selects Cory to play Hamlet in their school play. After finding the material boring, Cory quits the play. He later regrets his decision and realizes that he took it for granted.

144) Hair Today, Goon Tomorrow (S4E2)

Topanga cuts her hair to show Cory that looks are unimportant. However, in perfect irony, she freaks out when she sees herself in a mirror and rushes to a salon to get her hair done. Since she had never previously worn much makeup or shown interest in superficialities, her whole attitude changes to a typical teenager. Shawn calls her out for it, and she gets the message loud and clear.

145) I Was a Teenage Spy (S3E19)

Season 3, Episode 19, is an alternate reality episode based in the 1950s. Dreamstate episodes generally waste the viewers’ time.

146) For Love and Apartments (Part 2) (S7E2)

The guys and girls settle their apartment battle with a wrestling match featuring Mankind as the referee. It looks as dumb as it sounds.

147) Train of Fools (S3E10)

Eric scores a New Years’ Eve date with Rebecca Alexa, a supermodel and Jason’s second cousin. Everything seems great until Cory sends the cab driver home for no logical reason. Eric wants to be seen kissing the supermodel, so he convinces everyone to take the subway downtown.

The train loses power, and Rebecca Alexa ditches, Eric. Things turn out okay when the train occupants start their own New Year’s Eve party.

148) How Cory and Topanga Got Their Groove Back (S7E18)

Cory and Topanga sulk about their marital rut while Shawn and Angela attend cool clubs with other students. Cory and Topanga host a party on the same night as a rival party with the popular students to spark their reputation. 

149) Learning to Fly (S4E22)

Cory and Shawn accompany Eric to a party school on a college visit. Topanga pulls out at the last minute, which upsets Cory. A college girl hits on him, and although he considers cheating on his girlfriend, he ultimately decides to resist temptation.

Strangely, the episode fails to mention Mr. Turner, who got into a motorcycle accident in the previous episode. He’s never heard from again.

150) As Time Goes By (S7E20)

Season 7, Episode 20, is yet another alternate reality episode based in the 1940s. The dream state helps Topanga loosen up and not take things so seriously.

151) A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (Part 1) (S4E16)

Eric sees Shawn kiss Topanga at Chubbie’s and confronts Shawn about it. It turns out Shawn was comforting Topanga because she learned that her parents were moving her to Pittsburgh. Cory freaks out while Shawn promises him that Topanga won’t move.

At the end of the episode, she leaves, and Shawn and Eric have no answers.

152) Road Trip (S6E15)

Shawn invites Cory on a road trip after Chet’s death. They end up at a small-town truck shop with waitresses that also sing N’Sync-style pop music. The episode’s plot is ridiculously foolish. Nevertheless, it’s still entertaining because it’s Boy Meets World.

153) Quiz Show (S4E19)

Somehow Cory, Shawn, and Topanga become famous for a High School Game Show when they dumb down the higher entertainment value questions. Of course, Mr. Feeny strongly objects to the reduction of educational television to MTV-style reality TV.

Quiz Show further represents the unintentional painfulness of Season 4, which inflicted a significant dent in the Boy Meets World series.

154) The Witches of Pennbrook (S5E5)

Guest stars Candace Cameron and Mellisa Joan Hart (Sabrina The Teenage Witch) appear at Pennbrook University as witches. It’s not an alternate reality episode, but it blends reality with fiction, which is unappealing.

155) Who’s Afraid of Cory Wolf (S2E6)

Season 2, Episode 6 is one of the dream sequence episodes where Cory becomes a wolf. Some people like these, but many people don’t.

156) No Guts, No Cory (S5E6)

Season 5, Episode 6 is another alternate reality episode featuring Salem the Cat from Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Cory returns to the 1940s when he leaves Topanga to fight in World War II.

157) I Ain’t Gonna Spray Lettuce No More (S4E3)

Alan inexplicably quits his position as a grocery store manager without discussing it with his wife first. Alan claims he and Eric can go into business together and plan to start their business by attending an entrepreneurs fair. Meanwhile, Shawn teaches Cory how to be poor in preparation for the worst-case scenario.

Later, Amy decides to buy a sports and outdoor shop on Alan’s behalf. Aside from knowing nothing about selling camping equipment, the idea that Alan could support a family and future college tuition at a seasonal store in a low-population area seems far-fetched. Nonetheless, it gives the characters a new set to occupy.

158) Brotherly Shove (S7E19)

The worst episode in the series’ history involves Cory and Eric fighting over a garage sale. Nothing in this episode makes any sense, and the whole vibe feels unfamiliar. 

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