Boy Meets Worldupdate
1: Boy Meets World: Back to the Beginning
2: Boy Meets World: Fandom!
3: Season 2 Episode 9: Fear Strikes Out (Picture in Picture Commentary)
Friday, September 24th, 1993
Cory Matthews winds up with detention after trying to listen to a Phillies game in class, while his teacher, Mr. Feeny, is trying to teach the class the great value that love has in all of their lives. However, Cory doesn't find love and girls such a good thing when his older brother, Eric, takes a girl to a Phillies game instead of him. This prompts Cory to move into his treehouse.
Friday, October 1st, 1993
2: On the Fence
Cory is worried about the class water gun war, as he has no heavy-duty water gun to compete with. However, he soon strikes up a deal with Mr. Feeny, who makes Cory a deal: if he paints Mr. Feeny's shutters, he will give Cory the money to buy a new water gun. However, Cory rushes in haste to buy the water gun, and he gets green paint all over the fence.
Friday, October 8th, 1993
3: Father Knows Less
While Alan and Cory stay up late to watch a baseball game, Cory fails a test the next day at school, and Mr. Feeny refuses to let him make it up.
Friday, October 15th, 1993
4: Cory's Alternative Friends
Cory becomes friends with his school's outcasts when he changes his hair and finds that the consequences are very fatal.
Friday, October 22nd, 1993
5: Killer Bees
Cory is determined to be in the geography bee when he finds out that the winner gets to be bat-boy at the opening game of the world series. But, when he and Minkus trade places in the academic world, they end up trading places in the social world, too. Meanwhile, Eric is embarrassed when his parents show up at the same concert as he and a date.
Friday, October 29th, 1993
6: Boys II Mensa
Cory cheats on an I.Q. test, and is labeled the smartest kid in class. However, the consequences for getting away with it are worse than getting caught; Cory may be transferred into a new school for smart kids. Meanwhile, Eric takes Morgan to pick out a Halloween costume, and she ends up being a zombie.
Friday, November 12th, 1993
7: Grandma Was a Rolling Stone
Cory gives up fishing with his dad when his grandma comes to town and makes him some great promises. But he's disappointed when she doesn't come through for him and Alan goes fishing with Shawn instead. Meanwhile, Eric uses Morgan to get the attention of Feeny's attractive niece.
Friday, November 19th, 1993
8: Teacher's Bet
When Cory insists that teaching is easy in comparison to learning, Mr. Feeny agrees to temporarily switch roles on a bet, allowing Cory to handle social studies for one week.
Friday, November 26th, 1993
9: Class Pre-Union
Mr. Feeny has his class predict what their lives will be like by their class reunion. When he gives Cory an incomplete, Cory gives up on his dream of being a center fielder, until his dad realizes just what he needs. Meanwhile, Morgan trades her mother's gold necklace for a plastic one and has to get it back.
Friday, December 10th, 1993
10: Santa's Little Helper
Chet, Shawn's father, loses his job, and Cory vows that Shawn will have a Christmas gift this year. Morgan is also traumatized when a shopping mall Santa suffers a heart attack as she gets onto his lap.
Friday, December 17th, 1993
11: The Father/Son Game
The father/son softball game is coming up and Cory and Eric don't want to play. They try to come up with a plan, but before they can Alan finds out how they feel. He tells them that the game was cancelled, but Cory finds out (from Topanga) that the game, in fact, was played. Cory and Eric feel bad and make amends with Alan, planning a make-up game for the following weekend.
Friday, January 7th, 1994
12: Once in Love with Amy
Cory and Eric are convinced that Amy is having an affair when they find provocative clothing in her bowling bag, and do not open their mind up to any other possibility.
Friday, January 14th, 1994
13: She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
Cory's classmate Topanga develops a crush on Eric when he visits Mr. Feeny's class as a guest speaker.
Friday, January 28th, 1994
14: The B-Team of Life
Cory and Minkus are put on the Basketball B-Team for their school, which, subsequently, never gets to play.
Friday, February 4th, 1994
15: Model Family
Eric decides to quit his job at his father's store when he gets a modeling job at the mall. Alan wants to stop him, but Amy wants him to learn on his own. Meanwhile, Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Minkus have to pretend to be a family for a school project.
Friday, February 11th, 1994
16: Risky Business
Cory and Shawn gamble on race horses and make a lot of money. But Cory realizes not every risk is worth it when he leaves Morgan home alone. Meanwhile, Cory's parents exchange Valentines. Also, Eric tries to get the attention of a girl.
Friday, February 25th, 1994
17: The Fugitive
Shawn is forced to stay in Cory's room, in secrecy, because of a cherry bomb prank gone wrong in Alan's grocery store mailbox, which keeps him from going home. Cory keeps it a secret the best he can, but Amy and Alan know something is up because Mr. Feeny saw Shawn climb up to Cory's window. They play along until Shawn leaves and Cory comes clean with them. Shawn finally comes clean and goes back home. Shawn and Cory both learn valuable lessons. Shawn learns that he is not forced to be a bad kid and can be on Cory's "side of the line."
Friday, March 11th, 1994
18: It's a Wonderful Night
When Cory and Shawn try and sneak an R-rated movie into the house while everyone will be out, their plans are in jeopardy when Mr. Feeny substitutes for their baby-sitter.
Friday, March 25th, 1994
19: Kid Gloves
On Cory's birthday, Alan gives him a necklace with two silver boxing gloves on it, and Cory accidentally loses it. However, he'll regret that mistake when he finds out their true value.
Friday, April 29th, 1994
20: The Play's the Thing
Cory is cast to play Hamlet in the school production, but he quickly drops the role and it goes to Minkus, who, quite frankly, cannot act to save his life.
Friday, May 6th, 1994
21: Boy Meets Girl
When Cory's class watches a film on puberty and how it can affect your emotions, Shawn gets his first date, and Cory's jealousy toward the subject.
Friday, May 13th, 1994
22: I Dream of Feeny
When Cory wishes that Mr. Feeny could get sick so that his class won't have to take the exams, he ends up with more then he bargained for when Mr. Feeny ends up in the hospital.
Friday, September 23rd, 1994
1: Back 2 School
It appears that Cory has a tough school year ahead of him in junior high, when he learns that Mr. Feeny is the school's new principal, and he also gets on the bad side of the school's bully, Harley.
Friday, September 30th, 1994
2: Pairing Off
Cory feels left out when he realizes that everyone is pairing off, and he isn't. So he follows Eric's advice to ask out a girl he doesn't even know, which may not be the best idea.
Friday, October 7th, 1994
Cory may be in trouble for one of Shawn's pranks when Shawn changes Mr. Feeny's name in the headline of the school newspaper to "Weeny", and Mr. Feeny presents Cory with an ultimatum: rat on Shawn, or be suspended.
Friday, October 14th, 1994
4: Me and Mr. Joad
When Mr. Turner goes back on a promise not to give a test on The Grapes of Wrath, Cory and Shawn lead the class on a strike, getting themselves into more trouble than they realize. Meanwhile, Eric's girlfriend demands too much from him.
Friday, October 21st, 1994
5: The Uninvited
Cory is utterly surprised when he learns that he has been invited to a party by one of the school's most popular girls, Melissa, but Shawn hasn't. Meanwhile, Alan thinks he's getting old.
Friday, October 28th, 1994
6: Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf?
In this Halloween episode, Cory gets bitten by a runaway "wolf." Unfortunately, he starts getting symptoms which a fortune teller says may be signs that he is turning into a werewolf.
Friday, November 4th, 1994
7: Wake Up, Little Cory
Cory and Topanga are paired up by Mr. Turner to work on a movie about sex for a school project, interviewing their friends and families on the subject. Rumors fly, however, when they fall asleep trying to pull an all-nighter finishing it.
Friday, November 11th, 1994
8: Band on the Run
Cory and Shawn lie to impress girls, saying that they are in a band called The Exits, but they are exposed when Mr. Feeny books them to play at the school dance.
Friday, November 18th, 1994
9: Fear Strikes Out
Cory vows never to date again after he can't find the courage to kiss Topanga at a party.
Friday, November 25th, 1994
10: Sister Theresa
Cory winds up on a date with Harley's sister, T.K., when Amy challenges him to be polite for just one day and see where it gets him. And Harley is a bit overprotective of his sister...
Friday, December 9th, 1994
11: The Beard
Poor Shawn: so many girls, so little time! When two girls are after him at once, he decides that he and Cory should take turns dating them so he can decide who he likes better. But they're both in trouble when Cory falls in love with one of the girls and Shawn can't get along with the other one. Meanwhile, Alan and Amy fight about spending too much money.
Friday, December 16th, 1994
The Sadie Hawkins Dance comes around, and when Cory is asked by a school nerd, Ingrid, he and Shawn attempt to give her a total makeover.
Friday, January 6th, 1995
Cory and Shawn have a choice: help Frankie woo the girl he likes, or die. It seems like a no brainer until they realize that the girl was Harley's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Alan makes the mistake of getting Amy a trash compacter for their anniversary.
Friday, January 13th, 1995
14: I Am Not a Crook
Cory makes a large mistake when he fires Shawn as his campaign manager while running for Class President. Shawn then decides to run himself.
Friday, January 27th, 1995
15: Breaking Up Is Really, Really Hard to Do
Cory's over-sensitive new girlfriend, Wendy, is planning their whole future together. But when Cory tries to break up with her, she ends up crying, and he takes her back.
Friday, February 3rd, 1995
16: Danger Boy
When his girlfriend's younger sister comes to town, Eric asks Shawn on a double-date instead of Cory, which makes Cory decide to get a new image as a "bad boy".
Friday, February 10th, 1995
17: On the Air
Shawn and Cory's radio show is cancelled by Mr. Feeny when they move to an inappropriate broadcasting format.
Friday, February 17th, 1995
18: By Hook or By Crook
Eric is uncertain what to do when an attractive history tutor offers to help him cheat on a test, which would raise his grade enough to take the class trip to Europe.
Friday, February 24th, 1995
19: Wrong Side of the Tracks
When a girl refuses to go out with him, Shawn decides to live up to his reputation, and begins hanging out with Harley.
Friday, March 10th, 1995
20: Pop Quiz
While delivering revised reports to Mr. Turner's house, Cory and Shawn find his schedule, and feel guilty when they study for a pop quiz.
Friday, May 5th, 1995
21: The Thrilla' in Phila'
Cory realizes that the school year is nearly over, and that he doesn't have any extracurricular activities to list in the yearbook, so he joins the wrestling team.
Friday, May 12th, 1995
22: Career Day
When Shawn's mother runs away - with his and his father's trailer home, Shawn must stay at Cory's while his father hunts her down. This happens on career day, on which Cory is feeling embarrassed because he feels his Dad's job is too boring.
Friday, May 19th, 1995
Shawn's dad leaves in search of his runaway wife, and Shawn moves in with Cory's family temporarily. Meanwhile, Eric is having trouble studying for his SATs.
Friday, September 22nd, 1995
1: My Best Friend's Girl
Ignoring Cory's feelings, Shawn asks Topanga on a date.
Friday, September 29th, 1995
2: The Double Lie
While Mr. Turner is out for the weekend, Shawn plans a hot date, ignoring the fact that he is staying with the Matthews that weekend.
Friday, October 13th, 1995
3: What I Meant to Say
Cory is utterly surprised when Topanga starts avoiding him, and then breaks up with him, when he tells her that he loves her.
Friday, October 20th, 1995
4: He Said, She Said
Shawn decides to take a new guidance counselor's advice seriously, and begins planning to run away to Paris.
Friday, October 27th, 1995
5: Hometown Hero
When Cory pulls a fire alarm and bolts while he and Shawn break into the school late at night to turn in their Chemistry papers, he is an acclaimed hero, but soon feels guilty for all of the undeserved attention.
Friday, November 3rd, 1995
6: This Little Piggy
Cory feels caught in the middle when Shawn adopts a pig, names it Little Cory, and soon begins to fight with Topanga, who insists that Shawn cannot raise the pig properly with his lifestyle.
Friday, November 10th, 1995
7: Truth and Consequences
Cory and Shawn get Janitor Bud fired when they produce a videotape for Media Arts class showing him leaving school early to bet on horses at the racetrack.
Friday, November 17th, 1995
8: Rave On
Eric decides to throw a rave on the same day as Amy and Alan's anniversary, unknowingly placing it at the same time as the anniversary party.
Friday, December 1st, 1995
9: The Last Temptation of Cory
When Topanga becomes sick, Cory is suddenly the object of another girl's affections, one of the school's most popular girls: Missy Robinson, is now hitting on him.
Friday, December 15th, 1995
10: Train of Fools
Things go wrong for the teens on New Year's Eve, and when they have no transport to get to a party, they are forced to spend the holiday in a stranded subway car.
Friday, January 5th, 1996
11: City Slackers
When Mr. Feeny gives Amy and Alan the key to his cabin in the Poconos so they can have a romantic getaway, Shawn and Cory steal the key, and use it to have a ski weekend. Meanwhile, Eric, Frankie and Joey play the longest game of pool ever played.
Friday, January 12th, 1996
12: The Grass Is Always Greener
Cory feels uncomfortably domesticated, having been with Topanga for so long. So he misses a date with her to go to a school party with Shawn and the guys. However, Cory finds out that she is at the party, disguised as a French student.
Friday, January 19th, 1996
13: New Friends and Old
Cory and Shawn befriend Frankie out of fear, but soon realize how selfish they are being when they start using the younger students, whom will do anything for Frankie.
Friday, January 26th, 1996
14: A Kiss Is More Than a Kiss
Cory begins dating again, but he can't bring himself to kiss his date, Melissa, because he still has feelings for Topanga, who he finds is already locking lips with another guy.
Friday, February 2nd, 1996
15: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Shawn gets turned down by a "nice girl", Dana Pruitt, who in turn, sets her sights on Cory instead.
Friday, February 9th, 1996
16: Stormy Weather
Eric's devotion to the TV station soon sees his grades taking a plummet, and it jeopardizes his chance at graduation.
Friday, February 16th, 1996
17: The Pink Flamingo Kid
A large rift in Cory and Shawn's friendship comes along when Cory videotapes a group of teen miscreants red-handed, but it turns out that they are Shawn's relatives.
Friday, February 23rd, 1996
18: Life Lessons
Cory's classmates choose him to persuade Mr. Feeny to change the rather tiring exam schedule, but when the good teacher refuses, the group of teens who chose Cory vandalize Mr. Feeny's home.
Friday, April 26th, 1996
19: I Was a Teenage Spy
When an accident involving a microwave transports Cory back to 1957, he is mistaken for a spy because of his knowledge of Russian space tactics.
Friday, May 3rd, 1996
20: I Never Sang for My Legal Guardian
Jonathan feels he is ready to assume legal guardianship of Shawn, but Shawn secretly longs to live with Chet.
Friday, May 10th, 1996
21: The Happiest Show on Earth
Cory follows Topanga to Disney World to win her back, but she misinterprets his attempts, thinking they are meant towards another girl.
Friday, May 17th, 1996
22: Brother Brother
Cory dreads his upcoming summer vacation when he realizes that Topanga's going to camp, Shawn's traveling with his father, and Eric's leaving for college - and not coming home again.
Friday, September 20th, 1996
1: You Can Go Home Again
Due to his fear of facing life again, Eric decides to stay at a small town, where he can live easy for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, Alan has doubts about having done something worthwhile with his life after he wins a company award.
Friday, September 27th, 1996
2: Hair Today, Goon Tomorrow
As Cory is feeling insecure about his hair, Topanga shows him that appearance is meaningless, and she proves so by cutting off some of her own locks, a decision she quickly regrets.
Friday, October 4th, 1996
3: I Ain't Gonna Spray Lettuce No More
Alan decides he needs a raise at work, however he decides to quit, sending the whole family swirling into chaos.
Friday, October 11th, 1996
4: Fishing for Virna
When Shawn's mother arrives back in town, Cory decides to re-unite his friend's family, while at the same time honor the memory of Brenda, the devoted cafeteria lady of the school lunchroom.
Friday, October 18th, 1996
5: Shallow Boy
When Eric offends Corinna, a strange, nerdy girl who writes her own songs, she writes a song downgrading him, and she becomes famous. Meanwhile, Cory and Topanga fear that their differing views on children could affect their future together.
Friday, October 25th, 1996
6: Janitor Dad
Verna presents Chet with an ultimatum to find work, or she will take off once again. This causes Chet to land the job of school janitor, utterly humiliating Shawn.
Friday, November 1st, 1996
7: Singled Out
Eric says he attends Harvard in order to be on MTV's Singled Out. Meanwhile, Cory is afraid of "disappearing" while getting his tonsils taken out.
Friday, November 8th, 1996
8: Dangerous Secret
Shawn insists things aren't what they seem when Cory catches him with a girl, but Cory won't buy it.
Friday, November 15th, 1996
9: Sixteen Candles and 400-lb. Men
Cory agrees to go to a wrestling match with a buddy on the same night as Topanga's Sweet 16 party.
Friday, November 22nd, 1996
10: Turkey Day
Assigned a Thanksgiving weekend assignment to consider how class divisions between the haves and have-nots are at the heart of the conflict in Rwanda, Cory and Shawn hope the Thanksgiving spirit will encourage their families to be better friends, but having the holiday feast at the Hunters' trailer park home is not what the reluctant Matthews family had in mind. Nor, it turns out, does the situation sit well with the other trailer park residents. Meanwhile, Frankie's little brother Herman asks permission to court Morgan; and everyone winds up eating dinner at Frankie's table which "always has room for more."
Friday, November 29th, 1996
11: An Affair to Forget
Shawn is in a state of shock when his very beautiful, very haughty girlfriend, Jennifer, dumps him. She agrees to get back together on one condition: that Shawn has nothing to do with Cory ever again. This doesn't set well with either of them and the two friends begin seeing each other covertly to avoid Jennifer's wrath. Only the levelheaded Topanga has the insight to solve Cory and Shawn's dilemma. Meanwhile, Eric thinks he's onto a get-rich-quick scheme when he rents a theater for a one-man show he's written called Look at Me, Look at Me, and charges $30 a ticket. (Touchstone press release)
Friday, December 13th, 1996
12: Easy Street
Comedy veterans Buddy Hackett and Soupy Sales play two businessmen of a shady sort who hire Cory and, subsequently, Shawn to run "errands" for them. Since it is just before Christmas, Cory decides he can use the money for his holiday shopping. However, Cory quits once he figures out that the two gents are not on the up-and-up. Shawn takes over, but Cory soon persuades his pal to quit as well, before he gets in over his head - or hit over the head. (Touchstone press release.)
Friday, January 10th, 1997
13: B & B's B 'n' B
Shawn, bent on proving to Feeny that he can make it in the business world, convinces Cory to turn Feeny's quaint home into a Bed & Breakfast Inn economics-class project while their unsuspecting teacher is out of town. Meanwhile, Eric and Feeny surprise each other when they end up better friends while on vacation at the same hotel - especially when Eric passes up a date with a female bartender to console Feeny over the failure of his long-term long distance romance.
Friday, January 17th, 1997
Alan finds himself at a crossroads when Cory, armed with a new driver's license on his 16th birthday, would rather celebrate with Shawn and Topanga than with him.
Friday, January 31st, 1997
15: Chick Like Me
The war between the sexes starts heating up at John Adams High when the boys realize that girls expect different things when out on a date. When it is suggested to Cory that his school newspaper column is a tad boring, Shawn gives him a story idea on dating and sexual harassment based on the book they're reading in Mr. Feeny's class: Black Like Me. After Cory emerges from the bathroom in full regalia, it is decided that Shawn would make a better girl: he's studied them much more carefully. Making his debut at school, Shawn, now Veronica Wasboyski, immediately gets asked out by Gary, one of the school's more well-known Lotharios. Shawn soon finds out what it's like to push off a teen boy's advances. Meanwhile, Eric tries to teach mountain-reared Lonnie how to get along with city men.
Friday, February 7th, 1997
16: A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (1)
When Cory discovers the reason why his girlfriend, Topanga, and Shawn are acting like more than just friends - in fact, kissing - he must come to grips with an important change in his life. What's worse than the peck is the reason behind it: Topanga's moving away to Pittsburgh.
Friday, February 14th, 1997
17: A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (2)
A couple of surprise visitors may hold the cure for a lovesick Cory, who is trying to put his life back together now that his sweetheart, Topanga, has moved away. When she runs away to see him again, Cory must persuade his parents-and Topanga's prudish Aunt Prudence-that theirs is a true love.
Friday, February 28th, 1997
18: Uncle Daddy
When Eric learns his new girlfriend Kelly has a son, he's confident he's mature enough to handle the responsibility - but too scared to tell his parents about it. Meanwhile, Cory and his friends prepare for the dreaded SAT's.
Friday, March 21st, 1997
19: Quiz Show
The producers of a dull but prestigious academic bowl sense a hit after Cory, Shawn and Topanga become star contestants by enlivening the show with their humor and pop culture knowledge. But the price of success is changing the questions from brainy to brainless in order to allow Cory and Shawn to win.
Friday, April 4th, 1997
20: Security Guy
Eric blames Amy, not Alan, for getting fired; and when they pressure him to go to college, he gets a job as a security guard.
Friday, April 25th, 1997
21: Cult Fiction
When a lonely Shawn starts hanging around with a new group of people he describes as "not a cult," Jonathan tries to stop him before it's too late.
Friday, May 2nd, 1997
22: Learning to Fly
Cory's in a jam when a coed makes a pass at him while he's visiting a college.
Friday, October 3rd, 1997
When Eric moves back home, Cory vows to get him a place to stay. But the roommate he finds turns out to be Shawn's half-brother.
Friday, October 10th, 1997
2: Boy Meets Real World
New roommates Eric, Shawn and Jack are the focus of Cory's student film, and it isn't long before the trio's plot thickens: Shawn and Jack can't get along as brothers. Meanwhile, Topanga thinks Cory should prove himself more of a friend than a filmmaker.
Friday, October 17th, 1997
3: It's Not You… It's Me
After Shawn and Cory agree to attend the same college, Shawn learns Cory's made interview plans on his own - and the two decide it's time to go their separate ways. Meanwhile, Eric thinks befriending the dean will ease his and Jack's college experience.
Friday, October 24th, 1997
4: Fraternity Row
After attending a college class and engaging in a winning debate with a professor, an empowered Shawn neglects high-school tasks in favor of collegiate ones - and gets suspended. Meanwhile, Eric forms his own fraternity (Magnum Pi), and arouses the Dean's suspicions.
Friday, October 31st, 1997
5: The Witches of Pennbrook
Jack is excited about his new girlfriend, but things take a bad turn when it's revealed that she's a witch, needing to sacrifice a Hunter to ensure her immortality during a Halloween party. An unsuspecting Eric goes on a date with a teenaged witch named Sabrina. Guest Hart crosses over in her role from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Meanwhile, Cory takes Topanga on her first airplane ride, flown by a not-so-bright pilot.
Friday, November 7th, 1997
6: No Guts, No Cory
The time ball swallowed by Salem the Cat from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch takes everyone back to the 1940s: Cory becomes a soldier fighting on the dangerous front lines in Europe, who wants his best buddy Shawn to marry his girl Topanga if he doesn't return.
Friday, November 14th, 1997
7: I Love You, Donna Karan (1)
Shawn's steadfast rule of dating girls only for a fixed two-week period leads him to break up with Angela; then he finds himself falling in love with the owner of a purse he finds, since the contents indicate that she is the girl of his dreams. Meanwhile, Eric studies for a test with the help of an invisible Mr. Feeny, while Jack wonders about Eric's sanity.
Friday, November 14th, 1997
8: Chasing Angela (2)
An eager Cory encourages Shawn to consider the same type of long-term relationship he has with Topanga - except that the two of them start not to get along so well. Meanwhile, Jack and Eric are nervous about hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the Matthews family at their new apartment.
Friday, November 28th, 1997
9: How to Succeed in Business
Confident Cory is amazed when Shawn is more successful at their work-study jobs: Shawn proves to be a whiz at public relations, while Cory gets stuck in the mail room. Meanwhile, Amy goes back to college, but her participation in Eric's creative writing class embarrasses him with her extremely frank self-revelations.
Friday, December 5th, 1997
10: Last Tango in Philly
Cory and Shawn are loco with jealousy when the girls get jobs at a Mexican restaurant and start dancing the night away with two handsome, suave co-workers. All the guys apologize to their women in a unique way in the end.
Friday, December 19th, 1997
11: A Very Topanga Christmas
Cory wonders if he's being henpecked when Topanga spends the holidays with the Matthews family and takes charge of the festivities. Cory plans to surprise Topanga, who's spending Christmas at his house, with a promise ring that means they'll be together forever. But he's unnerved by moments of doubt after learning that he and Topanga - who have so much in common---have very different holiday traditions: she drinks cider rather than eggnog; she prefers a fresh-cut tree to an aluminum one; and she opens gifts on Christmas Eve, not in the morning. When it seems Topanga's unwilling to compromise, Cory has serious misgivings about the ring - and their future.
Friday, January 9th, 1998
12: Raging Cory
Cory gets so upset that Alan engages only in conversation with him, but plays sports with Eric, that he knocks Alan down. So Alan and Eric kidnap Cory and take him sky diving. Afterward, Cory feels better, but now Eric's miffed that he and his dad rarely have meaningful chats.
Friday, January 16th, 1998
13: The Eskimo
Upset that the seniors are slacking off, Mr. Feeny threatens to issue F's and assigns personal goals to Shawn, Topanga and Cory: Shawn is to find two tickets to the Superbowl, Cory is to help him, and Topanga is to refrain from interfering. Meanwhile, Eric and Jack search for soul mates.
Friday, February 6th, 1998
14: Heartbreak Cory
When Cory sprains his ankle during the Senior Class ski trip, he can't let on to Topanga that he feels attracted to the young lady who's been assigned to take care of him.
Friday, February 13th, 1998
15: First Girlfriends Club
It's Valentine's Day, and Shawn's jilted exes are so sure he'll ruin his date with Angela that they kidnap him to keep him from hurting her. Meanwhile, Cory's in trouble after Topanga reads a letter to him from another girl.
Friday, February 27th, 1998
16: Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool)
Cory is torn between making up with Topanga, or allowing himself to see how it would be to go out with the girl he met during the Senior Class ski trip. Meanwhile, Feeny entrusts Eric to be a substitute teacher for Feeny's Citizenship class.
Friday, February 27th, 1998
17: And Then There Was Shawn
A fun and frenzied spoof of the movie Scream finds a shrouded killer terrorizing the teens. The mystery begins when the gang is locked inside the school during detention. Before too long they receive an ominous message written in blood, and a classmate is fatally punctured with a pencil. They have to try to find out who is behind the killings and get out alive.
Friday, March 6th, 1998
18: If You Can't Be with the One You Love…
Cory tries to get over his estrangement from Topanga by drinking alcohol at a party, but there's more trouble in store after Cory convinces Shawn to drink too. Later that day, Cory and Shawn are arrested, and vow that they will never drink again. Cory keeps his promise; Shawn doesn't. Shawn has some choices to make.
Friday, March 20th, 1998
19: Eric Hollywood
After a surprisingly superb Shakespearean acting debut, Eric is invited to study at two prestigious theatrical institutions-but instead he opts to join the hit TV sitcom Kid Gets Acquainted with the Universe. Jack and Shawn are sick with chicken pox, and Topanga nurses them back to health despite Shawn's discomfort being around her.
Friday, April 3rd, 1998
20: Starry Night
When Topanga goes to an art exhibit with Angela instead of Cory, she meets a nice, charming and sensitive guy that threatens to break-up Cory and Topanga forever.
Friday, April 24th, 1998
21: Honesty Night
A reconciled Cory and Topanga pretend to be estranged so Shawn can be the one to "reunite" them, despite Mr. Feeny's warning that they are "boarding the train of terrible mistakes". Shawn's mediation tactics lead to more turmoil for the duo: when he encourages them to be open about their hurt feelings, they insult each other and break up again. It's finally up to Shawn (with an assist from Cory's parents) to set things straight once and for all. Also Eric has trouble figuring out his word-a-day calender.
Friday, May 1st, 1998
22: Prom-ises, Prom-ises
When prom night rolls around, Cory and Shawn plans to leave as boys and come back as men. Although Angela decides she and Shawn aren't ready for sex, Topanga and Cory might have some trouble when Amy and Alan arrive at the same hotel they plan to stay at.
Friday, May 8th, 1998
23: Things Change
When the college acceptance letters finally arrive, Cory is angered greatly when Shawn decides to skip out and work as a photographers assistant, and it seems that none of his friends have the same plans for them as he does.
Friday, May 15th, 1998
When Topanga actually does receive an offer to attend Yale, Cory is not sure whether he should tell her his true feelings or lie to her.
Friday, September 25th, 1998
1: His Answer (1)
When Topanga proposes for him to marry her at graduation, Cory is absolutely stunned. However, when everyone else has conflicting views on the subject, Cory and Topanga quietly slip away to elope.
Friday, October 2nd, 1998
2: Her Answer (2)
When Topanga finds that she can't say "I do" at the altar, things get worse as Amy gets angry and Eric tries to stop Mr. Feeny's retirement party.
Friday, October 9th, 1998
3: Ain't College Great?
On the first day of college, an ambitious Cory fills his schedule with tough courses but quickly cracks under the pressure and flees to Mr. Feeny's side in Wyoming. Meanwhile, Eric tries to be more sensitive so Rachel will be attracted to him.
Monday, October 19th, 1998
4: Friendly Persuasion
Although Angela's upset after she and Shawn call it quits, she shuns Cory's offer of support, claiming they were never friends.
Friday, October 23rd, 1998
5: Better Than the Average Cory
After Cory is introduced to art prodigy Alexandra Nechita, he develops an inferiority complex and blames his lack of skills on his "average" father. Meanwhile, Alexandra, lonely touring without anyone her own age, befriends Morgan.
Friday, October 30th, 1998
6: Hogs and Kisses
After a director has Shawn and Topanga kiss while making a promotional film, Cory-certain the duo are harboring romantic feelings for one another-directs them to go on a date and explore their emotions. Meanwhile, Eric and Jack pretend to be mannerly in front of Rachel.
Friday, November 6th, 1998
7: Everybody Loves Stuart
Cory may be possibly expelled from college, when he knocks a teacher out the screen-window of the commons room. However, that same teacher hit on Topanga in her dorm last night, and he's lying about it.
Friday, November 13th, 1998
8: You're Married, You're Dead
Cory loses his engagement ring when he goes to a bikini club with scantily-clad waitresses to prove that he still fits in with the rest of the guys, despite being engaged.
Friday, November 20th, 1998
9: Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield
When Cory degrades a student's poem that Mr. Feeny reads in class, he is dismayed when he finds out that Shawn wrote it.
Friday, December 4th, 1998
10: And in Case I Don't See Ya
In an effort to become more popular, Eric creates a TV show similar to The Truman Show featuring his roommates, but it's Rachel who becomes the campus darling. Meanwhile, Cory and Shawn expect special treatment from Mr. Feeny.
Friday, December 11th, 1998
11: Santa's Little Helpers
Now that Cory and Topanga both know that Shawn and Angela still love each other, they have conflicting views on what to do about it -- especially when, unbeknownst to each other, Cory invites Shawn to join their family Christmas while Topanga invites Angela. Topanga wants to let well enough alone, but Cory misses no opportunity to throw his friends together, but the consequences are not exactly what he wants: after they finally kiss, Angela expresses her love for Shawn, but he protests that he is "not ready" to make the same commitment and she storms off for good. Meanwhile, Eric takes his store Santa job a little too seriously when he convinces Rachel and Jack to help him steal his family's gifts in order to make underprivileged children happy.
Friday, January 8th, 1999
12: Cutting the Cord
Shawn and Angela draw up a restraining order forbidding Cory and Topanga from any further interference in their romantic lives, but Shawn still has a difficult time seeing Angela date someone else -- especially when they all wind up in the same restaurant together. Meanwhile, Alan tries to overcome his feeling too old for another baby by shopping for a motorcycle, and Eric becomes an over-enthusiastic birthing coach.
Friday, January 22nd, 1999
13: We'll Have a Good Time Then
Shawn and Jack's ne'er-do-well father Chet reappears on campus suddenly and, confronted by an angry Shawn, promises that he has come to stay and make amends to his sons for never being there for them. But after treating them to a steak dinner and consuming a piece of Rachel's "killer" chocolate cake, Chet suffers a heart attack. Shawn reveals that his anger at his father is partly fear that his own apparent inability to connect emotionally is inherited, and it appears a reconciliation might taken place -- then Chet has a second attack and dies. This is a powerful and quite touching episode, with a particularly affecting performance from Rider Strong, marred only by the obligatory presence of the entire cast in the emergency ward.
Friday, January 29th, 1999
14: Getting Hitched
Cory and Topanga play "The Fiancé Game" to prove how compatible they are, and are crushed when Eric and Rachel prove to know far more about each other than they do. Topanga suggests a quick solution: they should live together on campus and really get to know each other. (Cory mistakenly thinks this means sex and buys satin pajamas and sheets.) Living together shows them sides of each other they're not too crazy about: for example, his big toe clipping flies across the room and lodges in her already-applied facial cream. Meanwhile, Shawn has ignored Jack's repeated call about clearing out Chet's trailer, and, once persuaded, is freshly outraged to discover evidence that Chet went to Jack's stepfather for help in financing Shawn's college education. He decides to take the trailer out on the highway and convinces Cory to accompany him "for the weekend," but oddly insists on saying goodbye to Topanga. Then Jack, who has been struggling to contain his own grief in deference to Shawn's feelings, falls apart and cries helplessly in Rachel's arms; and Eric walks in to find them kissing passionately.
Friday, February 5th, 1999
15: Road Trip
To take his mind off his dad's death, Shawn takes Cory along on a soul-searching road trip in Chet's trailer, where they end up at a truck stop where the young waitresses (portrayed by band Nobody's Angel) are searching for something more, just like Shawn -- and Cory discovers that Shawn has no intention of returning home. Shawn must persuade Cory to let him go, just as the girls' father/boss must let them find their own way. Meanwhile, Eric tries to understand the kiss he witnessed between Jack and Rachel -- as do they; and Shawn discovers that his father, a truck stop regular, was secretly very proud of him. In a surprise code, Chet's ghost appears to Shawn as father and son finally reconcile their differences and Shawn drives off into his uncertain future.
Friday, February 12th, 1999
16: My Baby Valentine
Cory becomes upset when Topanga seems less interested in spending Valentine's Day with him than with consoling Amy about the last stages of her pregnancy, so when Topanga decides to cheer Amy up with a baby shower, Cory takes charge. Unfortunately his concept of a baby shower turns out to be a female version of a bachelor party, complete with a pizza-guy stripper, but the disgusted guests are distracted when Amy's waters break and she is rushed to hospital for a premature delivery -- one which the new Matthews baby may not survive. Meanwhile, Shawn is still on the road to nowhere; Morgan is less than happy about the arrival of a new sibling; and Jack and Rachel worry about the effect of revealing their new relationship to Eric -- who announces he already knows, and is moving out.
Friday, February 19th, 1999
While everyone anxiously awaits news about newly born Joshua Matthews, Cory's continued self-absorption alienates Topanga, who now considers herself a member of the Matthews family. Even Eric's little friend Tommy views Joshua as his new "brother." It's only when Shawn returns and is accepted by the elder Matthews as "family" does Cory realize where his true values lie. (And, of course, the baby turns out to be fine, though the anxiety of the other parents of premature infants is not minimized.)
Friday, March 12th, 1999
18: Can I Help to Cheer You?
Topanga is in wedding plan mode, and persuades (strongarms) Cory into accompanying her, Shawn and Angela to a posh ceremony in the hall of her dreams -- where an unhappy father of the bride offers Cory a million dollars to marry his daughter. Meanwhile, Tommy pleads with a heartbroken Eric to adopt him so he won't have to move to California, and Eric pretends to no longer want Tommy so he can be happy with his new family.
Friday, April 9th, 1999
19: Bee True
The series returns to form as Cory and Shawn unite for the last time as a "bad boy" team to help Mr. Feeny, whose hesitation in declaring his feelings for Dean Bolander looks like a fatal mistake when her ex-husband Curtis returns from an expedition bent on winning her back. Shawn and Cory trash the interloper's lab and blame in on a jealous rage by Feeny -- who then saves Dean Bolander's life for real by swatting the rare bee brought back by Curtis just before it stings his highly allergic love. She explains that she was not taken in for a moment by the boys' ruse -- just impressed that Feeny's students care about him so much. Meanwhile, Rachel challenges Jack to take her out on a real date.
Friday, April 30th, 1999
20: The Truth About Honesty
When Cory and Topanga make an agreement to tell the truth about everything and everyone, their totally honest pact creates tension at Rachel and Jack's first dinner party. When the party guests play a game that forces them to also tell the truth, personal feelings are revealed that they would rather keep to themselves.
Friday, May 7th, 1999
21: The Psychotic Episode
When Cory has nightmares where the recurring theme finds him trying to kill Shawn in imaginative ways, he goes to Feeny for an interpretation. Meanwhile, Eric finds a new, but odd, roommate -- one who seems to have seen Hitchcock's "Psycho" once too often.
Friday, May 14th, 1999
22: State of the Unions
While Cory deals with his anxieties about his impending marriage, Topanga's parents (real-life couple Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean) come for a visit and reveal some unexpected news: they are on the brink of separating. Meanwhile, Feeny pops the question to Dean Bolander (real-life husband and wife William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett), and they agree to get married in the Matthews living-room; and a self-pitying Eric asks Shawn for advice on how to cope with losing Rachel to Jack.
Friday, September 24th, 1999
1: Show Me the Love
Conclusion of last season's cliffhanger. Distraught to learn that her parents are getting divorced, Topanga tells Cory she wants to call off their wedding, so he and Shawn travel to Pittsburgh in an attempt to persuade her parents to get back together-only to learn that Jedediah has left Rhiannon for another woman. Eric gets a new haircut.
Friday, October 1st, 1999
2: For Love and Apartments
Since both couples-Cory and Topanga, Shawn and Angela-have split up, the girls decide to challenge the boys to a wresting match which will decide who gets to keep the apartment. Pro wrestler Mankind refs the match, which the girls win handily-and Eric vows revenge on Topanga for beating him up so easily.
Friday, October 8th, 1999
3: Angela's Men
Angela, who has been mysteriously reluctant to get back together with Shawn, deals with her reasons after a surprise visit from her military father. Shawn tries to impress Angela by going through basic training, but she is unmoved until Sgt. Moore reveals the reason for her pessimism: he was deserted by Angela's mother, and she fears she will do the same to Shawn. Meanwhile, Cory persists in getting Topanga to renew their engagement.
Friday, October 15th, 1999
4: No Such Thing as a Sure Thing
On the eve of the big game, Eric gets Jack in over his head with a bookie, while Topanga decides to put her money on Cory.
Friday, October 22nd, 1999
5: You Light Up My Union
Jack and Eric learn the art of dealing with each other when they take over as managers of the student union. Meanwhile, Rachel reads the guys the riot act after Cory and Shawn pry into her diary.
Friday, October 29th, 1999
6: They're Killing Us
Topanga and Cory hash out their wedding woes, which include his selection for best man and her dress-hating bridesmaids. Meanwhile, Alan and Amy try to cut costs by hiring Feeny as the big day's musical attraction.
Friday, November 5th, 1999
7: It's About Time
Cory and Topanga's big day hits a major hitch after Eric alters their wedding locale and Shawn quits as best man.
Friday, November 12th, 1999
8: The Honeymooners
Eric follows Cory and Topanga to their tropical honeymoon, a destination where the newlyweds consider relocating, permanently. But as the days go by, each of the trio discovers the true meaning of family and friends and the comforts of home.
Friday, November 19th, 1999
9: The Honeymoon Is Over
The honeymoon is over for Cory and Topanga: the newlyweds realize they have no home to call their own, after Shawn moves into the girls' apartment and the Matthews refuse to take them in.
Sunday, November 21st, 1999
10: Pickett Fences
Cory and Topanga realize that a house is not for them after Shawn sells them on working together to fix up their apartment. Meanwhile, Angela and Rachel play the roommate shuffle once again; and Jack and Eric get a new boss at the student union.
Friday, December 3rd, 1999
11: What a Drag!
Jack and Eric find life a drag when they pose as women-ugly women-to escape the clutches of a campus goon. Meanwhile, Topanga can't paint over her horror when Cory redecorates the apartment.
Friday, December 17th, 1999
12: Family Trees
Shawn struggles to accept the fact that he has no idea who his parents are. Meanwhile, Eric puts together a surprise party for his dad, who has an even bigger surprise for the despondent Shawn.
Friday, January 7th, 2000
13: The Provider
Cory and Topanga's love nest turns into a battle zone after she lands a better job than his at-home telemarketing gig. Meanwhile, Eric gets his money's worth out of a lucky penny, until he passes it on to his brother.
Friday, January 28th, 2000
14: I'm Gonna Be Like You, Dad
Topanga develops an acute case of Cory-itis after he overreacts to his low score in a magazine's health quiz (which indicates he should already be dead). Meanwhile, Eric joins the family business and shocks his father by doing well at it-while Amy, in turn, is shocked at Alan's lack of faith in his son.
Friday, February 11th, 2000
15: The War (1)
A fierce war of pranks ensues after Cory and Shawn diss Rachel (Shawn parks in her parking spot). Cory, Shawn and Topanga takes on Rachel, Angela and Jack, with Eric acting as a neutral spy in both camps.
Friday, February 11th, 2000
16: Seven the Hard Way (2)
After a war of harmless pranks goes too far and threatens to break up the old gang, Feeney steps in to help mend fences. But he finds that even his intervention may not be enough to reunite the once-tight teens. We they see into the future, a few years later, to see what everyone will be like if they go their separate ways.
Friday, March 3rd, 2000
17: She's Having My Baby Back Ribs
When Topanga diets to stem a slight weight gain, Cory panics that her new size may be due to a different type of baby fat. Meanwhile, Eric has a hard time watching his own weight.
Friday, March 17th, 2000
18: How Cory and Topanga Got Their Groove Back
Cory and Topanga try to shed their humdrum personas by hosting a bash on the same night as the school's biggest party of the year. Meanwhile, Jack concocts a get-rich-quick scheme after a bump on the head bestows Eric with telepathic powers.
Friday, March 31st, 2000
19: Brotherly Shove
Family ties threaten to choke Eric and Cory when they argue over what to sell-and what to save-at a Matthews garage sale. Meanwhile, Jack and Shawn try to become more brotherly, but can't find anything in common to bond over.
Friday, April 7th, 2000
20: As Time Goes By
A stressed-out Topanga is sucked back in time into a black and white 1940s world where she cannot remember her past. She hopes the suave owner of the Shangri-La cafe and its eccentric patrons (portrayed by the show's cast) can provide clues to her identity.
Friday, April 28th, 2000
21: Angela's Ashes
When Angela's father says he wants to take her to Europe for a year, Cory thinks Shawn isn't being honest with himself if he lets the girl that he loves go away. Meanwhile, graduating seniors Eric, Jack and Rachel figure out their plans after college.
Friday, May 5th, 2000
22: Brave New World (1)
In the clip-filled finale, Cory wrestles with his fear of moving to New York for Topanga's internship, triggering-in flashbacks-a host of memories. When he finally opts to take Manhattan, it turns out that Shawn, Jack and Eric have all made big moving plans of their own.
Friday, May 5th, 2000
23: Brave New World (2)
In the clip-filled finale, Cory wrestles with his fear of moving to New York for Topanga's internship, triggering-in flashbacks-a host of memories. When he finally opts to take Manhattan, it turns out that Shawn, Jack and Eric have all made big moving plans of their own. But before anyone leaves town, the crew makes one last stop: Mr. Feeny's classroom. There, they bid an emotional farewell to their mentor, who offers them one last bit of advice before they go out and meet the world. They tell Mr. Feeny they love him and they will miss him dearly. Mr. Feeny replies and "I love you" but they have already gone.