Boy Meets World

The BEST episodes of Boy Meets World

Every episode of Boy Meets World ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Boy Meets World!

Boy Meets World chronicles the events and everyday life lessons of Cory Matthews who grows up from a young boy to a married man.

Last Updated: 12/3/2022Network:ABC (US)
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Chick Like Me
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8.78
77 votes

#1 - Chick Like Me

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/31/1997

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.

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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Brave New World (2)
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8.76
50 votes

#2 - Brave New World (2)

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/5/2000

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.

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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Cult Fiction
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8.71
68 votes

#3 - Cult Fiction

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/25/1997

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.

Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writer: Jeff Menell
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They're Killing Us
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8.69
85 votes

#4 - They're Killing Us

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/29/1999

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.

Directors: William Russ
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We'll Have a Good Time Then
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8.61
61 votes

#5 - We'll Have a Good Time Then

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/22/1999

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.

Directors: David Kendall
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Her Answer (2)
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8.58
66 votes

#6 - Her Answer (2)

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/1998

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.

Directors: David Kendall
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Resurrection
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8.57
53 votes

#7 - Resurrection

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/19/1999

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.)

Directors: Jodi Binstock
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Graduation
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8.56
68 votes

#8 - Graduation

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/15/1998

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.

Directors: Alan Myerson
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Things Change
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8.55
58 votes

#9 - Things Change

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/8/1998

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.

Directors: Alan Myerson
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Uncle Daddy
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8.53
70 votes

#10 - Uncle Daddy

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/28/1997

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.

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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Starry Night
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8.52
62 votes

#11 - Starry Night

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/3/1998

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.

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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Family Trees
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8.50
48 votes

#12 - Family Trees

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/1999

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.

Directors: Fred Savage
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An Affair to Forget
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8.49
75 votes

#13 - An Affair to Forget

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/29/1996

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)

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (1)
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8.49
69 votes

#14 - A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (1)

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/7/1997

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.

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool)
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8.49
59 votes

#15 - Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool)

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/27/1998

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.

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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Turkey Day
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8.49
105 votes

#16 - Turkey Day

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/22/1996

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."

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (2)
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8.47
74 votes

#17 - A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (2)

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/14/1997

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.

Directors: Jeff McCracken
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I Love You, Donna Karan (1)
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8.41
73 votes

#18 - I Love You, Donna Karan (1)

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/1997

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.

Directors: David Kendall
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If You Can't Be with the One You Love…
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8.39
69 votes

#19 - If You Can't Be with the One You Love…

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/6/1998

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.

Directors: Alan Myerson
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The Fugitive
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8.38
157 votes

#20 - The Fugitive

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/25/1994

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."

Directors: David Trainer
Writer: Jeff Sherman
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Chasing Angela (2)
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8.37
67 votes

#21 - Chasing Angela (2)

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/1997

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.

Directors: Alan Myerson
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Honesty Night
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8.37
59 votes

#22 - Honesty Night

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/24/1998

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.

Directors: Alan Myerson
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Heartbreak Cory
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8.34
65 votes

#23 - Heartbreak Cory

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/6/1998

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.

Directors: William Russ
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Prom-ises, Prom-ises
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8.30
66 votes

#24 - Prom-ises, Prom-ises

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/1/1998

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.

Directors: Alan Myerson
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Everybody Loves Stuart
star
8.30
63 votes

#25 - Everybody Loves Stuart

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/1998

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.

Directors: William Russ
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