The Best Episodes of Boy Meets World

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018

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

Brave New World (2)

#1 - Brave New World (2)

Season 7 - Episode 23

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.

star 8.63
49 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Matthew Nelson
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Brave New World (1)

#2 - Brave New World (1)

Season 7 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.51
53 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Matthew Nelson
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Graduation

#3 - Graduation

Season 5 - Episode 24

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.

star 8.49
71 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Matthew Nelson, Bob Tischler
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Uncle Daddy

#4 - Uncle Daddy

Season 4 - Episode 18

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.

star 8.46
63 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Steve Young (II)
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Resurrection

#5 - Resurrection

Season 6 - Episode 17

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.)

star 8.41
56 votes
Directors: Jodi Binstock
Writers:
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Chick Like Me

#6 - Chick Like Me

Season 4 - Episode 15

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.

star 8.41
71 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Steve Hibbert
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Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool)

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

Season 5 - Episode 16

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.

star 8.40
60 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Matthew Nelson
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Cult Fiction

#8 - Cult Fiction

Season 4 - Episode 21

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.

star 8.40
63 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Jeff Menell
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Angela's Men

#9 - Angela's Men

Season 7 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.38
55 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Jeff Menell
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Things Change

#10 - Things Change

Season 5 - Episode 23

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.

star 8.36
59 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Bob Tischler, Matthew Nelson
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I Love You, Donna Karan (1)

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

Season 5 - Episode 7

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.

star 8.35
69 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Ellen Idelson, Rob Lotterstein
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Boy Meets Girl

#12 - Boy Meets Girl

Season 1 - Episode 21

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.

star 8.34
121 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Janette Kotichas Burleigh
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Cory's Alternative Friends

#13 - Cory's Alternative Friends

Season 1 - Episode 4

Cory becomes friends with his school's outcasts when he changes his hair and finds that the consequences are very fatal.

star 8.33
179 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Patricia Forrester
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Fishing for Virna

#14 - Fishing for Virna

Season 4 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.33
70 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Matthew Nelson
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Her Answer (2)

#15 - Her Answer (2)

Season 6 - Episode 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.

star 8.33
70 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Matthew Nelson
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A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (2)

#16 - A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (2)

Season 4 - Episode 17

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.

star 8.32
75 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Mark Blutman, Howard Busgang
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Career Day

#17 - Career Day

Season 2 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.32
82 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Matthew Nelson
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We'll Have A Good Time Then

#18 - We'll Have A Good Time Then

Season 6 - Episode 13

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.

star 8.31
61 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Gary H. Miller
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Teacher's Bet

#19 - Teacher's Bet

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.29
122 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: April Kelly
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Chasing Angela (2)

#20 - Chasing Angela (2)

Season 5 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.28
64 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Matthew Nelson
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They're Killing Us

#21 - They're Killing Us

Season 7 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.27
64 votes
Directors: William Russ
Writers: David Brownfield
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Hogs and Kisses

#22 - Hogs and Kisses

Season 6 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.27
64 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: David Brownfield
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Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield

#23 - Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield

Season 6 - Episode 9

When Cory degrades a student's poem that Mr. Feeny reads in class, he is dismayed when he finds out that Shawn wrote it.

star 8.25
59 votes
Directors: William Russ
Writers: Erica Montolfo
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An Affair to Forget

#24 - An Affair to Forget

Season 4 - Episode 11

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)

star 8.25
75 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Eileen O'Hare
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What I Meant to Say

#25 - What I Meant to Say

Season 3 - Episode 3

Cory is utterly surprised when Topanga starts avoiding him, and then breaks up with him, when he tells her that he loves her.

star 8.25
88 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Mark Blutman, Howard Busgang
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