The BEST Episodes of Boy Meets World

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

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

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Brave New World (2)

#1 - Brave New World (2)

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired May 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.

star 8.70
60 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Matthew Nelson
Chick Like Me

#2 - Chick Like Me

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.66
85 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Steve Hibbert
Cult Fiction

#3 - Cult Fiction

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.59
75 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Jeff Menell
They're Killing Us

#4 - They're Killing Us

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.51
100 votes
Directors: William Russ
Writers: David Brownfield

#5 - Graduation

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 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.

star 8.51
79 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Bob Tischler, Matthew Nelson
Things Change

#6 - Things Change

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired May 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.

star 8.46
68 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Bob Tischler, Matthew Nelson

#7 - Resurrection

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 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.)

star 8.45
66 votes
Directors: Jodi Binstock
Uncle Daddy

#8 - Uncle Daddy

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.45
75 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Steve Young (II)
Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool)

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

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.43
69 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Matthew Nelson
We'll Have a Good Time Then

#10 - We'll Have a Good Time Then

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.42
73 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Gary H. Miller
An Affair to Forget

#11 - An Affair to Forget

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 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)

star 8.42
85 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Eileen O'Hare
Her Answer (2)

#12 - Her Answer (2)

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.40
77 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Matthew Nelson
A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (2)

#13 - A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (2)

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.37
86 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Howard Busgang, Mark Blutman
Turkey Day

#14 - Turkey Day

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 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."

star 8.34
116 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Susan Estelle Jansen
I Love You, Donna Karan (1)

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

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.33
81 votes
Directors: David Kendall
Writers: Ellen Idelson, Rob Lotterstein
The Fugitive

#16 - The Fugitive

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 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."

star 8.33
179 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Jeff Sherman
Family Trees

#17 - Family Trees

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.32
57 votes
Directors: Fred Savage
Writers: Matthew Nelson
Chasing Angela (2)

#18 - Chasing Angela (2)

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.31
74 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Matthew Nelson
If You Can't Be with the One You Love…

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

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.28
79 votes
Directors: Alan Myerson
Writers: Gary H. Miller
It's About Time

#20 - It's About Time

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 1999

Cory and Topanga's big day hits a major hitch after Eric alters their wedding locale and Shawn quits as best man.

star 8.28
65 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: Lara Runnels Olsen, Patricia Carr
A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (1)

#21 - A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (1)

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.27
81 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Matthew Nelson
B & B's B 'n' B

#22 - B & B's B 'n' B

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 10, 1997

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.

star 8.26
105 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Howard Busgang, Mark Blutman
Starry Night

#23 - Starry Night

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.23
74 votes
Directors: Jeff McCracken
Writers: Barry Safchik
Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield

#24 - Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 1998

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 8.22
67 votes
Directors: William Russ
Writers: Erica Montolfo
Band on the Run

#25 - Band on the Run

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 1994

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.

star 8.21
179 votes
Directors: David Trainer
Writers: Howard Busgang, Mark Blutman