The central relationship of Boy Meets World is Cory and Toganga’s love story. …Right?
I grew up watching and loving Boy Meets World, but my wife had never seen it. So to share it with her, I recently bought all seven seasons and we watched them together.
As we followed Cory’s journey from sixth grade to college, I began to notice something I hadn’t before. Topanga might be the central relationship in Cory’s life, but she’s not necessarily the most influential.
Instead, many of the episodes focus on other relationships—Cory’s friendship with Shawn, Mr. Feeny’s mentorship of Eric, Cory’s relationship with his dad and even Shawn’s relationship with God.
It’s these masculine relationships in Cory’s life that prove to be most important as he grows up. And I think that’s what Boy Meets World is really about.
If I were to do a mini binge watch, what episodes would you suggest? like 8 or so from each season... the funniest and the most emotional or dramatic or something. thanks!!
wow this is a tough one (because all episodes are amazing)… but i’ll do my best!
Season 1: 1x01 Pilot 1x04 Cory’s Alternative Friends 1x08 Teacher’s Bet 1x10 Santa’s Little Helper 1x14 The B-Team of Life 1x15 Model Family 1x17 The Fugitive 1x21 Boy Meets Girl
Season 2: 2x05 The Uninvited 2x07 Wake Up, Little Cory 2x09 Fear Strikes Out 2x16 Danger Boy 2x19 Wrong Side of the Tracks 2x21 The Thrilla’ in Phila’ 2x22 Career Day 2x23 Home
Season 3: 3x01 My Best Friend’s Girl 3x03 What I Meant to Say 3x06 This Little Piggy 3x15 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 3x17 The Pink Flamingo Kid 3x18 Life Lessons 3x20 I Never Sang For My Legal Guardian 3x21 The Happiest Show on Earth
Season 4: 4x02 Hair Today Goon Tomorrow 4x04 Fishing For Virna 4x05 Shallow Boy 4x08 Dangerous Secret 4x11 An Affair to Forget 4x15 Chick Like Me 4x16 A Long Walk to Pittsburgh Part I 4x17 A Long Walk to Pittsburgh Part II 4x21 Cult Fiction
Season 5 (so many important episodes I couldn’t pick just 8): 5x01 Brothers 5x07 I Love You, Donna Karan (Part I) 5x08 Chasing Angela (Part II) 5x13 The Eskimo 5x14 Heartbreak Cory 5x16 Torn Between Two Lovers (And Feeling Like a Fool) 5x17 And Then There Was Shawn 5x18 If You Can’t Be With the One You Love… 5x21 Starry Night (***my favorite episode of the series) 5x22 Prom-ises Prom-ises 5x23 Things Change 5x24 Graduation
Season 6: 6x01 His Answer (Part I) 6x02 Her Answer (Part II) 6x06 Hogs and Kisses 6x07 Everybody Loves Stuart 6x12 Cutting the Cord 6x13 We’ll Have a Good Time Then… 6x15 Road Trip 6x17 Resurrection 6x20 The Truth About Honesty
Season 7 (had to insert more than 8): 7x03 Angela’s Men 7x04 No Such Thing as a Sure Thing 7x07 It’s About Time (WEDDING EPISODE <3) 7x11 What a Drag! 7x12 Family Trees 7x13 The Provider 7x15 The War (Part I) 7x16 Seven the Hard Way (Part II) 7x17 She’s Having My Baby Back Ribs 7x21 Angela’s Ashes 7x22/23 Brave New World
30 Day TV Show Challenge Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Boy Meets World Season 7 Episode 16 “Seven the Hard Way”
There’s a couple reasons I love this.
1. It’s HILARIOUS!
2. There’s a great message attached.
My fellow BMW fans know where I’m going with this. In my opinion, this episode has one of the funniest scenes in all of tv. Also, Feeny once again works his magic and keeps the group together. God bless that man!
“‘Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself.”
“So, why are all the other pages blank?”
“Nothing else seemed important.”
I remember the very first time I watched this episode and heard this line. I was probably 8 or 9, but it still affected me for some reason. I thought it was the most insightful thing I had ever heard. I even remember making something and writing those words on it. And now, at the age of 19, I still think “Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself” is one of the greatest and most honest lines ever spoken on a TV show, and I’ve carried it with me for the past 10 years. The words are true; I’ve lived them. And they teach just how important friendship really is. If you let yourself lose one friend, you’re either going to stop caring about what else happens because of the hurt, or let yourself continue to think it’s okay to let your other friends fall by the wayside, and then soon enough, you’re no longer the same person. You’ve just become a shell of yourself.
What this show was trying to teach us, not just with this line, but with subtle and big nuances alike in every episode, is that friendship is important; it’s too important. Don’t burn a bridge just because you left a small match unattended.