Boy Meets World’s best episode was an homage to a completely different genre

Any sitcom can do a Halloween episode. The TGIF lineup would often make a night of it around the holiday, introducing Family Matters to the vampire Count Von Winslow, or hosting a party with Sabrina The Teenage Witch, 10,000 Maniacs, and a river of candy corn. Strangely enough, one of the most memorable “Halloween episodes” of TGIF’s lifetime wasn’t a Halloween episode at all: Boy Meets World’s slasher homage “And Then There Was Shawn” debuted in late February, two weeks after Valentine’s Day and a week after the breakup of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel). “And Then There Was Shawn” never once poses as a holiday celebration; it’s straightforward in being a subconscious manifestation of Shawn Hunter’s (Rider Strong) inability to deal with the end of his friend’s relationship.

Just take me back, take me to the times where assumptions didn’t exist, where you asked me would I be your girlfriend and that you promised to be the best boyfriend ever. To the day where you planned Valentine’s Day a week in advance. To the day when purchasing roses symbolized just how much you care. We didn’t have to get right in a day but as long as it was us that’s all that mattered. To the day where your eyes was locked in on that one, where you called through out the day, and when the middle of the night actually existed and you called saying I just couldn’t stop thinking about your voice. To the day you got your hair freshly cut/done just to look good for your sweetheart, your baby, kill the word bae! To the day where if we made eachother happy, we just couldn’t lose. To the day๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’‘
—  C.enye