Boy Meets World

10 Best Episodes of Boy Meets World

The coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 24, 2023.

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#15 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 72 votes.

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#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 68 votes.

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#13 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 75 votes.

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#12 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 87 votes.

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#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 68 votes.

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#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 126 votes.

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#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 75 votes.

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#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 64 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 65 votes.

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#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 67 votes.

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#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.)

The episode was rated 8.48 from 62 votes.

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#4 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 76 votes.

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#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 60 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.63 from 54 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.74 from 53 votes.

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