Boy Meets World

10 Best Episodes of Boy Meets World - Season 1

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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Boy Meets World - S1E12

#15 - Once in Love With Amy (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Cory and Eric are convinced that Amy is having an affair when they find provocative clothing in her bowling bag, and do not open their mind up to any other possibility.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 112 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E5

#14 - Killer Bees (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Cory is determined to be in the geography bee when he finds out that the winner gets to be bat-boy at the opening game of the world series. But, when he and Minkus trade places in the academic world, they end up trading places in the social world, too. Meanwhile, Eric is embarrassed when his parents show up at the same concert as he and a date.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 158 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E3

#13 - Father Knows Less (Season 1 - Episode 3)

While Alan and Cory stay up late to watch a baseball game, Cory fails a test the next day at school, and Mr. Feeny refuses to let him make it up.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 189 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E20

#12 - The Play's the Thing (Season 1 - Episode 20)


Cory is cast to play Hamlet in the school production, but he quickly drops the role and it goes to Minkus, who, quite frankly, cannot act to save his life.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 109 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E1

#11 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Cory Matthews winds up with detention after trying to listen to a Phillies game in class, while his teacher, Mr. Feeny, is trying to teach the class the great value that love has in all of their lives. However, Cory doesn't find love and girls such a good thing when his older brother, Eric, takes a girl to a Phillies game instead of him. This prompts Cory to move into his treehouse.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 339 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E10

#10 - Santa's Little Helper (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Chet, Shawn's father, loses his job, and Cory vows that Shawn will have a Christmas gift this year. Morgan is also traumatized when a shopping mall Santa suffers a heart attack as she gets onto his lap.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 116 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E13

#9 - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Cory's classmate Topanga develops a crush on Eric when he visits Mr. Feeny's class as a guest speaker.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 121 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E2

#8 - On the Fence (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Cory is worried about the class water gun war, as he has no heavy-duty water gun to compete with. However, he soon strikes up a deal with Mr. Feeny, who makes Cory a deal: if he paints Mr. Feeny's shutters, he will give Cory the money to buy a new water gun. However, Cory rushes in haste to buy the water gun, and he gets green paint all over the fence.

The episode was rated 8.09 from 223 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E22

#7 - I Dream of Feeny (Season 1 - Episode 22)

When Cory wishes that Mr. Feeny could get sick so that his class won't have to take the exams, he ends up with more then he bargained for when Mr. Feeny ends up in the hospital.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 109 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E19

#6 - Kid Gloves (Season 1 - Episode 19)


On Cory's birthday, Alan gives him a necklace with two silver boxing gloves on it, and Cory accidentally loses it. However, he'll regret that mistake when he finds out their true value.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 114 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E18

#5 - It's a Wonderful Night (Season 1 - Episode 18)

When Cory and Shawn try and sneak an R-rated movie into the house while everyone will be out, their plans are in jeopardy when Mr. Feeny substitutes for their baby-sitter.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 114 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E17

#4 - The Fugitive (Season 1 - Episode 17)


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."

The episode was rated 8.23 from 115 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E4

#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 186 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E8

#2 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 125 votes.

Boy Meets World - S1E21

#1 - 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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