“Boy Meets World” has taken us along on its journey since it premiered in 1993. You watched as the characters suffered through middle school, high school and college, as they fell in love, lost family members, changed careers, had a new child, got married and learned more about who they are as a person.
With Disney resurrecting the show through, “Girl Meets World”, which is set to premier in 2014, it is time to take a look back at some of the best moments of “Boy Meets World”. Take a few minutes and relive the memories and emotions that made this show what it is. For more check out the slideshow and get lost in the world of Cory, Topanga and Shawn.
Number 10: Season 3, Episode 8: Rave On
The 70s dreamboat, Davy Jones (other members of The Monkees also appear) as Reginald Fairchild, an annoying British man who had followed Amy and Alan while they were backpacking through Europe and tracks them down to their home in Philadelphia. Meanwhile Cory and Eric try to become legends by throwing a rave. The rave is planned for the night of Amy and Alan’s anniversary, and they mistakenly think that their sons are planning a party for them. The highlight of the episode is Davy Jones singing ‘My Girl’. It’s just simply awesome, and he is hilarious as Reginald Fairchild.
Number 9: Season 6, Episode 21: The Psychotic Episode
The elevator shaft! This episode always stands out in my mind. Cory keeps having dreams about killing Shawn. It is scary, its freaky but it just sticks in your mind.
Number 8: Season 5, Episode 1: Brothers
Hello Mathew Lawrence aka Jack aka Shawn’s half-brother! Brotherly love (on so many different levels) is seen throughout the entire episode. Cory is ecstatic to finally have their bedroom to himself (awesome disco ball) since Eric is supposed to move out as he starts college. In typical Eric fashion, he forgets to turn in his housing forms and does not plan to move out anymore. Super cute moments watching Eric and Alan play basketball together and just being best friends. Shawn and his interactions with his dad are heartbreaking and his sadness of Jack not wanting to be his brother. The best moment of the episode happens between Eric and Jack. When they meet, they ask each other rapid-fire questions, which their answers are always the same. I even love the avocado fridge. The brotherly love can really be seen when Eric gives Cory a key to the apartment and says “Don’t be a stranger”
Number 7: Season 4, Episode 9: 16 Candles and 400lb Men
This episode is a staple episode when it comes to Cory and Topanga’s relationship. The final scene of the episode shows Cory and Topanga dancing in the center of the wrestling ring, thus giving Topanga the Sweet 16 dance she so desperately wanted. It is such a heartfelt moment watching the two and seeing how much they care about each other. The dynamic between Cory and Shawn is hilarious. The duo embraces a plan that Shawn remembers from watching the Flintstones. Cory wants to help Frankie win the love of his father, pro wrestler Vadar, on the same night as Topanga’s Sweet 16 party. The plan is to never stay in one place for more than 75 seconds. Obviously the plan falls through and Topanga is disappointed in Cory. In the end when they dance, you can’t help but smile at the cute couple.
Number 6: Season 3, Episode 21: The Happiest Show on Earth
Disney! There are so many great things that happen in this episode as Cory goes to Disney to win Topanga back. The two have broken up and it is revealed that Cory has been going out with different girls every night. He kisses one of his dates, Kristen, who he then accidentally calls Topanga. Watching Cory try to get Topanga’s attention and tell her he loves her is awesome, especially when he is in the fish tank while she is eating. Then later watching him spill his guts to the dolphin who also lost her mate. Eric and the fake Cory dummy is always entertaining, and makes you wonder how anyone would ever believe him. The best moment however would have to be when the two are standing outside and Cory asks, “Are we friends or what?” and Topanga responds “Or what,” before kissing him.
Number 5: Season 6, Episode 13: We’ll Have a Good Time Then
This episode simply breaks my heart. Shawn and Jack’s father Chet returns home, promising to his sons that he has returned for good. Jack is ecstatic to get to know the father he hardly knows while Shawn is apprehensive, knowing that Chet does not normally keep his promises. True to Shawn’s expectations Chet gets a call about a job in Las Vegas and does not know what to do. Shawn accuses Chet of doing what he always does and in the middle of the argument Chet collapses from a heart attack. If Chet had just died here, it would have been heartbreaking but not nearly as bad. They give us hope, him waking up after Shawn tells Jack about his fear of turning into their father and pushing away the people he cares most about. Shawn and Chet share a heartfelt moment before Chet has another heart attack which ultimately kills him. Between Shawn discussing his fears and then watching his father die, this episode is a tearjerker for sure.
Number 4: Season 4, Episode 16-17: A Long Walk to Pittsburgh (parts 1 &2)
Where to begin? Eric acting like a big brother and going to Chubbies to beat Shawn up in Cory’s honor. Cory telling his parents that one day he is going to marry Topanga. Shawn insisting that Topanga is not really leaving, that he has seen the plot over and over on TV and the girlfriend never leaves. Cory and Shawn standing there watching the car drive away and Shawn thinking the car is going to turn around even though it never does. The best moment by far happens during the second part, when Cory is mad at his parents for what they are saying about his relationship and he turns to walk out. Topanga is standing at the door, sopping wet having run away from home to see Cory.
Number 3: Season 7, Episode 7: It’s about Time
Cory and Topanga finally get married! It is years and years in the making. Although everyone still thinks they are too young, do they really think it can be stopped when they have been dating for five years? I love Shawn’s reactions to the wedding. I love watching Eric try to succeed and being the best man but just plain failing. But my favorite part is once Shawn and Cory scream and get mad at each other, they make up and I love their faces as Topanga reads her vows to Cory.
Number 2: Season 5, Episode 24:Graduation
This has to be one of the greatest episodes in the series. The episode brings back characters that have faded into the background like Frankie and Joey, as well as long forgotten classmate Stuart Minkus, who had not been seen since season 1. And Feeny’s speech to Cory, Shawn and Topanga about not being very good at goodbyes, where he says that it is not about what the three of them have done to him, rather the things they have done for him. Shawn’s graduation speech and Eric’s rendition of To Sir With Love all make the episode enjoyable, one second you want to laugh, the next ball your eyes out. Ultimately the most unforgettable moment of the finale comes in the last few moments when Topanga proposes to Cory as they are officially announced graduates.
Number 1: Season 7, Episodes 22-23:Series finale, A Brave New World
All good things must come to an end and that is exactly what happens in this episode. All the loose ends are tied up, when everything finds its natural closure and that is what this finale does. Rachel and Jack join the Peace Corps, Cory, Topanga, Shawn and Eric are moving to New York where Topanga has gotten an internship. The best scene is the final scene when Shawn, Topanga, Cory and Eric are sitting in Feeny’s old classroom saying goodbye to their mentor. The scene is the perfect conclusion to a perfect show.