Boy Meets World

On the Fence

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 10/1/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Cory needs some fire power for the Water War. When his parents won't buy him a fifty dollar water gun, he goes to work for Mr. Feeny; where he learns the value of hard work and the value of being a kid.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ben Savage

    Cory Matthews

  • William Daniels

    George Hamilton Feeny

  • Betsy Randle

    Amy Matthews

  • Will Friedle

    Eric Matthews

  • Rider Strong

    Shawn Hunter

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • where dad went wrong

    By crystalMorgan2, Sep 17, 2013

  • Relate-able

    By futuramarama, Dec 03, 2009

  • Good.

    By jj91w, Jun 26, 2008

  • This was an excellent episode showing the responsiblilities of a young Cory Matthews as he makes his way on his journey through life.

    By rcapt, Jun 27, 2007

  • One of my favorites!

    By VGFreak8, Apr 07, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Cory (to Alan): Shutter marks still showed after one coat. Had to borrow from mom to buy more paint for second coat. I work two days, painted 16 shutters and a fence. Know how much money I made? I owe eight bucks.

    • Cory: Come on Mr. Feeny, have some pity. I've been out of work for eleven years!

    • Morgan (dialing the phone): Nine, one, one. Hello? Yes, I'm stuck here and I can't get down. My parents are outside fighting. Listen. (holds phone towards the backyard) Mr. Feeny (heard from the backyard): You're drowning my floribundas! Morgan: They just shot the neighbor! (waits for response) Hold on. Let me ask. (shouting to the backyard) Mommy, what's our address?!

    • Cory: Dad, nobody likes a whiner. Now, I need a job. Alan: You need to be a kid. Cory: I don't wanna be a kid. Alan: Well, that's too bad, because once it's gone you can never get it back. Cory: I wanna be able to afford stuff! Alan: So do I!

    • Feeny: Alan, my father was a firm believer in hard work. He worked me from sun-up to sundown. Look how I turned out. Alan (to Cory): I don't want you working anymore.

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode was going to be scrapped, but Michael Jacobs really liked its "charm" and forced ABC to air it.

    Trivia (1)

    • Cory: What a major freakoid that Ed Poe must have been. Mr. Feeny: You have no idea how major a freakoid. Edgar Allan Poe was famous for writing dark poems and short stories. He married his 13 year old cousin, and was said to have had multiple diseases and personality disorders.

    Allusions (2)

    • Minkus: Go ahead, make me wet. This is a reference to a quote from the movie Sudden Impact: Harry Callahan: Go ahead, make my day.

    • Ellis:It'll blow your head clean off. This is a reference to a classic line in the movie Dirty Harry: Harry: I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

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