The Grass is Always Greener

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (6)

  • Shawn: Word is, there's a very hot French girl who comes from some place in Europe. Cory: Possibly France?

  • (Eric is playing poker with the teachers) Mr. Feeny: Well, now. I have three aces. Beat that, Mr. Matthews. Eric: Darn; I only have two jacks and a ten...and another jack! And another ten! I win again!

  • Eric: I got everything I need to be a studying fool. Amy: Where are your books? Eric, did you leave them in your locker? Eric: Yeah, either there or on the bus. Amy: Oh, Eric. You don't take the bus. Eric: Well then they're safely in my locker!

  • Eric: If you'll excuse me, I have "sera-mix". Mr. Turner: Wait, you mean "ceramics"? Eric: Yeah, the ashtray class.

  • Feeny: Mr. Matthews, very interesting essay on Joan of Arc. Eric: Finally, a little appreciation. Now did that hurt? Feeny: I doubt if 'Arc' meant that Joan was from Arkansas. Eric: It's a theory. Feeny: It's an F.

  • Shawn: Cory, you're trying to hard. Just relax and be myself.

Notes (3)

  • This episode marks the first break-up of Cory and Topanga.

  • At the beginning of the episode, Mr. Turner lends Eric his copy of Of Mice and Men. It appears to be an average-sized book. Of Mice and Men (in one edition) is only 107 pages long. Unless Turner's is a large-print copy, which isn't likely, how could it be Of Mice and Men?

  • In this episode, Cory pretends to be Shawn by impersonating Fonzie. In the Season 2 DVD Commentary, executive producer Michael Jacobs states that Shawn's character was influenced by Fonzie, leading to many similarities between the two characters.

Trivia (2)

  • The song heard at the end of this episode is "All I Know" by Art Garfunkel.

  • Eric gets upset at Cory for spending Friday night watching "chick-flicks" with Topanga, instead of watching the Super Bowl. Super Bowl? Friday?

Allusions (2)

  • (A bowl of pretzels falls off the table) Eric: Sure, there's only 238 pretzel sticks. Johnathan: What is this, like Rain Man or something? Rain Man was a 1988 movie starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman where the title character is an autistic savant. In the movie, he counts 246 fallen toothpicks within seconds.

  • Cory: (pops the collar on his leather jacket) Eyyy! Shawn: What was that?! Cory: You! Shawn: That wasn't me, that was Fonzie! Fonzie, or Arthur Fonzarelli, is a character from the 1974 sitcom Happy Days whose catchphrase was "Eyyy."