Boy Meets World

Season 4 Episode 16

A Long Walk to Pittsburgh-Part I

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 07, 1997 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Eric sees Shawn kiss Topanga's cheek at Chubbie's. He reports the upsetting news to Cory.
Shawn assures Cory that the kiss was innocent and consolatory, but when Cory finds out Topanga is moving to Pittsburgh, he realizes he has bigger problems than he thought.

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  • Sad

    Eric sees Shawn kiss Topanga at Chubbies and tells Cory. It turns out there was actually a good reason for this: Topanga is moving to Pittsburgh with her parents. Cory cannot, and will not, believe this under any circumstances. Shawn also tells him that Topanga will not leave, referencing some TV shows in the process. But, at the end of the episode, Topanga does in fact leave, and Cory is left heart-broken.

    A sad episode with a good, interesting plot. It is also the first 2-parter episode of the series. It was a very special episode and was handled well.moreless
  • I loved it, but it was so sad.

    Cory finds out that Topanga is moving to Pittsburgh. He believes that they will always be together and that she won't leave. Shawn tries to convince Cory that everything will be okay and that she won't leave at all. Eric is a good big brother to Cory.

    This was a great episode! It was so sad though. Cory and Topanga might be separated and things might not work out. I know that everything is going to be good in the end, but I love the drama. I liked it when Cory used Romeo and Juliet as an example of love that is true, but he didn't know the end. This episode gets a perfect 10!moreless
  • Cory's emotional ride at the peak.

    This episode is a prime example of how good this show was. Nothing hurts more than losing the love of your life, and this episode showcases this very poignantly. This show is robably the best from the TGIF line-up, with the possible exception of Perfect Strangers. The emotionalride of this episode, and the following one, demonstrate how able all these young actors can be, even the Batman of the Future Will Friedle. When Cory learns Topanga is moving, and has no choice but to deny it at the end with his best friend, it shows as realistic as life, but with a few more laughs.moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes ever

    This is one of the best two-part episodes in TV history.

    This installment has both comedy and drama, most of the comedy coming fom Shawn's hinting that he realizes that they're in a TV show.

    The entire cast delivers excellent performances, with Danielle Fishel giving one of her best ever.

    The jacket that Topanga offers back to Cory is the same one that Cory gave to her in the third season episode number forty-eight, "What I Meant To Say."

    I'm sure that it must have been torture waiting a week to find out what happened next. Luckily for me, I first saw this episode in syndication so I didn't have to wait at all.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mr. Fenny: (to Cory) I believe that you and Miss Lawrence have something that you won't allow yourselves to lose. And if you search your heart and listen to its instruction, you won't go wrong.

    • Cory: (about Topanga moving to Pittsburgh) So, you don't really think she's gonna leave, do you?
      Shawn: No, I don't.
      Cory: And why not?
      Shawn: Because you don't deserve that kind of pain.

    • Eric: Smells good out here. What is that, tree?

    • Cory: Well, listen. There are those who don't think we can make it because we're just a couple of kids but, you know, here's the proof, Mr. Feeny; that two kids, with everything going against them, can take the power of love and make it work. (holds up Romeo and Juliet)
      Mr. Feeny: Oh boy.

    • (Cory gives Topanga a long kiss)
      Topanga: What was that for?
      Cory: I wanted to be the last one to kiss you, before I kill you.

    • Cory: So, you mean that Topanga can't move!
      Shawn: Not if TV is the true mirror of our lives.

  • NOTES (0)


    • (At Chubbie's)
      Cory: What about ER? Now the doctor on ER, she really left.

      This is referring to Sherry Stringfield's character Dr. Susan Lewis on the hit prime time series ER, who left despite Dr. Mark Greene's declaration of love for her.

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