Boy Meets World

Season 4 Episode 11

An Affair to Forget

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 29, 1996 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Shawn's ex-girlfriend wants to give things another shot, but there's one condition: Shawn can't see Cory anymore. Meanwhile, Eric writes a one-man play about his life.

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  • perfect

    What I liked: Shawn and Cory on the phone and Eric (I want my own room!), Eric's one man show about his life, and the ending of the episode, where Feeny tells him to get a college education, Cory and Shawn talking in the library, Shawn and that girl breaking up, amongst other things.

    I really like this episode because it has a lot of humor, and it does a great job at exploring Cory and Shawn's friendship. There are a lot of jokes about the possibility of Cory and Shawn literally loving each other, but that just makes the episode all the more funnier. Personal favorite of mine. Cory and Shawn on the telephone is one of my favorite scenes and never fails to make me laugh. A+moreless
  • OUCH!

    I like this episode because its a very good plot. And it could actually happen to you. It was so sad because Cory was really sad after Shawn left him for that girl just for a cheap kiss. As what Topanga said. This episode was funny like when Shawn and Cory were on the phone they acted like they were a couple. then Eric heard them and said i need my own room. and i realized Topanga gives really good lectures. it had a lot of goofs though. but still it as a good episode. Shawn is really rude just to sell Cory out like that just for a girl.moreless
  • A look into Cory and Shawns relationship.

    This is a great, well needed, look at the real relationship between Cory and Shawn. I mean, everyone knows that they are best friends, but what are they really? In this episode we see that they are like brothers who help each other.

    We also discover that they need to be together as friends. It is clear from the conversations and even just the facial expressions that they are true friends who are suppossed to be friends forever.

    Eric was hilarious in this episode. The way he tries to tell the story of his funny as possible. This is one of my favorite episodes.

    It also goes into the relationship between Eric and Mr. Feeney. At first one would say that they are just teacher and student, but watching this episode we see that their relationship is more than that. We see that there is nothing Feeney won't do to help Eric succeed. He gets people to come and watch Eric's "show", and he gives him some great advice.

    This is one of my favorite episodes.moreless
  • A hilarious look at the level of Cory and Shawn's relationship

    One of the things my friends and I find hilarious about this show is Cory and Shawn's relationship. This episode exemplifies what we think to the nth degree.

    Shawn is dating a popular girl and true to his nature doesn't want to break up with her. The popular girl, being popular that she is, does not want to compete with anyone else. But, this is Shawn and he has a very important relationship with his best friend, Cory. They are so close and so tight that they will let nothing in get their way. The girlfriend is jealous that Shawn and Cory act like they're dating themselves. She tells Shawn the it's either her or Cory. It's pure Shawn when he doesn't want to chose and starts seeing Cory behind her back.

    This episode is hilarious. Shawn and Cory act like they are a couple. It's become a slang term almost for us when we see two best friends of the same sex acting as close as they are knowing they are not a couple like that.moreless
  • Eric, Shawn and Cory make the perfect comedy trio.

    This one episode, in my opinion, is a perfect example of the comedy this show offers. From Erics one man monologue entitled "Look at Me, Look at Me" to the jokingly sentimental and intimate private conversations between Cory and Shawn, this is my favorite episode by far. I can't wait for the season 4 DVD, and before I watch it all the way through I will start out immediatly with this never gets old.

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Eric Randall Matthews

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

Topanga Lawrence-Matthews (Seasons 2+)

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

Cornelius A. 'Cory' Matthews

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Shawn Patrick Hunter

William Russ

William Russ

Alan Matthews

Betsy Randle

Betsy Randle

Amy Matthews

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Shawn (to Jennifer): No, no, no. This isn't Cory, this is cake! Well, obviously it's not cake...not the kind you're used to anyway. But, I can explain! I can't.

    • Shawn (to Jennifer, while secretly trying to warn Cory): He? I have no idea of any he of whom you speak run.

    • Mr. Feeny: Eric, in the play of your life all your great scenes lie ahead of you.

    • Mr. Feeny (reading from Eric's one-man play): There I was on the dusty, dirty highway. The hot wind howled like a kind of howling, hot, windy thing.

    • Jennifer: Who's the cinnamon bun for?
      Shawn: What, what, what, this one here?
      Jennifer: Yeah, the one with the little blue bow and the C on it.
      Shawn: Right, right, it's got a C on it. It, uh, it stands for..."See, I knew you'd be here."

    • Eric: 300 seats at 30 bucks a pop! Thats like 300 times 30.

    • Shawn: Cory, come on she was just being playful.
      Cory: Playful like a spider when it catches a fly and sucks out its head meat?
      Shawn: She was upset. I mean after all those terrible things you said about her I...
      Cory: Shawn! I said those things to you to make my best friend feel better about being dumped. May I speak freely?
      Shawn: I don't think that's wise.
      Cory: Well, maybe I'm just not wise but I think Jennifer, or should I say Zathrak the undead, is a stuck-up, manipulative, cold-blooded...Oh she's right behind me anticipating my head meat isn't she!?
      Jennifer: Hello Cory.
      Cory: All hail Zathrak!

    • Shawn: Cory Matthews. Son of Alan and Amy. Grandson of Nana and Sam.
      Cory: How could you sell out my Nana?

    • Eric: It's about time you kids got home! It's almost eleven o'clock. I was worried sick. I had Feeny looking for you. I called the police!
      Amy: Really?
      Eric: Nah, I didn't even know you left.

    • Topanga: Look, Shawn, if it's any consolation I think you can do a lot better than Jennifer Basset.
      Shawn: Think so?
      Cory: Wait a minute, Topanga. Have you looked at her?
      Topanga: Okay, so she's pretty, she's tall, she drives a new red convertible, Oh Heck, I'd go out with her.

    • Cory: We gotta meet.
      Shawn: But where?
      Cory: Paris.
      Shawn: That's the first place she'd look.
      Cory: If not Paris, then where?
      Shawn: Someplace no woman would ever look.
      Cory: The Three Stooges!

    • Cory: That cinammon roll was for me, right?

    • Shawn: Cory, is that you?
      Cory: No, it's the audio book section you moron!

    • Eric: I'm 18 years old and at a crossroads in my life. Crossroads - transition. I'm now five again, kindergarten; and I don't know which cubby is mine. Crossroads... naptime!

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