Boy Meets World

Season 5 Episode 17

And Then There Was Shawn

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 27, 1998 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Locked inside the school during detention, the group is terrorized by a shrouded, skeleton-masked figure. In this fun and frenzied horror movie spoof, the teens must discover who the killer is, if they want to escape with their lives

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  • One of the best Halloween specials

    Boy Meets World takes a break from several weeks worth of angst over the romance between Cory and Topanga with this wild-and-wooly takeoff of the popular horror movie Scream. While Cory and his friends are serving weekend detention, a shrouded killer begins picking the students off one by one. Everyone panics but Shawn, who has seen enough scary movies to figure out what will happen next. That is at least until Mr. Feeny turns up murdered as well! It's giving nothing away to reveal that the whole experience is literally a nightmare. Also keep an eye out for Jennifer Love Hewitt, more or less playing herself. Overall, fantastic Halloween episode and definitely one of the best episodes this series has to offer.moreless
  • 517

    Boy Meets World was the best show on network television from 1993-2000, and this episode was a perfect example of how great this show can be.

    This show is definitely an underrated show that everyone should have been watching back in the 90s, I feel bad for whoever doesn't watch this show. In homage to almost every slasher film created, Boy Meets World makes one of their best episodes of their series long run.

    When you begin watching this episode, you probably wont think that this episode would be a big deal, but they managed to make the episode connect with the ongoing story arc which was Cory & Topanga's breakup. Sure it was cheesy, but it was entertaining and for the most part one of the funniest episodes of Boy Meets World.

    Jennifer Love Hewitt guest stars and she did a really good job with things referring to herself. It was absolutely perfect to have her in this episode since right before this episode aired, she was in the slasher film: "I Know What You Did Last Summer" So it was perfect publicity for her and the film. Don't miss this installment of Boy Meets World, it will make you laugh nonstop, and actually manages to contribute to the plot.moreless
  • Don't Make This One of The Firsts You Ever See Like I Did!

    This was one of the first later episodes I remembered watching, and I liked it... but I had no idea what was going on. I thought "A Killer? In this kind of show?" and I didn't get any of it. But now whenever I watch this episode I love it, it has a good twist {Shawn being the "killer"} and it has some really funny gags {the song, "Oh my God they killed Kenny!"}. Basically, good episode, but do not make this one of the firsts you see. I regret that. Overall, this episode gets an A+ in my bookmoreless
  • A Halloween speciall that goes into my heart as one of the best.

    As the gang gets trapped into the school by Mr. feeny, a mysterious killer comes and starts killing everyone in the path. What is the meaning over this?

    Everything seems all the best for a Halloween special. A little swear word is okay as well.

    And, really, I like the South Park refrencs (Kenny dies first, and "howdy, ho!")

    And, I was really surprised that there was a female star coming down to help.

    Also, I thought all these killings are pretty funny!

    Oh, and everyone shall agree with me that Shawn's refrences are funny. So is the suprise that HE'sS the killer.

    Overall, perfact show, will I say.

  • School turns into a horror film

    Best episode yet. I found it hilarious! This episode was funny and full of drama the 2 best qualities in a show.

    This episode was heart filled and romantic, and shows how shawn really depended on cory and topanga being together. This episode actually made me sad.I wanted Them to never break up and they did. Yes they get back together but i didnt want themto not be together in the first place. Cory And Topanga are the perfect couple. And i wish i had a relationship like them i've always loved them not indivisually but together they form 1.

    There is no better episode in the series!!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Cory: I didn't think Seniors still got detention.
      Mr. Feeny: They do when they act like two year olds.
      Cory : (Mockingly) They do when they act like two year olds.
      Mr. Feeny: Mr. Matthews when one mocks someone one should wait until they're not looking right at them!
      Cory: I'm not in my regular seat.

    • Eric: Hey, hey, hey! Now you're overreacting. There's only two people that are horribly dead. That's an acceptable loss.

    • Shawn: Let's calmly recap.
      Eric: Kenny's Dead! Feeny's Dead! We're trapped inside with the killer!

    • Topanga: I didn't stab him, he stabbed me!
      Cory: Oh I'd stab myself before I'd stab you. Kenny give me that pencil!
      Kenny: I don't have one!

    • Mr. Feeny (to the class): We'll return to The Young and the Restless, right after this word from Feeny. And here is the word: Shut up!

    • Shawn: No, this isn't the Janitor. This is the work of a diabolical master-villain.
      Cory: Feeny?
      Shawn: Absolutely, Feeny.

    • Angela: This doesn't make any sense.
      Shawn: It does if you've seen as many horror films as I have. This is classic. The locked door, the scary janitor, the bloody warning, and our soon to be first victim.
      (Shawn Gestures to Kenny)
      Kenny: Me?! Why me?
      Cory: Well Kenny, it's certainly not going to be any of us.

    • Shawn: It's fake. It's all fake. Feeny's pulling some elaborate hoax.
      Kenny: Why?
      Cory: Well, why does Feeny do anything? To teach us something.
      Topanga: What's he trying to teach us?
      Cory: To pay attention, or we die.

    • Angela: He was just asking for a pencil.
      Shawn: I know what he was asking for; and if he asks again, I'll stab that big pencil through his heart. Ya hear me, Kenny?!

    • Eric (as they walk through the library): When did this school get a library?
      Jack: Every day's a new adventure. Isn't it?

    • Feeny: THAT'S ENOUGH! Now, this class will not be more interested in the romantic goings-on of its students, than it is with whatever the hell I'm teaching!

    • Angela: Well, is anyone of us safe?
      Shawn: Yeah, Virgins! Virgins never die!
      Cory (to Topanga): All right! Thanks for saving me.
      Eric (proud of himself): I'm dead.
      Jack: I'm dead.
      Shawn: I'll get as sick as you can get without actually dying.
      Angela: What about Feeny? He's dead.
      Eric, and Shawn (sing-songy): Go, Feeny! Go, Feeny! Go Feeny!

    • Eric: Fine, I'll do it. I'm the oldest.
      Jack: Actually, I'm the oldest.
      Eric: Yeah, but I've lived the longest.

    • Eric: Oh my God, they killed Feeny!

    • Shawn: Cory and Topanga aren't together anymore.
      Mr. Feeny: Yes, I know. I too read Teen Beat, Mr. Hunter.

  • NOTES (1)

    • When the gang return to the classroom after seeing that Mr. Feeny is dead, the spot just to the right of the chalkboard, where Kenny died, has no trace of him. Both the pencil mark on the wall and Kenny himself (and the pencil) are gone.


    • Cory: He can't do that! It's against the Geneva Detention Convention!

      The Geneva Convention refers to 4 treaties that deal with international law and humanitarian conditions.

    • Feeny: Oooh Ramifications, nice word Jughead.

      Jughead is a character from the Archie Comics series.

    • Title: And Then There Was Shawn

      This may be a reference to the title of Agatha Christie's murder/mystery And Then There Were None.

    • Scary voice: Do you like scary movies? What's your favorite?
      : Oh, OK. I like that one with the hottie-hot-hot from Party of Five.
      : Neve Campbell?
      : Duh.

      This scene mimics the opening scene from Scream, starring Neve Campbell.

      It's also a nod to Jennifer Love Hewitt (Feffy) - another member of the Party of Five cast - who starred in a scary movie of her own, I Know What You Did Last Summer.

      Party of Five was a drama about 5 siblings, left on their own after the sudden death of their parents.

    • Feeny: We'll return to The Young and the Restless right after this word from Feeny.

      The Young And The Restless is a popular CBS soap opera.

    • Eric: Howdy-ho!

      Another reference to South Park. This line is always said by the character, Mr. Hankey.

    • Eric: Oh my God, they killed Kenny!

      A reference to the show South Park, where, in almost every episode, the character Kenny gets killed.