Boy Meets World

Season 7 Episode 3

Angela's Men

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 08, 1999 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Angela, who has been mysteriously reluctant to get back together with Shawn, deals with her reasons after a surprise visit from her military father. Shawn tries to impress Angela by going through basic training, but she is unmoved until Sgt. Moore reveals the reason for her pessimism: he was deserted by Angela's mother, and she fears she will do the same to Shawn. Meanwhile, Cory persists in getting Topanga to renew their engagement.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • perfect

    What I liked: Angela admitting she loves Shawn, Cory knocking on the door at the end of the episode, pretty much everything Eric said and/or did (Seriously, his methods of trying to get back to Topanga, "Dude you better pay me back!", "England doesn't have a Navy you liar!" he was absolutely hilarious in this episode), Feeny telling Sergeant Moore that Angela should stay away from Eric, amongst other things.

    Great episode. Probably one of the funniest of the series. I laughed so much, especially at Eric. I don't think there was one scene with Eric where I wasn't laughing hard. And it had a great ending, with Shawn and angela getting back together. A+, no doubt in my mindmoreless
  • Great episode for character development for Angela. We finally get to know more about her background, even if there are some inconsistencies with earlier episodes.

    Despite being a major character for the past several seasons, we know little about Angela as an individual. There was never any mention of her parents or her past. She just suddenly showed up at the high school in one episode, and became a major part of the gang.

    The emotional development in this episode is beautifully done, and simply amazing. However, it is a little inconsistent with past episodes. Here Angela refuses to tell Shawn she loves him for fear of hurting him, whereas in the past they were both equally fearful. I believe she has even told him she loved him in previous episodes, or at the very least she said it about him to others. In spite of these possible problems, her fears were presented realistically.

    Shawn's progression throughout the series has also been interesting. Even though he was the one to break up with Angela in the first place, he persists in his efforts to show how much he cares. I especially liked his interactions with Angela's father.

    And the Eric subplot was hilarious. Although the whole wrestling match in the previous episode was over-the-top and silly, the aftermath was handled nicely to make for a very interesting subplot. We get Eric stalking Topanga to attempt to get revenge on her for beating him up, culminating in a hilarious final scene that even the actors found too funny.moreless
  • 703

    The fact that this isn't one of the best episodes on Boy Meets World on astonishes me. In my eyes, this definitely was one of the best episode of Boy Meets World ever which just proves that this show was still completely capable of producing an amazing episode in their last season, which is just amazing, since a lot of shows have trouble pulling that off.

    Shawn & Angela... Angela & Shawn, on and off since season 5 and I must say this was the perfect conclusion for them and for what I hope for is their final debacle that is now resolved. Angela's father just was great in this and played an important role here. At least we know Angela didn't break up with Shawn because of Topanga, at least we got some legitamite reason. A really great ending that even had the fans cheering in the background. A well executed emotional episode, that had the perfect balance of humor and drama. The humor was definitely hilarious, Eric seeking for Topanga to attack. It was amazingly hysterical, I laughed all the way through, and I must say it's one of Eric's finest moments.

    One of the most memorable episodes of Boy Meets World even if you don't like the Shawn & Angela pairing, you'll remember it, guaranteed.moreless
  • I love this episode!

    This is one of the sadder episodes in the whole series. We finally get to see Angela's father and she is very sad about what has happened in the past and what could happen in the future with Shawn. I love these kinds of episodes that have a lot of things going on and begins to have doubts about their future.

    This episode may be a little sad, but I think it is one of the greatest episodes I have really seen in any series on TV. Boy Meets World does have a lot of episodes, but this really is one great episode.moreless
  • Shawn wants badly to get back together with Angela but she won't. When her father comes to town, shawn goes through military training to try to impress her but it doesn't work. Angelas father tells her he should be with Shawn. Eric has it in for Topanga.moreless

    This was a great episode. Eric trying attack Topanga was so hilarious!! Especially when he was in the dress! It was also very sweet to see Shawn and Angela got back together. Overall it was one of the better episodes but it was probably the funniest Eric has ever been in all the episodes.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Instead of a tag ending, or a picture of the Boy Meets World logo, we are given a deleted scene and bloopers. Angela & Shawn are still on the sofa kissing, when Topanga comes in and tells them that they're sitting on Eric. The scene was never completed because the actors kept laughing, or messing up their lines. Interestingly, Rider Strong (Shawn) once said that the BMW writers tried not to write many dialogues between Shawn and Eric (Will Friedle) because they kept making each other laugh. This also explains why, despite living together for a year, Shawn and Eric never really talked with each other.

    • In the gymnasium scene, Sergeant Moore is wearing chevrons on his collar which do not match his actual rank of sergeant major.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Sgt. Moore: So they were real close?
      Cory: Until she ran away. And do you know why she ran away?
      Sgt. Moore: Yeah, I think I do.
      Cory: Topanga! She's poison. But don't hate her sir, she's my problem. I love her so much; but poison she is!

    • Angela: I don't want to hurt you.
      Shawn: What are you talking about, you're already killing me!

    • Mr. Feeny: May I have your attention please? It gives me great pleasure to present Master Sgt. Alvin Moore, who's here to talk about today's army. Having personally served my country in the navy...
      Eric (interrupting Mr. Feeny): England doesn't have a navy, you liar!

    • Shawn (to Sergeant Moore): Welcome to the Angela doghouse...sir.

    • Eric (to Sergeant Moore): I learned to how to sneak attack. Shhhh. I learned that when a girl beats you up and I'm not gonna use any names; (secretively) Opangatay. That's code, that's code shhh. I learned that you never let that girl know exactly when you're gonna sneak attack her. (to Topanga) I'm gonna get you! Tomorrow at three o'clock I'm gonna sneak attack you!

    • Angela: Well, I hope you two will be very happy in the army.
      Shawn: I'm not going into the army.
      Angela: Why not?
      Sgt. Moore: Because I like him; but I like my country more and I don't want this boy anywhere near the army.

    • Sgt. Moore: Matthews!
      Eric: Sir, yes sir!
      Sgt. Moore: You are a disgrace to this university, to this country and humanity in general.
      Eric: Wow.

    • Rachel: By the way, what does ROTC stand for?
      Topanga: It stands for: Rachel Ought To Chill.

    • Angela: Who is it?
      Shawn (through door): Milk Man!
      Angela: There aren't any milk men anymore.
      Shawn: Cow!

    • Mr Feeny: Well I have seen Shawn overcome every obstacle that life has thrown at him, and grow up to be one of the finest young men that I know.
      Cory: What about me? Tell him how much you like me.

    • Sgt. Moore (to Eric): Drop and give me twenty!
      Eric: Fine. (drops to the floor and tosses up a twenty dollar bill) Dude, you better pay me back!

    • Sgt. Moore (doing cadence calls): I don't know what I've been told!
      Shawn: I don't know what I've been told!
      Sgt. Moore: Where the hell is everybody?!
      Shawn: Where the hell is everybody?!
      Sgt. Moore: Stop that!
      Shawn: Stop that!

  • NOTES (3)