Boy Meets World

Season 2 Episode 1

Back 2 School

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Sep 23, 1994 on ABC
8.8
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Episode Summary

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Cory's first day of high school doesn't go as planned when he discovers Mr. Feeny to be the new principal. To make matters worse, he's already drawn the ire of the school bully!

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • first day of high school

    10
    Will Cory and Shawn be able to survive the thrills and horror of high school? Maybe not, when Cory immediately gets on the bully of the schools' bad side. I like this episode and this season as a whole. I love the introduction of Mr. Turner, I like Harley, Joey the Rat, and Frankie, and I basically love everything. This episode is very funny and a great opener for the show's second season, and looks of how Cory Shawn and Topanga will do in high school for the remainder of the season {and the next couple}. Overall grade- an A+moreless
  • It was an ok episode.

    9.0
    It's surprising to see how similar the actors and actresses make their character to their character in later episodes. (They're not exactly like their future characters, but they are very, very close.) That's a rarity in shows. Usually a (or several) drastic change(s) happens to the characters over a course of a series, and sometimes over the course of a season. Mr. Turner was really cool in this episode. (He's cool in most of the episodes really. XP) I wish I had had a teacher like him in middle school. It would have made it so much more enjoyable. XD I was almost shocked to see Eric ctand up for Cory when he was able to get beat up by the bully after school. But I wasn't really surprised because Eric has a kind heart and cares about people, so he wouldn't let his little brother get beat up. Overall this was a decent episode.moreless
  • High School!

    10
    Cory, Shawn, and Topanga start high school. Eric makes Cory sign a contract saying that he can't talk to him. Cory tries to befriend Harley. Mr. Feeny is the principal. Cory gets Harley in trouble so Harley wants to kill him. Mr. Turner, their homeroom teacher, is young and cool. Eric helps Cory when Harley says he wants to kill him. Shawn meets a girl.



    This was a great episode! I enjoyed the appearances of Harely, Joey, and Frankie! This was a funny episode and a great second season opener! I give this great episode a 10 out of 10!moreless
  • Boy Meets World begins Season 2 with a new style & outlook--and it works perfectly!

    9.4
    In the Season 2 premiere, Cory, Shawn & Topanga (who becomes a main cast member) begin school at John Adams High (actually Jr/Sr high). Immediately, Cory runs into trouble with the school bully Harley Keiner--and when he's taken to the Principal's office and finds Feeney, his problems only get worse. All the while, Eric refuses to acknowledge Cory's existence...who is awaiting his after-school doom, in a face-off with Harley! The audience also meets the new, cool teacher, Mr. Turner (Anthony Tyler Quinn) who is a fantastic addition to the show. His rescue of Cory & Eric (who finally decides to assist Cory) certainly foreshadows his future relationship with our favorite students. This season marked a new feel to BMW...and it went off without a hitch. A perfect blend of comedy--and a whole lot of new characters--engross the audience and make it want more! A perfect second premiere to a great series.moreless
  • a pretty good episode

    9.0
    It's Cory and Shawn's first day of high school. When the episdoe first starts off, Cory thinks he has a plan to make it through high school. But at seeing how intimidationg high school can really be, and how hard it can be to fit in, Cory finds himself changing who he is to ensure he has a future in high school. After a series of hilarious problems, Cory finds himself in one of the biggest binds he ever got himself into. This is such a nice episode. It really teaches teens that they won't get anywhere by trying to be someone they are not.moreless
Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Eric Randall Matthews

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Jonathan Turner (Seasons 2 - 4)

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

Jonathan Charles Kaplan

Jonathan Charles Kaplan

Herbert

Guest Star

Kevin West

Kevin West

Marion Stimpleton

Guest Star

Jeremy Weiand

Jeremy Weiand

Alvin

Guest Star

Blake Sennett

Blake Sennett

Joseph 'Joey' 'The Rat' Epstein

Recurring Role

Ethan Suplee

Ethan Suplee

Francis Albert 'Frankie' 'The Enforcer' Stechino Jr.

Recurring Role

Danny McNulty

Danny McNulty

Harvey 'Harley' Keiner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Frankie's last name, Stecchino, means toothpick in Italian.

    • In this episode, Mr. Feeny becomes the principal of John Adams High. William Daniels, who portrays Feeny, starred as John Adams in the movie 1776.

    • Cory and Harley are out in the hallway after the bell rings, and Cory says he should be in history class. Then, when they are in Mr. Feeny's office, the bell rings again and Cory says his next class is American History.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Cory: You know that book you gave us, The Odyssey?
      Mr. Turner: Yeah.
      Cory: Did the guy in that get home alive?
      Mr. Turner: Yeah he did. He gets past the cyclops, the evil sirens, and the clashing rocks.
      Cory: Did he go to this High School?
      Mr. Turner: No.
      Cory: He's a nothin'.

    • Harley: What's your name, kid?
      Cory: Cory Matthews.
      Harley: Naaah. That's a poofy name. If you're gonna hang with me, you gotta have a name that inspires fear and respect. Let me look at you. (contemplates) I got it. From now on you are "Johnny Baboon".

    • Alan: Shawn, are those sideburns?
      Shawn: You mean the ones on my face?
      Amy: It's just that when we saw you yesterday, they weren't on your face; were they?
      Shawn: Mrs. Matthews, you just can't accept the fact that Cory and I are growing up; and we're old enough now to...(Amy shoots him a look) buy our own hair.

    • Cory: Harley Keiner? How the heck are ya?!
      Harley: How the heck am I? (to Frankie and Joey) Kill 'em.

    • Mr. Turner: Do you know anything about The Odyssey?
      Shawn: Yes, I do.
      Mr. Turner: Besides the fact that it's a book.
      Shawn: No, I don't.

    • Harley: Here I stand at the crossroads of my life; yet I am what I am and I must kill you.

    • Cory: Mr. Feeny?!
      Mr. Feeny: The legend continues.

    • Cory: Hey Mom, hey Dad! How ya doin'? Hey Morgan, looking short!
      Morgan: Go back to camp, loser.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The elaborate handshake that Cory and Shawn perform was Ben Savage's and Rider Strong's idea. They created it at school one day and later brought it to the set.

    • This episode is Danielle Fishel's first appearance as a regular cast member. It also marks the debut of Anthony Tyler Quinn as Jonathan Turner.

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