Boy Meets World

Season 6 Episode 5

Better Than Average Cory

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 23, 1998 on ABC
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When he meets young art prodigy, Alexandra Nechita, Cory becomes ashamed of his own mediocrity.
Meanwhile, when Jack saves Rachel from choking, she promises him anything he wants--to Eric's dismay.

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  • perfect

    10
    what i liked- Eric's "I'm never peeing again!", Jack asking for a sandwich and then Eric asking Rachel for one also, Cory singing along with Morgan, only him singing to his dad, the 'celery' poster on his wall, Shawn's "I called my dad average. He was thrilled."



    Good episode. It had some great humor and a good plot. I never was a fan of this one, but upon rewatching it, it is a pretty decent episode, i think so anyway.moreless
  • This was a great episode!

    10
    Cory meets a young artist who is about Morgan's age and questions his talents and skills. He blames Alan for not raising him to be above average and he calls Alan average. Jack saves Rachel's life when she is choking. Rachel says that she'll repay him in any way. Eric is shocked when Jack asks for a PB and J sandwich. Cory feels bad about what he said to his dad and learns to appreciate him. Morgan and Alexandra, the young artist, hang out and Alexandra encourages Morgan to do the talent show.



    This was an episode that I enjoyed very much! I loved the part where Cory is talking to Shawn in his room and he walks over to the celery poster and says, "There nothing about me that separates me from everyone else." That was hilarious! This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Cory is upset about being average.

    9.4
    After Cory meets an excellent painter(Alexandra) that is Morgan's age, he begins to question his average status. He blames his dad saying he never pushed him to be anything great. His dad takes him to his first job and how his father struggled to be average. Cory realizes that being average isn't such a bad thing. Meanwhile, Morgan befriends the painter. Morgan wants to compete in the talent competition,but is afraid that she's no competition for the other acts. Alexandra convinces her that if its something she loves,she should do it.Also, jack saves Rachel's life.



    This episode was a good episode overall. Alan's speech to Cory about his father was very sad. Eric and jack were funny, especially in the end! I thought what Cory did at the end was a very nice thing.moreless
  • Cory is upset at being average after meeting a very young, very good artist.

    8.7
    The main plot in this episodes follows Cory (of course) being upset that he does not have an amazing talent. Like most people he blames that on his parents never pushing him to suceed. This is one of the episodes where Cory and Alan goe toe to toe and usually share some harsh/stern words to each other. These are usually great scenes and this episodes lived up to it. On the other end of the cast Eric and Jack are coping with Rachel living with them. Eric is scared to leave them alone even to go pee. When he does leave them alone, Rachel chokes and Jack saves her life, to Eric's dismay. This is another grear Eric, Jack, Rachel comedy sequence! The only dowside to this episode are the unanswered questions. For example, in the prior episode we are pretty much told Mr. Feeny will be getting the professor job, however in this episode he is just there teaching a class that the group have together ... What are the chances of him getting a class that has already began, and includes our four favorite youngsters. Also, in the prior episode Shawn and Angelia brake up, there is no mention to this, and though we cannot tell for sure if they are together or not, there is not tension and they seem happy.moreless
  • Sometimes I find myself running right to this website after I watch an episode of Boy Meets World. This is one of those times when what I read amazed me!

    9.0
    Often I find myself wondering what happened to an actor or actress after their brief run on what was my favorite childhood sitcom. I can remember watching this episode when I was in college and just being amazed at how much I liked the characters, but never really noticing the characters outside of the regulars.



    Now it\'s different, as I keep recognizing people who filled brief starring roles in the show and then went on to become names we recognize in Hollywood. Look at the people who appeared in an episode...



    Marla Sokoloff, Keri Russell, Mena Suvari, Brittany Murphy, Charisma Carpenter, Staci Keanen, Linda Cardellini, the list just goes on and on.



    So frequently, after watching the two episodes on ABC Family I wander over here to find out who the co-stars are that I either recognized and couldn't remember why or the people I just enjoyed and wondered if they'd done anything else.



    Imagine my suprise to find that Alexandra Nechita was played by Alexandrea Nechita, and that the adorable little blonde in the epsiode is actually a world famous painter. The painting featured in the episode was actually painted by then 13 year old Alexandra in 1998.



    I just had to share that. She is still a very popular artist and I have spent the last two hours or so looking at the many paintings she has done in her lifetime. It's little things like this that make me love this show, and thrilled that I can still watch it each day.



    If you want to see her work check out her website.

    http://www.nechita.info/Index.htm



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