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Boy Meets World

Season 1 Episode 21

Boy Meets Girl

Aired Friday 8:30 PM May 06, 1994 on ABC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Shawn has a date with a cute classmate. Cory doesn't understand the appeal but asks Topanga out anyway, in an attempt to keep up with his buddy

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  • A great Cory/Topanga story that helps begin their romance, a staple of the show.

    This episode is not the first that hits on the Cory & Topanga relationship, the first one being Topanga's very first appearance in "Cory's Alternative Friends" when she pins him against his locker and kisses him. However, this episode takes it to a whole other level. Cory returns the affection and it is the first time they actually have in-depth conversations that are not just started by insulting banter.

    It is a real romantic coming-of-age for Cory, who is trying to force himself into liking girls to keep up with Shawn. But when he lets his guard down, he finds himself maturing naturally. It is very observational of kids and a lot of lines that are very much in the spirit of the strange things kids say sometimes. This is one of the episodes that set the tone of the show for the next few years, and it's a good one.moreless
  • Cute!

    Mr. Feeny shows a film on puberty. Shawn meets Hilary, a girl he likes, and they go out on a date. Cory gets jealous so he asks Topanga out. At the last minute, he cancels their date saying that he has the flu. Topanga comes over and he tells her the truth and they talk and hang out. Cory and Shawn really fall for these girls. Eric gives Shawn girl advice.

    This was a cute episode! I liked the end when Topanga fixed his collar and then Cory messed it up, and then he put it back the way she had it. I think that sixth grade is a little young for dating though. Topanga and Cory looked so good together. I liked this episode so I’m giving it a 10!moreless
  • shawn asks a girl out for the first time and cory wants to keep up

    one of my favorite lines from this episode

    shawn: cory, how do you ask a girl out?

    cory: easy, tell her "get out, youre bugging me."

    hahaha! but anyway, when shawn goes out with hillary and starts spending a lot of time with her, cory decides he can ask a girl out too, so he asks topanga. his parents end up telling him to cancel, so he lies to her and says he has the flu. Topanga then comes by with some "boncha tea" (don't know what that is) and he tells her he's not really sick. they sit down and talk - this is a necessary episode for the development of cory and topanga's relationshipmoreless
  • Shawn goes out on his first date. Cory, not wanting to fall behind also tries to get a date.

    Well if you ask me, this was a very big turning point for Cory and Shawn since it was their first dates.

    My favorite scene was Cory and Topanga in Cory's living room with the laundry basketball. And when Cory instinctively high fived Topanga was just a classic scene.

    My favorite quote would be Shawn imitating an air force pilot or whatever and saying:

    "16 to base we have a confirmed date send backup!"

    And as if Minkus couldn't be smarter on any other subject, he just happens to be a self proclaimed expert on girls?

    (Cory imitating a snobby girl) "Guys with one eyebrow whats their problem?"

    Ah my, text does not do it justice.moreless
Breanne O'Donnell

Breanne O'Donnell


Guest Star

Gisele MacKenzie

Gisele MacKenzie

Narrator Voice

Guest Star

Gil Stratton

Gil Stratton

TV Announcer (as Gil Stratton, Jr.)

Guest Star

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

Topanga Lawrence

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: In the scene when Topanga says "That's fine Cory, it was not a date", her arm is down. But in the next shot, her hand is up on her shoulder.

    • In this episode, Topanga says that her parents' names are Jedediah and Chloe, but in later episodes they are Jedediah and Rhiannon. Also, in the episode "Raging Cory," Cory refers to Topanga as "daughter of Miriam."

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Topanga: You don't need money, you just need to use your right brain.
      Cory: Wow, all these years I've been using the wrong one.

    • Amy: Cory, I think this is so wonderful.
      Alan: Son, this is the stupidest thing you've ever done.
      Cory: Before I shoot myself in the foot, which stupid thing are we talking about?

    • Minkus: According to the survey in the September issue, what do you think is the number one thing girls want from a guy?
      Cory: Loose change?
      Minkus: That's number nine.

    • Cory: Would you like to go to Bob Stupcheck's Burger World after school?
      Topanga: Cory, I'm a vegetarian.
      Cory: Of course you are. That's why we're just gonna meet at Burger World and walk over to International House of Salads.
      Topanga: I love IHOS!

    • Eric: Morgan, can't we do this next week?
      Morgan: No, Mother's Day is Sunday and I need a present.
      Cory: That's right. I need to get one too. I've been racking my brain real hard for a special gift for Mom.
      Eric: Okay, what do you want me to pick up?
      Cory: Ah, whatever's lyin' around.

    • Shawn: Like we watched the movie!
      Eric: Don't tell me you...
      Shawn: Yes! We threw malt balls at people's heads for two hours!

    • Shawn: Tell me something. How do you ask a girl out?
      Cory: Simple. You open the door and say, 'Get out, you're bothering me'.
      Shawn: No, I mean like, on a date.
      Cory: Well, Eric uses the shotgun approach. He just keeps dialing random numbers until he hears the word yes.
      Shawn: Sounds like a lot of work.
      Cory: Yeah, and after all that, what have you got? A girl! What's the point?

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