Boy Meets World

Season 5 Episode 2

Boy Meets Real World

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 10, 1997 on ABC
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Cory films Shawn, Jack and Eric as they adjust to their new living situations. His goal is to create a documentary, similar to The Real World, for Mr. Feeny's film class. When Feeny tells him he's off to a good start, Cory is excited; but when Jack and Shawn get on the wrong foot, Cory learns that there's a line between filmmaker and friend.moreless

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  • boy meets real world

    10
    cory starts filimg eric, jack and shawn's apartment life for an assignment for feeny. he enjoys it, but when it becomes evident that jack and shawn are having problems getting along, will cory intervene?



    good episode, i liked the humor of it and i liked the seriousness of the last half, like when shawn is telling his story of how he used to write jack, wanting to know about him, but jack never wrote back. overall a good continuation of the previous episode and a pretty interesting episode. My overall grade for this episode is an A+. Just a perfect episodemoreless
  • brothers part two

    8.5
    In continuation to the season premiere, what this episode felt as was "Brothers" Part Two, since it dealt with the same issue. This episode was a bit better, I felt as though it was more emotional, and it was just more enjoyable to watch in general, both episodes were good regardless.



    What definitely was fun to watch about this episode was the different style this episode had. In documentary format, Cory does a film for his class, and films Shawn, Eric, and Shawn living together. What's starts out as a fun video project turns out to be more serious than that, when Shawn & Jack have serious problems. Topanga sees it, but Cory can't since he's behind the camera. It turns out Shawn always wanted a brother and he always felt as though Jack was ashamed of him when he never answered any of his letters. When it turns out Jack never receive his letters, things are resolved in the end. The thing I love about this show, is that things can be so emotional and moving one moment, but then just make you laugh out loud the next. This episode was a perfect example of that.moreless
  • brothers part two

    8.5
    In continuation to the season premiere, what this episode felt as was "Brothers" Part Two, since it dealt with the same issue. This episode was a bit better, I felt as though it was more emotional, and it was just more enjoyable to watch in general, both episodes were good regardless.



    What definitely was fun to watch about this episode was the different style this episode had. In documentary format, Cory does a film for his class, and films Shawn, Eric, and Shawn living together. What's starts out as a fun video project turns out to be more serious than that, when Shawn & Jack have serious problems. Topanga sees it, but Cory can't since he's behind the camera. It turns out Shawn always wanted a brother and he always felt as though Jack was ashamed of him when he never answered any of his letters. When it turns out Jack never receive his letters, things are resolved in the end. The thing I love about this show, is that things can be so emotional and moving one moment, but then just make you laugh out loud the next. This episode was a perfect example of that.moreless
  • brothers part two

    8.5
    In continuation to the season premiere, what this episode felt as was "Brothers" Part Two, since it dealt with the same issue. This episode was a bit better, I felt as though it was more emotional, and it was just more enjoyable to watch in general, both episodes were good regardless.



    What definitely was fun to watch about this episode was the different style this episode had. In documentary format, Cory does a film for his class, and films Shawn, Eric, and Shawn living together. What's starts out as a fun video project turns out to be more serious than that, when Shawn & Jack have serious problems. Topanga sees it, but Cory can't since he's behind the camera. It turns out Shawn always wanted a brother and he always felt as though Jack was ashamed of him when he never answered any of his letters. When it turns out Jack never receive his letters, things are resolved in the end. The thing I love about this show, is that things can be so emotional and moving one moment, but then just make you laugh out loud the next. This episode was a perfect example of that.moreless
  • brothers part two

    8.5
    In continuation to the season premiere, what this episode felt as was "Brothers" Part Two, since it dealt with the same issue. This episode was a bit better, I felt as though it was more emotional, and it was just more enjoyable to watch in general, both episodes were good regardless.



    What definitely was fun to watch about this episode was the different style this episode had. In documentary format, Cory does a film for his class, and films Shawn, Eric, and Shawn living together. What's starts out as a fun video project turns out to be more serious than that, when Shawn & Jack have serious problems. Topanga sees it, but Cory can't since he's behind the camera. It turns out Shawn always wanted a brother and he always felt as though Jack was ashamed of him when he never answered any of his letters. When it turns out Jack never receive his letters, things are resolved in the end. The thing I love about this show, is that things can be so emotional and moving one moment, but then just make you laugh out loud the next. This episode was a perfect example of that.moreless
Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

Jack Hunter (Seasons 5+)

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Eric Randall Matthews

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

Topanga Lawrence-Matthews (Seasons 2+)

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

Cornelius A. 'Cory' Matthews

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Shawn Patrick Hunter

Lindsay Ridgeway

Lindsay Ridgeway

Morgan Matthews (Seasons 4+)

Meghann Haldeman

Meghann Haldeman

Wendy

Guest Star

Ryan Gesell

Ryan Gesell

Larry

Guest Star

Trina McGee-Davis

Trina McGee-Davis

Angela Shinaynay Moore

Recurring Role

Blake Clark

Blake Clark

Chet Hunter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Eric: The day Eric Matthews calls it a night at 7 o'clock, is the day he leaves the business.

    • Mr. Feeny: An excellent start on your documentary, Mr. Matthews.
      Cory: What?
      Mr. Feeny: Yes, excellent. I said excellent, and I was talking about something you did. I don't know what came over me.

    • Shawn: You have 5 minutes of me in the shower. You can't use that!
      Cory: It's for the European version. If I don't get into NYU, my next choice is Sweden YU.

    • Mr. Feeny: I would simply suggest, that this being your senior year, and NYU having a wonderful film program; that this student film could be your foot in the door to a fine university.
      Cory (to Topanga): This film could be my foot!

    • Cory: Mr Feeny; you really think that I made a good film?
      Mr. Feeny: Uh, no. I think The Graduate was a good film.

    • Angela: No offense, Cory; but your project looks like you ripped off that show on MTV, The Real World.
      Cory: I have no knowledge of this "Real World", of which you speak. My "Real World", is the real "Real World".

    • Cory: And all through my life, everyone's always asked me, "What do you want to be when you grow up, young whipper-snapper?"
      Topanga: Who talks like that?
      Cory: Crazy people.

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Mr. Feeny: I think The Graduate was a good film.

      William Daniels, who portrayed Mr. Feeny, starred as Mr. Braddock in the 1967 film, The Graduate.

    • Title: Boy Meets Real World

      The "Real World" mentioned in the episode's title refers to MTV show of the same name, who's premise and editing style is similar to that in Cory's film.

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