This is the first appearance of Angela Moore (Trina-McGee Davis). She will go on to date Shawn, off-and-on, for the remainder of the series.
Goof: When Mr. Feeny hands Cory his video tape, Cory leaves the classroom talking, and leaves the tape behind.
We learn that Jack and Shawn both lived in the same apartment, in southern Philadelphia, when they were young.
In this episode, Eric says he is 8 months older than Jack; but in And Then There Was Shawn, Jack says he is older.
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.
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.
When Wendy stops by she says that she is from apartment 3B. Every single girl that is mentioned from there on out says they are also from 3B.
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.