Boy Meets World

Season 4 Episode 12

Easy Street

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Dec 13, 1996 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Shawn and Cory get jobs over winter break, in order to buy Christmas presents. When Shawn informs Cory that his new, cushy job isn't exactly legal, Cory quits. Shawn, who's job at the docks is terrible, takes over, hoping to make some easy money before he quits too. However, Shawn finds it difficult to leave.
Meanwhile, Eric says he'll drive Lonnie 500 miles to be with her family for Christmas.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • superb

    What I liked: Shawn and Cory sleeping in Turner's class, Shawn challenging Turner on everything he says (What if I choose not to do the assignment?), Lonnie lying to Eric about her having to strip both of them naked when he was unconscious in the car, and his reaction (Oh great, I'm awake for the soup), amongst other moments.

    What this episode did well, like so many other episodes from this show, was combine humor with emotion. All the parts above were humorous, and the ending, with Shawn and Cory talking, was pretty emotional. That's why this show is so great, to me, is because they combine humor with emotion and it makes the episodes really entertaining. This isn't one of my favorite episodes of the series, or even the season from which it came, but it still is a pretty amazing episode. B+/A- is my final grademoreless
  • It was okay!

    Cory gets a great job that has lots of benefits. When Shawn tells him that he's working for the mob, Cory quits. Shawn then takes the job so he can buy presents for his family and friends. Cory talks him out of it. Eric promises Lonnie that he will take her to her family, but they get trapped in a blizzard. Lonnie saves Eric while he is unconscious.

    This was a good episode! For some reason, I didn't like it too much. I'm glad that Cory and Shawn got everything straightened out though! Eric and Lonnie were funny! This episode gets an 8.0!moreless
  • This was the season 4 Christmas episode and a real gift to fans.

    "Easy Street" starts off in Mr. Turner's class room with Topnaga reading a poem to the class. Cory and Shawn are sleeping as usual. Mr. Feeny comes in, and he and mr turner tag team cory and shawn. Mr. Turner talks to the guys about choices, and the effect they can have on your life. Shawn brushes it off, but soon learns this lesson when his job at the dock stinks!! Literally. Cory has a cushy job at a coffee shop, but quits when he learns his employers are mobsters. Shawn stays there to help out, and makes a lot of money, and starts to feel big. this is another of many times Shawn tries to skip out on school and do his own thing. On christmas eve shawn almost stands up cory and his family, but cory comes to the rescue again, and Shawn is there in the end for a touching family photo. This episode was great and probably one of the better holiday episodes. It helped develop Shawn's character more, and it had a rare season 4 Mr. Turner appearance.moreless
  • Great Christmas Episode

    This is a really great Christmas episode. There is a lot of humor and a surprisingly dramatic climax.

    First off, Buddy Hackett and Soupy Sales are hilarious. It is a blast watching them play mobsters!

    Lonnie and Eric's storyline is hilarious, too. I wish that Lonnie had been in more episodes. She and Eric play off each other perfectly.

    The dramatic climax where Shawn chooses to not deliver the box is very well played, and this whole scene really ends Shawn's struggle to be a "bad boy." Sure, he still pulls some pranks (like in the very next episode "B & B's B'n B"); but we know that he's not going to spend the rest of his life blowing up mailboxes. (See episode 17, "The Fugitive.")moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mr. Fountain: Sam at the bar has a tendency to run off at the mouth. I don't like tendencies. I don't like mouths.

    • (Shawn and Cory are sleeping in Turner's class, Shawn is snoring and Cory is making a yipping noise.)
      Feeny: Interesting, in my class, Mr. Hunter handles the yipping.
      Cory (wakes up): Shawn! It's both of 'em!
      Shawn: Oh no, now I don't know which class I slept through.

    • Eric: We're trapped in an icy tomb of frozen death!
      Lonnie: It's just four or five feet of dense pack. Don't panic.
      Eric: You're right. You're right. I work in a wilderness store. I sell survival equipment. I think I know what to do...Mark everything up thirty percent!

    • Cory: It was a car back-firing
      Shawn: Yeah, I guess it was.
      Cory: Then why are we on the ground?
      Shawn: Because it's fun and we do everything together.

    • Lonnie: You were shakin', and shiverin', and turnin' all blue; so there was only one thing left to do to survive.
      Eric: You ate my leg?

    • Mr. Fountain: Take this envelope; you go to the mailbox at 14th and Pine.
      Mr. Martini: And make sure no one sees you.
      Mr. Fountain: Nobody. Put this in there.
      Cory: OK, now you both know how I'm not one to ruffle feathers, but there is no mailbox at 14th and Pine.
      Mr. Fountain: Today, there's gonna be a mailbox at 14th and Pine.
      Mr. Martini: And Mr. Fountain is never wrong about mailbox placement.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Cory: Everytime I try and get out, they keep dragging me back.

      This is an allusion to a line by Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III