Boy Meets World

Season 5 Episode 19

Eric Hollywood

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Mar 20, 1998 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Eric confuses the words "niece" and "niche". This is a running gag that will continue in season 7.

    • At the end of the episode, Shawn says "Cory, Eric, guess what? I blew up another mailbox." By saying this, he is referring to season 1 episode 17, "The Fugitive," in which Shawn blows up the mailbox outside Alan's grocery store with a cherry bomb.

    • Although Ben Savage plays "Rory" in the parody sitcom, "Kid Get's Acquainted With Universe", Cory only has a few lines in this episode.

    • The show "Kid Gets Aquainted with the Universe" is an obvious self-parody of the series. The living room set is the same as the Matthews house. The actors' names are parodies of the Boy Meets World actors' names. Rider Strong is Schnyder Strong, and Ben Savage is Ben Sandwich.

  • Quotes

    • Eric: OK, in retrospect it might have been foolish of me to consider paste the nail's silent cousin; but you live, you learn.

    • Eric (trying out for the show): Ouchie-migouchie, little bro! If I can't find my lucky tube socks, I shall never pass the astronaut test!

    • Mr. Feeny: You call this a classroom? There are only 9 desks! Are we supposed to believe there are only 9 students in the whole class?
      Matt: Well, actually camera angles will make it appear to be more.
      Mr. Feeny: That's diabolical.

    • Alan: The real tragedy tonight is that William Shakespeare couldn't be here to see how good you are!
      Eric: Oh, he'll come tomorrow. I mean, we're here all week.
      Alan: Unbelievable.

    • Topanga (to Shawn): I care about being your friend. (Jack enters the room) Jack! What happened to your face?!
      Jack: Apparently she doesn't care about being my friend.

    • Eric: Prepare to die, Jedi master!

    • Shawn: You know he used to tell me how wonderful you were, but guys always say great things about their girlfriends until they break up. That's when the truth comes out. You know I've waited 15 years to find out what he really thinks about you. Do you wanna know what he thinks about you now that you're broken up?
      Topanga: Shawn, I don't want to talk about that. You know I just came here to tell you, that you are an unappreciative little jerk, and if you're so uncomfortable around me, that we can't be friends now that I'm not seeing Cory, then maybe we were never friend as at all. And I want you to tell me that to my face.
      Shawn: Now that you've broken up. He still tells me how wonderful you are. He's completely broken hearted over what he's lost.
      Topanga: So am I.
      Shawn: Cory's my best friend, but I wanna tell you to your face, that if I knew that you and I weren't friends anymore, it'd break my heart too.

  • Notes

  • Allusions