Boy Meets World

Season 4 Episode 4

Fishing for Virna

1
Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 11, 1996 on ABC
8.7
out of 10
User Rating
77 votes
5

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Shawn's mother is back in town. She's staying in a motel across from the trailer park, but she won't come home until she knows that Chet wants to work to make a real, healthy family. Meanwhile, Cory learns to appreciate loved ones when Brenda the lunch lady passes away.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
4:00pm
ABCFAM
4:30pm
ABCFAM
5:00pm
ABCFAM
5:30pm
ABCFAM
6:00pm
ABCFAM
Friday
12:00pm
MTV2
12:30pm
MTV2
2:00pm
MTV2
2:30pm
MTV2
3:00pm
MTV2
4:00pm
ABCFAM
Saturday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • perfect

    10
    shawn and chet learn virna is close to them and is spying on them. she refuses to come back to them until she knows chet wants to be a family. cory has to cope with the unexpected death of the lunchroom lady, Brenda.



    i loved this episode a lot. it was funny and often times, sad, like when it is announced brenda dies (even though we like just met her in this episode i think, still sad). overall a pretty good episode from the series' 4th season, this episode gets a A+ from me, an all around perfect episode methinksmoreless
  • Great!

    9.5
    Shawn sees his mother, Virna! Shawn and Chet want her to come home. The lunch lady dies and Cory and Topanga are shocked. No one really appreciated what she did, serving them food. Amy makes breakfast for everyone, but they all run out the door. She feels unappreciated. Cory eats with her the third time. Virna comes home and the Hunters are happy! Frankie asks if Chet and Shawn could babysit his little brother.



    I felt really bad for Amy when everyone just ignored her breakfast. It was touching seeing Cory sit down and thanking her breakfast. This episode gets a 9.5!moreless
  • virna returns and cory tries to re-unite the hunter family

    9.0
    when virna returns to town and is spying on shawn and chet from across the turnpike, cory tries to re-unite them, but virna thinks she has failed as a mother, and the torn apart family is hesitant. this is a very important milestone for the hunters. it is also an emotional episode, because of virna etc. and brenda, the school lunchlady, passing away and the funeral home scene and everything. but overall, it still has some humor (not as much as some other eps) and its good.moreless
  • A very pivotal episode for the hunter family

    10
    I like this episode a lot because it offers an in depth view into the relationship of both shawn and his father and shawn and his mother. Of course Shawn wouldn\'t be without his faithful friend Cory, always there to lend a helping hand. I also like the role frankie and his little brother(I forget his name, let\'s call him mini frankie)play in this episode, with the funny side bar story about stealing shampoo. You start to see Shawn struggling to connect with his father, and to help re-unite his parents. This further the struggle shawn has with his father and his upbringing, which continues to play it self out throughout the entire show. Plus Shawn is my favorite character 9except feeny, shh don\'t tell anyone).moreless
  • Important, serious episode

    7.0
    This episode is special because, for the first time ever, we get to see Shawn's mother, Virna. Virna had been mentioned many times before, and she was an important part of many plotlines; but up to this point, she had never been seen.



    This episode has never been my favorite because it isn't particularly funny. The other plotline of the episode is that the sweet, old cafeteria lady at Cory's school dies.



    This episode is more serious than average, but it is done very well. The last scene, in particular, is actually quite touching. Ben Savage gives one of his best performances in this episode.moreless
Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Eric Randall Matthews

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Anthony Tyler Quinn

Jonathan Turner (Seasons 2 - 4)

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+)

E.J. de la Pena

E.J. de la Pena

Herman Stechino

Guest Star

Loretta Jean

Loretta Jean

Brenda

Guest Star

Mike Grief

Mike Grief

Mort

Guest Star

Blake Clark

Blake Clark

Chet Hunter

Recurring Role

Ethan Suplee

Ethan Suplee

Francis Albert 'Frankie' 'The Enforcer' Stechino Jr.

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Eric: Hey, dad. Do you mind closing up the store for me tonight. I got a date with sweet Sinda.
      Alan: Why do you talk like that. Why can't you just say the young ladies name; Cindy.
      Eric: Because, her name's Sinda.

    • Frankie: I am here with a heavy heart to reveal that somebody has something he would like to return to you.
      (Herman steps up and pulls a shampoo bottle from behind his back)
      Chet: Of all the valuable things we have in this trailer, and you steal our shampoo? What kind of little weird thief are you?
      Herman: I am sorry for my transgression, and the betrayal of your trust. With that said, I return your "Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific".
      Chet: You used some, didn't you?
      Herman: I am shame faced.

    • Chet: Uh-oh.
      Shawn: What's the matter?
      Chet: Boy, I could never lie to you. So I'll just tell you the truth. Your momma exploded.

    • (Cory is leaving the motel room)
      Virna: Shawn's got a good friend.
      Cory: Yeah, well; he's got a good mom too. Lucky guy.

    • Frankie (to his brother): If I do not outrun the trucks, here's my watch. It is a little slow. I hope I am not.

    • Cory: Eight lanes and not one stinking island! I mean, you gotta be Moses to get across that highway!

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less