Boy Meets World

Season 5 Episode 4

Fraternity Row

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 24, 1997 on ABC

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  • This was a turning point in Shawn's life.

    In this episode Shawn visits a college philosophy class and finds out he's pretty good at it. I think this is the first time he realizes he really has a chance to succeed in college. Mr. Feeny seems to turn his back on Shawn, but he's really allowing Shawn to make his own choices, a sign of growing up. Shawn chooses to skip his high school classes so he can attend college courses, and Mr. Feeny has no choice but to suspend him. Cory's not ready to let Shawn go, though, and tries to convince him to come back to his classes at John Adams. Finally, it's the college professor that convinces Shawn to return to high school. He gives Shawn an F on his paper because, even though he has some really good insights, the mechanics...spelling, grammer, etc., are lacking. In fact, the whole paper is written in one sentence. The show's writers did well in showing the importance of finishing high school, and didn't do it in a preachy way. Meanwhile, Eric and Jack's fraternity scam was funny, but really turns hilarious when Ted Lange and Bernie Kopel of The Love Boat show up. The tag at the end of the show, where The Matthews family has, in essence, trapped the two men in their home is very funny. I love to see Ben Savage's funny, over-the-top laugh he shows in this scene.