Boy Meets World

Season 6 Episode 4

Friendly Persuasion

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 19, 1998 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Angela and Shawn break up, Cory makes it his mission to put them back together. He is hurt, however, when finds out that Angela doesn't consider him a real friend.
Meanwhile, Mr. Feeny returns and enrolls in a psychology course at Pennbrook.

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  • perfect

    what i liked- Cory finally gaining the courage to go in the co-ed bathroom, Cory trying to get Angela to be friends with him, Feeny being in Eric, Jack, and Rachel's class, Feeny realizing setting/environment in fact do have to do with behavior.

    Good episode. Lot of humor and a good plot.
  • Great!

    Angela and Shawn break up. Cory tries to maintain a friendship with Angela. Cory works up courage to go into the co-ed bathroom. Mr. Feeny becomes a student in Eric, Jack and Rachel's class. While giving a presentation, Mr. Feeny's teacher side takes over and he talks to Dean Bolander like a student. Dean Bolander offers him a job as a teacher there.

    This was a great episode! When Eric did the Feeny Call, it was awesome! I also think that the co-ed bathrooms are a little weird. I'm glad that Cory and Angela can stay friends! This episode gets a 10!moreless
  • Shawn and Angela break up!!

    When Shawn and Angela break up and Cory tries to help, Angela tells him that she wasn't his friend in the first place. Cory goes to talk to Angela and discovers that Shawn wanted to break up and not Angela. When Cory discovers that Angela didn't even tell Topanga that, he knows that they are truly friends. Meanwhile, Mr. Feeny goes to the college as a student, but that doesn't turn out exactly as planed, as he still feels like a teacher. I loved the feeny call!!! Eric is so funny! I feel bad for Angela, but I'm glad that her and Cory really are friends! This was a great episode!! I'm just a little sorry there isn't that much of Eric in this episode.moreless
  • Shawn and Angelia break up, Cory and Angelia become "friends" and Feeny is in the classroom again ... as a student.

    Feeny as a student? This thought made everyone think the same thing ... Boy Meets World has finally jumped the shark .... However this is just a setup to show how he can never stop being a teacher. At the end of the episode he is pretty much offered a professoring job, allowing him to stay on the show and not make it corny! On the other side of the show, Shawn and Angelia break up so they (really Shawn) can get a "true" college experiecne. In the wake of the break up Angelia believes that her and Cory's friendship was based on her and Shawns relationship. He sets out to prove this wrong and it eventually takes his overcoming the coed bathrooms to prove this to her. This episodes is great for devoloping Angelia's character from "Shawn's girl" to "One of the gang" It also introduces the Dean and Feeny's future love intrest (and real life wife!)moreless
  • Angela and Shawn break up, and she reveals to Cory that they were never really friends. Cory has to try hard to show her that they are, including getting over his fear of co-ed bathrooms. Through this episode, Angela and Cory become friends.moreless

    This episode is a great episode not just of BMW, but all tv shows. Even though you don't always see characters hang out, and really don't share special moments, everyone is best friends. What they did with Angela and Cory was great. Not really being friends, and them, after all this time actually sharing a moment and becoming friends was great. It was well written and as if its real, because let's face it. We often hang out with people that aren't really are friends, but are their through someone else. So what happens when they break up, or your mutual friend moves. You realise whats really between you, and sometimes you need to fix it. The show didn't keep Angela and Cory still friends, they did this episode to explain why they would still be hanging out. Afterall, if they are even hanging out together, its through Shawn typically (and Topanga, didn't really mention that though, but whatever)moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Dean Bolander: Now, for this study, you will each need to choose a partner.
      Eric:(interrupting) I call Jack!
      Jack: What are you doing?
      Eric: I knew you'd ask Rachel to be your partner, so I got to you before you could get to her!
      Jack: Why didn't you just ask Rachel before I got the chance?
      Eric: It's hard to say. You know, I don't have a lot of control over what goes on up here. (pointing to his head with a pen)

    • Shawn: I've never met anybody while I was making out. Except one night, but that was a fluke.

    • Topanga: Let it go!
      Cory: Oh, do I ever let anything go?

    • Eric (to Jack): Oh don't even! Feeny moved to Wyoming, OK. I have closed that chapter in my life and I've opened up a new one. And you know what I call that chapter, Jack? "Chapter five".

    • Rachel (to Mr. Feeny): Eric talks about you all the time. It is such a pleasure to finally meet Eric's grandpa.
      Mr. Feeny (to Eric): Your what?
      Eric (shyly): Maybe someday.

    • Cory (to Shawn): What do you care about naked girls? You have your own naked girl. I mean, she has the potential to be naked at some point in her career.

    • Eric: In conclusion - watches, chocolate, cheese. Ladies and gentleman we give you the swiss.
      Jack (embarrassed): Eric, we were supposed to prove something!
      Dean Bolander (dryly): He did.

    • Eric: You think that that kid's Feeny?
      Jack: Yeah, I'm pretty sure.
      Eric: OK, let's test him. I'm gonna ask him a question that only Feeny would know the answer to. (to Mr. Feeny) Are you George Feeny?
      Mr. Feeny: It's me, you moron.
      Eric: Correct!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Although credited, Betsy Randle (Amy Matthews), Lindsay Ridgeway (Morgan Matthews) and William Russ (Alan Matthews) do not appear in this episode.


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