Boy Meets World

Season 4 Episode 3

I Ain't Gonna Spray Lettuce No More

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 04, 1996 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Alan quits his job without discussing it with Amy, she promises that she too will make a unilateral decision that affects the entire family, and tell him about it afterward. Meanwhile, Shawn teaches Cory to be poor, just in case.

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  • good

    alan quits his job without discussing it with amy, who then decides that she can make a big decision which affects the entire family. alan tries picking a new job, and cory is worried they are going to be poor, so he has shawn teach him how to cope with being poor. in the end amy buys a store for alan to own and work for.

    good episode. pretty funny (the lines about a monkey working at the gap), and it was good development for alan. overall a nice episode from season 4, this episode gets a B from memoreless
  • I liked it a lot!

    Alan quits his job without discussing it with Amy. He has to look for a new one. Cory thinks that they're going to be poor. Shawn tries to help him. Eric and Alan go camping. Mr. Feeny tells them of a wilderness store. It turns out that the owner is selling his store. Amy buys it for Alan.

    This was a really good episode! I think that the store will be a good thing for the Matthews! I loved the Cory/Shawn storyline. I wish Topanga was in it more. This great episode gets a 9.5 out of 10 from me!moreless
  • Great episode with an important plot development.

    This episode is quite good. It has lots of humor, but it is also serious in places.

    This episode is important because it is in this episode that Alan quits his job as grocery store manager and buys a sporting goods store. (The former owner, by the way, is longtime actor Dick O'Neill). This is one of the funnier episodes. Cory's trying to deal with his supposed "poverty" and Eric's suggestions for a new career for Alan keep the laughs coming.

    The scene in which Cory and Shawn volunteer for experiments gives the viewer an idea of just how crazy the show will become.moreless
Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Eric Randall Matthews

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+)

William Russ

William Russ

Alan Matthews

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In this episode, Mr. Feeny says that he does not fish. However, before a fishing trip in season 1, he helped Alan show Cory and Shawn how to use the fishing rod. Also, later on in the show, during his attempt at retirement, Mr. Feeny spends all of his time fishing.

    • Shawn gets mad at Cory for eating meat. In real life Rider Strong is a vegetarian.

    • Morgan needs $25 for school pictures; yet when she reaches into her father's wallet, she only pulls out one bill.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Shawn: My dear, sweet Cory. There's no shame. There's two types of people in this world: people like you, who always manage to get bye; and people like me, that were lucky enough to have people like you in their lives.

    • Cory: Mom, it was the weirdest thing. Last night I'm walking by the Gap; they got a monkey selling jeans.
      Eric: I gave them that idea!
      Cory: Well, next time you go out for a job, wear a diaper and smoke a cigar. People like that.

    • Cory: Oh, Dad. Keep your wallet open; I got pictures too.
      Alan: What grade are you in?
      Cory: Eleventh.
      Alan: We got enough of you.

    • Cory: So, now my future depends on a Bavarian named Ogner. Shawn warned me about this.

    • Eric: Hey, you hear that? I'm going to be responsible for the well-being of this family!
      Cory: Bye-bye house.

    • Shawn: You're my friend and I'm gonna teach you how to be poor.
      Cory: Would ya?
      Shawn: Well, it's not gonna be easy. You come from a world of many pants.

    • Shawn: Oh, you had it easy, all right. You, with your breakfasts in the morning, your lunches in the afternoon, your dinners at night. Eaters! You're eaters!

    • Shawn: Wow; and to think, you were my only rich friend.
      Cory: Comfortable; never rich.
      Shawn: Indoor plumbing? Rich.

    • Eric: Hey, Dad; how great is this? I'm going to be working for you.
      Amy: I'm glad you feel that way, Eric, because uh, we're going to have to tap into your college fund, for the down payment.
      Eric: Hey, Dad; how great is this? You're going to be working for me.

    • Mr. Feeny: Might I suggest, for the sake of communal bliss, that you outfit yourselves with one of those two person sleeping bags that are currently on discount at Kimball's.
      Alan: George, you rascal! How do you know about those?
      Mr. Feeny: I go camping. I don't fish. You do the math.

    • Shawn: You sound sincere; but let me ask you one question. When was the last time you slept inside?
      Cory: Last night.
      Shawn: I can't work with you.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Mr. Feeny : I'm a teacher, not a heart surgeon.

      William Daniels played a heart surgeon on the hit drama, St. Elsewhere, which ran from 1982 until 1988.

    • Episode Title: I Ain't Gonna Spray Lettuce No More

      The title refers to the African American Spiritual, "Down by the Riverside." The chorus states, "I ain't gonna study war no more."