Boy Meets World

Season 4 Episode 22

Learning to Fly

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Apr 25, 1997 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Eric passes up an interview at Pennbrook, to visit a sure thing at Beach State. When he realizes that Beach State won't challenge him, he has a tough choice to make.
Cory, Shawn and Topanga are supposed to go with Eric, but Topanga announces that her aunt won't let her be alone with Cory for a weekend. At Beach State, Cory meets Mary Beth who is attracted to him. When he finds out that Topanga lied about her reason for not going, Cory has a decision to make as well.moreless

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  • perfect season finale

    cory, shawn and topanga go with eric to Beach State, but Topanga announces at the last minute that she can't go. when cory finds out she lied, what will happen?

    eric realizes beach state will not challenge him as student and so he needs to make a choice: beach state, or Pennbrook. at the end, he gets accepted into Pennbrook!

    i like this episode. funny and it has a good plot for eric. and the end is really happy, with eric getting acceped. so, because of all this, i think it's only fair that my overall grade is an A+. perfectmoreless
  • Good!

    Cory, Shawn, and Eric visit a party college over the weekend. Topanga lies to Cory saying that her aunt said she couldn’t go. Cory meets a girl there who takes a liking to him. She tries to sleep with him, but he resists. Topanga confesses that she didn’t trust herself and she was afraid that she and Cory might do something that they’ll regret. Cory learns that Topanga is worth waiting for. Eric is accepted into Pennbrook! This was a good episode! I thought that Cory made the right decision in not being with Mary Beth. I thought Shawn’s dream was funny! He was reciting all the things. This was a good episode and sex is definitely worth the wait, until marriage. This episode gets a 9 out of 10!moreless
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Brigitta Dau


Guest Star

Lisa Dean Ryan

Lisa Dean Ryan

Mary Beth

Guest Star

Sandra Lafferty

Sandra Lafferty

Mrs. Blutemann

Guest Star

Bonnie Bartlett

Bonnie Bartlett

Dean Bolander

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Eric stands up while talking to the Pennbrook dean and the camera pans up with him, the boom mic can be seen for half a second before it is pulled back up and out of frame.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Mary Beth: Am I making you nervous?
      Cory: Nervous? No, no! Not if there's gonna be a clown.

    • Julie: Good afternoon, Mrs. Blutemann.
      Mrs. Blutemann: Yah? It is always good afternoon when there are no boys.

    • Cory: Did you know Topanga lied to me?
      Eric: Then she had this coming. And Mary Beth is beautiful, and she's here, and no one's ever gonna know about it. Except for Mary Beth. And you.
      Cory: You know, Eric, we had this whole weekend planned out, okay? Why didn't Topanga want to come with me?
      Eric: And tomorrow Mary Beth will be gone. And so will sixteen years of a good relationship with somebody you really care about. Somebody you love. Somebody who's worth waiting for.

    • Topanga: Sure, you know you're a very sexy boy, Cory.
      Cory: Really, I'm a sexy boy. Thanks. Can't wait to tell Shawn.

    • (Mary Beth Pushes Cory onto the bed)
      Cory: I can counter that move. See, I'm on the wrestling team.
      (shoves Cory back down)
      Mary Beth: So am I.

    • Cory: I am very flattered but uh I do have a girlfriend, you know. Her name is Topanga.
      Mary Beth: Topanga? Sounds like a freeway exit.

    • Mary Beth: You're a sensitive guy.
      Cory: Yeah well, I wear a lot of light colors, so.

    • Eric: Who was that?
      Julie: The house Mom. She catches you, she'll boot me out of the sorority. See, boys aren't allowed upstairs...
      Shawn and Julie: Especially not in the bedrooms.
      Cory: How did you know she was gonna say that?
      Shawn: My Dream, It's exactly my dream.
      Shawn and Eric: I don't want be in your dreams!

    • Amy: We're okay with you going overnight with Topanga. We just want to make sure we're clear on the sleeping arrangements.
      Cory: Ah, Interesting. A little concern on the part of parents. You're worried Cory may get a little freaky this weekend.
      Alan: Anythin happens to Topanga, I'll kill you.
      Cory: You like her better than me
      (Alan nods yes)

    • Alan: This is like a real college, right? Because we're looking over this letter from the admissions office, and there are an awful lot of typos in it
      Eric: Show me one! (reads from letter) "Yours Truly, the Bean of Admissions" Yeah? So? It's a very difficult school to get into. They don't just let anybody in.
      (Shawn enters)
      Shawn: Oh! I am so psyched about this road trip. Beach State's been recruiting me since Kindergarten. My Dad's good friends with the Bean.

  • NOTES (1)

    • First appearance of Bonnie Bartlett as Dean Bolander. She will go on to guest star in season 6 and get married to Mr. Feeny (Bonnie's real-life husband William Daniels)


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