Boy Meets World

Season 5 Episode 6

No Guts, No Cory

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 07, 1997 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When a Salem the cat uses a time ball to transport the gang back to the World War II era, Cory must ship out, leaving Topanga behind.

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  • 1940s.

    Other than this episode being extremely weird, I enjoyed it in some places.

    "Well Shawn marrying Topanga... this is weird." - Feeny. Definitely the understatement of this entire episode. We've had flashbacks in time before, but never like this where all the character were from that time, not one character being from the future. So that's what made this episode different.

    After Sabrina from Sabrina the Teenage Witch guest starred on the show in the last episode, we end up getting her cat in this episode. He was completely unrelated to any of the other plots that we're going on, it's like why was he even there? He was just so unnecessary and it really brought the episode's rating down. A look back on the 1940s when World War II was going on, Cory is put in a tough situation when he has to leave the woman he loves for war. Shawn ends up trying to marry her as Cory's last dying wish since everyone thinks that Cory is dead. But he isn't dead, he just got memory loss. This definitely did not feel like a BMW episode, so that's why I'm not so sure if I enjoyed it very much. It just wasn't this show's style.moreless
  • Back in time...

    Salem takes the gang back in time. Cory, Shawn and Alan are in the war. After Cory goes missing, Amy has hope he is still alive. As well as Topanga, who is waiting for Cory to return. If he doesn't, Cory has ordered Shawn to marry her. Eric and Jack search for Cory in France, where they find him. He has lost his memory and has met another girl, but Topanga helps him remember.

    This episode was really good! It was pretty historic and very good! The storyline was pretty good and it was funny! This episode gets a 9.0 out of 10!moreless
  • Salem wreaks havoc in Penbrook

    This episode is hilarious, random, yes, but hilarious at the same time. Cory is transported back to World War II and ends up losing his memory and becoming an artist. Cory is being funny as usual in this episode acting totally crazy in French and his art is amazing. Him asking Shawn to marry Topanga is very funny because it seems like something he would do and when she shows up in Paris to take Cory back it is hilarious. Also the parts with Amy were so her and feeny was being feeny in the present and the past. The whole thing with Salem coming from Sabrina was funny and maybe it was a ratings ploy, but it still makes me laugh.moreless
Nick Bakay

Nick Bakay

Voice of Salem

Guest Star

Kevin Brief

Kevin Brief


Guest Star

Brook Lee

Brook Lee

Dime-A-Dance Girl

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • At the beginning of the episode Mr. Feeny tells the class that the United States entered World War 2 on December 7th, 1941 as FDR said, "A day that will live in infamy." This is a misquote as FDR actually said, "A date which will live in infamy."

    • When Mr. Feeny announces that the United States is at war, he and the students are at school, which implies it was a weekday. December 7, 1941, the day of the Attack on Pearl Harbor, and the day the USA joined the war, was a Sunday.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Cory forgets his books on his desk as he leaves, talking to Topanga.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Eric: I wish I was going with you, Jack. Fighting the good fight.
      Jack: You would've made a great soldier. I would've loved to have you by my side.
      Eric: You still can, pal. Here. (unfolds an 8x10) It's a picture of me. I want you to take it with you. Put it in the foxhole, over your bed.
      Jack: People will talk.
      Eric: I know. That's a great picture.

    • Eric: Everybody's doing their part in this war. I want to help. I'm going back to that recruitment office and tell them that a little case of flat feet isn't gonna stop Eric Matthews from fighting those evil Canadians.
      Alan: I have a feeling it's not the flat feet.

    • Amy: Oh no. Surely the army can make due without at least one of my men!
      Eric: They wouldn't take me. I have flat feet and I'm too ticklish. Apparently I'm a torture risk.

    • Shawn: Cory, we're going down to enlist. Uncle Sam wants us. I wasn't gonna go but he was pointing right at me.

    • Topanga: You know, he asked her to marry him on December 7th, 1941.
      Cory: Wait, I know that date. Help me out here.
      Shawn: Pearl Harbor. "The day that will live in infamy". Feeny was just talking about it.
      Cory: You listened to Feeny.
      Shawn: Oh my God! I listened to Feeny!

    • Topanga: Wait, I object. I can't do this. Cory is alive, I can feel it. When you love somebody you just know.
      Amy: I know. That's why I sent Eric.
      Morgan: Mom, think about what you just said.

    • Mr. Feeny: Shawn marrying Topanga...this is weird. On the other hand, who would have thought that as principal, I could perform marriages?

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was part of a special edition of TGIF. Four Friday night sitcoms Sabrina the Teenage Witch, this show, You Wish and Teen Angel were loosely connected by a running plot, in which Salem the cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch transported the respective casts into different decades. You Wish and Teen Angel were the other two shows.


    • Episode Title: No Guts, No Cory

      The title is a play on the saying, "No guts, no glory," which means one can go far in life only by taking risks.

    • Mr. Feeny: Why aren't you down at the factory with Rosie and the other ladies?

      Posters featuring "Rosie the Riveter", were part of a government campaign to encourage women to help with the war effort.