Boy Meets World

Season 5 Episode 6

No Guts, No Cory

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • Additional credit:
      Salem Puppets by: Animal Makers

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.