Boy Meets World

Season 7 Episode 4

No Such Thing as a Sure Thing

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 15, 1999 on ABC

Episode Recap

The big game between Pennbrook and the Amish is coming up and their star player, Jerry Mungo, may be ineligible to play. Everyone realizes that without Mungo, Pennbrook doesn't stand a chance of winning. The only problem is that Mungo is even dumber than Eric, and he needs a 65 to pass Mr. Feeny's class. With this knowledge, Jack goes back to his old gambling habits and bets a 'dime' on the Amish. Eric, feeling outdone, also places a 'dime' on the Amish. Eric soon regrets his decision when he learns that a dime is gambling lingo for $1000.

To find out the odds of Mungo playing, Eric tests Mr. Feeny's commitment to academia by asking if he would make an exception. Mr. Feeny flatly refuses to make any exceptions because he despises the fact that Mungo was given a free ride to college because he can score a touchdown. This has Eric feeling confident, so he bets another $4000 on the Amish, thinking that Pennbrook losing is a sure thing.

On game day, Eric quickly realizes that there is no such thing as a sure thing when Mr. Feeny announces that Jerry Mungo will play. Mr. Feeny tells Eric that what he said to him made him realize how low school spirit and overall morale was, so he took it upon himself to help Mungo study, and pass the test so he could participate in the game. Eric and Jack immediately begin to worry about how they are going to pay the bookie when they lose.

In the meantime, Cory thinks that he and Topanga will never be a couple again after several failed attempts on his part to convince her that they belong together. Angela finds out that the reason behind it is that she doesn't want to end up like her parents, who are getting a divorce. With the help of her mother Rhiannon, Angela convinces Topanga that she can't worry about what may or may not happen in the future. Topanga tells Cory what she realized and the two get back together.