Boy Meets World

Season 7 Episode 16

Seven the Hard Way (2)

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 11, 2000 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Eric confused the words "niche" and "niece" in the alternate reality; he also got them confused in "I'm Gonna Be Like You, Dad" , and also confuses the two in "Eric Hollywood".

    • The first time Eric leaves the classroom, he says "Why didn't you write anything down?" to the others. But when the scene is replayed, he says "Why didn't anybody write anything down?" to the others.

    • At the end of this episode, Eric flings the door of the classroom open, runs out and picks up Rachel. He re-enters the classroom carrying her, puts her on the floor and sits on her. When the camera angle changes to a view from where the rest of the gang is sitting, the door of the classroom is clearly shut tight, even though Eric did not close it on the way in.

    • In City Slackers, when Shawn is reading Mr. Feeny's diary, he says that Mr. Feeny called in sick in 1961. However, in this episode, at Feeny's retirement party, it says: MR. FEENY BELOVED TEACHER 1964-2006.

  • Quotes

    • Rachel: What are you doing, Eric?!
      Eric: Look if there's bad feelings here then we have to work them out because that's what friends should do, now look I wrote something Rachel, please just read it before you go anywhere.
      Rachel: Lose one friend, Lose All Friends. Lose yourself.
      Corey: We're not gonna lose our friends, are we?
      Eric : We might, I mean what if Mr. Feeny's right, what if we don't fix this? What if this is the last time we're all together, is that a chance you're all willing to take?

    • Jack: Eric?
      Eric: No, not Eric. Not anymore.
      Jack: Uh huh. That's fine. That's just fine. (walks out the door, then back again) Okay. What is your name now?
      Eric: My name is Plays With Squirrels.
      Jack: Perfect. Even more insane.
      Eric: Insane? If giving away all your worldly posessions, renouncing society and learning how to purify and drink your own urine is insane. Mmm, yes, color me insane.

    • Mr. Feeny: Is there anyone special in your life?
      Shawn: Not yet.
      Mr. Feeny: Any prospects?
      Shawn: Not yet.
      Mr. Feeny: Are you happy?
      Shawn: Not yet.

    • Topanga: How can you possibly expect to keep us here against our will?
      Mr. Feeny: A minus
      Topanga: Well played, old man.

    • Cory: Eric? That's like 3000 pages long!
      Jack: No. 3000 BLANK pages. Only the first one has writing on it.
      Topanga: Well what does it say?
      Jack: Well. 'Lose one friend, lose all friends, lose yourself'.
      Shawn: So how come all the other pages are blank?
      Eric: Nothing else seemed important.

    • Eric: Feeny! Fee-hee-hee (coughs) I can't do it anymore!

    • Mr. Feeny: Mr. Matthews?
      Eric: Mr. Squirrels.
      Cory: Eric?
      Eric: Plays With.

    • Eric: I married a moose, we don't need counseling.

  • Notes

    • Although credited, Betsy Randle (Amy Matthews), Lindsay Ridgeway (Morgan Matthews) and William Russ (Alan Matthews) do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode was originally slated to be the series finale.

  • Allusions