Boy Meets World

Season 5 Episode 20

Starry Night

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Apr 03, 1998 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Topanga goes to an art exhibit with Angela instead of Cory, she meets a charming and sensitive guy that threatens to break-up Cory and Topanga forever.

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  • Cory and Topanga were supposed to see a Van Gogh exhibit together, but since they are broken up Topanga goes with Angela. There she meets a guy with whom she spends the whole day and subsequent evening only to have him reaffirm her true feelings for Corymoreless

    This episode never fails to make me cry and I've seen it just about a dozen times. My favorite line in the whole episode is right after Cory and Topanga get back together and kiss Topanga says, "Boy, I sure felt that one." This episode is the perfect blend of comedy and poignancy. The only thing that is a little too far fetched is the fact that Topanga needed an experience almost exactly like Cory's to know that what happened between Cory and Lauren didn't mean a thing. If anyone has trust issues it's definitely Topanga. That being said, This is far an away my favorite episode of the entire series and in my opinion one of if not the best episode of a 90's sitcom ever. Cory and Topanga are television royalty!moreless
  • starry night

    topanga goes out with a sweet intellectual guy she met. she enjoys the date, but what will happen when she and him kiss? is this the end of cory and topanga, forever?

    good episode and the ending with topanga and cory getting back together is definitely one of the best endings of the entire series. the overall episode did not have many laughs, but it did have a good, interesting, and sad plot that made me want to just see how it ended. and so because of all this, the overall grade for the episode, from me, is an A+moreless
  • In appreciation of Van Gough's "Starry Night."

    Although I did feel that they focused too much on the painting in this episode, this episode was very memorable. And it had some lines that were just moving in general. In the wake of Cory & Topanga's breakup, Topanga meets Ricky Ferris. He asks her out on a date, right after , they spend the whole day talking to each other about Van Gough's painting: "Starry Night" They end up kissing on their date. Does this strike you as familar? That's right folks, it's the exact same situation Cory went through with Lauren. I think the writers realized the only way Topanga was going to take Cory back is if she had to go through some self realization by going through the same situation Cory did.

    When Topanga goes out with Ricky, everyone starts to lose hope for Cory and Topanga, even Shawn. The problem with his episode is that there was only one thing going on. All it was for the most part, is everyone talking about the painting until the eventful end of course, which made up for it. The script was amazing, I just felt as though they put too much emphasis on the painting. By the end, Topanga takes Cory back when she realizes she is in love with him. I'm sure that made a lot of fans happy, which made this episode really great as a whole, even though it had it's flaws.moreless
  • My favorite episode!

    I loved this episode because I think that Cory and Topanga are a really cute couple and I was very happy to see that they got back together as a couple. I have never seen a couple quite like Cory and Topanga. They always stay loyal to each other and they have so much in common and they just totally belong together. When they broke up in "Torn Between Two Lovers" I was devastated because I didn't think that they would ever get back together, but when I saw this episode I was happy again. Overall, this is probably my favorite episode of Boy Meets World.moreless
  • I loved it so much!

    Topanga goes to an art exhibit with Angela and meets a boy there. He is cute and has a passion for art. He asks her out. Angela tells Shawn and Shawn tells Cory and also says that he's throwing in the towel. Cory still has faith in him and Topanga. While on her date, he kisses her. Topanga realizes that she's in love with Cory and they get back together!

    This was a great episode! They are finally back together! I loved Cory's determination and faith in their relationship. That was really cool. I give this episode a 10 out of 10!moreless
Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

Jack Hunter (Seasons 5+)

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Eric Randall Matthews

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

Topanga Lawrence-Matthews (Seasons 2+)

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

Cornelius A. 'Cory' Matthews

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Shawn Patrick Hunter

Lindsay Ridgeway

Lindsay Ridgeway

Morgan Matthews (Seasons 4+)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Jonathan Jackson (Ricky) is the brother of actor Richard Lee Jackson, who appeared as Kenny three episodes earlier in, And Then There Was Shawn.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Cory:Don't tell me how I feel about you, alright? I know how I feel about you. And she kissed me!
      Topanga: Oh! And you moved away? What did you do to stop her?
      Cory: Nothing! Nothing! I said "Kiss me, baby-sweetie! Kill the relationship with the person I care about more than anything, and make me miserable for the rest of my horrible life!" That's what I said!

    • Shawn: Cor, what I'm about to tell you is gonna make you wanna kill me.
      Cory: I'm not going to kill you, Shawn. It takes too much time to break in a new best friend.

    • Ricky (to Topanga): You ended my little league career. Hit me with a fastball so hard, right on the left cheek, I think I still have a mark there. You don't want to see that.
      Angela: I do.

    • Cory: This city is a cultural vacuum, my friend.
      Shawn: That's why my people settled here.

    • Topanga (about Ricky): You know what I felt when I kissed him?
      Angela: Yeah, I probably do.
      Topanga: Nothing!
      Angela: What?
      Topanga: I called him today to let him know I can never see him again.
      Angela: You did?
      Topanga: Because I'm in love, Angela! I don't mean high school 'I love you, I love you, too' I mean, I am in love with Cory Matthews. And I wanna be! There's no one else in the world for me and there never will be. I'm taken!

  • NOTES (0)


    • TItle: Starry Night

      This episode's title refers to Vincent Van Gough's painting of the same name, viewed by Topanga at the Art Museum.