Boy Meets World

Season 1 Episode 8

Teacher's Bet

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Nov 19, 1993 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Cory insists that teaching is easy in comparison to learning, Mr. Feeny agrees to temporarily switch roles on a bet, allowing Cory to handle social studies for one week.

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  • this episode wow

    Gives me chills especially when cory teaches for the first time who knew that would be his future anyway he got everyone to listen to his lesson and made his point also it was funny cause wwas the student
  • Bet

    Cory and Feeny make a bet, Feeny being the student and Cory teaching social studies for one week. If more students pass then usual Cory wins. If not Feeny wins. At first Cory doesn't care and he lets the students goof off all day. But soon he realizes that all people need an education when someone makes fun of Eric's new girlfriend. So he teaches a lesson in school, and at the end of the week, the same number of students passed as usual.

    A good episode with a good message, one of their best from the whole series I thinkmoreless
  • An amazing episode!

    Cory and Mr. Feeny switch roles for a bet. Cory becomes the teacher for a week and Mr. Feeny becomes a student. The bet is if more students pass the test than usual, then Mr. Feeny will give one fifth of his weekly paycheck. If more students fail than normal, then Cory must give Mr. Feeny his bike. They are reading The Diary of Anne Frank, a book on prejudice. Morgan loves Eric's new Asian girlfriend, Linda. At first, Cory lets his students do whatever they want. Linda gets called a bad name because of her race and Cory realizes what he is teaching. He becomes more serous about prejudice and wants his students to learn about it. After the test, it's a tie as the same amount of students passed and failed. I loved this episode because it teached how prejudice can really hurt someone. I give this episode a 10!moreless
  • This is a well written, well thought out episode.

    Cory and Shawn are critizing Mr. feeny as a teacher, and claim his job is easy. Later in class, cory restates his opinion to Mr. Feeny. Mr. feeny then makes a bet with cory, who can be the more effective teacher. The bet is cory's bike vs. 1/5 of feeny's paycheck. At frst cory is very lex with the class, and let's everyone have a free-for-all. He totally ignores the reading assignement, thinking predjucie is outdated. When eric's new girlfriend Linda is instulted at the mall, cory learns the invaluable lesson that predjuice is sadly still present even today. He gets the classes attention about the book by insulting Shawn. The class seems geniunly intrested, and you can tell mr. feeny is very proud of Cory. The bet is a push, since the same amount of students passed. I found this episode to have a wonderful lesson, and i reccomend that many young people as well as old watch it. It teaches it us that predjuice is still present, even in our Politcally Correct society. If you can teach one person that predjuice towards others, as well as racism, sexism, and anti religonism( you know what I mean) is wrong, then this show is twenty million times better than I hoped.moreless
  • A great episode, one of my all time favorites.

    This was such a great episode. I was surprised how well Ben Savage\'s acting was the end - He did a great job! I actually started tearing up a little when he started talking about Anne Frank. It was very moving, even if the person talking about it was so young! I thought it was completely true, and episodes like this made the series excellent. They just don\'t have anything on TV like this anymore. Anyway, it was really amazing, and I loved how they showed that racism and prejiduce is still around today. I especially liked the performance of the Asian girl (forgot her name, too!) It was very moving.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • This episode marks the second time we've seen Cory with his red hat with a P on the front. When last seen in the 4th episode Cory's Alternative Friends, Topanga was shown to have kept the hat, so we can assume she has given it back to Cory off-camera.

    • Shawn's mother's maiden name is Cordini.

    • When Cory does roll call, Topanga Lawrence is called first. Class attendance sheets are normally in alphabetical order, and Shawn Hunter would at least be before her.

    • The first day Cory teaches, he writes his name on the chalk board and underlines it. A couple seconds later it disappears.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Cory: Minkus, get a life. That's your homework assignment. Get a life.

    • Cory: Five measly bucks a week, you probably make that in an hour.
      Mr. Feeny: Yes I do, that's how I can afford that Ferrari in my drive way.
      Cory: You don't drive a Ferrari.
      Mr. Feeny: Oh right, it's a Gremlin.

    • Cory (about The Diary of Anne Frank): You have to read this book, and you have to pass this test; not because of me, but because when someone calls someone else a bad name, it's not good that just that one person jumps up. We all have to jump up.

    • Cory (reading from The Diary of Anne Frank): In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

  • NOTES (0)


    • "Feeny's just Vanna White, pointing to the letters." Cory says when describing his opinion of Feeny's teaching job.

      Vanna White is the hostess/model for the game show Wheel of Fortune, whose job entitles simply touching and flipping the letters that the contestant's choose.

    • Episode Title: Teacher's Bet

      This title is a play off of the phrase, "Teacher's pet."