Boy Meets World

Season 1 Episode 11

The Father/Son Game

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Dec 17, 1993 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Alan realizes Cory and Eric don't want to join him in the father-son softball game, he tells them the game was cancelled. They feel guilty, however, when they find out the truth. Meanwhile the class debates the necessity of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

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  • father/son

    Cory and Eric want to do just about anything to get out of playing a baseball game with their dad and a rival business. When Alan realizes this he lies and says the game was canceled. Eric and Cory later learn it wasn't, so they try to make it up to their father, knowing they disappointed him.

    A good episode with a good, funny plot and some good emotion. Not one of my favorites but it is worthy of an A+ grade, simply a remarkable, funny, and interesting episode. I liked the moral that Eric and Cory learned from itmoreless
  • Cory and Eric really learn something.

    The annual father/son softball game is coming up, but Cory and Eric don't want to be in it. Mr. Feeny tries to teach the importance of alliegiance. Alan senses that Cory and Eric don't want to do it so he lets them off the hook by telling them that the game is cancelled. Cory learns that there really was a game and feels bad about what he and Eric did. They try to make it up to Alan by having a barbecue with him, but it doesn't feel fair because Alan really wanted to play the game. Cory and Eric make it up to him by challenging for a rematch.

    I loved the important lessons in this episode! Appreciation, alliegiance, honesty, and grattitude. I really enjoyed this episode a lot and I give it a 10!moreless
  • cory and eric dont want to attend the father-son softball game with their father

    when cory and eric try to get out of attending the annual father-son softball game with alan, they dont want to make alan unhappy or let him down, so they say they are busy. but their troubles are relieved when alan tells them the game was cancelled. but trouble sets in again when topanga tells them that the game wasnt cancelled, and alan didnt want his sons to be unhappy at the game. so cory and eric organize a rematch and they attendmoreless
Willie Garson

Willie Garson

Leonard 'Lenny' Spinelli

Guest Star

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

Topanga Lawrence

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode, Topanga's father works at the Unicorn Rainbow bookstore. Later, it is revealed that he works as a luthier (someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments), specializing in guitars.

    • When the bell rings after Mr. Feeny's first class, Cory doesn't take his books, even though everyone else does.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Cory: I said this is gonna be cool, Mr. Feeny.
      Mr. Feeny: Why?
      Cory: Cause you're finally gonna nail Topanga for being weird.
      Mr. Feeny: Do you think it's weird to engage in social protest?
      Cory: I think it's weird to pick on me when she didn't say the Pledge of Allegiance.

    • Alan (about the Unicorn Rainbow bookstore): These guys are much too Zen for baseball. I mean, these guys are people with inner peace and spiritual tranquility. Let's kill 'em!

    • Cory: What if Dad starts joking around about how nervous he is that you're getting your drivers license next year? I'd have to calm him down by saying "Eric's driven your car around the block a thousand times and nothings ever happened."
      Eric: You wouldn't.
      Cory: I would.
      Eric: You wouldn't.
      Cory: I would.
      Eric: You wouldn't.
      Cory: What are you, new?

    • Cory: Hey Mom, this cereal is bogus, where's my blue sugar moons? Where're my yellow teddy bears? All this is is hamster food and cornflake dust.
      Amy: Morgan.
      Cory: She took all the good stuff.
      Morgan: I've been up since 6 o' clock!
      Amy: What is this sugar coated, sugar?
      Morgan: I'm feeling very perky!
      Amy: Come on, Morgan, let's get you into bed.
      Morgan: How come? How come? How come how come how come?
      Amy: Because if we hurry we might just make it before the coma.
      Morgan: Coma? Coma? Coma coma coma?
      Alan: Don't waste this, honey, have her paint the house.

    • Cory: Friday, I love Friday. Soon I'm gonna' be home for the whole weekend.
      Amy: Friday, I hate Friday. Soon you're gonna' be home for the whole weekend.
      Cory: Oh, you love me.
      Amy: Oh, you wish.

    • Cory (rubbing his chest): I don't feel so good. I have appendicitis.
      Eric: That's not your appendix, that's your heart.
      Cory: I have ahearticitis.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Eric: It's like "The Gift of the Magi," except we didn't get him anything.

      "The Gift of the Magi" is the short story where a married couple each exchanges their most valued possession in order to buy the other one a Christmas gift. Ironically, the Christmas gift they buy the other person is for their spouse's most treasured item.