Boy Meets World

Season 3 Episode 12

The Grass is Always Greener

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Jan 12, 1996 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The song heard at the end of this episode is "All I Know" by Art Garfunkel.

    • Eric gets upset at Cory for spending Friday night watching "chick-flicks" with Topanga, instead of watching the Super Bowl. Super Bowl? Friday?

  • Quotes

    • Shawn: Word is, there's a very hot French girl who comes from some place in Europe.
      Cory: Possibly France?

    • (Eric is playing poker with the teachers)
      Mr. Feeny: Well, now. I have three aces. Beat that, Mr. Matthews.
      Eric: Darn; I only have two jacks and a ten...and another jack! And another ten! I win again!

    • Eric: I got everything I need to be a studying fool.
      Amy: Where are your books? Eric, did you leave them in your locker?
      Eric: Yeah, either there or on the bus.
      Amy: Oh, Eric. You don't take the bus.
      Eric: Well then they're safely in my locker!

    • Eric: If you'll excuse me, I have "sera-mix".
      Mr. Turner: Wait, you mean "ceramics"?
      Eric: Yeah, the ashtray class.

    • Feeny: Mr. Matthews, very interesting essay on Joan of Arc.
      Eric: Finally, a little appreciation. Now did that hurt?
      Feeny: I doubt if 'Arc' meant that Joan was from Arkansas.
      Eric: It's a theory.
      Feeny: It's an F.

    • Shawn: Cory, you're trying to hard. Just relax and be myself.

  • Notes

    • This episode marks the first break-up of Cory and Topanga.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Mr. Turner lends Eric his copy of Of Mice and Men. It appears to be an average-sized book. Of Mice and Men (in one edition) is only 107 pages long. Unless Turner's is a large-print copy, which isn't likely, how could it be Of Mice and Men?

    • In this episode, Cory pretends to be Shawn by impersonating Fonzie. In the Season 2 DVD Commentary, executive producer Michael Jacobs states that Shawn's character was influenced by Fonzie, leading to many similarities between the two characters.

  • Allusions

    • (A bowl of pretzels falls off the table)
      Eric: Sure, there's only 238 pretzel sticks.
      Johnathan: What is this, like Rain Man or something?

      Rain Man was a 1988 movie starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman where the title character is an autistic savant. In the movie, he counts 246 fallen toothpicks within seconds.

    • Cory: (pops the collar on his leather jacket) Eyyy!
      Shawn: What was that?!
      Cory: You!
      Shawn: That wasn't me, that was Fonzie!

      Fonzie, or Arthur Fonzarelli, is a character from the 1974 sitcom Happy Days whose catchphrase was "Eyyy."