Boy Meets World

Season 3 Episode 21

The Happiest Show on Earth

Aired Friday 8:30 PM May 10, 1996 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, we see a huge picture of Topanga over Cory's bed. In the next episode, it's gone.

    • In this episode, Eric and Cory are in opposite beds. In other episodes Eric has the bed closest to the door.

  • Quotes

    • Topanga: Cory, you could hire the blimp, fly over Florida, flashing my name in neon and it wouldn't mean a thing to me!
      Cory: Oh God, please don't look up.

    • Cory (talking to Amber the dolphin): So, Amber, you're separated from your mate, huh? I know how you feel. Not that Topanga's my mate or anything, I just believe she is. It's funny though. People tell you to get on with your life, go date, there's plenty of other fish in the sea. Like I need to tell you! See, we know that once we've met that special person, it's hard to live knowing they're out there, and they're the only one you care about. All those things I did, I wasn't trying to impress her, I just didn't know how to express my feelings. Well, at least I tried, ya know? And now, I'm talking to a fish. (tosses a fish to Amber) See ya Amber.

    • Topanga: Cory, you know what I see? You in robe, wearing slippers, smoking a pipe.
      Cory: Wha...?
      Topanga: Cory Matthews, you're a playboy!

    • Eric: Well then, Cor, I gotta say; go to Florida, immediately. Win back your woman.
      Cory: Just like that, go to Florida? That's insane! What about sunscreen?
      Eric: I have spoken. (falls back into bed)

    • Cory: I came here to woo her, and by gum, woo her I will.

    • Cory: Oh, you're not Topanga.
      Dana: What's a "topanga"?

  • Notes

    • Boy Meets World aired it's ABC-mandated "Disney episode", in a single 30-minute installment, as opposed to a 2-parter, such as those aired by shows like Full House and Step By Step.
      Also, Boy Meets World only brought three main cast members. This allowed for a small b-story.

    • Boy Meets World meets Step By Step when Cory runs into Dana Foster.

    • This episode was originally titled "Disneyland".

  • Allusions

    • Title: The Happiest Show on Earth

      Disney World is known as "The Happiest Place on Earth". Shawn even says this in the episode.