Boy Meets World

Season 3 Episode 15

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 02, 1996 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • First appearance of Dana, who is the only girlfriend of Shawn's to last more than one episode, up until Angela comes on the show in season five.

  • Quotes

    • Alan: Morgan, you're the only one in this house with their own bedroom. Why don't you ever use it?
      Morgan: Life is short.
      Alan: So are you. Go to bed.

    • Cory: Needless to say, I'm a little upset.
      Shawn: You're always upset.

    • Mr. Feeny: Mr. Hunter, you have spurred a debate.
      Shawn: Yeah, fine. When's detention?

    • Arthur: I could walk in without pants and get this job.
      Eric: I've seen you in gym class, Arthur. Wear pants!

    • Cory: I'm going back out in the blizzard with one mitten. God speed to me!

    • Topanga (to Shawn): You don't understand women. You don't know what we are, you don't know how we feel, and you don't know what we think. You see us as dating objects, and the faster we are, the more you want us. And until you can grow up and see beyond that, no matter how many girls you go out with, you will always be lonely.

    • Shawn: If I'm late for class, fall asleep without me.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

      The episode title is taken from a popular novel with the same name, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, published in 1940 and written by Carson McCullers. The book was later adapted to a 1968 film, starring Alan Arkin.