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This episode is one of the few episodes in which we see Cory's treehouse. The treehouse is eliminated by the second season.
Goof: At the beginning of the episode, as Mr. Feeny tells Cory that there is no gravity in space, you can see Cory glance at the camera.
This episode uses a completely different classroom set from the rest of the season.
When Mr. Feeny takes away Cory's Walkman/Radio, he hits one of the top buttons. The top buttons operate the tape, not the radio.
Mr. Feeny tells Nick, who's playing Romeo, to stab himself. In the play, Romeo dies by drinking poison, and Juliet stabs herself.
Cory: What a major freakoid that Ed Poe must have been.
Mr. Feeny: You have no idea how major a freakoid.
Edgar Allan Poe was famous for writing dark poems and short stories. He married his 13 year old cousin, and was said to have had multiple diseases and personality disorders.
Cory and Topanga both get their first kiss in this episode.
Cory: I look like a Chia Pet!
Chia Pets are a brand of collectible clay figurines that sprout chia, resembling hair or fur.
Shawn: Hey, touch football, my back yard, after school.
Shawn's trailer park has backyards?
Shawn's sister, Stacy, is never mentioned again.
When Larry explains how he got out of detention, you can see Cory's lips mimic Larry's lines.
Mr. Feeny says he's taught many years of sixth grade, but we find out later that he's been Cory's teacher every year for his entire life.
Rue McClanahan (Bernice Matthews) and William Daniels (Mr. Feeny) played husband and wife in the 1987 TV movie, The Little Match Girl.
The Franklin Space Museum that Alan mentions, is called "The Franklin Institute" in real life.
When Eric throws the bag of mulch, you can see the fake grass move, and the fake background swing slightly.
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.
The sign at the class reunion says "Welcome Back, Class of 2000" but the characters actually graduated from high school in 1998.
At the beginning of the episode, Mr. Feeny is reading the end of A Christmas Carol. However, the book is clearly open to the beginning.
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