Boy Meets World

Season 3 Episode 3

What I Meant to Say

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 13, 1995 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Shawn speaks French, and tells Cory that he is an idiot savant. An idiot savant, or autistic savant, is a person with extraordinary abilities in one area, but has mental retardation, or autism.

    • In this episode Mr. Williams doesn't know who Cory is; but he met Cory two episodes earlier, in "My Best Friend's Girl".

  • Quotes

    • Eli (introducing himself to the class): I guess, if nothing else, I'm here to teach you to find the truth in the media. Because there is a difference between what they say and what is real.
      Jonathan: Very good. Watch this. Hunter, what did he just say?
      Shawn: Something about Israel?

    • Shawn: The longer you can go without saying those words, the more power you hold. It's in books, man.
      Cory: What books are you reading?
      Shawn: Men are from Mars, Women Want to Blow Mars Out of the Stinking Sky.

    • Eric: Christy's gonna expect me to tell her that I love her. Aw man, I gotta do something now. (to self) Think, you gotta think, Eric. Ow.
      Shawn: Thinking cramp?
      Eric: Yeah.
      Shawn: I get those too.

    • Cory: Look, all I know is you and I belong together. I mean, I've always been able to talk to you, to make you laugh, and I've always, always wanted to take care of you.

    • Shawn: So how was your night with the lovely Topanga?
      Cory: Good, good. 90 percent good.
      Shawn: And the other 20 percent?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The relationship book Shawn refers to, Men Are From Mars, Women Want to Blow Mars Out of the Stinkin' Sky, is a parody of the popular relationship book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray, published in May 1992.