Home - Season 1 - Season 2 - Season 3 - Season 4 - Season 5 - Season 6 - Season 7 Season 1 Outline It's sixth grade and Cory Matthews is entering into his first year at Jr. High School. Season One is used to introduce and establish main and reoccurring characters. We are introduced to Cory's family. Father Alan, Mother Amy, Big Brother Eric, and Little Sister Morgan. Most immportantly we meet Cory's best friend Shawn Hunter and the mysterious Topanga Lawrence, whose relationship with Cory will be the foundation of the series. Another important character established is the History teacher, Mr. George Feeny, who happens to be Cory's next door neighbor. Minor characters such as the class nerd Stuart Minkus and Eric's best friend Jason Marsden are introduced. Fun Facts ! - Fans should take note that although Danielle Fishel's Topanga character was a guest appearence, she was added to the regular cast for the next season because of everything her character added to the show and because of her developing relationship with Cory. ! - The character's name Jason Marsden portrayed was Jason Marsden. ! - In the episode "Model Family", Cory says "I guess it's easy to sound smart when you have the best writers in Hollywood writing everything you say." Then Feeny replies "I wouldn't know.", as an inside joke the writers planted to humor themselves. ! - The name Topanga came from a California located hippie hangout called Topanga Canyon. ! - Shawn mentions he has a sister named Stacy. In a later episode we find out he is an only child. ! - At the end of the season's cliffhanger, "I Dream of Feeny", Cory and Shawn use their psycic energy to make Minkus dissapear. He's not seen again until the "Graduation" episode, where he reveals that he has been hanging out in the other part of the school. Most Memorable Moments 1) Cory and Topanga sharing their first ever kiss 2) Eric's "Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful" speech 3) Shawn Hunter's cherry bombing incident 4) The effect of Mr. Feeny's hospitalization 5) The boys thinking Amy was cheating on Alan Awards For This Season Won: Kid's Choice Awards: Favorite Television Friends (Cory & Shawn) Nom: Youth in Film Awards: Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Series (Will Friedle), (Jason Marsden) Regular Cast Ben Savage William Russ Betsy Randle Lily Nicksay Will Friedle Rider Strong William Daniels ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... ............... Cory A. Matthews Alan Matthews Amy Matthews Morgan Matthews Eric Randall Matthews Shawn Patrick Hunter Mr. George Feeny Reoccurring Cast Danielle Fishel Lee Norris Jason Marsden ............... ............... ............... Topanga Lawrence Stuart Minkus Jason Marsden First Season Episode Guide September 23, 1993 -- Episode #1: "Pilot (Boy Meets World)" Cory feels betrayed when his older brother takes a girl to a ballgame instead of him. October 1, 1993 -- Episode #2: "On the Fence" In order to participate in an escalating class water gun war, Cory decides to earn the money for an expensive gun by painting Mr. Feeny's fence - a la Tom Sawyer. October 8, 1993 -- Episode #3: "Father Knows Less" Alan's attempt at bonding with Cory causes unexpected trouble. After they sit up together watching a late-night baseball game, Cory falls asleep in Mr. Feeny's class and strikes out on a test. October 15, 1993 -- Episode #4: "Cory's Alternative Friends" Cory winds up with a new group of friends when he changes his haircut. This is the first appearance of Topanga. October 22, 1993 -- Episode #5: "Killer Bee" Feeny helps Cory prepare for a geography bee - first prize is bat boy at the World Series. October 29, 1993 -- Episode #6: "Boys II Mensa" Cory has to think fast after he cheats on an IQ test, giving Mr. Feeny the bright idea of sending him to a special school for geniuses. Meanwhile, Amy unwisely entrusts Eric with helping Morgan choose her Halloween costume. November 12, 1993 -- Episode #7: "Grandma Was a Rolling Stone" Alan's freewheeling mother visits the Matthews' and makes some promises she can't keep, including one to Cory - a trip to Baltimore to get the rare baseball card she brought him signed in person. Meanwhile, Eric is smitten with Feeny's visiting niece, and Cory gets upset when Alan takes Shawn with him on a fishing trip. November 19, 1993 -- Episode #8: "Teacher's Bet" When Cory insists that teaching is easy in comparison to learning, Mr. Feeny agrees to temporarily switch roles on a bet, allowing Cory to handle social studies for one week. November 26, 1993 -- Episode #9: "Class Pre-Union" Feeny assigns his class to envision its 25th reunion; and, after Feeny crushes Cory's big-league baseball dream, Cory's dad calls on pitcher Jim Abbott (appearing as himself) to throw some advice the boy's way. December 10, 1993 -- Episode #10: "Santa's Little Helper" A friend misinterprets Cory's act of Christmas kindness as charity. December 17, 1993 -- Episode #11: "The Father/Son Game" Alan is hurt when Cory and Eric try to get out of a father-son softball game he'd been looking forward to, and they quickly regret their relief when he tells them that the game has been cancelled "due to lack of interest" - but Topanga tells them it went ahead without them. Meanwhile, Cory is pitted in a social studies debate against Topanga on whether she should be forced to recite the pledge of allegiance against her will. January 4, 1993 -- Episode #12: "Once In Love With Amy" Cory and Eric find provocative clothing in their mom's bowling bag and are convinced she is having a clandestine affair. In fact, she and Alan are sneaking out together to go dancing. January 14, 1994 -- Episode #13: "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not" Cory's classmate Topanga develops a crush on Eric when he visits Mr. Feeny's class as a guest speaker. January 28, 1994 -- Episode #14: "The B-Team of Life" Cory is dismayed when he and Minkus are put on the basketball B-team (which means they never get to play), and outraged when he can't get anyone at home to pay attention long enough to listen to his problem: "I'm on the B-team in my own family!" February 4, 1994-- Episode #15: "Model Family" Eric's pride takes a fall after an attractive woman flatters him into thinking he can quit his job to become a male model. February 11, 1994 -- Episode #16: "Risky Business" Cory and Shawn learn the risks of investment when they bet on racehorses for a school assignment. February 25, 1994 -- Episode #17: "The Fugitive" Fearing his parents' wrath, Shawn hides out in Cory's bedroom after a cherry-bomb prank goes awry and he blows up the mailbox outside Alan's market. Relishing his role as "Accomplice Boy," Cory must learn a lesson in true friendship by helping Shawn face up to responsibility for his actions. March 11, 1994 -- Episode #18: "It's A Wonderful Night" Cory and Shawn find their plans for the night thwarted when Mr. Feeny substitutes for their babysitter, Eric fails his driving test but takes the family car out anyway. March 25, 1994 -- Episode #19: "Kid Gloves" Cory gets a necklace with silver gloves on them and he later learns the meaning of them when he loses them in the pool. April 29, 1994 -- Episode #20: "The Play's the Thing" In a decisive move, Cory quits the title role in a school presentation of Hamlet because he doesn't like his costume, so Minkus steps in. May 6, 1994 -- Episode #21: "Boy Meets Girl" A film on puberty leads to Shawn's first date and Cory's jealousy. May 13, 1994 -- Episode #22: "I Dream of Feeny" Feeny falls ill on exam day, making Cory guilty that his wish came true when his teacher winds up in the hospital.