The Worst Episodes of Boy Meets World: When Good Shows Go Bad

Ah, Boy Meets World. The beloved coming-of-age sitcom that captured the hearts of many in the 90s. From Cory’s awkward teenage years to his eventual marriage to Topanga, we all grew up alongside him. However, as much as we love the show, there were definitely some episodes that left us scratching our heads and wondering why we ever watched in the first place. So, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the worst episodes of Boy Meets World. Warning: You may cringe, groan, or even wonder if you’ve accidentally stumbled upon a completely different show. But hey, at least we can all agree that we still love Cory and Topanga, right?
Show Me the Love

Show Me the Love

Season 7 – Episode 1

Air Date: 1999-09-24

Topanga’s decision to end things with Cory affects Angela’s resolve to reunite with Shawn. Meanwhile, Jack and Rachel don’t fare much better, and Eric sees his chance to move back in vanish after the ladies come knocking.

For Love and Apartments

For Love and Apartments

Season 7 – Episode 2

Air Date: 1999-10-01

As Cory and Shawn hit Pittsburgh to reunite Topanga’s folks, WWF star Mankind refs a battle between Jack, Eric and the ladies over possession of the apartment.

Angela's Men

Angela’s Men

Season 7 – Episode 3

Air Date: 1999-10-08

A few good men come to Angela’s aid when Shawn recruits her military dad to help the lonely lady deal with her missing mom. Meanwhile, Eric maps out a strategy to exact his revenge on Topanga for beating him up and stealing his apartment.

No Such Thing as a Sure Thing

No Such Thing as a Sure Thing

Season 7 – Episode 4

Air Date: 1999-10-15

On the eve of the big game, Eric gets Jack in over his head with a bookie, while Topanga decides to put her money on Cory after her mom visits.

You Light Up My Union

You Light Up My Union

Season 7 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1999-10-22

Jack and Eric learn the art of dealing with each other when they take over as managers of the student union. Meanwhile, Rachel reads the guys the riot act after Cory and Shawn pry into her diary.

They're Killing Us

They’re Killing Us

Season 7 – Episode 6

Air Date: 1999-10-29

Topanga and Cory hash out their wedding woes, which include his selection for best man and her dress-hating bridesmaids. Meanwhile, Alan and Amy try to cut costs by hiring Feeny as the big day’s musical attraction.

The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners

Season 7 – Episode 8

Air Date: 1999-11-12

Eric follows Cory and Topanga to their tropical honeymoon, a destination where the newlyweds consider relocating, permanently. But as the days go by, each of the trio discovers the true meaning of family and friends and the comforts of home.

The Honeymoon is Over

The Honeymoon is Over

Season 7 – Episode 9

Air Date: 1999-11-19

The honeymoon is over for Cory and Topanga: the newlyweds realize they have no home to call their own, after Shawn moves into the girls’ apartment and the Matthews refuse to take them in.

Pickett Fences

Pickett Fences

Season 7 – Episode 10

Air Date: 1999-11-21

Cory and Topanga realize that a house is not for them after Shawn sells them on working together to fix up their apartment. Meanwhile, Angela and Rachel play the roommate shuffle once again; and Jack and Eric get a new boss at the student union.

What A Drag!

What A Drag!

Season 7 – Episode 11

Air Date: 1999-12-03

Jack and Eric find life a drag when they pose as women-ugly women-to escape the clutches of a campus goon. Meanwhile, Topanga can’t paint over her horror when Cory redecorates the apartment.

Family Trees

Family Trees

Season 7 – Episode 12

Air Date: 1999-12-17

Shawn struggles to accept the fact that he has no idea who his parents are. Meanwhile, Eric puts together a surprise party for his dad, who has an even bigger surprise for the despondent Shawn.

The Provider

The Provider

Season 7 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2000-01-07

Cory and Topanga’s love nest turns into a battle zone after she lands a better job than his at-home telemarketing gig. Meanwhile, Eric gets his money’s worth out of a lucky penny, until he passes it on to his brother.

I'm Gonna Be Like You, Dad

I’m Gonna Be Like You, Dad

Season 7 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2000-01-28

Topanga develops an acute case of Cory-itis after he overreacts to his low score in a magazine’s health quiz (which indicates he should already be dead). Meanwhile, Eric joins the family business and shocks his father by doing well at it-while Amy, in turn, is shocked at Alan’s lack of faith in his son.

The War (1)

The War (1)

Season 7 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2000-02-11

A fierce war of pranks ensues after Cory and Shawn slight Rachel.

She's Having My Baby Back Ribs

She’s Having My Baby Back Ribs

Season 7 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2000-03-03

When Topanga diets to stem a slight weight gain, Cory panics that her new size may be due to a different type of baby fat. Meanwhile, Eric has a hard time watching his own weight.

How Cory and Topanga Got Their Groove Back

How Cory and Topanga Got Their Groove Back

Season 7 – Episode 18

Air Date: 2000-03-17

Cory and Topanga try to shed their humdrum personas by hosting a bash on the same night as the school’s biggest party of the year. Meanwhile, Jack concocts a get-rich-quick scheme after a bump on the head bestows Eric with telepathic powers.

Brotherly Shove

Brotherly Shove

Season 7 – Episode 19

Air Date: 2000-03-31

Family ties threaten to choke Eric and Cory when they argue over what to sell–and what to save–at a Matthews garage sale. Meanwhile, Jack and Shawn try to become more brotherly, but can’t find anything in common to bond over.

Angela's Ashes

Angela’s Ashes

Season 7 – Episode 21

Air Date: 2000-04-28

Shawn hits rough waters as Angela preps to move overseas with her dad. Topanga pursues a job in New York, though a clueless Cory misses the boat on her own plans to relocate.

Brave New World (1)

Brave New World (1)

Season 7 – Episode 22

Air Date: 2000-05-05

In a clip-filled series finale, Cory and the gang bid Mr. Feeny farewell as he and Topanga head to New York. Meanwhile, Jack, Eric and Shawn make big moves of their own.

Brave New World (2)

Brave New World (2)

Season 7 – Episode 23

Air Date: 2000-05-05

In a clip-filled series finale, Cory and the gang bid Mr. Feeny farewell as he and Topanga head to New York. Meanwhile, Jack, Eric and Shawn make big moves of their own.