Oct. 3, 1997 - May 15, 1998
Season 5 of Boy Meets World originally aired on ABC from October 3, 1997 to May 15, 1998.
Cory, Topanga, and Shawn are seniors! And they face all the difficulties that come with it. They must choose whether they want to go to college, which ones to attend, and through all of it find a way to stay together.
Shawn faces many crises during this season. He must face his family issues when his half-brother, Jack returns. Shawn is bitter because he feels as though Jack abandoned him, but that doesn't stop Chet from forcing them to live together so they can bond. Also, Shawn faces a crush on classmate Angela. He manages to work up the confidence to ask her out, and he defeats his reputation as a ladies man and maintains a long-term relationship through the season. On top of that, he's forced to decide if he wants to attend college. Although several events occur that might influence Shawn to attend, he ultimately decided to decline a job working for a photographer and attends Pennbrook with his friends.
Cory and Topanga
Cory and Topanga also faced several issues. When Cory is tempted by a girl at a ski lodge, his possible interest leads to him and Topanga breaking up. When his attempts to remake his relationship fail, he resorts to drinking, depression, and even anger to get over it. Topanga doesn't have such problems, but realizes that Cory is the one boy she loves when she meets Ricky Ferris and has zero interest. At the season's end, Topanga faces a serious decision when she's accepted to Yale, and to find a solution she proposes to Cory as a cliffhanger as the season ends.
Fresh-faced and excited for college,Eric must face his first year of life away from home. He's not alone, as he has Jack, Shawn's half-brother and his new roommate, to help him along. Although Eric doesn't face many serious problems, he does do what Eric does best: try to get girls and fail, have many zany antics, and annoy Feeny.
- Boy Meets Real World
- It's Not You... It's Me
- Fraternity Row
- The Witches of Pennbrook
- No Guts, No Cory
- I Love You, Donna Karan
- Chasing Angela
- How to Succeed in Business
- Last Tango in Philly
- A Very Topanga Christmas
- Raging Cory
- The Eskimo
- Heartbreak Cory
- First Girlfriends Club
- Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool)
- And Then There Was Shawn
- If You Can't Be With the One You Love...
- Eric Hollywood
- Starry Night
- Honesty Night
- Prom-ises, Prom-ises
- Things Change
- Ben Savage as Cory Matthews
- William Daniels as George Feeny
- Betsy Randle as Amy Matthews
- Will Friedle as Eric Matthews
- Rider Strong as Shawn Hunter
- Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence
- Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews
- Matthew Lawrence as Jack Hunter
- William Russ as Alan Matthews
- Matthew Lawrence joins the main cast.
The opening sequence shows Shawn, Eric, Jack, Topanga, and Cory having fun at and around a bus stop. They play gags on each other, such as dumping water and making faces. It it shown in a gritty, hand-held camera style. It is played to a song written and performed by Phil Rosenthal.
The opening sequence is also made up of behind the scenes footage- the group were told they were filming the opening sequence and then they kept the camera rolling and used some of that footage so shots such as Cory and Topanga having water poured on them was planed but Shawn and Topanga pulling funny faces at the camera were not.
When this boy meets world
boy meets world
wanderin' down this road that we call life
is what we're doin'
it's good to know I have friends that will always
stand by me
when this boy meets world.
Notable Guest stars
- Ted Lange as himself
- Bernie Kopell as himself
- Candace Cameron as Millie
- Linda Cardellini as Lauren
- Lee Norris as Minkus
- Kristanna Loken as Jennifer Bassett
- Larissa Oleynik as Dana Pruitt
Two episodes, If You Can't Be With the One You Love... and Prom-ises, Prom-ises were never aired on the Disney Channel because they contain adult subject matter (drinking & sex, respectively). When ABC Family aired them, it was the first time they had been seen since Boy Meets World aired on ABC.
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