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The Happiest Show on Earth
Season 3, Episode 21
Production Information

Jeff McCracken


Howard Busgang
Mark Blutman


May 10, 1996

Episode Chronology

I Never Sang for my Legal Guardian


Brother, Brother

"The Happiest Show on Earth" is the twenty-first episode of season three of Boy Meets World, and the 66th episode overall. It first aired on May 10, 1996. The episode was written by Howard Busgang & Mark Blutman and directed by Jeff McCracken.



Cory and Shawn on Splash Mountain

Cory plans to win Topanga back, but a combination of her winning a trip to Walt Disney World and an annoying girl that won't leave him alone make that very difficult. Determined to reunite with her, he goes to Disney World with Shawn without asking Alan and Amy because Shawn's Uncle Nicky hooked him up with a flight. Cory then begins his relentless chase of Topanga, during which he pulls stunts such as drawing her picture as an artist and scuba diving with a sign to win her love. They get into an argument and Topanga tells him the more she is pursued, the more turned off she is. Cory finally admits defeat.


Cory trying to get Topanga back

Later on, though, Cory stumbles upon a sick dolphin, named Amber, that won't eat. He sits next to it and begins telling it of his love troubles and how much he loves Topanga. At the end of his monologue, Cory successfully feeds the dolphin some fish. Topanga sees this, and follows Cory out of the aquatics facility. Cory does the right thing and tells Topanga that he won't chase her anymore and that they can go back to being friends. However, Topanga tells Cory that she wants to be with him again, and they kiss as the fountain behind them shoots up in colorful lights in the night sky.

Meanwhile, Eric covers for Cory by using a life-size Cory dummy. Although it seems to work, he is busted when Feeny finds it buried in his garden and Cory is grounded for a month for sneaking off to Disney World without his parents permission. After Cory gets grounded, Morgan is shocked because she got grounded longer for swearing, and she says the curse word out loud, which is bleeped. Alan grounds her for two months and tells her to go upstairs, but before she goes to her room she tells Cory that what he did was sweet and she hopes a boy does that for her someday.


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  • Staci Keanan also plays the role of Dana Foster, a character from Step by Step, another TGIF show at the time. The show was also airing a Disney World episode at the time, the producers leave it open to debate whether that Dana met Cory or not.
  • The writers of this episode Howard Busgang and Mark Blutman are standing in line for churros behind Shawn and Cory.
  • According to the podcast Pod Meets World, Ben and Rider had to ride Splash Mountain seven times before Magic Kingdom opened to the public to get the shots necessary.
  • The episode is called The Happiest Show on Earth and Shawn himself calls Disney World the most happiest place on Earth, when in reality it is Disneyland in Anaheim, California who has that slogan. Disney World is given the title of The Most Magical Place on Earth.

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