Boy Meets World (season 3)

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Boy Meets World (season 3)
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Season 3 DVD cover
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 22, 1995 (1995-09-22) –
May 17, 1996 (1996-05-17)
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List of Boy Meets World episodes

The third season of the television comedy series Boy Meets World aired between September 22, 1995 and May 17, 1996, on ABC in the United States. The season was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions and Touchstone Television with series creator Michael Jacobs as executive producer. It was broadcast as part of the ABC comedy block TGIF on Friday evening, airing at 8:30 between Family Matters and Step by Step. This is the first season to have Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews.





  • This season consists of 22 episodes.
Boy Meets World Season 3 Episodes
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
461"My Best Friend's Girl"John TracyJeff C. ShermanSeptember 22, 1995 (1995-09-22)B646

A new school year has started. Eric continues to worry about college, so he signs up for the Film Club, and must sell tickets to an unpopular film. Meanwhile, Cory has his heart set on asking Topanga out, but he cannot get the nerve to do so. Unfortunately, his reluctance costs him when Shawn informs him that he has already asked her out. However, this turns out to be a set-up for Cory and Topanga to become a couple.

Guest stars: Blake Soper as Joey, Brittany Murphy as Trini, Ethan Suplee as Frankie

Notes: Cory's voice is now much deeper than it was in the previous seasons. Lily Nicksay leaves the main cast and Alex Désert join the main cast.

Absent: William Russ as Alan Matthews
472"The Double Lie"Jeff McCrackenMatthew NelsonSeptember 29, 1995 (1995-09-29)B648

Shawn has a hot date for the weekend, but those plans are quickly derailed when Jonathan tells Shawn that he'll be out of town for the weekend. However, Shawn refuses to break off his date, and ends up taking her to Jonathan's apartment – where he finds a big surprise.

Guest stars: Erin J. Dean as Veronica, Lisa Wilcox as Kris

Absent: Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence, Alex Désert as Eli Williams
483"What I Meant to Say"David KendallMark Blutman & Howard BusgangOctober 13, 1995 (1995-10-13)B647

When Cory tells Topanga "I love you", he earns the ill will of nearly everyone he knows; Shawn and Eric know that every girl in the school will now expect to hear those same three words. But, more importantly, Topanga also seems very upset about it, and decides to break things off with Cory with no explanation.

Guest star: Anastasia Horne as Christi

Absent: William Russ as Alan Matthews
494"He Said, She Said"Jeff McCrackenJeff MenellOctober 20, 1995 (1995-10-20)B649

Shawn takes the new guidance counselor's advice too literally, and decides to run away to Europe. One-time school bully Harley Keiner returns from reform school to face-off with his replacement, Griff.

Guest stars: Danny McNulty as Harley Keiner, Blake Soper as Joey, Amy Leland as Devon, Adam Scott as Griff Hawkins, Ethan Suplee as Frankie, Carmen Filipi as Bum

Absent: Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence
505"Hometown Hero"John TracyMatthew NelsonOctober 27, 1995 (1995-10-27)B652

Cory and Shawn sneak into the chemistry lab, and accidentally start a fire – which Cory also puts out. However, he gets more than he bargained for when he is labeled "a hero". Will Cory do the right thing and tell the truth, or will he let people continue to think he's something he's not?

Guest stars: Deborah Harmon as Connie, Bob Larkin as Janitor Bud, Jim Jansen as Dr. Sorrell, Michael Hanniff as Tommy, Joey Gaynor as Crew Guy, Yolanda Gaskins as Sharon
516"This Little Piggy"Jeff McCrackenMark Blutman & Howard BusgangNovember 3, 1995 (1995-11-03)B653

Eric is having aspirations of attending Yale. Will Feeny support this insane endeavor? Meanwhile, Shawn decides to keep an abandoned pig as a pet, but Topanga feels that an apartment is not a proper environment for a hog. Will Cory side with his best friend or his girlfriend?

Guest star: Richard Karn as Victor

Absent: Alex Désert as Eli Williams
527"Truth and Consequences"Jeff McCrackenDonna TrujilloNovember 10, 1995 (1995-11-10)B651

Cory and Shawn soil Janitor Bud's reputation when they produce a videotaped report on time-clock fraud for a media-arts class project. But the result is not what they planned – Mr. Feeny must fire Janitor Bud, a move that makes Cory and Shawn unpopular with the rest of the student body.

Guest stars: Blake Soper as Joey, Kathy Trageser as Monique, Bob Larkin as Janitor Bud
538"Rave On"David TrainerJeff C. ShermanNovember 17, 1995 (1995-11-17)B655

Eric and Cory decide to throw a rave, but they pick the worst possible date to have a party: the same day as their parents' 20th wedding anniversary.

Guest stars: Mickey Dolenz as Gordy, Davy Jones as Reginald, Peter Tork as Jedediah Lawrence, Ethan Suplee as Frankie, David Madden as The Manager, Veronica De La Cruz as Marisa

Absent: Alex Désert as Eli Williams
549"The Last Temptation of Cory"David TrainerSusan Meyers & Judy TollDecember 1, 1995 (1995-12-01)B650

While Topanga is sick, Cory becomes the object of a pretty girl's insistent affections. Will he give in to temptation? Meanwhile, Eric spends his money in a get-rich-quick scheme. Does he have a piece of valuable baseball memorabilia, or just a piece of junk?

Guest stars: Brittany Murphy as Trini, Elisabeth Harnois as Missy, Gil Stratton as Announcer, Lindsey McKeon as Libby, Andrew Magarian as Bagwell
5510"Train of Fools"Jeff McCrackenSusan Meyers & Judy TollDecember 15, 1995 (1995-12-15)B656

Due to circumstances they would prefer to forget, Eric, Cory, Shawn, and Topanga celebrate New Year's Eve in a stranded subway car.

Guest stars: Angela Visser as Rebecca-Alexa, Wendy PItts as Janine, Brooke Theiss Genesse as Valerie, Wesley Jonathan as T.J., Dawn Maxey as Lynn, Charisma Carpenter as Caterer
5611"City Slackers"Jeff McCrackenKevin KeltonJanuary 5, 1996 (1996-01-05)B654

Cory and Shawn sneak off to Mr. Feeny's mountain cabin for a weekend of fun, but as to be expected, they're caught in the act. Meanwhile, Eric and Frankie engage in a marathon billiards match.

Guest stars: Blake Soper as Joey, Troy Evans as Ranger Mark, Ethan Suplee as Frankie, Julie Benz as Bianca

Absent: Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence
5712"The Grass Is Always Greener"Jeff McCrackenDonna TrujilloJanuary 12, 1996 (1996-01-12)B658

Feeling uncomfortably domesticated, Cory forsakes a date with Topanga for a "boys' night out" at another school's party, and is mistaken for Shawn – an error he fails to correct when he sees how popular it makes him. However, Cory is surprised to find that he's not the only one there pretending to be someone else.

Guest stars: Jim Jansen as Dr. Sorrell, Aeryk Egan as Brent, Marisa Theodore as Tara, Mena Suvari as Hilary

Absent: William Russ as Alan Matthews
5813"New Friends and Old"John TracyMatthew NelsonJanuary 19, 1996 (1996-01-19)B659

Mr. Feeny asks Cory and Shawn to take school tough-guy Frankie under their wing, and they discover his reputation makes the younger students their willing slaves. Also, Jonathan's wealthy ex-girlfriend re-enters his life.

Guest stars: Leon Allen White as Francis "Frankie" Sr., Eliza Coyle as Melanie, Ethan Suplee as Frankie, Adam Wylie as Robert

Absent: William Russ as Alan Matthews
5914"A Kiss Is More Than a Kiss"John TracyMichael SwerdlickJanuary 26, 1996 (1996-01-26)B660

At Shawn's urging, Cory re-enters the dating world, but he cannot bring himself to kiss his date, Melissa, because he's still in love with Topanga – but she's too busy locking lips with another guy.

Guest stars: Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews, Anddi McAfee as Marissa, Adena Panella as Katie, Sadie Kratzig as Felicia, Shane West as Nick

Note: Morgan returns in this episode but is now portrayed by a different actress, Lindsay Ridgeway.
6015"The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"Jeff McCrackenKevin KeltonFebruary 2, 1996 (1996-02-02)B661

Shawn's "bad boy" image costs him a date with a "nice girl", so he recruits Cory to teach him how to be "boyfriend material". Meanwhile, Eric tries to land an internship at a local TV station.

Guest stars: Brandon Maggart as Pat, Larisa Oleynik as Dana, Kimberly Scott as Sonja, Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews, Danny Strong as Arthur
6116"Stormy Weather"Jeff McCrackenJeff MenellFebruary 9, 1996 (1996-02-09)B662

Eric's devotion to the TV station is affecting his grades, and endangering his chances of graduating. Meanwhile, things start to heat up between Jonathan and Dana's mom, Susan – to Shawn and Dana's horror.

Guest stars: Brandon Maggart as Pat, Larisa Oleynik as Dana, Rosalind Allen as Susan, John O'Hurley as Cal, Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews, Matt Kirkwood as Stage Manager

Absent: Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence
6217"The Pink Flamingo Kid"Jeff McCrackenMark Blutman & Howard BusgangFebruary 16, 1996 (1996-02-16)B657

While filming a video for Shawn, Cory catches some criminals red-handed, and wants to enter a TV news contest, but Shawn objects, and destroys the tape. Meanwhile, a money-hungry Eric attempts to find valuable objects amongst his parents' "old junk".

Absent: Danielle Fishel as Topanga Lawrence
6318"Life Lessons"Jeff McCrackenJeff C. ShermanFebruary 23, 1996 (1996-02-23)B663

Cory's classmates are antagonized by Mr. Feeny's harsh exam schedule, and decide to retaliate by vandalizing his home. Meanwhile, Eric dates an older woman, whom his mother was hoping to fix up with Mr. Turner.

Guest stars: Lisa Akey as Brenda, Aaron Michael Metchik as Jake, Patrick Reena as Kyle, Ian Bohen as Denny, Anatasia Horne as Christy

Absent: Alex Désert as Eli Williams
6419"I Was a Teenage Spy"David TrainerJeff C. ShermanApril 26, 1996 (1996-04-26)B665

Cory gets a shock when a microwave mishap transports him back to the 1950s, where his post-Cold War knowledge of Russian space experiments gets him mistaken for a spy.

Special guest stars: Tom Bosley as himself, Pat Morita as Wise Man, Anson Williams as himself

Guest stars: Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews, Christopher Darga as Counterman, Don Sparks as Deputy
6520"I Never Sang For My Legal Guardian"David TrainerKevin KeltonMay 3, 1996 (1996-05-03)B664

Jonathan decides he's finally ready to assume responsibility as Shawn's legal guardian, but Shawn only wants to be with his father, Chet. Cory and Topanga search for Chet, but Cory becomes distracted when he catches the attention of a sexy woman. Meanwhile, Mr. Feeny strong-arms Eric into tutoring the school's star athlete, Jeff.

Guest stars: Blake Clark as Chet Hunter, Bobbie Phillips as Louanne, Bobby Jacoby as Jeff, Frank Novak as Desk Sergeant, Cindy A. Lora as Anita
6621"The Happiest Show on Earth"Jeff McCrackenMark Blutman & Howard BusgangMay 10, 1996 (1996-05-10)B666

Cory cannot keep his mind off Topanga, and tries to woo her by following her to Walt Disney World, but Topanga becomes angry because she believes he traveled all that way for another girl, Kristen.

Special guest star: Debbe Dunning as Alexandra

Guest stars: Andrew Keegan as Ronnie, Hillary Tuck as Kristen, Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews, Staci Keanan as Dana

Absent: Alex Désert as Eli Williams
6722"Brother Brother"Jeff McCrackenMark Blutman & Howard BusgangMay 17, 1996 (1996-05-17)B667

Cory dreads his upcoming summer vacation when he realizes that Topanga's going to camp, Shawn's traveling with his father, and Eric's leaving for college – until he receives a letter stating that he didn't get into his college of choice. Eric then decides to take a cross country trip – and invites Cory along for the ride.

Guest star: Lindsay Ridgeway as Morgan Matthews


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