Boy Meets World: Season 7, Episode 20

As Time Goes By (7 Apr. 2000)

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When Topanga is stressed out she is transported to a 1940s black-and-white setting where she doesn't remember anything about her past and it teaches her no to so uptight.



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Episode cast overview:
Cory Matthews / Rory
George Feeny / Fez-head
Betsy Randle ...
Amy Matthews / Ella Fitzgerald-Kennedy
Eric Matthews / Gumshoe
Alan Matthews / Costello
Shawn Hunter / Isaac 'Goodshot' Kelly
Topanga Matthews / Trixie
Morgan Matthews (credit only)
Jack Hunter / Wee Hawkin Willie
Angela Moore / Angel Nuffsaid (as Trina McGee-Davis)
Rachel McGuire / Receptionist


When Topanga is stressed out she is transported to a 1940s black-and-white setting where she doesn't remember anything about her past and it teaches her no to so uptight.

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The title of this episode comes from the song of the same name in Casablanca (1942). See more »


Gumshoe: [narrating, in voice over] It was one of those nights. You know the kind. Like day but... darker. We'd had 'em before. Except tonight, somebody was dead. Now, it was my job to catch a murderer and believe me. There were plenty of suspects. Him, her, not the cop, her, him, her, that guy next to her... that guy him and of course the guy with the hat.
[Gumshoe turns to the camera]
Gumshoe: Not me. I'm the guy talking.
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Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Matt's Romantic Moment
21 October 2007 | by (Richardson, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is the last fun episode, before the last two serious episodes (incliding the series finale).

Most BMW fans think this episode was a waste, but I disagree.

After having a quarrel with Cory, Topanga decides to clean out the closet, where she discovers a time continuum vortex. She gets pulled in and lands in a 1940's café (Rory's Shangri-La) in which it now goes to black and white.

There, Topanga meets the patrons of the café (played by the cast) and tries to remember who she really is.

But Matthew Lawrence (Wee Hawkin Willie, piano player) takes the cake in this episode, when he started singing "This Dame". A friend of mine thought he had a romantic singing voice (which I agree). Bravo, Matt!

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