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"Boy Meets World" Cory's Alternative Friends (1993)

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Boy Meets World: Season 1: Episode 4 -- Cory is teamed with an unpopular girl for a school project.


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Original Air Date:
15 October 1993 (Season 1, Episode 4)
Shawn and Cory get split up from doing a project together, making Shawn work with Minkus and Cory with Topanga. Cory overhears girls making fun of his hair and decides to change it. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ben Savage ... Cory Matthews

William Daniels ... George Feeny
Betsy Randle ... Amy Matthews

Will Friedle ... Eric Matthews

Rider Strong ... Shawn Hunter

Lee Norris ... Stuart Minkus

Lily Nicksay ... Morgan Matthews

William Russ ... Alan Matthews

Danielle Fishel ... Topanga Lawrence

Marla Sokoloff ... Paige

Megan Parlen ... Barbara
Katie Johnston ... Hillary (as Katie Jane Johnston)
Matthew Bartilson ... Darren

Marty York ... Larry

Sam Horrigan ... Student #1

Chris Owen ... Ned
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christina Laskay ... School Girl (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Trainer 
Writing credits
Michael Jacobs (created by) &
April Kelly (created by)

Patricia Forrester  writer
Jeff Menell  executive story editor

Produced by
Michael Jacobs .... executive producer
Susan Estelle Jansen .... co-producer
April Kelly .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Ray Colcord 
Cinematography by
Richard Brown (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marco Zappia 
Casting by
Sally Stiner 
Production Design by
John C. Mula 
Set Decoration by
Robin Royce  (as Robinson Royce)
Costume Design by
Tom Bronson 
Makeup Department
Annie Maniscalco .... makeup artist
Janet Medford .... hair stylist
Christina Raye .... third hair stylist (1993)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Maloney .... associate director
Art Department
David L. Glazer .... property master (as David Glazer)
Héctor López .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Mike Clark .... audio (as Michael L. Clark)
Ron Garrard .... sound recordist
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Ken Tarallo .... special effects foreman
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Clay .... video
Casting Department
Allison Jones .... original casting
Sally Stiner .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Franz .... key costumer
Mindy Kurtz .... key costumer
Music Department
Ray Colcord .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Russell Dague .... production coordinator
Kathy Giangregorio .... script supervisor
Ken Kuta .... executive script consultant
Lynn M. McCracken .... stage manager
Kelli Pinker .... construction accountant
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator
Craig Shideler .... technical director

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Jacobs  creator
April Kelly  creator

Produced by
Allison M. Gibson .... producer
Bob Young .... executive producer
Original Music by
Micheal Eveans (1999)
Jeff Sherman 
Cinematography by
George A. Hock 
Film Editing by
Peter Bryant 
Casting by
Barbie Block 
Costume Design by
Sara Markowitz 
Julie Yang Silver  (as Julie Yang)
Makeup Department
David Danon .... hair stylist
Corey Jeen .... assistant makeup artist
Heather Koontz .... makeup artist
Annalisa V. Levin .... makeup artist
Vivian Maxwell .... makeup artist
Cynthia Hernandez .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Hoefer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Christopher H. Lawrence .... set dresser
Robert J. Young .... set dresser
Sound Department
Andy King .... dialogue editor (as Andrew I. King)
Andy King .... sound effects editor (as Andrew I. King)
Greg Orrante .... sound: A2
Gene Semel .... sound editor
Myles Weiner .... sound
Special Effects by
Vincent Montefusco .... special mechanical effects
Visual Effects by
Judith Holzman .... digital artist
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Hughes .... best boy electric
Scott Humbert .... still photographer (1997-2000 uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Curtis .... set costumer
Elaine Down .... set costume
Allison Gerdy .... key costumer
Victoria Skinner .... costumer
Editorial Department
Christian Boudman .... post-production coordinator
Keith Gore .... assistant editor
Music Department
Avi Kipper .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Jill Bandemer .... production staff
John D. Beck .... production assistant
Kevin Bennett .... production accountant assistant
David Combs .... studio teacher
Craig Conover .... craft service
Brett Dos Santos .... third stage manager
Kim Giancaterino .... electronic graphic artist (as Kimberley Gunn)
Kim Giancaterino .... title designer: end credits (as Kimberley Gunn)
Angela Giannoni .... production assistant
Brooke Glassman .... production assistant
Fred Herrman .... production assistant
Ellen Idelson .... executive story editor
Rob Lotterstein .... executive story editor
Mike Snedden .... video
Keith Young .... choreographer
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

24 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The character of Topanga debuts, played by Danielle Fishel. She was never supposed to have that role. In that episode, there were two classmates who were giving a presentation in class. One of them was Marla Sokoloff and the other was a blonde girl named Megan Parlen. Danielle was supposed to be Megan's role, but producer Michael Jacobs was so impressed with her that he gave her the role of Topanga the night before shooting the episode. She became a regular character during Episode 8.See more »
Topanga Lawrence:Give me your hand.
Cory Matthews:Why?
Topanga Lawrence:I want to see if our energies converge.
[Cory reluctantly reaches out his hand. Topanga takes it and looks at it for a few seconds]
Shawn Hunter:[sarcastically] Ooh-ooh!
[Topanga lets go of Cory's hand and turns to Mr. Feeny]
Topanga Lawrence:He's vibrationally acceptable.
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References "PBS NewsHour" (1975)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Introducing Topanga!, 17 January 2014
Author: callanvass from victoria b.c canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Mr. Feeny doesn't care for Shawn & Cory working together, pairing Shawn up with Minkus in lieu of Cory, while Cory is stuck working with the new girl Topanga. Cory overhears a couple of girls calling him a Brillo head, making Cory seek out Shawn's help. After failing to read the instructions properly, Cory's hair becomes a giant mess, becoming the laughing stock of the school. As a result, Cory is forced to spend time with Topanga and her friends. Cory learns that being unique is actually a good thing, and grows to like Topanga & her friends. Brilliant! This episode is absolutely brilliant for a couple of reasons. It is the peerless Danielle Fishel's debut as Topanga. She was only set to be a guest star, but she was such a hit, they brought her back as a regular, and you know what? I'm so thankful they did that. Her quirky character added a new dimension to the show at this juncture with her quirky character. You could totally tell from the audience's reaction that they adored Topanga. I think all of us have had a certain body feature, whether it's hair or something else that makes us wanna skip school, in fear of what people may think. I felt this episode delivered a great message about how you shouldn't try to impress people by being someone your not. Being authentic and yourself is the best way to be. Despite peer pressure, never let that stop you from being YOU. Ben Savage is pretty funny as Cory in this one. His facial expression when he gets kissed by Topanga at the end is absolutely priceless. BMW fans will love this one.


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