Boy Meets World: Season 1, Episode 2

On the Fence (1 Oct. 1993)

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When Cory's parents don't give him the money to buy a water gun for the classes water fight. He strikes a deal with Mr. Feeny to paint his shutters and Feeny will give him the money for the... See full summary »



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When Cory's parents don't give him the money to buy a water gun for the classes water fight. He strikes a deal with Mr. Feeny to paint his shutters and Feeny will give him the money for the gun. Corey rushes through the job and an accident occurs. Written by Psycho697186

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Comedy | Drama | Family




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In the opening scene with Cory, Shawn, and their friend, the food on the table keeps moving around without anyone seeing them being moved. See more »


Cory Matthews: [Trying to convince his mother to buy him an expensive water gun] Say the living room bursts into flames.
Morgan Matthews: Why?
Cory Matthews: I don't know. Maybe lightning hit it.
Morgan Matthews: Why?
Cory Matthews: Because it was attracted by the metal plate in your head.
Cory Matthews: [to Amy] and you can't get out because your legs are broken. What will you do?
Morgan Matthews: Why are her legs broken?
Cory Matthews: Because she tripped over your dead body.
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Enjoy your childhood
25 December 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Cory's friends have fancy water guns. Cory doesn't have one at all. He pleads with his family to get him one but they simply can't afford it. Cory pines to be an adult, so he can afford to buy nice things. He coerces Mr. Feeny into painting his shutters. Feeny will give Cory the money if he does a good job. Cory doesn't take it seriously, and finishes the job haphazardly. He initially gets the money, until Cory's dad intervenes, telling him to do it over. Cory's dad gets concerned over Cory doing so much work, and tells Cory to be an 11 year old again. Not only does Cory learn that the real Superman, might just be his Dad, but Cory quickly learns that being an adult isn't much fun at all. This episode hits all the right notes from beginning to end. Not only is it realistic but true to life as well. Let's face it. When you are a kid, you complain about the trials and tribulations about not getting what you want, when you want. You think life as an adult would be much less complicated, and a lot more fun. That perception changes in a HUGE way when you are an adult. Your adolescence is absolutely precious. I learned that the hard way. Water guns were huge at this juncture. I remember I loved them as a kid, so this was a fun throwback to that for me. The ending is absolutely a screamer. I literally laughed and clapped simultaneously during it. Lily Nicksay steals every scene during the ending with her hilarious showcase as the little sister. I dare you not to laugh, or at least smile at the ending. This episode will make you feel like a kid again, and maybe even make you wish that you were 11 year old as well.


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