(TV Series)

Can I Help to Cheer You? ()

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Topanga gets carried away with wedding plans and yearning a classy ceremony with her friends and family in the hall of her dreams.


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Cory Matthews
George Feeny (creditOnly)
Amy Matthews
Eric Matthews
Alan Matthews
Shawn Hunter
Topanga Lawrence
Morgan Matthews (creditOnly)
Rachel McGuire (creditOnly)
Jack Hunter (creditOnly)
Angela Moore (as Trina McGee-Davis)
Mrs. Gallagher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marci Brickhouse ...
J.B. Gaynor ...

Directed by

Jerry Levine

Written by

Michael Jacobs ... (created by) (creator) &
April Kelly ... (created by) (creator)
Barry Safchik ... (writer)

Produced by

Michael Jacobs ... executive producer
David Kendall ... executive producer
Jeff McCracken ... co-executive producer
Jeff Menell ... supervising producer
Matthew Nelson ... supervising producer
Bob Tischler ... executive producer

Music by

Ray Colcord

Cinematography by

Walter Glover ... director of photography

Editorial Department

Roger La Prairie ... colorist

Art Department

David L. Glazer ... property master (as David Glazer)
Loren Nickloff ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

Jonathan Golodner ... sound editor
Jeff A. Johnson ... production sound mixer (as Jeff Johnson)
Tamara Johnson ... re-recording mixer
Kenneth Kobett ... re-recording mixer
Peggy McAffee ... sound effects editor
Charlie McDaniel ... re-recording mixer
Mike Olman ... re-recording mixer
Matthew Pavolaitis ... extra effects mixer: Technicolor Glendale
Matt Temple ... sound effects editor
Kerri Wilson ... supervising sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

Phillip Allard ... electrician

Casting Department

Allison Jones ... original casting
Debbie Sachs ... casting assistant
Debbie Sachs ... casting assistant
Sally Stiner ... original casting

Additional Crew

Beth Correll ... third stage manager (as Beth Dempsey)
A.K. Pavri ... production assistant
Kelli Pinker ... construction accountant
Catherine Pittman ... animal coordinator
Daniel Rodriguez ... production staff
Jenny Siff ... assistant to executive producer

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Plot Summary

Topanga is in wedding plan mode, and persuades (strongarms) Cory into accompanying her, Shawn and Angela to a posh ceremony in the hall of her dreams -- where an unhappy father of the bride offers Cory a million dollars to marry his daughter. Meanwhile, Tommy pleads with a heartbroken Eric to adopt him so he won't have to move to California, and Eric pretends to no longer want Tommy so he can be happy with his new family. Written by Anonymous

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  • 21 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs In Cutting the Cord (1999) Cory says, "We're getting married in 9 months", implying he and Topanga have set a date. Now it's, "But we haven't even set a date yet," and, "We pick the hall, the hall picks the date." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Bridal Chorus See more »
Quotes Eric Matthews: Boy, you sure like to get a lot of information before you let somebody take a kid, huh?
Mrs. Gallagher: Well, normally we just pull names out of a hat. But we really like Tommy. This is the background on the other couple interested in him.
Eric Matthews: You're allowed to show me that?
Mrs. Gallagher: No, I'm not. But in this case, you being the big brother and wanting what's best for Tommy, I think it'll be okay. Tommy's been here a long time, and we really care about him as much as you do. We wouldn't place him with just anybody.
Eric Matthews: I know, but, I mean, come on, why do they have to live in California?
Mrs. Gallagher: They used to live here in Philadelphia. That's when they adopted their first child from us. A little girl three years ago, Sara.
Eric Matthews: Well, I mean, they can keep Sara. I don't have a problem with that.
Mrs. Gallagher: We used to get lots of letters from Sara telling us how happy she was. Then we got fewer letters, and then they stopped coming.
Eric Matthews: 'Cause she wasn't happy anymore.
Mrs. Gallagher: 'Cause we weren't her family anymore, they are. As much as it hurts, we love it when the letters stop. Here's a note from her mother.
Eric Matthews: [reading aloud] "Dear Mrs. Gallagher, here is Sara's third-grade picture. As you can see, she's growing into a beautiful young lady, and we never realized it was possible to love someone so much. The one thing that could make our family more complete would be a brother for Sara and a son for us. We can't stop thinking about Tommy and how happy we would all be together. Thank you so much for considering us."
[to Mrs. Gallagher]
Eric Matthews: I love Tommy, too.
Mrs. Gallagher: I know. Now you just have to decide how much.
Tommy: [Eric gets up and goes into another room where Tommy is waiting with his arms full of toys] Look, Dad, I packed all my stuff. I'm all ready to go. Isn't it cool the way I call you Dad?
Eric Matthews: Yeah, Tommy. It's way cool.
Tommy: Let's get out of here. Let's go. Come on. What?
Eric Matthews: I can't be your dad, Tommy.
Tommy: Why not?
Eric Matthews: Come here. These people in California, they sound really nice.
Tommy: But I want to be here with you.
Eric Matthews: You're going to have a mom and a dad and a house with a big pool and a big sister and a dog... named Waldo.
Tommy: I don't need a dog. I have you. Eric, I'm never going with anybody except you.
Eric Matthews: I'm not going to adopt you, Tommy.
Tommy: Why not?
Eric Matthews: Because I'm not.
Tommy: Yes, you are.
Eric Matthews: Tommy. I'm not going to adopt you.
Tommy: I don't like you anymore.
Eric Matthews: [clearly hurt but holding his composure] I'm sorry to hear that, Tom.
Tommy: And now I'm going to California to be with people who care about me.
Eric Matthews: Good for you, Tommy. Good for you, man.
[Eric leaves Tommy in his room and closes the door behind him. He looks at Mrs. Gallagher on the couch]
Mrs. Gallagher: Good for you.
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