History Series / BoyMeetsWorld

7th Sep '17 5:21:55 PM lexicon
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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: the four main characters generally fit this schema, though [[CharacterizationMarchesOn it took them a couple of seasons to get there]] (except one of them took half a season): Alan and Cory (leukine), Amy (melancholic), Topanga (phlegmatic), Eric (sanguine, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} and how!]]), and Shawn (choleric). Early on, Topanga was sanguine, Cory was melancholic, Amy was phlegmatic, and Eric was leukine.
** In later seasons, Cory gets unusually neurotic for a leukine character; the reason he remains so is because [[{{Flanderization}} everyone else gets wackier too]].
** The teachers are mostly neutral temperaments, but Mr. Feeny would be the most melancholic, Mr. Turner the most phlegmatic, and Eli Williams the most sanguine.
** The gang of bullies (counting both leader and temporary replacement): Harley Keiner (choleric), Frankie Stecchino (melancholic), Griff Hawkins (phlegmatic), and Joey Epstein (sanguine).
30th Aug '17 6:40:04 PM nombretomado
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* CreatorBreakdown: [[{{In-universe}} The episode "Shallow Boy"]] involves Eric dating the aspiring singer/songwriter Corinna, whose songs are [[TastesLikeDiabetes saccharine]] and completely unappealing. When he dumps her, she immediately starts writing dark and angry songs clearly directed at him; ''these'' sell, and she becomes a huge success. After a while she meets with Eric, ostensibly to apologize, but he quickly realizes she's just run out of material. Refusing to give her any, he acts nice to Corinna and manages to revert her to mindless schlock mode, by singing the song "Tomorrow" from ''Annie'' with her. At the end of the episode, Eric gives an evil snicker once her cheerful album bombs. The character was a parody of AlanisMorissette, who had a similar transformation. The episode even openly references Alanis.

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* CreatorBreakdown: [[{{In-universe}} The episode "Shallow Boy"]] involves Eric dating the aspiring singer/songwriter Corinna, whose songs are [[TastesLikeDiabetes saccharine]] and completely unappealing. When he dumps her, she immediately starts writing dark and angry songs clearly directed at him; ''these'' sell, and she becomes a huge success. After a while she meets with Eric, ostensibly to apologize, but he quickly realizes she's just run out of material. Refusing to give her any, he acts nice to Corinna and manages to revert her to mindless schlock mode, by singing the song "Tomorrow" from ''Annie'' with her. At the end of the episode, Eric gives an evil snicker once her cheerful album bombs. The character was a parody of AlanisMorissette, Music/AlanisMorissette, who had a similar transformation. The episode even openly references Alanis.
6th Aug '17 5:44:27 PM WhirlRX
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* InterclassFriendship:
** Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter. Cory comes from a middle-class, two-parent family. Shawn lives in the Pink Flamingo Trailer Park with both a MissingMom and [[WhenYouComingHomeDad a barely there dad]].
** There's also Cory's brother Eric Matthews being friends with Shawn's brother Jack Hunter whose family is more well off.
-->'''Shawn:''' And to think you were my only rich friend.
-->'''Cory:''' Comfortable. Never rich.
-->'''Shawn:''' Indoor plumbing? Rich.
21st May '17 5:06:15 PM JohnnyHuang
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* TwoWordsAddedEmphasis: In the episode "Honesty Night", Cory suggests to Topanga that they should pretend to be still estranged despite their recent reconciliation so Shawn can save the day and not feel left out. Topanga doesn't think of this as a good idea while Mr. Feeny sees this as a disaster in the making and decides to intervene, prompting the following exchange:
-->'''Mr. Feeny''': I have five words: Topanga is correct.
-->'''Cory''': That's only three.
-->'''Mr. Feeny''': You moron.
21st May '17 4:33:28 PM JohnnyHuang
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* ManipulativeEditing: When Cory makes a video for class interviewing various people about sex, he uses this for humorous effect:

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* ManipulativeEditing: When Cory makes a video for class interviewing various people about sex, he uses this [[PlayedForLaughs for humorous effect:effect]]:



** The first mood whiplash episode Teacher's Bet starts out normally with Cory acting like his normal self, about halfway through the episode movies intro AVerySpecialEpisode territory addressing the topic of prejudice

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** The first mood whiplash episode Teacher's Bet "Teacher's Bet" starts out normally with Cory acting like his normal self, about halfway through the episode movies intro AVerySpecialEpisode territory addressing the topic of prejudiceprejudice.



* ReadyForLovemaking: In "Getting Hitched", Cory tries to do this for Topanga when he thinks she is finally willing to have sex with him. Unfortunately, Eric walks into his dorm room before she does.

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* ReadyForLovemaking: In "Getting Hitched", Cory tries to do this for Topanga when he thinks she is finally willing to have sex with him. Unfortunately, [[MomentKiller Eric walks into his dorm room before she does.does]].
21st May '17 4:18:14 PM JohnnyHuang
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** PlayedForLaughs regarding Topanga's initial reaction of the results of Cory's one-man paint job on the wall of their room: "What... did... you... do?"

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** PlayedForLaughs regarding Topanga's initial reaction of toward the results of Cory's one-man paint job on the wall of their room: "What... did... you... do?"
21st May '17 4:15:01 PM JohnnyHuang
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: In the scene mentioned above, "[[BigBrotherInstinct THAT'S! MY! BROTHER! NOBODY! HITS! MY! BROTHER!]]"

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: PunctuatedForEmphasis:
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In the scene mentioned above, "[[BigBrotherInstinct THAT'S! MY! BROTHER! NOBODY! HITS! MY! BROTHER!]]"BROTHER!]]"
** PlayedForLaughs regarding Topanga's initial reaction of the results of Cory's one-man paint job on the wall of their room: "What... did... you... do?"
18th May '17 10:22:32 AM Bahuvrihi
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** The Monkees guest-starred basically as themselves (Or at least CaptainErsatz of themselves).

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** The Monkees Music/TheMonkees guest-starred basically as themselves (Or at least CaptainErsatz of themselves).
16th May '17 4:09:45 PM Rocketboy1313
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While occasionally campy and cheesy the show also delved into some surprisingly dark and mature stories compared to the other shows on ABC's TGIF (Thank-God-It's-Friday) lineup, especially when it came to exploring Shawn's dysfunctional family. It had a sizable following for most of its run, a result of it combing a good cast, memorable comedic elements, the aforementioned darker themes and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar plenty of hidden adult jokes]]. It also defied the usual {{Status Quo is God}} edicts of its brand of sitcom, preferring instead to chronicle Cory's journey to adulthood in something approaching real time, with him [[CharacterAgedWithTheActor starting a new grade each season]], and eventually moving on to college and married life.

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While occasionally campy and cheesy the show also delved into some surprisingly dark and mature stories compared to the other shows on ABC's TGIF (Thank-God-It's-Friday) lineup, especially when it came to exploring Shawn's dysfunctional family. It had a sizable following for most of its run, a result of it combing combining a good cast, memorable comedic elements, the aforementioned darker themes and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar plenty of hidden adult jokes]]. It also defied the usual {{Status Quo is God}} edicts of its brand of sitcom, preferring instead to chronicle Cory's journey to adulthood in something approaching real time, with him [[CharacterAgedWithTheActor starting a new grade each season]], and eventually moving on to college and married life.
16th May '17 3:44:17 PM DoubleU
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** Happened more and more as the series went on. One HalloweenEpisode (which included an {{Homage}} to ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'') involved a discussion of [[SexEqualsDeath who was a virgin and who wasn't]]. Shawn [[TechnicalVirgin will get as sick as you can without actually dying]]. Meanwhile, Cory nudges Topanga and says "Hey, thanks for saving me".

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** Happened more and more as the series went on. One HalloweenEpisode (which included an {{Homage}} to ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'') involved a discussion of [[SexEqualsDeath who was a virgin and who wasn't]]. Shawn [[TechnicalVirgin will get as sick as you can without actually dying]]. Meanwhile, Cory nudges Topanga and says "Hey, thanks for saving me". And then they cheer Feeny who was already dead.
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