So I spent a large chunk of this past weekend watching the fourth season of “Boy Meets World”. I used to watch this show religiously. I also turned out to be an okay person. It didn’t take long before I put two and two together (I have a degree in math. So ya, I’m pretty good at addition sometimes).
I know my parents would like to take credit for my character, but I would wager that there is pretty strong correlation between “Boy Meets World” fans and non-murderers.
So here are five things I learned from “Boy Meets World”:
- Episode: Sixteen Candles and Four-Hundred-Pound Men – Cory promises to help Frankie connect with his wrestler father by feeding him wrestling tips to give to his dad at a match. Match falls on the same day as Topanga’s 16th birthday party. Cory fails at being in two places at once.
Lesson:Don’t commit to two things at the same time. OR Find a girlfriend/boyfriend who will understand when you miss their sixteenth birthday to help your friend connect with his professional-wrestler father.
- Episode: Turkey Day – Shawn and Cory, in a quest to eat more stuffing, ask their parents to combine Thanksgiving dinners at Shawn’s trailer park. Parents make things really awkward.
Lesson: Don’t associate with people from other social classes. JK. (That stands for “joking, k?”). No, but really. This episode shows that all people should be able to come together and enjoy turkey, despite race or class. Just like on the first Thanksgiving.
*Also, note to Cory: next time, invite Shawn’s family over to YOUR house.
- Episode: Cult Fiction- Shawn starts hanging out with a group that “is not a cult”, despite all of the creepy things they say and their hatred of laughter. He re-evaluates this decision after Mr. Turner is in a motorcycle accident.
Lesson: Don’t join a cult. Also, don’t join a group that needs to keep insisting they “are not a cult”.
- Episode: Quiz Show – Shawn, Cory and Topanga star on an academic quiz show. When the producers realize that Shawn and Cory’s good hair and pop-culture knowledge get the audience excited, the show “goes from brainy to brainless”. Mr. Feeny is mad.
Lesson: Good looks and popularity won’t help you answer “Who invented the printing press?”. I really owe it to this episode….it would have been SO easy to rely on my good hair and non-social-awkwardness. “I don’t know anything. I’m just cute and fun to watch.” -Shawn.
- Episode: Learning to Fly – Eric takes Shawn and Cory to visit the college he wants to attend. Topanga lies and says her aunt won’t let her come. At this college nobody learns anything. A college girl want to “have fun” with Cory.
Lesson: Easy way out = bad. Mr. Feeny’s advice = good.
BONUS Lesson: It’s okay to wait to “do stuff” with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Also, don’t “do stuff” with a college student if you are still in high school. Illegal in many states.
Did I miss anything? What lessons have you learned from BMW or other shows or other luxury cars?