1-4 Cory's Alternative Friends
Summary by: Matt
Orginal Air Date: 1993-10-15
Writer: Patricia Forrester
Director: David Trainer
Capsule Summary: Cory straightens his hair and becomes weird; fellow weirdo Topanga gives Cory his first kiss.
Extendo Summary: Cory and Shawn's report does not impress Mr. Feeny, who theorizes that it is his own fault for allowing the two to work together. He allows them a do-over but assigns Topanga (in her first appearance) to be Cory's partner. Cory scoffs at this because Topanga and her friends are weird and the rest of the school makes fun of them. Shawn gets assigned to work with Minkus, to the chagrin of both.
Later, Cory overhears two girls discussing their disgust of a certain "Brillo-Head" and becomes self-conscious. His attempt to straighten his hair goes horribly wrong. He tries to re-curl it, with worse results. Exiled to the weird table, Cory begins to empathize with the other occupants. He helps them with a petition to save a teacher's job, and Topanga kisses him. When his hair returns to normal, Cory rejoins the regular guys, but he'll never look at the geeks the same way.
- Cory: Can you be swayed on this?
Mr. Feeny: I'm Gibraltar.
Cory: Look, Topanga. Is there any way we can do this assignment on the phone...or by telepathy.
- Cory and Shawn's telescoping pointer hijinks.
- Morgan: Mommy, if my dolly's cold can I put her in the toaster oven?
Amy: No, honey, that would be a mistake.
Morgan: I made a mistake.
- Cory: Shawn and I have another project we're working on now.
Topanga: Really? What is it?
Shawn: Well, you know how those dolphins get caught in the tuna nets?
Shawn: It's got nothin' to do with that.
Oh, for gay! [Ed.: Sort of. Well. Close enough, for first season.]
Cory: What do you think of my hair?
Shawn: Guys don't ask guys that question.
Fun fact: Topanga calls her father by his first name, Jedediah.
Milestones: Introduction of Topanga.
Episode Themes: Whiny Cory
Rating: 3. One of the better episodes of the first season. Cory is a little whiny but the jokes are decent enough. The episode foreshadows Cory and Topanga's life together while teaching kids a valuable lesson that they won't ever pay attention to.Back | Back to Season 1 Episode Guide | Next