Synopsis by Hal Erickson
11-year-old Cory Mathews (Ben Savage) does his best to survive life in junior high school--and Life, period!--in Episode One of Boy Meets World). No sooner have the opening credits faded than Cory has gotten a detention from his acid-tongued teacher Mr. Feeny (William Daniels) for listening to a baseball game during a discussion of "Romeo and Juliet." Turns out our hero could have benefited from the example of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers when he must handle the other big crisis of the week, which begins when his older brother Eric (Will Friedle) scores a couple of tickets for a Phillies game--but instead of taking Cory along, he invites his latest girlfriend. This is the only episode in which the recurring character played by Lee Norris (who otherwise does not appear) is called Stuart Lemple, a name soon altered to "Stuart Minkus" for legal reasons.