Updated: Jul 9
You guys voted, and Topanga won third place best character of Girl Meets World and Boy Meets World. So now, let's look at her top ten moments.
10. Pig Auntie
Boy Meets World Season 3 This Little Piggy. In this episode Shawn takes in a stray pig. Topanga thinks a pig does not belong in the city, and she calls animal control, but she ends up helping Shawn keep the pig once she realizes what it means to him. This episode makes the list for several reasons. Firstly it showed Topanga really cared about Shawn and being his friend.
They have tried several times to show that Topanga and Shawn are actual friends, and it was never shown better than in this episode. Also, Topanga is a supporting character and a smart one, so she does not learn as much as the boys. She usually comes across more like an expert than someone learning. I like the fact that she has an arc in this episode. She starts very strong in her convictions, and she actually learned something in this episode. She needed guidance from Turner in this episode, and we saw her grow up a little.
9. Taking The Torch
Season one, Home For The Holidays, in this episode, Amy is overly critical of Topanga as Cory and Topanga are hosting the holidays, but Topanga reveals that she used Amy's recipe and followed Amy's footsteps in hosting the holiday's. This episode makes the list because it was significant, and it showed how caring Topanga is. Topanga was able to see past Amy's criticism and realize she was worried about being replaced. She was also able to show Amy that she can never be replaced because of the lessons Amy taught Topanga live on in Topanga. She just honored Amy in a way that was very impactful mother to mother. This moment was also a colossal passing of the torch because Topanga went on to play Amy's role on Girl meets world.
In this episode, Cory and Topanga decide not to run off and get married. This was a big moment for Topanga, in my opinion, because she further developed her relationship with Amy, and she grew up a bit. She started the episode running off to marry Cory, but in the end, she realizes it was not right. She learned through experience not to make a rash, life-changing decision.
Despite her tension with Amy, she showed that she had the utmost integrity. She said no to Cory for his family. She thought about everyone else involved and made a mature, caring choice when it would have been easy to be impulsive. This was a great example of the level-headed maturity we would come to expect from Topanga. Her answer led to a great heart to heart between her and Amy.
7. Calling Out Cory
Season 2, episode seven, Wake Up Little Cory. In this episode, people think Cory and Topanga have slept together, and initially, Cory lets people believe that before dispelling the rumor at the end of the episode. This moment makes the list for Topanga because it showed so much strength of character.
When the rumor goes around school, Cory and Topanga slept together. Cory is a King, but Topanga's reputation was ruined. I respect her for the way she handled the situation. She did not shrink; she went straight to the source Cory and let him know it was not okay. It is easy to stand up to your enemies but harder to stand up to your friends. Topanga gave Cory zero slack and gave him the confrontation he deserves. Topanga let it be known this kind of behavior would not be tolerated, and I think it sets an excellent example for viewers.
Season 2 Fear Strikes Out. Topanga and Cory go to a makeout party. This episode made this list because Topanga showed off this episode as goals. She was super understanding to Cory in the closet. Also, even as the whole school was laughing at Cory, she had his back. This episode clearly shows that Topanga and Cory are not only love interests but great friends. Topanga is one of Cory's best friends when he needs her in this episode and also a romantic love interest in the infamous poetry date. She was everything you would hope for at this point in their relationship.
Season 4 an Affair to forget. In this episode, Cory and Shawn have to sneak around to see each other because Shawn's girlfriend does not like Cory. This Topanga moment made the list because Topanga is the one who solves the problem. She reveals to Jennifer that Cory and Shawn have been sneaking around, and Jennifer's attempts to keep them apart had failed. She saves Cory and Shawn from Jenifer and reveals that she understands the bond between Shawn and Cory. She accepts Cory and Shawn's bond, and she would never want to get in the way of that. So this was just another moment that makes you fall in love with Topanga's character.
4.The Whole Package
In this episode, Cory and Shawn pretend to have a band to attract girls but get embarrassed when they have to play the school dance. This episode is one of my favorite Topanga moments for several reasons. Firstly this is the first time we saw Topanga kind of fight for Cory. For most of the series, Topanga is the goal she is presented as out of Cory's league.
However, here we see Topanga jealous of the groupies and kind of pursuing Cory a little bit. Also, I think this episode shows more of why Topanga would like Cory. She thinks he is cute, and she sees him for who he is, and she likes him. What is even cuter is they tie this to Amy and Alan. So it is revealed that Topanga saw Cory for who he was in his high school band just like Amy saw Alan for who he was in his high school band. I thought the tie-in was a lovely way to further the idea that Topanga is the endgame.
3. First Date
Season 1 Boy Meets Girl. In this episode, Cory and Topanga go on their first date. This episode is included because, to me, this was not just Cory's date and the foundation of their relationship. This date is the foundation of our relationship with Topanga. This date is the episode you fall in love with Topanga's character. If not for this episode, I do not know if she returns. I feel like this is the one that made sure she was the love interest for seasons to come. Her chemistry with Cory is tremendous, and they have an iconic date that would lead to an iconic relationship.
2. Cory's Alternative Friend
Cory's Alternative Friends Season 1. In this episode, Cory and Topanga are grouped in a group project, and they grow closer. I love this moment for Topanga because Topanga established herself as unique, and I liked the way she did not conform, and she was comfortable in her own skin and challenged Cory's way of thinking. It is also one of the most memorable first kisses in television Cory's crazy hair and the fact they chained to the lockers after protest. I really wish they would have tried to keep this version of Topanga's Character.
A Long Walk to Pittsburgh Two, this episode is one of the greatest moments in Boy Meets World, and it makes this list because it was Topanga's most significant romantic gesture on the show. We saw Cory be romantic many times, but we saw Topanga show up for Cory like this for the first time. Showing she was just as down and in love. When all the odds were against Cory and Topanga, and everything was pulling them apart, Topanga ran to Cory from Pittsburgh. This showed me that Topanga was the ultimate Love interest.
Topanga's Best Season
This season was Topanga's best season because she still had most of her personality. I like her Hippy progressive roots, and I think she was at her best when she was challenging the way Cory thought about things and bringing a new perspective to the show.
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