Only you get to decide when you quit.

Girl Meets Rah Rah is the nineteenth episode in season 2 of Girl Meets World and the 40th episode overall. It aired on October 9, 2015 to 3.3 million viewers.


It’s time for the annual cheerleading tryouts, and Riley is determined to finally make the squad.



It’s time for cheerleading tryouts, and Cory, Topanga, Maya, Lucas and Farkle are all really worried about Riley, who insists on trying out even though she’s no good. They all try to talk her out of it, for fear that she’ll get hurt both physically and emotionally, but she insists on trying out. She goes through three days of tough tryouts, and is heartbroken when the coach tells her she’s not good enough.

In class, Cory teaches about Edison, who finally invented the light bulb after trying and failing countless times. Even though, as her father, he tried to keep Riley from trying out to protect her, as her teacher, he tells her never to give up on her dreams, and not to take no for an answer.

Riley returns to the cheerleading coach and tells her that she wants to be on the team, even if just as an alternate. The coach turns her down, but the girls on the cheerleading team all really like Riley and take her side against the coach. The coach finally gives in, and Riley is accepted onto to the team as an alternate.


Main cast

Guest cast


Perez Hilton: This is Perez Hilton. Mostly, I write about the rich and famous, but today I think you'll find inspiration in the talentless and clumsy.
Riley: I'm both.
Cory: Did you quit?
Riley: I didn't ring the bell. I couldn't. It was gone.
Maya: I stole it.
Auggie: I'm very sorry for what happened to you, Riley. And I'm proud of you for trying your best. And I'm glad that you're still alive.
Riley: I have my own bell!

Maya: Day two, tumbling.
Riley: I tumble.

Maya: Not on purpose.
Maya: On day one, applicants will be judged on coordination.
Riley: Do I have that?
Maya: No.
Riley: I have my own rule!
Maya: How many years you going to do this to me?
Riley: What am I doing to you?
Maya: Every year, I have to tell you that you're good. You know what? You're not good. You're not as good as Samantha. You're not as good as Heather. You're not as good as any girl with any name, or doesn't have a name, or doesn't exist, or is a rock.
Riley: Well, I don't like that she doesn't have a name. I would call her Roxie.
Maya: Explain to me what's the matter with you.
Riley: I'm for your entertainment pleasure.
Riley: Cheerleading try-outs today! I have better control of my body now. And when my brain tells my arms and legs what to do, they try real hard now.
Cory: You know what today is, don't ya?
Topanga: Oh, I know what today is. How much do you dread this day?
Cory: Maybe the friend can save us.
Topanga: Were you able to talk her out of it?
Maya: No.
Auggie: Then what good are you, lady?
Maya: I'm no good.

International Premieres

  • April 18, 2016 (Israel)
  • June 3, 2016 (Philippines)
  • June 30, 2016 (Latin America, Brazil)


  • Riley tries out for cheerleading.
  • This episode was choreographed by Danny Teeson and Melanie Lewis-Yribar.
  • Lucas and Zay mention Vanessa, who will appear in Girl Meets Texas.
  • Second time Zay has mentioned why Lucas, Maya, and Farkle enter Riley's room through the Bay Window. The first was in Girl Meets Rileytown.
  • Cory claims Riley has tried out for cheerleading a half dozen times.
  • This episode first aired at 9:28pm EST in the U.S and at 10:00 EST in Canada due to the Disney Channel Original Movie "Invisible Sister" (starring Rowan Blanchard) that was airing in its original timeslot.
  • Zay crying for Vanessa is similar to Eric Matthews crying for Rachel McGuire.
  • This is the most viewed episode of season 2 so far with 3.313 million viewers.
  • The last time Riley was in a cheerleader uniform was in Girl Meets Brother with Maya when they tried for the cheerleading squad.
  • Actress Salma Hayek and her daughter attended the taping of this episode.



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