Necessary Nostalgia: Boy Meets World

For months now my Facebook news feed has been peppered with news and snippets of the highly anticipated spin-off show, Girl Meets World.  The night it premiered, as many of my twenty-something and a few thirty-something friends posted about sitting down to watch is, I was struck with a sense of nostalgia.  I remembered sitting in the living room practically every Friday night in the 90s to catch the latest episodes of the TGIF line-up.  At the close of Girl Meets World, when the Michael Jacobs Productions logo ran with that oh-so-familiar acoustic guitar solo, I immediately went to the internet to re-watch some of Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric’s greatest shenanigans.  Since then, I’ve recorded some of the re-runs on ABC family and have watched several over the past week and a half.


I think that part of what made Boy Meets World such a great show for such a long time (did you know it ran from 1993-2000?!?) was that it was a fun, wholesome show about the family you are born with as well as the family you choose.  The show is full of real-life problems and scenarios that prove relevant 14-21 years later.


Here are some of my favorite quotes from over the years:

 “Let’s not call it detention. I prefer Hooked on Feeny”- Mr. Feeny

Mr. Feeny “UNDERPANTS!”- Cory, upon discovering Shawn in his boxers sitting under a blanket with Topanga.


“… Let’s start with roll call.  Lawrence, Topanga” “I’m channeling.  I will only answer to the name, NEOOOOOOOWAAAA (or something like that)”
“…Okay, present, but not all here.”


(That little gem is from one of the very first episodes and definitely one I’ve always remembered!)

 “That’s just what I want – to be Topanga’s boyfriend. And then we can name our children Chewbacca and Plankton.” Cory at age 11 or 12.

Oh Cory, if you only knew...

Oh Cory, if you only knew…

“No, not Eric anymore. My name… is Plays-with-Squirrels.”- Eric

Hermit Eric, aka Plays-with-Squirrels.

Hermit Eric, aka Plays-with-Squirrels.


Need I say more?

Ah, the “Feeny Call”  Who could have watched this show and NOT remembered Eric’s Feeny Call?

“Life’s tough, get a helmet!”- Eric

Gotta love that brotherly advice.

Gotta love that brotherly advice.

“How do you accidentally kiss someone?

 Did she slip on a rug and your lips broke her fall?”- Topanga

“Believe in yourselves. Dream, try to do good. I love you all. Class is dismissed”- Mr Feeny

Ugh, the feels!

Ugh, the feels!

Man, those were some good times.  Girl Meets World has some pretty big shoes to fill, in my opinion, but I think they will do a great job.  I for one, can’t wait to see all of the cameo appearances they have in store for the Boy Meets World cast.

(*All images courtesy of Disney.)

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