Boy Meets World is a timeless classic. If you grew up in the ’90s, you spent your nights in front of the television, growing up right along with Cory, Shawn, Topanga, Eric, Morgan, Mr. Feeny and the rest of theBMW crew. They were part of your life. You knew everything about their lives…or did you?
Below, read about some pretty fantastic secrets, scandals and behind-the-scenes facts aboutBoy Meets World that you probably didn’t know.
Originally, Cory was supposed to have two best friends. In fact, in the first three episodes of the show, Cory has another friend in addition to Shawn. But the characters just didn’t stick. The cast even called the cafeteria chair on the other side of Cory the “death chair” because those actors never returned.
The actress Marla Sokoloff was originally cast as Topanga, but she was only supposed to be in a couple episodes. The producers decided it wasn’t working and recast Danielle Fishel in the part. Could you imagine living in a world where Danielle Fishel wasn’t Topanga? Yeah, neither can we.
Mr. Feeny and Dean Bolander
The actress who played Dean Bolander, Mr. Feeny’s romantic interest and eventual wife, is married to Feeny in real life! Actress Bonnie Bartlett and the legend himself, Willam Daniels, have been married for over 60 years. Talk about true love!
Rider Strong, who played Shawn, and Will Friedle, who played Eric, rarely appeared in scenes together over the course of the show, and there was a very specific reason for this. Apparently, they were such good friends that they could never keep it together enough to finish a scene. They’d burst out laughing and ruin the take almost every time.
According to Friedle, They never let Rider and I do scenes together because we would look at each other and start laughing, so I think over seven years, we had, like, five scenes together.
At one point during the show’s run, Rider Strong approached the producers about quitting the show to go to college, but the show’s creator, Michael Jacobs, convinced Strong that he could do both. And thank goodness for that. Cory Matthews isn’t Cory Matthews without his Shawn Hunter.
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