The popular show aired from 1993 to 2000.
Over the course of seven seasons, the beloved ABC series Boy Meets World aired from 1993 to 2000. The show featured Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) who was relatable and funny, his best friend Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong) who was everyone's bad-boy crush, along with girlfriend Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel) who was a strong female lead who young girls could look up to. But is there anything that you don't know about Boy Meets World? Let's have a look.
Happy anniversary to Cory, Topanga, Shawn, Eric, Mr. Feeny and even Minkus. Boy Meets World premiered today in ’93.— HOMAGE (@HOMAGE) September 24, 2020
Pay homage. pic.twitter.com/CQ2tA2nMlv
In the first three episodes of the series, Cory has another friend in addition to Shawn and the show was going to have a friend's group instead of a duo. They kept bringing new friends to show but it didn't work. The cast even began calling the cafeteria chair that those characters sat in the “death chair” because the actors would never come back, reports Mental Floss.
Cory and Shawn, boy meets world. pic.twitter.com/a9Ga3PJkqY— Blue Werth (@BlueberryWerth) February 18, 2020
The actress Marla Sokoloff was originally cast as Topanga and that too just for a few episodes!
RT If You Love Cory & Topanga pic.twitter.com/ByjLz5WMis— Boy Meets World (@TopangaMathews) July 2, 2013
Although they got married on the show as well, in real life, William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett tied the knot in 1951.
Just discovered that Mr. Feeny's wife on Boy Meets World is his wife in real life. This makes my heart so happy 💕 pic.twitter.com/sM2hqcOjYN— Meg (@Megan_Kennedy22) October 4, 2015
Rider Strong and Will Friedle were such great pals that they would often burst into laughter during scenes. This is why the two rarely appeared in scenes together over the course of the show.
“Michael Jacobs says he was driving down the highway when production called and said, ‘We need a name for this character!’ He happened to be driving past Topanga Canyon, so he said, ‘Topanga.’ He says that if they had called him two miles later, I would’ve been named Canoga, which is the next exit,” shared Fishel.
“I hated my hair. I came to the audition with that hairstyle, got the part, and the director Michael Jacobs never let me cut it from there on out,” Strong said. “A bunch of girls at a sleepover told me to wear my hair like that—parted down the center—and I was 12, so I listened. It was my version of Christian Slater. But my hair is wavy and they would straighten it on the show and it would take forever. I wanted to cut my hair so bad, but the only time I got to was when we found out the show was going to be canceled.”
rider strong as shawn hunter in boy meets world still owns my heart ❣ and that's on his amazing hair. pic.twitter.com/czyqhL362n— jen🍒 (@gcldtom) April 20, 2020
At the time, interracial relationships like theirs weren't common on major network shows.
shawn and angela were the superior boy meets world couple, even better than cory and topanga. in my mind they were endgame idc! pic.twitter.com/LZQr3ehssp— jersey girl (@dreakendrick1) March 24, 2021
The only other character that comes in a close second is Eric who appeared in every episode except four.
Cory and Shawn, Boy Meets World. Loved their friendship and all it’s ups and downs. pic.twitter.com/uCvUFCECR8— Stephanie Elizabeth (@s_elizabeth354) May 8, 2020
How many of you knew that his full name is Cornelius "Cory" A. Matthews, to be precise?
The late actor was Leonard Spinelli, the assistant manager of the supermarket run by Alan Matthews in the first season. Later, he appears as Mervyn, where he shows up at the Matthews’ outdoor gear store, and then in season seven, he plays the minister who marries Cory and Topanga!
Rip #WillieGarson— 𝙠𝙖𝙮𝙡𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙝👽 (@heronwoodxo) September 22, 2021
The first thing I saw him in was boy meets world, every time I saw him after that I just remembered him as the guy who married Cory & Topanga He was in so many shows but him in bmw will always be close to my heart💕
Sending so many prayers to his family❤️ pic.twitter.com/EzEQY9V4Xb