Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that ran for seven seasons between the dates of 1993-2000 – Boy Meets World.
Opening Titles / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Ben Savage – Cory Matthews
William Daniels – George Feeny
Betsy Randle – Amy Matthews
Will Friedle – Eric Matthews
Rider Strong – Shawn Hunter
+ Rider Strong claimed that he loved the leather jacket he wore on the show so much that he didn’t want to return it to Disney when the series was over. He took it with him to New York when he went to school but it was stolen out of his car in Brooklyn. Instead of giving it back, he switched it out with another jacket and Disney had no idea.
+ Several times throughout the years they mention how Cory and Topanga first met, but it’s never the same story. Their first meeting happened at several different ages and places.
+ Despite having hundreds of kids sign up to audition for the part of Shawn, Rider Strong was the first actor that Producer Michael Jacobs saw, and the last.
+ Even though Jack Hunter is Shawn’s older brother in seasons 5-7, in reality Matthew Lawrence (Jack) is 2 months younger than Rider Strong (Shawn).
+ In the first season, the creators and writers of the show wanted to give Cory a second best friend along with Shawn but none of the child actors they tried stuck. The various child actors they tried always had the same assigned chair at the end of the table on the John Adams Middle School cafeteria set. Because of the revolving door of child actors the show went through trying to fill that role, the cast came to jokingly refer to that chair as “the death chair”.
+ Occurring around the fifth season of the show, Rider Strong wanted to quit simply because he wanted to go to college. Michael Jacobs told him that they could work out a schedule so that he can go to college, and he did.
Topanga Cuts Her Hair
Soup or Bowl
Eric Confesses to Feeny