Nineteen years ago, "Boy Meets World" first aired and then grew into a hit that lasted seven seasons, from 1993 to 2000. So we're excited that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are back as Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence in the spin-off "Girl Meets World." Remember when they got married during the 90s hit? Now it's their 13-year-old daughter who will be the focus. The Disney Channel execs aren't sure who will play her, but one thing we do know is that Rider Strong, who played Cory's best friend Shawn Hunter, will not be returning. Strong told The Insider, "'Girl Meets World' will be, and I think it should be, its own show. It will be about Cory and Topanga, their daughter, and a new set of characters."
As we anticipate the new show, let's look back on a few of the relationship lessons learned from "Boy Meets World."
True love conquers all
It's been a while, 19 years to be exact, but I remember how odd Topanga was when the series first aired. However, it was clear Cory had a crush on her, and as she matured, the feelings Cory and Topanga had for each other became clear. But their relationship wasn't without drama. We saw lots of bumps along the way. Eventually, the two tied the knot, proving that true love conquers all.
Looks can be deceiving
If I had been in school with Shawn and Cory, I know, just based on looks, I'd go for Shawn. But Shawn's life wasn't roses. His parents were a dysfunctional mess, and they were never there for him, especially his mother. My kids are 21 and 18 now, and my husband and I did our best to give them a good upbringing. The episodes reaffirmed my belief that parents need to be there for their children and that abandoning a child is a selfish act that causes severe damage.
Good teachers mean everything
There are one or two teachers in my life who I will always remember. On "Boy Meets World," teacher and Principal Mr. Feeny proved to be a valuable part of Shawn, Cory, Eric (Cory's brother), and Topanga's lives. I believe every child deserves a teacher or some sort of authority figure, besides their parents, to help on life's path. So far it's been happily-ever-after for Cory and Topanga, and part of that is because Mr. Feeny was there with his life's lessons.
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