Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

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Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

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Series cast summary:
 Cory Matthews / ... (158 episodes, 1993-2000)
 George Feeny / ... (158 episodes, 1993-2000)
 Shawn Hunter / ... (158 episodes, 1993-2000)
Betsy Randle ...
 Amy Matthews / ... (158 episodes, 1993-2000)
 Eric Matthews / ... (158 episodes, 1993-2000)
 Alan Matthews / ... (154 episodes, 1993-2000)
 Topanga Lawrence / ... (147 episodes, 1993-2000)
 Morgan Matthews / ... (75 episodes, 1996-2000)
 Jack Hunter / ... (68 episodes, 1997-2000)


Adolescent Cory Matthews and his best friend Shawn, and Cory's girlfriend Topanga attempt to survive the trials of high school, along with the help of the George Feeny, the high-school principal and Cory's next-door neighbor. Written by Jeremy Lunt <>

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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

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(158 episodes)

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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". See more »


The main characters were in the sixth grade and eleven years old when the series began in Fall of 1993. They should have graduated from high school, therefore, in the year 2000. Instead, two years were missing from their high school careers and the writers had them graduate in 1998. When season 2 began, they were in 7th grade and this was referenced by head bully and repeating senior Harley Kiner. He was known for especially picking on seventh graders and kept reminding Cory of that fact throughout the second season. Somewhere between season's 3 and 4 their year in school became hazy between them being in 8th grade and freshmen in high school. See more »


Shawn Hunter: Angela, are you sick of screaming yet?
[Angela nods]
Shawn Hunter: Then you'd better not look in there.
[indicates the trash can holding the murdered janitor]
Cory: [peering into the trash can] Oh my God!
Cory: There's like a hundred retainers in there!
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At the end of the episode "I am Not a Crook," Topanga runs for class president. Everyone is chanting, "Topanga! Topanga! Topanga!" Because of this a credit is listed, "Executive Producer: Topanga." See more »


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The best show on Disney Channel!!!
24 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why, but for some reason, Disney is getting rid of their best shows and putting in new ones that are pointless to watch (ie: "Brandy and Mr. Whiskers"). But "Boy Meets World" is one of the good ones, unfortunately being pushed off to a later and later time.

This show is good for a number of reasons. The actors are hilarious, all portraying very different and very real characters. Cory's brother, Eric, is my favorite, because every show needs a little slapstick humor.

The story line is fabulous. Unlike other shows that portray sappy, stereotypical teenagers doing things no one in real life would ever do,(See "Lizzie McGuire") this show contains humor and drama held together with definite realism. The show deals with a lot of the things that teenagers go through, while making it still entertaining to watch.

I love this show, and personally don't tire of it. It is great for all ages. The younger shows have more humor and are better for younger children, while the older ones contain more drama and are great for teens to watch. I personally like both, and sometimes my dad watches with me.

Overall, this is a great show, and should not be kicked off the air.

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