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Yes, we have fond memories of celery and undapantsbut can we definitively say the show is everything our collective nostalgia hyped it up to be?
Does the wholesome sitcom really deserve a large-scale reboot or does its pilot play as painfully dated 21 years later? Girl Meets World's Ben Savage: After getting caught listening to the Phillies game in class instead of discussing Romeo and Juliet, Cory is sentenced to detention with Mr.
His older brother Eric Will Friedle finally scores a date and decides to take her to the baseball game instead of Cory. Feeling abandoned, Cory goes to live in his treehouse, where he watches Mr.
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Feeny eat dinner through the window. Feeny imparts the first of his many life lessons. It's such a relief to go back and rewatch things you loved as a child and to see that it still holds up.
Like, it's great knowing that even as a 5-year-old I had impeccable taste! It had so much adult humor mixed in with everything. And the pilot was dark! I always remembered Boy Meets World as such a fluffy show with the exception of "And Then There Was Shawn"but the pilot had some heavy moments without ever feeling heavy-handed.
Right off the bat, they were able to make Cory such a complex character, so precocious and full of pathos. It was funny to see how little he actually changed over seven seasons. One of the great things about Boy Meets World was that it was aimed at kids duhbut it was so smartly, charmingly and cleverly written to appeal to everyone without being pedantic.
Ditto on Cory's characterization. He got more neurotic as the show went on, but that was established in the beginning. You so rarely see such assured characterization with kid characters from the start. What struck me rewatching it was the theme of love, especially now that we know how important and pervasive it became throughout the show's seven seasons.
Topanga wasn't even in this episode and wouldn't be introduced until the fourth "Cory's Alternative Friends"so it's not like Cory-Topanga OTP was planned from the beginning.
Scoop on must-watch new summer shows Sadie: I think one of the most telling signs of a great show is when you can tell right off the bat that there's a clear plan in place, if not plot-wise then at least thematically. And even though Topanga and Cory's romance hadn't been conceived yet, the pilot makes it very obvious that this is going to be a show about, as Feeny explains, "the all-consuming power of love and the inevitability of its influence on each of our lives.
Things change as you get older — what was once super-important to you won't be anymore — but love is constant. After I finished the episode, I immediately thought of Season 4's "A Long Walk to Pittsburgh," when Topanga moved to Pittsburgh, and Cory's hopeless romanticism about how they were meant to be together.
Pilot Cory was a long way from being head over heels for a girl, but the seeds for that were planted here.
There were some serious heady messages being taught in the pilot and ones that, even 21 years later, still are deeply relatable and comforting to watch play out. I think it's so often this timeless and melancholy complexity that's missing from kid's shows these days, which is why networks continue to air reruns of Boy Meets World and Full House.
Speaking of Full House, I loved Cory's line: I don't understand the emotional content of Full House. The other element I loved from the pilot was Alan William Russ and Cory's and by extension, Eric's father-son relationship swhich, as I'm sure you recall, was another series-long running theme.
I love how Amy Betsy Randle clued Cory into realizing that he "abandoned" his dad for his friends years ago, and it didn't feel forced. I love Amy and Alan in general.
They subverted almost every sitcom parent stereotype. Like Boy Meets World, they never talked down to their kids and knew exactly when to step back e.
Which TV shows should reunite? I was so shocked at how much character and relationship development they were able to jam-pack into 22 minutes. As a younger sibling myself, I still completely connect with everything Cory was going through while also being able to appreciate Amy and Alan even more than I did the first time around.
They felt just as engaging and important as their kids. It'll be interesting to see whether Girl Meets World is able to strike that same balance between the parents and kids. I don't want to jinx it, but I feel like that could be the type of fatal flaw that could easily spring up within so much focus on nostalgia for nostalgia's sake rather than on what actually made the show great.
Yes, but the other wrinkle is that Cory is the parent and the teacher in Girl Meets World, and I think he'll be far more serious, anxious and protective than Amy and Alan were. What did you think of Pilot Feeny and Shawn?
It's good to know that Rider Strong 's hair has always been flawless.Girl Meets World is an American comedy television series created by Michael Jacobs and April Kelly that aired on Disney Channel from June 27, to January 20, The series is a spinoff of Boy Meets World and stars Rowan Blanchard, Ben Savage, Sabrina Carpenter, Peyton Meyer, August Maturo, Danielle Fishel, and Corey Fogelmanis.
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