I often forget how big of a presence Boy Meets World had in my childhood memories. But as soon as I start talking about my love for Shawn Hunter, I suddenly remember this episode and that episode and the moment when Cory did this and when Topanga said that…and then I’m spending, like, an hour talking about this damn show without any plans of stopping.
Boy Meets World was formative for a few reasons: It seemed to always be on TV, even when it was just reruns, so there was really no escaping it. Also, the show didn’t get too cheesy like plenty of other ’90s sitcoms. The serious moments were gripping, the fun moments were silly and we always had someone–or some couple–to root for. It was just a fun show to watch and grow up alongside, you know?
By the way, did I mention my love for Shawn Hunter? I just need to make sure that the entirety of the internet knows about it.
If you were also a fan of Boy Meets World, check out these 12 moments from the show that definitely changed my life.
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Topanga Being A Baby Feminist
Remember back in the first season when Topanga was a preteen activist weirdo? Can we say goals?Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
Nuff said.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
Yes, the teacher and principal who was no nonsense and wouldn't hesitate to throw you into detention was really just the king of tough love. The only thing that was weird to me was that he literally followed these kids through their entire academic career: Middle school, high school and even away at college. This dude just couldn't let these guys go.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
This stereotypical nerdy know-it-all was a gem. Why wasn't this kid more of a staple in the high school episodes? He was all over the middle school era but only made a cameo in high school.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
Mr. Turner Being A Hottie...I guess
Mr. Turner was the cool teacher and he wore a leather jacket and rode a motorcycle so I guess he was vaguely hot by default. I mean, who would say no to that curly mullet?Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
Shawn Hunter's Everything
Shawn wasn't just the comic relief. No, he was our official sad boy of the show as well. Seriously, everything awful happened to Shawn: His absent parents coming in and out of his life, being homeless, struggling academically, Mr. Turner--his father figure--getting hurt in a car accident, reuniting with his father only to watch him die in a hospital...This kid never got a break, and yet he was always the funniest on the show, not to mention the hottest.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
Shawn And Angela
These two were everything, okay? Yeah, yeah, yeah, Cory and Topanga were cute and all but Shawn and Angela, though. I refuse to believe that they break up, or I just imagine that they got back together after the show ended...my conclusion depends on how I'm feeling on a given day.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
The Halloween Episode
'90s sitcoms loved a good Halloween episode and Boy Meets World was no exception. I don't know why this one stuck with me so well, but it is definitely the best Halloween episodes of the '90s. Hands down, no contest, goodbye.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
That Time That Cory Made Out With That Girl Who Was Not Topanga During The School Ski Trip
Ski lodges are nothing more than dens of betrayal to me now.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
Topanga Proposing To Cory At Graduation
After Cory and Topanga were done taking their relationship break, they were stronger than ever. So strong, in fact, that Topanga proposed to Cory during their high school graduation. We rarely see women propose to men, so I was all about this scene. Less impressed by the fact that she decided to forgo going to Yale so that she could follower her high school boyfriend to his college but, eh, I guess it was true love or something.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
Topanga And Cory's Virgin Status
I wasn't the only one counting down the episodes until they finally did it, right? There had to be some fellow 10-year-old girls out there just as invested in fictional characters' sex lives, I'm sure. Well, they finally did it on their honeymoon, encouraging teen audiences to find a husband in high school, get married as soon as you graduate and have sex as soon as you're legally wed and not a second earlier.Okay, maybe they weren't that heavy handed and moralistic but I'm sure some folks saw it that way.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC
This show's finale decided that it wanted to gut me completely, and all they had to do to make that possible was throw in Feeny and some tears. That's all it took to make me turn into a total sap about this amazingly long-running show coming to an end.Feeny forever, okay. Feeny forever.Source: Boy Meets World/ABC