Passing Opinion Off As Fact Since 2009

Passing Opinion Off As Fact Since 2009

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fun Facts from the Boy Meets World Wikipedia:

Boy Meets World was my favorite show for a large portion of my life. The show ran exactly during the time period between when I started being able to stay-up passed 9 and when I went out on Friday nights. When I woke this morn, I was overcome with urge to read its Wikipedia page (made it had something to do with Yom Kippur). Here is a list of fun facts:

- The show covered 10 fictional years (6th grade-college graduation) in 7 seasons
- Cory (Ben Savage) started the show as a typical harebrain high school slacker and ended it with the personality of an old Jewish man
- Topanga (Danielle Fishel) started the show as a free-spirited hippie and ended it as Cory’s realist foil who dreams of being a LAWYER
- Shawn (Rider Strong) started as a cool ladies-man who generally was dumb and ended as a really emo poet
- Eric (Will Friedle) started the show as a cool ladies-man who generally was very dumb and ended as an absurd fat-guy that existed completely outside reality
- The girl who played Angela (Trina McGee) is now 41. Rider Strong is only 31. When they met in season 5, he was 17 and she was 27. WEIRD.
- Rider Strong is older than Matthew Lawrence who played Jack, Shawn’s OLDER brother.
- On the show Feeny marries Dean Bolander, in real life the actor’s are also married.
- In real life Fishel and Savage dated.
- Fishel also dated LANCE BASS
- Jason Marsden played Eric’s high school best friend named Jason Marsden. He left the show to play TJ’s best friend on Step-by-Step
- Joey “The Ray” Epstein was played by Blake Sennett. Blake Sennett is the Rilo Kiley dude.
- High school bad guy Griff was played by Adam got-damn Scott. How did I not realize this WAY earlier?
- The show got pretty damn good ratings:

Season Ratings Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 1993–1994 #37 8.4
2 1994–1995 #36 11.5
3 1995–1996 #48 10.1
4 1996–1997 #41 8.7
5 1997–1998 #55 11.6
6 1998–1999 #58 10.9
7 1999–2000 #73 8.7

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