On its 30th anniversary, a Boy Meets World poster captures every era of the iconic show, including Eric’s alternate personality Plays With Squirrels.
- A Boy Meets World poster celebrates the show’s 30th anniversary and showcases its enduring popularity with relatable characters, timeless themes, and nostalgia.
- The Pod Meets World rewatch podcast, hosted by Fishel, Friedle, and Strong, has renewed interest in the show, and its availability on Disney+ makes it easy for fans to revisit.
- Behind-the-scenes problems faced by the show, including the firing of an actress for her appearance and the inappropriate behavior towards Fishel, shed light on the treatment of female cast members despite the show’s wholesome image.
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A Boy Meets World poster captures every era of the iconic show on its 30th anniversary. Premiered in 1993 and aired until 2000, the coming-of-age sitcom centered on Cory (Ben Savage) from sixth grade to college alongside his older brother Eric (Will Friedle), best friend Shawn (Rider Strong), and love interest Topanga (Danielle Fishel). Other characters included their teacher Mr. Feeny (William Daniels), their intelligent classmate Stuart Minkus (Lee Norris), and Cory’s parents Amy and Alan Matthews (Betsy Randle and William Russ).
On the show’s 30th anniversary on September 24, the Pod Meets World Instagram page shared a fan poster by @joshuabudich that captures every era of the iconic show. Check it out below:
The art depicts the main characters across every era of the show which aired for seven seasons. This includes Eric’s bearded alternate personality, Plays With Squirrels, from the future reality depicted in Boy Meets World season 7, episode 16. The poster is also inscribed with the quote, “I love you all. Class dismissed,” Mr. Feeney’s famous last words from the show.
Why Boy Meets World Has Remained Popular
The Boy Meets World poster, shared on its 30th anniversary, is a testament to the show’s enduring popularity over the years, even decades after having gone off the air. Like many coming-of-age sitcoms, Boy Meets World has remained popular due to its relatable characters, timeless themes, and nostalgic factor. The show remains frequently discussed due to the Pod Meets World rewatch podcast hosted by Fishel, Friedle, and Strong, which started last year and has renewed interest in the show. This, in combination with its streaming availability on Disney+, has made it seamless and fun for fans to rewatch the show.
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Another reason why Boy Meets World is still frequently discussed, albeit an unfortunate reason, is the many behind-the-scenes problems that plagued the show. Many of these issues were unknown to the public before the Pod Meets World podcast shed light on them, including original Topagna actress Bonnie Morgan being fired from the show for not being “pretty enough,” followed by Fishel being sexualized by a television executive as a teenager. Both instances illustrate a larger issue regarding the show’s treatment of its female cast members, despite the wholesome facade presented by Boy Meets World.
Source: Pod Meets World (via @joshuabudich)/Instagram