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Things That 'Boy Meets World' Got Away With Not Explaining

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From 1993 to 2000, Boy Meets World consumed the TV schedule of nearly every '90s kid. Although tuning into the adventures of Cory, Topanga, and Shawn was a daytime TV treat, full of humor for both kids and adults, some Boy Meets World errors make the show feel like a confusing and open-ended teenage drama. From disappearing characters to plot holes that make you question the sanity of some of the cast members, important people and background stories just became forgotten parts of Boy Meets World.

Where did Shawn and Topanga's siblings go? What exactly happened to Mr. Turner after that motorcycle accident, and why did it take him decades to recover? Some seemingly innocent questions might turn into dark secrets as you ask yourself what's really going on in this classic sitcom.

  • 5. Alan Went From Having Served In The Navy To Having Cooked For The Coast Guard

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    Throughout Boy Meets World, Alan has many conversations about his days in the Navy. In the episode "Family Trees," however, his past role suddenly switches from Navy-man to Coast Guard cook.

    Is this a big oversight?
  • 6. Joshua Aged Incredibly Fast

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    Baby Joshua was born in the episode "My Baby Valentine." He showed up again as a full-on toddler only a year later in the episode "Brave New World."

    Unless he skipped forward in time, Joshua aged super fast. 

    Is this a big oversight?
  • 7. Both Of Shawn's Siblings Disappeared

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    Both of Shawn's siblings completely disappeared. His sister, Stacy Hunter, was only mentioned in the episode "Cory's Alternative Friends." Otherwise, she's never seen. 

    Shawn's other sibling, his half-brother Eddie, was introduced in the episode "The Pink Flamingo Kid." He wasn't referenced again.

    Is this a big oversight?
  • 8. Topanga's Sister Completely Vanished

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    Topanga had an older sister, Nebula Lawrence, even though she wasn't really an on-screen presence. She made her one and only appearance in the episode "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not."

    Is this a big oversight?