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

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Vote up the most glaring plot holes.

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.

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  • 1
    327 VOTES

    Mr. Turner Got In A Motorcycle Accident And Vanished

    Mr. Turner Got In A Motorcycle Accident And Vanished
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    In Season 4 of Boy Meets World, Mr. Jonathan Turner, one of the kids' teachers, got into a tragic motorcycle accident. He survived, but he was never seen again - that is, until decades later in Girl Meets World.

    327 votes
  • 2
    290 VOTES

    Cory, Shawn, And Topanga Skipped Forward In Time

    Cory, Shawn, And Topanga Skipped Forward In Time
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    At the start of the show, Cory, Shawn and Topanga were all set to graduate in 2000. In the episode "Class Pre-Union," the class is even welcomed with a full-on "Welcome Back, Class of 2000" banner.

    That timeline quickly got convoluted. The characters supposedly entered the 7th grade in the fall of 1994, but the 11th grade in 1996.

    290 votes
  • 3
    316 VOTES

    The Age Gap Between Cory And Eric Shrank

    The Age Gap Between Cory And Eric Shrank
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    Cory and Eric started out with a much larger age gap between them. In Seasons 1 and 2, the two were four years apart. This changed during the final seasons, where they were two years apart.

    316 votes
  • 4
    271 VOTES

    The Timeline Of Cory And Topanga's Relationship Changed

    The Timeline Of Cory And Topanga's Relationship Changed
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    As Boy Meets World progressed, Cory and Topanga's relationship was molded to make it seem like they'd been in love with each other since childhood. In the first season, it certainly didn't appear that way. At first, they fell in love when they kissed in the episode "Cory's Alternative Friends." Then, it switched to when they were kids. Eventually, the story was that they fell in love when they were toddlers playing on a playground.

    271 votes
  • 5
    217 VOTES

    Joshua Aged Incredibly Fast

    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. 

    217 votes
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    221 VOTES

    Both Of Shawn's Siblings Disappeared

    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.

    221 votes