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Things You Didn't Know About The Cast Of 'Boy Meets World'

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Boy Meets World has been off-air for more than two decades, but its popularity remains evergreen. The key to its success has to do with fans connecting with the show's cast, whose names remain synonymous with the sitcom. Since the internet was hardly the far-reaching platform it is today, fans weren't privy to details about the cast back then. Luckily that's all changed. These are the best facts about actors' experience with their time on Boy Meets Worldalong with points of interest about their personal lives.

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    The actors were still quite young when romantic plotlines began and Danielle Fishel hadn't experienced a real-life romance by that point. Due to this, her first kiss - both on and off-screen - was Ben Savage during a scene featuring Cory and Topanga's first kiss.

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    Despite being so closely connected to Cory, Shawn and Eric were barely ever seen together without the presence of someone else. This was due to the fact that Will Friedle and Rider Strong were such good friends that they would become unprofessional and joke around in their scenes too much. Due to this, Shawn and Eric were deliberately kept apart onscreen in order to avoid Friedle and Strong from breaking character all the time.

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    Mr. Feeney and Dean Lila Bolander ended up getting married in Boy Meets World, which was actually a way of art imitating life as the characters' actors William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett are married in real life and have been since 1951. The actors also share a unique honor of winning Emmy Awards on the same night, which they achieved at the 1986 Emmy Awards for their performances in St. Elsewhere.

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    The Main Cast Were Genuinely School Classmates

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    The cast was separated by a few years from one another in terms of age and didn't study in the same grades. However, they did occupy the same space as the TV show had a classroom dedicated toward the young actors for their real life studies.

    According to Danielle Fishel:

    Some of my favorite memories happened in the Boy Meets World classroom. Not necessarily the set classroom, but our real classroom when Ben, Rider, and Will and I were all in school at the same time. When we started the show, we had little sectioned off areas for each one of us to try to focus and work with our own individual teacher.

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