90s TV 36 Things You Didn't Know About Boy Meets World  

Amy Boal
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List Rules Vote up the little-known Boy Meets World facts that surprised you the most.

Part of the classic TGIF programming block on ABC, Boy Meets World aired from 1993 to 2000, and has been in syndication ever since. You loved this show, don't be afraid to admit it. Who didn't love it? Cory was relatable and funny, Shawn was handsome and every girl's bad boy crush, and Topanga was a strong female character that young girls could look up to. But what else is there that you don't know about Boy Meets World?

Why was it called John Adams High, and where is Joey "The Rat" now? Which famous TV actors were once just punk kids, bickering with Cory and Shawn by the lockers? This list is full of Boy Meets World trivia to fill the TGIF shaped void in your life (or at least the parts that Girl Meets World hasn't already filled).

You watched Cory, Shawn, and Topanga grow up before your eyes. Now upvote the behind the scenes facts you didn't know and surprised you most about Boy Meets World, everyone's favorite TGIF show.
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Topanga Wasn't Supposed to Cry in the Finale

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In an interview, Danielle Fishel revealed that she was not supposed to cry in her last scene, but knowing that the show had ended, she broke down saying her lines, and they kept it in.
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Mr. Feeny and Dean Bolander Are Married IRL

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They were married on the show as well. In real life, William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett were wed in 1951 and have two children.
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Rider Strong Was the First and Last Audition

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Hundreds of kids signed up to audition for producer Michael Jacobs, hoping to get the role of Shawn. Strong was the first to audition, and Jacobs didn't see anyone else.
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Rider Strong Almost Quit

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Around the fifth season, he wanted to go to college. Fortunately for lovers of Shawn's hair, he and show-runner Michael Jacobs worked out a schedule so Strong could both attend college and continue on the show.
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