‘Boy Meets World’ Turns 25

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September 24 marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of Boy Meets World, the hit ABC show following the coming-of-age story of Cory Matthews. The Onion looks back at some memorable milestones from the show’s seven-season run.

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1993-2000:

Just an unbelievable amount of shit piled on poor Shawn while the rest of the characters deal with their little rich people problems.


1994:

In one of the series’s strongest episodes, Cory leaves his comfort zone to pursue something he wants only to find it’s not exactly what he expected, and he learns a valuable lesson about life.


1995:

Eric suffers a traumatic head injury, leading to three laugh-out-loud seasons.


1996:

Mr. Feeny suffers a heart attack after Cory and Shawn prank him by hiding his heart medicine.

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1997:

Topanga throws her fucking life away by deciding not to go to Yale and marrying Cory instead.

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1998:

When Shawn’s dad passes away, Mr. Matthews offers to let Shawn sleep in his car for one night.

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1998:

Cory and Shawn have a brief falling out after arguing about the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

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2000:

The final episode closes with Mr. Feeny saying “Class dismissed” to an empty room, confirming earlier hints in the series of his descent into dementia.

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