The Outlaw Life

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boy meets world

I don’t know if you know this, but as a quintessential child of the 90s, Boy Meets World basically makes the list of the most-influential-pop-culture on my young life. I mean, COME ON! Eric Matthews, i.e. Mr. Plays-With-Squirrels? Young Topanga, with that HORRIBLE crimped hair? I grew up with these people, you know? So you can keep your Seinfeld‘s and your South Parks and any of your other pop culture bastions – BOY MEETS WORLD 4 EVA (so says my slap-braceleted, overalls-wearing, Spice-Girls listening young self).

There is a point to all this. Seeing as how I love the awesome-sauce that is a 30 minute shot of BMW (the lessons of Full House with a quarter of the sap and all the drool-worthiness of Rider Strong), you can imagine how much I PLOTZED with I heard that yes, ladies and gents, THIS IS A THING: Cory and Topanga 4-ever: Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel set to return to Disney ‘Boy Meets World’ spinoff! I’m sure many of you already know that this is happening. Maybe you don’t. I’d heard rumors, and brushed them off in the way I do when I hear people talk about a 4th season of Veronica Mars or that maybe they’ll renew Freaks and Geeks – never going to happen. But, my pretties, THIS IS HAPPENING. Oh yes, this is happening. And, from what the article says of Daniel Fishel’s tweets, pretty much the whole cast is coming back – Rider Strong and Will Fridel included (the best cast members, let’s be honest!)

In honor of basically the most monumental day in pop culture (okay, not really, but still a pretty cool one for us 90s kids), here are my Top 5 Favorite Boy Meets Word Moments of All Time:
1.) The episode where Topanga meets that ADORABLE guy at the art museum and he invites her to come to Paris (1.) it’s Jonathan Jackson, and he’s adorable 2.) HE INVITED YOU TO PARIS! come on!):

2.) The scene where Sean sees Mr. Turner for the first time since Mr. Turner’s motorcycle accident (I LOVE YOU RIDER STRONG, my 11 year old self will yell for all time):


3.) That one time when Cory read a poem and Angela heard it, only it was Sean’s poem and BOY WAS HE MAD:


4.) Eric Matthews is Mr. Plays-With-Squirrels. This is quite possibly going on record as one of the funniest moments in all of TV:


5.) Because Cory and Topanga breaking up basically wrecked an entire week in my childhood:

Also, you should check out this place. They’ve got a pretty good video clip list, too. And I *heart* video clip lists.

PS: I realize this post is over the top, silly, and self indulgent. It doesn’t bother me. It shouldn’t bother you. Watch the clips again. They’re awesome-sauce.

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