I’ve been watching a lot of Boy Meets World reruns recently. I mean A LOT of reruns. That’s basically what I do every Saturday morning. Wake up, work out with Bob Harper, take a shower, eat some yogurt, watch Boy Meets World for 5 hours. I can’t help but wonder, what happened to Cory and the gang after the show ended?
If you’ll journey back with me to the year 2000. When we last saw our friends they were getting ready to journey out into the great unknown of adult-hood. Cory and Topanga were married and getting ready to move to New York for her internship. Eric was graduating from college much to everyone’s surprise. (That guy was goofus!) Shawn was…well he has an unhealthy attachment to Cory and was also going to New York. Then we have the less important people. Jack (Matthew Lawrence when he had a career) and Rachel (the obnoxious redhead) joined the peace corps and Angela (Shawn’s on again-off again girlfriend) seems to have just disappeared. Then we have Mr. Feeny. Always the voice of reason. They left him in his classroom. Now I’m not sure why he was in the middle school classroom again as he followed them to high school and then college, but none the less he was still in that darn classroom when they left.
I have spent countless minutes (truth, I really have) wondering where these guys are now. And as I have nothing else going on at the moment I’ve compiled my thoughts and have decided to share them with all of you. You’re welcome guys!
Cory and Topanga:
It’s been 12 years. They’re getting up there in age guys. I know…it’s hard to believe, but tv characters age* By my entirely accurate calculations they’re about 32ish. So I like to believe that Topanga’s internship went super well. Unfortunately the two of them did not plan their lives out well. They gave birth to their first child, Maximus Bertrum Matthews before the internship was over. So Topanaga gave up her dreams to stay home with little Max. Cory is still a goofus, but somehow he made an incredibly successful career in improv comedy. His shows are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Laugh House. Since the birth of Maximus they have had 4 other children. Scallion Ruth, Markieff Poblano, Thomas James and Little Betty Margaret. They currently reside in Long Island, New York with their growing family and a dog named Smokey. Oh ya and Shawn lives with them.
Well, you know how Shawn is. He’s basically in love with Cory so he resides in the basement of their humble abode. Cory and Topanga have tried many times to set Shawn up with nice women so that maybe one day he will find love of his own and move out. Thus far it has been unsuccessful as 12 years later, he’s still in their basement. He’s held many jobs. Waiter, valet, dog-walker, pretty much anything short of selling his organs. But because he is that rogue little Shawn we’ve come to know and love, he kept none of them. My guess is he’ll probably die of old age in Cory and Topanga’s basement before he moves out. Really, though, they need to hold an intervention for him.
Strangely enough, Eric shed his goofball image and became the most successful of the gang. He started an internet company that sells life-size cardboard cutouts of athletes. It’s now a multi-million dollar company. He’s currently living up the bachelor life in LA. People magazine recently named him the #3 most eligible bachelor in the USA. Basically he’s living the dream.
Mr. Feeny is still alive and kicking next door to Amy and Alan. He went back to being the middle school principal and is still influencing the lives of numerous kids. He makes frequent trips to Long Island and LA claiming it’s for work. But we all know he’s just checking up on Eric, Cory, Topanga and Shawn. He always pretended to find them draining but he really loves them. Cory and Topanga’s children call him Grandpoopie Feeny and love when he comes to visit. Eric still relies on Feeny for acceptance and insight in life. He thought when they all moved away they’d finally leave him alone. But he hated that and is considering retirement to travel more easily.
Amy & Alan Matthews:
These two are happily residing in an empty nest. Their children have all grown up and moved out. Alan has retired and golfs almost everyday of the week. Amy spends her days buying knick knacks for her grandchildren (much to Cory and Topanga’s dismay). They love being grandparents and spend many weekends in Long Island with the grand kids.
Morgan left for college and no one has heard from her since. Rumor has it she’s living in Mexico under the name Guadalupe running an underground dog racing league. Basically her parents should have paid more attention to her when she was young.
Rachel and Jack:
They went ahead and stayed in the Peace Corps for 10 years. They recently got married during a drunken trip to Las Vegas. They are looking to have it annulled. Jack is selling insurance in Aspen while Rachel works as a preschool teacher in Connecticut.
There you have it folks. Boy Meets World 12 years later. You can choose to think that they were merely tv characters and when the show went away, so did they.
As for me? Well I believe in all of the above. Just give me this one guys.
*Not entirely true. I’m almost positive that those kids in Yes, Dear never got older ever.
- Boy Meets World The Complete Seventh Season DVD Review (screenhead.com)
- Cory Meets His World in ‘Boy Meets World: The Complete Seventh Season’ (Review) (popmatters.com)