|Boy Meets World|
The opening title screen for Boy Meets World, used in seasons 5-7.
|Format||Sitcom, Teen drama,Dramedy|
|Created by||Michael Jacobs|
|Starring||(See Characters section. A teen drama is a television Drama series that centers on teenage characters Comedy-drama, also called dramedy and dramatic-comedy, is a style of Television and movies in which there is an equal or nearly equal balance Michael Jacobs is a writer whose work has appeared on Broadway Off-Broadway television and film April Kelly is a television writer and producer who co-created Boy Meets World. Boy Meets World was an American Television sitcom that chronicles the events and everyday life lessons of Cory Matthews, who grows up from a )|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||158 (List of episodes)|
David Kendall (seasons 2-3)
Bob Young (season 4)
& Mark Blutman (season 5)
Bob Tischler (season 6-7)
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original run||September 24, 1993 – May 5, 2000|
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Boy Meets World was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions, Touchstone Television and distributed by Buena Vista Television.
Boy Meets World was filmed almost exclusively on-stage. There were occasionally scenes filmed in outdoor settings, but these were few and far between.
The House was primarily a four-room set-up, consisting of the Matthews' living room, kitchen, Cory and Eric's bedroom, and the backyard that adjoined that of George Feeny. There were also occasional scenes in Cory and Eric's bathroom and their parents' bedroom. The house was the main setting for the show, as most of the episodes spent at least some time here. Seasons 6-7 had many episodes without the house, and also without Alan, Amy, or Morgan.
While the classroom and school changed between seasons 1 and 2 and seasons 5 and 6, a classroom was always present in the show. Mr. Feeny taught in the classroom in season 1, Jonathan Turner also had a classroom from Seasons 2-4, after the events in the Season 2 episode "Me and Mr. Joad", Both Mr. Feeny and Mr. Turner taught in the classroom, but this changes when Mr. Turner's character is written off the show in the season 4 episode "Cult Fiction", and the setting of John Adams High School is changed significantly.
Mr. Feeny also had an office from Seasons 2-5. One scene in season 4 saw it being used as Dean Bolander's office. In seasons 5 and 6, both Mr. Feeny and Dean Bolander taught in the classroom, but in season 7, only Mr. Feeny taught there.
This was another multiple-room setting, containing Mr. Turner/Mr. Feeny's classrooms and the main hall. The door on the right that led off-stage has been used as the entrance to Mr. Feeny's office, both boys' and girls' bathrooms, the janitor's closet, or the guidance counselor's office.
This set began the trend of many expensive, short-use sets. This was the set adapted from the "Main Floor" set, and appeared to be almost the same as that set, except for the reversal of many items. Mr. Feeny's classroom was connected to the stage-right side of the main hall. The Senior Floor was seen in the opening scenes in the season 6 premiere episode "His Answer" because the episode starts where the Season 5 finale "Graduation" left off. After the "His Answer" episode, it was never shown or mentioned again.
Jonathan Turner's apartment was introduced in Season 2, but became a main setting for the show in Season 3 after Shawn moves in with Jonathan, and was seen up until Shawn moved out of it late in Season 3. It would eventually be adapted into the college apartment Eric, Jack, and Shawn shared.
In the beginning of Season 5, Eric leaves home to attend Pennbrook University, and rents an apartment with Jack Hunter, who recently moved to town to also attend Pennbrook. At Chet Hunter's insistence, Shawn moves in with them, but the apartment would see a number of different occupants over the years.
"Chubbie's" became a mainstay for the Boy Meets World cast in season 2, as well as other John Adams High School students, and was often used for scenes. It was another multiple-room set, with a game room on stage right, and restaurant/bar on stage left, although the game room was used infrequently. Eventually the restaurant becomes a pirate-themed restaurant called "Peg-Leg Pete's" in a late season 5 episode "Things Change", and was written off the show.
The dorm room that Shawn and Cory live in during Season 6 connects to the dormitory hallway. The room was used throughout the series, housing some occupants that do not live in the apartment. The dormitory hallway is seen very rarely, only in a few episodes in season 6, and is also connected to the co-ed bathroom which is seen in only 2 scenes in episode #6. 4. Eventually, Angela and Rachel decide to move there in the Season 7 episode "Picket Fences".
This replaced the John Adams High School hallway as the main school setting. It was the largest main set in the show by far, with a café on stage right, couches and a coffee table at stage center, a pool table behind it, miscellaneous items in back stage right, and a patio on stage left. All of these areas were used at least once during the show's run, Jack and Eric eventually worked there.
This set was where Cory and Topanga lived after returning from their honeymoon. A honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion It was initially dirty and run-down in "Picket Fences", but Cory did a lot of work to renovate it (fresh paint, new furniture, etc. ). The set has 3 sections: the dormitory hallway, a living room/kitchen area, and a bedroom. It was a central setting for a few episodes in Season 7, and was used consistently throughout the remainder of the show.
The WIXB News Station was seen in 2 episodes, "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" because Eric wanted to apply for an internship to boost his grades; he got the job, but was fired in the episode "Stormy Weather" because he (briefly) dropped out of school, and only students were allowed to participate in the internship program.
The name of the Elementary School that Cory, Shawn, Topanga, and Minkus attended in the first season was mentioned as Jefferson Elementary but they were in the 6th grade during season 1. The Elementary School setting contained Mr. Feeny's Classroom, the hallway, and the cafeteria. This setting was adapted for the John Adams High School Main Floor for Seasons 2-4.
The Pennbrook hallway was seen in the episode "It's Not You. . . It's Me", and the classroom was seen in the episode "How to Succeed in Business". The Pennbrook classroom would become Mr. Feeny's Classroom in Seasons 6-7.
This setting was a local sporting goods store that Amy bought for Alan after he quit his job at the supermarket, and he re-named it "Matthews and Sons" because of himself, Eric, and Cory. Alan is the manager of the store, and since Eric is not in college, he works there as a cashier. In one episode, when a mountain girl comes to work at the store, Eric then starts dating her. This was a recurring setting in Season 4, and it was seen in the Season 7 episode "I'm Gonna Be Like You, Dad".
When Cory, Shawn, and Topanga started attending John Adams High School, Mr. Feeny became the principal, and later a teacher again, but was still principal, and he had an office. This also was shown as Dean Bolander's office in the Season 4 finale.
After Season 1 of Boy Meets World ended, the production team made some changes to the show, which would affect the show until the end. The changes made for the 1994–95 season included:
It is one of the few television shows to take place primarily in the Philadelphia area, and makes multiple local references. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə These include Cory's love for the Phillies and Morgan always wearing a Philadelphia Eagles jacket. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eric's attempts to get into Swarthmore College—finally ending with Cory and most of the cast attending Pennbrook, an institution that appears to be a pastiche of Swarthmore, Penn, Saint Joseph's University, and other Philly-area colleges. Swarthmore College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in the United States with an enrollment of about 1500 students The word pastiche describes a literary or other artistic Genre. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Saint Joseph's University (also called SJU or St Joe's) is a private Coeducational Roman Catholic University located Pennbrook is also the name of a train station in suburban Lansdale on Philadelphia's R5 Line, as well as the name of a nearby middle school. In an episode in Season 4, while attempting to lure Shawn into an SAT review session, Cory coerces Mr. The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for College admissions in the Feeny into mentioning that they have cake at the session from the "Westchester Bakery". There is no such bakery, but the borough West Chester exists west of Philadelphia. Chubbie's Famous was an actual Philly cheesesteak location that actually did not have much sit down space, unlike the sound-stage set led many to believe. The cheesesteak, known outside the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area as the Philadelphia cheesesteak, Philly cheesesteak, or simply a The actual landmark is very similar to Pat's and Geno's, two other Philadelphia cheesesteak landmarks. Pat's King of Steaks (also known as Pat's Steaks) is a Philadelphia Restaurant located at the intersection of 9th Street Wharton & Passyunk Avenues in Geno's Steaks is a Philadelphia Restaurant specializing in Cheesesteaks founded in 1966 by Joe Vento Shawn's father is featured in an episode, and it is mentioned that he is from Reading, a town in the Philadelphia area. Also when Cory is on the basketball team he has a game against Cheltenham, which is a suburb right outside of Philadelphia.
Boy Meets World reruns began airing on Disney Channel after the show ended in 2000, and have stopped airing because it was shown more than planned on Disney Channel's Summer Block. The Disney Channel edited episodes with mature content (i. e. sexual jokes) and does not show 3 episodes containing mature themes: "If You Can't Be With the One You Love. . . ", "PROMises", and "The Truth About Honesty". ABC Family also airs the show without editing content, but does not air several holiday-themed episodes. The complete series is also aired on the Family Channel in Canada. In October 2007, ABC Family stopped airing Boy Meets World. This came as a disappointment to the fans of the show.