Did you see this one coming?
Can you believe that it’s almost been 23 years since Boy Meets World first aired on ABC?
This coming-of-age show was a staple in the ’90s, blending the traditional Leave It to Beaver-style family morals with the added dysfunction and humor that now saturates family-centric sitcoms.
During its seven-year run, we all grew up right alongside Cory Matthews, despairing in his mistakes and delighting in his successes and mischievous adventures. Who could forget watching him falling in love with Topanga, turning to Mr. Turner for advice, or always learning a lesson from Mr. Feeny?
Though it may seem like a lifetime ago, the extended plots of Boy Meets World still continue in Girl Meets World, which debuted on Disney Channel in 2014. Even if you don’t watch it, old school fans of the original series will be delighted (or insanely jealous) to know that after so many years, best friend and lovable tough guy Shawn Hunter is finally tying the knot, and we’ve got pics to prove it.
Boy meets Wedding, right this way!
A History of Shawn Hunter
Remember Shawn Hunter, little Shawn Hunter? Played by actor Rider Strong, Shawn was Cory’s other half, the yin to his yang, the cause and often solution to his problems.
Most importantly, Shawn’s background was so different from Cory’s, showing viewers the challenges each boy had to deal with both in traditional and dysfunctional families. Always the bad boy, Shawn comes from a trailer park where he has to deal with his parents’ on-again, off-again marriage, dubious parentage, alcoholism, and even death.
Boy Meets Girls
Always a ladies man, the audience is made well aware that Shawn holds both respect for and jealousy of Cory and Topanga’s long-lasting, often-unfaltering relationship.
When the events of Girl Meets World begin, Shawn is a writer and photographer who travels the world for work. When he comes back to see Cory and Topanga in New York City, however, we see that he is still lonely. Luckily for him, there’s Katy, an eligible single mother and parent to Maya, the best friend of Riley Matthews, Cory and Topanga’s daughter.
Predictable as it may seem, the events are set in motion, and their wedding episode premieres on Friday, August 12.
So what special guests should we expect to see at the altar?