The cast of Boy Meets World is already having a reunion: Girl Meets World, of course. But (most of) the cast got together at the ATX Television Festival in Austin this week. Mrs. Matthews, Cory, Jack, Shawn, Angela, Rachel, and Morgan—aka Betsy Randle, Ben Savage, Matthew Lawrence, Rider Strong, Trina McGee-Davis, Maitland Ward Baxter, and Lily Nicksay—were on hand to answer questions and talk to fans.
Who was missing? Mr. Feeny (William Daniels), Topanga (Danielle Fishel), Eric (Will Friedle), and Mr. Matthews (William Russ). However, Randle said at the festival that she and Russ will probably pop up in an episode here and there. They are the title character's grandparents, after all.
Creator Michael Jacobs also revealed how they came up with Topanga's name. “‘I don’t know, Susie? Daphne?’” he told a studio exec desperate for a character name. “‘Where are you right now?’ the studio executive asked me. ‘I’m on my way to Topanga Plaza.’ And that was that.”
Fishel did send a videotaped message since she was unable to be there. Daniels is 86, so we'll give him a pass for not making the trip to Austin. What about Friedle? No word on his whereabouts, but the cast agreed that he is a comedic genius.
The Girl Meets World pilot has been shot and his awaiting pickup from Disney.