Thursday, November 29, 2012

No Shawn Hunter On Girl Meets World

Rider Strong took to his website to announce that as far as he knows there will be no Shawn Hunter on the Boy Meets World sequel, Girl Meets World which features Cory and Topanga raising their daughter. If you are at all a Boy Meets World fan, you really need to read what he wrote. It is really moving and shows how many fans there are across the world who loved that show. "For more than two-thirds of my life, I’ve had the good fortune to experience the incredible support of Boy Meets World fans. Complete strangers hug me on the street. I’ve been mobbed by school children on the subway. I’ve had tow-truck drivers recognize me and refuse to let me pay. I’ve had people buy me drinks in Louisville, in Hyderabad, in Accra…"

You really should read all of what he wrote and can do so by clicking here. There will be Mr. Feeny though right?

24 comments:

Cathy said...

He didn't say that Shawn won't be on it - he said that so far, he hasn't been approached. He said he hopes that original cast members can get guest roles, to see what they've been up to, but that the focus should be on Cory, Topanga and their daughter.

LottaColada said...

Maybe he'll do a guest spot as some point. What about Will Friedle? Can someone track him down for the show please!

ButterKwup said...

I was so in love with Shawn Hunter. He was mostly why I was excited about a sequel.

bobbi_1025 said...

Never got into the whole Boy meets World phenom. Now, throw Wil Wheaton in anything and I will fan girl the f out.

*karen* said...

Aww, what a sweet message. This is why he was my crush 15+ years ago. I hope that they all get to come back in some way--except Morgan. I never gave a crap about her.

Cathy said...

@karen - which morgan would they even choose?

Also, some people are forgetting that Riley will have an uncle about the same age as her.

Ms Cool said...

Never saw the show but he sounds like a nice man.

ButterKwup said...

*karen* I'd like to see original recipe Morgan. She was a doll. Then they recast her because she could not act at all and made a joke about how Cory hadn't seen her in forever and she said something like she had been grounded for a really long time.

*karen* said...

@Cathy, right? :)

@ButterKwup, I remember that. They did a similar thing when Becky#1 came back on Roseanne. Something like, "What took you so long? It seems like you've been gone for two years!"

Amber said...

I <3 U SHAWN. SO EXCITED FOR THISSSSSSSSS.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

As much as I loved boy meets world continuity was definitely not the show writers forte. It was ridic how much they changed backstories. Still excited for this tho..

KellyLynn said...

I always figured Rider would be the douchey one of the group, but he sounds really down-to-earth and well-adjusted -- especially for a child star.

Onyx Loathes Hydrangeas said...

Also Rider Strong is the porniest name ever. Love Shawn Hunter!

rejectedcarebear said...

He does magic now? I love him even more.

Anyone remember when JLH guest starred on the Halloween episode cause she was dating the actor who played Eric? That was a good one.

MadLyb said...

I didn't watch the show, but have seen a couple episodes here and there. I hope they have him on the show. He was good! And he sounds like a really nice guy IRL.

Kim D Esq said...

I definitely had a crush on him. Loved this show!!!

Patty Mayonnaise said...

I use to feel so bad for Shawn Hunter. His family was trailer park trash and it was just tragic how his character was thrown in such sad situations. Didn't he end up with Topanga's bff? I hope he does at least a cameo so we can find out if Shawn Hunter experienced some joy in life. I cried when his dad died on the show. Oh Rider Strong, such a sexy name too. he MUST come back!

Carmelean Karma said...

He's going to be back. He was the female viewers Topanga after all. Ben Savage? Please no. All the girls had his tiger beat posters on their wall. He WAS the Farrah Fawcett of our generation. The poor, beaten, just needs a little love, bad boy. I wasn't a fan of him or the show, but even I can see that.

Nancy said...

I wouldn't be surprised if the show does go beyond pilot (which seems certain given the amount of love BMW seems to have that I never knew about) that Rider Strong will make a guest appearance. It's nice to see child actor turn out normal and humble. Rider is a class act with his statement and sentiment to BMW and it's many fans over the years. Good for him.

Char said...

Bring back Shawn Hunter!
One of my original crushes... Used to have Tigerbeat posters of Rider up in my room.

Smokey772 said...

and this is how it's done. It would be great if all the child/former starts and one hit wonders would embrace their past fame like this. Appreciate the advantages it gives you, and handle it with class and grace. Reading this letter definitely brought my childhood crush back just a little bit.

k8 said...

I agree with LottaColada
Bring back Eric pls! he was hilarious!

Miss X said...

Wow, what a great guy. I still love catching BMW in reruns. I expect to see Shawn, Eric & Mr. Feeny in guest spots on GMW. Can you imagine Cory & Topanga leaving Uncle Eric in charge for a weekend?

Kloie said...

Oh yes, had posters of him along with the ones of the two leads from the sandlot.