Boy Meets World Reunion: Ben Savage, Matthew Lawrence, Betsy Randle at the ATX Television Festival
At the 2013 ATX Television Festival, held in Austin, Texas, the cast of the beloved 90’s television show, Boy Meets World, came together for the first time in nearly ten years. According to E! Online, Betsy Randle, Ben Savage, Matthew Lawrence, Rider Strong, Trina McGee-Davis and Maitland Ward Baxter were all in attendance. Better known as Mrs. Matthews, Corey, Jack, Shawn, Angela, and Rachel took photos together, smiled, and spoke to fans.
During the cast question and answer session, the cast discussed the final episode of Boy Meets World, and what it meant to them. Ben Savage explained the importance of the show, and what it really meant to him and his fellow cast mates. “It was almost like saying goodbye to our childhood. It’s hard for me to even watch that scene. That was kind of like the end of our childhood. It wasn’t just the end of our show. For us personally, it really meant a lot.”
Maitland Ward Baxter was so excited to be reunited with her cast mates! She stood between Ben Savage and Matthew Lawrence for a picture. Baxter shared the photo on Instagram with the caption, “Still going with two of my favorite men.” The cast smiled and looked genuinely excited to be back together after such a long time.
Danielle Fishel, William Daniels, and Will Friedle Absent From Boy Meets World ATX Television Festival Reunion
There were three major cast members missing from the Boy Meets World reunion at the ATX Television Festival. Danielle Fishel, William Daniels, and Will Friedle were all noticeably missing from the line up. Topanga, Mr. Feeny, and Eric were key characters in the show, and their absence did not go unnoticed.
Danielle Fishel didn’t completely miss the reunion. According to Vulture Online, Fishel did prerecord a brief question and answer session, that was aired during the cast interviews. She filmed the session during rehearsal for the live show, which she did not appear at. When asked about seeing Ben Savage again Fishel said, “Reuniting with Ben has been even better than I could’ve possibly imagine it was going to be. The minute we walked into rehearsal, Ben was Corey and I was Topanga, and we were together and it was like no time had passed.”
Fishel went on to answer questions regarding the bond between herself and Ben Savage. “There is something so special about the bond we share. I always tell people, it seems a little weird, but it does feel like Ben is my husband. He will always be my first husband.” After spending years on set together, going through all the major changes of youth together, the two were bound to end up as close friends. I for one thought they should have been married in real life.
There was no word at all from William Daniels or Will Friedle.