9 Goofy Boy Meets World Cameos Where The Celebrities (Mostly) Played Themselves
Tonight, June 27, the Disney Channel debuts the family comedy series Girl Meets World, the generation-traversing sequel to the hit 1990s ABC sitcom Boy Meets World. While we’re sure Girl Meets World will revolve around the same kind of cheesy sanitized jokes and emotions of the original, there’s no way this update will be able to come close to touching its predecessor in terms of guest stars and cameos.
Everybody from Adam Scott to Linda Cardellini to Blue Blood’s Will Estes put some time in on Boy Meets World. And while it’s always fun to see a familiar face playing a silly one-off character, it’s just as fun to go back and remember the cameos in which the celebrities are playing themselves. Here’s a quick run through of the nine silliest celebs that graced the lives of Cory Matthews & Co. Let's also remember that some of these were undoubtedly Sweeps Week choices.
Big Van Vader and MankindAny time a wrestling ring is on the set for a primetime sitcom, you can only hope a pro wrestler or two is going to show up. Boy Meets World went to the squared circle several times, most often with Leon “Big Van Vader” White, the masked behemoth who appeared multiple times as Frankie Stechino’s dad, who always ended up fighting children for some reason. Jake “The Snake” Roberts was also in one of those Vader episodes, along with longtime referee Earl Hebner. But that's not all.
Mick Foley also showed up in one episode as his alter ego Mankind to give Eric some advice, which was soon followed by Socko coming out for the mandible claw. It could have been called Boy Meets World Wrestling Federation.
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