When it comes to paying homages to source material, few pieces of fiction out there can claim to be as prolific as Disney Channel's Girl Meets World, which not only has two of the original TGIF comedy's stars back in the parental roles, but has also been fast and loose with other character cameos in the nearly three years it has been on the air. But it all pales in comparison to the upcoming Season 3 finale, which will bring back a smorgasbord of familiar faces. Check them all out in the image below!
Great Feeny's Ghost, that's a lot of cast members standing around there. I literally don't talk to that many people in a week. (On purpose, but still.) If only I had Danielle Fishel and William Russ to gab with on a daily basis. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through the other 150 people involved in this image from TVLine.
So let's count them all off, shall we? Beyond Fishel and Ben Savage's Topanga and Cory, we have Cory's old bestie Shawn (Rider Strong), his brother Eric (Will Friedle), and his parents Alan (William Russ) and Amy (Betsy Randle). Then there's Anthony Quinn as former teacher Mr. Turner, Lee Norris as former dork-asaurus Minkus and Danny McNulty as the bully Harley. And, of course, there in the middle of the couch is the legend himself, William Daniels' Mr. Feeny. These are all of the former Boy Meets World actors and actresses who have already made appearances on Girl Meets World in the past, though not all together like this.
Making their debuts on the Disney comedy are Lily Nicksay and Lindsay Ridgeway, who both played the younger Matthews sister Morgan. Nicksay (Seasons 1 and 2) and Ridgeway (Seasons 3-7) will somehow both handle the part of Morgan in the finale, and we expect that to be one of the more interesting moments in the episode.
At this point, it's only really known that the huge cast is returning to help Riley make a decision of the utmost importance, although we have no clue what that decision may entail. But fans are probably far more worried about the decision that Disney Channel is going to make about the future of Girl Meets World, which has yet to be renewed for Season 4. The ratings haven't been fantastic, especially in Season 3, so it's unclear if the brand recognition will be enough to keep it going. Some suspect that the cast round-up for the finale is a way of saying goodbye to fans.
But it doesn't sound like fans are ready to part with it. Check out this crowd chant from the taping of said finale.
Cancellation or renewal, Girl Meets World still has the rest of Season 3 to get through, which is an eternity when you're talking about the high school years. It airs on the Disney Channel on Friday nights.