Class is back in session at Emerald City Comic Con, where the Boy Meets World cast has reunited. The show celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, and actors like Ben Savage (Cory) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) appeared at conventions like New York Comic Con to look back on the show with fans. But this weekend’s Emerald City Comic Con saw even more members of the cast get together — including William Daniels, who portrayed eternally wise teacher Mr. Feeny.
“Always my teacher and friend,” Savage wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of him and Daniels.
Mr. Feeny provided Cory, Topanga, Eric (Will Friedle), and Shawn (Rider Strong) with lots of helpful advice over the course of the show’s run — and even advised Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) during his appearances on the sequel show Girl Meets World. But his worldview as teacher and principal boiled down to a simple mantra: “Dream. Try. Do good.”
Fishel riffed on that famous mantra in her Instagram post featuring her, Savage, Friedle, and Strong standing around Daniels: “Dream. Try. Do cons.”
Daniels’ performance as Feeny had a lasting impact on both viewers and costars. At the New York Comic Con panel discussion in October, Savage said that Feeny’s words at the end of the Boy Meets World finale still make him emotional.
“When Mr. Feeny said ‘class dismissed,’ which still gets me, and then we wrapped, this huge wave of emotion went over me,” Savage said. “Like, ‘wait, wait no! One more take!’ I’ll always remember that moment. It was like someone was closing the door on our childhood — but in a good way! It definitely left an impact.”
Check out the photos below.