Cory and Topanga served as our relationship role models, which sounds nice in theory but proves to be extremely problematic, as they stopped each other from following their dreams because they were that much in love. I’m not saying it didn’t work for their characters or the show, but to girls in middle school, not having found your Cory before high school hit basically proved that you would be alone forever.
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I kind of think Fred Savage should have been Cory. The chemistry with him and Topanga was so much better.
“It’s a protest. The concept of a turnaround dance implies that all the other times only the boys can do the asking. That’s destructive, gender-biased thinking, and we have to get beyond that.”
— Topanga, Boy Meets Word: “Turnaround”
Adam Carolla should probably just have this framed and on his desk.
Cory and Topanga, Boy Meets World
Sure, there was that one time that Cory kissed
that skank Lauren on the ski trip and then Topanga met the guy at the art gallery (who in my memory was played by Leonardo DiCaprio but according to IMDb was actually Jonathon Jackson — whatever), but other than that, this power couple’s drama never lasted as long as most of their TV counterparts. They supposedly loved each other since they were five years old — even though in the early episodes they were barely even friends. Still, Topanga never left him for Shawn Hunter, which has to show her devotion. Not only was their love strong enough to erase their middle school memories, it also managed to lure Topanga away from Yale and into non-existent Pennbrook and marriage to Cory two years later. They lived horribly for a while, stuck in the “married dorms” (which along with those co-ed bathrooms probably aren’t real) and begging Cory’s stubborn parents for help, but it all worked out because they had each other. Or maybe it was because of Mr. Feeny’s brilliant guidance throughout their entire lives. Either way.
Lesson Learned: Love conquers all… especially continuity and the Ivy League.
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