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.
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.