In Girl Meets World, Cory and Topanga’s daughter, Riley, desperately tries to find her place in the world. If the show’s title isn’t enough of a hint, or the theme song, they sure as heck beat you over the head with it by making repeated references to the girl finding her place in the world premise in the dialogue.
Girl Meets World also features Farkle, a rather annoying oddball who talks in third person. He reminds me of Family Matters’ Urkle, perhaps because of his similar sounding name. Boy Meets World also had Minkus (whom I forgot all about until someone else brought him up) who was a know-it all like Farkle, but Farkle seems more over the top.
The strange series of coincidences don’t stop there. Cory also happens to be Riley’s teacher and since he’s her teacher that makes it possible for him to notice Lucas with the girls at the table during lunch. Cory asks him what part of Texas is closest to Mexico, Lucas says El Paso, Cory says let’s go there and drags him out of the cafeteria by his chair.
It doesn’t help that Cory doesn’t seem to be a good teacher either. He just mentions the Civil War, gets the kids to turn to page 48 then page one of their textbooks, asks them to read what’s in between and gives them an assignment of writing three pages of whatever they’re interested in. So much for “jamming some learning into your heads” as Cory put it.