We’ve all had those favorite teachers growing up that not only helped us learn a lot, but also helped us grow as people. Whether or not that teacher stayed in our lives for years or for just one school year, we can all think back on that one teacher who helped shape the lives we have today. That person is different for all of us, of course, but there is one educator who managed to shape the lives of an entire generation of teenagers, regardless of where they lived or where they went to school.
That teacher is, of course, Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World, played by the incomparable William Daniels. In a new video from Buzzfeed, Daniels gives us a few behind-the-scenes look at Boy Meets World, the story behind his unique accent, and the creation of the character Mr. Feeny (as well as a hilarious story of being chased by a bus of fans yelling “FEENYYYYY!!!!”). But true to Feeny style, he also leaves us with that intelligent, prudent advice that we’ve all come to expect from Mr. Feeny. Take a peek:
I don’t know about you, but Mr. Feeny’s poignant charge to Cory, Topanga, and the gang to, “Dream, try, do good,” has always stuck with me (“stuck with me” just means “it makes me bawl my eyes out every time I watch that episode”). It was nice to hear that the line made a similar impact on William Daniels.
I also can’t help but smile at how proud he is that the Boy Meets World cast have become accomplished adults. It’s always great when a show that was so important to so many was also that important to the actors. Even though it’s been years since we last saw our friends from John Adams High, it’s reassuring to know that Mr. Feeny is still there, giving us advice and making us laugh.
What is your favorite bit of Feeny wisdom? Tell us in the comments!
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