“Girl Meets the Forgotten”
On Friday, October 10th 2014, Disney Channel aired what is in my opinion the most stand out episode of Girl Meets World that we have seen so far from season one. In this episode we got to see Danny McNulty return to his “Boy Meets World” role as Harley Keiner. The history lesson was called “The Forgotten” which the kids were given a lesson by Cory and Farkle about the Great Depression in 1929. After the kids made a mess in the cafeteria, Cory assigned Riley, Maya, Lucas and Farkle 45 minute jobs during school hours. Riley and Maya were put on cafeteria duty while Lucas and Farkle were put on Janitor duty. These kids didn’t realize when going into do these jobs how janitors and cafeteria workers are not as appreciated as they should be. Harley, the school janitor showed Lucas and Farkle what he deals with on a daily basis cleaning up the messes that the students make during school hours, or cleaning up the vomit when the students get sick. Geralyn, the cafeteria worker showed Riley and Maya how much work goes into cooking meals for the students and what all she has to endure during school hours. After doing these jobs, the kids realized how much these people work day in and day out in the school. Also who else loved it when Harley said to Cory “I appreciate you, Baboon”?
This episode was able to show the viewers that they should appreciate what their parents and school workers do for them. Most kids think that the janitors and cafeteria workers have it easy and this episode was able to show that they don’t. I thought that this episode sent out an amazing message to appreciate the people around you. You don’t realize what your parents do for you or what the people in your school do for you. I loved that Girl Meets World actually showed you the inside work that janitors and cafeteria workers do. The kids that watched this episode were able to see for themselves what these people do for them. At the end of the episode, Riley, Maya, Lucas and Farkle learned to appreciate what Harley and Geralyn do for them and told their classmates that they are taken for granted. Riley gave Topanga a hug at the end of the episode, told her that she loved her, and that she appreciated everything that she does for her and Auggie. If you are a younger viewer reading this, go give your parents a hug, tell them you love them, and thank them for all that they do for you. They provide you a home and meals. Thank you Girl Meets World, cast, crew, and writers for sending such an important message to the younger viewers.