Latimes.com interviewed William Daniels and his wife Bonnie Bartlett. They talked about “Captain Nice” 1967 NBC comedy created by Buck Henry in which William Daniels played in along with “The Graduate”, “St. Elsewhere”, “Boy Meets World”and more. We have copied the part of the interview where Boy / Girl Meets World was mentioned. If you would like to read the rest of the interview you can do so by going HERE.
Here is a quote on the Boy / Girl Meets World part:
Daniels still receives mail from fans of “Knight Rider” and “Boy Meets World,” in which he played the teacher and later principal of Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) from 1993 to 2000.
In the “Girl Meets World” second-season premiere, Cory, who is now a history teacher, calls the retired Mr. Feeny to see how he is doing. It’s a sweet moment between the characters.
“We want to start a tradition that Billy is in the first one every season,” said Michael Jacobs, the co-creator and executive producer of the original and the sequel.
“We wanted an authority figure that was absolutely implacable. I think he gave the show gravitas. I think he made the show more than it would have been if we had ever gone with somebody else. He was eminently believable in his care about the kids but doing it in the proper distance so that the kids were allowed to have their own lives.”
Also, a cool trivia:
As an homage to his role of Adams in “1776,” Jacobs named the school in “Boy Meets World” John Adams High School. The new school in “Girl Meets World”? It’s John Quincy Adams.