Cory was originally supposed to have two best friends.
In the first three episodes of the show, Cory has a second friend, in addition to Shawn. Shawn once said he had a sister who was never mentioned again. It has to do with the aforementioned plan for Corey to have two best friends.
While filming the episode, the actor who was going to play one of those friends was fired. Rider Strong, who played Shawn, was given all of his lines at the last minute.
So, she never shows up in the show again. Turner played a vital role in the high school years of the show.
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Shawn even lives with him for a time. Turner gets into a life-threatening motorcycle accident. He never appears on the show again and is rarely mentioned. In the next season, during the graduation episode, Minkus who has also been MIA since season one mentions Mr.
Strong claimed that the twentysomething Mr.
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Turner was written into the show because Friends was popular at the time. Turner on Girl Meets World. Danielle Fishel replaced another Topanga.
Another character that was replaced: In the first two seasons, Lily Nicksay plays the youngest member of the Matthews family, Morgan. Then, a few episodes into season three, Lindsay Ridgeway takes over the role of Morgan. It was never explained why Nicksay was replaced. Topanga was named after Topanga Canyon. The child actors were in school together. ABC Just like the show, the set itself revolved around a classroom. Strong hated his Shawn haircut. It was my version of Christian Slater.
But my hair is wavy and they would straighten it on the show and it would take forever.
I wanted to cut my hair so bad, but the only time I got to was when we found out the show was going to be canceled. When the show ended, Strong made off with a nice souvenir. Unfortunately, someone later stole the jacket from his car in Brooklyn.
Scenes between Eric and Shawn were limited for a reason. Friedle and Strong remain best friends to this day. Their undeniable chemistry made for some hard-to-shoot scenes. The episode was inspired by '90s horror movies like Scream. The episode co-starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, who was dating Friedle in real life. He played John Adams in the musical and film version of Another reference to his career: Braddock in the movie.
It aired in the U. Contents [ show ] Overview IQ tests results cause Farkle to question who he really is and where he belongs. Later, another student teaches him a lesson in compassion.
Plot While Cory talks to his class about how people and atoms are unique, Ms.
Oben, the school guidance counselor, arrives with test and aptitude results for the class. She tells Farkle what he already knows, that he's a genius, but then says the school will want to run some more specific tests on him. Depending on the new test results, another more specialized school might reach out to Farkle. As his friends eavesdrop from outside the classroom, Farkle insists he would never leave his friends behind.
That evening at Topanga'sStuart Minkus and his wife Jennifer throw a party for Farkle to celebrate his now-official status as a genius. Smackle crashes the party to congratulate Farkle and to suggest that he consider transferring to Einstein Academy where his talents could be better nurtured.
The next day at school, Cory tells the class that the results from the IQ and aptitude tests don't define a person, and that they should not put themselves into categories, but instead focus on what they put into the world.
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Oben comes in again and asks to talk with Farkle alone; Farkle leaves somewhat nervously, and the others in the class begin to look concerned. Later at the Matthews' home, Farkle announces to everyone that the school is running more specialized tests on him to see whether or not he has autism, particularly Asperger's Syndrome, which Farkle believes he may have, though the others think Farkle's behavior is simply Farkle being himself.
Jennifer and Stuart explain that Farkle's only concern was that his friends were all a part of what's going on; Cory notes that Farkle's loyalty to his friends is what he sees in his classroom every day. Farkle fears that his genius may come with a high price.
Despite Riley and Maya's protesting, Farkle is convinced he has all of these symptoms and asks them to promise that they'll never let him not understand love. Meanwhile, Stuart and Jennifer are talking with Cory and Topanga in the living room bay window; Jennifer explains that she used to be fearless, but now that she's a mother she lives in constant fear that something could happen to Farkle.
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Cory and Topanga offer their support to Stuart and Jennifer and reassure them that they'll get through this. At Topanga's bakery, Farkle asks if they would mind if he transferred to Einstein academy; they say they would, but it wouldn't change their friendship. Smackle shows up and, revealing that Farkle took a tour of Einstein Academy, has him try on one of her school's green uniform blazers; she admits to finding Farkle even more attractive in the blazer calling him a 'hunk' and suggests they get a table outside alone, clumsily flirting with him on the way out the door.
He reiterates that he's loyal to them, but the girls remind him that he wanted them to help him to continue to understand love and that being a genius he should find out some things on his own, so he follows Smackle outside.
The two young geniuses get closer.
The two are awkwardly quiet at first, but then Farkle opens up about what's going on with him; when he explains to her that he may have Asperger's, Smackle seems intrigued.