Topanga and Danny Tanner are at odds, and it’s tearing at the very seams of TGIF. Remember when Danielle Fishel stripped down for Maxim magazine? Well in the article that accompanied the pictures, yeah there was actually an article somewhere, Fishel recounted a story from her time on “Boy Meets World.”
The actress says she was on a private jet to Disney World with her family and some other TGIF stars, when “Full House” star Bob Saget popped out from behind a curtain, shouting, “Do you guys have any coke?” Fishel says Saget then looked her dad in the eye and laughed, before closing the curtain again.
Now Maxim is talking to Saget about the story, and he remembers it a little differently. A comedian first, Bob begins by joking, “What show was she on? ‘Big Chest, Small Wonder’? That’s the real size of her, by the way. She’s kind of like Bilbo Baggins, very tiny.”
With the jokes out of the way, Saget is able to tell his version of the story. “So first off, I don’t open curtains. That was a lie, because I just don’t do that. I knock on things. Also, there weren’t separate compartments on the plane. Anyway, the whole thing was as simple as me going to the restroom and throwing out a one-liner. I was always making jokes; that’s what I did. Yes, it did have a drug reference in it, but the joke was that her parents should protect this kid who was starring in a television show. It was just a funny thing, like a satiric moment of, ‘What are we doing with our kids?’ I wouldn’t expect someone to understand it if they don’t get that kind of humor.”
With his tale complete, Saget shifted back into joke mode, of course. “How old is that girl now anyway? Isn’t she like 60?” he asks, continuing, “I don’t know how old she was when she did the show, but I’ll always tell the judge she was 18.”
Once Fishel caught wind of Saget’s reply, she tweeted a response of her own to Maxim, writing, “maybe you should have printed what I said at the end ‘we knew he was joking. It was funny.’ He didn’t pick up on that.”
What this situation needs is someone to diffuse the tension. Time to call in Larry and Balki from “Perfect Strangers” to do the dance of joy and distract everyone.
At the moment, Fishel is waiting to see if “Girl Meets World,” the sequel series to “Boy Meets World” gets picked up by the Disney Channel. Saget is debuting his new stand up comedy special, “That’s What I’m Talkin About,” on Showtime. It airs Thursday (May 23).