'Boy Meets World' sequel: Will 'Girl Meets World' contradict the original series?
The show, as you've probably heard, will center on the pre-teen daughter of Cory ( Ben Savage) and Topanga ( Danielle Fishel). By "preteen," we're assuming Disney means a girl in the 9- to 12-year-old range -- which could run counter to information from the original series.
As Grantland notes in taking a deep dive into the sequel news, an episode in the final season (1999-2000) of "Boy Meets World" flashes forward to Mr. Feeny's ( William Daniels) retirement party, which takes place in 2006. At the party, Cory and Topanga reveal they have a baby girl named Beverly Glen.
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Of course, it's also easy to read the flash-forward ( watch the episode, "Seven the Hard Way," here) as a what-if scenario should the gang, all of them nursing hard feelings after a prank war, not resolve its differences. Considering the episode ends in a giant hug-pile, that future may be just a rough-draft version of "Community's" Darkest Timeline and won't necessarily come to pass. Which in turn would mean that Cory and Topanga had a child not long after the original series ended. (Grantland also points out that the episode immediately after "Seven the Hard Way" dealt with a false rumor that Topanga was pregnant.)
Would it matter to you if the "Boy Meets World" sequel retcons any part of the original series?