EXCLUSIVE: Ben Savage Teases Return of 'Boy Meets World' Fan Favorites - Feeny, Eric and Angela!
By Leanne Aguilera
"Feeny! Fee-hee-hee-neh! FEENY!"
Every '90s kid knows that infamous call was coined by one of the most amazingly eccentric characters in TV history: Boy Meets World's Eric Matthews (Will Friedle). Now, after fifteen years, it's finally time to see what the eldest Matthews brother has been up to!
Over the past year we've reunited with Cory (Ben Savage), Topanga (Danielle Fishel), and Shawn (Rider Strong) on the first season of Disney Channel's smash series Girl Meets World.
With season two right around the corner, Uncle Eric, Mr. Feeny (William Daniels), Angela (Trina McGee) and many more of our BMW favorites are set to return, so ETonline caught up with the stars to get the inside scoop!
In our sneak peeks video above, you'll see Eric dressed as his alter ego "Plays With Squirrels", a man who gave away all of his worldly possessions and has a lollipop hidden in his beard. Plays With Squirrels was first introduced to fans in a flash-forward episode of Boy Meets World, and it's nice to see the series stayed consistent with Eric's craziness.
"Uncle Eric hasn't changed much in 15 years but he's definitely joining us this season as are a lot of old guest stars and stars from Boy Meets World," Savage spilled to ETonline at the Radio Disney Music Awards.
So far, fans have seen how Cory and Topanga's daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) interacts with Uncle Shawn, and Uncle Josh (Uriah Shelton), but her relationship with Uncle Eric is just as sweetly bizarre as you'd hope.
"Uncle Eric and [Riley] have the funniest relationship because she doesn’t quite understand him," Blanchard explains. "She just knows how hilarious and loving he is and there's not a scene where I'm not laughing."
"She's back to tie up some loose ends and that's all I'll say," Savage teases. "It's nice, I think this season people are going to be very happy with a lot of the people they see."
Blanchard dishes, "She's coming back for an episode where we kind of address the whole Shawn situation and that's definitely, probably my favorite episode." The Girl Meets World star also confirmed that fans will be seeing a lot more from Shawn Hunter this season as he tries to find his own "Topanga" to love.
"Rider's a great guy and he's a phenomenal director and so it's great [to have him on set.] He's great to talk to about life and everything," Blanchard said of her on-screen uncle.
Nearly a full year has passed since Blanchard was introduced to the TV world as Cory and Topanga's daughter, and the Disney Channel starlet reveals it's still an "amazing" experience. "We're in the middle of filming season two right now," she says. "We're back and I'm back with my family so it's great."
Savage, who has played Cory Matthews for the majority of his life, says that he is "excited" for fans to see what Girl Meets World has in store for them in season two.
"I think that the show is growing and everyone is getting more comfortable and the stories are getting better," he explains. "Season two has been a lot of fun and I'm really excited for people to see it."
Fans can reunite with Eric, Shawn and Mr. Feeny during Girl Meets World's five-day long season two premiere with a new episode airing each night beginning Monday, May 11 at 8:30 p.m.
Are you excited to see Eric, Angela and Feeny back on your TV screens? Shout out your thoughts in the comments below or chat with our Girl Meets World fan @LeanneAguilera on Twitter!