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Recast Boy Meets World

Recast Boy Meets World and Win a Prize!

Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

This week we travel back to one of the sitcoms that is just so '90s: Boy Meets World! When this was on the air, I may have been a little too cool for school to admit that it was a guilty pleasure of mine. But it was just so hard to resist another Savage boy!

If you could cast the show today, who would you pick to play Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), the funny and neurotic teenager with a dry sense of humor?

Who could play the vaguely rebellious Shawn (Rider Strong), Cory's best friend, despite the fact that they are opposites in many ways? What about Cory's charming older brother Eric (Will Friedle) who had a way with the ladies? And don't forget the love of Cory's life, Topanga (best TV name ever), originally played by Danielle Fishel.

We should also recast Mr. Feeny (William Daniels) the boys' neighbor, teacher, principal (and later college professor — ha!) while we're at it, and Cory's parents as well, Alan and Amy Matthews.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, July 8, complete with a "new" cast photo.

To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast
Cory Matthews (Ben Savage)
Eric Matthews (Will Friedle)
Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong)
Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel)
George Feeny (William Daniels)
Alan Matthews (William Russ)
Amy Matthews (Betsy Randle)

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crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 8 years
i loved this show!
cutiekat88 cutiekat88 8 years
i would change Cory Matthews -Shia LeBouf,dont know about the rest.i remember this show a long time ago used to watch it.
smileet147 smileet147 8 years
Cory Matthews - Michael Cera Eric Matthews – Dave Annabel (Brothers and Sisters) Shawn Hunter - Jesse Metcalfe Topanga Lawrence - Emma Watson (Harry Potter) George Feeny – George Clooney Alan Matthews – John Schneider Amy Matthews – Molly Ringwald
avenueqlove avenueqlove 8 years
I'm going for a cast with teens at least under 30 (the guy I'm suggesting for Eric is over 20, but he looks pretty young for his age : Corey Matthews: David Henrie ("Wizards of Waverly Place") Eric Matthews: Jared Padalecki ( "Gilmore Girls", "Supernatural") Shawn Hunter: Tony Oller (Disney's "As the Bell Rings" US Version) Topanga Lawrence: Kay Panabaker ( "Summerland", "Phil of the Future" George Feeny: Martin Mull ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") Alan Lawrence: Thomas Haden Church ("Sideways", "Spider-Man 3") Amy Lawrence: Courteney Cox-Arquette (The "Scream" Trilogy, "Friends") That's my cast I guess. BTW... I like SugarKat's idea of Zac Efron and Ellen Page as a pair... they would look SOOOOOOO cute together. :D
fattiecat07 fattiecat07 8 years
It was hard to think of many young actors, so hopefully I did alright with this- Corey Matthews- Daryl Sabara(from the Spy Kids movies) Eric Matthews- Zac Efron Mr.Feeny- Anthony Hopkins Topanga- Demi Lovato Shawn- Cameron Bright Alan Matthews- Colin Firth Amy Matthews- Amy Yasbeck
daisydidi daisydidi 8 years
Cory Matthews (Ben Savage)- Michael Cera Eric Matthews (Will Friedle)- Chace Crawford Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong)- Zac Efron Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel)- Miley Cyrus George Feeny (William Daniels)- Stephen Colbert Alan Matthews (William Russ)- Aaron Eckhart Amy Matthews (Betsy Randle)- Sarah Jessica Parker
savilerow085 savilerow085 8 years
Alexander is cute, shy, funny and adorable and clueless as Cory. Josh Henderson is funny and eye candy like Eric, and Emma Roberts is young, fun and sweet as Topanga. Tim Allen would be funny as his dad, and Marcia Cross would be a nice blend with Tim Allen, its the whole "mom" deal. Shawn would be "Derek" from Life With Derek, Michael Seater, who's sly, cute, cocky, and definately the Ladies man....pick me please!!!!!
savilerow085 savilerow085 8 years
Cory Matthews (Ben Savage): Alexander Gould (Weeds) Eric Matthews (Will Friedle): Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives) Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong): Michael Seater (Life With Derek) Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel): Emma Roberts George Feeny (William Daniels): Dennis Haskins (Mr Belding) Alan Matthews (William Russ): Tim Allen Amy Matthews (Betsy Randle): Marcia Cross
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
If we could make the kids a bit older Cory - Shia LeBeouf Eric - Chace Crawford Shawn - Justin Timberlake Topanga - Fergie George - Jack Nicholson Alan - Tom Cruise Amy - Madonna
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Cory Matthews - David Henrie Eric Matthews - Dustin Milligan Shawn Hunter - Rory Culkin Topanga Lawrence - Willa Holland George Feeny - Dustin Hoffman Alan Matthews - Thomas Hayden Church Amy Matthews - Kelly Rowan
lellybear lellybear 8 years
i wouldn't say they have to be young actors. look at the guy who plays jackson on hannah montana. that guy is like 30 years old playin a high school kid. rachel mcadams in mean girls. heck alan ruck was 29 when he played cameron in ferris bueller.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I meant to say "I don't KNOW enough young actors...etc."
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I looove this show. But I don't enough young actors to recast their roles, the original cast were all were virtual unknowns at the time that they were cast anyway (except William Daniels).
cordata cordata 8 years
Maybe I'll change my Topanga as well, to Selena Gomez The cast was getting a little too pasty :P
chasingjamie chasingjamie 8 years
wait! I change my Topanga to Brittany Snow :D
chasingjamie chasingjamie 8 years
Cory Matthews - Josh Peck Eric Matthews - Jerry Trainor Shawn Hunter - Drake Bell Topanga Lawrence - Miriam McDonald George Feeny - Alan Arkin Alan Matthews - John C. McGinley Amy Matthews - Courtney Cox
cordata cordata 8 years
Cory Matthews (Freddie Highmore) Eric Matthews (Drake Bell) Shawn Hunter (Corbin Bleu) Topanga Lawrence (Dakota Fanning) George Feeny (William Petersen) Alan Matthews (Will Farrell) Amy Matthews (Rachael Harris) That was hard ... I racked my brain thinking of kids under 18!
kea718 kea718 8 years
Cory Matthews- Devon Werkheiser (Neds Declassified School Survival Guide) Eric Matthews- Drake Bell (Drake and Josh) Shawn Hunter- Matthew Underwood (Zoey 101) Topanga Lawrence- Emma Roberts (Unfabulous) George Feeny- Ken Jenkins (Scrubs, Plays Dr.Kelso) Alan Matthews- Bill Paxton (Big Love) Amy Matthews- Molly Ringwald
lellybear lellybear 8 years
cory - shia lebeouf eric- jensen ackles shawn - jared padalecki topanga - rachel mcadams mr. feeny - gary oldman allen - jason bateman amy - tina fey
Allytta Allytta 8 years
hard to say :) i don't know young actors these days, the youngest i know is Hilary Duff and she's too old for this. i used to love BMW :) watched it since i was like 12.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Cory Matthews-Kenny Baumann (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) Eric Matthews-Zac Efron Shawn Hunter-Nick Jonas Topanga Lawrence-Miley Cyrus George Feeny-Christopher Walken Alan Matthews-John Cusack Amy Matthews-Felicity Huffman And I agree; it was hard!
SugarKat SugarKat 8 years
Cory Matthews - Zac Efron Eric Matthews - Andy Samberg Shawn Hunter - Johan Hill Topanga Lawrence - Ellen Page George Feeny - Stephen Colbert Alan Matthews - John C. Reilly Amy Matthews - Reese Witherspoon Whew-that was hard.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
Cory Matthews -Shia LeBouf Eric Matthews -Paul Dano Shawn Hunter -Jake Epstein (Craig from Degrassi TNG) Topanga Lawrence -Amanda Seyfried George Feeny - James Pickens Jr. (The Chief on Grey's Anatomy) Alan Matthews -Greg Kinnear Amy Matthews -Kristin Chenoweth
alethe16 alethe16 8 years
Cory Matthews (Ben Savage): Michael Cera Eric Matthews (Will Friedle): Adam Brody Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong): Emile Hirsche Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fishel): Olivia Thirlby George Feeny (William Daniels): Sean Connery Alan Matthews (William Russ): Scott Patterson Amy Matthews (Betsy Randle): Molly Ringwald
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