If you were between the ages of 10-16 during the 90s and early 2000s, there’s a solid chance you watched WWE or Boy Meets World (or if you’re super cool like me, you watched both). On one magical episode of Boy Meet World, the world of pro wrestling invaded the world of the Matthew’s family and gave us a pretty memorable moment:
As a fan of the WWE, seeing one of their wrestlers on a popular cable TV show was pretty awesome, and it goes to show you how popular WWE was in the late 90s. They employed a lot of larger than life personalities, and some of those personalities were able to cross over into mainstream pop culture. 18 years later, Mick Foley (who portrayed the Mankind character) met back up with Will Friedle (who played Eric Matthews) and all my childhood memories came rushing back:
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 9, 2017
If Eric Matthews shows up on Raw, I might lose my mind.
‘Girl Meets World’ (which is fantastic BTW) returns for season 2 on May 11th, and a lot of familiar faces are along for the ride. In the one minute trailer alone we get to see Shawn, Mr. Feeny and my favorite Boy Meets World character, Eric Matthews. Boy Meets World is one of those shows that will last forever, and a big reason for that is the constant hilarity that Eric brought to the table. I’m also glad Girl Meets World is punching us straight in the face with nostalgia and bringing back Plays With Squirrels as well. Now all they have to do is bring back the monkey Eric saved and I’ll be happy forever.
Eric Matthews (Will Friedle) Will Be The Voice Of Star-Lord In The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Animated Series
Plays With Squirrels – After the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy back in August of last year, Marvel and Disney have made sure to capitalize on the film’s instant success. The film was such a hit with critics and projected for such high box office numbers that a sequel was announced at Comic-Con International, a week before the movie was even released in theaters. After its release, Guardians spawned everything imaginable in merchandising, from action figures to raccoon ear headphones, and made an overnight action star/sex symbol of Chris Pratt.
Back in October, at New York Comic-Con, Disney and Marvel announced plans for a Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series on the Disney XD channel. With all of the success the franchise has seen it is no surprise that Disney would approach Marvel about utilizing Guardians the same way they did Star Wars with Star Wars Rebels. While the series does not have a solid premiere date other than some time this year, more news has come forward about casting voices for the Guardians. Today, Disney has announced that Boy Meets World actor Will Friedle will be providing the voice of Star-Lord, the character made famous by action star/sex symbol Chris Pratt.
It’s always wonderful when two of your favorite things come together to make a beautiful baby, and that is exactly what happened here. Will Friedle, most famously known as Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World, will be voicing Star-Lord for the new Guardians Of The Galaxy animated series on Disney. If you love Boy Meets World (how could you not) and Guardians Of The Galaxy (HOW COULD YOU NOT) then this is pretty cool news. There’s a solid chance I won’t watch the show, but who cares, because Eric Matthews is back on a television screen (sort of) which is right where he belongs. The only left to do is for the creators of the animated series to sneak Plays With Squirrels into an episode and I’ll be able to die a happy man.