"Boy Meets World" fans tuning in to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday had to love it when guest Samuel L. Jackson (“The Avengers”) performed a slam poem that paid tribute to the popular '90s sitcom.
It's unclear whether it had anything to do with the old sitcom's upcoming spiritual successor, Disney Channel's “Girl Meets World,” but Jackson performed the short piece in dramatic style, highlighting characters Corey (Ben Savage), Topanga (Danielle Fishel), Mr. Feeny (William Daniels), Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong) and Eric (Will Friedle).
With a bass in the background and smoke wafting around him, Jackson also paid tribute to the many recurring themes and moments throughout the eight-year run of “Boy Meets World,” including Eric’s signature scream for Mr. Feeny.
While “Boy Meets World” has been off the air for 14 years, Savage and Fishel will reprise their roles as high school sweethearts -- now husband and wife Cory and Topanga Matthews -- in the new series. Similar to “Boy Meets World,” the new Disney show centers on a teen, their daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard).
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"'Girl Meets World' is a new show for a new generation that will be rooted in the same kind of honest, comedic storytelling about coming of age and the importance of family and friendship that made 'Boy Meets World' so popular," creator Michael Jacobs told People.
“Girl Meets World” is expected to premiere sometime this summer. In the meantime, watch Samuel L. Jackson’s slam poetry tribute to “Boy Meets World” in the video above.