“Boy Meets World” ended more than a decade ago, but most fans can still remember all the laughs and learning moments from the sitcom. With Disney's spinoff series, “Girl Meets World,” set to premiere on June 27, many have been rewatching episodes to take a walk down memory lane – and one question that has come up is: “What happened to Joshua Matthews?”
Fans will find out what happened to the youngest Matthews when “Girl Meets World” airs its freshman season!
E! News posted a photo of “GMW” stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter with Uriah Shelton of “The Glades.” Shelton will be tackling the role of teenage “Uncle Joshua,” who is described as “laid back and effortlessly cool.” Viewers will get to see the youngest Matthews family member when the new show airs a special holiday episode – “Girl Meets Home For The Holidays.”
Joshua won’t be the only “Boy Meets World” character that fans can check in with in the holiday episode. A previously released photo revealed that Betsy Randle and William Russ will be reprising their roles as Amy and Alan Matthews. Rider Strong will also be guest starring as Shawn Hunter.
For “Boy Meets World” viewers who don’t remember him, baby Joshua joined the show in Season 6 episode 16. In “My Baby Valentine,” Topanga (Danielle Fishel) and the rest of the ladies threw a baby shower for Cory’s (Ben Savage) mom, Amy, who was seven months pregnant. And while things were going well, Amy’s water ended up breaking in the middle of the party. The birth of the baby should have been joyous, but the episode became emotional when Amy was forced to have a C-section due to Joshua being premature. Cory’s father, Alan, was able to hold the baby for only a few moments before Joshua was taken to the ICU for an infection in his lungs.
The heartbreaking drama continued into episode 17, “Resurrection.” It was during that episode that Amy revealed the baby’s full name to be Joshua Gabriel Matthews (Gabriel because it means “he who God protects”). And while Joshua’s fate looked grim, the baby ended up pulling through after a couple of emotional speeches from Cory, Topanga and Shawn.
“Boy Meets World” concluded its run in 2000 with Season 7. One of the final moments of the episode, “Brave New World,” showed Cory giving his baby brother a talk about the complicated world, telling him: “Boy meets world … now I get it.” The tot who played Joshua in the season finale was actually Daniel Jacobs, son of show creator Michael Jacobs. He didn’t pursue an acting career.
“Girl Meets World” will premiere on Disney on Friday, June 27 at 9:45 p.m. EDT. Will you be tuning in? Let us know in the comments section or send a tweet to @AmandaTVScoop.