History[ edit ] ABC Friday-night legacy: Recalling his childhood when his family would gather to watch The Wonderful World of Disneyhe was inspired to create a family-oriented comedy block. InJanicek began gaining support for his concept by approaching the studios and talent of independently produced ABC shows, promoting the synergy and potential success of the family block brand. With four ABC family-oriented comedy series on board, and the backing of network president Bob Igerthe initial lineup for the block was created.
Oddly enough that's Shawn, not Corytaking center stage. ShawnEricEli WilliamsMr. TurnerAmyTopangaCory. It includes a lot of Lampshade Hanging and fourth-wall breaching. It lasted from September to Mayproducing a total of episodes over seven seasons.
Cory Matthews is the middle child of a typical suburban family. His parents bicker, but are generally Happily Married. His older brother Eric is at best a mimbo and at worst a raging idiot, while his sister Morgan is But the show's not really about her, so that's fine. Cory's best friend, Shawn, lives in a trailer park and has eternal problems with his father.
Living next street over from and sharing a fence with the Matthews is Cory's teacher Mr. Feeny, always there to spout wisdom to Cory, Eric, his parents, or whoever else might need it. Rounding out the regular cast is Topanga. Originally a free-spirited Granola Girl in Cory's class, she develops into his nerdy love interest and eventual wife.
The show added several more characters to the main cast as it went along, including Cool Teacher Mr. Turner who later disappearedShawn's long-lost half-brother Jack, who becomes Eric's best friendShawn's first long-term girlfriend Angela, and Eric and Jack's roommate Rachel.
While occasionally campy and cheesy the show also delved into some surprisingly dark and mature stories compared to the other shows on ABC's TGIF Thank-God-It's-Friday lineup, especially when it came to exploring Shawn's dysfunctional family. It had a sizable following for most of its run, a result of it combining a good cast, memorable comedic elements, the aforementioned darker themes and plenty of hidden adult jokes.
It also defied the usual Status Quo is God edicts of its brand of sitcom, preferring instead to chronicle Cory's journey to adulthood in something approaching real time, with him starting a new grade each seasonand eventually moving on to college and married life.
The spinoff has since been confirmed to be part of the Disney Channel Live-Action Universecausing many shows it's linked with to be part of this universe as well. The show provides examples of: Minkus for Topanga in season one, though Topanga herself being a Cloudcuckoolander at the time doesn't seem to mind.
Topanga counted up her A's for the year, and insisted that her final assignment get an A, even though it wasn't for the grade, just to ensure that she was valedictorian over Minkus. Eric gets this in one episode when becomes an acclaimed stage actor, although it's only used for one gag and is not the focus of the episode.
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Taken to extremes, almost to the point of Celebrity Paradox.
The Monkees guest-starred basically as themselves Or at least Captain Ersatz of themselves. Feeny is perhaps the most spectacular aversion of this trope ever to appear in a kid-oriented sitcom.History.
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TGIF is the name of an American prime time television programming block that has aired on ABC at various points since the late s. The name comes from the initials of the popular phrase "Thank God It's Friday"; however, the stars of the lineup touted the abbreviation as meaning "Thank Goodness It's Funny."In its various incarnations, the block mainly featured situation comedies aimed at a.
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