“Boy Meets World” and “Girl Meets World” creator Michael Jacobs says he took a lot of “heat” when he decided that Shawn Hunter and Angela Moore wouldn’t end up together.
“It was one of the early interracial relationships on television where we never mentioned that aspect of it. We just never thought anything of that. And to be called forward-thinking [by press] for doing that, it’s terrible,” Jacobs told Page Six at the ATX TV Festival. “So the opposite spectrum of that was, well it was an interracial relationship. What is the responsibility of saying they did not end up together? That to me is an example of backwards thinking as well. Forget the color. They never meshed. Every episode was about why Shawn and Angela would not sustain.”
Jacobs explained that the couple, who were portrayed by Rider Strong and Trina McGee, needed each other to find relationships that really worked.
“I think of every decision I made about both shows, that was the one that I probably got the most resistance on, but for what I always thought was the wrong reason,” he told us. “There can only be one Cory and Topanga and if Cory and Topanga and Shawn and Angela succeed, it lessens what I always thought was the mantra of the core show.”
At the end of “Boy Meets World,” which is now streaming on Hulu, Angela leaves to travel to Europe with her military father. It was revealed in the reboot “Girl Meets World” that Angela went on to marry someone in the military and Shawn wed Maya’s mother Katy.
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