Just like any good ‘90s/’00s kid, whenever I find myself in a sticky situation, I think to myself, “What would Mr. Feeny do?” I never caught ABC family sitcom Boy Meets World during its original 1993-2000 run, but I watched plenty of reruns on the Disney Channel in middle school and have recently been revisiting the series on DVD.
I figured I’d take a break from my six-hour marathons and scour the Internet for BMW memorabilia and, you know, actually do some work. For many shows of BMW’s popularity and lasting impact (even those from the ‘90s), there are scripts, press kits and other promotional items available for purchase, but it seems that all the 20-something Rider Strong fangirls are hoarding them in their closet shrines. Either that, or they inexplicably vanished like Mr. Turner.
They’re not exactly vintage ephemera, but Cafepress and other similar sites offer several BMW shirt options. If you want to pay homage to everybody’s favorite fictional educator, you can sport a variety of Mr. Feeny shirts (Sample: “Everything I need to know in life was taught to me by Mr. Feeny”) or proudly support your true alma mater with a John Adams High School Athletic Dept. tee.
The BMW faithful is actually lucky to have the complete series on DVD. After subpar sales of the first three seasons’ sets in 2004 and 2005, all subsequent releases were shelved until 2010 and 2011. It was a cold, dark half-decade that I prefer not to talk about. Each three-disc set is available for around $10 on Amazon, and ironic hipsters might enjoy this VideoNow Color cartridge that features a landmark Season 1 episode.