Still learning about the complexities of friendship…

16 Nov

Do you know what T.V. is missing? The advice and snappy dialogue of an educator and elder. Not a young hip teacher like Mr. Kotter (Welcome Back Kotter), Doug Stevens (Swingtown), or even Mr. Matthews (90210). What T.V. needs is a new Mr. Feeny.

Mr. Feeny was arguably the best part of ABC’s Boy Meets World and now he has disappeared completely. William Daniels was the man behind the grey mustache.

Daniels had a stellar pre-Boy career. He has co-starred in some of the most influential pieces of pop-culture; he was Dustin Hoffman’s father in The Graduate (1967), as John Adams in 1776 (1972) and as the voice of KITT in the original Night Rider.

Good news, Daniels is still alive and ready for a Boy Meets World Reunion. Currently he has no new projects, although a KITT GPS voice is rumored.

William, I miss your large eternally present mustache, your various neutral colored sweaters and your frank lectures.

William Daniels, I miss your face.

4 Responses to “Still learning about the complexities of friendship…”

  1. kylee March 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Mr. Feehee heeeeney.

    I love your blog by the way.

  2. Amber November 17, 2009 at 2:42 am #

    Didn’t it seem like Cory had Mr. Feeny as his teacher every year (before he went to high school)? That was sort of weird.

    I wonder how many people actually lived next door to one of their teachers.

  3. actoratheart November 16, 2009 at 6:42 pm #

    Man, my mom LOVES 1776. It is an oft-quoted movie, at our house. Daniels as John Adams was a beautiful casting choice. (And it still stuns me that Mr. Feeny can sing so well!)

  4. Travis Walters November 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    I want a KITT GPS!

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