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Mr. Matthews, Mr. Hunter. We meet again.
—Mr. Feeny to Cory & Shawn in Girl Meets Pluto
I am many things to many people.
—Feeny to Riley in Girl Meets I Do

George Hamilton Feeny is a special guest character on Girl Meets World. In the pilot episode of Girl Meets World he first appears on a poster (as his younger self from the 1990s) then as his current self in a memory apparition within Cory's mind. Mr. Feeny was Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric's omnipresent teacher, principal, and mentor, who taught them much of what they know about how to survive in the world. He appeared for the first time physically in Girl Meets Gravity.

George Feeny is portrayed by William Daniels.


Mr. Feeny is a wise teacher to his students and someone to look up to, especially by Cory. In Boy Meets World, he taught numerous life lessons to his students, which has greatly affected their lives. He was more like an authority figure on the show. He is a very conservative type. Mostly there are times he does get annoyed by Cory and his friends some times. People do mistake him as a British man, but he was born in Boston. He is very tough on Cory, Shawn, Eric and Topanga on the show.

Mr. Feeny assuring Cory that he's still there.

In Girl Meets World, Cory sees a poster of Feeny and imagines him congratulating him, but Feeny makes no appearances physically in season 1. In Season 2, After Cory deals with Mrs. Svorski's death, He calls Mr. Feeny to check on him. Later, Cory, Shawn, Topanga, Riley, and Maya go to Philadelphia to dig up the time capsule, which was in Mr. Feeny's backyard. The five soon get caught by Feeny. Mr. Feeny gives them some wise words before they head back to New York.




Jessica is Mr. Feeny's niece. Eric had a crush on her in "Grandma was a Rolling Stone."


Lila Bolander

Lila is Mr. Feeny's second and current wife played by Daniel's real life wife. She is the dean of Pennbrook University.

Lilian Feeny

Lilian was Mr. Feeny's first wife, whom he married on February 14, 1961. Lilian gave him a wristwatch for their fifth anniversary, which he kept after her death.


Cory Matthews

Main article: Cory Matthews

Cory is Mr. Feeny's former student and neighbor. He was Cory's mentor and teacher his whole life. He seems to be Cory's only friend that knows his real name is Cornelius. When saying good-bye to him in "Brave New World," he says he'll always be with them as long as they live, and it is proven in "Girl Meets World" when he appears to him as a memory.

Topanga Matthews

Main article: Topanga Matthews

Topanga is Mr. Feeny's former student. He was also Topanga's mentor and teacher her whole life. When saying good-bye in "Brave New World," she tearfully tells him that she would never forget him and he was more of a father to her than her own.

Shawn Hunter

Main article: Shawn Hunter

Shawn is Mr. Feeny's former student. He was also Shawn's mentor and teacher his whole life. It is shown he cares deeply for Shawn similar to the Matthews worrying about his safety when he joins a cult and threatened the leader with Alan, angry that it didn't get shut down. When saying good-bye in "Brave New World," Shawn tells him he never gave up on him once, and won't forget him because he is the best person he knew.

Eric Matthews

Main article: Eric Matthews

Eric is Mr. Feeny's former student and neighbor. He was also Eric's mentor and teacher. He states that Eric was one of the smartest students he had not giving up on him. Their relationship was famous for the The Feeny Call, which is what Eric invented in season 4 episode 7 to either call him out of his house for advice or congratulate him on something good. When they were saying good-bye in "Brave New World," he says he don't know what's going to happen to him, but he knows he is going to be a good person who cares about people and blames him for it. They are lifelong best friends. Eric is Feeny's favorite student.

Alan Matthews

Main article: Alan Matthews

Alan is Mr. Feeny's friend and neighbor.

Amy Matthews

Main article: Amy Matthews

Amy is Mr. Feeny's friend and neighbor.


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3


Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.
—Mr. Feeny to Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric. ("Brave New World: Part 2")
I love you all. Class dismissed.
—Mr. Feeny's final words in Boy Meets World. ("Brave New World: Part 2")
The legend continues.
—Mr. Feeny to Cory. ("Back 2 School")
Well done, Mr. Matthews."
—Imaginary Mr. Feeny to Cory. ("Girl Meets World")


  • He was the elementary school teacher of Cory, Shawn Hunter, Topanga Matthews, and Minkus, where he was more authoritarian and not as friendly with Cory and his friends.
  • Much to Cory and Shawn's horror, Feeny became a teacher and the principal at John Adams High at the beginning of season 2.
  • He has a least one sister living within his school district, as a nephew of his attended John Adams High.
  • Another nephew, Myron, (whom he dislikes) was on the counseling staff at Pennbrook University.
  • Owned a cabin in the Poconos.
  • Mr. Feeny has been married twice: his first wife being Lilian, who passed away, and then to Lila Bolander, the Dean of Admissions for Pennbrook University (Lila was played by William Daniels' real-life wife Bonnie Bartlett).
  • Continually taught Cory, Topanga, and Shawn at least one class a year from first grade through their sophomore year at Pennbrook.
  • Mr. Feeny admitted (albeit to himself) in the final episode of Boy Meets World, "Brave New World," that he loved Eric's "Feeny Call."
  • Although he claims Eric to be annoying and disrupting, Mr. Feeny actually cares for him, as he does all his students.
  • Mr. Feeny had the knack for immediately recognizing students who dressed in drag.
  • Mr. Feeny originally had two scenes in the pilot, but the other one was cut in the final product.
  • A poster of Mr. Feeny is located on the subway platform, much like in "Train of Fools" when there was a similar poster in the subway behind Cory and Shawn.
  • He was a teacher for Cory, Shawn, Topanga and Eric from elementary school to college at Pennbrook university.
  • A picture of Mr. Feeny and Auggie is pinned on the Matthews kitchen wall near the refrigerator.
  • He officiates Katy and Shawn's wedding in Girl Meets I Do. This is a callback to the BMW season 5 episode "No Guts, No Cory," when he presided over the aborted wedding of Shawn and Topanga (and actually questioned the convienence of his having the power to marry people). That is also his first appearance in season 3.
  • The only Girl Meets World-exclusive characters to interact with Mr. Feeny are Riley Matthews, Maya Hart, Auggie Matthews, and Katy Hart. Cory mentions Mr. Feeny to his class on two occasions but not by name. Otherwise, the only characters he interacts with are Cory, Shawn, and Topanga who all originated on Boy Meets World.
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