Boyhood picked up a number of Oscar nominations this morning, including one for Best Picture. But as anyone who grew up on Boy Meets World, the ’90s sitcom starring Ben Savage, will tell you, Cory Matthews was the original Mason, Jr.—and now we have the perfect mashup to prove it. Set to Boyhood’s irresistible “Hero,” here’s what Boy Meets World might’ve looked like had Richard Linklater directed Cory, his soulmate Topanga, and all their friends for seven years.
And with Disney’s Girl Meets World sequel, we’re now seeing Cory and the gang more than 20 years into their story. Your move, Linklater!