Boy Meets World Alum Recalls Being Excluded From Key Episode And Having To Watch It Be Filmed

Over the course of seven seasons, Boy Meets World had a revolving door of recurring and guest actors who popped up at John Adams High. Notable stars made cameos, with Keri Russell, Linda Cardellini, and Adam Scott crossing paths with Cory Matthews and his crew. But one recurring star that left an impression was Step by Step star Jason Marsden. He played Eric Matthews’ best friend Jason during the teen sitcom’s Seasons 1 and 2. But like so many TV characters, the former child star disappeared without any mention as he was replaced with a new BFF for the eldest Matthews son. While leaving the show wasn’t a major deal, he did recall what it was like being on set after being excluded from a pivotal BMW episode.

With real life mirroring the TV show, Marsden was best friends with Eric Matthews actor Will Friedle. So, not appearing on the show was a bit baffling to him. He opened up about being on the ABC sitcom while guesting on Friedle’s podcast Pod Meets World. The renowned voice actor spoke about his experience in the series. Despite not appearing in the comedy anymore, he was a constant presence on the set as he hung out with the BMW cast all the time. At the time, the former child star had a recurring role on fellow TGIF sitcom Step by Step. Both shows were filmed in the same lot. The sitcom veteran wasn’t offended by not being asked back, but one episode got him in his feelings. Marsden said about not appearing in a pivotal season finale:

What really hurt the most was when they brought back everybody for the final episode [Season 5 finale “Graduation”] and did little cameos except for me. And how do I know because I was there watching it live. It would’ve been nice [to be asked back], but it was fine.

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