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Actor Adam Scott finally confronted the cast members of the hit sitcom “Boy Meets World,” recalling an awkward exchange from when he was a guest star on the show that he said had bothered him for 29 years.
Scott, who had a recurring guest spot as Griff during the show’s second and third seasons, made the revelation during an appearance on “Pod Meets World” — alongside cast members Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence), Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), and Will Friedle (Eric Matthews) — nearly three decades after the fact.
“I get to finally ask Rider about this thing. I don’t know if you remember this, Rider,” Scott began — prompting Fishel to exclaim that she was on the “edge of her seat” waiting to learn what had happened.
“Literally, this has been tugging at me for 29 years,” Scott continued, and he set the scene for them: it was the end of the second season, and cast members were celebrating together on the set — but things apparently took an awkward turn when he approached Strong.
“I go, ‘Hey, congratulations buddy,’ and I give you a high five and I go in and hug you and as I do that, you push me off and give me this look like, ‘Who the f*** are you?’ and then you run away,” Scott said of Strong.
Strong was clearly taken aback, asking, “Are you serious?! Why would I do that?! That doesn’t sound like me at all. I’m generally a hugger!”
Relieved, Scott said that knowing Strong had not intentionally snubbed him reduced the trauma of the experience for him.
“He was this little kid and I was this stranger grown up … again, I had no idea what I was supposed to do,” Scott said, noting that at the time he appeared on the show, he had been in his 20s while the show’s main characters were all teenagers. “It seemed like we were all supposed to be joyous and hug each other. Oh God, it was horrifying. That’s such a relief. I remember being surprised I got the call to be in Season 3 two months later because of that. It’s so funny. I’m so happy.”
The podcast took another turn early on when regular cast member Friedle admitted that he had felt intimidated by Scott when he first guest-starred on the show.
“You were instantly part of the gang that let me know I wasn’t invited to the party,” Friedle said, noting that Scott had bonded with several of the older guest stars when he first arrived. “I look back to it as like, he was too cool for me to even walk up to and be like, ‘Hey, welcome to the show.'”
“They were the first ones to come up and talk to me,” Scott explained, adding that because they were all guest stars rather than series regulars, the stakes were lower. He also recalled the other guest stars being nervous about approaching the regular cast members as well.
Listen to “Pod Meets World” HERE: