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Ben Savage Says Bill Daniels (a.k.a. Feeny) Was Like Yoda, But With Sweater Vests

As 'Girl Meets World' premieres to huge ratings, we took a trip down memory lane with the show's star.

Girl Meets World” premiered to sky-high ratings Friday night, but before its Disney Channel debut, we’d been waxing nostalgic about “Boy Meets World.” Lucky for us, we had the chance to sit down and chat with the man who starred in the original and is reviving his character in the sequel: Ben Savage.

So what was on Ben’s mind? Lotsa stuff, including one of our favorite characters from “Boy Meets World,” Mr. Feeny. In the video, below, Ben dishes on what the man behind the mustache and the sweater vests was like in real life.

“Bill [Daniels] was like Yoda,” he says. “He was just, kind of, this mythical character that would come on set and everyone would get quiet. And he would say something, and you would listen.” Ah, powerful presence, he was.

A grown-up Cory Matthews has been said to be the next Feeny on “GMW” — he’s now a history teacher at his daughter’s school — but Ben insists it’ll take a few more years of practice and several sweater vests before his character can live up to that legacy.

“Cory is a far cry from that,” he says. “He endeavors to be Feeny.”

Check out the full interview, and watch “Boy Meets World” reruns every weekday from 11/10c-1/12c on MTV2!