This week marks the premiere of Girls Meets World, the sequel of sorts to beloved TGIF staple Boy Meets World. While most of Boy Meets World‘s original fans won’t translate to the Disney Channel redux — featuring Cory, Topanga, and their tween daughter Riley in the lead role — the mere creation of Girl Meets World has sparked a renewed interest in its predecessor, 14 years after its ending.
At the heart of Boy Meets World was its depiction of school life, full of tough love and humor. Mr. Feeny — Cory’s teacher, the Matthews family’s next-door neighbor, and later the brothers’ principal/college professor — was crucial in this, so much so that the show kept creating roles for him to fill as the cast grew up and transitioned to high school and then college. In honor of Feeny, who does appear in Girl Meets World, we’ve compiled a list of his peers: ten of the greatest fictional principals. Feeny, played by actor William Daniels, sits at the top of the list.