Adam Scott shares interplay on set of ‘Boy Meets World’ that is been ‘tugging at’ him for nearly three many years


Adam Scott Attends The Afi Awards Luncheon At Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills On Jan. 13 In Los Angeles. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Adam Scott attends the AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on Jan. 13 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Long earlier than Adam Scott’s memorable work in Severance, for which he earned two Emmy nominations final yr, and earlier on Party Down and Parks and Recreation, he appeared on a number of episodes of the 1990s TGIF sitcom Boy Meets World. Not that he remembers it fondly. At all.

Scott defined this on Monday’s episode of Pod Meets World, the rewatch podcast hosted by his former co-stars Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong and Will Friedle.

“It was my first time being on a real set that’s, like, built on a stage,” mentioned Scott, who performed Senior in an episode of the second season, which aired in 1994, after which Griff on three extra episodes that aired in 1994 and 1995. “When I came back later, it was the same thing, where I just couldn’t believe how perfect everything was, and the air was this perfect, like, crisp, cool temperature all the time, and there was food everywhere. Everyone was so nice. And so I just, you know, had no idea how I was supposed to behave … It was a completely alien environment. I was just so nervous and freaked out the entire time but, at the same time, thought, ‘Wow, this is really, like, high livin.’ … I remember a lot of it really vividly because it was such a brand-new environment.”

"Boy Meets World" cast members Will Friedle, Rider Strong, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel post in this undated photo. (Photo: ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection)

“Boy Meets World” solid members Will Friedle, Rider Strong, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel publish on this undated photograph. (Photo: ABC/Courtesy Everett Collection)

Scott had beforehand appeared in a 1992 REM music video and on the short-lived 1994 collection Dead at 21, however nothing as massive as Boy Meets World.

He was in his early 20s, and most of his co-stars had been youngsters. Still, Scott acknowledged that he had been too nervous to approach them and say howdy.

“Do you guys even remember me being around?” Scott requested, explaining that he had two totally different “awkward interactions” on the present that confirmed he simply “had no idea how to behave” again then.

“Literally, this has been tugging at me for 29 years,” Scott mentioned of the primary. He recalled being backstage, with co-stars Ethan Suplee and Blake Soper, whereas they watched the ultimate scene of the second season being filmed.

“The scene ends … everyone just erupts and starts cheering. Blake and Ethan high five and hug, they come up to me and high five and just cheering,” Scott mentioned. “Then Blake and Ethan go up to you, Rider, and they give you a high five and hug you and, after they do that, I’m like, ‘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 you give me this look like, ‘Wait a second, who the f*** are you?’ and then you ran away.”

The story was a crowd-pleaser. Strong mentioned he did not keep in mind the encounter, and it did not sound like him, as a result of he is typically a hugger.

“To some extent, that means it wasn’t a traumatic experience for you,” Scott cracked. “But I remember just being like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, no! I’m sorry! What just happened? No, no no.'”

Looking again, Scott mentioned, he may perceive the then-15-year-old’s response to a stranger. However, Fishel disagreed, declaring that Scott had appeared on the present a number of instances by then, so he wasn’t a stranger.

“I, again, had no idea what I was supposed to do,” Scott mentioned. “It seemed like we were all supposed to be joyous and hug each other but, oh god, it was horrifying.”

Because of this incident, Scott was shocked to listen to the present wished him again for a Season three episode.

He additionally remembers that, across the identical time, he would peruse the web for any point out of himself. One of his discoveries was a publish on message board by somebody claiming that they knew Topanga (Fishel) and that, in line with her, nobody appreciated Scott.

Fishel assured Scott that that had not come from her.

“For one thing, that just wasn’t true. Nobody didn’t like you, that was not the situation,” she mentioned. “The second reason was because I didn’t talk about Boy Meets World at school. If someone asked me a question I would, but it wasn’t super cool to be gone from school all the time. And I was at a new school, I would have been in like seventh grade at that time.”

Scott wasn’t shocked that Boy Meets World stopped calling after his fourth look, though the present continued for one more four-plus years.

“As a self-hating actor,” Scott mentioned, “I just figured, ‘Oh they finally figured out that I can’t do this, and I’m terrible,’ and just never asked any questions.”

Later within the decade, Scott had a recurring function in one other teen present, the drama Party of Five. His breakout function would not come alongside till the 2008 Will Ferrell film Step Brothers.