Thanks, ‘Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,’ for finally making us realize that the best way to capture the emotional roller coaster ride of ‘Boy Meets World’ is through slam poetry. Samuel L. Jackson took Fallon’s stage on April 1 and broke down the entire classic series in three rhyme-filled minutes. Read on to see the hilarious clip!
Slam poetry and Boy Meets World — these two things don’t exactly sound like they go together, but Samuel L. Jackson proved they do during a hilarious performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on April 1.
Samuel L. Jackson’s Slam Poem About ‘Boy Meets World’
A slam poem — complete with dim lighting, bass-plucking, and E-cigarette-smoking — centering on the life of Cory Matthews sounds ridiculous enough, but what took the Tonight Show sketch to another level was how in-depth Samuel’s knowledge of the series was.
There were lines about Shawn Hunter like, “Jacket made of leather/Alas, one man’s trailer trash is another man’s treasure” that had us rolling on the floor, as well as Samuel imitating Eric’s famous “Feeny call.”
But the best material came from the Cory/Topanga relationship. After Sam yelled out “Topanga!” he then busted out some serious rhymes: “For he tries to mock her until shocker — a reluctant kiss, by his locker,” Sam said before rapping, “A love that could not be dodged/Nobody, not even a snow bunny in a ski lodge could come between them,” referencing a hilariously minuscule plot line from a 1998 episode of the show.
That deep cut rhyme had to be our favorite, though basically every line of this slam poem was a gem.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Watch the clip above and let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro