Topanga, AKA Danielle Fishel, Strips Down For Maxim


Every 90s school boy’s crush, Topanga, posed for the cover of Maxim Magazine this week. Danielle Fishel, who will reprise her role from Boy Meets World in the new show Girl Meets World, talked to the magazine her co-star Ben Savage, graduating college, and an interesting run in with Bob Saget.

Fishel has continued acting in her post Boy Meets World days but she’ll never quite outgrow the quirky character of Topanga. In the new show, Girl Meets World, Fishel will return to the character as ABC starts a new chapter in the popular TGIF show. In the new show, Topanga and Corey Mathews, played by Ben Savage, will have a little girl who is in middle school.

Fishel said that she hopes the new show strikes a chord the way that Boy Meets World did in the 90s.

Fishel said: “We were in people’s family rooms every Friday for seven years. When I watch old episodes, it’s like watching home movies, so I imagine that other people feel the same way. ABC’s TGIF lineup was probably the one time a week when parents and kids all watched TV together.”

Boy Meets World may have been part of a wholesome lineup for ABC but the child star did say that she had some rather… adult moments.

Fishel said: “One time we were all on a private jet going to Disney World, and my mom, dad, and brother were also with me. We had these four seats facing each other with curtains, so we had our own little private family area. Anyway, we were trying to take a nap, and all of a sudden Bob Saget walks down the aisle, rips open our curtain, and shouts, ‘Do you guys have any coke?!’ Then he looks my dad in the eye, laughs, and closes the curtain. My mom was like, ‘What was that all about?'”

You can read more about Topanga’s experience as a child star in the next issue of Maxim. But for now, let’s take a look at some of the photos from Topanga’ Maxim spread.

Are you excited for Girl Meets World? All of the casting choices haven’t been made yet but there are rumors that Rider Strong and Will Friedle will make an appearance on the show. Fishel said that she recently had dinner with her former castmates but didn’t say if it had anything to do with the new show.