Samuel L. Jackson has had a good run.
He not only has the official title of the highest grossing actor of all time, but he also has an Oscar nomination, one of Hollywood’s most recognized voices and the only purple light saber in the Star Wars universe!
Still, we’re pretty sure his career-defining moment and most significant achievement came last night—when he performed slam poetry about Boy Meets World on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!
“Boy meets world. Boy greets world. Hello, world! I am Cory Matthews: short and average, hear full of curls. The year—1993,” he dramatically chants.
“We see two boys who lack both brains and brawn: Cory Matthews and Hunter—or Hunter comma Shawn. Hair parted down the middle, jacket made of leather, alas one man’s trailer trash is another man’s treasure.”
Another favorite line SLJ delivers in that extremely distinguished voice goes, “Daughter of hippies, the name of a gypsy. ‘Topanga!’”
While it seems like a bizarre (albeit much needed niche) in late night, this isn’t the first time Jimmy Fallon has had an internationally renowned actor perform a slam poem about a ‘90s sitcom.
On Late Night, the SNL alum had Tom Hanks perform a dramatic piece about the beloved show Full House.
However, the Boy Meets World rendition seems especially exciting—as the premiere of Girl Meets World inches closer and closer.
A spin-off series, centered on Cory and Topanga’s child, is set to debut on Disney Channel this summer. One cast member, Danielle Fishel, took to her blog to explain Girl Meets World is “a new show,” not just BMW set in the current day—but still, she couldn’t contain her excitement.
“When news leaked that Girl Meets World was in the making, literally days after I first heard about the project myself, [BMW creator] Michael Jacobs and I had a conversation and we talked about how we were both so blown away by the reactions from all of you,” she wrote on her blog, more than a year ago.
“We felt honored. We felt nostalgic. We felt touched by the excitement in your comments, tweets, Tumblr and Facebook posts. But most of all, we felt inspired. We felt inspired to bring these characters back to life and tell you more of their stories.”
We can’t wait to see how it turns out! In the meantime, get inspired by Samuel L. Jackson’s moving poetry: