Talk about staying power: Samuel L. Jackson performing a slam poem about “Boy Meets World” is now nostalgic and very relevant, all at the same time.
The Marvel star — who broke out as a superstar in the ’90s in part thanks to his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino — guested on “Tonight Show” on Tuesday, ostensibly to promote the new “Captain America” movie. But host Jimmy Fallon and his writers also got Jackson to agree to spoof himself (just as they convince every celebrity to do so) and spit a few lines about the ’90s sitcom and perennial favorite.
Of course, now that Disney is gearing up a “Girl Meets World” followup that will return many of the original stars, the poem makes more sense than ever. Plus, it was pretty well-written, we have to admit.
Winning line: “Topangaaaaa!! Cory cries/For he tries to mock her/until shocker!/a reluctant kiss/by his locker”
Oh, and one more: “The knowledge they gained came not from a witch or a genie/but from a teacher, a neighbor, a mentor, a savior/a man named Mr. Feeny.”