Boy Meets World actor Anthony Tyler Quinn finally explains why his character disappeared

Anthony Tyler Quinn has finally explained why his character Mr. Turner disappeared on Boy Meets World.

As noted by ScreenRant, during his time on the popular series Boy meets world, actor Anthony Tyler Quinn played John Adams High teacher Jonathan Turner. Quinn’s time on the show was fairly short, but her character left an undeniable impression on fans. Mr. Turner appeared in a total of 51 episodes ranging from Season 2 to Season 4. Mr. Turner even developed a fatherly bond with one of the show’s main characters, Sean Hunter. Due to the popularity of his character, many viewers were shocked when Mr. Turner unexpectedly left. Boy meets world Midway through season 4. However, during a recent interview Pod Meets World (via CinemaBlend ) Quinn revealed the reason behind her hero’s sudden disappearance.


On Boy meets world, Mr. Turner left the show in the middle of Season 4 after a motorcycle accident in the episode “Cult Fiction”. Although there would continue to be some references to the character as well as archival footage of Mr. Turner, Quinn would never appear on the show again. While chatting Pod Meets Worldthe actor revealed that his character’s abrupt departure was actually the result of a sudden shift in focus. Boy meets world.

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Anthony Tyler Quinn Was ‘Excited For Season 4’ At First

Ben Savage and Topanga from Boy Meets World
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Quinn said. “I saw [series creator] Michael Jacobs across the stage and I want to congratulate and [ask] what do you think of how my character develops and how she interacts with everyone? He goes “Great. We think it’s all great. We are so excited and can’t wait for Season 4! He shared a little bit with me about what he wants to do with me for Season 4. They wanted to dig a little deeper into our relationship, Ryder… So I got it. I’m so excited for season 4.”

The actor continued. “So that was the end of March ’96. Remember that conversation, ’cause in June of ’96 I got a phone call from Michael Jacobs, and he was like, ‘Okay. I got some bad news.” And I was “good. Oh-oh.” He says. “So you’re not coming back for Season 4. Maybe like five or four episodes, bit by bit. But definitely not season 5. You’re not coming back.” Now, I understand there’s no such thing as job security in show business, but this just seemed like a radical turn. Because we just talked two months ago that everything is great. So I just go. “What happened”: ? And he says: “So the network and the studio came to us at the last minute with some changes. They said the kids are going to high school now and we want to explore that whole dynamic, so we’re going to change that. kind of unexpected [and] last minute so there was nothing we could do to save it. He goes. “It is what it is,” and that’s it.

However, despite receiving bad press for her character, that wasn’t the only problem Quinn faced. He continued by saying: “This is where the story gets interesting. This is in June of ’96. Now, you fast forward to February of ’97, I was getting ready for the pilot season of ’97 because I had to get a job… So I was very close to landing this pilot that I was in for Fox. I jumped through all the hoops and wanted to bring myself closer. [the] studio and meet everyone there on the net.”

He continues. “And I was like, ‘This is great.’… So they’re going to bring me to the net. I get a call from my manager and he says: “We have a huge problem.” And I say: “Of course there is a huge problem, why not a big problem?” I’m like, “What’s the problem?” He says. “Disney won’t let you get out of the contract.” I was honestly confused because it’s been nine months since I got that phone call from Michael… I’m like, “So boys meet the world,” and he’s like, “Yeah.” I told him. “You know as well as I do that they called me and told me that they were firing me.” He said: “Well, they say your contract is still valid and they won’t let you out.”

However, that situation was resolved, as the actor revealed that he was released from his contract some time ago. Boy meets world and finally allowed to move on to new projects. His character, Mr. Turner, will eventually return for the series spinoff Girl meets the worldwhere Quinn reprized her role for three episodes.

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