Who could forget Mr. Feeny's wisest advice: Never be afraid to throw down if you have to.
William Daniels, the actor most famous for portraying Mr. Feeny on the popular '90s sitcom Boy Meets World, was the victim of a burglary on Saturday, October 27. When thieves forced Daniels's backdoor open around 9:30 p.m., Daniels had to act quickly.
oh thank god, i read the first eight words thinking mr. feeny died, then continued to find out that he's still a go… https://t.co/um0TdEpMUJ— siraj hashmi (@siraj hashmi)1540914257.0
Thinking on his feet, Daniels made an ingenious move worthy of Mr. Feeny himself.
Quickly throwing on every light in the house, he scared away the intruders before they had a chance to steal anything.
William Daniels is both Mr. Feeny and KITT from “Knight Rider”. Of COURSE he’s going to lay the smack down if someo… https://t.co/QG6HsiWDa7— Ryan W. Mead (@Ryan W. Mead)1540914731.0
Daniels' publicist was grateful everything turned out so well:
"Luckily, Mr. Daniels was able to frighten away the person, and the LAPD quickly responded. [He and his wife] are both well. Mr. Daniels thanks all his fans for their concern."
They probably realized they were about to Rob Mr. Feeny and wouldn’t be able to live with the shame. https://t.co/Qio9gecaVg— Rachael (@Rachael)1540914988.0
Anyone on Twitter who wasn't already a Feeny fan quickly became one.
After William Daniels rounded up his intruders: https://t.co/e4xlzFKKHC— LN. (@LN.)1540914500.0
WILLIAM DANIELS (sternly): Put that TV down, Mr. Matthews. BURGLAR: Yes, Mr. Feeny. *Burglar leaves* [Ten minute… https://t.co/jT802xJTDs— Mike Beauvais (@Mike Beauvais)1540913498.0
"Whatever treasure you think you will find within this home, know that it doesn't compare to the ultimate treasure… https://t.co/2teiIVPROM— Delish Tacos Devilish Shawn (@Delish Tacos Devilish Shawn)1540914380.0
William Daniels is such a generational actor. You can almost tell someone's age by how they identify with them. Who… https://t.co/op6SMWjJqw— Mike McGrew (@Mike McGrew)1540913745.0
Of course, many people made jokes about the quality life advice those burglars probably received.
Daniels' former co-stars Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle weighed in.
Weird detail no one's reporting, as the burglar ran away he yelled, "Dream! Try! Do Good!" 🤷🏼♀️ https://t.co/NWbD7pdKRP— Danielle Fishel (@Danielle Fishel)1540914476.0
Don’t ever mess with Mr. Feeny! #LoveYouBillAndBonnie https://t.co/YpaZsdeRPH— Will Friedle (@Will Friedle)1540914153.0
Perhaps it's time for another spin-off?
@willfriedle Boy Meets World. Robber Meets Feeny.— Catherine Hadro (@Catherine Hadro)1540914223.0
@willfriedle Whooooo! Mr. FEENY TO THE RESCUE!!! https://t.co/HfkUKWLNuA— 💖 Monique- All-American Girl 💖 (@💖 Monique- All-American Girl 💖)1540914244.0
“Mr. Matthews, Mr. Hunter, perhaps you should rethink your life choices.” https://t.co/xgDVfu7VWY— Dan Moren (@Dan Moren)1540914708.0
The robber is still at large and is right now, most likely, watching re-runs of Boy Meets World to try and make some sense of his life.