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Adam Scott reveals ‘traumatic’ interaction he had with Boy Meets World co-star

It took 29 years, but Adam Scott finally got closure in an awkward moment after wrapping up season two Boy Meets World in 1994.

Talks with former co-stars Rider Strong, Will Friedle and Danielle Fishel about Pod meets the worldScott – who played Griffin ‘Griff’ Hawkins – recalled a ‘horrifying’ interaction on set that has haunted him for nearly three decades.

Scott described the events leading up to his apparent rejection by Strong, who played Shawn Hunter, when he went in for a congratulatory hug after shooting the final scene.

Closure: Adam Scott, 49, revealed an awkward interaction on the set of Boy Meets World that has haunted him for 29 years during an appearance on the podcast, Pod Meets World, with former co-stars Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Danielle Fishel

Scott said he was backstage watching the season two finale being filmed with Blake Soper and Ethan Suplee, who had played Griff’s followers.

“I don’t know if you remember this, Rider, but literally this has been pulling at me for 29 years,” Scott, 49, told the three hosts.

He continued: ‘I was with (co-stars) Blake (Soper) and Ethan (Suplee). Rider, you were there with another group of people, but we all gathered together, knowing that the final scene was about to be finished.’

The Northern California native said that when the scene ended, the cast and crew erupted in cheers.

“Blake and Ethan high-five and hug, they come up to me and high-five and just cheer,” he explains, adding, “Then Blake and Ethan go up to you, Rider, and give you a high-five and hug you and after they do, I say, “Hey, congrats, buddy,” and give you a high five and go in and hug you.’

Reading: Scott shared how he thought he insulted Rider Strong when he went for a congratulatory hug with him after the season two finale back in 1994

Reading: Scott shared how he thought he insulted Rider Strong when he went for a congratulatory hug with him after the season two finale back in 1994

But just as the celebration took off, Scott turned to Strong for what he thought was a friendly embrace.

“And as I’m doing that, you push me off and you give me this look like, ‘Wait a minute, who are you (expletive) and then you run away,'” he adds. “I remember just like, “oh no no no no! I’m sorry! What just happened? No no no.”‘

All three hosts looked surprised by the story, prompting Strong to reveal that he had no recollection of the incident, adding that he is ‘generally a hugger’.

‘Are you serious?! Why would I do that?!’ he asked before saying he didn’t remember the moment at all’.

‘I’m so glad you don’t remember,’ Scott replied. ‘Because to some extent it means it wasn’t a traumatic experience for you.’

TV Appearance: Scott had a recurring role as Griffin 'Griff' Hawkins on Boy Meets World in 1994-1995

TV Appearance: Scott had a recurring role as Griffin ‘Griff’ Hawkins on Boy Meets World in 1994-1995

His take: As the post-season two finale celebration got going, Scott approached Strong for what he thought was a friendly hug, but he recalled, 'you're pushing me off and you're giving me this look, "Wait a minute, who are you?" and then you run away.  I just remember being like, "oh no no no no!  Sorry!  What just happened?'

His take: As the post-season two finale celebration got going, Scott approached Strong for what he thought was a friendly hug, but he recalled, “You’re pushing me off and you’re giving me this look like, ‘Wait a moment’ who are you?’ and then you run away. I remember just saying, ‘oh no no no no! Sorry! What just happened?’

Later in the podcast, the story came up again, which Scott admitted to may have been blown out of proportion in his mind over the years.

‘It could also have been built up and overdramatized over the last 29 years, who knows? But I can see it, I remember it so clearly, it’s just so crazy,’ Scott said of the memory.

The coming-of-age sitcom ran for seven seasons on ABC from September 1993 to May 2000.

The series focused on Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage) and his friends and family as he progresses from childhood to adulthood.

The cast also included the likes of William Daniels, Betsy Randle, Lee Norris, Lily Nicksay, William Russ, Danielle Fishel, Anthony Tyler Quinn, Alex Désert, Matthew Lawrence, Trina McGee-Davis and Trina McGee-Davis, among others.

No Recollection: Strong said he had no recollection of the incident with Scott;  Boy Meet World stars Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle are pictured in 1993

No Recollection: Strong said he had no recollection of the incident with Scott; Boy Meet World stars Ben Savage, Rider Strong, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle are pictured in 1993

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