Dictatorettes, give the peoples what they want!
Farkle telling Darby and Sarah to start tossing out Farkle Nation shirts

Darby and Sarah is the friendship pairing between Darby Walker and Sarah Carpenter  in Girl Meets World. They are both students at John Quincy Adams Middle School and share Mr. Matthews History class (as well as Art and PE) with Riley MatthewsMaya HartFarkle Minkus, and Lucas Friar. They are often together to witness, firsthand, the comedic antics of their classmates. They tend to sit next to each other in the first two seats of the first row.


Season 1

Girl Meets World

Time For Farkle Time

Time For Farkle Time

Darby and Sarah attend the first day of Mr. Matthews History class (although Sarah sits on the other side of the room she would normally sit in the future).  They witness the first of Farkle's Farkle Times, dedicated to his long-held ardent devotion to Riley and Maya.  Darby in particular, notes the introdution of Lucas into the class.  Like the rest of their fellow female students, they exit class early, when Maya and Riley initiate the "Homework Rebellion," chanting, "No Homework! More Freedom."  The next day, they are on hand as Maya's struggle against homework continues. Joining the rest of the class, (except Farkle) they allow Maya to gather up their assignments into a single grouping. They watch with mystified fascination, as
Maya Wants Homework

Maya Wants Homework

Maya seizes a few lit sparklers from Farkle's elaborate diorama for peace, and standing in Farkle's spot, delares her intention to burn the entire pile of homework.  Mr. Matthews manages to prevent Maya from doing so, but as Maya defiantly points the sparklers upward over her head with her battle cry, she accidently activates the fire sprinklers above.  Darby and Sarah join the rush of the majority of their classments to escape the sudden downpour of water drenching the room.  

Girl Meets Sneak Attack

Missy Boop

Missy Boops Lucas

Darby and Sarah attend Mr. Matthews lecture on the sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Because Missy Bradford is sitting in her usual seat, Darby has a front row view of the other girl openly flirting with Lucas, particularly the "Boop" Missy plants on Lucas' nose. But it is Riley that finds the scene unbearable. Having already left the room, she re-enters the History room through the other door and attempts to copy the "Boop" move which ends with her finger stuck in Lucas' nose. Farkle tries to accomplish the same maneuver with Maya, with equally unfortunate results. Throughout the entire debacle, Mr. Matthews continues his lesson despite the fact that the class, including Darby and Sarah, are staring at the spectacle of the failed double "Boop."

Girl Meets Father

Imaginary Rope Trick

Enjoying Maya's Dance

On the week of the "Tick-Tock Shake Your Body Time" school dance, while at their lockers, Darby and Sarah are among the crowd urging Maya to continue the improvised dance steps she meant to mock Lucas with, which the prancing girl decides to oblige. But in class, the next day, they see a much more somber side of Maya, as having received an 'F' on the Darwin quiz, she declares that Mr. Matthews has nothing to teach her and leaves. Naturally,
Everyone Wants To Go

Everyone Volunteers

Riley is quick to follow the departure of her best friend. Darby and Sarah are quick to raise their hands to offer their help, but as the rest of the class also volunteers, Mr. Matthews refuses to let anyone else go. Both girls attend the "Tick-Tock" dance at the end of the week, and see that Maya has returned. Although, Sarah's dad is on the floor to share the final father daughter dance, Darby's father does not seem to be present.

Girl Meets Popular

Hallway Chat

Hallway Chat

While chatting in the hallway before class, Darby and Sarah watch a tall "Prettyboy Hipster" deliver a party invitation to an overjoyed Riley, who merrily dances by them, followed by a more composed Maya. In history class, the legend of Damocles is recounted, and somehow the ensuing discussion focuses on contrasting the tale with Riley's own situation. Both Darby and Sarah
Falling Sword

Cautionary Tale

watch Maya's mocking enactment of a sword falling down from above, with mixed expressions. At the start of the new week, Riley's debut as a "Harajuku Empress Fairy Queen," intending to "set the nerdy-geeky world on fi-yah," causes quite a stir in class. Neither Darby or Sarah can quite believe that their teacher, Mr. Matthews, after interrogating the Academic Halves (the students sitting in the same row behind them), actually seems willing to accept his daughter's
Cory Questions Riley's Subjects

Glaring At the Academic Halves

transformation to the "Dork Side." Despite the best efforts of Maya to change her friend back, Riley's popularity slowly grows with each passing day, although Riley's most ardent supporter, Farkle, does not appear to change at all. Darby and Sarah attend the City Regional Spelling Bee pitting the John Quincy Adams team, composed of the Academic Halves, Riley, and Farkle
Riley Resumes Being Riley

Riley Resumes Being Riley

against that of the Einstein Academy, led by the formidable Isadora Smackle.  Just as Riley reaches the podium, Maya interrupt to launch her final attempt to restore her closest friend to her normal self, by having her spell the word "Harajuku." After her father defines the Japanese term, Riley realizes that it something she is "n-o-t, not." Sarah and Darby watch as the abdicating Queen bid her former subjects a fond farewell. After rejoining Maya, Riley resumes being Riley.

Girl Meets Maya's Mother

Interrupting Art

Art Class Crasher

The week of the school Art Exhibit, Sarah and Darby's Art Class is crashed by a robed Farkle, who states his intention to serve as the new model for the room.   Handing over the bowl of fruit serving as the former subject to the teacher,  Farkle whips of his outer garment to reveal his "48 Pounds of Nasty!"  While Darby and the rest of the class (including Riley, Maya, and Lucas), are unsettled by Farkle's antics, Sarah barely notices, as she
48 Pounds Of Nasty!

48 Pounds Of Nasty!

is too focused on her own artwork.  Ms. Kossal, is unfazed by the unexpected intrusion, and advises her students that "when drawing a Farkle--start with the eyes."  The next day is Career Day in History Class, and Riley's mom, Topanga Matthews begins by speaking about what she did to prepare to become a lawyer.  A knock on the far door heralds the surprising arrival of Farkle's
Elbow Convincer

Maya Meets Riley's Elbow

dad, Stuart Minkus, CEO of Minkus International.  Darby is especially amused to witness Lucas finally discover that his friend, since the start of the school year, full name was Farkle Minkus.  Shortly thereafter, much to everyone in the class entertainment, the elder Minkus renews what were apparently old rivalries with both the Matthews.  This leads to the parents asking Farkle and Riley to stand up front with them, and Riley opts to bring her best friend, Maya, as well.  When the older Minkus asks if
Lucas Asks Farkle's Question

Lucas Repeats Farkle's Question

they are the ladies he hears are always chasing after his son, Farkle's whispered plea is answered by Riley's elbow causing a reluctant Maya to confirm they are, in a strange monotone.  The next day in History Class, Mr. Matthews lecture on the Korean War is pre-empted by the unexpected appearance of Maya's mom, Katy Hart, twenty-four hours late for Career Day.  She explains her absence in a bizarre tale of giving birth while trapped in a vehicle floating down the Colorado River, which Maya clarifies as a soap opera audition,
Big Mouth Sketches

Sarah & Darby's Big Mouth Rileys

which to no one's surprise, Katy Hart failed.  Proclaiming herself an actress, she asks for questions, choosing the  the familiar face of "The Farkle."  When he simply asks why she's wearing a waitress outfit, she brusquely moves on to Lucas who repeats the question.  At this point, Sarah states that her father thinks that actors are people who never grew up.  The would-be-actress asks what he does, and upon hearing Sarah's answer, a director, opines that he probably never gave her an acting job, the
Art Evacuation

Art Class Evacuation

real reason she works as a waitress.  Katy Hart then leaves the room followed by Riley, and eventually, Maya.  The day of the school exhibition, in Art Class, Riley is sitting in as the model, but her incessant need to also hold a conversation with Maya, cause both Sarah and Darby to produce drawings of Riley depicting her with an enormous mouth, which Ms. Kossal displays to Riley and the rest of the class.  Still, the teacher sees merit in their efforts and leaves to officially enter the sketches in the Art Exhibition.  Meanwhile, Riley and Maya's discussion has become confrontational, and when paint begins flying, Farkle and Lucas are the first to flee, with Sarah and Darby quick to follow, leaving the angry pair of best friends alone in a room filled with paint to settle their differences.   After the Art Exhibition, Sarah is somewhat surprised that someone actually bought her sketch of Riley.

Girl Meets Smackle

Up For Grabs

Up For Grabs

Like the vast majority of their fellow students, (except Maya, who is palying hard to get) both Sarah and Darby raise their hands when Mr. Matthews asks who wants the wrapped box he brings to class.  They watch as he awards it to his daughter, Riley, who discovers it only contains a small slate with the words "The Trojan Horse," scrawled in chalk.  When their teacher produces
Maya Falls For the Second Trojan Present

Maya Is Taken In By Second Trojan Present

a smaller box, it falls to Lucas, who discovers a get-out-of-detention-free card.  Maya finagles it from him, and promptly prances upon the teacher's desk with perceived impunity.  However, when Maya actually reads the card, she finds it all to be an elaborate trick, as the card correctly names her as the owner, and accurately predicts when she would do upon obtaining
Stepping Past Farkle

Stepping By Fallen Farkle

it.  From that, Mr. Matthews reminds the class they should not judge by appearances.  Later that day, Sarah and Darby  attend the first of a pair of Interscholastic Debates matching JQA against Einstien Academy.  After Farkle ends his self-serving speech on how meaningless school uniforms will be when he rules the world, Sarah is sitting next to the cafeteria entrance, when Isadora Smackle bursts through a paper circle in grand fashion.  In less that a minute, she espouses the paramount importance of individualism,
The Last Debate

The Final Debate

and scores a victory over her academic rival.  As Darby leaves, she has to be mindful of the students  who are stepping around the defeted Farkle, left whimpering to himself lying supine on the floor  A week later, both girls attend the final debate, featuring a Smackle who has gone over an impressive makeover from Riley and Maya.  Darby is in the front row, as on the topic whether or not "Beauty is Skin Deep," Farkle and Lucas maintain that beauty is not skin deep.  As Smackle steps up, (eshewing the jacket worn by the rest of her team) she feigns being unprepared, but goes on to explain her experiences of the past week have shown that in the view of contemporary society, beauty is skin deep, an unfortunate reality, but not a debatable one.  She proclaims one's personal inner army of virtues is where true beauty resides.  Donning her glasses, she identifies everyone present (especially Farkle) as very deeply beautiful.  Sarah is sitting behind Riley and Maya as Smackle approaches them an apologizes for misleading them, and the three girls agree to remain friends.

Girl Meets 1961

Girl Meets Crazy Hat

They are seen buying Farkle's and Riley's muffins. Later in class, they are seen to be sugar high, and wants more of their muffins, which are actually revealed to be just sugar cubes.

Girl Meets World: Of Terror

Girl Meets the Forgotten

Girl Meets Flaws

Girl Meets Friendship

Girl Meets Game Night

Girl Meets Farkle's Choice

Girl Meets First Date

Season 2

Girl Meets Gravity

Girl Meets the New World

Girl Meets the Secret of Life

Girl Meets Pluto

Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels

Girl Meets Rules

Girl Meets Hurricane

Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington

Girl Meets the New Teacher

Girl Meets Fish

Girl Meets Yearbook

Girl Meets Semi-Formal

Girl Meets Creativity

Girl Meets Farkle

Girl Meets Rileytown

Girl Meets Rah Rah

Girl Meets Texas (Part 3)

Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project

Girl Meets Belief

Girl Meets the New Year

Girl Meets STEM

Girl Meets Commonism

Girl Meets Legacy

Season 3

Similarities and Differences


  • Darby & Sarah were both Dictatorettes.
  • They share the same History, Art and Gym classes.
  • Both are in the same grade.


  • Darby has blonde hair, Sarah has brown hair.
  • Sarah tends to wear glasses; Darby does not.


  • The characters share the same names as their performers.
  • First credited as Darby and Sarah in Girl Meets the New World.
  • They both have a boyfriend or a relationship.
  • Both became hooked on Riley and Farkle's Muffins.
  • Both were recruited by Farkle as "New Farkle Nation Dictatorettes." 
  • Despite being Dictatorettes, they appeared in Princess Riley's campaign ad.


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The image gallery for Darby and Sarah may be viewed here.


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