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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 Matthews, Maya Hart, Farkle 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.
HistoryMissy 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." Academic Halves (the students sitting in the same row behind them), actually seems willing to accept his daughter's 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 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. 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 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 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, 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 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. Isadora Smackle bursts through a paper circle in grand fashion. In less that a minute, she espouses the paramount importance of individualism, 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.
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.
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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