|“||Thank you, Farkle Nation!||”|
HistoryFarkle first reveals his dream to control the world, during his "Farkle Time" defending the prevalence of the advanced electrical conveniences of modern life against Mr. Matthews assertion that it has hampered the ability of his fellow students and himself, to develop as human beings, by proclaiming that it is only inevitable that technology and Farkle will dominate the future. But after working on the ensuing assignment with Maya Farkle acknowledges the teacher's point ("Girl Meets Boy "). After disrupting the Seventh Grade production of Romeo and Juliet Farkle is greeted by annoyed silence from the crowd, but Riley gently persuades the mixture of students, parents, and faculty to produce a modicum of applause. Still, it is enough to inspire Farkle to procure a cane, and while still garbed in his spear carrier costume, perform a tap dance to further entertain the newly minted members of "Farkle Nation" (Girl Meets the Truth ). Farkle's self-referential conclusion in his side of the debate on the topic of school uniforms, doubtlessly contributed to his defeat at the hands of his academic arch nemesis, Isadora Smackle of Einstein Academy (Girl Meets Smackle ). When Farkle allows the lure of conquering the (mock) business world to justify treating his friends Riley, Maya, and Lucas shabbily, Evelyn Rand, chairperson of Rand Industries, makes it her personal mission to set "the Farkle" straight with advice on how to practice good business and on living life (Girl Meets Crazy Hat). On Halloween, after facing and triumphing over his fear of playing softball, by getting a hit off the unhittable Maya, Farkle greets Farkle Nation atop the shoulders of Lucas, parading victoriously down the school hallways (Girl Meets World: Of Terror ). When Billy, fails to see how Farkle and Lucas can be friends, Lucas acknowledges that Farkle wanting to rule the world is a bit strange, but at the same time, the Texan is curious to see what Farkle could accomplish (Girl Meets Flaws ). In the Seventh Grade Elections Farkle opts to run as the Dictator of Farkle Nation. Enlisting Sarah and Darby to serve as the "New Farkle Nation Dictatorettes," and a steady supply of Farkle Nation emblazoned T-shirts from his Uncle Morty, he initially succeeds in creating a huge groundswell of support among the students. But when his attack ad against Riley erodes his popularity, even Farkle appears to regret what he did. After Riley and Maya present the message from Lucas' friends in Texas, Farkle realizes he no longer wants to be a dictator, as they have no real friends. Upon winning the election, Lucas appoints Farkle to be his vice president. Farkle thanks his friend, but begins staring at Lucas with a power-hungry glint in his eyes (Girl Meets Friendship ). When Mr. Matthews allows Farkle and his friends to stage a skit which loosely depicts the circumstances which led to the American Revolution, Farkle absolutely revels in his role of King George III, the then ruler of the British Empire (ironically a role his own father, Stuart , had once played against Mr. Matthews' George Washington as youths in class with Mr. Feeny , but with far less exuberance). He perhaps plays the part bit too enthusiastically, as he goes as far to contact his "Cannon Guy" to arrange a large realistic prop weapon brought to class. Afterwards, when the friends exit the History classroom, Lucas, (despite still wearing the tri-cornered hat part of his own General George Washington costume) tells Farkle to take the crown off his royal regalia, which Farkle flatly refuses - thrice (Girl Meets Game Night ). Early in the Eighth Grade, after a major dispute arises between Riley and Maya, her father summons his older brother, Eric Matthews to mediate their conflict. Invited to speak with their History class, Eric gets the girls and Farkle to confess and accept their insecurites. Farkle reveals his drive to dominate the world comes from the feeling that sometimes he is "Squeaky the Mouse," which the arrival of the "Freak"-like Lucas has only exasperated. The next day at Topanga's, Farkle, impressed by his people skills, asks Eric, (now dressed in the outlandish garments he wears as the duly elected Mayor of St. Upidtown, New York) asks if he ever considered ruling the world. The idea does seem to give Eric Matthews something intriguing to ponder (Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels). Some months later, as the History class is dismissing the relevance of the upcoming elections because they cannot yet vote, Farkle admits that sometimes the current condition of the world makes him reconsider his wish to rule it, and suggests that he and Riley instead make a life together on Mars. Eric Matthews then enters and annouces he is running for US Senator for the state of New York. Eric recruits Riley, Maya, Farkle and Lucas to guide he campaign, as he sees them as the future. They are soon joined by T.J. Murphy , the political blogger who uncovered the financial malfeasance which has caused the popularity of the incumbent Senator, Jefferson Davis Graham to nosedive. This inspires the kids to become more politically aware. An inspired Farkle then claims that for the sake of the future eleven kids he plans to have with Riley and Maya (he leaves the distribution of childbirth to the settled between the pair) they need to improve the world before he rules it. However, the revelation that Riley's uncle has been set up as political cannon fodder by Zachary T. Wolff , a crony of Sentator Graham, to ensure the party nomination for his candidiate, drives Eric to quit. However, Riley and Maya convince Eric that their future is worth fighting for, and Eric faces Graham at the sole debate of the campaign to be held at John Quincy Adams. The debate reaches a critical point when Graham questions Eric's devotion to children when he has none of his own, and thus has no real proof of his convictions. However, T.J. Murphy refutes that charge, by revealing that years before, he had been an orphan simply named Tommy, whom Eric almost adopted, but realized that he couldn't provide the stable environment the boy deserved at the time, and stepped away, allowing the Murphys to adopt Tommy and give him the home he needed. As the old friends embrace to a standing ovation, a stymied Wolff silently slips away. Before the embarrassed Senator follows him out, Farkle declares that the world is worth staying upon and ruling over, by declaring, "You, me. Earth--let's do this thing!" (Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington ). When yearbooks are passed out, Farkle, once again, is voted "Most Likely To Be Farkle." He then decides to adopt an alternate persona "Donnie Barnes:Regular Guy" (he even arranges to have a desk nameplate made with this name). After Riley and Maya weather their own identity crises, Farkle decides to reclaim his name, but keep his new fashion sense. While talking things over with Lucas, Farkle confesses a need to experiment with his personality, stating he needs to rule himself, before continuing his goal to rule the world (Girl Meets Yearbook). When the results of the school-wide aptitude tests have been determined, the JQA Guidence Counselor, Ms. Oben, takes it upon herself to personally inform Farkle that he has achieved a genius-level score. Farkle is not surprised, and requests to know what occupation the test states is best for him. Admitting that she has never seen this particular choice ever appear for a student, she reveals that his intelligence and abilities make Farkle Minkus ideally suited for someday ruling the world (Girl Meets Farkle). After Maya is brought before the John Quincy Adams Honor Board for cheating on a test off Farkle, Riley apparently proves Maya's claim that she learns best that way. Joining her friends, Riley extols the virtues of sharing information. The next day, Mr. Matthews teaches a lesson on Communism, pointing out under such a political system, occupations are based on societal needs, not individual abilities, selecting factory worker and potato farmer for Riley and Maya, respectively. When Farkle asks whether he can still take over the world while as a communist, his teacher answers affirmatively, but he must do so collectively as part of a group. Farkle objects, flatly stating he does not want to rule the world with "Factory Girl" and "Potato Head" at his side (Girl Meets Commonism). In a reality where Riley and Maya did not become childhood friemds, Farkle and Isadora Smackle still attend Abigail Adams High School. After they collide in the hallway and both fall to the floor, Smackle asks Farkle if they could ever become more than each others Arch-Nemesis. Farkle replies that his goal of one day taking over the world is a one person operation. Wistfully, Smackle notes that sounds lonely. Farkle agrees, but states that is just the way things are (Girl Meets World: Of Terror 3 ).
- Girl Meets Boy
- Girl Meets the Truth (First time term coined by Farkle)
- Girl Meets Smackle
- Girl Meets Crazy Hat
- Girl Meets World: Of Terror
- Girl Meets Flaws
- Girl Meets Friendship
- Girl Meets Game Night
- Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels
- Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington
- Girl Meets Yearbook
- Girl Meets Farkle
- Girl Meets Commonism
|“|| With all due respect to history, Mr. Matthews. What's important to our generation |
will be on this side of the timeline... when Farkle and technology rule.
—Farkle establishing the mission statement of Farkle Nation
|“|| In conclusion, school uniforms reduce individuality, which will be |
unnecessary in the real world, when you're all working for me...
—Farkle debating the value of school uniforms.
|“|| He does want to take over the world and everything, |
but frankly, I'd like to see what he does with it.
—Lucas describing Farkle Nation to Billy Ross
|“|| I am Farkle and these are the Dictatorettes. |
They are part of the New Farkle Nation.
How would you like to be part of the New Farkle Nation?
—Farkle beginning his campaign to become Seventh Grade Dictator
|“||Dictatorettes, give the peoples what they want.||”|
—Farkle before free shirts are tossed to the crowd
|“||Holy moley! I got me an army!||”|
—Farkle before being carried into the chanting crowd
|“||I don't wanna be dictator anymore. Dictators don't have any friends.||”|
—Farkle dropping out of the election
|“|| But sometimes I wonder if my desire for world domination actually |
comes from deep down feeling like I'm "Squeaky the Mouse."
|“|| We need to treat this planet better. I don't want to go to Mars. |
I want to rule an Earth with good air and good water.
A good Earth for our children.
|“||I want to take over myself first. But, then yeah, the world.||”|
I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that I’m working on a new serum I call “Running Juice.” The bad news is that I think it may need some more work. I’ve created a concoction that was supposed to give me super speed to help me run faster in gym class. Like a real superpower. The problem is that instead, it gives me little bursts of energy that make me want to run down the block and back. I’m typing this post at like 1,000 words per second. It was fun at first, but now I’m pretty tired. I think maybe I should go back to the drawing board on this one. But first, a short run across town.
Have you heard of a place called Rileytown? I’m sure you have. I have a plan in motion. Want to hear about it? This is top secret so don’t spill it. Ready?? I am going to overthrow Rileytown in order to expand Farkle Nation. But before we can plan any further, I must first find my map to Rileytown…where did I put that thing? I know, I’ll ask Riley!
Greetings Farkle Nation,
I’ve been saying it for years and finally I have proof! I, Farkle Minkus, am a genius. Thank you to those who finally have recognized my brain capacity. If you didn’t attend my genius party, we still have a few leftover penguin party favors. I do have to advise you against actually dressing your penguin up in a tuxedo. They do not take well to that very much.
Have you ever wanted to make some extra cash? I’m thinking about opening a lemonade stand to earn some easy bucks. On a hot summer day, I project that I could make a nice buddle of dough. Except anyone can sell lemonade. I think that instead I will sell watermelon juice! Oh yeah, that will hit the spot on a hot summer day. But first, I have to figure out how to turn my lemon juicer machine into a watermelon juicer machine. I think I may need to find a bigger lemon juicer… or figure out how to grow tiny watermelons…
Apparently the school board wants to cut the Arts.
That will just break all of our hearts.
Without drama and theater class, Farkle can’t shine
or pursue a future career as a mime.
If the arts are abandoned, we will also lose painting, writing, and dance.
Not to mention the Mona Lisa in France.
An artist may convey his or her feelings though rhyme or rap,
which can give us a reason to smile and clap.
Cartoons, a form of art, can make us laugh and can make us cry.
So please don’t make us limit our ability to reach for the sky.
Stand with me and show your pride.
Share your creativity, no need to hide.
This poem expresses my skills as an artist.
So help us save them because trust me, I’m the smartest.
It is that time of the month again for Farkle Nation’s Fan Mail! We have been overflowing with letters from members and fans. Thank you for all your support.
This letter comes from Jake S. from Chicago. He asks, “If you could meet anybody in the world, who would it be and why?” Well, Jacob. That answer is quite simple. It would be Farkle. Once I put the finishing touches on my time machine, I will travel to the future to enjoy a slushie with my future self. I will ask Farkle how Farkle Nation is doing, what tips Future Farkle has for Present Day Farkle (Me) on ruling the world, and I will also see who wins the Nobel Prize in Physics for the next ten years. Of course seeing my future self may create a disruption in the space time continuum destroying everything we call life, but hey… I think it is worth the risk.
Fact: I have a big brain. Fact: I am very smart. Fact: The above mentioned is no secret. I’m not bringing this up to brag. Recently I’ve become interested in the kind of image I give off. Riley’s uncle Eric thinks I am a robot, but he can’t be right, can he? What do you think? He has to be kidding… I mean, to think that a boy can be a robot… that’s just nonsense. I mean I would probably know if I was a robot. I would have to power down and plug in to recharge. I wouldn’t be able to feel emotion and, trust me, I’ve got a lot of emotion for Riley and Maya. What if I am artificial intelligence and I don’t even know? Is there any chance Eric is right? I still can’t find my birth certificate. Maybe I better go talk to my dad just in case. Oh no. Maybe he is a robot too! What if I come from a family of robots? Excuse me…I have some computing to do. Beep, Bop, Beep.
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Fireworks. BBQ picnics. Friends. What more could you ask for? My favorite part is the wheelbarrow race where one team member holds the legs of another team member and walks him or her down the lane like a wheelbarrow. It is pretty silly when you think about it, but still really fun! Lucas is my partner this year and we have been practicing all week long to beat Riley and Maya. I am determined to carry Lucas’ feet across that finish line and win first place! We even came up with a secret strategy where Lucas puts on some gardening gloves to get a better grip on the ground. I hope that Riley and Maya don’t see this post and steal our top secret plan. Riley or Maya if you are reading this, disregard this. It is a trap to slow you down. Or is it? You’ll never know….mwahaha! Victory will be ours for sure! Well, gotta go meet the gang in Central Park for our picnic and fireworks. Wish me luck and have fun, guys!
Greetings Farkle Nation. I’ve been receiving oodles and oodles of Farkle Nation fan mail, so I thought I would take a moment to pick one out and read it to you.
George S. from Texas asks: “What is it like to have a following of people?” Well, Georgey, it is quite fun. It is a little like being the king of the sandbox castle. Having a following really comes in handy. For example, if I didn’t have you guys, who would read this blog? My cat, Fluffy? That’s just silly…cats can’t read! So, thank you for being a part of my sandbox castle. Maybe if you are lucky, I’ll put down the drawbridge so that my alligator-infested moat does you no harm. Thanks for writing in Georgey! Keep them coming my Farkleites!
To anyone out there:
HELP! The walls are closing in. Time is at a standstill. What did I do to deserve this kind of torture? Sweat is dripping down my face....man, it is hot in here. Is it normally this hot? My mouth is sooooo dry. I would give anything for just a drop of water to quench my thirst. I’ve never been this thirsty in my whole life. Am I hallucinating or is this real life? I feel so alone. Darkness fills the room... Must. Survive. This.
Suddenly, there is a gust of wind. I open my eyes. Maya is standing in front of me, asking me to join her in Mayaville. Desks turned over. Riley’s hands are folded like so. But Mayaville. Maybe detention won’t be so bad after all?
Take a big whiff. Do you smell that? It smells like… PEPPERMINT! That could only mean one thing. The holiday celebrations are upon us. Yaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!!! I want to wish everyone in Farkle Nation a happy and joyful holiday season. I am grateful for your membership and I look forward to seeing what new heights, we, as Farkle Nation, can accomplish together in the New Year. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some presents to attend to.
Thank you, Farkle Nation!!!"
Everyday I look and see,
A beautiful girl who sits in front of me.
This girl will always have my heart
Because she is pretty… and very smart.
When I take over the world, I will build a big, huge statue,
Which will show off my love for Riley Matthews.
Growing up with a unique name is the best part of Farkle Nation. I bet that everybody in Farkle Nation has a unique name. Do you know what your name means? Farkle means: To be a Farkle. Let’s use it in a sentence:
I am Farkle.
Now you try it with your own name.
Did you do it right? I am sure you did unless you said, “I am Farkle” because there is only one Farkle and it’s me.
Your name is one of the most important things about you because it was given to you by your parents. And every name means something. It might be something fun to talk about with them. You can post a comment below about what your name means and I will read it….unless your name is “Smackle.” A Smackle is someone who tries to outsmart a Farkle.
Thank you, Farkle Nation.
- Step One: Self-appoint oneself to desired position by saying, “I am (Insert First Name) and as of (Insert current date and time), I am now ruler of (Insert school, country, body of people you wish to rule, etc.) Hence forth, all shall bow down to The Great (Insert Title of self-appointed position) (Insert First Name).”
- Step Two: Come up with a catchy name for new school, country, or body of people you wish to rule. Brand it. “Farkle Nation. Yeah, I like the sound of that.”
- Step Three: Gather a following. Gain their trust. Insider tip: Call your Uncle Morty in the T-shirt business for free stuff. Everybody likes free stuff.
- Step Four: Destroy competition. Eat them for breakfast.
- Step Five: Win.
Thank you, Farkle Nation!
- Each time Farkle has uttered the phrase, he has been wearing a costume.
- Sarah and Darby served as Farkle Nation "Dictatorettes." (in Girl Meets Friendship)
- Farkle becomes Seventh Grade Vice President after he drops out as Farkle Nation Dictator.
- "Farkle Nation" may have been inspired by the "Cena Nation," catchphrase of WWE wrestler John Cena.