|“|| Riley: I love you, Farkle.|
Farkle: And I love you.
|“||Ever since the day after culture week and you found out you might have any ancestry, I started reading about it. Because I love you and I always want to know who you are, whoever you are.||”|
|“|| Farkle: I've loved you since the first grade.|
Riley: I know.
Farkle: I always will. Wherever you are.
—Farkle and Riley in Girl Meets Goodbye
Farkle has had a crush on Riley since first grade, but she doesn't feel the same way and only considers him a close friend. In Girl Meets the Truth, Riley and Farkle shared their first kiss and although he mostly kissed her chin, they said it still counts. After, the events of Girl Meets Farkle it seems that Farkle has gotten over his crush on Riley (the same goes for him and Maya) as in recent episodes he isn't as affectionate as he used to be when the series started. They are considered to be close childhood friends and it is shown in some episodes such as "Girl Meets the Truth", "Girl Meets Flaws", "Girl Meets Texas (Part 3)" that Farkle and Riley share a strong and deep bond.
In Girl Meets Texas (Part 3) Farkle was the one to realize that Riley was lying to everyone about her feelings and that she doesn't think of Lucas as a brother figure. Riley then makes tells him not say anything and he agrees but states that he will tell Lucas how she really feels if she doesn't come clean to everyone about her feelings sooner or later. This shows that Farkle cares about Riley an wants her to be happy and would do anything to help/support her. Riley tells Farkle she loves him.
In Girl Meets STEM Riley calls Farkle a sexist pig when he takes over their science project and let her drop the marble, rather than letting her do the science. She wants to learn more about science and felt as if he was not valuing her scientific ability. In the end, Farkle apologizes, saying "There is no situation where I wouldn't want that for you to get better," which causes Riley to get confused. At the end of the episode, Farkle and Riley were shown to be working together and were the only ones to get a clear beaker while everyone got dirty water in their beakers.
In Girl Meets Bay Window it is shown that Farkle and Riley first met at a Halloween party, when Farkle saved Riley's life twice, when she "attempted" to bob for apples and she almost drowned. In this episode Riley calls Farkle handsome.
- Farkley (Farkle and Rile/y)
- Rarkle (R/iley and F/arkle)
- Riarkle (Ri/ley and F/arkle)
- Farley (Far/kle and Ri/ley)
- Friley (F/arkle and Riley)
- Filey (F/arkle and R/iley)
- Farkley (Fark/le and Ri/ley)
- Farkle describes Riley as the sun, saying that "she lights up his day."
- Farkle flirts with Riley throughout the episode.
- Farkle says "We should have some faith in our Riley", showing that he trusts her. He also uses a possessive pronoun when referring to her.
- Riley says that Farkle is the biggest flirt in seventh grade.
- Farkle agrees to help Riley flirt with Lucas even though he loves her because he wants her to be happy.
- Even though he despises Missy, Farkle flirts with her in order to steal her from Lucas for Riley.
- Farkle and Riley likely danced together before Maya and Farkle did as Riley promised him one dance.
- Riley didn't want to tell Farkle the truth because she was afraid of hurting his feelings.
- Farkle kisses Riley on the chin (for giving him confidence).
- Farkle is Riley's first kiss (although it was a chin kiss, Maya said it counts).
- Farkle has always thought of Riley being intellectual like them.
- Riley and Farkle hugged each other.
- Farkle reveals that he doesn't like Riley just because she's beautiful, but for other reasons (even saying that he didn't realize she was beautiful when Smackle asks if that's why he likes her).
- Despite the episode focusing on Smackle and, to a certain extent, her crush on Farkle, there are more references to Farkle's crush on Riley.
- Rosie McGee seems to like Ginsburg.
- In the bakery, Farkle (and Maya and Lucas) say "aw" about them being friends, when Riley mentioned it.
- Riley and Farkle run a fake business together.
- Riley cheers for Farkle when he is up to bat.
- Riley gives Farkle a hug to comfort him when he let her know that he got called a nothing.
- Throughout the episode, Riley seems to care the most about Farkle, hunting him down in the janitor's closet, hugging him to comfort him, and setting up mats for him to fall on (alongside Maya). She is also the one who convinces everyone to write their flaws on their foreheads to support him, although it was also to try to help Billy.
- Farkle felt guilty after he upset Riley by showing the video he made of her (being rude to the horse she had) to the class.
- Near the end of the episode, Farkle says (significantly more to Riley than Lucas and Maya) that he doesn't want to be a dictator because dictators don't have any friends.
- Riley said that she missed Farkle over the Christmas holiday.
- When her and Maya are reading each others minds, Farkle is the third thing Riley is thinking of.
- Farkle bought two stuffed hippos to give to Riley, one of which he gave her when he sat with her in the hospital when she had her tonsils out. She lost the first one, but never had to heart to tell him.
- Farkle says that Riley's giggle is his favorite sound in the world.
- Riley lets Maya put a tarantula on her head just to impress Farkle.
- Riley and Farkle talk alone at Riley's bay window.
- Riley says Farkle and Maya don't belong together.
- Farkle asks if him and Riley belong together, Riley response "I don't know, do you" in a flirty tone then scoots across the seat to sit very close to him.
- Riley feels bad when Farkle decides to go to the awards ceremony alone.
- Riley (and Maya) support Farkle when he doesn't win and both leave with him while singing.
- They both do the goofy "slow motion" walk.
- Farkle is determined to go on a date with Riley if she doesn't with Lucas.
- Because Farkle liked the hug, he decided to take Riley to the concert, but we never see them at the concert.
- Riley squirted Farkle with the hose after he argued with her that she wasn't washing the car and used him to dry it as well.
- Farkle puts his favorite orange turtleneck in the capsule because he wants to remember the day Riley (along with Lucas and Maya) helped him.
- It was the same orange turtleneck that Riley had worn at the award ceremony in Girl Meets Flaws.
- Farkle defends Riley when Maya is mad at her for agreeing with Lucas on Maya's height.
- Farkle explains to Riley why it hurts when she's called "Riley Super-Klutz."
- Farkle sits down and admits his insecurities after Riley (and Maya) accept their flaws.
- When Farkle passes out, Riley picked him and sat him back up in his seat.
- Farkle said if his life was always Riley, everything would be "Lalalala."
- Farkle wants to have 11 children with Riley (and Maya), which she seems to accept.
- Farkle went to check up on Riley to see if she was okay, expecting her to have a problem.
- Riley and Farkle's alter egos seemed to be interested in each other romantically.
- Farkle asks Riley and she says no, although he wasn't asking seriously. He trying to make Riley feel better.
- Farkle asks Riley if she wants to dance with him, to which she agrees to happily before being pushed away by Maya.
- Riley and Farkle get "married", suggested by Lucas and officiated by Maya.
- Farkle was the first one to figure out Riley was getting bullied.
- Farkle and Riley understand each other's bullying problems, due to similar experiences.
- When Lucas asked him "How much are you rooting for her [Riley] right now?" He responded with "As much as always."
- Riley and Farkle both said "I love you" to each other.
- When Riley took Farkle outside, Charlie jokes about them by saying, "Okay, she ends up with Farkle. How did we not see that coming?"
- Farkle and Riley had a deep and meaningful conversation about her feelings and how she shouldn't lie to herself because they're still finding out who they are.
- Riley said to Farkle "We love you just the way you are."
- Farkle questioned Riley's beliefs without offending her, unlike when he was paired up with Lucas.
- When Riley said to Farkle "Did you ever think when you look through the microscope, you miss the bigger picture?", he replied with "No," and almost looked surprised that she made him think in a way he had never thought about before.
- Farkle said he cared so much about Riley, he wanted her to know the truth was always the best thing.
- After the talk, Farkle held the door open for Riley and let her in.
- Farkle shocked everyone (especially Riley) by revealing her feelings about Lucas. He then said he hoped she could forgive him.
- Riley is upset with Farkle wanting her to drop the marble and not realizing her potential.
- Riley calls Farkle a sexist pig.
- Farkle and Riley were the only ones to get a clear beaker due to learning the real lesson of working together and having equality.
- When Farkle says to Riley "you had one job to do!" she responds with "You mean take care of the babies, Farkle?" He then responds with, "How long have I been out?!"
- Riley tells Farkle that they (her, Maya, and Lucas) wouldn't love him less just because he has more than them.
- Farkle tells Riley that Pluto will always be a planet in his room, which makes her happy.
- Riley compliments Farkle by saying he's turning into a handsome young man.
- When Riley and Farkle were seven years old, Farkle saved Riley's life twice from "drowning" when she was attempting to bob for apples.
- Farkle is shown to deeply angry at Riley and tells her not to trust just anyone.
- Riley tells Farkle that she believes and relies on people and how he should as well.
- Riley cries and tells Maya that she hopes that Farkle remembers that science can't explain people and he keeps himself open to love.
- Farkle (along with Smackle, Lucas and Zay) feels guilty for leaving Riley (and Maya) when they should've stuck by them instead.
- Fakle suspected earlier that Jexica was actually Riley.
- Farkle gets jealous and questions Riley on why she loves Lucas cause he thinks Lucas is just a face.
- Farkle and Riley both have a debate on the sun.
- Farkle tells Riley that she's won the debate after she states a valid argument about people being evil.
- Riley and Farkle share a hug when he tells the group about his family history.
- Farkle tells Riley he's glad Riley found her story.
- Riley is surprised when Farkle comes into dressed as Elvis.
- Riley is Farkle's secret santa.
- Riley got Farkle a menorah for Christmas (because it's part where he comes from).
- Riley tells Farkle she loves him and the two share a hug.
- Riley tells Farkle to learn about both sides of his religion and be open.
Farkle: Riley, is the sun. Warm and bright and lights up my whole day.
Riley: What is this place?
Farkle: This is where the ancients stored all of their wisdom.
Farkle: Well may I have one dance with each of you?
Farkle: Ha, that's all I wanted. You just got played by Farkle.
Farkle: I just auditioned for the next play.
Riley: Are you going to be in the next play?
Farkle: I'm not even allowed to watch the next play.
Farkle: I have a very specific taste in girls. Is she one?
Farkle: That'll do it.
Riley: Farkle, do you have an appointment?
Farkle: No, I'm a walk in.
Riley: Farkle, we're a business. Businesses do not just mislead their customers to make a bit of money.
Riley: Thank you, daddy.
Farkle: Thank you, daddy.
Riley: I think it will be sad when Farkle doesn't love us both the same.
Farkle: Yes, one of you will be crushed. You will, however, receive the Farkle Home Game as a consolation prize.
Farkle: That giggle is my favorite sound in the world.
Farkle: When I read the news, it makes me feel like this isn't even a planet I'd want to rule.
Riley: Wow, Farkle, I've never heard you say anything like that before.
Farkle: I'm a visionary, Riley. I look ahead. You, me, Mars, let's do this thing.
Farkle: Maybe we do have a voice.
Riley: So, what do you want to say, robot?
Farkle: You, me, Earth. Let's do this thing.
Farkle: I took Chelsea to the bird bath. She looked like she was having such a great time. I didn't think anything when the first bird sat on the telephone wire. Before you knew it, I couldn't see the sky any more. Did you know goldfish can scream?
Riley: They can't.
Farkle: Then it was me! I screamed like a goldfish.
Farkle: I feel ya. Lets say you and I play by our own rules.
Riley: Shall we sit and ponder on the ridiculous futility of caring?
Farkle: Let's do it.
Riley: You get me.
Farkle: Riley, I came over to check on you because, well, I kinda expected this. Donnie Barnes, regular guy.
Farkle: This is me now.
Farkle: No, Farkle's gone. You will never see him again.
Farkle: Want to go to the dance with me?
Farkle: Oh, so you've seen my play?
Farkle: Riley, Dance?
(Riley and Farkle are hugging)
Riley: I love you, Farkle.
Farkle: And I love you.
Farkle: Ok Riley, you drop the marble I'll figure out the sludge and earn us another A.
Riley: That's all I have to do? Farkle I don't understand.
Farkle: You do want an A don't u?
Riley: By relegating me to a second class marble dropper you are stopping me from realizing my full potential.
Farkle: Riley I'm just better then you at this.
Riley: Farkle if you were my friend you would want me to get better. Why don't you want me to get better?
Farkle: I do. There is no situation where I wouldn't want that for you. Riley I've always been your friend.
Riley: I know.
Farkle: I'm sorry.
Farkle: Yeah, my ceiling is a planetarium, but don't worry, Riley - Pluto will always be a planet in my room.
Riley: Good. You're the same Farkle, no matter how much money you have.
Riley: Farkle are we on the same team?
Riley: Farkle, I hope we can say you turn into a handsome young men without embarrassing you.
Farkle: No you can't
Riley: "I hope Farkle remembers that science can't explain people and he keeps himself open to love."
Similarities and Differences
- They are both students at the same school.
- They are both friends with Maya Hart and Lucas Friar and Zay Babineaux.
- They are both the same age.
- They both have Cory Matthews as their seventh, eight, and ninth grade history teacher.
- Farkle and Riley are both straight A students.
- Both sets of their parents know each other and previously all four attended school with each other.
- Their parents had them really young.
- They both believe in Pluto.
- Both very quirky and viewed as strange by some.
- Farkle is male; Riley is female.
- Farkle has light-brown hair, while Riley has dark-brown hair.
- Farkle has blue eyes, while Riley has brown.
- Farkle isn't willing to lie to protect his friends. Riley is, shown in Girl Meets New Year.
Opinion on each other
Farke's opinion on Riley: Farkle has loved Riley since the first grade. He is constantly showing love and admiration towards her and tries to do the best thing for her always, even if she gets hurt in the process. Even though in season 2 and 3, he is dating Isadora Smackle, he still pays a great deal of attention to Riley.
Riley's opinion on Farkle: Despite Farkle having had romantic feelings for Riley, Riley doesn't feel the same way and only considers him a close friend. Riley is shown to really care about Farkle and tries to be there when he need helps.
- Riley's parents and Farkle's parents went to school together.
- Farkle's dad had a crush on Riley's mom when they were kids.
- Farkle was Riley's first kiss, like Topanga was Cory's first kiss
- Its been confirm by the writers' tweet that this similarity was intentional.
- Riley states that Farkle is hers, and Farkle tends to state the same thing.
- Riley sometimes calls Farkle "Farkley" which is actually one of their ship names.
- Lucas says in Girl Meets Sweet Sixteen that Riley and Farkle have the deepest feelings for each other. Unknown if he meant as individually feelings or romantic but still very important.
- Farkle and Riley share several similarities with Cory and Topanga:
- They were friends throughout childhood.
- They share a more special relationship with their teacher than the rest of the class.
- They display unwavering loyalty to their friends.
- They will do everything they can to help their friends.
- They sit in the exact same places in their classes together, as Cory and Topanga did, the girl in the front row and the boy directly behind her.
- Farkle and Topanga both have unique names.
- Farkle tends to enter Riley's room through a window, just as Cory did with Topanga.
- In their Shakespeare plays the boy played a spear carrier, while the girl played the female lead.
- Farkle was there when Riley got her tonsils out, just like what Topanga did with Cory.
- Farkle went through the same transformation as Topanga did.
- Farkle and Topanga are both nerds who aren't good at sports.
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