Ladies and gentlemen of the hallway, it's yearbook time!
Yearbooks! Find out who we are and what we really think about each other.

Girl Meets Yearbook is the twelfth episode in season 2 of Girl Meets World and the 33rd episode overall. It aired on August 7, 2015 to 2.3 million viewers.


The kids aren’t satisfied with what they’ve been voted “Most Likely” for in the school yearbook, and take matters into their own hands to change it.


At school, Riley and Farkle bring out a box of their new yearbooks to hand out to their classmates. The kids read through their "Most Likely to ..." nominations. Farkle is "Most Likely to Be Farkle", Riley is "Most Likely to Smile Herself to Death", while Lucas was voted "Most Likely to be Okay With Whatever Happens". Riley and Farkle are upset to hear their awards are their classmates making fun of them. While Riley says she has a dark side, she recognizes you can't just turn around and be a different person. Farkle disagrees and turns around to reveal his new outfit, proclaiming Farkle is gone.

Dark Farkle goes to class and tells everyone to call him Donnie Barnes, regular guy. Freaked out by seeing how his best friend is changing to please other people, Lucas asks Cory if he has a lesson for them. Cory talks to the class about Greenland and Iceland and how their climates are actually the opposite of what their names suggest. Cory tells the kids that people will always say things about them, but the important thing is not to react. Just as Riley feels comfortable she won't change her personality based on what other people think, Yindra congratulates Maya and Lucas on being voted favorite couple. When the whole class is revealed to be fans of Lucas & Maya as a couple, Riley says she's going to react.

Back home, Riley, now dressed in black, sits in the Bay window which she had "Gothi-cized" with black curtains. When Maya tries to come talk to her, the bay window is unusually locked. Riley explains she is now Morotia M. Black. Despite Maya and Topanga's efforts to cheer Riley up with stories of cute animals, she stays in her depressed funk. When Topanga doesn't think there could be anyone more ridiculous than Riley, Farkle shows up in his "Donnie Barnes" persona. Frustrated, Maya and Topanga leave Morotia and Donnie in their darkness.

At Topanga's, Maya asks her mother to help her to become Riley; Maya recognizes they need somebody who fixes things, like Riley used to. Katy warns Maya that by getting inside Riley's head, she might learn something about Riley that even she doesn't know. With Riley and Topanga in the bakery, Katy shows off her acting skills by impersonating Riley.

Lucas turns up for class hoping Farkle is back to normal, only to be disappointed, and things are about to get worse. After Lucas meets "Morotia" for the first time, Maya shows up dressed and talking like Riley. Cory arrives likewise hoping that everyone is back to normal, and shrieks when he sees Maya now acting like Riley. Lucas realizes it's time for him to talk to his friends, telling them they were already the best people they can be. As Lucas tries to dissuade Maya from acting like Riley, he inadvertently mentions her troubled home life. After Farkle agrees that they should just be the best people they can be, Maya feels that Riley is the best person for her to be.

Back at Topanga's, the two moms swap stories about how they went through quirky phases when they were the kids' age; they both agree that finding your identity at that age can be difficult. After Katy says she went through it and Cory and Topanga probably did too, Topanga admits she was weird and Cory was "celery" at that age.

Back at school, Cory continues his lesson, telling them not to listen to everyone else, just the people who actually care about them. Lucas is still not okay with his friends acting different because of what their classmates say about them. As Maya, still acting like Riley, thanks Lucas for his nice speech, she gets inside Riley's head and figures out why she likes Lucas so much. Maya says Lucas and Riley are like two rays of sunshine from the same sunshine family, and he's like a brother to Riley. After learning something that Riley herself doesn't even know, Maya goes back to acting like herself, assuring Riley that nothing happened.

Riley is still in darkness when Maya stops by. Maya rips down Riley's curtains to make her see there's a lot of light in the world, something that Riley taught Maya. Maya says they need Riley back and, if she wants to listen to people, she should listen to the right people like her. When Riley asks Maya if she found out a secret about her that she should tell her, Maya says she didn't. When Riley and Maya go to Topanga's, both back in their own personas, Farkle is still wearing his dark clothing. Riley and Maya say they know who they are and Farkle knows who he is. Farkle tells them he's not coming back. People change and he thinks it could be a good thing. He doesn't want to be called Donnie Barnes; he is Farkle Minkus, but he's also growing up.

Lucas goes outside to talk to the new Farkle. Lucas thinks everybody should have a best friend like Farkle, but they don't and he doesn't want to lose his. Farkle wonders where being a nerdy, little scientist genius is a bad thing. Farkle promises to stay the scientist that he is so long as he can do tests: he needs to be allowed to grow.


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Lucas: Okay, Farkle. Who are you? I want to know the new rules.
Farkle: I'm finding out who I am.
Lucas: You know who you are. You have your own category named after you.
Farkle: What's a Farkle anyway?
Lucas: A Farkle is a loyal, loving, best possible friend there could be. I think everyone should have one. But they don't, and I do. And I never want him to go away.
Farkle: A Farkle is a nerdy, little scientist genius.
Lucas: You say that like it's a bad thing.
Farkle: Is it?
Lucas: No. Not to me, and not to the people who truly care about you.
Farkle: So it's okay if I stay the scientist I am?
Lucas: Yes.
Farkle: And you'll allow me to run some tests?
Lucas: What kind of tests?
Farkle: In order for a living organism to thrive, it needs to be allowed to grow.
Lucas: I hear you.
Farkle: I may not wear my turtlenecks every day.
Lucas: I'll miss 'em. You still want to take over the world?
Farkle: I want to take over myself first. But then yeah, the world.
Lucas: Well, I'm right here next to you.
Farkle: Thanks. I never want that to change.
Farkle: You don't have to call me Donnie Barnes. I made that up. My name is Farkle Minkus. I'm growing up. And I don't know what's going to happen next. But you guys are my best friends, so deal with it.
Riley: Wow, there is a lot of light in this world.
Maya: If you let it in, yeah. You know who taught me that?
Riley: Me.
Maya: The real you, yeah.
Maya: Aww, Lucas, you're a very sweet guy. That's why I always liked you since I fell onto your lap on the subway. It's why we should have been favorite couple. Because we're so much alike. You know, it's like we're two sunshiney people from the same sunshiney family. That's why I like you so much. It's like you're my brother. Oh. It's like he's your-
Riley: What?
Maya: Wow.
Riley: What just happened?
Maya: Nothing. Nothing happened. I don't want to be Riley any more. Only you're Riley. I'm Maya. We don't care what you say. We're not crashing our ships. Come back. Come back right now.
Topanga: Coming to terms with your identity can be so difficult at their age.
Katy: Well, I went through it. I'm sure you and Cory went through it.
Topanga: Yeah. I was weird. Cory was celery.
Topanga: Okay, do Cory. He has to choose between me and Shawn. Go.
Katy: Shawn.
Lucas: Maya, you're the most secure person in this classroom. You have a great life. Why would you change? Okay, not great life. Your family life could be, you know, better. But at least at school you're here a lot.
Riley: Nothing we do matters.
Cory: If you end this with Iceland or Greenland, I'll give you an A on the report right now. Because you are the only one in here I recognize.
Maya: Don't worry, daddy. I'm going to fix everybody right up.
Cory: Argh!
Maya: Lollipops and circuses and things that rhyme with that.
Lucas: What the?
Riley: Life is what we do between nothings.
Lucas: Is this a New York thing or what is this?
Katy: (imitating Riley) I love today. Today is even better than yesterday. And yesterday was the best day ever! I'd think about tomorrow but I am afraid I'd burst into sparkles.
Topanga: Oh, dark Riley's really scraping the bottom of the Halloween barrel now, isn't she?
Riley: You didn't teach enough bad things.
Topanga: I'm sorry, honey.
Katy: You want to be Riley Matthews? You gotta get inside her soul.
Riley: My soul motel has no vacancy. It is fully occupied by scary Jack-o'-lanterns and candy corn.
Maya: Mom, I need your help.
Katy: Oh, I don't think I've ever heard more beautiful words come out of that little face.
Riley: Pay no attention to the bunny night light.
Maya: Knowing you is so hard.
Maya: I have no interest living in a world without Riley and Farkle. And I'm not going anywhere until you to come back, you hear me?
Farkle: Maya, the people you knew aren't here any more.
Maya: Then can you please tell me where I can find them?
Riley: They're in the yearbook. Keep in touch and have an awesome summer.
Farkle: I feel ya. Let's 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.
Riley: Morotia M. Black.
Topanga: Okay, I'm out.
Farkle: Knock knock.
Maya: Who's there?
Farkle: I'm Donnie Barnes.
Maya: I can't believe I'm saying this, but I really miss "Ladies!"
Farkle: That's a catchphrase. And Donnie Barnes don't need no stinking catchphrase. You know why? I'm Donnie Barnes.
Maya: You snap out of it.
Riley: And do what? Smile myself to death? Riley's gone. Everybody else is right. I'm wasting my life and I'm tired of being chip, chip, chipper.
Riley: There is no more Riley. My name is Morotia M. Black.
Topanga: What does the M stand for?
Riley: Morotia.
Topanga: Poor dark thing, you.
Topanga: Hey, Riley, funny question. Have you seen everything black I own?
Maya: You open this window right now.
Riley: I wish to be alone.
Maya: Ring power!
Riley: Curses!
Riley: Daddy, remember when you told me not to react?
Cory: Yes.
Riley: I'm gonna react.
Lucas: How is that possible?
Maya: How could anybody ever see me and Lucas as a couple?
Yindra: Everybody does.
Riley: But we're so much alike.
Darby: And they're so different.
Riley: But we're like a summer rain.
Sarah: And they're like fire.
Riley: And nothing anybody else says is going to make me feel any different.
Yindra: Hey, Maya, Lucas. Congratulations on winning favorite couple.
Riley: I feel different.
Farkle: I come from Vikings.
Lucas: You do?
Farkle: You don't know me.
Riley: Iceland is a land of ice.
Cory: Wrong.
Maya: And Greenland is a land of green.
Cory: Wrong.
Maya: Then who cares? Stupid countries don't even know who they are, stupid countries.
Cory: Iceland and Greenland. What do you think about them, Mr. Barnes?
Farkle: When I look like this, I don't have to think, right, Lucas?
Lucas: Dude, I won the scholar athlete award.
Farkle: Ooh, nerd alert!
Lucas: Are you going to do something? Because this is where you do something, right. Are you going to do something? Is there a lesson? You got a lesson? Is there a lesson?
Lucas: (Has his eyes covered with one hand as he walks into Cory's classroom) Please be back to normal, please be back to normal... (Uncovers his eyes) Oh boy...
Cory: (Has his eyes covered as Lucas' were as he walks into his classroom) Please be normal, please be normal!
Farkle: I'm Donnie Barnes.
Cory: Okay. What do we got here?
Farkle: I'm Donnie Barnes.
Maya: Really, Farkle, of all the names in the world you could pick for another personality, you choose Donnie Barnes?
Farkle: You don't get it, do you? I'm Donnie Barnes, Regular Guy!
Cory: I'd see that movie.
Farkle: Donnie Barnes is the real me. Farkle Minkus is my goofy other personality.
Farkle: This is me now.
Riley: Farkle?
Farkle: No, Farkle's gone. You will never see him again.
Riley: I'm not all sunshine and rainbows. I have a dark side.
Maya: Let me see your dark side face.
Maya and Lucas: Awww.
Maya: What'd you get, Huckleberry?
Lucas: I got "Most Likely to be Okay With Anything That Ever Happens."
Maya: How do you feel about that?
Lucas: Well, actually I'm okay with it - Oh!
Riley: How does this stuff even get in here? We're the editors.
Farkle: Wow, we must have very poor quality control.
Maya: Would you stop smiling?
Riley: I'm not smiling, Maya. This is my upset face. This is smiling.
Lucas: Hey, Riley won "Most Likely to Smile Herself to Death".
Riley: Aww, well, who wouldn't want to go that way? I mean, when the time comes, why you gotta be a gloomy Gus?
Lucas: How will you be remembered?
Maya: Did they do it to you again?
Lucas: "Most likely to be Farkle: Farkle."
Farkle: Guess what, you took another nice picture, you freak!
Lucas: Thanks, Farkle.
Farkle: I'm Donnie Barnes!


  • Farkle referring to himself as a regular guy may be a reference to an episode of Boy Meets World, where Stuart Minkus, Farkle's father, called himself the same thing.
  • Maya is seen using a red backpack, even though she had a purple one in Girl Meets Father.
  • Topanga references the episode of Boy Meets World titled "Better Than the Average Cory" in her line that Cory was celery.
  • This episode changes the bulletin board in the back of Riley's room. In previous episodes, it read "What???". It now reads "Why???".

International Premieres

  • February 16, 2016 (Latin America)
  • February 29, 2016 (Israel)
  • April 1, 2016 (Poland)
  • June 5, 2016 (Italy)
  • September 10, 2016 (Hungary)


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