Though Savage is on Twitter, he has had a bit of trouble adapting to the golden age of technology, as one might predict considering his born-an-old-man status. "The girls on the show make fun of me a lot. I think they think I'm a huge nerd, but what can I say? I'm definitely not as cool as they are. They're so good with their phones, and when we shot the pilot, I had a BlackBerry, and boy, did they [make fun of me]," he said. "They just think I'm from a different generation, but I am
. They literally don't understand a world before Twitter, so everything that happens has to be posted online. The hashtagging and the this and the that. Oh my gosh. Everything is so LOL, but it's so not
LOL ... No one laughs out loud ever
! When someone writes, 'Hahahahaha,' I don't believe that they're laughing that much. Maybe one ha, maybe two, but not 12," he continued, launching into what sounded like signature Cory Matthew rant.
"I'm the most naive person. I don't know. Still, I live in L.A. and I just don't understand anything. I'm (ehh
)," he said, uttering a perfect grandpa-esque moan. "Modern technology, you gotta be fast. I mean, people get angry if you don't text them back right away. But I don't want to sit on my phone all day and text ... And then, if you're dealing with someone particularly interesting, they'll wait as long as you waited to text you back. But what if you were working? So they text you at 1 p.m. and you're working so you don't text them back till like 7 or 8 p.m. Ohhh, forget it! They may not text you till the next morning! I guess that's a generational thing. I put my phone down and then work. But if you don't have your phone attached at the hip, people get very offended."
Clearly, Savage has the dad schtick down. And he's ready to bring the Boy Meets World
phenomenon to a younger generation, despite being a bit disconnected from it. "I don't want our fans to be disappointed if Girl Meets World
isn't exactly like how Boy Meets World
was, because we're really creating a show for a new generation of fans and a younger generation of kids," he said. "Hopefully, we can create seven more years of memories for a brand-new generation."
Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection arrives on DVD on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.