updated 04/24/2014 AT 11:10 AM ET
•originally published 04/24/2014 AT 9:10 AM ET
Millennials’ favorite high-school sweethearts are returning to TV this summer – with a twist.
Cory and Topanga, the Philadelphia couple whose love was immortalized on Boy Meets World, are no longer fresh-faced youngsters sorting out the mysteries of life. On the upcoming Disney Channel spin-off Girl Meets World, the pair are now grown parents raising a daughter of their own. Yes, that’s right: Cory Matthews’s dad jokes will finally be age-appropriate.
To celebrate the launch of Girl Meets World, and the attendant age-related anxieties the project has brought out in fans of the original series, we’ve used the magic of Photoshop to send the stars of Boy Meets World back in time to interact with their ’90s selves. If only becoming young again was as easy for the rest of us.
All photo illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.