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Sabrina Carpenter’s Disney Channel Performance Is Going Viral

“Wait, is that the ‘Espresso’ singer?”

Sabrina Carpenter in 'Girl Meets World'
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Before storming up the charts with “Espresso” and “Please Please Please,” Sabrina Carpenter made her start on the Disney Channel. It’s a piece of trivia that has turned into a point of pride for fans who first new her as Maya Hart.

The singer starred in Disney’s Girl Meets World for three seasons between 2014 and 2017. A Boy Meets World spinoff, it centered on the life of high school student Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard) and her friends and family. Maya was her Riley’s witty and sometimes trouble-causing best friend.

Along with Carpenter and Blanchard, Girl Meets World starred Corey Fogelmanis, Peyton Meyer, August Maturo, and the stars of the original Boy Meets World, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel.

While many fans were first introduced to Carpenter through the show, many others weren’t aware of her Disney Channel past. In light of her recent chart success with the first two cuts from her upcoming album, Short n’ Sweet, clips from her Girl Meets World days began doing the rounds online.

“Wait, is that the ‘Espresso’ singer?” one fan commented on a TikTok video of Carpenter on the show. Meanwhile, another fan wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “I didn’t know Sabrina was the girl from Girl Meets World!”

One user also joked, “If you weren’t stanning Sabrina during Girl Meets World you don’t qualify for Short n’ Sweet tour tickets.”

Sabrina Carpenter on Girl Meets World. Ron Tom/Disney General Entertainment Content/Getty Images

Carpenter’s Girl Meets World castmates Maturo and Kolker (who played Auggie Matthews and Ava Morgenstern, respectively), recently gave the singer a shoutout in a joint TikTok.

In the clip, the pair lip-sync to Carpenter’s viral hit “Espresso” with the sentence, “How you guys know Sabrina vs. how we know Sabrina” written over the video. The TikTok then cuts to throwback screenshots of the actors starring alongside Carpenter on Girl Meets World. “We’ve been fans since 2013 ya’ll are just catching up,” they captioned the post.

Maturo and Kolker aren’t the singer’s only former castmates to have celebrated her chart success. Fishel, who played Topanga Lawrence on Boy Meets World and its Disney spinoff, congratulated Carpenter on her Instagram stories after “Espresso” reached a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100. “You’ve done it my bb!! I’m crying fr,” she wrote in a supportive message.