The issues that Boy Meets World dealt with included extreme issues such as racism, family neglect, hazing/bullying, and developing sexual urges in teens. In later years of the show the issues were loss of a family member, love, heartbreak, divorce, marriage,college harassment, friendship, and trust. As these issues are serious, the show usually took a humous tone and thus the issues were intertwined between the usual comedy based episodes.
All in the Family aired from 1971 - 1979. Unlike Boy Meets World, the show was not centered around an 11 year boy growing up and experiencing life and its challenges, but of an older man who was experiencing life in a generation much different from the way he grew up and understood the politics of things. While at the same time, Mr. Feeny, another Boy Meets World character deals with understanding the lives of his teenage students who are also a younger generation.