We all watched Boy Meets World, and it's a good thing. Show was great. I don't remember them doing a whole hell of a lot of 'very specials' though. Full House did though, didn't it?
I know they sometimes dealth with serious issues but maybe they didn't do it in the Very Special Format. Or maybe I was thinking of Growing Pains. I watched that show because I had a crush on Judith Kearns and because they had a character named Boner. I think Matthew perry died on that show from a car crash after he drove drunk. Or maybe I was thinking of Webster.
They had some serious issues on Boy Meets World. Like Shawn became an alcoholic after trying 1 beer, and his dad and mom abandoned him for a while. Growing Pains was the one with Matthew Perry dying in the drunk driving thing.