Funny Vid: James Van Der Beek Gets Emotional

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James Van Der Beek goofs on a GIF of his sobbing Dawson’s Creek self in a new video from

“If you’re under the age of 20, odds are you know me best from a five-second clip of me crying,” the actor says, referring to the animated GIF of Dawson reacting to Joey breaking up with him, an Internet meme that pops up in many a blog’s comments section.

Van Der Beek’s takeaway from the embarrassing bit of online fame: “[T]he Internet is really demanding… more intense emotional closeups of my face.”

Thus he has launched, a website where fans can download brand-new GIFs of the Beek being happy, rolling his eyes, giving an O-face (“That’s for you ladies,” he winks), or delivering “Dramatic Dawson.”

Van Der Beek’s video spoof comes five months after Dawson’s costar Joshua Jackson gave FunnyOrDie a similarly in-jokey tour of “Pacey-Con.”

Whether you’re a Dawson’s fan or not (though it certainly helps), the VanDerMemes are funny stuff. Check out the video here:

Comments (7)

  • Pacey didn’t break up with Dawson… that was Joey!

    Comment by David F. – January 4, 2011 09:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Good catch, David – it was a hectic day! Fixed.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – January 4, 2011 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I never realized how much he looks like Will from Glee. Could be his brother!

    Comment by Steven – January 4, 2011 09:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hilarious! I miss Dawson and Joey. James Van Der Beek needs to land a pilot now!

    Comment by Rolfe – January 4, 2011 10:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s totally hilarious!

    Comment by Soraya – January 5, 2011 04:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lovin it!
    Both of the videos are very funny.. although it might help if you have seen Dawsons Creek.

    For those who haven seen it.. its never too late!

    Comment by DonLunte – January 5, 2011 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Funniest thing I have seen in awhile! I love the Ahole for hire!!!!

    Comment by Rich – January 5, 2011 09:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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