Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, James Van Der Beek was his usual delightful self, discussing his new show Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23 (in which he plays himself!) as well as what it’s like to be a teen heartthrob-turned-internet meme. The funniest part, in my opinion, came when Van Der Beek broke down the six stages of fame for Jimmy, which go from “don’t I know you from somewhere?” to actual recognition, and then back down to “aren’t you that guy from Saved By The Bell?” Something tells me Mr. Van Der Beek was speaking from personal experience.
Kimmel added a final stage, “I’m gonna vote for you on Dancing With The Stars!” which, while unkind, is so true. However, I would not mind watching Dawson do the rumba, so perhaps we should not harp on that point too hard when he’s around.