New Van Fan, Episode 11: Green men

New Van Fan is a web-series that follows the adventures of long-time Canucks fan Dan as he attempts to bring novice Canucks fan Andreas up to speed. The whole thing may or may not be an excuse to point out the inherent silliness of this fanbase — we’re not quite sure. Have an idea for an episode? Suggest it in the comments.

In some episodes, Dan and Andreas have flashes of cleverness. Snepsts Day, for instance, remains a high point.

But in other episodes, they’re just two idiots, and “Green Men” is one such episode. The premise is simple: after seeing the green men and their unique brand of penalty-shaming amusement — Dan and Andreas decide to mimic the schtick. They end up looking like two buffoons. (So in a way, they nailed it.)

“The green men just did headstands! Outside the penalty box! That guy must feel like an IDIOT for taking that penalty! Haha!”

I sort of imagine that’s what the green men assume everyone watching them is thinking.

Speaking of feeling like an idiot, the moment Dan and Andreas realize neither of them wearing actual pants is one of my favourites in the series.

Finally, this episode gives us a moment I think most male Canuck fans can relate to: when you’re sitting there, wearing your homemade green man outfit, your best friend on one side of you in his black, full coverage, spandex bodysuit and the girl you’re after on the other side, when suddenly, she demands to know when you’ll be taking her on a real date. That’s just Canucks fandom in a nutshell right there.

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1 Comment

  1. Canucksgold
    April 15, 2013

    Not sure what’s more hilarious, the NVF video or PITB’s analysis of it. “..when suddenly, she demands to know when you’ll be taking her on a real date. That’s just Canucks fandom in a nutshell right there.”

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