New Van Fan, episode 12: The Imposter

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.

We have thoroughly enjoyed the inaugural season of New Van Fan as it’s explored the various oddities of being a dedicated fan of the Vancouver Canucks. We’ve seen Andreas, the titular newbie Canucks fan, get a crash course in being a Canucks fan, learning about Keslurking, despair, what not to say, choosing a scapegoat and the disappointment of the trade deadline. We’ve seen him introduce his own unique contributions to Canucks fandom with Snepsts Day and the Alain Vigneault gum game.

But in this week’s episode, the season finale, Dan and Andreas pulled out all the stops, bringing in a very special guest star: Zack Kassian.

Do you have a cat? …Yes. What’s his name? …Zack Catsian?

Okay, so it’s not actually Zack Kassian, but Andreas believes it is, and, as a new Canucks fan, isn’t that all that matters?

No. No, it’s not. Not when you’re so enamoured with faux-Kassian that you demand to be punched in the face. But, as he points out, Andreas needs this. He needs to believe in something, because, odds are, he won’t have anything else to believe in once the playoffs are over. You and I both know we’re just a hair’s breadth away from despair and heartbreak.

Incidentally, it looks like Dan graduated from the Pierre McGuire school of broadcasting given his penchant for close-talking.

This is the final episode of New Van Fan for this season. If you’ve been waiting for the DVD or for the season to come out on Netflix, well, that’s not going to happen. But you can catch up on all twelve episodes here on PITB. We strongly recommend you do so.

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1 Comment

  1. cathylu
    April 22, 2013

    Haha! Funny! Though faux-Zach should have blacked out one of his front teeth!

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