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.
When we last left Dan and Andreas, the stars of our favourite webseries about being a member of this odd little cult we call Canucks fandom, they were watching the Canucks begin what they (and we) hoped would be another lengthy playoff run.
Season 2 of New Van Fan finds them in exactly the same place, and I mean that literally. Dan awakens, Hangover-style, and discovers the place is a mess and he and Andreas have been out cold for quite awhile. But it wasn’t some bender that put them out: they soon realize that, after the sweep, he and Andreas fell into some sort of “rage-sleep”. They’ve been asleep for months. They’ve missed the entire offseason. And they’ve grown incredible beards.
New Van Fan episodes aren’t going to be as frequent as they were last year (we’re looking at once a month, likely, rather than once a week), but if they’re all as funny as Episode 1 of Season 2, that’s fine with us.
The surprise reveals in this episode are fantastic. Dan realizing that his wife is still rage-sleeping beside him (and that she, too, has grown an incredible beard), Andreas realizing that he missed his wedding, only to discover that his fiancee is rage-sleeping next to him, and the brief flashback to what made the place such a mess: Dan flipping the table just after Patrick Marleau ended it, and just before everyone in the room fell asleep.
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