Hey, everybody! What. Up. It’s Tuesday, which means it’s another Teen Idol Beat-Down. What is Teen Idol Beat-Down, you ask? Simple. It seeks to answer the question, “In a fictional fight between a teen idol of yesteryear and a teen idol of today, who would win?” The winner will be decided via poll, and to help you make an informed decision, I will be outlining the pros of each contender. Ain’t I nice? For tonight’s battle, I present:
James Van Der Beek vs. Zac Efron
Teen girls in the late nineties swooned when they caught sight of Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery, the insecure, sensitive, uber-goober protagonist of Dawson’s Creek. With the exstensive vocabulary only a home-schooler could pull off and a luxurious golden mane that shown gloriously in the sun, Van Der Beek made nerdy look cool and sexy. Zac Efron burst onto the scene in the High School Musical franchise, where he somehow made teen heartthrob status despite musical numbers like this:
Wait. Hold up. Is it just me, or does the “Bet On It” number kind of have the same vibe as this TOTALLY SERIOUS AND AWESOME AND NOT AT ALL LAME scene fromFootloose?
DON’T FIGHT THE MUSIC, REN. DANCE AWAY YOUR PAIN. Oops. Sorry. I lost myself there for a moment. Anyway, who would win: James Van Der Beek or Zac Efron?
James Van Der Beek: Pros
-self-deprecating sense of humor
Zac Efron: Pros
-He can sing, act, and dance (subjective, but whatevs)–triple threat!
-He beefed up for this movie. If anything, it looks like he could beat someone’s ass.
Van Der Meme just ’cause: