How hot is meta, grown-up James Van Der Beek? So hot that his interview on Conan last night got interrupted by an actual fire alarm.
One minute, Van Der Beek was describing his douchey Don’t Trust the B—– in Apt. 23 character and complimenting Conan O’Brien’s high, tight butt — the next, their conversation was pierced by a high-pitched screeching sound. “So let me get this straight, James Van Der Beek,” Conan joked as the alarm grew louder. “You wait 14 years — 14 years — ’til it’s safe to come back on this show” — the host and the former teen idol hadn’t chatted since The Beek’s Dawson’s Creek days — “and there’s a f–in’ fire alarm!”
Then Conan threw to commercial so his crew could quiet the noise (or, you know, put out the fire). Watch it here: