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James Van Der Beek Tells Desus and Mero What It's Like to Be a Meme

The 'What Would Diplo Do?' star sat down with Desus and Mero to talk about his new show, that infamous crying meme, and his new stache.

The 'What Would Diplo Do?' star sat down with Desus and Mero to talk about his new show, that infamous crying meme, and his new stache.

Sarah Bellman

James Van Der Beek has had a successful acting career—starring in classics like Dawson's Creek and Varsity Blues—but there's something else that's made him even more of an icon: that infamous crying Dawson GIF. In fact, according to Desus and Mero, JVDB might be the original viral meme.

On Monday's Desus & Mero, the star chatted with the hosts about his new VICELAND show What Would Diplo Do?, having teen heartthrob PTSD, and the insane way he impressed his wife's family.

You can watch Monday's Desus & Mero for free online now, and be sure to catch new episodes weeknights at 11 PM on VICELAND.