James Van Der Beek Was Once On "Clarissa Explains It All"
It was adorable and amazing.
In 1993, five years before James Van Der Beek would become Dawson, he had a guest role as a hot drummer on Nickelodeon's Clarissa Explains It All.
Clarissa and Sam are getting away with hosting a party and Clarissa has dressed as her alter ego, a Long Island rocker named JADE.
Early shades of Dawson: Here, James is tortured by another art. His music.
Clarissa/Jade REALLY tries to impress him with her badassery.
To view an adorable clip from Dawson's appearance on Clarissa, see below!
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF