Short prologue just to ensure we’re all on the same screen: Y’all know Kiernan Shipka. She’s Sally Draper, the spooky little girl with daddy issues on Mad Men.
And in this corner we have James Van Der Beek who played the tortured artistic high school soul Dawson on Dawson’s Creek. More recently, in a surprisingly funny turn, Van Der Beek is playing a pompous version of himself on the blistering new ABC comedy Don’t Trust the B---- in Apt. 23.
In tomorrow’s night’s episode, the premise is that he is about to appear in a film with Shipka in which, a la Freaky Fridays, they switch bodies. So VDB invites Kiernan over to this apartment for a little pre-production research. The other adult in the scene is the B----- of the title.
Love the way Van Der Beek mimics every one of her movements and how dismissively she shoots down each of his carefully acquired teen colloquialisms.
By the way if you’ve never seen Shipka’s "Child Star Psychologist" sketch on Funny or Die, you can check it out here.