Criss tells Liz that he has sold his hot-dog van (which he had nicknamed "Van Der Beek," although he says he has never watched "Dawson's Creek") to get money to help them pay to renovate part of their apartment into a nursery so that they can move forward with their plan to adopt a child. Liz responds incredulously, "you sold Van Der Beek? For me?" and Criss responds, "I sold Van Der Beek for us. I don't want to wait for our lives to be over." This is the first line of the Paula Cole song that served as the theme song to "Dawson's Creek."