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Dan Vs. is an American animated television series which premiered on January 1, 2011 and ended on March 9, 2013 on The Hub. The series was created by Dan Mandel and Chris Pearson.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 22 January 1, 2011 July 9, 2011
2 18 November 19, 2011 June 23, 2012
3 13 November 17, 2012 March 9, 2013


Season 1 (2011)

The first episode of the season, "New Mexico" premiered on January 1, 2011. The season ended with the finale "The Lemonade Stand Gang" on July 9, 2011. Starz and Anchor Bay Entertainment have secured distribution rights in the United States and Canada.[1] A boxset for the complete first season was released on July 17, 2012. It contains an animatic of the episode "Burgerphile".[2]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1 1 "New Mexico" Brian Sheesley Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson January 1, 2011 (2011-01-01) 101
When Dan's grudge against New Mexico goes over the limit, Chris (his best friend), Elise (his best friend's wife) and himself go on a road trip to New Mexico to get revenge against the state.
2 2 "The Wolf-Man" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson January 1, 2011 (2011-01-01) 102
After Dan's car is damaged by an unknown animal, Dan concludes that the only possible culprit is the Wolf-Man, and vows revenge.
3 3 "The Dentist" Brian Sheesley Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson January 8, 2011 (2011-01-08) 104
When one of Dan's teeth is knocked out in an accident involving a stuffed bear he got from his dentist when he was a child, Dan concludes it was the dentist's fault and sets out to prove the man is evil.
Guest star: Mark Hamill as Dan's dentist, Dr. Pullem
4 4 "The Ninja" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson January 15, 2011 (2011-01-15) 103
Dan's outrage over stolen cookies leads to the discovery of a ninja vendetta against Elise.
5 5 "The Animal Shelter" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson January 22, 2011 (2011-01-22) 105
When loud noises from the animal shelter across the street keep Dan awake at night, he sets out to destroy the shelter once and for all. Chris's help however, hinders the plan after he accidentally eats Dan's poisoned meatloaf. First appearance of Mr. Mumbles.
6 6 "Canada" Brian Sheesley Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson January 29, 2011 (2011-01-29) 106
After an incident involving maple syrup, Dan and Chris go on a road trip, when they set out to get even with their friendly neighbor to the north, Canada.
7 7 "Traffic" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson February 26, 2011 (2011-02-26) 107
When Dan suffers an embarrassing accident due to being stuck in traffic, he sets out to stop gridlock for good.
Guest star: Henry Winkler as Helicopter Hal
8 8 "Ye Olde Shakespeare Dinner Theatre" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson March 5, 2011 (2011-03-05) 108
Displeased with the quality of a Shakespeare performance at a local dinner theater, Dan decides the only solution is to shut the theater down.
9 9 "Baseball" Brian Sheesley Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson March 12, 2011 (2011-03-12) 109
Dan seeks revenge on baseball when the World Series preempts his favorite TV program.
10 10 "The Salvation Armed Forces" Bill Kopp Tom Saunders March 19, 2011 (2011-03-19) 110
Dan goes to war with The Salvation Armed Forces after his car is accidentally donated to charity.
11 11 "The Beach" Brian Sheesley Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman March 26, 2011 (2011-03-26) 111
Dan tries to destroy the beach after a crowd of tourists damages his car.
12 12 "George Washington" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson April 2, 2011 (2011-04-02) 112
After a tree falls on top of Dan's car, evidence left behind leads Dan to blame George Washington for chopping it down, and he sets out to find a way to get revenge on the long-dead President.
13 13 "Technology" Brian Sheesley Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson April 9, 2011 (2011-04-09) 113
After Dan's brand-new computer becomes obsolete right when it needs to be repaired, Dan heads out to Silicon Valley to take down Barry Ditmer, the CEO of the tech company that produced it. Meanwhile, Elise gets assigned to protect Ditmer from an unidentified threatenning caller (Dan), until he decides to use Elise as the first subject of his mind control technology, turning her into his slave.
Guest starring: Kevin McDonald as Barry Ditmer and Harland Williams as Hiram
14 14 "The Barber" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson April 16, 2011 (2011-04-16) 114
Dan swears revenge against his barber after he gives Dan a bad haircut before Dan has a date with his new girlfriend Becky. But things go out of hand when barbers begin attacking Dan and the only way out is a duel with his barber who happens to be Becky's father! Now Dan must choose between love and vengeance.
Guest star: Cree Summer as Becky
15 15 "Art" Brian Sheesley Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman April 30, 2011 (2011-04-30) 115
Dan tries to destroy the artist who decorated his car without asking permission.
16 16 "Elise's Parents" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson May 14, 2011 (2011-05-14) 116
When a visit from Elise's parents prevents him and Chris from going to the Renaissance Faire, Dan plots to get revenge on them by incriminating Elise's dad in mafia activities.
Guest starring: Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter (from Family Ties) as the voice of Elise's parents Don and Elise Sr. (respectively)
17 17 "The Fancy Restaurant" Brian Sheesley Tom Saunders May 21, 2011 (2011-05-21) 117
Dan's favorite sandwich shop gets closed down, so he goes after the new gourmet restaurant that replaced it.
Guest star: René Auberjonois as Chef Puree
18 18 "Dan" Brian Sheelsey Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson May 28, 2011 (2011-05-28) 118
Dan returns home from a court appearance to find that a stranger has moved into his apartment and stolen his identity, but the worst part is that this "Imposter Dan" is living Dan's life as a friendly, well adjusted and helpful guy! Dan plots to get rid of the imposter and get his life back.
Guest star: John C. McGinley as Imposter Dan
19 19 "The Family Camping Trip" Bill Kopp Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson June 4, 2011 (2011-06-04) 119

When Chris decides to go on a camping trip with Elise and her family instead of hanging out with Dan, Dan vows to ruin the trip for everyone. But complications arrive when an insane chainsaw-wielding maniac arrives at the campsite and Dan and the maniac go head-to-head. Meanwhile a paranoid Chris, who was scared by Dan who showed Chris a film based off the maniac's massacre, must prove himself to Elise's parents who invited Elise's ex-boyfriend Colby.

Guest starring: Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross as Elise's parents and Daran Norris as Colby
20 20 "Burgerphile" Brian Sheesley Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson June 18, 2011 (2011-06-18) 120
When a fast food restaurant gets Dan's order wrong and the megalomaniac manager, Jeff, refuses to correct his mistake, Dan chains himself to the restaurant counter as a protest, inadvertedly attracting the attention of the cashier, Hortence, who is attracted to "determined men".
Note: Jeff's name is the same as his voice actor Jeff Bennett.
21 21 "The Magician" Bill Kopp Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman June 25, 2011 (2011-06-25) 121
When a street magician named Magnifico the Magnificent publicly reveals Dan's underwear and steals a necklace Chris was planning to give to Elise, Dan sets out to prove all magicians are frauds, with Chris in tow to try to get the necklace back.
22 22 "The Lemonade Stand Gang" Brian Sheesley Dan Mandel & Chris Pearson July 9, 2011 (2011-07-09) 122
Dan starts a crusade against a gang of thuggish children who are aggressively selling lemonade outside his apartment building.

Season 2 (2011–12)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
23 1 "The Family Thanksgiving" Stephanie Arnett Dan Mandel November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19) 201
Dan is surprised when he's invited to Elise's parents house for a family Thanksgiving along with Chris, but vows to ruin it when he learns that Elise's parents only invited him to steal his deviled egg recipe.
24 2 "The Mall Santa" Ashley Lenz Chris Pearson December 17, 2011 (2011-12-17) 202
When Dan and Chris land jobs at the mall's Christmas display, Dan swears revenge on a curmudgeonly mall Santa who despises Christmas. Meanwhile, Elise is assigned by the secret agency to take down the assassin under the codename of "The Snowman".
25 3 "The Neighbors" Stephanie Arnett Chris Pearson January 28, 2012 (2012-01-28) 203
Dan fears his new neighbors are cannibals plotting to eat him, so he tries to run them out of town.
26 4 "Dancing" Stephanie Arnett Dan Mandel February 4, 2012 (2012-02-04) 204
When Dan goes on an anti-dance crusade, he ends up interfering with Chris and Elise's plan to enter a dance contest. Elise then exiles him to a ghost town populated by feral dancers, where he must learn the ancient art of "fight-dancing" to survive.
27 5 "The Bank" Ashley Lenz Chris Pearson February 11, 2012 (2012-02-11) 205
When Dan's bank increases his ATM fees, he decides, with the help of Chris (unwillingly) and Elise (so she can obtain enough money to take a weaponized virus off the black market on behalf of the government), to stage a heist and get the money back. Guest starring Tara Strong as the bank manager.
28 6 "The Monster Under the Bed" Stephanie Arnett Chris Pearson February 18, 2012 (2012-02-18) 206

Dan, Chris and Elise try to get rid of the monster underneath Dan's bed, but there may be more to this monster than meets Dan's eye.

NOTE: When Dan drives to Canada, he sees that the country still hasn't recovered from that avalanche he caused from the episode "Canada".
29 7 "Golf" Ashley Lenz Bruce Ferber, Kirill Baru,
& Eric Zimmerman
February 25, 2012 (2012-02-25) 207
Chris shirks his responsibilities to go golfing with his boss Mr. Bambridge, so Dan and Elise team up to put an end to his new hobby.
30 8 "The Gym" Stephanie Arnett Dan Mandel March 3, 2012 (2012-03-03) 208
Dan gets tricked into signing up for a long-term gym membership, and while fighting it, uncovers an alarming conspiracy.
31 9 "The Wedding" Stephanie Arnett Chris Pearson March 24, 2012 (2012-03-24) 209
Upset that his old flame Hortence is getting married to her boss, Jeremiah Burger, Dan cons his way into the wedding party and attempts to ruin the wedding from within.
32 10 "The Cat Burglar" Ashley Lenz Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31) 210
Dan's cat Mr. Mumbles goes missing, drawing him into a film noir-style caper, and the arms of a captivating, mysterious woman.
33 11 "The Dinosaur" Stephanie Arnett Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman April 7, 2012 (2012-04-07) 211
A rampaging dinosaur destroys Dan's car, so he and Chris partner up with a famous hunter to capture it.
34 12 "Stupidity" Ashley Lenz Chris Pearson April 14, 2012 (2012-04-14) 212
Believing that everyone around him is becoming dumber, Dan blames the state education system and swears revenge on the Governor.
35 13 "The Telemarketer" Stephanie Arnett Chris Pearson May 19, 2012 (2012-05-19) 213
Dan plots to end the persistent phone calls of a telemarketer.
36 14 "Reality TV" Ashley Lenz Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman May 26, 2012 (2012-05-26) 214
Dan tries to ruin Reality TV after he's humiliated by a producer named Buddy Starr, but he still wants to win the trip to Astronaut Sleepaway Camp.
37 15 "Parents" Ashley Lenz Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman June 2, 2012 (2012-06-02) 215
Displays of poor parenting motivates Dan to adopt a child of his own to prove he could be a terrific dad.
38 16 "Gigundo-Mart" Stephanie Arnett Melody Fox June 9, 2012 (2012-06-09) 216
Dan wants to drive a new superstore out of business, because it's hurting his favorite stores and encouraging Chris to purchase too many items in bulk.
39 17 "Chris" Stephanie Arnett Chris Pearson, Kirill Baru,
& Eric Zimmerman
June 16, 2012 (2012-06-16) 222
Dan and Chris battle over a piece of sci-fi film memorabilia that may destroy their friendship.
40 18 "Wild West Town" Ashley Lenz Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman June 23, 2012 (2012-06-23) 217
Dan goes to a low quality dude ranch where he discovers he can't get a refund.

Season 3 (2012–13)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
41 1 "Anger Management" Ashley Lenz Chris Pearson November 17, 2012 (2012-11-17) 301

Dan is forced to take a course in anger management to control his destructive instincts, and finds a kindred spirit in the mild-mannered, but incredibly unstable class instructor named Amber.

Guest Starring Jenna Fischer as Amber
42 2 "The Mummy" James Krenzke Brian Turner & Garrett Frawley November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24) 302

When the object of Dan’s revenge turns out to be a laid back undead Egyptian king who won’t leave him alone, Dan resorts to some ancient means of pest control.

Guest Starring Seth Green as the Mummy
43 3 "The Boss" Stephanie Arnett Chris Pearson December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01) 218

When Dan is forced to get a temp job to pay his rent, his aggressive behavior helps him climb the corporate ladder.

Guest starring Felicia Day as the boss
44 4 "The Mechanic" Stephanie Arnett Chris Pearson December 8, 2012 (2012-12-08) 303

Dan learns that his mechanic called Mechanic Mike has been using parts of Dan's car to build a giant robot and he gets in on the action for revenge.

Guest Starring Kurtwood Smith as Mechanic Mike
45 5 "The High School Reunion" Stephanie Arnett Melody Fox & Tim Shell December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) 304
Dan plans to pull the ultimate prank on his high school reunion out of revenge for not inviting him.
46 6 "The Common Cold" Ashley Lenz Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman January 19, 2013 (2013-01-19) 219
Dan heads to the Department of Controlling Diseases in hopes of ridding the world from the common cold.
47 7 "The DMV" Ashley Lenz Chris Pearson January 26, 2013 (2013-01-26) 305
When Dan is categorized as a difficult case for a routine traffic issue, he must use all his wits and driving skills to renew his license.
48 8 "The Ski Trip" Ashley Lenz Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman February 2, 2013 (2013-02-02) 220
A sudden blizzard strands Dan inside an isolated cabin with Elise while Chris kicks back and drinks hot cocoa with newfound friends.
49 9 "Jury Duty" James Krenzke Chris Pearson February 9, 2013 (2013-02-09) 306
Dan serves on jury duty and empathizes with the defendant in a trial, so he plots to get a non-guilty verdict. NOTE: This is the first time someone shouts the episode title along with Dan (Elise wasn't happy about getting Jury Duty either).
50 10 "Vegetables" Ashley Lenz Chris Pearson February 16, 2013 (2013-02-16) 221
Dan's favorite burger joint, Burgerphile, starts serving vegetables instead of burgers and french fries, so he goes on a mission to eradicate vegetables from the city.
51 11 "The Superhero" Stephanie Arnett Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman February 23, 2013 (2013-02-23) 307
A superhero damages Dan's car, so he becomes a villain to defeat the reckless crimefighter.
52 12 "The Family Cruise" James Krenzke Brian Turner & Garrett Frawley March 2, 2013 (2013-03-02) 308
Dan can't escape the ship's never ending family activities. Meanwhile Elise and Elise Sr. come into conflict in their alter egos over a diamond which Elise is trying to protect from Elise Sr.
53 13 "Summer Camp" Ashley Lenz Chris Pearson & Amy Blaisdell March 9, 2013 (2013-03-09) 309
Dan and Chris recount their first adventure together as friends, meeting in summer camp and joining forces to take on a bullying camp counselor bent on making their young lives miserable.


  1. ^ "Dan Vs. on DVD, Release Info, News". TV Guide/CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Lambert, David (19 March 2012). "Dan Vs. - The Animated Series from The Hub Network is Coming to Home Video". TV Guide/CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013.