Krieger's Van
First appearance "Double Trouble"
Make/Model (approximate) 1978 GM G-Series Van
Owner Doctor Krieger
Primary Color Black with custom mural
Details and Features
Organization Personal
Purpose Personal Transportation, Taping Bum Fights
Special Features Tinted windows, chain steering wheel, privacy curtains

Doctor Krieger's Van is a large 1978 GM G-Series conversion van, similar to the Kidnapper's Van except it has a painted mural on the side with the sliding door. The mural is an homage to the band Rush and their various album covers. (This picture shows them side by side.)

Inside, Doctor Krieger has a chain steering wheel, two sets of leopard print curtains and heavily tinted black windows. Lana comments on the "illegal-ass window tint" and says the van, "is like rolling probable cause," meaning police officers wouldn't need much of an excuse to pull over and search the van. Malory is embarrassed to be in the van, and calls it the "S.S. Date Rape."[1]

Krieger usually brings his virtual girlfriend into the van, or she has a projector there. He uses the van as a place where they can have privacy.[1][2][3]

Krieger has had multiple vans, with a recurring theme being that Krieger engages in questionable activities to obtain funds to create an ultra-cool van, which is then destroyed, usually because of Archer. They always have names and painted murals based on Rush albums.

The first van, "Exit: Van Left" (a homage to Rush's "Exit: Stage Left" live album), was totaled when Katya Kazanova fell on top of it.[1][4]

Krieger's new van, Vanispheres

Krieger's second van, "Vanispheres," first seen and subsequently destroyed in "The Man From Jupiter," is a homage to Rush's album Hemispheres.

In the season 3 finale, "Space Race: Part II", Krieger's third van borrows its name, "Caress of Krieger," and appearance from the Rush album Caress of Steel. At least part of this was apparently financed by selling access to Lana's medical records and information, and telling Barry that Archer was on the International Space Station. Apparently this particular van provided some method for Krieger to have sex with his virtual girlfriend, because they enter the van after he shows it off to her and it begins rocking.[3]

In the season 4 episode, The Wind Cries Mary, another van of Krieger's is shown in a flashback as a weapon distribution center (yet another way he funds projects like his van). It is an homage to the Rush album Fly by Night, and aptly named "Van by Night".[5] Krieger's van has not been seen outside of this flashback in Season 4, so it is unclear where this van fits in the continuity.

In season 6, Krieger's van is repainted as simply "VAN," in homage to Rush's self-titled album.

In season 11, Krieger's van is named "Screaming For Van-geance," which is a homage to Judas Priest's album "Screaming For Vengeance."

In season 11 episode, Helping Hands, Krieger's van gets destroyed by a rocket launcher.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Krieger was using his van to tape bum fights, among other things, as referenced in "Honeypot."

Gallery of images[edit | edit source]

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