- Overlaps heavily with Heartwarming, but way back in the first season, Van's parents (who had previously kicked him out) try to bribe him with a new truck to get him to leave Cheyenne and come home. Reba and Van go over to tell them it isn't going to work, but Van is so intimidated by his parents he's barely able to speak. However, when Van's dad makes the mistake of bad-mouthing Reba, that sets him off. He tells his father that merely feeding and clothing him doesn't make him a good father, all he did all Van's life was bully him, and that Reba was more of a father to him that he ever was. Also takes a turn for the funny when Van throws down the keys, grabs Reba by the arm and walks off saying, "Come on, Dad."