The original Wet Hot American Summer takes place on the last day of summer camp in 1981. At the end of the film, the characters, who are dysfunctional counselors at the camp, decide to meet again in a decade, which would be in 1991, by the film’s timeline.
Without giving too much away (though there are slight spoilers ahead!), the climax of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp involves a rock star climbing on a roof, à la Almost Famous, and delivering a showstopping rendition of “Higher and Higher.” The moment is perhaps the biggest Easter egg for fans of the […]
Perhaps it’s a testament to Wain, Showalter and the magic of Wet Hot that the entire cast agreed to return for the new series, regardless of star power. Some cast members were already established in 2001, like Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon and Christopher Meloni. But so many more have since become household […]