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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2015)
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Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.
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Series cast summary:
Marguerite Moreau ...  Katie 8 episodes, 2015
Zak Orth ...  JJ 8 episodes, 2015
Paul Rudd ...  Andy 8 episodes, 2015
Michael Showalter ...  Coop / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Michael Ian Black ...  McKinley 7 episodes, 2015
Bradley Cooper ...  Ben 7 episodes, 2015
Janeane Garofalo ...  Beth 7 episodes, 2015
Amy Poehler ...  Susie 7 episodes, 2015
Molly Shannon ...  Gail 7 episodes, 2015
Lake Bell ...  Donna 7 episodes, 2015
David Bloom ...  Kevin 7 episodes, 2015
Jason Schwartzman ...  Greg 7 episodes, 2015
Thomas Barbusca ...  Drew 7 episodes, 2015
Michael Blaiklock ...  Danny 7 episodes, 2015
George Dalton ...  Arty 7 episodes, 2015
Josh Douglas ...  Rafi 7 episodes, 2015
Samm Levine ...  Arty 7 episodes, 2015
Alexandra Stamler ...  Debbie 7 episodes, 2015
Isaak Presley ...  Kyle 7 episodes, 2015
Elizabeth Banks ...  Lindsay 6 episodes, 2015
Nina Hellman ...  Nancy 6 episodes, 2015
Christopher Meloni ...  Jonas / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Josh Charles ...  Blake 6 episodes, 2015
Eric Nenninger ...  Warner 6 episodes, 2015
John Slattery ...  Claude Dumet 6 episodes, 2015
Rich Sommer ...  Graham 6 episodes, 2015
Michaela Watkins ...  Rhonda 6 episodes, 2015
David Wain ...  Yaron 6 episodes, 2015
Hannah Friedman ...  Becky 6 episodes, 2015
Dan Klein ...  Jeremy 6 episodes, 2015
Lou Becker Lou Becker ...  Electro-City Chorus 6 episodes, 2015
Nick Drago ...  Electro-City Chorus 6 episodes, 2015
Beckie King ...  Electro-City Chorus 6 episodes, 2015
Matthew Shaffer ...  Electro-City Chorus 6 episodes, 2015
Kelleia Sheerin ...  Electro-City Chorus 6 episodes, 2015
Alysha Wheeler Alysha Wheeler ...  Electro-City Chorus 6 episodes, 2015
Joe Lo Truglio ...  Neil 5 episodes, 2015
Ken Marino ...  Victor 5 episodes, 2015
A.D. Miles ...  Gary 5 episodes, 2015
Chris Pine ...  Eric 5 episodes, 2015
Logan Garretson ...  Piano Player 5 episodes, 2015
Hailey Sole ...  Amy 5 episodes, 2015
H. Jon Benjamin ...  Mitch / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Jon Hamm ...  The Falcon 4 episodes, 2015
Randall Park ...  Jeff 4 episodes, 2015
Marisa Ryan ...  Abby 3 episodes, 2015
Kevin Sussman ...  Steve 3 episodes, 2015
Michael Cera ...  Jim Stansel 3 episodes, 2015
Jordan Peele ...  Alan 3 episodes, 2015
Kristen Wiig ...  Courtney 3 episodes, 2015
Judah Friedlander ...  Ron Von Kleinenstein 2 episodes, 2015
David Hyde Pierce ...  Assoc. Prof. Henry Neumann 2 episodes, 2015
Jayma Mays ...  Jessica 2 episodes, 2015
Beth Dover ...  Shari 2 episodes, 2015
Paul Scheer ...  Dave 2 episodes, 2015
Matt Ballard ...  Stu 2 episodes, 2015
'Weird Al' Yankovic ...  Jackie Brazen 2 episodes, 2015
E.J. Callahan ...  Elderly Clerk 2 episodes, 2015
Mark Cirillo ...  JJ's Friend 2 episodes, 2015
Zandy Hartig ...  Denise 2 episodes, 2015
Emily Skinner ...  Froggy 2 episodes, 2015
John Early ...  Logan 2 episodes, 2015
Ali Marsh ...  Carol 2 episodes, 2015
Peter Salett ...  Guitar Dude 2 episodes, 2015
Logistx Logistx ...  Breakdancer 2 episodes, 2015


Follows the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.

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Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Abominable Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (2.0)| Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The twenty actors and actresses who returned from the film are given top billing in the end credits of each episode under the heading "Starring (in alphabetical order)." This created oddities like Judah Friedlander and David Hyde Pierce receiving higher billing for what are essentially cameos in two episodes each than cast members like Lake Bell and Jason Schwartzman, who have much larger roles in many more episodes. See more »


Follows Wet Hot American Summer (2001) See more »

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Has its Flaws, but a Mostly Pleasing Reunion,
3 October 2015 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a terrific comedy series with well written episodes and a star studded comedic cast. It's a very fun show that will surely please any die hard fans of the original 2001 movie, it has all the same goofy, slapstick and straight up ridiculous humour that people have come to expect from Showalter and Wain. It definitely had many noticeably flaws that bothered me, although they may not have been of huge concern to many others, first off I wasn't very found of all eight episodes taking place in one day, it's fine for a movie, but not for eight episodes that are all thirty minutes each, I think it would have given the writers more creative freedom to have each one take place in a different day instead, revolving on their first week of camp. Also, the jokes about the age gaps of the actors and their characters was overused, it was already stated with their clothing and personalities, it didn't need to be stated so often, with characters mentioning they were "too young to drink alcohol" or a girl mentioning she just started her period, I think if they do have another reunion it would be better for it to be set years after the events of the first movie, possibly with the cast taking control of Camp Firewood. The cast is definitely a delight, there isn't a single member from the movie who dosen't return, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Ian Black, Elizabeth Banks and Janeane Garofalo, just to name a few, are all back in action, and some great new characters, played by the likes of Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm, among many others, and somehow none of them end up feeling underused. However, my favourite part of the whole series had to be Christopher Meloni, who actually wasn't my favourite character in the first movie (that being David Hyde Pierce, who sadly only features in two episodes, both times very briefly), but he steals every scene he is in this time around, and Gene is as cool as he's ever been. It definitely had many imperfections, but Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is still a great laugh that gets better for each episode, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good comedy series.

During the summer of 1981, we follow the campers of Camp Firewood on their insane first day.

Best Performance: Christopher Meloni Worst Performance: Michael Showalter (as President Reagan)

Best Episode: Day is Done Worst Episode: Campers Arrive

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