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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 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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Abominable Pictures See more »
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Dolby Stereo (2.0)| Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Follows Wet Hot American Summer (2001) See more »

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Better than the movie
14 August 2015 | by ptannSee all my reviews

We tried watching the movie (which I'd never heard of until about a week ago), and just didn't get it. But we decided to try the show anyway since 40-somethings in wigs playing teens seemed like an amusing idea. And it was! For me, that joke never got old. Besides that, there were some great parody story lines, playing on old TV and movie tropes, that I found very funny.

-Standout Actors-

The show is worth watching for Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks alone. They both went hilariously over the top, plus their story lines were among the funniest. Kristen Wiig, Josh Charles, Chris Pine, and Michael Cera were standouts in smaller roles, for the same reason.

-This show is polarizing -- for a reason-

Some people won't get the humour here, perhaps because they just don't appreciate irony and absurdism. But maybe there's another reason… I think some people haven't been exposed to all the cheesy after school specials and movies of the week that this show is parodying. TV has become pretty sophisticated in the past decade or so; it's not quite as innocent (and in some cases, silly) as it used to be. And if you're not familiar with what's being parodied, it's hard to get the joke.


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