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June 22, 2017 9:32 AM   Subscribe

Netflix has released the first trailer for "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," the sequel to the 2001 movie and the 2015 prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." Returning cast members include Amy Poehler, Chris Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon and Paul Rudd; among the new cast members are Samm Levine, Marlo Thomas, Dax Shepard, Alyssa Milano​ and Adam Scott.
posted by Clustercuss (39 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Lifted shamelessly from IMDB:

Ben: Hey, let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into.
Susie: Yeah!
Ben: What time do you wanna meet?
J.J.: You mean ten years from now?
Coop: Let's meet in the morning so we can make a day of it.
Susie: Okay, so what is it? Is it like 9:00? 9:30?
Coop: Well, let's say 9:00, that way we can be here by 9:30.
McKinley: Well, no, why don't we say 9:30, and then make it your beeswax to be here by 9:30? I mean, we'll all be in our late 20s by then. I just don't see any reason why we can't be places on time.
Gary: Okay, then, it's settled. 9:30 it is. All agreed?
Together: Agreed.
McKinley: Good, because I have something at 11:00.
Gary: You just have like a trapper-keeper full of appointments, right?
McKinley: No, I just have something at 11:00, and I can't change it, because I already moved it twice.
posted by ODiV at 9:37 AM on June 22 [8 favorites]


Oh, fuck my cock.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:43 AM on June 22 [7 favorites]


Well, no, why don't we say 9:30, and then make it your beeswax to be here by 9:30? I mean, we'll all be in our late 20s by then. I just don't see any reason why we can't be places on time.Well, no, why don't we say 9:30, and then make it your beeswax to be here by 9:30? I mean, we'll all be in our late 20s by then. I just don't see any reason why we can't be places on time.

A joke that made me chuckle at 18, laugh at 28, and scream with incoherent rage at 33.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 9:46 AM on June 22 [22 favorites]


How are we supposed to believe this is set ten years later if Paul 'Fountain of Youth' Rudd is in it?
posted by bigendian at 9:47 AM on June 22 [18 favorites]


Paul Rudd doing Matt Dillon in 'Singles' is something I was just made aware that I needed very very much.
posted by joelhunt at 9:52 AM on June 22 [15 favorites]


Is this actually funny or just an A-list make-work project?
posted by GuyZero at 9:54 AM on June 22


Like do you mean is the Wet Hot series funny? Because when it first began, its stars weren't even on the list, so it's been a stacked and hilarious cast from the start.
posted by Think_Long at 10:02 AM on June 22 [5 favorites]


Depends if you have a sense of humor.
posted by Pendragon at 10:04 AM on June 22 [13 favorites]


Have you seen either the movie or the previous Netflix series? If you liked either of those (and plenty of people HATE them), I'm pretty sure you will enjoy this, as well. (I personally thought they were both hilarious and cannot wait for this!)
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:05 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


I hope we get another cameo from the Indoor Kids.
posted by cazoo at 10:10 AM on June 22 [9 favorites]


Is this actually funny or just an A-list make-work project?

¿Por qué no ambos?
posted by kirkaracha at 10:14 AM on June 22 [2 favorites]


Is this actually funny or just an A-list make-work project?

The first thing.
posted by bondcliff at 10:17 AM on June 22 [2 favorites]


Marlo Thomas? That's a name I wasn't expecting to see.

[looks up her IMDb]

Marlo Thomas was in an episode of Ballers? What?
posted by Copronymus at 10:19 AM on June 22 [2 favorites]


Yeah, if you're unclear about it then check the history of the original. It's kind of astonishing how many of the actors who were unknown then went on to major success.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:20 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


GuyZero: "Is this actually funny or just an A-list make-work project?"

Remember how the starts of Arrested Development were all "too famous" to actually appear in the same room as each other when the 4th season was filmed (even though many of their careers had stalled by then)?

Now notice how both revivals of WHAS attracted nearly everybody from original cast.

They want to do this. There's no other way that Netflix could have attracted that many A-listers to something so niche.
posted by schmod at 10:28 AM on June 22 [5 favorites]


Is.... Michael Ian Black evolving into Rob Lowe?
posted by schmod at 10:29 AM on June 22


new cast members are Samm Levine

Well, he's playing the same character that he voiced in the original, so not entirely new, but I'm glad he gets to be on screen this time. I've always liked that guy.

I hadn't heard that this was coming and I'm very excited. I was worried about "First Day of Camp" but it was so good so I'm much more hopeful for this one.

Is this actually funny or just an A-list make-work project?


It's been said already, but this is the work that put them on a list. Look at the credits for most of the cast members and you'll find all kinds of weird one-off web shows, podcasts, cameos, etc. that they're still doing. Wacky, weird, niche stuff is what this group does.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 10:31 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


Definitely not make work. Might not be your cup of tea but you have to admit there is a strong creative vision. If you haven't seen the movie just go in cold. It feels very modern.
posted by kittensofthenight at 10:44 AM on June 22


Is this actually funny or just an A-list make-work project?

The top billed stars on the original movie were Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce; the three up-and-comers billed below them were Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd and Christopher Meloni, who had an SNL run, Clueless/Cider House Rules, and the first couple of years of Oz under their belts respectively. Amy Pohler, Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Banks were all unknowns, as were all the guys who went on to become niche comedy stars (Showalter, Black, Marino, Lo Truglio, Friedlander, Benjamin).
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 10:44 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


I call doing the Fanfare recaps again!
posted by Navelgazer at 10:45 AM on June 22 [6 favorites]


I am both terrified and excited for the possible revelation as to what McKinley has scheduled at 11:00.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 11:04 AM on June 22 [7 favorites]


I've been sick all week and generally feel like a garbage person but that was two pure minutes of smiling right there.

I adore the non-effort to try and make any of them look the ages they're supposed to be. It would be so fun to play a caricature of a twenty-something in your forties or fifties.
posted by Tevin at 11:08 AM on June 22 [4 favorites]


Yeah, I was thinking as I was watching this how much this group of people must love working together (and how much other people must love working with them!) because it's really impressive how they were able to get them all together for two different series based on this then-obscure cult hit.

If you're a fan and haven't watched the making-of about the original movie that's now on Netflix, please do yourself a favor and watch it! Two favorite takeaways:

1. Amy Poehler has always been a delightful, magical unicorn being.
2. This was Bradley Cooper's first professional acting gig!
posted by lunasol at 11:12 AM on June 22 [13 favorites]


I was telling people to watch this - and being ignored- for so many years, that I still can't wrap my head around that it's now a Thing. So mostly I see this and think it's just something Netflix decided to do just for me. Thanks!

Meanwhile it still astounds me how many ways Paul Rudd can find to make himself look completely unfuckable, and still leave me attracted to him.

A++ for crediting H. Jon Benjamin as the can.
posted by Mchelly at 11:20 AM on June 22 [4 favorites]


Is this actually funny or just an A-list make-work project?

:::addresses Can of Vegetables in my hand::: "maybe you should talk to him?"
posted by sara is disenchanted at 11:27 AM on June 22 [10 favorites]


Interesting trivia*: the gap between when this new series drops on Netflix and the release date of the original movie is 17 days longer than the gap between the releases of Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace.

* at least in the sense that memento mori is interesting
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 11:39 AM on June 22 [6 favorites]


Interesting trivia*: the gap between when this new series drops on Netflix and the release date of the original movie is 17 days longer than the gap between the releases of Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace.

That can't be true, because Wet Hot American Summer comes out right before any one person goes to college. They get to college and other, older or cooler, people have heard of it, and then they watch it for the first time. The same principal applies to The Big Lebowski. Wet Hot American Summer came out a few months ago for the Class of 2021.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:42 AM on June 22 [18 favorites]


Or um, grad school in my case 😬
posted by en forme de poire at 12:10 PM on June 22


Or it comes out after you've graduated from college so you no longer have a dorm full of people to make watch it with you, so you make your coworker-friends watch it, assuming they will find it as hilarious as you do, because they're also young people into interesting things, and all they can say is "this movie is so weird" and you, once again, are reminded that real life is not like college.

Or was that just me?
posted by lunasol at 12:25 PM on June 22 [5 favorites]


just an A-list make-work project?

WPA-list.
posted by zippy at 12:40 PM on June 22 [3 favorites]


Wow, this is getting into oddly specific territory but here is MY encounter with this movie.

My wife and I had just moved from small-town Ohio to Seattle right after graduating college. We get there and don't know anybody. My wife gets a job at a local university and ends up befriending some of her student workers who are basically just one or two years younger than she and I. They end up becoming some of our closest friends from that point until we moved ten years later.

Anyway, one of those friends introduced us to WHAS. I was a fan of both Michaels yet somehow had never heard of it. My wife and I ordered it as a disc from Netflix and watched it with our friend with some hard cider and mini corn dogs. It was a great night, and one of the things that helped us establish a friendship early on.

So I guess we were very lucky that we had a good friend who showed us the light right out of college!
posted by Tevin at 12:43 PM on June 22 [2 favorites]


all unknowns, as were all the guys who went on to become niche comedy stars (Showalter, Black, Marino, Lo Truglio, Friedlander, Benjamin).

Showalter, Black, Marino, and Lo Truglio (and David Wain, who directed and co-wrote WHAS with Showalter) were already niche comedy stars at that point, coming from The State. (The WHAS / Reno 911 schism was a topic of frequent and intense discussion amongst Staties.)
posted by Etrigan at 1:02 PM on June 22 [4 favorites]


I loved The State when it came out (I was 16-17 and can't imagine a more perfect age to have watched The State) and was bitterly disappointed in Reno 911, I couldn't believe the once-in-a-generation comedic geniuses* who made The State followed it up with that trash.** So WHAS was a big relief.

* Remember, I was a teenager
** Again: teenager

posted by lunasol at 1:28 PM on June 22 [1 favorite]


Is this actually funny or just an A-list make-work project?

You taste like a burger. I don’t like you anymore.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:08 PM on June 22 [5 favorites]


> ** Again: teenager

That is NOT an excuse for saying those filthy wrong things you just said.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:44 PM on June 22 [1 favorite]


I've had such a bad day. This is the first time I've genuinely smiled all day. YAY IT'S BACK! I can't wait (and I can't wait for the Fanfare posts either).

*puts Jane on repeat*
posted by Ziggy500 at 2:59 PM on June 22 [4 favorites]


That is NOT an excuse for saying those filthy wrong things you just said.

Search your heart, etc.
posted by lunasol at 3:57 PM on June 22 [1 favorite]


I hope this doesn't stop them from doing correct follow-up to First Day of Camp.
posted by ckape at 11:33 PM on June 22


plenty of people HATE them

Me! Maybe not "hate," but certainly I turned off both the movie and the series partway through because I had better things to do with my time. There weren't any laughs in them for me.

But you rock on if you love it.
posted by Mo Nickels at 7:49 AM on June 23


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