Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

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It's the first day of summer camp, 1981 in this prequel to the 2001 cult classic movie. And at Camp Firewood, anything can happen. Featuring appearances from Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni and more.

2015Rating: TV-MAUSAAbominable Pictures, Showalter Wain, Principato-Young Entertainment
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Campers Arrive

It's the first morning at Camp Firewood, and the horny... More counselors are already making their moves, while something sinister is going on in the woods.

EPISODE 1.2

Lunch

Journalist Lindsey goes undercover as a counselor. Beth and Greg... More make a startling discovery. Coop has his hands full with Kevin and Donna.

EPISODE 1.3

Activities

Tensions rise after Blake sees Andy hitting on Katie. Beth... More goes to an unlikely source for help. Coop is crushed when Donna gives out multiple gifts.

EPISODE 1.4

Auditions

Claude helps Susie find new leads for the musical. Gail... More tries to discover the truth about Jonas. The Falcon lands.

EPISODE 1.5

Dinner

Susie, Claude, Andy and Katie get closer during the evening... More meal. Jonas overreacts when Victor crank-calls him. Beth and Greg hire a lawyer.

EPISODE 1.6

Electro/City

Lives change dramatically during the performance of the staff musical... More "Electro-City." Greg and Beth's lawsuit goes to trial.

EPISODE 1.7

Staff Party

Victor and Coop discover that sex is a lot more... More complicated than they thought. Lindsey has to file her article. Andy and Katie have a moment of truth.

EPISODE 1.8

Day Is Done

While Beth and Gene fight to save the camp from... More government forces, Andy and the other counselors take on their Camp Tiger Claw rivals.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp | Reviews

93%55 reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Since it is basically just a collection of loosely connected stories smushed together, there is no reason for this to be episodic rather than just a four-hour movie.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It’s more hit or miss (than the movie), and it has a coarser edge, with more of a tendency to rely on comic violence for laughs.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

If most of Showalter’s schtick doesn’t work, every scene Paul Rudd is in does, and so the project has a surprisingly successful give and take.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

If one plot string doesn’t hook you, wait two minutes and you may have better luck.

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Salon

Salon

The seams are visible; the inconsistencies, obvious. But the show’s brand of humour delights in the absurd, the makeshift, and the overblown.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

(The first episode is) jam-packed with hilarious lines and typically absurdist sight gags...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Mostly Wet Hot… simply made The Inbetweeners look sophisticated.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

I found it all funny, and even strangely compelling; it has crazy multi-thread narrative thrust.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

I never expected it to be quite as great, lively, and funny as it was.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The jokes quickly grow repetitive and innocuous.

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp | Release Details

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.