Check out this alternate intro to Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

Alternate versions are one of the great joys of nerd-dom, allowing us endless ways to pick apart and reimagine the other ways our favorite fictions could’ve gone. Sometimes slight tweaks—like, say, removing Blade Runner’s voiceover—completely change a film’s perception. Other works have notorious unexplored pathways; …

Wet Hot’s 10-year anniversary ends, and ends, and ends happily ever after

The hard part of processing the final act of Ten Years Later is figuring out what exactly happened to the Camp Firewood crew. It’s also the fun part. A lot of stuff happens between “Dance” and “End Summer Night’s Dream,” and for the vast majority of the Wet Hot characters, the conclusion of Ten Years Later is about as…

Andy and Deegs face off as the Wet Hot gang prepares to save Camp Firewood...again

Wet Hot American Summer teeters between being a rousing, fast-paced tall tale suited to the campfire and a relentless joke delivery machine. The first half of Ten Years Later has leaned too far toward the latter, so even when the jokes land, there’s a certain emptiness to the whole affair. It’s the same challenge…

Wet Hot American Summer has an overpopulation problem...and it’s growing

At some point during these eight episodes of Wet Hot, I’m going to have to get it through my head that Ten Years Later is not a sequel to the movie. It’s a sequel to the entire franchise, including, but not limited to, practically every single character and element introduced so far. I’m half-expecting the legendary…

Ben’s epic nose job is among the surprises when the Wet Hot gang meets Ten Years Later

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The Wet Hot American Summer Cinematic Universe is crammed tightly with goofy gags and absurd premises, many of which could be spun off into their own series. (I, for one, would enjoy a dark origin story chronicling the genesis of Coop’s superhero alter-ego, Miss Patty Pancakes.) Michael Showalter and David Wain chose…

Here’s an extremely sexy playlist compiled by Paul Rudd’s Wet Hot character

Wet Hot American Summer’s latest Netflix miniseries Ten Years Later comes out tomorrow, fulfilling an off-hand joke made at the close of the original movie from 2001. Fortunately, it’s really good, providing series creators David Wain and Michael Showalter plenty more room for comedy that flits instantaneously between…

The spirit of Wet Hot American Summer is alive and well Ten Years Later

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Michael Showalter and David Wain have an ear for dialogue. It’s one of the things that makes them such sharp film parodists, the type who don’t settle for re-staging a famous scene or putting a popular film’s words in a new context. They pick up on the bigger picture—how that scene looks, or how those words sound—and…

Adam Scott to play familiar character in Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later

Pretty much everybody you knew and loved from the original Wet Hot American Summer and its Netflix prequel were there in the first trailer for Netflix’s sequel series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, but Bradley Cooper’s Ben—Amy Poehler’s theatrical partner and Michael Ian Black’s husband—was strangely…

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