Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Poster


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Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) (TV Series)
Beth quotes the opening narration when meeting Henry
Klute (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Both contain the line, "What's this about a... new way?"
Kung Fu (1972) (TV Series)
Grab the pebble from my hand
Godspell (1973)
mentioned that a song from this movie is going to be performed
Good Times (1974) (TV Series)
"Like JJ Walker, I'm TNT" (song lyrics)
Mork & Mindy (1978) (TV Series)
One kid wears rainbow suspenders like Mork, and says "nanu nanu" while they're looking up at the stars
The China Syndrome (1979)
Beth mentions that the campers in one bunk want to watch the movie again
The Transformers (1984) (TV Series)
"Decepticon" mentioned in song lyrics
White Nights (1985)
Trainspotting (1996)

Referenced in 

Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (Video)
Poster is shown.
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) (Video)
poster seen
Role Models (2008)
Ken Marino's character is named "Jim Stansel." In David Wain's previous film Wet Hot American Summer (which Marino also appeared in), a character ends a conversation by saying "I have to go meet Jim...Jim Stansel. You know Jim-He's that guy."
Ugly Americans: Wet Hot Demonic Summer (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Conan: The Douche Who Lost His Bag (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Ken Marino
White Cop (2014)
similar humor
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Paul Rudd/Paula Pell & James Anderson/Anderson East (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Paul Rudd
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Katie Holmes/David Wain & Michael Showalter/Sage the Gemini feat. Nick Jonas (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy and Michael Showalter mention the movie which inspired Showalter's new series
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)
Behind the scenes documentary about the film.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Craig Robinson/Michael Ian Black/Christina Tosi/Brad Wilk (2015) (TV Episode)
Michael Ian Black talks about his earlier film which inspired his new series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Meloni/Luke Bryan (2015) (TV Episode)
Christopher Meloni talks about his earlier movie which was followed by his current series
The Cinema Snob: Staying Alive (2015) (TV Episode)
"They are most certainly showing the fever into the fire, taking it higher and higher."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Bradley Cooper/Jemaine Clement/The Struts/Ilan Rubin (2015) (TV Episode)
Bradley Cooper comments on the sex scene in his early movie
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kaley Cuoco/Michael Ian Black/Helen Oyeyemi/Eric Kretz (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Michael Ian Black
Half in the Bag: 2016 Movie Catch-up (2016) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Benicio del Toro/Michael Ian Black/Hayley Kiyoko (2018) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions this movie as he introduces Michael Ian Black
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Glenn Close/Finn Wolfhard/Lauv (2018) (TV Episode)
Finn Wolfhard mentions that director Ken Marino was in the movie
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Wet Hot American Bummer (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
PWN: Teen Movie Marathon - PWN #26 (2018) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Movie 43 (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Hollywood Game Night: Kiss Me in Lamorne-ing (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced during "Kiss and Yell" game.


Featured in 

Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002) (Video)
In a scene that parodies a scene in this movie, we breifly cut to the actual scene
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment
WatchMojo: Top 10 Paul Rudd Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Andy is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Awkward Movie Kissing Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
You Taste Like a Burger is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Summer Camp Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Wet Hot American Summer is #6.
Half in the Bag: Ant-Man (2015) (TV Episode)
short movie clip of Paul Rudd is shown when Mike says Rudd in Ant-Man wasn't like his other movies.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Kissing Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
You Taste Like a Burger is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Quotes of the 2000s (2016) (TV Episode)
You Taste Like a Burger gets an honorable mention.
The History of Comedy: The Comedy of Real Life (2017) (TV Episode)
clip from the film
WatchMojo: Top 10 Good Movies with Bad Rotten Tomatoes Scores (2017) (TV Episode)
Wet Hot American Summer is #10.
Half in the Bag: Black Panther (2018) (TV Episode)
clip from the movie is shown when Mike says he's getting sick of Paul Rudd
Half in the Bag: Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (TV Episode)
clip of Paul Rudd shows up when talking about Ant-Man and The Wasp


The Bad News Bears (1976)
In the scene with the camp baseball team, the counselor talks about being a band of misfits, facing unbelievable odds, etc. J.J. is also wearing a flag around him, much like a character in the Bad News Bears
Meatballs (1979)
Gorp (1980)
the crazy cook is parodied
Rocky III (1982)
Vision Quest (1985)
Platoon (1986)
Gene raises arms in the exact same fashion as Elias in Platoon during his speech about being yourself.
Bloodsport (1988)

Spoofed in 

Sneaky Sex: Wet Hot American Stunner (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is a parody of "Wet Hot American Summer"

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