Lindsay pays her debt to JJ. Jonas has totally flipped out back to Gene. Eric followed Lindsay and takes her away from camp. The Beehive rocks as Electro City starts. Coop freaks out as the Israeli ...
In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out to make their first film Wet Hot American Summer. It was a low budget independent film and they cast their friends and a handful of unknown... See full summary »
Michael Ian Black,
Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. But, when his insta-bond with his new B.F.F. puts a strain on his relationship with his fiancée, can the trio learn to live happily ever after?
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 »
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.
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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