Great Job, Internet!: Read This: This oral history of Wet Hot American Summer tastes like a burger

Alt-comedy fans got their first taste of Camp Firewood so long ago that it was the Stone Age. No, but seriously, it wasn’t the Stone Age—it was the Ice Age! No, really, it was the Stone Age. Or actually, it was 2001, when Wet Hot American Summer barely got a theatrical release ahead of gradually becoming a cult hit on DVD and VHS. Going into the release of Netflix’s original series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp, Variety has an oral history of the Wet Hot world from 2001 to the present.

Drawing from interviews with many of the behind-the-scenes and on-camera figures from both the original movie and the new series (largely the same people, save for the Netflix executives exclusive to First Day Of Camp), Variety chronicles Wet Hot‘s unlikely path to comedy classic and Netflix series. The full thing includes details …

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