Inventory: More in-jokes and references in WHAS: First Day Of Camp, explained (part 2)

Just yesterday, we tackled all the Easter eggs and Love Boat references embedded in the first four episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp. Today, continuing that trend, we’re rounding out the series, tackling everything from “Dinner,” “Electro/City,” “Staff Party,” and “Day Is Done.”

Episode 5, “Dinner

3:25: A climactic lift straight out of Dirty Dancing

Electro City, the musical at the heart of Susie (Amy Poehler) and Ben’s (Bradley Cooper) theatrical dreams, involves a Dirty Dancing-style lift that Andy (Paul Rudd) cannot seem to master, prompting him to almost quit the play. That lift is legendary for anyone who attended a slumber party post-1987. After not being able to complete the lift in previous practices, Baby (Jennifer Grey) and Johnny (Patrick Swayze) finally complete a successful maneuver during their final performance, set to the Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ soundtrack classic …

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