Pretty much everyone who didn’t score a ticket to tonight’s sold-out screening of Wet Hot American Summer at Nitehawk was parked in McCarren Park last night for SummerScreen’s showing of the 2001 cult classic. And they made the right call: before the flick, they were treated to the first episode of the forthcoming prequel. And it was introduced by director David Wain and cast members Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Zak Orth, A.D. Miles, Ken Marino, and Judah Friedlander. Peep the above video to hear them awkwardly pander to Brooklyn.
“I’m just glad it’s not raining,” said A.D. Miles, referring to the night’s weather forecast and the original’s rain-soaked shoot. “Because as you know it rained quite a bit on the, uh…”
The prequel starts on the first, rather than the last, day of camp in 1981. We won’t give away too much (that would be a dicksqueeze move), but let’s just say that Michael Showalter’s hair is even more ridiculous. Also, John Slattery (aka Roger Sterling of Mad Men, aka the Silver Fox) is on board as Claude Dumet, guest director of the camp’s production of “Electro City.” According to his co-director Susie (Amy Poehler), it’s “the story of a young man who moves from the country to the city to become a Broadway star and is immediately sent to the electric chair for a crime he did not commit. Or did he?”
Guess we’ll find out when eight new episodes hit Netflix on July 31. “Hunker down for boinkage!”