'Wet Hot American Summer': What Really Went on Behind the Scenes?

Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

Variety's Julie Seabaugh presents an oral history of the Wet Hot American Summer franchise, which started as a feature film spoof 15 years ago and has returned now to Netflix as a series with many of the original cast and crew.

A brief sampler:

"[Director David] Wain: It became one of those things where there was a decent chunk of people who saw the movie and hated it with real hostility, and were like, “This is so, so unfunny.” A lot of those same people, when forced by someone to see it a second time, went from hating it to it becoming one of their favorite movies."

"[Joe] Lo Truglio (Neil):  Truglio: As the stars of the movie started to break out into huge, successful careers, suddenly it became something bigger than it originally was."

"[Janeane] Garofalo (Beth): The: I think [Wain and Showalter’s] hard work and continual support of the movie is what brought it back to life and what gave it its second life on DVD and with live screenings. Every time I would go to one of those things, I remember the crowds were bigger and bigger."

Related

Qoncept Inc. Uses DeckLink SDI Micro for Pitching Tracking System Baseboy

Qoncept Inc. Uses DeckLink SDI Micro for Pitching Tracking System Baseboy

Blackmagic Design announced today that Blackmagic’s DeckLink SDI Micro was used for capture and playback with the pitching tracking system “Baseboy,” a newly announced system by Qoncept Inc. capable of visualizing a ball’s path and interlocking with a camera feed. Baseboy was first used, in conjunction with a Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K, in the recent Japan/US international baseball match, Samurai Japan Series 2019, broadcast by TV Asahi as Japan’s first real time baseboy analysis system.