The ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’ Trailer Is a Hilariously Low Budget Ad for Camp Firewood


With Netflix’s upcoming series prequel to Wet Hot American Summer fast approaching (it premieres on July 2013), the streaming service is still being withholding: their new trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is actually an ad within an ad. The whole thing is a very low budget (so low-budget that a flash to a sex tape was “accidentally” edited into it) commercial for Camp Firewood — the place where both the original and the prequel take place.

(The prequel — true to its name — is set on the first day of camp, as all of the counselors are getting acquainted, while the original was set on the last.) As per H. Jon Benjamin’s narration in the commercial/trailer, “Camp Firewood is more than just a summer camp. Camp Firewood is an idea, a promise, a way of life.” Within the trailer, apart from the glimmer of coitus, we also get momentary glimpses at Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon, Janeane Garofalo and Paul Rudd — all of whom were in the original film. (Promising newcomers in the Netflix series include Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig). Watch the trailer below.