Here’s something to chat about over hot dogs and fireworks this holiday weekend – the official trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is here, and it’s a feast of nostalgic (and not-so-clean) fun.
The cast alone is worth celebrating. In addition to Wet Hot‘s original players (Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio, Molly Shannon, Elizabeth Banks, and director David Wain in an on-camera role), newcomers Kristen Wiig, Jordan Peele, H. Jon Benjamin, Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, Michael Cera, "Weird Al" Yankovic and Jon Hamm signed on for the prequel sequel, upping the wackiness exponentially.
Among other things, the Netflix original series promises the characters from the 2001 film are younger and hotter (or, you know, 14 years older and often wearing terrible wigs). Here are some of the highlights of the nutty trailer:
Bradley Cooper in a Leotard
This is not a drill! Cooper and Black, who played secret lovers in the film, really let the costume designer go for it.
Christopher Meloni’s Ninja Skills
Garofalo’s character Beth reveals that Meloni’s Gene was in the military, and he’s got some crazy hand-to-hand combat skills to prove it. His fight with Hamm is particularly spectacular.
Kristen Wiig’s Exit
Wiig is a preppy tennis type with a naughty side. As usual, her physical humor makes it work.
Elizabeth Banks’ Birth Control
Suffice it to say, some things should not be borrowed.
Paul Rudd’s Entrance
Too-cool-for-school Andy crashes into camp a week late on a motorcycle, promising to break some hearts and blow some minds.
Check out the very NSFW trailer below:
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp premieres July 31 on Netflix.