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'Wet Hot American Summer' creators talk about their days 'at camp' during filming

'Wet Hot American Summer' creators talk about their days 'at camp' during filming

To the delight of comedy nerds the world over, "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" -- the eight-episode revival of the 2001 cult favorite starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks -- premiered Friday on Netflix.  As recalled to The Times by cast members and co-writers Michael Showalter and David Wain (the latter of whom also directed), the making of the original film was an arduous but rewarding experience (made more enjoyable by copious amounts of Jack Daniels). But the movie's blink-and-you-miss-it theatrical release and bruising critical reception was decidedly less pleasant. Below are additional excerpts from The Times'...

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