The Camp Firewood gang is together again. In Netflix’s eight-part series, the crew reconvenes at camp ten years later, just like they planned in “Wet Hot American Summer” the movie. Now it’s 1991, they’re in their mid twenties, with careers, kids, dreams and romantic entanglements, which they’ve (mostly) put aside to fully indulge in this blast from the past.
It’s a complicated time for our grown-up camp counselors and a lot goes down in one weekend. Here are our favorite moments from the return trip. Walla Walla hey!
Victor finally losing his V card
The jheri-curled boy-who-cried-sex finally does the deed and it’s…so bizarre. Yes, Victor (Ken Marino) really does get some, but it’s not what you’d have ever expected: He’s propositioned by Donna (Lake Bell) to impregnate her, because her now husband Yaron (David Wain) doesn’t have the goods.
But on their night of coitus, both Donna and Yaron participate, masked, in what feels like a tripped out, unhinged version of the ceremony in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It is maybe the most hilarious scene in the return.
Alyssa Milano playing a bad nanny
McKinley (Michael Ian Black) and Ben (played this time not by Bradley Cooper, but Adam Scott) are now married with a baby, but there’s something not quite right about the nanny. Renata (Alyssa Milano) seems like a responsible sitter, but there’s a “Mommie Dearest” vibe and McKinley’s obsession with getting to the bottom of it is one of the more absurd and enjoyable subplots this time around.
Andy meeting his match
Paul Rudd’s Andy might have grunged out with long hair, a goatee and a leather jacket, but other than that he’s the same horny, crude jackass we remember. Back at camp this time, he meets his rival, a teen camper named Deegs (Skyler Gisondo), whose jerk-off behavior hits too close to home for Andy.
The two finally decide to face off to see who’s “King of Camp,” and watching the man child and actual child trade barbs, battle guitar ballads and compete in “dizzy bats” is too perfect.
Coop finally finding true love
Our dude Coop (Michael Showalter) has never been lucky in love. This time around he gets pretty close with longtime camp crush Katie (Marguerite Moreau), who kisses him and declares her feelings, but ends up being just a tease, per usual — even though the infidelity leads his fiancee to break up with him.
But when Coop returns to real life post-reunion with the missing ending to his memoir, his agent (played by Melanie Lynskey) is smitten and the two decide to make a go of it. Get it, fat Coop!
Mitch/The Can of Vegetables porking a diner waiter
This scene could not have lasted more than 30 seconds, but, oh my.