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Go Back to Camp With the Star-Studded Wet Hot American Summer Trailer

Wet Hot American Summer

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One of the hardest parts of rebooting an old film franchise is figuring out how to reconcile the fact that the actors are, and therefore appear, years older than they were when the source material was first released however many years ago. The knee-jerk reaction is to bring back the original characters in the original setting, but in the later stages of their lives. So of course the minds behind the upcoming Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp decided it should be a prequel, making their aged actors play even younger versions of who they played nearly 15 years ago.

Netflix released a full-length trailer for the series today, and what’s surprising isn’t how hilarious it looks, because of course it’s going to be phenomenal, but the sheer volume of fame they’ve packed into a single program.

The original film got lucky with its cast, most of whom achieved greater success after attending or working at Camp Firewood, and they’re all (deep breath) back: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Michael Ian Black, Marguerite Moreau, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter, Ken Marino, David Hyde Pierce, A.D. Miles, Joe Lo Truglio, Zak Orth, Kevin Sussman, Judah Friedlander, H. Jon Benjamin and the rest.

That list is overwhelming, but THERE’S MORE: New cast members joining the camp crew include Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, The Spoils Before Dying‘s Kristen Wiig, Lake Bell, Josh Charles, John Slattery, Michael Cera, Chris Pine, Jordan Peele and Weird Al Yankovic. Oh yeah, Michael Showalter also throws a few punches while playing former U.S. president Ronald Reagan this time.

We realize it is impossible to wait for the series to start streaming on Netflix on July 31st, but we’re all going to have to look deep inside ourselves and find a way. Watching the trailer on a loop and staring at the poster below might help.

Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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