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Camp Gargyle: Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Camp Gargyle: Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Gooooooood morning, campers!!!  And welcome to another beautiful day at Camp Gargyle!!  It's hard to believe, but today is the last day of camp...and Camp Counselor Chimerican and I have one final review to tell around the campfire before everyone packs their bags and heads home.  So, in this episode of Camp Gargyle, we are talking about Wet Hot American Summer!!  When Eric and I first started talking about a summer camp series, WHAS was one of the first films I thought of and there was no question that we would be covering it.  While there was some discussion about where it would be in the lineup, I think that closing the series out with it was the right decision...it is the perfect mix of a genuine camp movie (hitting all of the summer camp tropes, but done in such a way where they are played sincerely) and a camp movie parody (lampooning the camp tropes with the same level of sincerity), with juuuuust a dash of horror/thriller.  I know that humor is subjective and not everyone will have the same sense of humor that I do.  But, in my opinion, Wet Hot American Summer is a perfect mixture of smart, silly, and absurd comedy that only gets funnier each time I watch it!  So put on your favorite flannel shirt, put away your dishes, and work on your super secret handshake as Eric and I go through the training montage in our review of Wet Hot American Summer!!  If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check back soon for more cinematic discussions on The Gargyle Podcast.  The next episode is an epilogue to our Camp Gargyle summer camp series with very special guests, and friends of The Gargyle Podcast, Graham Skipper and Matt Mercer!!!! The Gargyle Podcast is sponsored by Central Cinema and the Knoxville Horror Film Festival!!  Submissions for the Knoxville Horror Film Festival are still open, so submit your film at filmfreeway.com and be sure to follow KHFF on Facebook for more news and announcements!   View Central Cinema's lineup, showtimes, and purchase tickets at  centralcinema865.com.  GargyleReviews.wixsite.com/thegargyle "Reveille" from archive.org music by bensound.com

Duration: 1 hr 24 min

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