I love the shit out of this film. I have turned friends onto it. I have lost friends after they watched it (ok, not really, but they weren't happy with me). I don't care. I love everything about it. It's awkward, random and crass. What's not to love?
Tonight and tomorrow night, the Esquire presents Wet Hot American Summer for its Midnight Madness series. If you haven't seen it, you would be a fool to miss it on the big screen, so in celebration of one of my favorite comedies of all time, here are five of the best awkward moments from Wet Hot American Summer. And if you can't get to the theater this weekend, you can always rent it -- the DVD does feature a fart track.
4. The trip into town montage These camp counselors are so silly. From french fries to pot to heroin. Amy Pohler's tongue is the star of this scene.
3. "Andy. You gonna clean that up?" Paul Rudd before he was really Paul Rudd. Believe it or not, he actually got jobs BECAUSE of his performance in this.
2. "The phone, the phone! Where's the fucking phone!" There really isn't much else you can say about this.
1. "I'm gonna go hump a fridge." I know what you're saying: "Isn't that they guy from Law and Order: SVU?" Yes, that is Christopher Meloni. And he plays the best character in this movie. The creepy cook. This role is much more complex than catching baddies on TV.