Wet Hot American Summer: 15 Behind-The-Scenes Facts

A Pre-Famous Cameo

Kyle Gallner

Eureka Pictures

A young Kyle Gallner, who went on to star in Dear White People, Smallville, Veronica Mars, and Outsiders makes a cameo in the film before he was even famous. What a get! Kyle plays the boy who informs Paul Rudd’s character, Andy, that his swimming buddy has just drowned while he was busy making out with Elizabeth Banks.

Super Troopers Stole Wet Hot’s Buzz

Super Troopers

Broken Lizard Productions

Wain and Showalter had big hopes when Wet Hot was accepted to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, but sadly it did not lead to any interest in the film. According to Garofalo, “there was a bidding war over a movie called Super Troopers by Broken Lizard, which eclipsed us. People thought, “Oh, this is the same type of thing. The State people have put out a movie, and here’s Broken Lizard—let’s go with Broken Lizard.” 

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