Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is the much-belated follow-up to Wet Hot American Summer. Just like its predecessor Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the series focuses on a single day at the camp, this time with all the characters grown up and gone their separate ways. Ten Years Later effectively wraps up the Wet Hot American Summer franchise.
The series premiered on Netflix August 4th, 2017.
Caution: Since this is the end, massive spoilers will follow.
This series contains examples of:
- The '90s: Specifically during George H W Bush's term.
- Bait-and-Switch: Andy doing donuts. When a motorcyclist roars into camp and rides around in circles, everyone gets excited. Then the camera pans over to what they're really looking at: Andy who is just standing there playing with two donuts.
- Break the Cutie: After losing his fiancee and getting rejected by Katie again, Coop finally loses his optimism.
- Brick Joke: Arty was originally just a kid voiced by Samm Levine. 10 years later he's played by Samm Levine.
- Character Aged with the Actor: Though this time it works for the series.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Steve is the only character that doesn't make a comeback. Justified in a sense, as he was a camper and didn't socialise.
- Class Reunion: Summer camp reunion.
- Complexity Addiction: Ronald Reagan and George Bush are conspiring to buy the camp and destroy it, going so far as to use a nuclear missile to deal with any proesters. Then we find out the whole thing was a ruse to boost the morale of the main characters.
- Every single plot point was part of the predident's scheming, even unrelated stuff like Ben and McKinley's psychotic nanny.
- Happily Ever After: The camp is saved. Victor pops his cherry (albeit in a creepy three-way), Neil gets back with Shari, Gary opens up a new restaurant with Gene being his head chef, Andy reconnects with a woman he got pregnant, Coop gets his book published and his publisher reveals that she's in love with him. Finally, Mitch is revealed to have turned back into a human a year after the events of the reunion.
- I Banged Your Mom: Andy delivers a classic one against his successor.Andy: I'm your second-worst nightmareCamper: What's my first?Andy: Me fucking your Mom.
- Kick the Dog: Ronald Reagan destroys a diorama, pisses on it and then takes a dump on it. He even pressures George Bush into taking a dump on top of his dump.
- The Other Darrin: Ben was originally played by Bradley Cooper, but was replaced with Adam Scott. It's remarked in-universe as having undergone rhinoplasty.
- Remember the New Guy?: Claire and Mark are obviously tacked-on, with a subplot that J.J. is secretly in love with Claire.
- Will They or Won't They?: Coop and Katie's romance finally reaches its conclusion. Coop's fiancee leaves him after seeing them kiss and Katie rebuffs Coop because she doesn't want to be his rebound girl. Coop starts dating his publisher instead.