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Flatiron Hot! News | July 23, 2017

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“Wet Hot American Summer” Camp Bus Makes Stop in Flatiron Plazas!

“Wet Hot American Summer” Camp Bus Makes Stop in Flatiron Plazas!
Tod Shapiro

Reported by the Flatiron Hot! News Editorial Staff

Today, Netflix chose the Flatiron Public Plazas to make a splash for its new series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.  The series, scheduled for release at the end of July, is a prequel to the cult classic film Wet Hot American Summer, which comedy fans will recall told the tale of life at the archetypical northeastern kids summer camp and gave a kick-start to the careers of some of our most notable comedic actors and actresses, including Paul Rudd and Janeane Garofalo, among others.

To help kick off the 8-part exclusive Netflix series, the Flatiron Public Plazas features the camp bus itself, an appearance by producer and show creator David Wain, a camp tent, as well as pix and cardboard life-size cutouts of many of the cast members, available for some friendly photo opportunities.  Of course, there is also the obligatory social media hashtag contest (#WHASBusTour), with prizes and special deals for those who take a selfie and post with the bus in the background, and lots of Wet Hot American Summer paraphernalia, including some nice t-shirts and baseball caps.

Not to be missed – but if you did, check out this quick Flatiron Hot! Video Clip to see what it was all about.  Trivia question:  What real world summer camp was the location of the original Wet Hot American Summer flick?  Answer:  Camp Towanda, located in the nexus of sleepaway camps, near the town of Honesdale, PA.

Stay tuned to watch the first episode July 31st!