Fictional Camp: Camp Hoggwood from ‘This Is Spinal Tap’

You would have missed it if you’ve never watched the credits of This Is Spinal Tap, but there’s a summer camp reference at the very end of the classic 1984 mockumentary.

As the credits roll, various interviews play with band members and others are shown including one with manager Ian Faith (Tony Hendra) where he’s asked by director Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) about the recent knighting of Sir Denis Eton-Hogg (Patrick Macnee), the president of Polymer Records.

“What were the circumstances surrounding his knighthood,” DiBergi asks.

“The specific reason he was knighted was for the founding of Hoggwood, which is a summer camp for pale young boys,” Faith answers.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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