Roger Ebert really hated ‘Wet Hot American Summer’

The late movie critic Roger Ebert really hated Wet Hot American Summer when it was released in 2001.

So much in fact that his review was a new version of Allan Sherman’s “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” with lyrics outlining his disgust for the film that has gone on to gain cult status and inspire an upcoming Netflix series debuting July 31.

The review begins:

“Hello muddah,
Hello fadduh–
Here I am at “Wet Hot American Summah.”

Wow I hate it
Something fierce–
Except the astrophysicist David Hyde Pierce.”

He goes on to call the movie an “idiotic motion picture” and give it one star.

You can read the full review at the Roger Ebert website.

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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