Long before it was a sitcom it was a book. Salute Your Shorts: Life at Summer Camp, written by Thomas Hill and Steve Slavkin, came out in 1986 and was a hilarious kids book about (surprise, surprise) life at summer camp. Presented as a combination general survey and week-by-week playbook, it dealt with all the major (and most of the minor) aspects of camp life, from Meet Your Bunkmates to Camp Pranks and 57 Names Equivalent to "Jerk". The title comes from advice given on what to do when your only pair of underwear has been stolen and run up the flagpole. What else can you do? You must salute your shorts.