Improv Everywhere, the comedy troupe known for their flash mob-like stunts, has taken to the subways numerous times. Their annual No Pants Subway Ride has become the pants-less event of the winter, and they’ve also hosted art gallery openings in a subway station and froze Grand Central.
Over the winter, they staged the first meeting between Princess Leia and Darth Vader on a 6 train. The video, released this week and embedded above, shows how straphangers reacted with glee to the prank, and those heading uptown snapped photos of the Dark Lord. The guy sitting next to Leia in the train car is clearly lovin’ it.
For some behind-the-scenes photos and an explanation of the mission, check out Improv Everywhere’s website.
Unless this was the heat stroke car, this didn’t happen last week.
Funny video though.
I wonder how many times Improv Everywhere had to repeat the sketch, not just for producing the video but for the exposure to passengers. (I checked and they said 4 times.) They thought out the production clearly. And clearly passengers who filmed other passengers instead of the actors were in on it as well (unless the website allows uploads of user videos).
Nice work, though. I had a laugh.
If this is the group I’m thinking of, they did one of these at a mall in southern California called “Food court Musical.” Verry funny. It’s on Youtube.
They’re also the ones who do the annual “No Pants” ride, also on the 6.
If there is one area of criticism, the Stormtroopers should wear the appropriate boots. The one guy, especially, wearing Chuck Taylors is, well…
Can I just point out that this wouldn’t work on PRT?
Why do you hate this blog, Cap’n?…
What makes you think that? I love this blog!
Well, to be fair to you, you first mentioned PRT 15 hours ago, and there’s still no flamewar. I guess this blog’s comment thread quality is better than most.
Oh, I get it! I just wanted to share another argument that mass transit supporters can use to counter the PRT people.
May the Lex be with her.
I was thinking “May the Four be with her” might work too.
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