Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Grocery Store Musical

For our latest Improv Everywhere mission, we had six actors break out into a spontaneous musical at a grocery store!
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The actors learned the song on Thursday,
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practiced their moves on Friday,
and performed on Saturday!

The grocery gave us permission to set up hidden cameras in their store,
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and Matty gave us permission to set up hidden cameras all over his body!

In the back of the grocery we had a little room where we can control the cameras and capture fun reactions.
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This woman was so excited she called her friend to hear it!
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If you're in the mood to smile so big that your face hurts, then you must watch this video. The shopper's reactions are hilarious!

84 comments:

Mary Alice said...

so fantastic!!! i loved all the reactions - but what i can't understand is how ANYONE could just go on shopping as if nothing spectacular was going on. how could you not just stop and smile at that??

katie, you are sunshine on a cloudy day!

mary alice
{www.maryaliceduncanphotography.com}

jess said...

Laughing thru tears...so so great! Love that man who thought "Maybe they just do that here." I wish that was a daily occurance in all grocery stores. Life would be so much funner if it were a constant musical!

Kate said...

This is one of the best things you've done yet! I love it - determined to squish my fruit now :)

Simply Mel said...

Absolutely brilliant! This should be a mandatory road tour to all the grocery stores around the nation - bring cheer to people's lives again!

Stacy Dean said...

oh my gosh, this just turned my horrible day into something great. thanks so much :)

Burgess said...

I'm in love with you and everyone else involved in Improv Everywhere! Thank you from the bottom of my beating heart for the joy you bring to my day!

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

I wish I coulda been there...just so fantastico! Life is more fun with people like you in it!

Lara

Katy said...

How fantastic - my daughter watched it with me and is now trying to sing and dance with all our fruit! She is almost 3 so see you are inspiring the little ones - brilliant brilliant brilliant xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Michelle said...

i just loved this! just what I needed...plus I clapped at the end. so good!

corazonesrojos said...

Your blog and every picture or video you post make me so happy.

Valencia Lia said...

If this were to happen when I was in,I would have dance and singed along tooo:)

It just makes anyone so so happy !

N said...

Thanks so much for posting that video! I was having such a bad day, but that was a great pick-me-up. Thanks again. :)

Also, I thought you might like to know that I featured your blog on my site, it was a while ago but I never thought to tell you 'til now. Here's the link: http://likehoneyandlemons.blogspot.com/2009/04/she-likes-colours-too.html

simply blogged said...

This would totally make going to the grocery store worth it.

Anne said...

We need more of this in the world! We need to smile more. Time for Improv Everywhere to spread its wings and come to Europe!

Angel said...

That was one of the awesomest things I've ever seen. I wish there was some improvisation musicals at my stores. It's great to see all the different people recording it on their phones and smiling because of it!

.gam. said...

I cant stop smiling to myself now! The most amazing musical ever.. Appreciating the simple everyday things! Goodness :)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

That was awesome. I would love to happen upon a show like that while grocery shopping! Thanks for sharing!

Simies said...

WOW, that was great!!! Iam smiling here and have tears in my eyes. I'd like to experience it live!TFS, Simies from Czech Republic

racingyogagirl said...

Oh Katie, I am laughing so hard I have tears streaming down my face and I'm AT WORK!!! I'm hoping no one walks in for the next few minutes that I have to wait on. I've got to get some composure! Thanks for such a fun start to my day!

Melissa said...

That was awesome! I adore Improv Everywhere!

Brandi said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I hadn't seen it yet. Improve Everywhere always does such great stuff. Their Frozen Grand Central piece is still my favorite though.

Lunacy said...

I love it, it makes me smile but i admit that the video ImprovEvrywhere "food court musical" i can't stop laughing with the janitor and the guy of security.

I would love to have "flash mobs" like this in France (;

Katie cat said...

You guys should definitely get your own show. I'd watch this on TV every week!

Amanda Mae said...

It's a dream of mine to randomly see something like this on the street -- I live in LA, but I will be in Manhattan this weekend... what are my chances???? ;)

heather said...

oh my goodness that is brilliant. you should do one at a fitness center!

Feather Gold said...

those unwitting, unknowing shoppers to be getting such a treat while picking up milk, bread and cereal. i love it and i love that you guys spread so much cheer.

Jamie said...

Brilliant! I love this kind of things, breaking through boring life!

AmyLK said...

That was SO awesome! I would love it if people did that in my store! You guys are great!

fatima santos said...

I'm such a fan! I'm from Portugal... I don't now how I found your blog, but since I did, I couldn't stop visit it every single day!
Congrats!
This is an amazing song :)

Sarah said...

Encore! Encore! (Literally!)

Amy said...

Oh you totally just made my day! I LOVED this! I'd love to post the video on my blog with a link to your amazing blog, if that would be okay with you- let me know. I think everybody needs to see this!!!!

colormekatie said...

Sure Amy, thanks!

Marcie said...

that was so fabulous. I wish Improv Everywhere would come to my grocery store :D

Carolyn said...

I saw this I saw this!
It's one of the funniest things I've ever seen... I wish I could do something like that hehe.

Je said...

This is amazing! I wish I was there!

TweetNica said...

I wish this were my life! :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I would love to be anyplace one of your events happens. This would have been a total blast to watch...love it.

Sue

leni said...

i love it! i wish i could have been there to see it in person.

H to the izzo said...

I can't stop grinning.

"They turned...life into a musical!"

So great. I just tweeted it.

Allie O. said...

So awesome - I would love to see something like this to spice up my grocery shopping experience :)

Michelle said...

I don't even remember how I happened upon your blog but I love, love, love it! It seems that every post you do makes me smile and want to have more fun in my life and I am so grateful to you for that! Thanks for once again making my day!

Courtney said...

absolutely brilliant. Can't stop smiling!!

Anonymous said...

oh my, improv everywhere is crazy.

but funny.

Jenny G said...

Read your post, and then saw the link to the video on AOL.com! Awesome!

rach said...

thank you for putting a smile on everyone's faces! :) I wish I could shop in such a store! ;)

Brenda BE said...

Oh, this is awesome. Makes my family's antics seem normal. I often say my son's family is like living in an opera because they sing all the time. My son juggles and has been known to provide a show in the produce aisle.
Life doesn't have to been so routine, we can spread JOY.

BelZ said...

Hillarious! Great fun!

Charlie said...

jajaja original!!!

Anonymous said...

Omg! It was awesome! I love this video! And after that people clapped and cheered!

Katie, you have a lot of fantastic and funny ideas. Simply: YOU' RE THE BEST!

Michelle from Poland

Cassie Holder said...

This is absolutely the most fantastic thing I have seen in a while! and it has made my day so much happier!

Oli! said...

Oh My God Katie!!!
That was great!!
I'm still laughing...
I wish in Argentina people came up with ideas like that...

stephanie said...

so awesome!!! wish there was more of this beauty in the world :)

andyisdreaming said...

i think what you do guys is really amazing and necessary. Please keep doing this kind of shows and sharing to the world!

Eddy said...

Hey Katie,

Did you know that you are being featured on JB's blog this week? She's been crazy busy at work, so I'm not sure if she stopped by to tell you herself or not. Anyway, if you want to check out what she had to say, just click on my picture or name to bring up the link to her blog.

Cheers,
Eddy

Wojtek said...

I just LOVE LOVE L O V E your site! It's so freezing in Krakow (Poland), and your photos make life a bit...hmmm...warmer :) Thanks for all your art - it really makes people a bit happier!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Wow I wish I was there to see it live! lol

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violraviol said...

Son geniales!!!
Maravillosos

You re fantastic!!!

Kage said...

How do I get my resume to the right people? I am dying to do a mission! Would have loved to do this one!

I took my kids to mp3 on RI... They loved it!

Add me to the mailing list if there is one!

kristy@kristyglass.com

Serpentine said...

It's so amazing to see shoppers' faces!
I want the same show when I go to the grocery :)

Oh by the way, Katie, I love your pictures so much, your good humour is communicative :)

Lauren Elizabeth Crazypants said...

in love. this is awesome! :)

citymitten said...

Wow! I wish that happened in my grocery store. It would probably motivate me to do more grocery shopping!

Andy and Sara said...

That's awesome! I love it!

jynxed_hope said...

wow.that was the greatest thing ive seen in awhile.thank you so much for always bringing a smile to my face.YOu are amazing!!

Ashley Serena said...

That was the most amazingly magical thing ever. More people should do that! Spontaneous musicals are the most best. :)

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

WONDERFUL!!!! I would have started to sing along!!! !:D :D :D

aproapealb said...

:))) woow! great!!!!!

lizsong said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!

lacochran said...

I'm dying! "I guess maybe they do this here." Ha!!

Sabbotage said...

KATIE THAT WAS AMAZING, PLEASE COME TO LONDON AND DO ONE OF THOSE I WILL BE FOREVER IN YOUR DEBT :)))))

Brooke Arin Medlin said...

It was pretty awesome. It made me laugh AND cry a little, at the same time. It was a really great way to sort of shock people out of their little bubbles in an incredibly sweet, funny, and happy way. Awesome.

eliza etc said...

That was amazing :D

I love that you brightened up the day of every single person in that supermarket who saw it :)

Allll smiles!

★mariam badidu★ said...

omg! I watched the video before. and today I found your blog!!! it's an awesome feelinggg!!

I enjoyed watching it by the way...

love from Malaysia.

The Kid In The Front Row said...

hehe, pretty cool.

Susan said...

Just great! Nothing like a life-affirming goof - and good voices to boot!
Happy bloganniversary, you do fab stuff!

Jules said...

thank you so so so much for this.
i am an actress from germany and i just loved your grocery store musical!!! thank you.
get in touch when you're in berlin
xx

Jordan said...

This is so funny. I laughed so hard I cried. Awesome!

nicole hill gerulat said...

i didn't know you were are part of this! so funny. michael is my sister's friend from college --he's awesome.

nicole
nicolephoto.com
nicolehill.blogspot.com

littlemarymixup said...

i cant wait to show our kids....i wish i could do this with them!

Beverly said...

The video was hilarious and i laughed till i teared. It will make everyone smile here in Singapore. :)

Qimono said...

This was so awesome! Your blog inspires me :)

cynthia said...

Along with love this is what the world needs more of: honest whimsy.

Only A Girl said...

That.Was.HILARIOUS.

Anna said...

WOW! Had written this really long comment but re-reading it it didn't make any sence to anyone but myself... This video was like the sweetest thing I've ever seen (besides from things happening in real life when life feels like a musical and there's just so much joy and love around that you get a bit dizzy) I think thanks was the word I was looking for!

Shaylee said...

LOL! My favorite is the guy who acts like Obama! Love it!