Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Star Wars Subway Car

For our latest Improv Everywhere mission, we reenacted a scene from Star Wars on the subway.
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Princess Leia went out for what she thought was a quiet ride on the train,
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when suddenly Stormtroopers entered!

They quickly spotted her,
captured her,
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and took her to the doors on the opposite side of the train.

Of course Darth Vader decided to pop in and join the party.
The entire train car broke out in laughter!
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It always makes me so happy to see complete strangers laughing with each other.

81 comments:

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

too much fun! loved it. :)
wish you guys came to chicago!
i'd love to run into you guys on our subway.

Rashel said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

Wh. said...

hahahahahahaha thats hilarious!! galactic rebellion for dummies! hahaha so cool

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Evelyne said...

This is absolutely awesome!! Great idea! Love it!

abataba said...

LOL!!! Awesome!!!

Makay said...

THat was freaking hilarious! hahahahahha...

oh, and my little bro is a star wars fanatic, so i showed him, he said "WHOA! AWWWWESOMEEEE!" haha.

-makay

Lauren said...

Hahaha, every time I watch one of these videos I'm more surprised by the people who just ignore it and act like it's an everyday thing! Only in NY :)

Eternal Lizdom said...

Love it! I don't know what I laughed at most- the guy's reaction to the book title, the people getting off when the Stormtroopers got on and they didn't even blink or look twice, the Stormtrooper who seemed to have a few costume issues, or the lady who almsot lost a hand in the subway door so she could get her shot!

Katy Mary said...

This is so funny! I was laughing the whole time, the reactions of the other subway riders were priceless. I'm sending this to my friend who is a diehard star wars fan!

wallflower said...

That looks great,
but I don't think I've ever seen that movie. Or maybe I just don't remember the scene. Oh well, it's still funny I guess.

wishful nals said...

so hysterical - love this!

L said...

that is hilarious!

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Anonymous said...

This absolutely made my day. If I had seen it in person it would have made my *life*! So awesome! :-) -Kelly

Kara said...

In Chicago a few weeks before Christmas, they start up the Christmas train on the El. They have lights, and a Santa and everything.

mc said...

I wish I had been there!
"Galactic Rebellion for Dummies"!! Too funny!

Shelley said...

That was AWESOME! Thank you for starting my day with a smile :)

Karen said...

Too. Much. Fun!!!! That made me smile and in just a minute, is going to make my kidlets' day!! :>

Oh yea....may favorite bit?! LOVED that Leia was reading Galactic Rebellion for Dummies!!! hahahaha

Sandra said...

Haha! Funny :D

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Katie said...

This is awesome! All the details are absolutely perfect!

Goody said...

So FAB!

They need to do this in ChiTown!

bee. said...

that's hilarious (:

Jutta said...

That was so fun :) I can't believe how creative you guys are!

cb said...

AMAZING! i wish i could have been there!! too funny and i LOVE The last picture of the women holding on to the bar...her face says it all.

xo,
cb
www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

C'est La Vie said...

so hilarious and creative!!! lol i love it

thehoneypietree.com said...

Love it! Lol.

Princess Leia reading the Galactic Battles for Dummies was right on point. The nosy person next to her trying to read the title of her book was a classic interaction on the train. Lol.

The icing on the cake was when Darth Vader got on.

Made my day! Love New York!

tRiSh said...

Soooo cool, i wish i was there =D

Em said...

This is so brilliant! You guys are incredible. I love Improv Everywhere.

I love, love, love the book title. Everyone was in character. You're brilliant!

Estefany said...

Hahah omg, this is so funny! I loved seeing the reactions of the people. Its awesome how that brought then a little sunshine in perhaps their boring subway ride =)

Raji said...

Hahah
This is fantastic!

Stephanie ;) said...

so fun! would love to see it happening in my country. love the reactions of the commuters. so much laughter!

Rachael Thomas said...

Oh my oh my oh my!!! This had me laughing so much! I LOVED when the little kids were looking into the subway.. so confused! HA!!

Carolina said...

This made my year.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm just amazed how everyone either laughed or ignored what was going on. I'd be convinced it was some kind of killer in a suit...I would be entirely freaked out by this one.

Larysse Tavares said...

This. Is. Awesome. =)

Karen said...

Yup! My son was grinning ear to ear and says, "COOL!" and my wee girl applauded at the end! Thanks again! :>

Kat said...

That was awesome! I wish those sorts of things were done here. How funny!

Wendy said...

Bwahahaha!!! Galactic Rebellion for Dummies... awesome!
I wish you lived near *me*!!!
Thanks for sharing :)

gypsykate said...

why do I think this is something my son and his friends would do lol...what a laugh!! thanks for shaing

Leah said...

Do people ever jump into stuff like this? how would you feel if, or how do you feel when or if people do?

Gracie said...

Hahahahaha, how funny, that's brilliant! I love that shot of Leia being captured.

DirkStar said...

Completely and wonderfully awesome!!

Kate said...

Oh my I couldn't stop laughing! These videos always remind me to NEVER leave home without a camera. You just don't know what exciting sights might await you! *smile*

Terri said...

Too funny! I would have loved to have seen it in person! Your posts always make me smile... thanks!

Sunny And Fine said...

I love Improv Everywhere sooooo much. Random acts of happiness actually brings tears to my eyes!!! thank you!!!!

renvintage said...

I think I love you guys... <3

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lori* said...

Ah! Love IE always! Showed this to people in prep for the Toronto Lightsabre Battle... wonder if these lovelies were at the NYC one a few weeks back? *luff and stardust*

P.s. the word varification is 'yayst' .. Yay St. indeed!

ajim said...

love it so much..LOL :)

jessica said...

HILARIOUS! wish i was there to see it! x

Cynthia said...

So much fun! My whole family loves watching your videos.

How are these funded? Do you get grants? Or is it just a labor of love?

Moira said...

that looks really funny xD

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Grain de Sable Arc En Ciel said...

This is pure epicness...  I love it

Raptor Plateado said...

i like so much!! this is genius!!!

Vintage Girl. said...

This is HILARIOUS

stephanie said...

hahaha!! i love that she's reading "galactic rebellion for dummies" ha!

Ernesto said...

So much fun! Awesome!

v a m p i r e said...

haha Good One !

Heather Taylor said...

Best ever!

Frank said...

Stormtroopers on baskets??? Tss ... must be fake ...

Vania said...

Oh my god!! I just saw that video on youtube!! xD
It's so funny...I would love to see darth vader in the subway by my side eh eh eh ;))

Vania said...

Oh my god!! I just saw that video on youtube!! xD
It's so funny...I would love to see darth vader in the subway by my side eh eh eh ;))

Unapologetically Mundane said...

I really thought this was going to end badly when I saw the super-solemn faces of all the people in the first few photos. I was picturing some heroic bodybuilder-type standing up to the Storm Troopers to rescue Leia.

Incidentally, I have never seen the "Star Wars" movies and basically have no idea what's going on here. Fun!

Jolien said...

it's awesome.

buttercup caren said...

I had to share this video on my blog 'cause I enjoyed it SO much!
Makes me want to move to Brooklyn, so I can witness the shenanigans in person. :)

Thanks for making the world a better place through laughter!

Ashley Serena said...

That was just FUN, guys!
Love what you're doing!!

Bambi said...

haha, I wish something like that would happen in my town!

lovely blog!

KT said...

May the force be with you!

Carol S. said...

hahaha very good!
The man beside the princess was funny too.

haha

Thanks for that!" :)

Hanna said...

There was a small article about this in the Finnish media! Weird, I'd say.
Anyway this was sooooo gooood, wish something like this would happen in my city as well!

(here's a link to the article, just in case: http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/uutinen.asp?id=2225953 )

Anonymous said...

This was on the Australian national morning show this morning. Awesome!

stof enzo said...

You made me laugh too!

M or M said...

hahah! thats soo funny!!
the talents on the subways are always funny!! the E train at 53rd and lex platform always has the best singers/musicians! seriously! I always get my groove on while waiting for the train!

Julie said...

My hubby saw a clip of that on ESPN and I said I bet that's Improv Anywhere by Color Me Katie. Is that weird that I knew that right off the bat?! :o) Great stuff.

Travels in Heels said...

These Improv Anywhere skits are hilarious. I just found your blog and love it!

xo,
Sara
www.travelsinheels.blogspot.com

k said...

Can you do Dorothy getting off the subway and saying, "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore"?

R said...

Wow! i wish i was on that train.

Drivers Ed Georgia said...

sound like u people had a lot fun

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Hahahahaha, this is so funny! All the details and images are absolutely perfect!

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A piacere said...

hahahahahhahah! me divirto muito com suas idéias :)

Sofia Morgado said...

«It always makes me so happy to see complete strangers laughing with each other.»

How I totally and completely agree with that!! That must have been lovely! :)
Thanks for sharing!