Wednesday, March 9, 2011

King Philip IV

King Philip IV
For our latest Improv Everywhere mission, we found an actor who looks just like King Philip IV of Spain. There's a giant painting of him at the Metropolitan Museum of Art so we thought it would be funny for him to dress up and pretend he was King Philip IV,

and do an autograph signing!
People started to notice when he stood in front of the painting,
and they immediately came up for autographs,

and to take photos with him!

Technically, King Philip IV would be 400 years old today but we just told people that he looks good for his age because he eats healthy ;)
Such a silly fun time!

45 comments:

Patchie said...

What a fun mission! I love it when improv requires audience participation!

Alana Full (With Energy) said...

What a lovely and funny idea! And he sure looks like King Philip IV!

Alana Full (With Energy) said...

Oh, and what happened with him when that man came?

Griffin and Gretchen said...

haha that's awesome. he does look exactly like the painting!

Becca said...

oh my gosh, LOVE this. how funny.

Miy said...

So funny!! IE really does spread some love, laughter, and fun to this serious world! Adorable!

Hugs,
The Picnic Girl

themissadventurejournals.com said...

Oh wow Katie, this is absolutely brilliant.
Siobhan
xx

Shybiker said...

That's hilarious! I love your sense of humor.

eclectimom said...

The kings handler did a good job facilitating! Thanx guys!

nikki said...

OMG!! I went to college with that actor!!!

ssm said...

Hilarious :)

Floor said...

Brilliant!

The Other Mary said...

Awesome! This reminds me of the FB meme my friends and I are trying to start for everyone to change their profile pic to a work of art that looks like them!

harriette said...

Haha, awesome!

Amber, theambershow said...

Oh! Those humorless museum people!

Dk Yamin said...

I'd be so shocked if i were at the museum that time ╭(⫪ ∀⫪;)╮I would think he's the real deal if I didnt know that photo was ancient

Annie said...

hahaha how fun! "King Phillip 4, as you can see is famous for being in this Velasquez painting" hahaha Such a great idea! Makes me want to start implementing my own :)

The Elephant's Trunk said...

I love it!! As I love all your guys's Improv stuff. Brilliant. Exactly my sense of humor. You guys have to come to Seattle!! And tell me first. lol. It would break my heart if I missed meeting you.

Lindsay Jean said...

I knew him when I lived in NY! How random! Haha I love it. "He is famous for being in this Velazquez painting."

Kara said...

Neat idea

Franci said...

I love color me katie ♥

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Anonymous said...

I wonder how foolish people can be! they admitted that guy as 400 years old..

Samantha said...

This totally brightened my day.

sriyany said...

This is totally fun!

The museum should actually be thanking them for bringing so much attention to the otherwise boring painting of King Philip IV of Spain!

Tori Bissell said...

That honestly made my whole week. I really needed a pick me up with all the school work I've done. Did no one read the description?

People are so odd. But I want to know what happened after the guy came too.

Miaoren said...

My first monthly test had finished. Now this?
Thanks for making my day Katie!

Will you guys come to Malaysia?
:D

*Make It A Tag* said...

Thumbs Up!

Helen

:)

Anonymous said...

Who says it's so boring to be in a museum?. HAHA!. :)

Kip said...

Genius! Proves that no one really cares to read the signs with background info. :)

WeedsAreFlowersToo said...

I've always though that this painting of Paul Revere looks exactly like Jack Black
http://www.americanrevolution.org/revere.gif
It would be great to do that at the MFA in Boston, where the painting is currently located.
http://moviescribes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Jack-Black.jpg
Don't you see the resemblance??

katie bee said...

This is way, way, way too funny! I'm without speakers and I was still laughing watching this video without sound. Love it.

caterpillar said...

It sounded like you guys had a real fun time....

Corla Rokochy said...

Once I was the King of Spain. Now I eat Humble Pie. Love that song. Maybe next he could sell Humble Pie at the local Pie store while the song plays.

Love this. Spent my entire Sunday watching every video on Improv Everywhere.

Thanks
Corla
www.thecircushouse.com

emily jean. said...

Looks lke such a fun time!!
I'd love to see this done in front of like an Ellsworth Kelly color field with "Red" signing autographs, "Yellow" coming up saying HE'S the real star of the painting....

See, just coming to this lil blog gets the wheels turning:)

xx

Emily at Third Street Photo

Adriana Sena said...

Awww the mean museum clerk came to spoil the fun. Boo to him! At least was fun while it lasted! Haha loved when that old mister came to ask if he was the real king lol

rewritebeautiful said...

Love your tent and you! I had my art students do a Color Me Katie art lesson. Check it out!

http://rewritebeautiful.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/a-little-tale-about-creating-what-you-love/

jacobian said...

haha...whose creative idea was that? is that yours?

Lisa said...

Hilarious!

Just found your blog through TwentyThirtyForty. Love it!

A Fictional Blog

Windsor Grace said...

Wow, this is incredibly awesome!

adementedshark said...

God, I loved it!:D

Anonymous said...

I no wonder how foolish people can be because they admitted that guy as 400 years old..They only know how wonderfull the mediterranean diet is. (Olive oil, and things like that...i guess)
Very nice !!

Ninjastar said...

There is a plan to have an improeverywhere innocvation in New Zealand!
Inspired by you guys, we want to start one here too! Do you have any ideas and/or tips?!?!

hearttypat said...

hmm.. i don't think those people really believed that but i do think they were in it all for good fun!

Nathan and Aimee said...

I LOVE improv everywhere! I think my favorite one was the abercrombie one with all the shirtless guys. Ha! This is so fun :)

aimee

DJ Kittie said...

My dad is named Philip King and my grandpa is named David King. Thought it was amusing when I saw this post!