All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Improv everywhere’

Real-Life Spider-Man Fights Crime in New York

Late last year theater troupe Improv Everywhere (the people behind the yearly “no pants subway ride“)released a series of videos based on iconic movie moments. Titled “Movies in Real Life,” the series took actors into very public places to re-create these movie moments for the enjoyment of passers-by. The series was led by a recreation of the famed Rocky II …

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Normal People Tapped For Glorious Fake Torch Run

The Winter Olympics are well underway, and people across the world are cheering for their athletes. Though the opening ceremony was not without its problems, for the most part the games are providing the curling athletic competition everyone wants. In the spirit of the Games, theater troupe Improve Everywhere recently set up a new performance piece on the streets of …

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No Pants Subway Ride: Riders Donning Drawers Draw Attention

“I look up and there’s this guy with no pants on.” This is the how the “No Pants Subway Ride” was originally conceived – with a woman, being secretly recorded on the 6 Train as she served as the “butt” of a joke. “The idea was just very simple,” said the man who initiated the Improve Everywhere gag back in …

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‘A Christmas Story’ Re-Enacted With NYC Subway Pole

For the past two months, theater troupe Improv Everywhere has been brightening New Yorkers’ days with reenactments of classic movie scenes. Rocky II, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jurassic Park have all been featured. Harry Potter searching for platform 9 3/4 and 20 women loudly recreating that one scene from When Harry Met Sally have been particular highlights. Today …

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Spartacus Claims His Coffee in New Movie Reenactment

Theater troupe Improv Everywhere (the people responsible for the annual “no pants subway ride“) today took its movie reenactments to Starbucks with a Spartacus-themed prank. The trope had actors planted throughout a Manhattan Starbucks. One ordered a drink, giving his name as “Spartacus.” As the drink order is called, the actors gradually begin to join a chorus, all proclaiming themselves …

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Harry Potter Searches For Platform 9 3/4 in New York Subway Station

For the past two months, theater troupe Improv Everywhere has been releasing a series of humorous real-life recreations of famous movie scenes. Movies such as Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Rocky II have all been recreated in ways both silly and fun. Most recently a recreation of that one scene from When Harry Met Sally with 20 …

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‘When Harry Met Sally’ Scene Recreated With 20 Women

I called it. When performance troupe Improv Everywhere (the group responsible for the annual “no pants subway ride“) began its Movie in Real Life series with the run from Rocky II, I stated my hope that it was only a matter of time before we get to see New Yorkers’ reactions to a recreation of that scene from When Harry …

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Jurassic Park Scene Reenacted in New York

For the past few weeks acting troupe Improv Everywhere (famous for the “no pants subway ride“) has been releasing videos of people acting out movies in real life. This “Movies in Real Life” series has been spreading a bit of mirth and silliness among the populations of several U.S. cities. The group began with the famous Rocky II run and …

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Indiana Jones Runs For His Life in Central Park

Last week Improv Everywhere (the “no pants subway ride” troupe) released the first of its “Movies in Real Life” series. The first event had an actor dressed as Rocky Balboa run through the streets of Philadelphia, re-creating the famous workout scene from Rocky II. One hundred children were also recruited for the video, which quite obviously brought plenty of smiles …

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‘Rocky’ Run Recreated in Philadelphia [VIDEO]

One of the most memorable scenes in movie history is of Rocky Balboa running through the streets (and parks and train tracks) of Philadelphia as people cheer him on in Rocky II. Children begin following him and the music swells before he mounts the steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and leaps in triumph. Improv Everywhere (the …

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11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride Poised To Go Viral January 8th

It’s almost that time of the year, folks. The time when people take to subways across the globe in the middle of winter sans trousers. But why? According to the stagers of the annual No Pants Subway Ride event, long-time viral stars Improv Everywhere, it’s simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter …

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