Jul 14, 2010

Star Wars on the Subway

Improv Everywhere are at it again — this time they invaded a New York City subway car, treating passengers to a reenactment of the first Princess Leia/Darth Vader scene from Star Wars.

From the No-Pants Subway Ride to staging a scene from Ghostbusters in the New York Public Library — but we’ve never seen such a big reaction from onlookers.

In the Ghostbusters vid it was immediately obvious who was a native New Yorker and who was a tourist –even sans walking lane — judging by who had the biggest reaction to the goings-on. This time, however, everyone on the train seem pleased and delighted, a heady task on a NYC subway car during the summer (a.k.a. roughly the eighth ring of hell).

“The white walls and sliding doors on the train reminded us of the rebel ship from the movie, and we thought it would be fun to see how people would react to a surprise appearance by the iconic characters,” the troop says of the mission, which tapped folks from College Humor to help act out the scene. The whole thing took four goes, and the video above is the result. You can check out their website for more behind-the-scenes action.

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