Everyone’s favorite New York Improv group,Improv Everywhere, has brought cheer to New Yorkers everywhere from the New York Public Library to Grand Central Station.
Their latest effort was in Gap’s Fifth Ave New York Store where volunteers donned white suits and posed alongside actual white mannequins, see the video for how it went down.
With the volunteers standing completely still for 5 mins as per instructions, right next to the mannequins, some shoppers didn’t even realise what was happening.
But a lot did, gave a double take and then broke out a big grin, especially the kids.
Gap staff however were not amused and called the NYPD who dashed in and handcuffed 20 of the 40 completely unresistant Improv Everywhere volunteers, and then realised they were not dealing with criminals and let them go. The 70 year old among them would have been a tip off I think.
Oh Gap how could you. Even New York Public Library officials, charged with keeping the library quiet and peaceful entered into the joke with big grins when Improv Everywhere staged an hilarious
Ghost Busters re-enactment years ago. Gap you are major spoilsports.