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Glitch In The Matrix Prank

A variation of those flash mob dances
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Wanna get a couple of million hits on Youtube? I think this might do it.

On some form of public transportation, you have 3 or 4 people who look as much alike as possible, wearing the exact same clothes, hair etc so it looks like you're looking at a bunch of clones. They all do the mundane things people do on trains or busses, checking their iPhones, looking out the window, adjusting themselves in their seat, but the difference is, they all do it in exact choreographed unison.

This could be achieved by them all wearing earpieces that have musical cues as to when to do the particular movement. "One two three - scratch your ear - four five - cough - six seven - stretch."

The camera would catch the actors and people's reaction as they suddenly realize they're seeing something very, very subtle, but very very weird.

Then get the reaction as all the actors suddenly turn to look at the person gawking at them.

doctorremulac3, Jun 01 2015

Improv Everywhere http://improveveryw.../04/01/quadruplets/
Quadruplets in the park [RayfordSteele, Jun 01 2015]

more http://improveveryw...07/06/human-mirror/
Human mirror [RayfordSteele, Jun 01 2015]

Ahem, Japanese folk doing roughly that... http://www.wimp.com/roboticdance/
....first 20 seconds a bit boring [not_morrison_rm, Jun 03 2015]

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       I was recently part of a group that visited a nature reserve in Malaysia, in a big bus. At the entrance, the driver (who knew the security guy) said hello, asked after his family and asked him where we should park.   

       We couldn't park where we wanted, so we ended up driving out the far end of the site, and coming back via the main road to the entrance. Whereupon the driver said hello to the security guy, asked after his family, and asked him where we should park. The guy's face was a picture.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 01 2015
  

       You might throw a big party and have no-one come. I wonder how much scoping out of fellow passengers people on mass transit actually do. Given the disapproval I have encountered during my own scoping out of fellow passengers I conclude that it is considered gauche.   

       Maybe you could dress them up in full babe kit, like the musicians in the Addicted to Love video. Screenshot of the girls would help your goal of 1,000,000 views.
bungston, Jun 01 2015
  

       See the Improv Everywhere guys. They did a 'mirror' stunt like this on the subway in New York.
RayfordSteele, Jun 01 2015
  

       Ok, similar idea got almost 3 million hits. Idea's sound. Wow, the more similar one with the clone part where they just stand there got almost ten million hits.   

       I don't think this is baked though, the twins gag with ten million hits has them just standing there on public transportation with everybody scoping them out. Having them actually act in unison would take it to the next level as far as novelty and perhaps hits as well.   

       Maybe I'll send these Improv Everywhere guys the idea.
doctorremulac3, Jun 02 2015
  

       The "multiple copies" would look cool, but go a little more weird. Have your look-alikes stationed at subsequent stations, so one gets on as one gets off, or have one walk the length of the carriage/train as another walks the platform in parallel, or things like that. Better for "double takes".
neutrinos_shadow, Jun 03 2015
  

       Re: link. Wow, upwards of 8 million hits on each of those videos.
doctorremulac3, Jun 03 2015
  

       Actually, the Improv Everywhere guys did do the unison act. Watch their videos.
RayfordSteele, Jun 03 2015
  

       The musical cues part sounds exactly like Improv Everywhere's MP3 Experiments.
notexactly, Jun 14 2015
  
      
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