Big Mac

Featuring: Cassis, King, Todd, Good, Gillroy

Improv Everhwere
“Please help us save the Big Macs”

Agent Brown owns a Big Mac costume. We couldn’t resist.

Part One: Petition

DV Cam – Agent Cassis
Still Cam – Agent Gillroy
Big Mac- Agent Todd
Big Mac’s Assistant – Agent Good

Big Mac enters the 6th Ave. & 21st St. McDonalds. He walks from table to table with a petition in hand. For the first half of the mission, Big Mac is mute and the assistant does all the talking. “Excuse me sir, could you please help us out by signing this petition to save the Big Macs of the world.” The petition has a “Don’t Eat Me” written on the top and spaces for people to add their names. Those who signed the petition were offered a chance to photographed with Big Mac. After 5 signatures and several photos, the agents moved downstairs.

Improv Everhwere
Big Mac recruits supporters

Once downstairs, Big Mac became a talking Big Mac and began to personally recruit with the help of his assistant. “I’m asking people to sign this petition promising that they won’t eat me or my friends and family. I don’t eat humans, so I think you can do me the common courtesy.”

Improv Everhwere
Big Mac and his new friend

Highlights:

  • While signing petition, man says, “If this ends up on some cable prank show, I’m going to hunt you down.”

  • Man offers Big Mac the rest of his fries. Big Mac eats them.
    Woman: “What about double cheeseburgers?”
    Big Mac: “You can eat them. I know those guys, but they’re not my family.”

  • Big Mac explains to customer, “Let’s say sharks could talk. I know that’s crazy, but what if? You would tell them not to eat humans. That’s what I’m doing for Big Macs.”

Improv Everhwere
A dead Big Mac

Part Two: Dead Big Mac

DV Cam – Agent Todd
Still Cam – Agent Good
Big Mac- Agent Cassis

We thought it would be really funny if there was a “dead” Big Mac on the sidewalk. Agent Cassis suited up in the Big Mac costume and put ketchup pouring out of her mouth. The plan was to have her lie on the street and then to have other agents pose as strangers staring at her to attract real strangers to do the same. Isn’t that funny? That Big Mac is dead!

We didn’t anticipate that the real strangers would not see a dead Big Mac, but a dead (or passed out) human in a Big Mac costume. Whoops. The scene quickly turned to panic. One crowd member called the police on her cell phone. Others poked Agent Cassis to see if she was alive. The mission was quickly aborted as Agent Good “woke up” the Big Mac and escorted her down the street. The woman was still on the phone with the police and was able to tell them that everything was ok. It wasn’t our intention to freak anyone out and we feel kind of guilty that the video footage ended up being pretty funny. Oh well. If nothing else, this event demonstrates that New Yorkers are quick to come to the aid of strangers.

Highlights:

  • Man looks up to the sky to determine if the Big Mac had jumped from a window.

  • Woman yells at Agent Todd, “This is how you help!? By Filming!?”
  • Agent Todd replies, “It’s a Big Mac.”
  • Agent Todd (to the woman who called the police): “What was she wearing?”
    Woman: “Some hamburger thing.”

Part Three: The Chase

DV Cam – Agent Cassis
Still Cam – Agent Gillroy
Big Mac- Agent Todd
Big Mac Eater – Agent King

Big Mac enters the 6th Ave & 14th McDonalds. He yells at the top of his lungs, “I’m home! I’m home everyone! I’ve made it back! I missed you all!!” Big Mac jumps up and down with joy and begins to hug customers and employees. “Some guy down the street was trying to eat me, but I ran away and now I’m home safe!” He speaks to the workers behind the counter, “Can you put a wrapper on me? I’m cold!!”

Improv Everhwere
“Don’t run away from me Big Mac!”

Moments later, Agent King enters with an empty McDonalds bag in hand. “Come back here Big Mac! I bought you fair and square!” Agent King chases Big Mac around the store. “Get in this bag! I paid $2.50 for you!!” Big Mac sits in a booth with customers, “Please hide me out! He’s going to eat me!” Agent King grabs Big Mac, “Get in the bag! Fries and Coke are waiting for you!” He drags Big Mac out of the store as Big Mac yells, “Bye everyone! I’ll miss you!!”

Improv Everhwere
“He’s going to eat me!”

Part Four: Wendy’s

DV Cam – Agent Todd
Still Cam – Agent Gillroy
Big Mac- Agent King

Big Mac enters the 14th street Wendy’s location.

Improv Everhwere
Big Mac walks in

He waits in line for a cashier, like any normal customer does. The franchise manager is visibly worried about his presence in the line.

Improv Everhwere
Big Mac waits his turn

Big Mac’s turn arrives.

Big Mac: What do you have that’s like me?
Cashier: What?
Big Mac: I would like to order me.
Cashier: Meat?
Big Mac: No, me.

pause

Cashier: Would you like a junior me?
Big Mac: Sure.

Cashier goes back into the kitchen and consults the cooks (who are laughing), while the manager looks on, suspiciously.

Cashier: That will be $0.96.

Big Mac pays and takes his change. It is not until he gets outside that he realizes he has been given a lone beef patty in a baked potato container.

On his way out, Agent Todd (still filming) approaches a table of high school kids.

Agent Todd: Was that a Big Mac?
High School Kid: Yeah.
Agent Todd: What was a Big Mac doing in a Wendy’s?
High School Kid: Chillin’.

Improv Everhwere
Big Mac takes his change.

Part Five: The Big Mac Show

DV Cam – Agent Cassis
Still Cam – Agent Gillroy
Big Mac- Agent Todd

Big Mac spent the rest of the afternoon roaming around Union Square Park interviewing people for his cable television show. He made several friends and talked about serious political issues, the fast food industry, and whatever else was on his guest’s mind.

Improv Everhwere
“What do you think about Enron?”

Improv Everhwere
“Would you be more or less likely to eat a Big Mac
now that you’ve met one in person?”

Improv Everhwere
“I think these dogs are hungry!”

Mission Accomplished.

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38 Responses to Big Mac

  1. Stephanie says:

    This made me laugh so hard. I almost cried… Some of the pictures featured wer awesome as well! Where do you even find a “big mac” outfit anyway?!

  2. Erasmus Darwin says:

    The entire thing was hilarious, but for some reason it was the sentence “It is not until he gets outside that he realizes he has been given a lone beef patty in a baked potato container.” that just made me completely lose it and laugh my head off. I guess it’s that it seems to represent the total breakdown of the Wendy’s food ordering process. In a way, it answers the question as to what you get when the Wendy’s cashier doesn’t know what you want but feels the need to serve you something.

  3. Ryan says:

    The part that killed me was the ketchup running out of the dead big mac’s mouth. What does a big mac bleed? Ketchup of course!

  4. Silver says:

    That was hilarious. Keep up the good work!

  5. Vince Boston says:

    Wendy Gave Me The Finger

    I fell for her freckled face
    And her hair as red as ketchup
    Her buns were always hot and fresh
    But her chili disposition
    Has put our love in this position
    And I’m cravin’ a Big Mac, I confess

    Wendy gave me the finger
    Then she handed me my hat
    With ice water in her veins
    She said one question remains
    Do you want fries with that?

    Our lovelife was gettin’ old
    How can ya blame me?
    Same ol’ menu day Out N In
    I’s just looking for a change
    But she called me freaky and strange
    When I invited the Dairy Queen to join in

    Wendy gave me the finger
    Then she handed me my hat
    With ice water in her veins
    She said one question remains
    Do you want fries with that?

    Bridge:
    She said
    I don’t want your fingertips
    Anywhere near my lips
    I’m goin’ to Micky D’s
    Or maybe visit the Burger King
    I heard his Whopper really satisfies

    Wendy gave me the finger
    Then she handed me my hat
    With ice water in her veins
    She said one question remains
    Do you want fries with that?

    © 2005 Vince Boston (ASCAP)

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/7/vincebostonmusic.htm

  6. anony says:

    cute, but kinda nonsensical. Not much point.

  7. Incognito says:

    Two questions. Where the heck do you get a big mack costume? and why would someone give you just a patty( im not questioning that it happened) and charge u for it? good prank though

  8. Anonymous says:

    "do you want a junior me?"

    hilarious.

  9. Holly the 3rd says:

    Save the Big Mac!

  10. anon says:

    What was a big mac doing at wendy’s?

    Chillin’

    That made laugh out loud at work.

  11. Trish says:

    That was a great prank
    I had tears in my eyes from it . Goes to show you that there is a sense of humor in people out there.

  12. Katie says:

    I’ve seen something similar to the first one, at least. A friend of mine dressed up as an M&M for Halloween one year and walked around with a huge back of Tootsie Rolls saying ‘Save my family. Eat a Tootsie Roll.’

  13. Laura says:

    My favotie part was the last three pictures. "Would you be more or less likely to eat a big mac now that you’ve seen one in person?"
    Also a question: Why is a "junior me" indentified as a burger patty??
    But anyways, nice. This made me laugh out loud.

  14. Allie says:

    I discovered this site last night at 3:40 in the morning, and it is probably the best thing I have ever done that late at night. Every mission I read becomes my new favorite mission, and it really makes me want to fly across the country and join in the fun. "Isn’t that funny? That Big Mac is dead!" is the highlight of my day.

  15. Michael says:

    That is by far the funniest mission i have read about. I started to cry it was so funny. Great job guys!

  16. Gael says:

    OMG!!!!!!!! THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! I loved the chase scean!!!!! I’m now going to do something like that with my friends if they agree and i find a costume!!! IT’LL BE AWESOME!!!!! Another great one!!! GOOD JOB!!! haha ^.^

  17. Georgia says:

    My favourite part of all your missions was part 3. Made me laugh out loud! I wish I were in the McDonalds. :D

  18. Patrick Gibson says:

    I am reading this at work and trying not to laugh out loud. When the Big Mac went to Wendy’s I lost it, though. Freakin’ hilarious. Thanks Improv Everywhere. You have another fan for life.

  19. Ketchup says:

    LOL a Big Mac got chased by hungry people. One of your best missions ever. DONT EAT BIG MACS.

  20. Kieran says:

    LOL. The thing that made me laugh the most was the highlight “Man looks up to the sky to determine if the Big Mac had jumped from a window.”

    lmao.