Featuring: King, Amigone, Todd, Rainswept, Demblowski, Sklaren, Good, Sang-urai, Gethard, McNiff, Hines
DV Cam: Agent Rainswept
Causing a scene sometimes just involves putting on a damn good show. The Amazing Stuntmen strive to do just that. On Saturday, September 14 the Ohio based duo and their manager touched down in Washington Square Park to give New Yorkers a taste of their thrilling act.
The Amazing Stuntmen (Agents Gethard and Todd) picked a quiet corner of the park and began to warm up while their manager (Agent King) wrangled together a crowd. The stuntmen were decked out in green jump suits, head bands, and safety helmets.
Agent King addresses the crowd
King reached into his prop box and produced two pairs of scissors. He gave the crowd an up close look at them, “As you can see these are very real scissors with deadly sharp edges.” The stuntmen gave each other a hug, and exchanged a knowing glance of guarded confidence before hoisting the scissors over their head and running at top speed!
For their next stunt, stuntman Chris made an ugly face while stuntman Charlie prepared to slap him on the back. King announced, “Stuntman Chris is jeopardizing his physical appearance for the rest of his life. This man is willing to put his body in extreme danger for your entertainment.” Stuntman Charlie gave the slap and for one terrifying minute, Stuntman Chris was unable to un-stick his face! He motioned for Stuntman Charlie to slap him in the face in a desperate last ditch move. Stuntman Charlie complied, slapping him with full force across the cheek, and amazingly, the plan worked! His face returned to normal as Agent King shouted with joy, “He’s OK!”
Stuntman Chris’s stuck face
Agent King reached into the prop box and produced a portable television. He announced to the crowd that The Amazing Stuntmen were going to attempt to sit too close to the television for 30 full seconds. King brought the TV out into the audience to prove that it was a working, battery operated unit. He tuned in an NFL football game, and handed the television to the stuntmen. With intense bravery, they put their eyes mere inches away from the screen as King counted down the seconds.
Stunt Number Four: Taking Candy from a Stranger
Agent King asked the audience if their was anyone who had any candy on them. Agent Keech (playing a “crowd person”) raised his hand and reluctantly produced two strawberry Airheads candies. The Amazing Stuntmen slowly approached Keech, their eyes carefully sizing up the danger as they methodically grabbed the candy from his hands. They opened the candy and began to chew carefully as Agent King warned the audience, “Kids, DO NOT try this stunt yourself. These are trained professionals!” Over a minute later, the stuntmen swallowed the last bit of their Airheads and struck the victory pose! They were OK!!
Agent King again reached into the box of props, this time producing a bagel. He handed it to stuntman Charlie and announced to the crowd that Charlie would eat the bagel and then go swimming WITHOUT WAITING THIRTY MINUTES! Stuntman Charlie took a single bite out of the raisin bagel and Stuntman Chris dowsed him with a full cup of water simulating the swimming experience! Although his face was covered with water and his belly was full of bagel, Stuntman Charlie managed to strike the victory pose! He was OK!!!!!
Agent King then informed the crowd the next stunt wouldn’t only risk the lives of The Amazing Stuntmen, but also someone else as well. Stuntman Charlie was going to step directly on a crack, risking serious injury to himself and his mother’s back!!
A concerned crowd member
The Amazing Stuntmen’s final stunt was the deadliest of all! They were going to attempt to eat large amounts of Pop Rocks brand candy and drink Coke at the SAME TIME. This lethal mixture is rumored to have killed the actor who played “Mikey” on the Life Cereal commercials in the late 1970s, and it is a well known fact that stomach explosion is highly likely if these ingredients meet each other.
- Agent Sklaren over hears a French man say (in French): “These Americans call this entertainment? This is terrible!”
- A jazz band performing nearby provides the stuntmen drum rolls before each stunt.
- The manger of the jazz band approaches The Amazing Stuntmen and offers them a gig opening up for the band later that evening:
Band Manager: “You, you guys just do something quick before we come on”
Stuntman Charlie: “Right. We’ll just do a couple of stunts.”
Band Manager: “We only have an hour slot, so just do something that’s 30 secs.”
Stuntman Chris: “Totally. We’ll take ten minutes tops.”
The helmets are a fine touch! Would be nice to know some more of the audience reactions/comments though.
I think your stunts in the park are the funniest ones. I mean the hypnotist and now this?! I wish I lived in NY!
"…a party of death took place in their mouths, throats and stomachs."
even the narration is hilarious.
the reactions from the crowd that are overhears are the absolute best! the French man justified in his hatred of Americans becuase their entertainment is so bad…. I love it! Please post more overhears in all of your mission reports. MORE! MORE! MORE!
Do you have a video?
Yes, we do! It will be on our forthcoming DVD, hopefully out this summer.
That… was so amusing! I am definately going to have to purchase the DVD that is comming out! I only heard about this site a few days ago, and already Im in love! I wish I could be part of this… too bad I live in Canada. Can’t wait to see more!
Pure geniouse!!! (<= dont know how to spell that, lol)Plz come to PA!!!!!! Hmmm….maybe i could convince my mom to let me move to NY….haha!!! ^.^
I would remark….but I’m in a hurry to get to the corner deli.
I gotta go buy some coke and pop rocks…
I love how the jazz band provided the drum roll!!
You guys rock!
That is one of the best! I love how you mocked simple childhood warnings, by making certain actions out to be deathly dangerous. I sure that that performance would qualify as some form of rhetoric, like dramatic irony, but as I’m done with that class, I’m NOT looking it up! :)
I have never understood why there is a warning about running with scissors. I’ve never picked up a pair of scissors and though “I have some really urgent cutting out to do, if I don’t run, I might not have time.” Seriously, running with scissors is something I’d never thought of doing before I heard that warning. Even at the age of 5, I realised it was a dumb idea.
I agree with Lucy, I’ve never had an urge to run with scissors.
the TV thing, I must say, might explain some of my crazy tendencies – when playing video games, I must confess, I sometimes sit quite close to the screen. I will of course stop, I shudder to think of the permanent damage I’ve been risking. :)
I like how all the agents were completely convinced that the stuntmen were risking their lives.
Wait. Hold up! Do pop rocks and Coke really make your tummy explode?
Wow, I am extremely impressed with the writing in all these missions. I didn’t look to see if it was mentioned who writes all these excerpts of the missions but I really am extremely impressed. It makes it enjoyable and easy to read.
Not only that but I have become such a HUGE fan. Its sad though cause I don’t believe I saw any in Phoenix, AZ. But even then I am completely wanting to travel the distance to become part of one of these missions, especially one of the mp3 ones.
Thank you so much for making my night ten times better. :]