Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Music: Tyler Walker
Producers: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Director of Photography: Ilya Smelansky
Camera: Denis Cardineau, Ilya Smelansky, Chloe Smolkin, Spencer Thielmann
Sound: Ken Barbera
Photography: David Bledsoe (photo credit for all photos on this page.)
Costumes: Maggie Jung
Tongue Creation: Ilya Smelansky
Production Assistants: Maneet Chawla, Cody Lindquist, Michael Tannenbaum
Flick: Josh Caggiano
Ralphie: Milo Delaney
Schwartz: Sebastian Thomas
The Fireman: Jarrett Kotarski
For our latest mission, we recreated the famous “triple dog dare” scene from A Christmas Story on an NYC subway car. Instead of licking a flagpole, our character licked a subway pole. Using a prosthetic tongue with a magnet inside, we were able to get his tongue to appear stuck to the pole, much to the surprise of New Yorkers on the train.
This project is the last installment in our 10-part fall series, Movies in Real Life. We hope to make more in the future!
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how we put this project together, including interviews with the kids:
Enjoy the videos first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos below.
Sebastian Thomas (11), Milo Delaney (10), Josh Caggiano (13)
Rehearsing with the cast
Agent Caggiano testing our his tongue
A couple watching from the platform at a stop
Thanks for watching our Movies In Real Life series and stay tuned for more Improv Everywhere projects in the new year. Happy Holidays everyone!
Watch the full series– all 13 episodes in one playlist:
– Episode 1: Rocky In Real Life
– Episode 2: Indiana Jones In Real Life
– Episode 3: Lord of the Rings In Real Life
– Episode 4: The Matrix In Real Life
– Episode 5: Back to the Future In Real Life
– Episode 6: Jurassic Park In Real Life
– Episode 7: When Harry Met Sally In Real Life
– Episode 8: Harry Potter In Real Life
– Episode 9: Spartacus In Real Life
– Episode 10: A Christmas Story In Real Life
Full set of photos from photographer David Bledsoe.
Listen to the track by Tyler Walker: