Archive for November 28th, 2008

Repeat Customer

November 28th, 2008

One agent enters a downtown Starbucks. They buy a drink, then leave. After they have left another agent will enter, dressed exact same. They will act out the EXACT same routine, buy the same drink, etc. Then leave. This sequence will repeat every 5 minutes, and will be filmed secretly to see how people in the store react.

To begin the mission, we staked out the Hero Burger across the street, for our base camp. We met up there, and quickly sent our placed agents over to the Starbucks. Once there, they quickly and inconspicuosly took seats around the Starbucks, preparing to film the whole mission.

One they were all ready the first agent was sent out; Agent Cally. Knowing that I was the first agent, I knew I wouldn’t be receiving any comments, so I wasn’t nervous at all. I did my best to act out our routine as perfect as possible:
1)Enter Store
2)Get into line.
3)Drop hat by accident just before it is your turn
4)Ask if the the Vanilla Latte is good.
5)Order it with whipcream
6)In the middle of the order is interrupted by a phone call. (We’ll be passing one phone along, and the phone will be called by an agent in the store.)
7)Apologise for the interruption
8)Thank the employee nicely.
8)Pick up drink when it is done being made
9)Ask where the milk and sugar are
10)Notice a placed agent, and walk over and exclaim you havn’t seen them in years.
11)Ask where the the placed agent where the subway station is.

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No Pants! Subway Ride 2k8

November 28th, 2008

The No Pants! Subway Ride is a prank pulled every year by Improv Everywhere since 2002. This year a number of cities around the US and around the world took part. Including us in Toronto!

75 agents showed up in the parking lot for this mission. After a briefing we made out way over to the subway where we filled up an entire car. We all took our pants off before entering and then got on. Havoc immediatly ensued as people realised what was happening

*pictures and more to come soon.