No Pants Subway Ride 2014

Hey everyone! Today was one of the most (if not the most) awkward days for subway riders in New York City. No Pants Subway Ride 2014 just happened. For those who don’t know about it, this is one of the collective pranks that Improv Everywhere organizes. Their thing is to cause scenes, and I guess they really accomplish that since WHO WOULD TAKE OFF THEIR PANTS IN THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY FOR A JOKE?! Well, not me. But apparently, many people join every year since the organization started this event a few years ago! Here’s a video of a past edition of the event:

I think these guys are fun and it seems like everyone there has a good time with no one hurt and without any violence involved. To some extent, I can see why people have fun doing that! But I don’t see it enough to go and take my pants off! One of the funniest parts of my day was walking by a Barnes and Noble bookstore with this sign:


I knew what this was about, but it got me thinking about people who don’t know what the “no pants” day is and what went through their minds reading the signs. Well, I guess no pants, no books. Maybe some bookstore goers need to be reminded about that from time to time… hey, this is New York!


How did anyone come up with this idea? Here’s a video with the story of how the event started that features one of the “victims” of the prank:

If you found it funny, you should check out the Improv Everywhere website for more information on their upcoming events. Go to and check out everything they do. Thanks for reading and see you soon! Oh, and make sure you put your pants back on for your subway ride tomorrow, the event is over!

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