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Post by Ponee Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:56 am

The No Pants Subway Ride



The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in New York City. The mission started as a small prank with seven guys and has grown into an international celebration of silliness, with dozens of cities around the world participating each year. The idea behind No Pants is simple: Random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without pants. The participants do not behave as if they know each other, and they all wear winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. The only unusual thing is their lack of pants.

The date for the next No Pants Subway Ride in 2014 is January 12. Participation details are here.
Here is an overview of the history of The No Pants Subway Ride dating back to its inception in 2002.
No Pants Subway Ride 2013



For the twelfth annual No Pants Subway Ride, over 4,000 people participated in New York with tens of thousands more participating in 60 cities all over the world, including debut rides in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

No Pants Subway Ride 2012



For the eleventh annual No Pants Subway Ride, nearly 4,000 people participated in New York with tens of thousands more participating in 59 cities in 27 countries around the world, including a ride in Istanbul where the riders were arrested!


No Pants Subway Ride 2011



For the tenth annual No Pants Subway Ride, 3,500 people participated in New York and thousands more in 48 cities across the globe.

No Pants Subway Ride 2010


For the ninth annual No Pants ride, over 5,000 people took off their pants on subways in 44 cities around the world. In New York, we had over 3,000 participants, spread out over six meeting points and ten subway lines.

No Pants Subway Ride 2009


The eighth annual No Pants ride had 1,200 participants in New York and well over 1,000 more in 21 other cities across the globe. The New York ride took place during a snow storm (a first) and was carried out on four train lines.

No Pants Subway Ride 2008



The seventh annual No Pants ride had 900 participants in New York and was the first year to go international, with 9 cities joining the fun. In New York we had to use three separate train lines to accommodate the crowd. For the first time there were at least as many women as men. This was the first year we invited other cities to participate as well. Rides took place in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Washington DC, and even Adelaide, Australia. The Today show even mentioned the event:


No Pants Subway Ride 2007



In sharp contrast to the year before (see below), the sixth annual No Pants went off without a hitch. 300 people participated on what was a particularly mild January day. Three police officers showed up at our meeting point, but they informed us they were only there to make sure everyone had a good time. We dropped the “pants seller” bit this year after too many people lost their pants in 2006. Instead, participants hid their pants in a backpack. This was the first year No Pants really started becoming diverse, with people of all colors, shapes, sizes, and ages participating.

No Pants Subway Ride 2006



The fifth annual No Pants ride was abruptly halted by a cop. All passengers, including those not participating, were forced to exit the train as it was taken out of service. 8 people were handcuffed in their underwear and taken into custody. A month later a judge dismissed all of the charges. It is not illegal to wear your underwear in public in New York City. Just ask the Naked Cowboy. The incident was reported by news agencies around the world. David Letterman made two monologue jokes, about it and staged a No Pants Cab Ride as a parody. Keith Olbermann interviewed Agent Todd about the legality of No Pants. Around 150 people participated in the ride.



No Pants Subway Ride 2005

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The fourth No Pants was filmed by This American Life for their Showtime television show. The segment on Improv Everywhere aired as part of their pilot episode, but almost all of the No Pants footage was cut from the piece. We didn’t film it ourselves, so no video exists. Around 50 people participated.
No Pants Subway Ride 2004

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The third No Pants was filmed by ABC News 20/20 for a segment they were doing on Improv Everywhere which never aired. Bill Ritter, a 20/20 correspondent, rode the train with us but elected to keep his pants on. About 40 people participated. We did not film it ourselves.
No Pants Subway Ride 2003

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The second No Pants had around 30 participants, including a few women. A few people played characters for the first time– businessmen, tourists, etc. The conductor noticed what was going on and shouted over the PA, “This train is not a playground.” There is video footage, but it has never been put online. Maybe one day.

No Pants Subway Ride 2002

The first ride included 7 participants, all male. One participant entered the train pantless for 7 consecutive stops. They pretended not to notice each other, and if asked claimed that they “just forgot” their pants. On the 8th stop, someone came through with a duffle bag selling pants for $1. No photographs were taken, but the above video was captured with our single a hidden camera.

http://improveverywhere.com/missions/the-no-pants-subway-ride/



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Post by Ponee Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:04 am

Only in America... oh and maybe Japan, "cause they are just weird over there too...

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Post by Ponee Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:05 am

'No Pants Subway Ride': Sure It's Fun, But Is It Healthy?

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | January 10, 2014 04:27pm ET
 


Some daring New Yorkers will be pantless in public this Sunday (Jan. 12) as part of the annual No Pants Subway Ride organized by the performance art group Improv Everywhere.

Given the stereotype of public transportation as teeming with germs, could showing some extra skin on the subway increase a person's risk of catching an infectious disease? "It depends what they do there on the subway without their pants on," said Dr. Aaron Glatt, an infectious diseases specialist and president of St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, N.Y. "If they're just sitting on the subway, then it's not a problem." Glatt said the pantless riders are unlikely to be at extra risk of catching or transmitting infections. "It's really not that much different from wearing shorts," Glatt said. In other words, you'd likely have the same risk of catching something on a given subway ride, regardless of whether you had your pants on or not.

 - See more at: http://www.livescience.com/42502-pantless-subway-infection.html#sthash.G6rVTGX2.dpuf

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