Watch: Improv Everywhere Recreates 'Rocky' in Real Life in Philly
"It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight; Risin' up to the challenge of our rival…" We love you Rocky! The latest genius creation of New York-based prank collective Improv Everywhere is the first in a new series they're launching called Movies in Real Life. In this latest video, they recreate Rocky's epic run around Philly in real life, complete with a "mob of 100 kids between the ages of 8 and 15 running with Rocky up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art." Classic. I'm a very big fan of Improv Everywhere and this video is as much fun as their past work, harkening back to the amusing Ghostbusters and Star Wars stunts.
Here's the first episode of Improv Everywhere's "Movies in Real Life" series inspired by Stallone's Rocky:
Improv Everywhere's Movies in Real Life series will debut a new video/stunt every Tuesday this fall. "We're releasing a new video that brings an iconic movie moment to life in the real world." For this specific Rocky video, as explained on their blog, "the video takes inspiration from the training montages in both Rocky and Rocky II," plus of course the famous run up the museum steps at the end. Good times. Makes me want to go out and jog through Philadelphia and get people to cheer for me, too. The same for everyone else? I asked Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd to give me a hint for what's coming next in the Movies in Real Life series: "Next week is Indiana Jones. We have a boulder." Awesome. Looking forward to seeing that next.