Take Off Your Pants And Ride The Subway

Today is No Pants Subway Ride day, in New York City and around the world, wherever subway (underground) trains are to be found (all sorts of places, not just the obvious ones like London’s Tube and the Paris Metro). Started by comedy group Improv Everywhere, this is what it’s all about:

The No Pants Subway Ride is 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.

You can participate in the next edition, taking place this Sunday, January 8, 2012, around the world. [New York Details and Details for Other Cities]

A documentary about Improv Everywhere is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Here’s the trailer showing how No Pants started:

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40 Comments on "Take Off Your Pants And Ride The Subway"

  1. Pretty Pink Kitty | Jan 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm |

    I thought it was actually “Display Your Nads On The Subway Day”

  2. Pretty Pink Kitty | Jan 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm |

    I thought it was actually “Display Your Nads On The Subway Day”

  3. Yellow Submarine | Jan 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm |

    Isn’t that every day?

  4. A serious question, let’s say some kid was on the subway with his father.  Who would be in the wrong if the father punched this guy’s lights out.  That woman should know better she thought she was in danger at first.

  5. A serious question, let’s say some kid was on the subway with his father.  Who would be in the wrong if the father punched this guy’s lights out.  That woman should know better she thought she was in danger at first.

    • The father would be in the wrong. What sort of example would he be setting for his son / daughter if he just punches peoples lights out for no reason? I’d suggest he goes to angry management therapy. The guys will no pants on still had boxer shorts on, hardly the most revealing of undergarments, it’s not like they had no pants on at all.

  6. Anarchy Pony | Jan 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm |

    Pants off dance off?

  7. Anarchy Pony | Jan 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm |

    Pants off dance off?

  8. Note to self: get pack of antibacterial wipes for the subway.

  9. Note to self: get pack of antibacterial wipes for the subway.

  10. Kenvallario | Jan 8, 2012 at 8:09 pm |

    uhhh…did we really need a ‘behind the scenes’ style documentary of this event?

  11. Kenvallario | Jan 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm |

    uhhh…did we really need a ‘behind the scenes’ style documentary of this event?

    • Ceausescu | Jan 9, 2012 at 2:22 am |

      yeah, they make it a lot less funny explaining the randomness of random people and how the girl became a superstar o_O and she’s such a wimp

  12. Jin (仁) | Jan 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm |

    “international celebration of silliness”

    hmm. sounds important…..

  13. Jin The Ninja | Jan 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm |

    “international celebration of silliness”

    hmm. sounds important…..

  14. Sliddingglassdoor | Jan 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm |

    “These people could potentially hurt me!” Wtf? They just aren’t wearing pants. Ha. Plus you’re reading a book called “rape”.

  15. Sliddingglassdoor | Jan 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm |

    “These people could potentially hurt me!” Wtf? They just aren’t wearing pants. Ha. Plus you’re reading a book called “rape”.

  16. Anonymous | Jan 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm |

    The father would be in the wrong. What sort of example would he be setting for his son / daughter if he just punches peoples lights out for no reason? I’d suggest he goes to angry management therapy. The guys will no pants on still had boxer shorts on, hardly the most revealing of undergarments, it’s not like they had no pants on at all.

  17. I shall summon the ministry of silly walks!

  18. Anonymous | Jan 8, 2012 at 11:51 pm |

    And now for something completely different…

  19. Double post no delete button???

  20. Double post no delete button???

  21. Jin (仁) | Jan 9, 2012 at 3:40 am |

    didn’t tila tequila host that show?

  22. Anarchy Pony | Jan 9, 2012 at 4:26 am |

    Fuck if I know. You have to get penicillin injections just to watch that chick.

  23. Anonymous | Jan 9, 2012 at 5:26 am |

    I think the CDC recommends Cipro.

  24. Anarchy Pony | Jan 9, 2012 at 5:49 am |

    I don’t think anything is really enough.

  25. Ceausescu | Jan 9, 2012 at 6:22 am |

    yeah, they make it a lot less funny explaining the randomness of random people and how the girl became a superstar o_O and she’s such a wimp

  26. one of the most pointless articles ever posted here

  27. mauriziojuvefc | Jan 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm |

    one of the most pointless articles ever posted here

  28. Jin (仁) | Jan 9, 2012 at 10:51 pm |

    in tdot, we call those kind of people “roughasians”.

    i don’t know where it came from, but all my honger friends use that term to describe the type.

  29. I think this is disgusting

  30. I think this is disgusting

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