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The No Pants Subway Ride returns to NYC this weekend

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

Improv Everywhere's annual prank, the No Pants Subway Ride, is back this Sunday, which means going sans-trousers is A-OK, at least for one afternoon.

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If you can be stone-faced while wearing your skivvies in public, all you have to do is bring your MetroCard and show up to Foley Square in normal winter clothes for the 19th annual event. There, you'll be assigned a subway line and train car and head out to make heads turn and cheeks blush. At just the right moment–one stop before a casual exit–jokesters are tasked with standing up and taking their pants off. There's nothing to it.

And really, with the cool wind on your bare legs, why not spread joy (and embarrassment) to straphangers in need of a good laugh? Besides, haven't you ever wondered what it'd be like to roam the city streets half-naked? 

Plus, once the gag is over, Improv Everywhere, which has been doing this since 2002, will host an after party with free pizza, hot chocolate and a pants check, (with a $15 cover charge) at Bar 13, starting at 4pm.

And please, for the sake of our eyes, wear your best hole-free undies.

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