UCB Coaxes Shy D Train Into the Station [Video]

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 at 10:23 am by

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Staring down the subway tube is a time-honored tradition in commuting. As if the more often you check for those headlights, the faster the train will arrive. This happens both with and without those fancy-shmancy countdown clocks.

This notion of impatience is behind a hilarious short film by the Upright Citizens Brigade. We watch a group of straphangers coaxing a shy D train into the station, promising not to hurt the bugger and even offering more MetroCard fare. One aggravated actor starts yelling at the beast, prompting the peer response, “you can’t talk to it that way, it’s not the Q train.” Classic.

The piece, “Scared D Train,” was written, shot, and edited in a day for the monthly Sketch Cram at the UCBeast in the East Village.

[via Second Avenue Sagas]

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