New York based pranksters Improv Everywhere staged a subway reenactment of the Star Wars scene in which Princess Leia is captured by the Imperial forces and confronted by Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Despite the fact that the NYC subway system is plagued by piss-soaked bums, flashers, thieves, and break dancers, commuters on the 6 train appear to be genuinely surprised by the stunt and thrilled to see it end without anyone being mugged or stabbed in the throat.

Watch the clip you must:

Said a spokesperson for the troupe:

The white walls and sliding doors on the train reminded us of the rebel ship from the movie, and we thought it would be fun to see how people would react to a surprise appearance by the iconic characters. We spread out the actors along the train line, staging it so they would enter the right car at the right time.

Hmm. I once attempted to reenact a scene from The Taking of Pelham 123 on a NY subway and, boy, did it not go well.

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