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January 10, 2013 3:07 PM   Subscribe

Drive-thru invisible driver prank
posted by spiderskull (52 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Note: Although this video is amusing and more-or-less light-hearted, I'd avoid his other videos. They're racist and much more mean-spirited.
posted by spiderskull at 3:08 PM on January 10, 2013 [7 favorites]


Candid camera called and want their premise back.
posted by arcticseal at 3:11 PM on January 10, 2013


Haha, my favorite was easily the, "let me just try this a few more times and see if I get the same result" guy.
posted by Defenestrator at 3:18 PM on January 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


I'm a ghost.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:19 PM on January 10, 2013


David Letterman at Taco Bell
posted by KokuRyu at 3:19 PM on January 10, 2013 [13 favorites]


The McDonald's drive-thru's seem so much more clean and pleasant than the ones where I live.
posted by KokuRyu at 3:20 PM on January 10, 2013


oh my god that was hilarious, and the reactions were uniformly cute as hell.
posted by facetious at 3:24 PM on January 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


@KokoRyu when Dave did his "out and about" stuff it was so hilarious. Thanks for reminding me about that. And the hairstyles in that video are incredible.
posted by cell divide at 3:28 PM on January 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Am I trippin?
posted by edgeways at 3:29 PM on January 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


I really should have read that first comment earlier.
posted by Garm at 3:29 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is awesome -- but wouldn't he have had to order something before driving up to that window, and wouldn't the order-taker have seen him on camera? Isn't that how it usually works? Did he stop to hop into the costume after putting in the order?
posted by eugenen at 3:31 PM on January 10, 2013


The costume is just a shell, so it'd probably be pretty easy to have it on the passenger seat and then pull it over before getting to the window.
posted by gilrain at 3:33 PM on January 10, 2013


It's not a super convincing costume, but I have little doubt the people were as fooled as they appeared. From their limited angle, and not expecting a prank, they see what seems most likely: the car is empty for some reason. And once you've seen that, the mind is great at ignoring any new evidence to the contrary. It's a good application of the principles of magic.
posted by gilrain at 3:35 PM on January 10, 2013 [6 favorites]


I expected to hate this but "Am I trippin'?" and "Instagram that joint" made it pretty amazing. I was waiting for him to "sit up" in the suit to really freak them out, surprised he didn't.
posted by mathowie at 3:46 PM on January 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


I think the employees of those various drive-throughs should band together and pretend they're not there either and see how long it takes the average driver to be over the reality of it.

Except we'd have riots.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:50 PM on January 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


I think the employees of those various drive-throughs should band together and pretend they're not there either and see how long it takes the average driver to be over the reality of it.

Except we'd have riots.:


HELLO? GIMMIE MY BURRITO!! THAT'S IT, BRICK THROUGH THE WINDOW FOR YOU.
posted by UseyurBrain at 4:00 PM on January 10, 2013


Metafilter: Instagram dat joint.
posted by Evernix at 4:07 PM on January 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


This was so much better than I expected it to be. Everyone's reaction was just awesome.
posted by phunniemee at 4:08 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]



posted by TheRedArmy at 4:10 PM on January 10, 2013 [24 favorites]


I think the third one was one of my favorites:

(car pulls up to window, woman looks in)
(long pause, then) REALLY????
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:10 PM on January 10, 2013 [13 favorites]


I like the one lady who just goes "NOPE" and instantly closes the window. Whatever the hell that car is selling, she ain't buying it.
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:13 PM on January 10, 2013 [11 favorites]


Oh, snap! What just happened?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:15 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


The poor kid that closed and reopened the window three times, praying each time that a person would appear in the seat so he wouldn't have to find somebody else to confirm his sanity, not saying a word... priceless
posted by rouftop at 4:27 PM on January 10, 2013 [9 favorites]


Note: Although this video is amusing and more-or-less light-hearted, I'd avoid his other videos. They're racist and much more mean-spirited.

I don't know, I got enough of a fun-at-the-lower-income-workers-expense vibe from this one.
posted by anazgnos at 4:31 PM on January 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


Lighthearted prank turns into horrible gaslighting when this guy starts getting out of his costume while whoever saw the "empty" car is off finding someone to show the anomaly to. Double if he shows up several times.
posted by Gymnopedist at 4:32 PM on January 10, 2013


"I'm a ghost, just throw it in here."

That guy gets all the free food!
posted by mannequito at 4:35 PM on January 10, 2013


I don't know, I got enough of a fun-at-the-lower-income-workers-expense vibe from this one.

Employees manning the drive-thru seem to receive more than their fair share of pranks.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:46 PM on January 10, 2013


That guy gets all the free food!


Naw, they make you pay at the other window.
posted by Gymnopedist at 4:47 PM on January 10, 2013


I must be missing the point: how does he know where to stop? How does he steer? Am I trippin?
posted by not_on_display at 4:57 PM on January 10, 2013


not_on_display: If you look at the suit in the beginning, the headrest has a see-through mesh which I presume helps him not crash.
posted by spiderskull at 5:05 PM on January 10, 2013


My guess is he can see through the fabric of the costume "headrest" well enough to know when to stop, and he can't really steer- but there's usually enough of a straightaway in a drivethrough so that he would be able to hide his hands after he turns the last corner.

Pretty funny- better than I thought it would be, and I think it was nice that he didn't do any sort of "lol, you've been pranked" thing and pull of the costume.
posted by Secretariat at 5:05 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Two FPPs in as many days from Norfolk, Virginia. We're crazy down here. Oh, snap!
posted by Benny Andajetz at 5:19 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Has anyone else got really drunk with their friends and walked through a drive-through while pretending to be a car? Like all spaced out like you're in a car?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 5:51 PM on January 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was waiting for him to "sit up" in the suit to really freak them out, surprised he didn't.

I was surprised too and I was also surprised at how much better it was this way. He let the people be the stars rather than himself.
posted by DU at 6:32 PM on January 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


i swear to god that thing that girls do when they get overwhelmed and they start fanning their faces with their hands is the cutest human behavior ever. and it's universal! how do they all do the same thing? seriously, is it genetic?
posted by facetious at 6:34 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Has anyone else got really drunk with their friends and walked through a drive-through

Sadly, yes.
posted by davebush at 7:01 PM on January 10, 2013


FWIW, I've friends back in the day who would work these jobs actually trippin', so I suppose it is not that preposterous question,
posted by edgeways at 7:13 PM on January 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


I don't know, I got enough of a fun-at-the-lower-income-workers-expense vibe from this one.

I worked as a night shift (10pm to 5am) drive-thru person for about 3 months. Never endured a prank but it was a blast laughing at the characters who go to the drive-thru in the middle of the night. Anything at all that breaks the monotony of people angry about cold fries was great, my coworkers and I would have probably have enjoyed talking about this later.
posted by M Edward at 7:32 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Has anyone else got really drunk with their friends and walked through a drive-through

Oh, and I once served a small group of extremely drunk firemen in bright yellow pants who had wobbled up to the window from the bar next door. They were big dudes but the window was high and they had to stand on their tip-toes to talk to me. It was very hard for them. They had to sort of hold each other up and hang on to the sill.
posted by M Edward at 7:34 PM on January 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


If we're sharing drive-thru stories, the worst thing that happened to me working a drive-thru at Starbucks... well.

So we have a little pin-hole camera at the place where you do your ordering, yes? It's relatively inconspicuous, especially at five o' clock in the morning when the average customer is desperate for coffee. Which this woman ordering a double grande soy chai didn't realize, as she was picking her nose.

She gave me sticky change.

I didn't even know what to say to this woman, but I washed my hands that day until they bled.
posted by dogheart at 7:47 PM on January 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Check out the credits Easter egg where he reverted to being a regular drive-through customer, but when the server handed him his bag he took it and thanked her, but instantly dropped the bag on the ground and collapsed onto his steering wheel as he cried out "ugh!", and presumably died / passed out as the car began to roll away.
posted by christopherious at 9:59 PM on January 10, 2013


i swear to god that thing that girls do when they get overwhelmed and they start fanning their faces with their hands is the cutest human behavior ever. and it's universal! how do they all do the same thing? seriously, is it genetic?

No. Your hands flying up to your face is a universal human reaction to surprise, right? Well if you don't want to smear your make up you can't actually touch your face so you just wave your hands ineffectually near it.
posted by fshgrl at 10:02 PM on January 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Women fan their faces before crying to keep their makeup dry.
posted by mistersquid at 10:52 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


So many young people are wasting their lives, but this young man is making something of himself!

That was pretty great.

He could also do something with the apparently empty seat. Set a skeleton here, or a dog or cat.
posted by LarryC at 10:57 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


For every funny drive-through prank, there are over three million unfunny pranks that make fast food workers wish they lived in a world without youtube.
posted by orme at 12:37 AM on January 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


I don't wear makeup, but I fan my face when I'm overwhelmed or embarrassed because my face heats up and turns red and I'm (ineffectually) trying to cool it down.
posted by sundaydriver at 3:07 AM on January 11, 2013


I loved the one near the end who just kept looking away, then looking again, as if they were just hoping that reality would have returned by then.
posted by Decani at 3:36 AM on January 11, 2013


Oh my word, that utterly slayed me. Particularly the end. "Just throw it in here, I'm a ghost!"
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:39 AM on January 11, 2013


Apparently, ghosts eat for free. Good to know.
posted by malocchio at 9:47 AM on January 11, 2013


Seriously any of his other vids make it clear that this guy's entire fucking schtick is "poor black people say the darndest things" and it applies just as much to this. Everyone who liked this should be ashamed.
posted by anazgnos at 10:32 AM on January 11, 2013


"Apparently, ghosts eat for free. Good to know."

It's like give me a chicken fajita sub, but don't worry about ringing it up, it is for a ghost.
posted by ChipT at 4:08 PM on January 11, 2013


this guy's entire fucking schtick is "poor black people say the darndest things" and it applies just as much to this.

Yeah, he probably got those white girls in the middle there to play along just to fake us out. How dare he.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:50 PM on January 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


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