Video special: “Harry Potter arrives at Pennsylvania station” by Improv Everywhere
New York-based comedy group Improv Everywhere sent an adorable Harry Potter into Pennsylvania station as part of their Movies in Real Life series. Previous installments include “Gandalf in Real Life” and “Indiana Jones in Real Life.”
In the video, the small Harry Potter, dressed like the young Harry in the first movie, wanders around the station with his owl and trunk, asking strangers and station workers where he can find Platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwarts Express. He is greeted with bewilderment by some people, although most try their best to help him find his platform. Groups of people gather to watch this familiar character wend his way through the station, unable to believe what they’re seeing. While some people are more receptive to the joke, and instantly recognize the famous boy wizard, others are more bewildered by the boy’s strange requests. While trying to find the station, Harry also tries to buy a pretzel for Hedwig and pay with wizard money.
Improv Everywhere posted a series of behind-the-scenes photos on their blog, which look at the making of the video.
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