A Christmas Story in Real life

Client: Improv Everywhere
Production Company: Deverge
Role: SFX

I created a realistic prosthetic tongue that could stick to a subway pole.

This project reimagines a scene from the movie A Christmas Story for the video prank series “Movies in Real Life” organized by the Improv Everywhere collective. In the video, a boy licks a subway pole and gets his tongue stuck to it.

After scouting the New York subway system I found that some trains have magnetic subway poles. I decided to create a silicone tongue and embed a strong magnet inside that would stick to the metal pole. The tongue had to be soft enough to stretch when pulled, but also stiff enough to not droop.

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