As the final performance of their Movies in Real Life series (previously featured here), the irrepressible folks from New York-based prank collective Improv Everywhere headed down into the subway on a holiday-themed mission.

Three children board a full subway car while having an argument that seems strangely familiar. The argument quickly turns into a challenge, dares are issued and, before you know it, one of the kids has his tongue stuck firmly to a subway pole. That’s right, the troupe recreated the triple dog dare scene from A Christmas Story. And it’s pretty wonderful.

(But don’t worry, no one actually licked a filthy subway pole. Clever use was made of a prosthetic tongue with a magnet inside. Its effectiveness can be seen in the reactions on the faces of all the other passengers on the train.)

[via Improv Everywhere]