Person on the Street

Working with your team, come up with a list of funny questions for people to answer on camera.  Put the answers together in a funny video that is about one minute.

Top submissions will be shown at a future MS assembly.

Steps for Success

  • Ask the same question or two over and over to different people
    • Keep questions appropriate.
  • Film people’s reactions.  For example, ask them to look surprised.  Then when you have someone else answer, you can cut back to their reaction. Really funny.
  • Ask a LOT of people the same question so you have more to work with
  • Create a title at the front
  • Maybe add a live audience laugh track
  • When editing, you don’t need to include you asking the question more than a few times

Sample Questions

    • How many cows are in Canada?
    • How many people are using Facebook in San Francisco at 2:30pm on a Friday
  • Please spell ‘diverticulitis’.
    • How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?
    • How many planes are currently flying over Korea?
    • How many different ways can you get water from a lake at the foot of a mountain, up to the top of the mountain?
  • If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?
    • Out of 25 horses, pick the fastest 3 horses. In each race, only 5 horses can run at the same time. What is the minimum number of races required?
    • An apple costs 20 baht, an orange costs 40 baht, and a grapefruit costs 60 baht, how much is a pear?
    • How many traffic lights in Bangkok?
    • How do you weigh an elephant without using a weight machine?
    • If you were a brick in a wall which brick would you be and why?
    • How would you move Mount Fuji?
    • How many lightbulbs are in this building?
    • Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?
  • Just entertain me for 10 seconds, I’m not going to talk.
    • When a hot dog expands, in which direction does it split and why?
    • You have a bouquet of flowers. All but two are roses, all but two are daisies, and all but two are tulips. How many flowers do you have?
  • If you could be a superhero, what power would you possess?
  • If you could be any superhero, who would it be?
  • How many smoothies are drunk in the city over the week?
  • Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 how weird you are?
  • If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • If you saw someone steal a baht coin. Would you report it?
  • What songs best describes you?
  • Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?
  • What would you do if you found a penguin in the freezer?
  • Pepsi or Coke?
  • Are you exhaling warm air?
  • How are M&M’s made?
  • If I gave you $40,000 to start a business, what would you start?
  • How would you cure world hunger?
  • What is 37 times 37?
  • You are in a dark room with no light. You need matching socks for your uniform and you have 19 gray socks and 25 black socks. What are the chances you will get a matching pair?