Muni “Monster Mash” Etiquette Video is Everything Amazing and Terrible

Monster Mash Muni VideoIf there’s one thing I know about the San Francisco MTA, it’s that they really understand what their patrons want. And apparently the riders have spoken, as we’ve just been delivered the “Monster Mash” Muni etiquette video we’ve all been clamoring for.

THINGS I LEARNED FROM THIS VIDEO:

  • Old people are indistinguishable from skeletons, so you should probably give up your seat if you see either

I seriously watched this video three times through. IT’S INCREDIBLE. I want to know the process from pitch to production. Someone said:

Hey, I think we should make a video telling kids not to be dicks and ┬áto offer up their seats when an old person is around. Let’s use a song that’s over half a century old, because you know, the youth. Also, let’s make sure the song we use is only relevant for two days after we release the video.

AND THEN SOMEONE ELSE SAID

Absolutely. Someone get Johnson from lyrics on this. I want him talking about all the issues: old ladies in purple, the need for feet to be rested, and klingons and their asian kids.

AND THEN THEY RECORDED A SONG. AND A VIDEO. AND THEY RELEASED IT.

As far as I can tell, the video features two types of people: those who are visibly convinced people will see this and say “Hey, it looks like I’ve had it all wrong about Muni being a depressing colostomy vessel┬áthis whole time”, and those who didn’t want to get fired. The guy at :53 can’t even stand the THOUGHT of what the video was going to sound like.

You’ll notice the bus doesn’t move throughout most of the video, which means either they had the forethought not to interrupt an actual Muni line’s commute or the driver was taking a smoking break.

Nothing will ever top my all-time favorite Monster Mash parody though:

Ride safely guys, and watch out for skeletons in purple fleece.

About Eric Barry

Eric Barry is a Chicago comedian, writer, and creator of Full Disclosure, voted "Best Sex-Positive" podcast by the Chicago Reader. He holds a B.A. in Theater & Performance Studies from UC Berkeley, and his work has been featured on Huffington Post, Cosmo, SF Chronicle, and more. He is currently working on developing a pilot based off his time in the sex work industry.

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