There’s something endearing about watching Darth Vader stand and wait for a train, but I don’t know what it is.

In case you missed it last week, freestyle public improv group Improv Everywhere made the lives of New York City commuters that much more entertaining with a live subway reenactment of the famous scene in Star Wars where Leia meets Darth Vader.

These are the “behind the scenes” shots and outtakes that didn’t make it into the final cut.

There’s something bizarrely endearing about them, honestly – and I can’t really place it. Maybe it’s Vader standing on the platform waiting for the train. Maybe it’s the obviously befuddled shopkeeper watching the stormtrooper browse through leaflets. Maybe it’s the hilarious way that the stormtrooper manages to convey an expression purely through body language while listening to a busker at the end.

Who knew that the Imperials could be so … cute?

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