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Here are 14 ridiculous highlights from the 2017 No Pants Subway Ride in New York Cityby Circa News

WATCH | Thousands of New York City passengers abandoned their inhibitions (and their trousers) Sunday to participate in Improv Everywhere's 16th annual No Pants Subway Ride.

IE founder Charlie Todd (front and center in this pic) led one such charge from Foley Square.

"Improv Everywhere's popular No Pants Subway Ride has become an international sensation. With 4,000 or so pants-less participants in New York City and "tens of thousands" more worldwide, an estimated 60 cities in 25 countries participate in the annual event," Todd said.

Improv Everywhere aims to cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places," according to its YouTube channel, which has more than 417 million views and 1.8 million subscribers.

Since 2001, Todd and his volunteer undercover agents have executed more than 150 missions.

WATCH | "People of all different types and backgrounds can unite around comedy, around art, around creativity," Todd told Circa last summer.