Somebody may be taking the whole couch surfing thing a bit literally.
A large, beige couch was kicked — or rather, catapulted — to the curb in Crown Heights this weekend, smashing through a second-story window and vaulting over the sidewalk to land in the street.
The moment was caught on video by cartoonist James Grebey, who was walking to a nearby coffee shop when crew members of a film shoot on Park Place between Nostrand and New York avenues stopped him, telling him to “watch that window,” he told DNAinfo New York on Monday.
“The crew was talking on radios and loudspeakers, making sure the area was clear and secure and ready to film. Then, finally, they shouted ‘fire in the hole!’” he said.
What happened next — the launch of a full-sized couch through a townhouse window — was caught on film perfectly by Grebey in a six-second video, now going viral on Twitter.
sliding into ur DMs like this actual thing I saw in Crown Heights this morning pic.twitter.com/SuE6Oxa2na— James Grebey (@jgrebes) February 11, 2017
A spokeswoman for the Mayor’s Office of Film and Television said the production was for a commercial for the convenience store chain QuikTrip. But it’s unclear who launched the couch, how it flew out of the window or for what purpose it was done in the ad.
However, Grebey said whoever sent the furniture flying did it flawlessly.
“It was such a perfect arc,” he said. “‘Sh-t cleared,’ to quote the guy in my video.”