Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Jimmy Kimmel, the late night TV talk show host, periodically plays a game with unsuspecting people on the street called How Long. It's a social experiment to see how much time goes by between someone falling down in the street in obvious distresss and a kind bystander coming to their rescue .
For this experiment, an actor who regularly wears a SpongeBob SquarePants costume on Hollywood Boulevard suddenly collapsed in the middle of his act and lay on his back calling out that he's fallen and can't get up.
The countdown timer ticks off the seconds and minutes as runners jump over him and one man pauses to take a photo of the fallen character with his smartphone. Lots of people pass by without offering help.
Finally after almost seven minutes, a pair of young Jewish boys wearing black kippot and hoodies walk by and help SpongeBob to his feet. Then, joined by two of their friends, the group of five launches into a Hava Nagila song and dance. Kimmel comments "It's turning into a Bar Mitzvah out there."
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