The five fellas from the Dude Perfect basketball trick shot collective came to D.C. last month under Google’s auspices, to help “highlight the economic impact of [Google’s] YouTube partner program and the unique ways people are making a living using video,” according to a PR person.
What this meant, for our purposes, was that Dude Perfect would be filming basketball trick shots in the greater D.C. area. I was imagining half-smokes raining down from Ford’s Theater into makeshift half-smoke shaped baskets along 10th street, plus an intricate indie-rock themed Fort Reno ensemble that ended with Ian Mackaye stuffed into a punk-rock hoop emblazoned with the D.C. flag.
Instead, there are trick shots featuring the Tidal Basin, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Capitol Building and a double-decker bus. Plus Ben’s Chili Bowl, which is something. It was definitely enough to get me to watch.