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Nick Jonas Dramatically Reads Craigslist Missed Connections

Nick Jonas dramatically reads Craigslist "Missed Connections", which are personal ads that give strangers a second chance to meet. From a supermarket meet-up to a brush with romance in the backseat of a shared Uber, Nick Jonas dramatically interprets Craiglist's most hilarious and heartbreaking real-world encounters between strangers who are desperate to reconnect.

Released on 11/07/2017

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Starring:

Nick Jonas

Transcript

00:00
We had a nice chat about life and allergies
00:02
in the back of the Uber. [laughs]
00:06
It's weird already, but I like it.
00:07
[soft electronic music]
00:20
Uber.
00:21
We had a nice chat about life
00:23
and allergies in the back of the Uber.
00:27
Shot in the dark,
00:29
but I figured I'd post anyway.
00:31
I like his hope, her hope, whatever it may be.
00:34
You never know who your Uber soulmate might be.
00:37
Yogurtland.
00:38
We exchanged glances at Yogurtland,
00:41
while you were deciding what flavor to try.
00:43
You tried the graham flavor and you didn't like it.
00:45
And you said you preferred 16 Handles,
00:48
and were going there instead.
00:50
I wish you had decided to make do with Yogurtland.
00:54
Deciding which flavor to try and you miss that opportunity.
00:59
Stay hopeful.
01:01
Subway Station.
01:02
[snaps] You got off.
01:06
I got on.
01:07
You: Brunette.
01:09
Tight jeans.
01:10
Great legs.
01:11
Me: Blue cap.
01:13
Glasses.
01:14
I want you.
01:16
Every once in a while, you encounter a true lyricist,
01:19
and I have to say, your work in this is just phenomenal.
01:22
Trader Joe's.
01:23
I was the blueeyed brunette in black leggings,
01:26
who asked you if Trader Joe's
01:28
was still selling collard greens.
01:30
You reported back to me the bad news.
01:34
While I decided on an alternate,
01:36
you arranged all the greens.
01:38
The kale, the romaine, the spinach, and microgreens
01:42
in the most immaculate formation I've ever seen.
01:44
It was artistry of the type I see in pine cones.
01:48
When I finally decided on the kale,
01:50
I clumsily knocked another bag down with it,
01:53
and you picked it up.
01:55
Then I ran away,
01:56
just me, my regret,
01:58
and my organic Tuscan kale.
02:01
You know, I love the analogy of the pine cone.
02:04
Are you a pine cone, 'cause you've got
02:05
artistry like I've never seen.
02:07
Downtown.
02:09
You were walking downton.
02:10
I just had this reaction when I saw you.
02:12
I was like, damn.
02:13
And I yelled, "Damn," at you,
02:15
and you smiled and laughed, like,
02:16
and your long sleeve tee, and your hat,
02:18
and I turned and smiled at you through the deli window.
02:21
It was crazy.
02:22
Through the deli windows.
02:24
It's actually the name of my next album.
02:26
Through the Deli Windows.
02:28
Coming this November.
02:30
Muji, SoHo.
02:32
We were both buying checked sheets at the same time.
02:36
I have the pillow cases and the bottom sheet.
02:39
You have the duvet cover.
02:40
Perfect pair?
02:43
I'm the tall white guy you made eye contact with.
02:45
You're the lovely Asian woman I can't stop thinking about.
02:49
[laughs] I'm the tall white guy you made eye contact with.
02:53
He's gonna be heartbroken when he finds out
02:55
she made eye contact with a lot of tall white guys.
02:58
Train.
03:00
I sat across from you and your friends on the four train.
03:03
We stared at each other and smiled,
03:05
and you gave me a thumbs up for my headphones.
03:08
When you got off, you told me, you'd miss me.
03:12
And I said, I'd miss you, too.
03:19
[sighs]