These two guys are testing a hypothesis: that you can can go anywhere as long as you have a ladder under your arm and act like you have work to do there.
Troy Kinne and Steve Philp, a pair of Australian comedians, decide to give Philp’s theory, that a ladder can give you access to anywhere, a shot and go off to try and get in as many places as possible.
It’s an interesting theory. As long as you look like you belong somewhere, people will assume that you do and let you pass. The two try the theory by bringing a ladder under their arms to several places, including a train turnstile, a five star hotel and some places you wouldn’t expect the ladder to work, like a fancy restaurant and a boat cruise.
They manage to get into everywhere they try, even though it takes a bit of finesse to get themselves into certain areas. Once there, they play a few tricks on actual workers.
“Whose ladder’s that?” asks Kinne to a worker on a work site he snuck onto. “Cute.”