Cragged

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When an improviser completely surprises his scene partner by delivering a line completely out of nowhere, and yet perfect for the scene.

In the following example (from a Primal Bias show) Will Hines, the police chief, is reprimanding one his officers, played by Kevin Cragg who keeps letting people go from prison.

   Chief: "I don't care what your reasons are, you have to stop letting everyone go free."
   Officer: (winces in  shame) "You're free to go" (Cragged!)
   Chief: (starts to leave, then stops and glares at Cragg) "I'm not in jail!"
   Officer: (winces again)

To Be Cragged was coined by Kevin Hines and inspired by Kevin Cragg's style of play in improv. After a scene in which Kevin Cragg cragged Will Hines for the first time Kevin Hines leaned over to Will and whispered "You just got cragged"

Kevin Cragg cragged numerous members of Primal Bias, but the term became more popular when Kevin Hines and others would cheer "Cragg!" or "Cragged!" during the New Team Skirmish part of The Project. Kevin Hines was often drunk while doing this.

While performing in the UCB show Cops & Robbers in fall 2009, his teammates discovered the existence of this term prior to their last show. When they asked Kevin Cragg to cragg them each individually as part of their last warm-up Kevin was unable to comply, explaining that one could only be cragged when the opportunity presented itself - not simply on demand - adding further that his craggs were finite in number "like ovarian eggs".

Kevin Cragg's favorite Cragg involved a scene where David Lombard delivered a long initiation starting with the phrase, "We had a party at the office..." the initiation went on and on detailing a long and complicated scenario. When David finished speaking Kevin Cragg merely remarked "You had a party without me?". David Lombard was "cragged" and broke in the scene and Kevin Cragg was pleased.