Told them to do something? You're kidding, right? If he told them to breath, the entire lot of them would be blue in 60 seconds or less.
What's the point of only one side playing the game? They posture stupidly, he postures stupidly.
It's not like it makes a difference; only the laws of probability make it a finite chance that this whole thing is not prearranged and choreographed.