Penn & Teller Fool Us 28th August
I’m not sure if I have missed any of these shows, but as the summer passes into a memory I find that the last show was nearly a month ago. I guess being so busy myself does mean that my TV watching has been limited – hey ho, at least I’ve been luck enough to be working.
So tonights show – well as usual I will be commenting in ‘real time’ as I watch the show with plans to ‘post’ my blog as soon as the show ends…
Here we go ….
Again …. “TV’s Own Mr Magic … Jonathan Ross” – oh come on guys…. Mr TV, Mr I Am, Mr Personality …. but Mr Magic!!!!
Enough, lets get on with the magic..
“A regular ordinary deck of cards …” come on guys that the best way to start?
The guys street experience really came across in terms of his attack and ”energy’ and the rather yukky plot was fun. I too suspected a deck switch so the solution ain’t as straightforward as it first appeared… AND it would have been better to allay the general suspicion of a deck switch in the actions leading up to the tirck. I’m thinking ‘Will Decieve‘ or some other such softly breathed preparation on all decks (which were not sealed).
(Hope my suggestion is well enough hidden for all but those ‘in the know’ to consider).
A 14 year old wiz kid….
Just had a suspicion confirmed both Lee’s and Jack’s intro videos had sequences filmed in Davenports.
Great effect…. Nicely done my son !!!!
Burned note to lemon-to-egg-to-walnut…. nice routine with multiple lemons. Shame that Jonathan Ross seemed to “steal” the best lines.
I used to do a burned note routine and watching Laura was reminded how commercial such effects are. I liked the routine and the performance.
Martin Daniels…. yes Paul’s son!
So a return to ‘classic illsuions’ presented with all the pomp and circumstance… surely this won’t fool the magical duo – I wonder how much the asrah fools audiences these days?
BUT the switch for Paul himself was a great twist and a lovely homage to Paul and what he has done for magic worldwide.
Great to see Paul on TV and being magical again – It’s where he belongs. The ovation by Penn & Teller and heart-felt comments given by Penn to Paul was great to witness.
So before the break Jonathan announced the ‘underwater’ trick Penn and Teller were about to perform.
I predict a tank, a card selection and a drowning!
Brilliant ! Such a great routine – masterful.
I wonder if there will be some who call in concerned about Teller’s ‘demise’.
What I’ve found interesting about this series is the obvious difference between ‘great’ and ‘good’. I mean methods are fairly standard but the ‘something’ that elevates the ‘best’ from the ‘good’ is what it is all about.
Just how to ‘up your game’ and ”get to the next level’ should be the desire of every professional performer.