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Topic: Magic tricks with Rocky Raccoon
Message: Posted by: jc_dovemagician (Oct 9, 2005 08:31PM)
I am looking to add spring animal to my show but I don't know of any good magic with rocky
Message: Posted by: KyletheGreat (Oct 10, 2005 09:38AM)
It does not require magic. I along with many others, use rocky effectively without doing a trick with him. I produce him from my square circle, but do not do any tricks with him. I just let the jokes and the comedy roll with the prop. It is a lot of fun to use!

Now, for inspiration you may want to check some of David Williamson's stuff out, he does a hillarious card trick with rocky and about 4 spectators!
Message: Posted by: WayneNZ (Oct 10, 2005 10:46AM)
A few versions of the Zig Zag Rocky are around.
I have one and like it.
Message: Posted by: mrmystic (Oct 20, 2005 05:34PM)
You can do a strike vanish with coins or other objects, tell him to give it back and make things reappear.
I do impressions with mine. Put him on my head and call my self Daniel Boone.
Put him to your stomach with the spring compressed and ask if they ever say ALIEN, then slowly let him spring through your hands.
Message: Posted by: Sammy the Kid (Oct 21, 2005 12:39AM)
I just completed a mini-asrah levitation for Rocky. After I go through a card location and a comedy routine, Rocky levitates under the cloth and then vanishes in mid air.

Sammy the Kid
Message: Posted by: Bilwonder (Oct 25, 2005 02:42AM)
I've used the routine described in the "Magic Menu" called "Rocky Does It!" (See the first Volume page 296).
It uses Rocky to find a card in a hat.

Some use him in a vanish (ala "Tear Apart Vanish")

You could Drop him down a Botonia tube to transform into a boquet.

I just had a thought you might try...Shove him thru a spectators body using a method similar to Tony Clarks "Bottle thru Spectator"...It would take some adapting to figure out the details....

You could tie a ribbon with a bow around his neck and have him appear with a previously borrowed object tied to it.

Abbott's sell's "splitting a hair"...perhaps you could do a "multiplying Rocky" routine.

Use him in a arm chopper instead of someone's arm....

You could do any number of "Mind Reading" magical effects with him. Give him a pencil.

Make a strait Jacket for him...

or me...

enough for now....
Message: Posted by: nathanallen (Oct 25, 2005 02:49PM)
I use a stadleman's (?) livestock vanish with rocky, after the intro / basiccomedy moves. lots of fun by-play... use Mission Impossible Theme and the absurd Dramatic Serious routine is funny. I announce that Rocky will escape the razor sharp sword... as I pull out a dull wooden dowel. With much "Copperfield-esque" eyebrow action and dramatic moves, rocky disappears (under the tablecloth)... box shown empty... and object under cloth is not rocky as they thought... fruit, bottled water etc.
Message: Posted by: leftytheclown (Nov 4, 2005 02:41PM)
I think Jim Pace had a video on spring animals and he did a coin trick using the David Williamson vanish to show that Rocky ate it. He then traced the coin down Rocky's body...you know where this is going. I have toyed with idea of putting magicians wax on the nose and having Rocky "find" the chosen card. Good luck.
Message: Posted by: Harry the Clown (Nov 15, 2005 04:53AM)
What A great idea Bilwonder put your raccoon in a arm chopper!
Why didn't I think of that earlier!!!
Message: Posted by: God-glorified (Nov 15, 2005 03:13PM)
Do a zombie routine with him.......(hey if you like the idea I'm sure you'll figure it out)
Message: Posted by: Daniel Faith (Nov 19, 2005 09:20PM)
I modified my Rocky with a small magnet behind and under his nose.
PM me if you want to know more.Way more versatile and realible than wax.
Now he can pick up Steel coins, shimmed cards, etc,...
I have also sewed in the back of my jacket a strong magnet.Rocky gets away from
me and he easily sticks to my back (magnet to magnet). I can't find him for awhile and when I finally do I have lots of trouble getting him off. The kids go nuts!

I also have a zig zag rocky illusion. Do it to music just like a large illusion.
Use an air of danger with it.

Jim Paces video called Spring puppets is very useful to get you started.
Message: Posted by: isaacfawlkes (Nov 27, 2005 10:00PM)
I have used Rocky with a spirit slate as a mind reading effect based on Harry Anderson's Dybuck from The book "Wise Guy".

I have also used him with the Mind Reading Teeth box.

Message: Posted by: jkvand (Nov 28, 2005 08:44PM)
I also have a zigzag Rocky illusion, I hadn't thought of using music with it -great idea, Daniel! I'm thinking of routining it with music, and adding in some comedy snippets during each phase of the trick, as though Rocky got involved in editing my soundtrack. Examples I've come up with so far are to play portions of the following songs at the appropriate time, as though Rocky were thinking them:
Do you really want to hurt me? -Culture Club
Cuts like a knife -Bryan Adams
Pieces, pieces, pieces of me -Ashlee Simpson
Any other ideas on what Rocky might add in to the sound track for some comedy?
Message: Posted by: magicjoe (Dec 5, 2005 03:39PM)
I rly should use my Rocky more often.
I just havnt practiced it enough
Message: Posted by: The Cardfather (Dec 18, 2005 05:02PM)
Me: Hey Rocky how about helping me with a trick?
Rocky: (nods yes)
Me: Okay, how about if I make you disappear?
Rocky: (Nods no)
Me: Okay, how about if I make the audience disappear?
Rocky: (Nods emphatically yes)
Me: I need the audience to count with me, 1, 2, 3! (put plastic cup over Rocky's head.)
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Dec 19, 2005 08:17AM)
The Cardfather - I love it...and I'd love to use it! Is it yours?
Message: Posted by: The Cardfather (Dec 19, 2005 02:32PM)
I'm pretty sure it's original. I've only seen Dave Williamson do a Rocky routine, I don't think he does anything similar. I don't think it was from the booklet that came with Rocky. If anyone knows differently, let me know. Anyways, I don't mind if you use it. good luck, Rick
Message: Posted by: broothal (Dec 19, 2005 03:28PM)
It is indeed in the booklet that comes with the original Rocky.
Message: Posted by: The Cardfather (Dec 19, 2005 07:22PM)
I felt like it came from somewhere, just couldn't put my finger on it. thanks. I guess all who purchase Rocky are free to use the material.
Message: Posted by: harris (Dec 20, 2005 03:56PM)
If you have an extra old one, how about cut and restored Rocky Tail.

Message: Posted by: cougar261084 (Oct 4, 2006 03:47AM)
I make him vanish (eat) a coin and then produce it from his ass
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Oct 4, 2006 03:54AM)
Your raccoon owns a donkey?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hoffman (Oct 5, 2006 01:29AM)
I have some fake poo and after the kids feed rockey his treats he shakes and has an accident
Message: Posted by: sniper1 (Oct 5, 2006 07:05PM)
Ok how about this one

you calim that rocky is psychic and can read minds

tell spectator to hold out something in his hand { lots of byplay here , waiting while covering rockys eyes ect ect

tell spectator to put object back in his pockets , and concentrate on what he was holding earlyer . rocky goes into a fit ect ect . then he tells you something in you ear ( williamsons feeding move ) and then you just turn to spectator and tell him something along the lines of " he just told me that you were holding a bunch of keys , or whatever he was holding "

always manages to get a good belly laugh
Message: Posted by: harris (Oct 6, 2006 11:07AM)
Bob, (my rocky) loves to drink coffee. Previous vanish of a card, hankerchief, .... the item could be found by the puppet as he lifts his head out of the cup.

I used to use a stryofoam cup(white) until I was at an event where they served "Starbucks". Now we use a recognized brand although one could use a sharpie to write your own brand..such as "Nearly Normal Coffee"(used by this as branding in patter, hats, ....

Maybe he should switch to decafffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffe.

Message: Posted by: Magicmike221 (Nov 8, 2006 11:28PM)
Daniel Faith I Love the idea of the "magnet to magnet"(Disappearing rocky)