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Eric Lott
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Pretty simple here. What are your favorite tricks/routines with a sucker explanation?
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I love the classic comedy silk to egg.

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Mac King's goldfish routine.

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The goldfish is classic......

Anyone know if that's an original idea of Mac's? I know the aerial fishing has been around, and the carrot bit is an old gag, but when that fish squirts out of his mouth, it's impossible not to react....

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Vanishing coke bottle and produce a can of Pringles. I let people think the can is gimmicked and then open the can and eat a Pringle (I pour the Pringles in a clear container). My presentation makes it funny and the so called explanation is more implied. The idea of Coke to Pringles is from Martin Lewis.
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Quote:
On 2008-01-03 14:52, Eric Lott wrote:
Pretty simple here. What are your favorite tricks/routines with a sucker explanation?


The color changing silk is among my favorites.
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I use to perform with the Sucker Sliding Die.
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I wrote a sucker explanation for signed card to wallet that incorporates rolls several separate effects into one routine and ends with the use of a WOW gimmick and a transmorgrifier device. It always gets a great response.

You can read my handling/script here: http://www.medicine-in-motion.com/Files/......ript.pdf

This fits my style, but feel free to use the ideas if you like them.
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Torn & restored napkin.
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Here are my favorites. Sometimes it's hard for me to decide which ones to use, as I don't want too many sucker routines in one show.

1).Torn and Restored Newspaper
2).Sucker Silk to Soda Can
3).Silk to Egg
4).Tenyo's What's Next
Judge:How do you plead?
<BR>Defendant:I plead insanity.
<BR>Judge:Insanity?
<BR>Defendant:Yep. I'm just crazy about that stuff!
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I think magicians like sucker tricks and explanations more than audiences do.

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I LOVE MY BABCOCK BOX......ALWAYS AMAZING.
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Torn and restored napkin, used it in my show for years. Still plays well.
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I used to love to do Soft Soap, but when they stopped making detergent boxes like cereal boxes, it's hard to find a box the gimmick will work with
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I'm with Bill; such routines are tough to pull off. It's easy to come across like a jerk. First you ask them if they want to know the secret and then when they honestly say YES you give them an explanation they often can tell is a load of ####.
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Thanks, Suspectacts, but I think we are outnumbered. I really believe such routines are a large part of why magicians are held in such low esteem.

"See, the coin is gone; it goes through that little trap-door in my hand. You're an idiot."

"No, the die isn't in that side of the box, stupid!"

"Ha-ha! No, the egg isn't under my arm, jerk!"

"WOW! Look what I can do! Bet you can't do that!"

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On 2009-01-12 15:32, Bill Ligon wrote:
"See, the coin is gone; it goes through that little trap-door in my hand. You're an idiot."


I think this type of "explanation" has been done to death, and it's almost the right time to actually begin to surgically insert little trap-doors into our hands. Because we've lied to people in the past about our hand-trap-doors, they are not going to believe us when we actually DO drop the coin down the little trap-door. We have 'em where we want 'em!
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Hoppin spots is good because the audience thinks they're in on it until you do the moves.

The hippoty hop rabbits is a great sucker trick for kids.
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Just an update:

Today I had the trap door surgically installed into my left hand. Once I'm fully healed, I'll try it out and let you know how well it works.
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