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wizardofsorts
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Really? I think I there is comedy potential in a spoon bending but I'm just stuck right now. Any ideas?
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Well, I suppose it might be funny if you were actually trying to use the spoon ie eating cereal or something.
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There's a potentially funny script waiting to be written about anything and everything so doing spoon bending is just as potentially a funny bit as anything else.

Like wise physical situations can be created that can be potentially funny with any object and a spoon is no different.

You say you're stuck and I know that sometimes good ideas don't come to the fore as easily as one would like ... but surely you must be able to come up with something to show us the kind of thing you might be looking for? Even a bad idea or thought is better and more helpful than nothing.

Just off the top of my head... you have a spoon and a fork which you show... put the spoon down and try and bend the fork but fail.. pick up the spoon to find that this is now bent... look back to the spoon and now somehow that is bent too.

Not the greatest idea in the world but unless you give us some idea of how you want to apply a spoon bending into your show it's hard to give any constructive advice or appropriate idea suggestions as we have no idea what might be appropriate for your needs.

At least throw us a bone if you want to get some help.

Cheers.
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There's a moment on the Mr. Spoons routine on the Knock 'em Dead video where he tries to bend the spoon against his forhead, then reacts to the pain as he's secretly bending the spoon.

Though for comedy you can't beat the Amazing Johnathan's approach of showing how it's done. "Just watch, it sometimes happens slowly sometimes it happens quickly." (Explosion off stage, he reacts to the explosion and bends the spoon at the same time) "Here look, there it is. Oh, you missed it? Well I can't do it again... I'M DRAINED."
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Gary T.
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Most awkward spooning I've ever seen (ba-dum-tsssh!)
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Almost the most awkward spooning I've ever taken part in, second only to last night... yeah my lame jokes probably don't help much
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My take on it (some day or years from now) will be to have one of my puppets do it.

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There certainly is enough ADULT humor in it . . . as my clients point out regularly.

I use forks, and when I have them "spooning" someone is bound to say . . . .

Also, if you do Chad Long's bend, ladies will often remark on that as well.

Bending down the first, third and forth tine was mentioned by Morgan Strebler

A spoon bends as one blows on it - the humor can go several different ways . . .

I like ending it with a paper balls over head, but using a crumpled fork, and turn it into a uncrumpled one.

Sometimes I have been known to give the bent fork to a wife and tell her to put it in her husband's front pants pocket if he gets out of line . . .

Ov course, you can always say it is your mother-in-law's silverware

So, in short, no, there is not much humor in it. *G* Sorry, I must have forked up.
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Oh, I almost forgot. You can stab your hand with it. Just make sure you bend it fast as your hand comes down or you could stab yourself for real. If you stab yourself in the chest w/o a swing, you can push the bent part between the buttons to hide it. (You do this while bending it).

I also like to say this is my favorite trick as I bring out the forks and pat my large stomach . . .

You can use loops and move it while snorting hard through your nose like that is why it was moving . . .

Oooh, oooh, you can take it and bend it on your toosh while you fart . . .ok, going too far, I know . . .

As you can see, I have very classy ideas.
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Oh yeah, have a woman stare at it like when she is mad at her husband . . .and it bends. Have her give a sex stare . . . too far again?????
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You could have a small magnet in your mouth, and put it in you mouth and lose a filling . . . .

You could have them choose a fork, mix it up with the other forks and find it like a card . . .

You could give them a knife to bend . . .

You could do a switch with a wimpy fork and bend it (they see the switch) but when they look at the original, it is bent too.

Use it like a hypnotist's watch . . .. you are getting sleepy . . .

Do the twist, hand it to them to hold, then get mad at them later for twisting it

You can (pretend) to take out a streamer from their ear by digging with a fork (use a TT)

It's real late (as you can tell), time to sleep. Hope there is somethin' hear that will help. G'nite!
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Pretend you've been eating garlic & your breath is so volatile that the spoon bends when you blow on it.
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As of some magicians you can check out:
John Archer - A spoon bending routine in his Educating Archer DVD, with a lot of gags built in.
Charlie Frye - Does a bit in the 1st Eccentricks DVD, the spoon bends while he mixes his coffee.
Levent - Did a very funny gag with a spoon in Masters of Magic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1CuB5B8eZ8&feature=relmfu

Obviously, these are very good places to start and get inspiration for your own twists and gags.

Best of luck,

Tomer
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Well... I wonder if the original poster has found anything here useful?

Or if they looked in to see?
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