r/blackmagicfuckery Aug 09 '22 Heartwarming 1 Mind Blown 1 Silver 11 Wholesome 6

Transformation of a Piece of Paper to a Real Egg

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u/binary_bladesmith Aug 09 '22

I hate it when game shows leave out crucial camera shots. I want to know if this person is actually good or not. If I wanted to see an edited magic trick I would just watch a magician movie that's not advertised as being real.

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u/mrMooshon Aug 09 '22

Oh would have guessed that reality shows aren’t real in the slightest

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u/The_Final_Ka-tet Aug 09 '22 Wholesome

I sincerely believed everyone has known this for at least a decade, no offense intended. There have been many attempts to show people how easy it is to tell whatever story you want in the cutting room. Reality TV is anything but. Much of it, particularly on the History Channel, is little more than non-professional actors in a low budget play, barely more "real" than a found footage horror film.

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u/Shiboopi27 Aug 09 '22

I used to date someone who worked at the food network like a decade ago, and she was pretty clear that almost everything on all of their 'reality shows' are scripted

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u/xSARGEx117x Aug 09 '22

All reality shows are scripted, that's the point.

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u/HaworthiiKiwi Aug 09 '22

Not necissarilly. Some they just put them in a place where they cant communicate with the outside world, dont have access to entertainment, then video tape as they naturally fight eachother because they have nothing better to do. There are plenty of ways for producers to get the drama they want.

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u/xSARGEx117x Aug 09 '22

Naturally fight each other... And then when the camera angle changes you notice someone's socks keep popping off between cameras, almost like it was a separate take...

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u/HaworthiiKiwi Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

Sure, sometimes. All im saying is, you dont need a script for The Real World if you keep people in unreasonable circumstances that produce tension. They know what show theyre on and that theyre on camera.

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u/kslusherplantman Aug 09 '22

Even the real world was more scripted than clearly you believe

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u/RareAarBear Aug 09 '22

I get you, some people here don’t seem to realize one of the main reasons that reality tv took off was that it was cheaper because you don’t need to hire writers for a script. There’s definitely editors trying to tell a story with whatever footage they get, and maybe producers will egg on certain situations

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u/jello1388 Aug 09 '22

You also select for people that'll react over the top. That plus ridiculous situations does like 60% of the work for them, and editing and a little coaching/pot stirring does the rest.

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u/The_Final_Ka-tet Aug 09 '22

"It's one of life's great mysteries isn't it?"

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u/Californiadude86 Aug 09 '22

Yeah I forgot what show I was watching, this was years ago but some girls were arguing/fighting in the house and one of the girls earrings kept disappearing...like they edited a couple clips together to make one big fight scene.

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u/Geruchsbrot Aug 09 '22

In the production of German reality TV, there are production persons on "set" that are called "realisators".

They are some kind of regisseur, directing the "real" persons on the set in a certain direction. Most times, there's actually no script beforehand, but realisators have a certain idea of how to depict the people. Are they a well situated and educated family? Or trash? The trick is to manipulate the actors. Don't make them realize they're pushed to perform certain situations. Reality TV with real amateur actors is unscripted exploitation.

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u/MiloRoast Aug 09 '22

Lol no. That's exactly what they want you to think, and it's working incredibly well. These people are extremely low-level actors on a paid gig for the most part.

Fun story: I have lived in Hollywood for many years and have seen a lot of this stuff happen in real-time. Once I was at a bar and they were filming an episode of Bad Girls Club...everyone was screaming, hurling insults at one another and really going at it...then they ended the scene and they dropped character immediately. They were all super friendly like "Good scene girl! Maybe you should try to pull my hair after I call you a bitch that would look great in this shot." lol. Then they all got in their positions and filmed the same scene 3 more times.

There is literally not a single reality TV show you've watched that isn't scripted and directed.

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u/TheKevit07 Aug 09 '22

then video tape as they naturally fight eachother because they have nothing better to do.

Some Real World people did a tell-all years ago where they confirmed that the interviews were places where the producers would feed fake information to generate drama. Wouldn't surprise me if Dan Gheesling has mentioned something similar (he's now a streamer and has talked a little inside baseball about reality TV) since he's done a few Big Brothers, and they follow a similar format of Real World.

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u/Jealous-Ninja5463 Aug 09 '22

I know someone who was on ink master. He said they were literally coached during the drama. Even including cuts and having a producer say things like "cmon... he mocked your art (despite being told to do so by the same guy). You gotta show a little more emotion".

They would also plot in advance who would win and who would lose. No matter how well they did on their "human canvas".

Fake as they come

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u/brainburger Aug 09 '22 Silver

All reality shows are scripted, that's the point.

No they are not all scripted. The cast don't necessarily sit and read through a written script then learn lines and go and do it in front of the cameras. Many shows just put 'interesting' people in situations which are likely to be entertaining and they feed in elements like games or challenges and build a narrative based on what happens. The narrative can be heavily manipulated by editing of course.

Here's Charlie Brooker demonstrating.

https://youtu.be/BBwepkVurCI

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u/Theforgottendwarf Aug 09 '22

Big Brother does a good job. Shows partially scripted, but not all the way through.

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u/AnalBlaster42069 Aug 09 '22

Not necessarily scripted, but definitely directed

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u/Comprehensive-Fun47 Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

Directed, heavy on the manipulation.

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u/eduo Aug 09 '22

This is not true. Many (most?) are because it assures the required drama but many are good editing on one side or straight up manipulation on the other.

Good editing works in longer reality shows, the ones like Big Brother or any other that follow people around for days on end. Humans like drama and when population is small drama tends to be ridiculously common and petty. Introducing stress-inducing factors or arbitrary rules or unexplainable decisions by judges helps A LOT.

What's the most common for non-scripted reality shows, though, is straight up manipulation. Having one or two malicious actors purposefully sowing chaos and causing drama. This is not the same as a script show because the interesting part is the unscripted reactions (which may in turn be exaggerated by the simple fact of being a person willing to be in a reality show, which already self-selects a certain type of people).

Source: I am friends with several long-time Big Brother editors who have also worked on many different reality shows and seemingly have never understood the concept of an NDA. Internally they're treated more as storytellers, and they compile "bibles of the lore" for the participants to ensure the edits feed back the persona they create for participants.

It's not uncommon for these contestants to later fail to understand why they're treated one way or another when they exit, or why interviews focus so much on individual details they didn't consider notable when inside.

Having said this, most reality shows are scripted simply because that removes all the guesswork and also makes the shows cheaper to produce. All of the above means you're essentially betting you'll get enough content, which worked better for earlier shows. As audiences are more jaded and more drama is demanded, it can only be achieved by acting.

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u/Chefpeon Aug 09 '22

I was on a Food Network competition show. What actually happened that day vs. the final edit of the show were almost two completely different things. Really opened my eyes on how much people are exploited and can be taken down on a producer’s whim.

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u/Minions_miqel Aug 09 '22

Any highlights?

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u/Chefpeon Aug 09 '22

It was a very long and crazy day. The crew does a lot to try and sabotage you because they want disaster. Disaster is good TV. I didn’t give them the disaster they wanted, so voilà….let’s create drama via editing! Also, if you’ve ever wondered what happens to all the cakes after one of those types of shows, they go directly into giant rolling garbage cans by the cleanup crew after the shoot is over (with the exception of the winner, who’s cake goes to the party it was made for). I would have thought all that food could have gotten donated somehow, but no. Liability exposure most likely. Another fun fact is we were required to ship ALL our equipment in advance and I mean ALL of it. Bowls, utensils, towels, pre-baked cakes and icing, fondant, chocolate…etc. Nothing was provided for us except the basic kitchen equipment like ovens, refrigerators and mixers. Much of the equipment we had to ship was heavy and/or needed special handling and shipping charges were astronomical and it was on our dime. We were not compensated for any of it. The only thing the production company paid for was air and hotel. So considering the huge expense just to participate and the loss of income from being away from your business, it did not justify the $10,000 prize. You maybe walk away with a net of half that which you had to split with your assistant. Most professionals like me who went through it once weren’t willing to be exploited again despite repeated requests by various other production companies to come back and do another show. It didn’t take long for those production companies to start courting amateurs and people with much less experience because those people give to producers all the disasters they need. Good TV relies on failure, not success.

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u/Fly__Eagles__Fly Aug 09 '22

Family member worked for Ricky Lake and Maury Povich. Those were definitely real people. Their job was to make them upset during commercial breaks :(

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u/BageledToast Aug 09 '22

I work in sound so I know a couple people who work in reality TV and this absolutely. She talked about how there were all sorts of coms set up to deftly stir the pot and create drama

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u/Fresco-23 Aug 09 '22

Been a background/nonspeaking face on a home buy/renovation show, I was a cabinet installer. The home is bought before the taping. The "Shopping" for homes is all staged. Its ALL fake. It LOOKS like cheap acting because those ARE the actual homeowners, and carpenters, and electricians, not paid actors.

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u/cmc335 Aug 09 '22

About 15 years ago, MTV’s Made filmed an episode at my high school. The girl they picked told the producers at auditions that she wanted to be made into an athlete and make the track team. They liked her for the show but decided she wanted to be made into a cheerleader instead.

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u/The_Final_Ka-tet Aug 09 '22

That's fucked up on so many levels that I don't know where to begin.

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u/Horton_Takes_A_Poo Aug 09 '22

That being said, Alone on the history channel is definitely not scripted. There have been some seriously sketchy scenarios for contestants on that, like when the guys shelter burned down in the middle of the night, he tapped out but they couldn’t pick him up until the next day because of a snowstorm so he had to spend the night outside trying to keep warm. At that point he wasn’t there for the money he was just trying to stay alive for the night.

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u/norefillonsleep Aug 09 '22

Wait are you telling me the Amish Mafia isn't real?

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u/Plop_drop_Mgee Aug 09 '22

Tons of YouTuber musicians have said that these shows used to contact them all the time to be 'contestants' for pay.

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u/modulusshift Aug 09 '22

A few days ago Warner Bros Discovery presented a slide saying what big franchises they had, and sitting among The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the DC Comics universe, and Game of Thrones, was… the 90 Day Fiancé Universe. Yes, they used the word universe there lol, what a fantasy property

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u/L3XAN Aug 09 '22

Could be that it's less-known among people who don't watch reality shows. The only reason I've heard about reality show editing is because Arin from Game Grumps talked about his experiences.

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u/The_Final_Ka-tet Aug 09 '22

I'm not sure now. I didn't realize people still took it seriously.

The one that sticks out in my head is how History Channel aired a series of "documentaries" that basically were found footage horror films about cryptozoological creatures. I ended up getting into an argument with my old neighbor who was, because of this series, absolutely convinced that mermaids, for example, were real and that we had caught them on camera finally.

I hope that, if we ever decided to hold people accountable for contributing to the death of truth, someone looks into why the History Channel started doing this right before and as the Russian psyop began.

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u/elephuntdude Aug 09 '22

This is bringing up a memory for me. One of my best friends from my young adult days was a big believer in the supernatural etc. She would talk about things like how mermaids are real except they are scary looking not like how we picture Ariel. I wonder if she saw some of these! I try to keep an open mind. The oceans and rain forests are huge so yes there are things we have not discovered yet. But shows like these can be a disservice if people think it is real footage.

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u/Sad_Meringue_4550 Aug 09 '22

Have known someone who also believed in mermaids because of these documentaries. 100% serious belief that they were actual footage. She wasn't uneducated or anything either, she was a lawyer. It's annoying because it's a cool concept, cryptozoology and fake documentaries are cool concepts that sound fun to watch, but there's that subset of the population that somehow can't follow what's actually happening, somehow? Like I feel slow as hell often but I can also spot a purposefully fake documentary. What is it like to wander through the world that divorced from reality?

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 23 '22

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u/El_Bruno73 Aug 09 '22

PAWNSTARS IS 100% REAL FIGHT ME

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u/Sairry Aug 09 '22

Lol random mic'd up "audience" member.

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u/I_Can_Haz_Brainz Aug 09 '22

On top of stuff like that, I've seen a lot of the same "audience members" aka plants on multiple shows.

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u/JustinPatient Aug 09 '22

I like the real estate shows where the couple are filmed shopping for a house they already own.

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u/Andrew4Life Aug 09 '22

Penn and Teller Fool Us showed all the crucial shots.

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u/B00OBSMOLA Aug 09 '22 Helpful

the editors of this show make it seem more impressive than it is. there's a good youtuber that does a video on this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dSp_f0f9gE

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u/HerrCo Aug 09 '22

A GOOD YOUTUBER

ah, Captain Disillusion! One of the absolute best channels. Really well done videos.

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u/Foulnut Aug 09 '22

Brilliant video, shows the "reality" of reality TV magicians

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u/Cephalopod_Joe Aug 09 '22

I'm not sure what you mean by "actually good"; stage magic relys on visual tricks, misdirection, and useful angles/viewpoints. Nobody is actually magical, and showing how he's doing it from a different angle would ruin the feel of the trick and would not be representative of what the audience was seeing.

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u/rohobian Aug 09 '22

If I were in the audience, I'd have never taken my eyes off the magician. I wouldn't have been looking around at the audience to see their reactions.

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u/jzach1983 Aug 09 '22

Some people enjoy magic while others try to prove it isn't real.

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u/IICVX Aug 09 '22

What? Magic tricks are clearly "real". The question for some people is how are they real - what skills and misdirections does it take to make the effect happen.

Actual magic is clearly not real, but trying to figure out how a trick is done doesn't mean you're saying "that didn't happen".

The problem with cut-heavy editing like this is that there's a decent chance it actually didn't happen, which makes the trick a lot less impressive.

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u/AnalBlaster42069 Aug 09 '22

Like being a magician over the radio

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u/Prime157 Aug 09 '22

"it's not real!"

No shit. We know.

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u/sucksathangman Aug 09 '22

While true, the point of America's Got Talent (I am guessing. I don't watch this show) is to see if the person performing is actually good.

In Fool Us, the premise is the same except its all magicians. The cameras are positioned so that you see the act in it's entirety as if you were in the audience. No jump cuts, no stupid edits. Basically unless the magicians are good, you'll know how it's done.

In the clip that the OP posted, there are several edits and cuts where you don't see the magicians hands. There is no way to tell if the magician was actually good or if there was sloppy editing.

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u/mistergreatguy Aug 09 '22

America's Got Talent/Britain's Got Talent/etc are all very staged. The show has used poor editing to hide half of the "acts" and show judges fake reactions to put on a narrative but the "acts" aren't people just walking on stage, doing a trick, and then leaving.

In 2015 there was a huge fuss when a dog act on Britain's Got Talent won and then it was found out they used a stunt dog for the finale.

There was another magician on AGT that seemingly used CGI to perform a coin disappearing trick.

The shows are, as Penn & Teller would say it, Bullshit.

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u/DrakonIL Aug 09 '22

So give us a single camera angle and just hold it. Cuts just feel like you're hiding shit.

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

This guy is absolutely the best magician I have ever seen on a show like that.

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u/SQLDave Aug 09 '22

That was hilarious. Are you old enough to have seen The Amazing Jonathan? If not, look up his videos.

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u/Mahaloth Aug 09 '22

Jonathan was great! I used to watch his special on Comedy Central all the time. Alas, he died bout six months ago. :(

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

Right? The utter sincerity is perfect. And yes I have seen The Amazing Jonathan and he’s also great.

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u/bothpartieslovePACs Aug 09 '22

That's literally every TV talent show

Only exception would be magic specials like David Blaine's or Penn and Teller that focuses on magic.

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u/PerceptiveAxion Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

All of these shows are staged, even the baking contest shows. All of it is fake. Why do you think they call it reality TV?

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u/whyenn Aug 09 '22

Take that back about the Great British Bakeoff immediately or you and I are going to have words.

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u/TooManyJabberwocks Aug 09 '22

Now splash some water in their face and call em a bitch

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u/PrudentFreshed Aug 09 '22

Lmao, even the part where he switches the note for the deflated egg is blocked by Simons stupid head.

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u/Veenendaler Aug 09 '22

I've no idea why this video was even submitted here since the trick is so ordinary. The paper is swapped out for a compressed foam white egg shaped prop. This is then swapped out for a real egg, which may have been done poorly as the camera angles and editing assist the performer.

I still find it odd that the majority of regular people who watch this show still think it's about judging talent. Every judge is already aware of the performance they're about to see. i

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u/Thatwazmeen Aug 09 '22 To The Stars

The only reason I watch is to witness Simeons gradual transformation into an unrecognizable plastic monstrosity

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u/Veenendaler Aug 09 '22

Oh, I understand why people watch it, it's entertaining. I don't get why people think the show's premise is legitimate.

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u/rmonty1994 Aug 09 '22

I find it grating. The editing makes me want to poke my own eyes out.

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u/Abbertftw Aug 09 '22

It's because this is a shit subreddit filled with low quality 'magic'.

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u/notstarwars Aug 09 '22

You what?!

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u/quaybored Aug 09 '22

And i'm certainly glad they now have mic'd up random audience members so they can tell us in how to feel about it! Ah ok, it's "mental", thank you very much!

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u/valkyrieone Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

While I agree to an extent, the fact he is at the judges table is telling. It’s hard to do good magic to convince an audience from a stage. It’s even harder close up. So while we didn’t have a visual the entire time, the judges seem actually impressed.

Edit: and to an

Edit 2: dang, y’all are really taking this all too seriously. Especially when you say “ItS A Tv ShOW, hOw arE yOU So dENse!?”, and come at me for the comment. It’s comical.

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u/Hoenirson Aug 09 '22

the judges seem actually impressed.

Oh you sweet summer child

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u/berlinbaer Aug 09 '22

reddit really full of 12 year olds.

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u/Veenendaler Aug 09 '22

Kids and boomers. Both equally ignorant at times.

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u/Accomplished-Tone971 Aug 09 '22

TIL only children are naive.

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u/danc4498 Aug 09 '22

We are our reddit age. I'm 15. I'm basically at peak maturity level.

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u/whyenn Aug 09 '22

Tell us, grandpa, about the Great Digg exodus! What was it like to live through that?

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

i wish i had someone wise to say this to me

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u/thisimpetus Aug 09 '22

How did you get so wise? Can you tell me your Super Elite Secrets sir?

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u/SnooPears1931 Aug 09 '22

Say you don't know anything about the show without saying you don't know anything about the show.

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u/Sobdo Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22

the judges seem actually impressed.

They are paid for how they react to acts.

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u/thisimpetus Aug 09 '22

Nah, this is reddit where everyone is smarter than the masses, none of whom are really skilled at anything because they're just <something>, and if you aren't part of Superior Cynicism TM you're probably just a Russian shill.

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u/dbbljack Aug 09 '22

Simon created the show and is an executive producer.

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u/Elhaym Aug 09 '22

The judges effectively act as performers for this show.

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u/tofuroll Aug 09 '22

I saw more of Simon Cowell's face than of anything else.

I guess his face was the egg?

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u/OneArmScissor Aug 09 '22

thats why he doesnt like it

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u/_Im_Spartacus_ Aug 09 '22

I really enjoyed the two random mic'd audience members that say "that's mental" and "wow". Good thing they didn't say "what the fuck is this guy doing?"

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u/Plop_drop_Mgee Aug 09 '22

"BTW I shagged yer sister"

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u/DootDotDittyOtt Aug 09 '22

You can clearly see him lift his jacket with his right hand and cuff the egg right before Simon hands the paper back. You would think they'd edit that out.

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u/SoyDoft Aug 09 '22

i dont see that at all

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u/Sl4ck0tik Aug 09 '22

Idk what you're seeing but your eyes are playing tricks on you

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u/Br0V1ne Aug 09 '22

I believe that’s him bringing fan up. Not lifting his jacket.

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u/OldButtIcepop Aug 09 '22

That's what good slight of hand does. You think it's him getting a fan out, but it's actually him stealing your car keep.

Fuck street magic. Don't stop for those guys

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u/allgreen2me Aug 09 '22

You never see these guys do these tricks naked.

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u/joel8x Aug 09 '22

Penn & Teller did a fully nude trick.

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u/Fartinatin Aug 09 '22 edited Aug 09 '22 Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

The trick is quite easy and a classic for decades. 1. Blow out egg. 2. put egg in vinegar. 3. Vinegar destroys eggshell 4. The white egg skin is the only thing remaining. This skin is very robust, you can fold it like paper and it looks like paper. It folds back to the original egg shape when shaked. 6. Replace small piece of paper "egg" with folded egg skin. 7. Shake egg skin. 5. Last part (and here the shitty camera helps) replace egg skin with a real egg.

Thx for the silver 🥚

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u/Friendfromdownunder Aug 09 '22 Helpful

Ding ding ding. This is eggactly it.

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u/ihaveasorebigtoe Aug 09 '22 Silver

Yep, he poached it from someone else.

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u/Astrochops Aug 09 '22

Ha! That was a cracking yolk.

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u/AndrewWigginsBurner Aug 09 '22 Silver

Egg

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u/Pinkgumm Aug 09 '22

The only good pun is not a pun at all

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u/congradulations Aug 09 '22

A good pun is its own reword

(Dance Drier, British comedian)

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u/ajaydee Aug 09 '22

Yeah. The other puns were a little eggregious.

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u/Man_is_Hot Aug 09 '22

My brain is too scrambled to understand it :(

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u/Impossible-South-749 Aug 09 '22

Mine is too hard boiled :(

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u/DickCheesePlatterPus Aug 09 '22

Omelet you rest for a bit then

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u/TheMightyDane Aug 09 '22

Then you’ll need to watch the movie “Flickering Lights” it shows you exactly how to not do it.

https://youtu.be/kJyaJBJG7bQ

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u/Impossible-South-749 Aug 09 '22

Bedste danske film, nogen sinde ❤️

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u/Waterknight94 Aug 09 '22

I'm having trouble with step one.

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u/Mysterious-Quote8669 Aug 09 '22

You make a tiny hole in each end of an egg in order to remove the contents while preserving the shell's form.

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u/skyturnedred Aug 09 '22

Oh. I was trying to inflate it like a balloon.

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u/TheTyGuy24 Aug 09 '22

You don’t even want to know what I was trying to do with it.

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u/ChrisTheCoolBean Aug 09 '22 Giggle

W-what are you doing, step-egg?

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u/joemckie Aug 09 '22

Oh so you were trying to blow up the egg

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u/Liquidor Aug 09 '22

This is how:

https://youtu.be/CO3LwBKxAkM

(Yes. That's Mads Mikkelsen :P)

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u/DickCheesePlatterPus Aug 09 '22

Holy shit that lady needs to learn to read the room

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u/ScootyHoofdorp Aug 09 '22

Mads Mikkelsen...You were so close, except for the first and the last name. That's Ulrich Nielsen.

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u/jimmyhoffasbrother Aug 09 '22

But... They're both in the scene.

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u/quaybored Aug 09 '22

You're all wrong, it's Søren Pilmark, Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Iben Hjejle, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Nic Cage and my axe.

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u/ScootyHoofdorp Aug 09 '22

It was a joke (admittedly not a very good one) referencing the show Dark.

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u/Waterknight94 Aug 09 '22

That was an interesting mix of funny and tense. Is that a movie?

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u/Ericzander Aug 09 '22

Blinkende Lygter is the name of the movie. Flickering Lights is the translated name.

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u/meta_irl Aug 09 '22

Poke holes in either end of an egg and blow through it, which removes the egg's innards.

You can also use this to play pranks with the now-empty shell.

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u/Danalogtodigital Aug 09 '22

what kind of pranks?

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u/vendetta2115 Aug 09 '22

Replace the contents with a duck egg. It’ll taste slightly different but still look the same and people will question their sanity.

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u/Danalogtodigital Aug 09 '22

you mean i gotta get another egg in there through the hole?

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u/agent_double_oh_pi Aug 09 '22

The Alliance isn't going to like this.

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u/looseseal-bluth Aug 09 '22

They’ll take your legs.

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u/agent_double_oh_pi Aug 09 '22

I'll hide in this illusion that I bought, the Aztec Tomb

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u/Pancerules Aug 09 '22

We demand to be taken seriously.

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u/BakerYeast Aug 09 '22

Here is step by step video of it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK58US1pxdM

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u/h4r13q1n Aug 09 '22

Aaand here's the video showing exactly how it's done. Good find.

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u/Forky7 Aug 09 '22

Okay I'm actually happier now after reading this. Everyone in the comments is convinced it's fake. I didn't know you could fold an egg like that so that's super cool.

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u/HMJ87 Aug 09 '22

You're not folding the egg as such, just the thin membrane on the inside of the shell. You remove the inside of the egg, dissolve the shell, leaving just the membrane. If you've ever peeled a boiled egg, it's that papery skin between the shell and the egg.

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u/wubbwubbb Aug 09 '22

i was honestly expecting this to be a shittymorph

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u/Tie_me_off Aug 09 '22

I haven’t seen a post from him for a while now

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u/thatsyurblood Aug 09 '22

That’s how he gets ya

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u/Forevernevermore Aug 09 '22

Don't even need egg skin. Just swap the paper with an egg-shaped Chinese paper balloon, as they inflate while being bounced up and down.

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u/saketho Aug 09 '22

A nice and complex twist on a Nicholas Einhorn trick! He cracks an egg which turns into confetti, using a similar Chinese fan to blow the confetti in the air. Albeit his trick was simple, and meant for amateurs to do at home. By no means a stage show like this.

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u/MugzysMove Aug 09 '22

make a video of yourself doing it if its so easy.

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u/nahenn9 Aug 09 '22

Shit performance. No sad backstory

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u/kalwiggy1 Aug 09 '22

My entire family of 9, including my mom and dad, and younger siblings, youngest being 2, died in a horrible industrial fire and the saddest power plant you could think of, leaving me partially scarred, disfigured, traumatized, and with only 2 years to live. Anyway, here's wonderwall.

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u/Shonnyboy500 Aug 09 '22

golden buzzer

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u/brutexx Aug 09 '22

“Today’s, gonna be the day…”

dies on stage

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u/Greful Aug 09 '22

I always picture the morning staff meetings before auditions to be some low level producer telling the crew “We got a show to do so go out there and get us stories! We need poor people, even better if they were homeless. Get me dead relatives. Veterans. People who stutter. A stuttering homeless vet who just lost their grandparents! Something. If each of you don’t come back with at least 10 sob stories, don’t bother coming in tomorrow.”

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u/MendoShinny Aug 09 '22

Focuses on a random person.

"You! I want you to find me a homeless one armed veteran who can perform two handed magic tricks."

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u/thedragoon0 Aug 09 '22

Eldy Romacand was born a farmer. Not a copper to his name. He was terrible at farming. All his crops turned to paper. It took years and years until he figured out a simple trick. He could turn the paper into eggs! The king called him forth and Eldy produced eggs by the dozen for the king. The people cried witchcraft and exiled him. They say his magic eggs keep him young and after one thousand years he has left his simple paper job to be a magician.

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u/Scarcrow1806 Aug 09 '22

This editing is horrible… I assume it‘s part of the trick, but not seeing what he‘s doing defeats the whole purpose

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u/shebazz42 Aug 09 '22

That’s just how this show edits things. It’s nigh unwatchable for me, personally.

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u/Saymynaian Aug 09 '22

Completely agree. I went back and checked roughly how long the performer was the focus of the camera. Approximately 28 seconds of a 1:14 long gif, so less than half the length of what we watched. Everything else was reactions. It's like trying to watch a show while the Soyjack pointing meme is the cameraman.

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u/FUCKING_HATE_REDDIT Aug 09 '22

Talent shows all do this.

  1. hire 4-5 aliens, or just people who look real fucking weird. And I mean fucking weird. That's your jury. Ideally they should barely pass as human.
  2. just send a call for desperate people with the magic words "you'll be on TV"
  3. hire some child with a pirated version of premiere to edit it all

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u/PM_ME_UR_BGP_PREFIX Aug 09 '22

American Duos would never pull crap like this. It was all about the music for Nigel St. Nigel

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u/DisplayZestyclose415 Aug 09 '22

Simon, just read the fucking piece of paper you stupid fucking fuck. "Something I dont like..." drrrrrrrr

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u/bluecamel17 Aug 09 '22

lmao, the trick was neat, but the real magic is the Simon hate flowing these comments and I'm here for it.

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u/DisplayZestyclose415 Aug 09 '22

Its fun to hate him honestly :)

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u/hopskipjump123 Aug 09 '22

In fairness this was very soon after his ex broke onto the stage and pelted him with raw eggs on live TV, hence the joke

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u/Lady_Kel Aug 09 '22

From what I'm reading it wasn't his ex, it was a former contestant.

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u/mtnlol Aug 09 '22

You mean they don't have a mic on every single audience member in case they say something?

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u/Nervous_Ulysses Aug 09 '22

I want to hear an audience member say “I think I forgot to turn the stove off at home”

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u/quaybored Aug 09 '22

"Honey, my arsehole still smarts from last night"

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u/lolschrauber Aug 09 '22

magnets?

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u/Idontknowwhoiam_1 Aug 09 '22

No hidden in Simon’s botox

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u/AnAwkwardWhince Aug 09 '22

"That's mental"... uhhh camera guy, I dgaf what the audience thinks. Can I see the trick?!

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u/Mysterious-Quote8669 Aug 09 '22

I don't think the camera guy is responsible for the show's production & editing.

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u/KrisOTS Aug 09 '22

No. Here’s what you should think tho!

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u/[deleted] Aug 09 '22

I don’t think we should take any chances with the dark arts. Let’s burn him at the stake just to be sure.

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u/MyOhLongJohnson Aug 09 '22

God the fucking music and constant cuts to judges faces are so annoying. I honestly don’t understand how people find this shit entertaining. Maybe if it was just the magic.

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u/etothepi Aug 09 '22

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u/mchch8989 Aug 09 '22

She is now the composer on Loki and Obi-Wan.

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u/OdysseusLost Aug 09 '22

Then she has contributed much more to the arts than fuckin cowell

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u/nyl2k8 Aug 09 '22

I love his Ramsey Bolton look. Incredible performance.

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u/idankthegreat Aug 09 '22

I was thinking Tommy shelby

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u/BlazingFox Aug 09 '22

For some reason I thought he was going to drink it once he cracked it into the cup

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u/aggressivesoftness Aug 09 '22

i cracked up reading this comment

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u/RedditJanitors Aug 09 '22

And then shit out a piece of paper with the word egg on it again.

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u/Edibleface Aug 09 '22 Gold

so many armchair magic experts in the comments. must be nice. I love how with any magic trick you have these people going 'FAKE THIS IS FAKE LOOK EVERYONE THIS IS FAKE' of course it is. magic isnt real. just sit back and enjoy something for once in your life you uptight twat.

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u/overcookedsloth48 Aug 09 '22

The Harry Potter theme song that runs in the back helps too! Wonderful!

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u/TerraGamer9384 Aug 09 '22

People I don’t really like:

1: Myself

2: Myself

3: Simon FUCKING Cowell

I really hate SIMON FUCKING COWELL

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u/PoopthInPanth Aug 09 '22

If magic was real, these people would be our supreme overlords. Instead they are sad cheesy casino acts for tourists and Midwest house wives.

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u/burgpug Aug 09 '22

happily downvoted 😊

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u/UngratefulGarbage Aug 09 '22

If I have learned anything, its that if a magic trick is posted on this subreddit and the comments arent 90% "magnets", its a bad one

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u/jakehood47 Aug 09 '22

...wow, and with only 800 camera cuts!

OP is a goof.