Clips of the best and worst magic tricks from around the world. Featuring scary chair chaos in a cafe, and a car that disappears from right under its owner's nose.
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Prepare for a journey into the world of magic,
where eating can be done without any hands...
and quite often without any table manners.
So pull up a chair.
to Now You See It.
Isn't it great when you've got your favourite cinnamon skinny chai
frappe latte whatsit,
and then you see that one of the comfy chairs is free for once?
Yeah, just as I thought.
-Too good to be true.
And what better location for this sort of prank
than a room where every flat surface
holds a 16oz cup of scalding liquid?
-Who sat here?!
Who's sitting in the chair?!
Wouldn't it be great if Prince Philip did that with the throne
during the Queen's Speech?!
That boy's family know, don't they?
Imagine if these people needed therapy,
and the first thing they were asked to do was lie on a couch.
-Oh, I love this trick!
You pour liquid into the cup and then magically...
-the liquid vanishes.
It's a winner every time.
Ah, OK, so now the trick is to get out of there alive.
Here's Katherine from Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic.
She's clearly far too busy reading her magazine
to bother with the mundane task of using her hands
to pick up her grapes.
I suppose it's just as well she can do this...
Perfect for those times when you find yourself
in the hospital with both your arms in plaster.
Like, for example, when you've just thrown some fizzy drink
over a very large man. You know what that boy's thinking, don't you?
He's thinking, "I wonder what it would be like if a camel did that."
Well, this is a magic show, we can make things happen.
Here's what it would look like.
Basically, it would look really weird.
Aw, he's happy now!
If floating grapes blow your mind,
wait till you see the trick this time around in How Do They Do That?
I can't wait to see what's going to happen to this huge car transporter
with five, repeat, five cars on it.
They're just driving it to the front of the warehouse.
Oh, wouldn't you just know it?
There's a great big chequered flag in the way
just at the crucial moment.
Rule one of large-scale outrageous magic tricks -
never trust the sidekick in a hi-vis jacket.
Yeah, yeah, keep looking forward.
Keep looking at me, yeah. Don't look behind you!
And guess what, where there were five cars, now there are only four.
Let's check the maths.
Five cars went in and only four came out.
They've lost one!
Careless, probably... carless, definitely.
Oh, well. They've still got nearly all of them.
Perhaps the boss won't notice.
You're the expert, how did it happen?
Oh, it's... Aliens, mate, I don't know!
-Haven't a clue.
Yeah, that's right, just have a little look up there,
see if it might have slipped down the side of...
No. If you want to know how that trick was done,
and I very much think we do, all will be revealed later in the show.
Want to see some magic involving food?
Let's do that and let's call it Magical Food.
Here's Holly with a trick requiring some magic chocolates.
So, we're going to get started.
Here's the chocolate.
So I'm going to quickly cover the camera and it'll be gone.
Oh, can I just say? This screen's giving me hay fever!
I'm totally not eating it.
I'm totally not eating it.
MOUTH FULL: No, she's totally not eating it!
OK, let's just go onto another trick.
Now, a word of advice.
If you invite magician Yif round for a meal, expect the unexpected.
I've heard of people who play with their food,
but Yif goes that one step further.
You've heard of Super Noodles...
Well, these are super-duper noodles.
And of course the big advantage is, no need for chopsticks.
That's what I call Chinese food to go.
Want to see an illusion involving popcorn?
-Here's Pete Firman.
-I want to show you something with this popcorn.
Eh? First time!
Give it a try. Go on, have a throw.
-The pressure's on!
-That was in and out!
Oh! Killer. Try again.
Now, a crueller person would say, "How could you miss?"
But I'm not going to... I'm not going to say that!
I've actually got a sure-fire way of hitting this every single time.
See, you're trying to get the popcorn to your mouth.
That's wrong. Hold that for me.
What you need to do is this...
Oh, my God!
Eating with your mouth open like that.
Come on, Pete, pull yourself together!
But not all tricks go as smoothly as that,
as we discover in It Worked In Rehearsal.
Here's a man trying to sweep this woman off her feet.
To be fair, levitation is one of the more difficult tricks to pull off.
As you can see.
I love the way that having dropped the poor woman on the floor,
he still expects her to wheel the trolley away.
Here's Cyril Takayama in glamorous Rio de Janeiro...
and he's dropped his phone down the toilet.
Although if he's on my network, I'd say it's the best place for it.
Don't try this trick at home, you'll go round the bend.
He's gone so far down that toilet
he's found the Brazilian World Cup squad.
Yeah, little football joke that I don't quite understand.
Now she's going to have to go behind the tree.
Apparently, there's somebody else who can do that trick just
slightly better, which makes Cyril Rio's...
number two magician.
While we're on a roll...
Oh, remember the car transporter that was one car light of a load?
-How did it happen?
-Aliens, mate, I don't know.
-No, it wasn't aliens.
Here's the answer...
All they did was find a helium balloon life-sized replica
of a car that could be operated by remote control.
Imagine the traffic warden's face if you could just do this when he tried
to give you a ticket!
Also, brilliant for spotting parking spaces
on a busy Saturday in the city centre.
Look! There's one!
Here's Newcastle's top Tom Cruise lookalike,
revealing whether he's a glass half full or half empty kind of guy.
Brace yourselves, it's time for our Big Finish.
Peter Moretti is a trained magician,
so you know what I'm going to say here.
Even if you do have access to a double crossbow,
please don't try this trick.
But where's his glamorous assistant?
Ah-ha! There she is!
She's been cooking breakfast.
Something about this reminds me of Robin Hood.
I think it's because Peter looks like Maid Marian.
Those trousers certainly mean business -
the high-waisted leather business.
Now, is that wise? A naked flame near all that hairspray?
This couple share everything including, it appears, their hair.
Cripes! I wouldn't want to be at one of his birthday parties
when the cake arrives.
And now Peter's lining up six crossbows.
Each will fire an arrow that will trigger the next arrow
until a final arrow hopefully doesn't bring his career
to an abrupt end.
Oh, nice touch!
Now he's placing the apple on top of his hair,
so just six inches above his head...
What worries me is that he can't see anything
through that fringe, can he?
Now, that was a close shave, which he could do with, to be honest.
Bravo, Peter Moretti!
And that's it.
Like a remote-controlled helium car, I'm out of here.
Join us next time for more magical highs, lows and lows
on Now You See It.
More eye-popping magic footage from around the world with Mel Giedroyc as our guide, including scary chair chaos in a cafe, a car that disappears from right under its owner's nose and magician Yif who throws a dinner party with some super-duper-noodles. Packed with pranks and panache and a big finish you definitely shouldn't try at home.