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The Lost Car

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,

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where eating can be done without any hands...

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and quite often without any table manners.

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So pull up a chair.

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Welcome...

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to Now You See It.

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Agggh!

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Isn't it great when you've got your favourite cinnamon skinny chai

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frappe latte whatsit,

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and then you see that one of the comfy chairs is free for once?

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-Roar!

-Agggh!

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Yeah, just as I thought.

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-Too good to be true.

-Roar!

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And what better location for this sort of prank

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than a room where every flat surface

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holds a 16oz cup of scalding liquid?

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-Who sat here?!

-Agggh!

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Who's sitting in the chair?!

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Wouldn't it be great if Prince Philip did that with the throne

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during the Queen's Speech?!

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That boy's family know, don't they?

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Agggh!!

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Imagine if these people needed therapy,

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and the first thing they were asked to do was lie on a couch.

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-Street magic.

-Oh, I love this trick!

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Aggh!

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You pour liquid into the cup and then magically...

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-the liquid vanishes.

-Agggh!

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It's a winner every time.

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Huh!

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Ah, OK, so now the trick is to get out of there alive.

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Here's Katherine from Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic.

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She's clearly far too busy reading her magazine

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to bother with the mundane task of using her hands

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to pick up her grapes.

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I suppose it's just as well she can do this...

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Perfect for those times when you find yourself

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in the hospital with both your arms in plaster.

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Like, for example, when you've just thrown some fizzy drink

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over a very large man. You know what that boy's thinking, don't you?

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He's thinking, "I wonder what it would be like if a camel did that."

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Well, this is a magic show, we can make things happen.

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Here's what it would look like.

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Basically, it would look really weird.

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Aw, he's happy now!

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If floating grapes blow your mind,

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wait till you see the trick this time around in How Do They Do That?

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I can't wait to see what's going to happen to this huge car transporter

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with five, repeat, five cars on it.

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They're just driving it to the front of the warehouse.

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Oh, wouldn't you just know it?

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There's a great big chequered flag in the way

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just at the crucial moment.

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Rule one of large-scale outrageous magic tricks -

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never trust the sidekick in a hi-vis jacket.

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Yeah, yeah, keep looking forward.

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Keep looking at me, yeah. Don't look behind you!

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And guess what, where there were five cars, now there are only four.

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Let's check the maths.

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Five cars went in and only four came out.

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They've lost one!

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Careless, probably... carless, definitely.

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Oh, well. They've still got nearly all of them.

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Perhaps the boss won't notice.

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You're the expert, how did it happen?

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Oh, it's... Aliens, mate, I don't know!

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-Aliens?

-Haven't a clue.

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Yeah, that's right, just have a little look up there,

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see if it might have slipped down the side of...

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No. If you want to know how that trick was done,

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and I very much think we do, all will be revealed later in the show.

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Want to see some magic involving food?

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Let's do that and let's call it Magical Food.

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Here's Holly with a trick requiring some magic chocolates.

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So, we're going to get started.

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Here's the chocolate.

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So I'm going to quickly cover the camera and it'll be gone.

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Oh, can I just say? This screen's giving me hay fever!

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Achoo!

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I'm totally...

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I'm totally not eating it.

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I'm totally not eating it.

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MOUTH FULL: No, she's totally not eating it!

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OK, let's just go onto another trick.

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Now, a word of advice.

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If you invite magician Yif round for a meal, expect the unexpected.

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I've heard of people who play with their food,

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but Yif goes that one step further.

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You've heard of Super Noodles...

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Well, these are super-duper noodles.

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And of course the big advantage is, no need for chopsticks.

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That's what I call Chinese food to go.

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Mmm.

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Want to see an illusion involving popcorn?

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-Here's Pete Firman.

-I want to show you something with this popcorn.

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Watch.

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Eh? First time!

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Give it a try. Go on, have a throw.

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-The pressure's on!

-That was in and out!

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Oh! Killer. Try again.

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That's, no...

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Now, a crueller person would say, "How could you miss?"

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But I'm not going to... I'm not going to say that!

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I've actually got a sure-fire way of hitting this every single time.

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See, you're trying to get the popcorn to your mouth.

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That's wrong. Hold that for me.

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What you need to do is this...

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Oh, my God!

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Aghhh!

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That's disgusting!

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Eating with your mouth open like that.

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Come on, Pete, pull yourself together!

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But not all tricks go as smoothly as that,

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as we discover in It Worked In Rehearsal.

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Here's a man trying to sweep this woman off her feet.

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To be fair, levitation is one of the more difficult tricks to pull off.

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As you can see.

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I love the way that having dropped the poor woman on the floor,

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he still expects her to wheel the trolley away.

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Here's Cyril Takayama in glamorous Rio de Janeiro...

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and he's dropped his phone down the toilet.

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Although if he's on my network, I'd say it's the best place for it.

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Don't try this trick at home, you'll go round the bend.

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He's gone so far down that toilet

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he's found the Brazilian World Cup squad.

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Yeah, little football joke that I don't quite understand.

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Now she's going to have to go behind the tree.

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Apparently, there's somebody else who can do that trick just

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slightly better, which makes Cyril Rio's...

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number two magician.

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While we're on a roll...

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Oh, remember the car transporter that was one car light of a load?

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-How did it happen?

-Aliens, mate, I don't know.

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-Aliens?

-No, it wasn't aliens.

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Here's the answer...

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All they did was find a helium balloon life-sized replica

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of a car that could be operated by remote control.

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Simple.

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Imagine the traffic warden's face if you could just do this when he tried

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to give you a ticket!

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Also, brilliant for spotting parking spaces

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on a busy Saturday in the city centre.

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Look! There's one!

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Here's Newcastle's top Tom Cruise lookalike,

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revealing whether he's a glass half full or half empty kind of guy.

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Magic!

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Tragic!

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Brace yourselves, it's time for our Big Finish.

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Peter Moretti is a trained magician,

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so you know what I'm going to say here.

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Even if you do have access to a double crossbow,

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please don't try this trick.

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But where's his glamorous assistant?

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Ah-ha! There she is!

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She's been cooking breakfast.

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Something about this reminds me of Robin Hood.

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I think it's because Peter looks like Maid Marian.

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Those trousers certainly mean business -

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the high-waisted leather business.

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Now, is that wise? A naked flame near all that hairspray?

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This couple share everything including, it appears, their hair.

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Cripes! I wouldn't want to be at one of his birthday parties

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when the cake arrives.

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And now Peter's lining up six crossbows.

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Each will fire an arrow that will trigger the next arrow

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until a final arrow hopefully doesn't bring his career

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to an abrupt end.

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Oh, nice touch!

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Now he's placing the apple on top of his hair,

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so just six inches above his head...

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DRUMROLL

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What worries me is that he can't see anything

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through that fringe, can he?

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APPLAUSE

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Now, that was a close shave, which he could do with, to be honest.

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Bravo, Peter Moretti!

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And that's it.

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Like a remote-controlled helium car, I'm out of here.

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Join us next time for more magical highs, lows and lows

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on Now You See It.

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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.