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Ping Pong Balls for Breakfast

Clips of the best and worst magic tricks from around the world. Mel answers the question 'If a dog could do magic, what trick would it do?'.


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Anything is possible in the world of magic.

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You can make yourself disappear.

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Cut down on cooking time.

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Ping-pong balls for breakfast.

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And best of all, baffle a traffic warden.

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Welcome to Now You See It.

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Max Somerset hasn't just parked illegally,

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he also seems to have stolen Doctor Who's jacket.

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-What is it this time?

-You haven't paid and displayed, sir.

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I haven't paid and displayed?

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-No.

-But I put money in there, I've got it until 13.05.

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I'm sorry, sir, no, no, if you pay and display, then you would have

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a ticket. You don't have no ticket. I'm sorry, sir.

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-How much is one of these?

-That's £50, sir.

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£50? Oh, you're absolutely right.

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It is £50.

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Thanks very much indeed, I appreciate that.

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Thank you, let your Chief Warden know that I am very grateful.

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I appreciate that. I suppose I won't be needing this. Thank you so much.

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On the downside, he did get a £100 fine for littering.

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Would you perform a handstand on top of a wobbly pile of old bits

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of plastic? Of course not.

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You'd fall off. So would I.

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This boy doesn't.

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He performs the handstand with no problem whatsoever.

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Ta-da!

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And then he falls off.

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On the plus side, he does win the award

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for most premature use of the phrase...

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Ta-da!

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Money Fun now, and here's Spider-Man paying his lunch bill.

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And who wouldn't want to be able to do this trick?

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Finally, here's some people chasing a fiver,

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so they can hand it in to the police, I expect(!)

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The key here is to chase the money while retaining your dignity.

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"Honestly, it just fell out of my purse and blew into your hand."

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He really wants that money.

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But not as much as this guy.

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Time now to enjoy the work of master illusionist Andrew Mayne.

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I want to take a picture of you and your car.

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This girl loves her car and spends thousands of dollars on it.

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It's her pride and joy.

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And if anything was to happen to it,

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to use her own words, she'd "have a meltdown".

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You know what I think we need to do here,

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ever heard of wax voodoo therapy?

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No.

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-Does this look familiar?

-Yeah.

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-Does it look like your car?

-Yes.

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What I want to try to do is I want to take all the negative energy...

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-OK.

-..and put it right into this little car.

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-OK.

-Take your left hand, hold on to the pen.

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All right?

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Hold it out here. All right.

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Don't let go. We're going to melt all that negative energy away.

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This is going to be the last meltdown about this car.

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Good, I'm glad.

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Make sure you don't get that on my shoes.

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Not sure getting wax on your shoes

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is the worst thing that could happen here.

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So there you go, the last meltdown.

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Well, not the LAST meltdown.

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-SHE GASPS

-Oh, my God!

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It looks like THAT is the last meltdown.

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I can't look at it like this.

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You CAN look at it like this, you just can't DRIVE it like this.

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Still, it's only a car.

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As we all know, three is the magic number

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and here's three magical tips for healthy eating.

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No need to eat more fruit. Just eat the same fruit over and over again.

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Ping-pong balls for breakfast.

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Get plenty of protein.

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Yummy.

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And if you don't enjoy eating healthy food,

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just do this to it first.

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Interestingly, over the years, my Granny Smith got smaller.

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She is 83 and 4ft 6 now.

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Here's six-year-old Gagan Satish

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who likes nothing more than roller-skating

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under very low things.

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Don't try what Gagan is doing.

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He's a trained Guinness World Record holder

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and this was a fully supervised stunt.

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That was the traditional very low pole.

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Now he's going to attempt to go under a line of 4x4s.

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Well, it's one way to check for oil leaks.

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Nobody knows what that boy's going to do next.

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His career's in limbo(!)

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Let's welcome wonderful Copenhagen-based magician Dogzini.

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He's a Great Dane! Sorry(!)

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Dogzini is a brilliant performer, but a word of warning -

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don't get too close to him.

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Not because you'll see how the magic's done,

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he just has REALLY stinky breath.

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His best trick is pulling a rabbit out of his hat

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and then chasing it for 20 minutes.

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Now, this will be brilliant.

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He's going to make that lighthouse disappear.

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Hang on, all he's done is swipe his phone to a different photo.

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That's not much of a...trick?!

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Vanishing a lighthouse is all very well

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but here's a more practical use for your magic skills.

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Please let that be my street.

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Now, I promise, this trick does involve more than just a random bloke chewing gum.

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The worst part is, he found that gum stuck under the balcony railings.

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This is what I'd call a hat trick.

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What's even more impressive

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is that there's a rabbit in that hat as well.

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-Here's what I want you to do, I want you to pick any card.

-OK.

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Now, I want you to write your name

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and the first six digits of your phone number on it.

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Magician Stuart Edge is going to some extreme lengths to get

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this girl's phone number.

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I want you to put that card anywhere you'd like in the deck right there.

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OK, Rachel.

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If the leather jacket with shirt and tie hasn't put her off yet,

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then nothing will.

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Where did he go?

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Best not to try doing magic tricks in front of oncoming vehicles.

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Stuart may have terrible fashion sense, but he is a trained magician.

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Is she amazed or is she just looking for a taxi

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to get the heck out of there?

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Is this your card?

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Oh, too late. Guess who's back?

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Now, that's what I call a pick-up truck!

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Magic really does light up your life sometimes.

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Oh, great, my favourite subject - food.

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I've seen a lot of magic tricks but he takes the biscuit.

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Well, he sort of takes the middle bit of the biscuit. Yeah.

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Time now for our big finish.

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You can never find a Rubik's Cube when you need one, can you?

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Thankfully, magician Yip has the perfect solution for all of your

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puzzle-based needs.

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THEY CONVERSE IN OWN LANGUAGE

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What's he doing? This isn't like when the baddie tries

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to take out Indiana Jones' heart in the Temple of Doom, is it?

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THEY SHOUT

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Amazing! It takes real talent to pull something

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THAT 1980s out of a T-shirt.

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For his next trick,

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he's going to pull an Atari out of some legwarmers.

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Yeah, that's all well and good but what would actually be much more

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impressive is if he could...solve it?

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Oh, right, well, yeah. Fair enough.

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Remember, always put things back where you found them,

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just to freak people out that little bit more.

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Join us next time

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for more magical snacks,

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tablet hacks

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and floating hats,

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on Now You See It.

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In this show we finally answer the big question 'If a dog could do magic, what trick would it do?'. We turn traffic wardens into a tizzy, take limbo rollerskating to new heights and twist an eye-popping illusion involving a Rubik's Cube and an ordinary T-shirt. But is that all? Of course not - we've also got spinning hats, a motorcar meltdown and people who really want to get their hands on a floating fiver. And Mel Geidroyc!