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Welcome to a world of magic and delusions.
A place for instant camping,
and cutlery that's enchanting.
This is Now You See It.
Don't worry - he's damaged nothing important.
Now, before you try any magic trick,
you're going to need a wand.
Well, seeing as we're here,
let's go for three.
I'd suggest we give him a big hand,
but I guess he must already have one.
Either way, that was wand-erful.
Peter Valance has got amazing skills.
Though, on the downside, table 12 are having to eat soup with a fork.
HE BEATBOXES You don't see enough magic tricks
with obsolete music formats these days.
Although, in their defence, this act is a lot less impressive
when they do it with MP3s.
Ah, these guys really know how to throw a party.
How long did they say that cab would be again?
VOICEOVER: Mentalist Haim Goldenberg has gone to all the effort
of setting up a stall on his hols.
He's using his amazing mind skills
to guess the birth dates of everyone he meets.
What is your birthday?
-You're lucky today.
August 5, '87?
July 6th, '87.
Hmm, I'm sorry.
So he got it right, but he pretends it's wrong.
Of course, he wasn't born yesterday
and knows that they won't resist taking a peek at what his guess was.
-What is your birthday?
March 16. Not August?
-This is for you.
-Can I see what you wrote?
-If you ask.
-What did you guess?
-You want to see?
May 25th, 1968.
Be warned - guessing a woman's age
should only be undertaken by a skilled professional,
as it may result in physical injury.
Enough of shouting, "Why are they doing that?!",
let's now ask, "How do they do that?"
And if you've been keeping up
with your Hollywood superhero blockbusters, this one's for you.
We're going to see if we can find someone who can lift Thor's hammer.
Oh, it takes a lot of effort to lift a hammer - well, for me it does.
I hate DIY.
This is a replica of the Mjolnir,
the weapon of choice of the mythical Norse god, Thor.
But the only ting that looks "Thor" here
ith their hand ath they try to lift it! Hee-hee!
Wait, I just... It just moved!
Did it wobble?
You're a little worthy, you're like Captain America.
You're a little worthy!
Something tells me she's not really trying - nice boots, though.
But in comes the God of Thunder himself - and behold.
Now, this chap here reckons he knows what's going on.
Absolutely, yeah. Ha-ha. Hmm.
Prepare to be impressed.
Use both hands.
Bend your knees!
Ah, well. Keep watching, mate,
and we'll show you how it was done later in the show.
OK, it's time to showcase another of the best magicians on the planet
as we look at the magic of Cyril Takayama.
And Cyril seems to be on his holidays,
though that's meaningless when you're on 24-hour magic alert.
Can I show you something?
See, he can't stop himself!
Little lobster moulds here.
Follow me, follow me.
All right, so what did I make back there?
Check this out.
Perfect. You hold that?
Hold that, OK. Now, I want you to watch this. Watch.
If he's been hiding that down his trunks,
he is one very brave magician!
THEY LAUGH AND SHRIEK
If he can rustle up some lemon and a bib, I'll be very grateful.
-Al. Katie and Al.
For those who like their tricks like they like their coffee,
here's one that's scalding-hot, a bit liquidy
and costs about, ooh, £2.70.
You're going to drink that now, are you?
Well, we're going to do something kind of cooler.
Good thing it's double cup. We'll try.
I'm going to pour half into this one. Like that.
-OK? And are you right-handed or left-handed?
Take your right hand, take this one, and hold it, like, over your head.
Don't drop it, don't set it on yourself. Are you right or left?
-OK, some thing as her, hold that up over your head.
-Don't set it on your head - hold it over your head.
-You're going to do something here. Katie, you're going to go first.
What I want you to do is step this way just a bit.
Give you guys some room.
You want to step off the edge a little bit too, like over,
away from the edge.
Yes, Wes - make sure he stays off the road.
OK, what you're going to do is you're going to close your eyes
-and slowly turn in a circle.
-Try and make a perfect 360 with your eyes closed.
Give it a go. Give it a go.
Nice and slow, nice and slow. That's pretty good! OK, you're good.
All right. Good job.
All right, Al, you're going to try the exact same thing,
but I would go a little slower, that was pretty quick,
and you're close to the edge. So we'll go nice and slow.
He's drinking the girl's coffee
while his friend's got his eyes closed.
Al, you did a good job. Katie, you're going to do me one favour,
you're going to go like this and just turn it over.
-Turn it over?
Unsurprisingly to us, her cup's empty - but he doesn't know that.
Al, you give that a try.
-It's OK, you can handle it.
Don't pour cups of hot coffee over YOUR head -
it's a terrible waste of money.
-Should I throw it behind me?
-No, come on!
-I can feel it in there.
-No, you'll be fine.
-I just bought this shirt!
-Like a magician would.
Let's see that again. Brilliant!
We were the ones being fooled all along.
Daniel's arrived late at Glastonbury
and doesn't want to miss Ed Sheeran.
That was "in-tents"!
And here's a magical way
to put on some headgear.
Oh, maybe he should have been wearing a hard hat.
With great power comes great responsibility -
so I guess we'd better reveal
our superhero-themed How Do They Do That?
You'll remember that no-one could lift
the god of thunder's mighty weapon,
apart from this gentleman.
How was it done? Well, it's all rather simple, really.
Let's look inside the hammer.
Oh, yeah, you see,
that's the old capacitive touch sensor and Arduino setup.
Mm-hm. Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah,
and the solid-state relay. Yeah, I knew that.
Oh, I hope his mum didn't need that microwave oven!
Oh, yeah, of course - batteries, you shouldn't forget your batteries.
Ah, now, I understand that -
a fingerprint sensor,
so only the inventor could pick it up.
I think he sums it up best here.
Yeah, magnets that get turned off - if you're me.
Right, enough of human beings for a second.
Let's take a look at some animal magic for our big finish.
And here's a sentence you don't often hear.
I'm going to make four elephants vanish!
Yep, Criss Angel's going to make four sizeable creatures vanish.
And just to clarify, he means the animals -
he's not being rude about his American audience, thank you.
Criss has got a foolproof way of ensuring his audience stay to watch.
..that are handcuffing everybody to each other.
We have our human chain complete. Is that true? Everybody good back that?
Let's raise the back curtain up.
Elephants are perfect for magic as they're very easy to train.
Whenever you tell them something, they're all ears.
..of the curtain, creating an extra layer of impossibility.
Oh, good, I like my impossibility to come in layers -
like a magic Viennetta!
Raise up the front curtain - let's do this bad boy!
Raise it up.
Raise it up. Kristin, wave to me.
The only way they could get out of there is flying,
and while I've seen a horse fly and even a house fly,
I ain't never seen an elephant fly!
There's a peanut. There you go.
There's a peanut. There you go. Are you ready?
Now, that's what I call a dazzling trick.
The four elephants, by the way, are absolutely fine.
I've no idea what happened to the four elephant handlers, however,
who also vanished.
Oh, well. Got to run.
There's a very angry man from the zoo on the phone.
Join us again for more Now You See It.
Ooh, time for me to disappear.
Like a magician would!