Magic tricks from around the world. Featuring a human Transformer who needs to be seen to be believed, and Lu Chen doing magic with macarons.
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You can find magic all over the world.
In Japan... New Orleans...
We've got illusions on sand, and a kitten in hand.
Welcome to Now You See It.
Here's one way to get rid of traffic jams.
Get out of the road!
OK, just need to put the wipers on.
There's a magician stuck to the windscreen.
Ooh, that fresh 4 of diamonds smell is my favourite!
Keeping with the car theme,
it's time now to showcase a highly unusual skill as I exclaim,
"Crikey, you don't see that every day!"
One minute, it's a man in a weird costume...
the next, he's transformed himself into a truck!
When he's ill, I wonder, does he call an ambulance, or the AA?
This is one trick where you don't want a prankster
stuffing a potato in the exhaust pipe.
Let's be honest, you don't see that every day.
Cats, dogs, hamsters, gather round,
as it's now the part of the show we like to call Animal Magic!
And here's top American illusionist, Rick Thomas!
Pop the woman in the cage, nothing weird about that.
And a lovely straddle there.
Is this part of the trick, or is she asking for help in sign language?
Super scarf action.
Ooh, that's nearly a moonwalk!
They're absolutely loving this trick at the National Accountancy Awards.
I must say, Rick has some incredible dance moves in his back pocket.
I'm just wishing he'd bring them out and use them.
But I'm not sure he'd make it into the second week of Strictly.
Wow, I did not see that coming!
Tragically, neither did she.
Let's enjoy an even more impressive version of that trick.
It looks cute, but bear in mind that it's a savage beast
dragged from the ninth dimension.
And finally, a giant, genuine egg.
Although it was laid by the great 'Hen-dini'.
But what's going to be inside it?
This is the moment of truth, to see how many yolks is inside this egg.
Are you watching?
I really hope it's not a kitten.
Oh, my God!
No, you shut up!
You are having a laugh!
That's an egg!
There's an egg inside the egg.
Which leads to the age-old question, which came first -
the chicken, or the egg? Or the egg inside the egg?
Right, hang on... This is unbelievable.
That's just two yolks, an egg inside an egg.
I was hoping it was going to be like one of those Russian dolls.
I can't believe that.
I cannot believe it.
I think it's fair to say he can't believe it.
You saw it here first!
More food-based magic now, from the brilliant Andrew Mayne.
Can you take one off?
But first, he needs some personal artefacts.
Yeah, see? You want to be very careful with this, OK?
-You want to be very, very, very careful. All right?
-Because the thing is, is out here, shiny objects...
Here, grab my wrist. Grab my wrist, hold on to the wrist.
Yeah. Don't let go, don't let go of the wrist.
What did you do?
Now we have a problem, I told you you had to be careful!
-Maybe it's in the food, let's take a look.
-Oh, my God!
Open up, open up, open up!
Come here, let's go over here. Come here.
-You open this up...
Watch this... Open it up.
Your salad, here.
Let's just, you know what, just to be sure...
That's what I call a tossed salad.
Are you really serious?
That's not it. I got it, go ahead, stick your finger in it.
No, no, no...
Still no sign of the earring.
Do you have any other food?
No, all I have is-is my dressing.
All right, check that.
Dump it out.
This is my earring, covered in ranch...
-That's your earring?
Well, that's one way to persuade her boyfriend to nibble her ear.
Word of advice, if a stranger asks you to hand over your jewellery,
they might not always be a magician.
And now, we arrive at the point in the show where we say,
It Worked In Rehearsal.
This Russian street magician will perform for anyone who'll watch.
He craves the love and approval of strangers.
He's a lean, mean, leaning machine!
They're impressed. So far, so good.
But to win them over completely, he needs to go one step further.
So having succeeded brilliantly leaning over dry land,
he now confidently demonstrates his skill at leaning over...
Oh, dear! Quick, call the emergency services
for when leaning stunts go wrong.
Here's the operator waiting to take his call.
Now, magician Lu Chen is taking some Japanese people
into a popular high street bakery.
They can't believe it, two steak bakes for £1.50!
Now watch that piece of patisserie very carefully.
Amazing! Its reflection's pink but it stayed yellow.
Oh, Mary Berry wouldn't like this!
She likes all the bakes to be uniform.
I was like that after my first triple espresso.
What?! It's pink now!
Yeah, you're OK, mate, you finish it.
Here's a decaffeinated version of the trick.
Not only did it change colour, it's now gluten-free.
Time now for The Big Finish.
With the American master magician Criss Angel,
who this week is on his holidays.
Now I'm going to need a couple of people to help me out.
Hi, how are you? Do me a favour, go get somebody else,
I need one more person! Whoever you want, anybody at all!
Somebody right now! There she is!
Over here, and sign her hand for me.
Sign it big so everybody can see that.
Show the camera, Andy.
Now you have the camera, take it out of your bathing suit.
Can you record? To show everybody here, you guys!
Folks, there's absolutely nothing out on the water,
except for four jet skis going clockwise, right?
We have the Duke.
The Duke is a clipper ship, OK?
Over here, it's actually a sailboat, over here we have the Prince, right?
An ocean liner. Then over here, we've got the Caborey.
Uh, Chris, are you sure that's how you spell CABARET?
And last but not least, the Gorgeous, luxury yacht.
All of these ships have been all around the world.
Now what I want you to do,
is I want you to imagine yourself
being on one of these amazing ships, OK?
Get one ship in your mind, just one.
Visualise yourself on the ship, OK?
OK, you have it? On the count of three,
I want you to yell out what ship it is, OK?
-Everybody help me out, on the count of three,
you're going to say 1-2-3 with me, all right?
Here we go, on the count of three!
One! Two! Three!
-What is it?
Whoa. That is actually amazing.
Chris just transported that assistant
onto a 100 million cruise liner!
And to think, Lu Chen got the same reactions with a macaroon.
Join us next time for more cracking magic
that will drive you crazy on Now You See It!
We've got a human Transformer who needs to be seen to be believed, Lu Chen does magic with macarons, a Russian man's leaning trick goes wrong, we present what is possibly the biggest chicken egg in the world ever, and America's Criss Angel performs an illusion on a massive scale.