This Magic Smells a Bit Fishy Now You See It


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This Magic Smells a Bit Fishy

Magic tricks from around the world. Featuring big tricks involving cars full of fish and trucks that drop from the sky.


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On today's show, cats that magically arise...

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doughnut surprise...

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and incredible office supplies.

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Wow! We've got great magic, amazing stunts,

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and earth-shatteringly weird stuff.

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Ooh, scary!

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Welcome to Now You See It.

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Tinted sunglasses are magic.

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They can turn the grimmest of settings into something

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beautiful and exotic.

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Aloha!

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These glasses are even more impressive.

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SHOUTING

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This guy's amazed.

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Imagine how excited he'll be

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when he hears about contact lenses.

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Stop making a spectacle of yourself!

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Normally, it's catch it, bin it, kill it.

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But magicians tend to go with a more showbiz catch it, bounce it,

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make an elaborate origami swan from it.

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Back to this guy, who can do so much more than magic up sunglasses.

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He can do tricks with tissue paper, too.

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Though the end results seems to be sunglasses again.

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LAUGHTER

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You could call these optical illusions.

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Now, who should a wife turn to when her hubby's hobby's driving her mad?

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Marriage guidance counsellor, a close friend or relative?

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No, magician Andrew Mayne, of course!

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Here to stop one husband from spending all his time fishing.

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Nothing yet? Not yet, no.

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I could fix that for you...

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..by bringing the fish to you.

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What?

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How did you do that? I don't think that's enough.

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I think...

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He's turned the petrol tank into a fish tank.

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No! I'm bringing the ocean to you

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so you don't have to go fishing any more.

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Now I'm getting scared of what's going on!

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Here's the point, Jurgen.

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Your wife feels like she's drowning.

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Seriously, what is going on to my car right now?

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This chap doesn't know whether to call the AA or the coastguard.

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You have enough fish for a lifetime!

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How...? This is what she wanted!

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No, this is not what I wanted.

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Let me air it out for you!

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Woo! And it was at this point that the fishing fan told Andrew that

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that was actually a hire car.

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Over to France where the kids attend school on a Saturday.

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Presumably, that's where they learn advanced creepy telekinesis skills.

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Very continental and thankfully not on the curriculum over here.

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LAUGHTER

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Ah, the joyous sound of nervous laughter from petrified adults.

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HE SPEAKS IN FRENCH

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Everyone's impressed, except the waiter,

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whose tip she's messing with.

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Oh, there he is.

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Oh, hang on!

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Stop looking at me like that!

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Kids plus magic equals trouble.

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But what about animals?

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Let's take a look in today's Animal Magic.

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And he knows how to sit, roll over...

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We're at home with Criss Angel and his kin.

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Criss has come up with a novel way of removing unwanted animal hair

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from the furniture.

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Come on!

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Look at the cat!

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Come on! MEOWING

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The cat's thinking, "9 lives and I had to spend one of them with him?"

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Wow!

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Wow! Good boy!

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Rick Lax is determined to prove cats love magic almost as much as

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they love dogs, baths and loud noises.

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MEOWING

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Not interested in magic, but love a ball of wool.

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Strange creatures, cats.

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MEOWING

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Yeah, pull a rabbit out of that hat,

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then I'll be interested.

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MEOWING

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So, what's the verdict?

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They hate it.

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Well, cats may be sceptical about magic,

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but what about man's best friend?

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Here's a budding magician with his assistant, Doggy McGee.

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Actually, the name's Fudge and he's pretty nonplussed.

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"That collar's far too big for me!"

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But wait...

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Fudge vanishes! Did somebody rattle the biscuit box in the kitchen?

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And Fudge is back!

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Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

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Well, the owner seems to think he's in charge,

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but who's really pulling the strings?

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Fudge is now the master!

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Now, you'll love this.

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Watch and learn.

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This paperclip is made from a top-secret metal alloy

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with very special powers.

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When you bend it into a totally different shape,

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like this representation of Brands Hatch Race Circuit,

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and drop it into hot water, voila!

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It's a paper-clip again!

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Top-secret bendy metal alloys!

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You really do learn something new everyday.

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There are lots of things you can do with paperclips.

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But when it comes to stationery products,

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nothing can compete with the versatility of the rubber band.

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Sounds like a BBC Four series.

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DRAMATIC MUSIC

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Wow!

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Whoa!

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Have you ever noticed even the smallest of tricks can seem

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a lot bigger with suitably dramatic music?

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Actually, that's pretty good.

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Let's see if I can copy it.

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You cross the bands on this finger...

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Right, OK. Yep.

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Ooh, yeah...oh...erm...

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Finger under there.

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Oh, hang on. Where's my thumb?

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That... Underneath?

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Oh, it's tight. I'm losing circulation! Yep.

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All I wanted was my own stab of dramatic music!

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DRAMATIC MUSIC

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Oh, thanks.

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Rubber band ball to just rubber bands.

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Like a rubber band ball, takes four days before he can do it again.

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Philip Blue here became so obsessed with rubber band tricks,

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his wife made him leave the house and do them in the car.

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Yeah, that was worth it.

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As it goes, rubber bands are pretty simple.

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For more advanced office magic,

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come and join us walking in a printer wonderland.

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HE SPEAKS IN HIS LANGUAGE

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Is this the opposite of 3-D printing?

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When you don't have a printer...

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Oh, you don't need one!

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Interesting place for a button.

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You don't want to know where the batteries are.

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Now, here's Richard Osmond getting his head down after recording

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another 400 episodes of Pointless.

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I've heard of beauty sleep, but this is ridiculous!

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I don't normally say no to a doughnut, but on this occasion...

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Now, it's time for our big finish.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Ed Sheeran!

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Not really.

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Actually, it's an amazing escapology stunt

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from the Safronov Brothers in Russia.

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I'm going to say it. Even if you have a van, ropes and volunteers,

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DON'T do this one at home.

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They're tied to that post and must escape

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before the red van drops on them.

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Simple set up, although utterly insane.

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THEY COUNTDOWN IN RUSSIAN

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One's out.

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And another.

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Come on, Ed-a-like!

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Oh, dear. Well, I'm really glad this is a trick,

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or now I'd be very worried.

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After all, the suspension on that van is totally done in.

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THEY SPEAK IN RUSSIAN

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Wait, it's Ed!

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He's done it!

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To celebrate, he's going to sing us something!

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Yeah!

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Yeah!

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Yeah, it's no Galway Girl.

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That's all for now.

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But we'll be back in a flash for more spellbinding magic

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and extraordinary feats on Now You See It!

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To celebrate our Faves at 5 over the summer, we want you guys

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to send in your five somethings of summer.

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Here's an idea -

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take a picture of five donkeys on the beach

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or five ice-creams you're about to have with your friends.

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Just head to the CBBC HQ page,

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upload your 5 Something pictures there

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and we could be showing them right here

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in CBBC HQ.

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Big tricks involving cars full of fish and trucks that drop from the sky have to be seen to be believed. There is also a chance to see how cats react when they are shown some astounding magic. Clue - cats love magic as much as they love dogs and loud noises. Also with an introduction to the magical world of office supplies. No, really.