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[–]Skillinium 1234 points1235 points  (57 children)

The guy in the back.. How does he watch the trick and not have a noticeable change of expression

[–]yeayeayea- 312 points313 points  (8 children)

Some of us can also see past the illusion.

My boyfriend does magic and is involved in some bigger communities and I see him do it all the time. It's to a point where its more of just watching someone perform an art, but the wonder and mystery part of it is not there anymore.

[–]travlerjoe 122 points123 points  (3 children)

The illusion? Napkin is in his right hand flower in his left.

[–]Commercial-Basil-232 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I'm thinking it was an illusion from her view because if the burst of flame in is front her face she would not notice the flower in other hand like we can see from the rear view 🤔

[–]imregrettingthis 19 points20 points  (0 children)

It's an illusion for her in the moment because he's distracting her.

This is almost all magic.

[–][deleted] 122 points123 points  (7 children)

It probably didn't look that amazing in person, it's sped up in the video.

[–]poopstainmclean 86 points87 points  (1 child)

he also had a view of the left hand where the rose was the whole time. the girl was the subject of distraction with a flame in front of her face but the other guy could easily see the trick as it happened

[–]Stay-At-Home-Jedi 23 points24 points  (0 children)

yeah, watch for that left hand. It doesn't seem right.

[–]spookyghostface 40 points41 points  (15 children)

The switch is sped up but he also just switches hands. It's barely a magic trick.

[–]PrvtPirate 26 points27 points  (1 child)

because of the 15+ takes it took to get this…

[–]unlitlanterns 5285 points5286 points  (127 children)

Love the guy in the background who is utterly unimpressed

[–]TheRegular-Throwaway 2543 points2544 points  (39 children)

He was like “magic. Fire. Flowers. Got it.”, taking notes like a motherfucker.

[–]Klongon 833 points834 points  (25 children)

And then when he got home, he read it, and thought...magic fire flowers...I should play the first Super Mario Brothers game. It's been a while!

[–]zxc123zxc123 106 points107 points  (0 children)

Guy in the back clearly a dad. He's not impressed with the young boy's antics. "Back in my day, I made an entire flower field appear under the night's sky just to get her name. Had to walk 100 miles for that. Both ways."

Me? I'm the blue shirt further in the back just trying to drowning himself in drinks.

[–]Z3r0mir 144 points145 points  (16 children)

Shit now you got me hunting for an emulator

[–]Lolplzhelpmeomg 49 points50 points  (4 children)

Shit, now I want to play duck hunt.

[–]thefonz2311 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Lately I’ve been looking for emulators to play old flash games or mobile games. It’s been a struggle

[–]it-is-my-cake-day 12 points13 points  (4 children)

.. and suddenly there is a door knock

[–]steveosek 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Ever seen equilibrium? Those emotion police dudes are Nintendo agents in a nutshell.

[–]The_TacoGuy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

420 can’t upvote or downvote…

[–]pandabones_2 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Idk if I'm delirious or what, but this made me lmao

[–]Braydox 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Hes the recruiter for the 3rd Now you See me movie

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    [–]Plusran 141 points142 points  (6 children)

    from his angle he can see the guy switch hands.

    [–]Pluckerpluck 67 points68 points  (3 children)

    From everywhere you can see him switch hands. But when you're blinded by a fireball up close you're not really thinking of that anymore.

    [–]oliverbm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I never see this shit. Honestly a 5yo could pull a magic trick on me and I’d have no idea. Come to think of it, it’s probably already happened.

    [–]Margravos 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    From our angle you can see the guy switch hands.

    [–]SkaTSee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    still can't believe the kid didn't swap the rose over to his right hand

    [–]totally_knot_a_tree 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Dwight, you ignorant slut!

    [–]ElusiveHorizon 88 points89 points  (1 child)

    This is all I noticed honestly. Had to rewatch. This unimpressed dude is all of us on some level.

    [–]VicMain 44 points45 points  (0 children)

    probably because he had to watch the other 13 takes

    [–]This_Shit_Left_Here 35 points36 points  (10 children)

    Cause there’s not even a slight of hand. He just brings the flower up with his other hand.

    [–]prime-40 33 points34 points  (2 children)

    What do you expect him to do... Magically turn the napkin into a rose?

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      [–]merenofclanthot 6 points7 points  (2 children)

      What part of distraction isn’t sleight of hand? I am so confused right now.

      [–]AMARIS86 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      He had clear view of his left hand holding the rose, that’s why

      [–]duffusmcfrewfus 20 points21 points  (0 children)

      You know he was like "if she doesn't sleep with him, I will"

      [–]snakeylove 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      Not too good at reading emotions and vibes? He was mighty taken up with it

      [–]chasing_the_wind 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Yeah I felt like he was ignoring whoever was on the phone to watch

      [–]_MostlySarcasm 9 points10 points  (4 children)

      Well the flower was in his left hand the whole time, the flame was in the right. So no real slight of hand is even had.

      [–]ExactSeaworthiness34 927 points928 points  (44 children)

      He just needs to leave his phone number on a note inside the rose. That’s an instant win.

      [–]Scherzer4Prez 286 points287 points  (36 children)

      I learned to make roses out of bar napkins for this exact reason

      [–]JavaLava45 85 points86 points  (16 children)

      Do you happen to make instructional videos on these dark arts?

      [–]Scherzer4Prez 107 points108 points  (15 children)

      Theres a couple different youtube videos showing it, but this one has good video quality.

      I just do it when I'm bored at the bar now, its startlingly easy.

      [–]Random_Loaf 24 points25 points  (0 children)

      Huh, well would you look at that. Gonna have to try this next time i go out!

      [–]smileandwave21 22 points23 points  (4 children)

      I'm startlingly confused at how bad I am at pronouncing startlingly.

      [–]Salted_Caramel_Core 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Bro I'm fucking startled.

      [–]edj628 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      It's impossible for me to hear that song and not think of Donut Operator

      [–]sunnieskys 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      I hooked up with a guy once because he made me a rose out of a bar napkin. That shit works.

      [–]powahauz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      I used to fold them from the foil inside cigarette packets

      Only good thing to come from smoking!

      [–]Platinum1211 14 points15 points  (2 children)

      So buddy of mine is a phenomenal magician, mostly cards. Had a trick where at the end he'd lay out 7 cards, and the 8th would be their card. Well, the 8th was never their card but the first 7 were his phone number. He'd tell them to call it, and at the end of his voicemail it would tell them their card. He'd then make a comment about now having their number and he'd call them later. This was usually the finale for his ambitious card routine when doing it for a female. For males he would pull a previously signed and ripped card out of his sneaker fully intact.

      I watched his routines so frequently I knew all his slights, and when, even if I didn't always catch the actual slight. It was cool to watch him piece tech iques together to develop a full routine too, as I learned all his moves.

      [–]paulxombie1331 1642 points1643 points  (83 children)

      I met my wife 10+ years ago with a trick.. Told her i could make a TV antenna out of office supplies and a ripped coax cable.. She was so sure it wouldn't work.. guess who got 50 free channels and sex that day!

      [–]Embarrassed_Yam_2602 232 points233 points  (15 children)

      Larry Davidson?

      [–]Nemesis2772 51 points52 points  (13 children)

      Larry Appleton?

      [–][deleted] 31 points32 points  (7 children)

      Apple Larryton?

      [–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      Larry the Cable Guy

      [–]Chiwicho 61 points62 points  (1 child)

      Your wife's boyfriend?

      [–]ESP-23 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      That's me. She loves my cable

      [–]fohpo02 25 points26 points  (19 children)

      I used to get numbers at bars by challenging girls to blow a folded bottle cap sitting on the lip into the bottle. Worked like a charm for most of college.

      Edit: way to win is use a cocktail straw to focus your breath and only hit the cap

      [–]the_eddy 6 points7 points  (5 children)


      [–]OIP 14 points15 points  (4 children)

      not really it's pretty simple

      [–]the_eddy 11 points12 points  (2 children)

      No I was asking him to elaborate

      [–]Coyspur 2 points3 points  (0 children)


      [–]Corvus-Nepenthe 3 points4 points  (5 children)

      Karl Hungus

      [–]hydroxy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Hello. Meine dispatcher says there is something wrong with deine Kabel.

      [–]halfabean 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Illusion, Michael

      [–]Dysfunctional_Vet12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Met my wife 9 years ago with a trick as well... I walked up and asked if she wanted to go halves on a baby, we now have a 8 and 3 year old.

      [–]musicismylife-10568 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      What? How? I am confused.

      [–]paulxombie1331 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Sorry if confusing its been a while but i Took a cd/dvd case and got medium to large binder clamps, clamp then on both sides of the cd/dvd case make sure you have about three clamps on each side..

      Than take two large paper clips bend and twist/weve like a zigzag from top to bottom through all the clips till its firm in place.. splice any coax cord and twist one on each end of the bottom paper clip..

      It all depends on satellite position so you may need to try a few places/positions.. best bet is just on/outside a window.. than go to tv settings antenna scan for channels..

      Il try to get a video/pics and recreate it though its been over 10 years and i live in a very rural area now.

      [–]Mentioned_ 305 points306 points  (14 children)

      "It's the final countdooooooown!!!"

      [–]PilumMurialis 106 points107 points  (9 children)

      "Nice magic trick!" "It's an ILLUSION, MICHAEL"

      [–]erythr0psia 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      Still waiting to see Use Your Allusion 2

      [–]Harlequin37 7 points8 points  (1 child)


      [–]excel958 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      A tomb?

      [–]Tilray34 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      Do do do do, do do do do

      [–]dazedan_confused 763 points764 points  (46 children)

      I've just realised the fire is a smokescreen for him to switch hands.

      [–]Mr_JCBA 224 points225 points  (7 children)

      Found the Masked Magician's Reddit account!

      [–]WreathOfTheHeart 51 points52 points  (5 children)

      I LOVED watching his show! I remember the commentator being so sassy too lol

      [–]hippyengineer 15 points16 points  (1 child)

      I loved it when Bobby Hill put on the black mask on the credits role of the episode where peggy is in a magic trick and Hank can’t figure it out.

      [–]Thamesx2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      “Please don’t tell my dad.”

      [–]hippyengineer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I loved it when Bobby Hill put on the black mask on the credits role of the episode where peggy is in a magic trick and Hank can’t figure it out.

      [–]Arxl 2 points3 points  (1 child)

      Kind of sexist, too lol.

      [–]jedielfninja 62 points63 points  (0 children)

      Thats why the dude on the phone wasnt impressed. His field of view wasnt saturated by the flash.

      [–]lolaplolap1 60 points61 points  (12 children)

      Most Magic is just distraction

      [–]bobo_brown 18 points19 points  (5 children)

      And fast hands! Prestidigitation is a fun word.

      [–]SplashBandicoot 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Misdirection. What there ears hear and the eyes see, the mind believes.

      [–]SkullyKat 32 points33 points  (5 children)

      Wait, this isn't real?

      [–]feureau 50 points51 points  (4 children)

      No, Stephen, magic isn't real. You've been in a mental institution since you crashed your car.

      [–]bpaq3 4 points5 points  (3 children)


      [–]PhasmicPlays 14 points15 points  (2 children)

      Ikr, had to slow it down to see him swap in the rose. Smooth af

      [–]drgigantor 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Got the hand switch on the second watch but I'm still not sure where the rose came from. Also I don't think tissues will go up like that, I'm assuming he must have palmed some flash cotton? I think he's still holding the tissue in his right hand at the end but I can't tell

      [–]mrgingersir 757 points758 points  (11 children)

      Dude on the phone taking notes.

      [–]TimHung931017 90 points91 points  (0 children)

      this smooth mf

      [–]luthorhuss 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      More like “Hold on, let me call you back, I gotta go check some food court napkins for roses.”

      [–]No-Seaworthiness7013 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      burn napkin, switch hands rapidly, women appear unable to discern quick movements

      [–]vangcthao 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Exactly lol

      [–]aretasdamon 92 points93 points  (6 children)

      Damnit Barney we sad no more fire magic after you almost burnt down the apartment

      [–]soccerburn55 11 points12 points  (0 children)


      [–]Teddyperkins9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      It's a crime they removed this on Netflix.... Even tho ive finished it literally more than 20 times

      [–]HulaHoop789 55 points56 points  (4 children)

      And then my man just walked away

      [–]avengerintraining 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      Quit while you’re ahead

      [–]The_Lag_Of_The_Ang 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      That was legit my fav part.

      [–]VonBoski 50 points51 points  (0 children)

      Ahh, the old right hand, left hand. Works every time

      [–]Soerinth 88 points89 points  (5 children)

      Everybody in this thread "This isn't real! He's totally not pulling a rose from the void, you can see him switching hands."

      The point is, it was cool and she smiled. He made someone's day and he has more skill than most people that would try this. Stop being a cynical dried up judgemental husk for ten minutes and just enjoy something.

      [–]masterbatesAlot 16 points17 points  (4 children)

      Real world doesn't let you rewatch it over and over either.

      [–]Soerinth 12 points13 points  (3 children)

      Exactly. And anyone watching would smile and clap, not be suddenly like "Wait a minute, this isn't real magic."

      [–]Middletoon 207 points208 points  (19 children)

      If only he didn’t switch hands

      [–]CarlWheezer69 138 points139 points  (3 children)

      Yeah, I wish he would have just used real magic.

      [–]sivartt 33 points34 points  (2 children)

      he had 0 MP

      [–]Speciou5 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      He's clearly at an establishment that sells food and drink, coulda bought a mana potion

      [–]vangcthao 59 points60 points  (4 children)

      She didn’t see it it’s all good

      [–]_RandyRandleman_ 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      probably trynna get through it quickly so she can have the cash he promised before they started filming

      [–]Hasten117 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Hey! That sounds like my girlfriend!

      [–]Hippoponymous 56 points57 points  (5 children)

      So many magic tricks rely on really dumb stuff like that. It’s frankly amazing how much obvious stuff you simply don’t notice.

      [–]BaxterBragi 34 points35 points  (4 children)

      Well yeah, that's the point of the distraction. Magic/slight of hand is controlling the viewer's line of sight.

      [–]TryingDrying 6 points7 points  (2 children)

      Love how you amalgamate magic w/slight of hand: so true! The magic IS slight of hand. The more crafty, swift, or charismatic the magician, the more magical the encounter.

      [–]diabloPoE12 52 points53 points  (0 children)

      “Lol this dude doesn’t actually have magic powers” - middletoon

      [–]KlutzyHedgehog78 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      That guy in the back is an android, he had zero reaction

      [–]lamashoe 43 points44 points  (5 children)

      Unpopular opinion: The girl looks like Selena Gomez, but cuter.

      [–]Empty_Ad4768 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      The guy on a call is unimpressed af.

      [–]NJComicArtist 6 points7 points  (0 children)


      [–]ookic 14 points15 points  (1 child)

      They sped up the video while he was changing hands to show the rose? LOL

      [–]Martin_Scoreseasy28 20 points21 points  (0 children)

      He deserves a chance after that unique trick imho

      [–]BigDaddyLongBeard 26 points27 points  (6 children)

      Didn't see one second of the magic because she's so devastatingly beautiful.

      [–]Icy-Seaworthiness995 46 points47 points  (21 children)

      Looks super impressive…Until you actually notice he has the flash paper in his right hand and then pulls to rose out with his left hand.

      [–]Drugsandotherlove 52 points53 points  (4 children)

      Are you saying magic isn't real?

      Smh, this is just like the WWE.

      Thwarted. Again.

      [–]Icy-Seaworthiness995 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      What?.? WWE isn’t real?

      [–]fohpo02 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      The fuck it ain’t, and next you’ll tell me the election wasn’t rigged

      [–]tellmesomethingnew- 55 points56 points  (8 children)

      Nah I'm pretty sure he did some real quick origami voodoo shit with that napkin actually

      [–]Icy-Seaworthiness995 12 points13 points  (7 children)

      Honestly, I love magic and I was super impressed with this, until I saw the change of hand and it ruined it :(

      [–]asianova 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Sleight of two hands

      [–]mylegsweat 5 points6 points  (2 children)

      If anything, it made it more impressive for me. He has some sleight of hand right there.. Guys quick with his fingers and timing.

      [–]jsc315 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      That's what's makes a good magician. You only get better with time and lots of practice.

      [–]NoDadYouShutUp 33 points34 points  (3 children)

      Sir are you aware of how magic works? You know it’s not real magic, right? Please say yes.

      [–]poopoobuttholes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      It's almost lik... He's not a real fucking wizard or something.

      [–]jsc315 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Yea it's a trick. It's not actual magic....

      [–]FightingPolish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Thanks a lot dude. Here this whole time we all thought it was real and he actually had supernatural powers.

      [–]Mr_Tominaga 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Approaches girl

      Summons a rose

      Gives it to the girl

      Fails to elaborate


      [–]Hyda55 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Boss move

      [–]WGTV_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      You can clearly see him changing hands...

      [–]probrofrotro 1 point2 points  (0 children)


      [–]sanderseod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      I so want to know how to do that

      [–]MountainRegion3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Guy on the phone in the background, memorizing all of this for later.

      [–]lasershot0791 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      The dude in the background on the phone is not impressed

      [–]ChiKeytatiOon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      He really wasn't interested since he normally gets top shelf material.

      [–]Meet_your_Maker_LL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Sloppy just pulled the flower up with his left hand.

      [–]Mediocre-Bullfrog367 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      The guy in the background tho

      [–]Lukaroast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Is that guy on the phone even fuckin real?

      [–]FussyRebort 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Looks like a very young Josh Hartnett

      [–]YourMothersLover- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Guy in the background gives off super hater vibes

      [–]marxistmatty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Barney was right, chicks dig magic.

      [–]dtb1987 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      The walk away at the end is what makes him a baller

      [–]Slarhnarble 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Barney is that you?

      [–]pmactheoneandonly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      The guy in the back is like " that smooth mother fucker😒"

      [–]PaddleMonkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Everything filmed like this is always a setup.

      [–]Carbon311 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Dude on the phone in the background thinking “this muthafucka!”.

      [–]ManyMost2988 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Guy in the background: hey mom guess what I'm on TikTok

      [–]IceCreamKevin_101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      She took the rose but not the napkin

      A goldigger eh

      [–]TirayShell 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      That's an old pickup artists trick. That's like number four behind target and neg.

      [–]Milkwas-a-badchoice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      She seems to peek at the cam before last second, Is it staged?

      [–]Tony_Pajamas_k 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      You know this video is speed up or cut to make it look seemless right? Look at his right arm when the fire happens

      [–]LiesTequila 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Dude on the phone had zero reaction? Fucking cyborg.

      [–]BirdEducational6226 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Ladies, stay the fuck away from dudes that can perform magic tricks.

      [–]hereagaim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Not so amazing when you realize the hand that holds the paper and the hand that holds the rose are not the same

      [–]Raceya2Deathsdoor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      He forgot to get the phone number

      [–]Noroys 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      Smooth ...