Bewitched Bottled and Bewildered
An innovative solution for the Maurice Fogel classic. Maurice Fogel's brilliant mental magic classic, Bewitched, Bottled and Bewildered, has it all...color, mystery, attractive properties, audience participation, and a sophisticated, entertaining and easy-to-follow plot line with a clearly defined climax. All of these ingredients give this effect the kind of synergy that's hard to describe in print, but easily recognized in performance.
In this release from Trickshop.com, we are pleased to bring you an innovative new solution for this classic effect that enables you to present it virtually anytime, anywhere, without expensive props. Here's the effect. A spectator mentally selects one of five different bottled beverages displayed on your table. Each bottle is now covered with an inverted paper bag and all are mixed. The spectator names the bottle he had in mind and then, while your back is turned, mixes the bottles himself. When he is done, you turn around and draw the audience's attention to five cards - numbered 1 through 5. Your helper shuffles these and returns them to you. You cut the stack of cards once and proceed to place a number card in front of each covered bottle. When all of the number cards are in place, another member of the audience; who has been holding your sealed prediction since the start of the effect, is brought up on stage. This spectator now opens and reads your bottle number prediction. The covers are removed from the four bottles behind the other numbers. Finally, the last cover is lifted to show that the beverage the spectator chose is at the exact number predicted. You now bring out a glass and bottle opener, and invite your helper to enjoy some of his chosen beverage.
No Expensive Props Required
Bewitched, Bottled and Bewildered is guaranteed to add a touch of class to any magic or mentalism performance. And now, for the first time ever, you can perform this entertaining mental magic classic with common everyday objects! In fact, all you'll require are five bottled beverages, a handful of paper lunch bags, a bottle opener, glass and an envelope; along with the ready-to-print artwork supplied in the eManuscript.