Magic Lessons #78 – My Friend Has Three Eyes
If you are looking for an easy magic trick to perform with a partner, look no further than the My Friend Has Three Eyes Trick.
When you are learning magic, it is important to remember that what you say and what you do have an equal level of importance. Out of all the things you say throughout the trick, your opening line is arguably the most important.
If you are looking for a great way to instantly grab your audience’s attention, begin the “My Friend Has Three Eyes” trick by saying “I’d like to introduce you to my friend, he has 3 eyes”. This is sure to turn heads right from the beginning.
Once you have seized the crowd’s attention, you continue by saying,
“I know, it’s strange, you don’t meet people with 3 eyes every day of the week. You can’t see the 3rd eye of course because it’s invisible but he sees things that others can’t see. As weird as that may sound, we’d be happy to give you a demonstration, right here, right now. Probably the quickest and easiest way is to use some playing cards… oh, look, I happen to have a deck with me … how convenient.“
Then you continue with the trick that was shown in the tutorial. “My Friends Has Three Eyes” is great for demonstrating the usefulness of having a confederate or what is known in magic as a ‘stooge’ or an someone who lurks in the crowd who is ‘in’ on what is happening in the magic trick. The confederates are a part of the trick but it is important that the audience is none the wiser.
Confederates are commonly used in mind reading acts. Sometimes whole acts consist of using a confederate throughout the performance. This has been previously discussed in lessons about how to use secret codes.
My Friend Has Three Eyes doesn’t involve a secret code, just some sneaky deception incorporated in a fun way. When you are performing, try not to actually convince the audience that your friend has psychic powers. Makes sure you take a light hearted approach when you are doing the trick. This tends to work well as they understand that you are tricking them but they still have a low percentage chance that they will work out how you are pulling off this trick.
Try to perform this trick a maximum of two times at one time. If you are worried that the audience will want to examine the cards or the box, make sure you have a fully examinable trick ready to go after completing the trick. This is the best way to avoid having a nosey audience examining your props.
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