How to Do the Saw-the-Guy-in-Pieces Trick

Submitted by: SaintPatty 9 years ago Entertainment

Penn & Teller have no qualms about exposing how to pull off every magician"s go-to trick.
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Male 646
If your attention span is as bad as mine... fast forward to 1:40 :)
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Male 179
lame, lame, and more lame.
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Male 2,720
No I think he was actually divided into thirds, the first time.
Not the second time though.
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Female 245
As they were going through it the first time, I thought that`s how it worked.
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Female 546
*claps*
Now show how Criss Angel did it!
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Male 196
I thought I just heard Copperfield say "F%ck!"
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Male 944
mmm yeah..
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Male 10
Oh nvm i jsut realized he used his own hand.....i seem stupid now....
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Male 10
Hey I still dont understand how when he removes the middle part and there is a hand coming out while it is still in mid-air...
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Male 18
Anyone notice, they didn`t show you how he stuck his hands out while teller was carrying the box? Course, it was just Teller`s hand, but I didn`t seem them show that.
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Female 157
I love those guys. Especially there "bullsh*t" show
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Male 577
wow... i actually knew that was the way they did it
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Male 379
ownd every magicion
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Female 1,470
Sweettttt
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Male 1,003
once you know. it`s almost stupid. Nice.
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Female 731
I CHOOSE TO NOT WATCH THIS AND KEEP MY CHILDHOOD IDEAS ALIVE.
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Female 2,196
kuribabalon santa lives on mars with bigfoot

that was cool and entertaining =)

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Female 280
and im a nerd.
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Female 280
That was really coo!
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Female 1,158
roflcopter.
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Female 2,064
That was cool. =)
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Male 19
What...you mean it isn`t real?!
All my life has been a lie!?

What are you gonna say next... that Santa lives at the South pole?!

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Female 1,299
WOW, this has changed my life.

also has anyone seen that programme afew years back in which a guy says hes going to make a tall building disappear, and holds up a screen covering them, and you can hear the explosions and see the smoke, but *omg*, when he takes the screen down the buildings are gone.later in the interview he said it was really hard, because all the camera crew are peering over their stuff at thisexploding building and going "ooh" but he had to look straight ahead, with a straight face. anyone seen it?

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Male 131
Brilliant & stylish. P&T RULE!

However, what bugs me are the stupid comments saying `oh, it was sooo obvious!`. You`re missing the point. Considering that they were taking the mickey out of Vegas acts, and were going to reveal how it was done anyway, the performance was more about the choreography tham actually fooling people. - The trick is the easy part. the presentation, however, is where they really stand out!

Besides, in my experience, a magic trick is always `easy`, ONLY WHEN YOU KNOW HOW IT`S DONE! I used to do close-up tricks for tips at a restaurant, including spoon bending Uri Geller style. If the tip was really good, I`d reveal the secret to them. (Cos Geller is a fraud & should be debunked) - The amount of people sying `Wow! Is that all it is?`, was amazing!

Having said all that, I prefer to be the one watching magic & enjoying the illusion rather than going `I know how they did that`, cos frankly, it smacks of arrogance.

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Male 446
oh, someone addressed that. well this trick used to also be done with mechanical "limbs" to match the apprentice, while the apprentice, usually a thin limber woman, contorts to fit in only one section of the casket
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Male 446
Teller`s hand pops out of one of the boxes while Penn is holding it up
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Male 199
yeh well "magic" is getting old, i love tricks but its better when people know how its down and then someone finds a new way to do it (while making it ovious ther`re not doing it the old way) and it looks even better,

i still make coins disappear for the girls at my work, but they`re easy to fool lol

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Male 2,703
"RIP-OFF of love" LMAO!!!!!
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Male 2,576
Oh man, I remeber seeing this on Entertainment Tonight in `95
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Male 105
Wait, wait... Never mind. Just saw it. Gotta look close, though.
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Male 105
Wait, aren`t you guys forgetting something? Look again- hands come out of the middle section of the box WHILE PENN IS HOLDING IT IN MIDAIR. They don`t explain that.

...Man... Teller`s "Blast off" gives me the creeps..

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Male 144
But can they make the Statue of Liberty disappear or play Quidditch?
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Male 1,204
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This was a very simple trick, which anyone older than 10 could have easily figured out. Quite obvious.

However, it still doesn`t reveal how David Copperfield does his magic tricks, in which there are no boxes and trap doors to hide in.

His body parts are separated on surgical gurneys, so you can actually see legs moving on a stainless steel table, without any body attached.

There is no place to hide the person.

After having been to a live show, the only way I can see Copperfield accomplishing his tricks, is by actually using humans, cutting them apart, and then placing their body parts onto tables.

Perhaps he uses some kind of electrical voltage to move the body parts.

Each show would require some fresh human body parts.

I wouldn`t be surprised if this is what Copperfield was actually doing. We know he`s a rapist already, perhaps he`s also a serial killer."

ever thought about fake parts? or maybe he kills the people he rapes and uses their bodies. who kno

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Female 155
I miss Penn & Teller`s show Bullsh*t. They`re amazing.
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Female 2,074
Is anyone going to start crying/whining about the `magician`s code`?

Ugh.

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Male 946
i could see it coming, but i still enjoyed it
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Male 2,859
I love P&T and this is one of my favourites of theirs, nice to see it brought to more people.

The fun part is - listen to the lyrics to the song in the second half.

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Male 106
This was a very simple trick, which anyone older than 10 could have easily figured out. Quite obvious.

However, it still doesn`t reveal how David Copperfield does his magic tricks, in which there are no boxes and trap doors to hide in.

His body parts are separated on surgical gurneys, so you can actually see legs moving on a stainless steel table, without any body attached.

There is no place to hide the person.

After having been to a live show, the only way I can see Copperfield accomplishing his tricks, is by actually using humans, cutting them apart, and then placing their body parts onto tables.

Perhaps he uses some kind of electrical voltage to move the body parts.

Each show would require some fresh human body parts.

I wouldn`t be surprised if this is what Copperfield was actually doing. We know he`s a rapist already, perhaps he`s also a serial killer.

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Male 4,004
Penn and Teller are awesome. Ruining an old trick by revealing it, but by adding a new trick to it, which they don`t spoil. Nonetheless, this is an old performance of theirs. I personally like their cigarette trick. Not much to it, but there is more to it than meets the eye at first...
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Male 267
Oh and those cool boxes that i`m sure you can`t just pick up at wal-mart.
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Male 267
Penn and Teller are awesome and to the people saying how "easy" the trick is Your all full of poo.

Yes it looks easy but the timing comes from years of very HARD work.

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Male 732
That`s so cool! I wanna do that!
On a side note, I dig Penn and Teller!
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Male 555
AND they did it with STYLE!! Rather than just explain it or demonstrate it, they actually kept me entertained while they blew away a couple thousand magicians favorite trick!
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Female 350
I saw this on TV accouple years ago. It`s not like they are giving away every magic trick ever made. This one was fairly simple to figure out without them doing it anyway.
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Male 4,012
Never fails to amuse me. Even after the solution has been given.

I still beleive in magic! *LIGHTNING BOLT!*

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Male 4,246
Ancient, but always a crowd-pleaser.
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Male 270
Heh, I`ve never seen this video, but really, this trick was so easy, I knew how they were doing it before they showed how, its just so simple.
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Male 645
No matter how many times I see this routine I never get tired of it.
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Male 300
It`s funny how simple it becomes. . .
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Male 91
I agree with Kaizer250.
Consider this trick extinct.
Everyone is gonna know how to do it now.
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Male 777
It is really cool, though.
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Male 272
So that`s how the do it...

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Female 1,589
That floor`s really slippery, eh? XD

And yeah, I`ve seen this before...but it`s good. ^-^

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Male 46
no it doesn`t seem like he does have any qualms about posting it on this site, otherwise he wouldn`t have.
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Male 777
...and YOU have no qualms posting it on a website where it will be viewed thousands of times.
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Male 19,850
Link: How to Do the Saw-the-Guy-in-Pieces Trick [Rate Link] - Penn & Teller have no qualms about exposing how to pull off every magician`s go-to trick.
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