Fool US e’ a mio avviso il programma di Magia più bello che abbia mai visto, è del 2013 ed è stato prodotto e trasmesso da un canale televisivo inglese. E’ strutturato come una specie di reality, dove prestigiatori famosi cercano di “fregare” il famosissimo duo americano Penn & Teller, “fregare” nel senso di utilizzare un metodo che i due prestigiatori non riescano a riconoscere.
Chi fosse riuscito a fare un effetto, qualunque genere, mentalismo, close-up, scena, etc…, con un metodo non riconosciuto avrebbe vinto la possibilità di esibirsi nel teatro di Las Vegas di Penn & Teller.
9 Episodi, in cui sono passati Benjamin Earl, John Archer, Graham Jolley, Mathieu Bich, Richard Bellars, Nick Einhorn, Morgan & West, Brynolf & Ljung, Shawn Farquhar, Etienne Pradier, Lee Hathaway sono stati i vincitori delle puntate, ma si sono visti anche Michael Vincent, Jon Allen, Daniel Madison, Piff the Magic Dragon, Soma, Gazzo, Colin Mcleod, Laura London, e tanti altri!
Per saperne di più visitate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_%26_Teller:_Fool_Us
Comunque, questa serie viene trasmessa in USA… anche questa si spera presto di vederla in Italia!!!
Penn & Teller’s Fool Us Television Show Starts Tonight!
Penn & Teller’s Fool Us appears in the United States starting tonight. We are excited. We usually hate Wednesdays which we call “hump day” because it was when we were usually forced to visit our hunchback great aunt. Now we have a reason to love Wednesdays.
Fool Us was a big hit in the UK last year and it is our understanding its US run will consist of 9 episodes from that series. If folks here enjoy it as much as they did over there, Penn & Teller say the network may launch the show for American audiences with more American magicians.
In an interview with The Chicago Sun-Times, Penn gives fans of the show hope of a US version:
We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves here, but if U.S. audiences like this, and the ratings justify it, the CW tells us we’ll do a second American season — with American magicians. Although there are wonderful, wonderful magicians in the U.K., there quite simply better ones — and more of them — in the U.S.A. It’s simply that America is a bigger country with more magicians out there. That’s all it is.
Penn, Teller and all real magicians enjoy being fooled. We echo Penn’s declaration except for the part about his mom:
Those that fooled us, fooled the pants off us! It was the exact feeling I had when my mom did the first magic trick for me when I was 6! I got that same feeling with this show. It’s a feeling of your whole world being discombobulated for a moment. It’s just glorious!
The show’s premise is simple. A magician comes on, performs a trick and if he or she fools Penn & Teller then he or she wins. If they can figure out how the trick was done, he or she loses.
We appreciated how Penn & Teller took great care to make sure they did not expose methods but provided just enough information to the contestant to confirm that they knew the secret.
Our favorite performers of the series were Piff the Magic Dragon and Shawn Farquhar. Piff makes us laugh no matter what he says. Shawn blows our mind no matter what he does. We were blown away by his card effect and hope it is in the series shown here in the US.
So now you know where we will be tonight. We have a flat screen television viewable from our kitchen in our apartment next to the bakery for dog treats here in West Hollywood. True, it is not our television but in the apartment across the alley but we bought a remote on eBay that works and know for a fact that the young couple who live there will be out tonight. We will be perched on our kitchen counter watching – and if our neighbors have left their windows open, listening.
Read a great interview with Penn about the show in The Sun-Times here.