The effect originally planned for this spot was Jim Gerrish's Grand Illusion version of Parallel Universe. That effect is now under an exclusive rights contract and will not be available to the magic public for at least ten years, at which time it may be published unless an extension is sought and granted.

Pop-Out Hamburger
By Eleazar Goodenough

This is NOT the version performed by Cyril Takayama. That version was performed at a restaurant from a large poster menu, and was designed to be seen by a television audience.

This is Eleazar's own original method of pulling a real hamburger from a laminated menu that can be performed almost anywhere; stage, parlor, birthday party show, etc.

Effect: At the beginning, the menu shows a picture of a hamburger, some french fries, along with some other tasty sandwich choices.

The magician tugs on the hamburger in the photo and removes it, leaving only a blank space where the photo used to be. The magician takes a bite out of the hamburger, proving that it is not a dream but the real thing. Then he pulls a french fry from the menu photo and eats that, too, leaving another blank space on the photo.

Next, the hamburger is returned to the menu and becomes just a photo once more (with a bite taken out of the photo). The french fry has been devoured, so the blank space remains permanently empty.

The menu is then handed to a spectator to choose one of the delicious deserts on the back. The choices are between an ice cream cone, a hot fudge sundae or an ice cream cup. The chosen desert then is pulled from the menu and given to the spectator as a treat, leaving a blank space where the photo once was.

Make it yourself, following Eleazar's illustrated directions and photographs.



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