In Russia, dragons piff you.
This magician thought it would be a good idea to completely rip off Piff the Magic Dragon’s routine from Penn & Teller: Fool Us for a Russian reality competition. Costume, gags, timing and even a small animal.
Rest assured, he got his. According to a native speaker in the YouTube comments for this video, a female judge says the following at the 9:50 mark…
“there is a famous magician who works in the same costume with the same act but the only difference is that he has a little dog and you have a little guinea pig”
So at least he was revealed as a fraud on television. The fruit he cut corners for, turns out to be poison. As now, this video will surely be spread around to other magicians via emails, message board and blogs like this.
Don’t steal, kids.