iTricks had to bring you some sad news today so we snooped around the ol’ Internet to find something a little more whimsical for a Friday afternoon. YouTube user Vintage Comedy Vault has just posted this classic bit of the Burns and Allen episode The Magic Act which originally aired on April 30, 1956. Thinking George has signed a contract on his own, Gracie decides to pick up a little side work as well… unfortunately for The Great Mendoza, it is as his assistant.

The Great Mendoza is played by real life magician Harry “The Great” Mendoza. He appeared in a few movies and TV shows, usually (but not always) as a magician and was even involved in the early days of Genii.