Archive for the 'TV' Category

Foodini The Great

Posted by Michael on April 6th, 2018

This weekend’s Great Foodini Festival in Jacksonville jogged a memory… wasn’t that an early kid’s show? After a bit of research we found this: Foodini the Great. The puppet show about a magician and his assistant ran from 1948 to 1951. Very popular at the time, it spawned toys, comics and even magic sets but now it is almost forgotten.

So let’s go into the weekend with this full episode of Foodini the Great titled Fork Flinging. Have fun and safe weekend everyone!

Michael Chrosniak On WJXT TV

Posted by Michael on April 6th, 2018

Magician Michael Chrosniak dropped by the studios of Jacksonville’s WJXT to promote the Great Foodini Festival which is going on today!

Shaq Is Magic!

Posted by Michael on April 6th, 2018

From Inside The NBA comes this amazing performance from Shaquille O’Neal. What? You don’t think it is awesome? Better keep that opinion to yourself… that magician knows Shaq-Fu!

Spidey On Showtime At The Apollo

Posted by Michael on April 4th, 2018

Spidey recently posted this clip of his appearance on the latest incarnation of Showtime At The Apollo, hosted by Steve Harvey… who might be the best host on TV to use as a “volunteer.”

Magic On TV TONIGHT!

Posted by Michael on April 2nd, 2018

Sorry for the late notice, but there are two listings on American TV tonight that may interest iTricksters!

First up, a special (and new) episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us titled April Fool Us on The CW which looks like it might be a “best of” episode. That is running at 9:00/8:00 Central throughout most of the country, but check your local listings. Then, a little later on Antenna TV’s episode of Johnny Carson originally aired November 3, 1987 and features James Randi among the guests. Again, check your local listings.

Dynamo At Table Mountain

Posted by Michael on March 30th, 2018

Dynamo got plenty of attention this week as fans reacted to his video showing some of his Crohn’s Disease symptoms. This video, just posted by the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway features the magician visiting their mountain earlier this year.

That does it for us this week. Have a great and safe weekend everyone.

Lipan: A Spanish Illusionist On Chinese TV

Posted by Michael on March 29th, 2018

From China’s CCTV comes this clip featuring Lipan in his first Chinese television appearance. It has been several years since I was in Shanghai, but when I was there I quickly discovered that magic was a mainstay of prime time television. Has anyone been to China recently? Is magic still on TV almost every night?