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Hot Dog! Review

Official Review

November 16th, 2003 12:10pm
Reviewed by David Acer
Patrick Reymond has given Nick Trost's popular Hot Dog packet trick a new, more logical ending. Three cards are shown, two with a picture of a hot dog bun, one with a hot dog. The hot dog is sandwiched between the buns, then visibly stretches to almost twice its normal size.

The magician mimes biting off the ends of the hot dog as the cards are squared, but when they're spread once again, the hot dog now actually has both ends bitten off!

This trick is about context. If you're performing at an upscale corporate event, you can't bring out pictures of hot dogs. If, on the other hand, you're doing walkaround magic at a family restaurant, and there are some kids at the table, it makes sense to do this.

The Camirand Academy also did something very smart with the cards -- they printed them on credit-card stock so they won't get stained, bent or torn (a tactic they also employed with their Hiroshi Kondo packet trick, Shot In The Dark).

In the right context (i.e. for clowns, restaurant workers and the like), this is cute, fun and magical.

David Acer

Product info for Hot Dog!

Author: Reymond, Patrick
Publisher: Camirand Academy of Magic
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $12.50
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Manufacturer's Description:

Patrick Reymond took Nick Trost’s delightful packet trick and added a wonderful new climax that makes it perfect for restaurants! 3 cards are shown, 2 with pictures of a hot dog bun, the other with a hot dog. Upon sandwiching the hot dog between the buns, the magician is able to stretch it to twice its normal length! Then, in an effort to get the hot dog back to normal size, he mimes biting off the ends, leaving a hot dog with both ends bitten off on the card! It’s visual, and great for kids in a restaurant!

Comes with cards, printed on credit card stock to last a lifetime, and instruction booklet by Gary Ouellet.

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