Help finding Penn & Teller: Fool Us episode
December 19, 2019 11:30 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to find an episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us that I watched on YouTube. I watched it on a smart TV YouTube app, but its “history” is blank. I keep googling but I can't find it. Some spoilers follow.

Here are some things I remember about the episode:

I think Allison hosted this one.
I definitely watched it on YouTube.
The magician fooled them.
The magician was male.
The effect was that the randomly selected card appeared in a pre-selected single deck of cards, where each card was blank except the selected card. The selected card also had a different color back than the deck.
The magician completed the trick about half way thru, and then restarted the trick over, explaining in great detail how the trick was accomplished.
The how-it-was-done gimmick included a secret carousel holding 52 separate decks, each with a single distinct card.
The carousel had a hidden trapdoor in its top.
The deck was chosen by a cup placed on top, which had magnets and a pulley system to rotate the carousel to the correct spot.
The basic blueprint of the trick and gimmick was shown the entire time on a large mural across the back of the whole stage.
There is more to the trick than the gimmick walk-thru.

I could probably come up with other clues, but I’m hoping someone will know right off the top of their head. Thanks!
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
Best answer: Asi Wind!!
posted by saladin at 11:32 AM on December 19, 2019 [5 favorites]

Response by poster: Thanks you so much! How did I forget Teller was dressed as an Elf and Penn as Santa??
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra at 11:41 AM on December 19, 2019 [1 favorite]

Did you notice the dancing gorilla?

But seriously, the human mind can focus on a specific thing and totally miss other major actions.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:11 PM on December 19, 2019

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