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Johnny Carson busts Uri Geller - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2006 10:46AM

Johnny CarsonI remember seeing this the night that it happened, in 1973: Uri Geller trying to perform some psychic "feats" on The Tonight Show, and host Johnny Carson (a magician himself and someone with a low tolerance for hucksters and hoaxes) making sure he can't fool anyone with a trick by changing the items on the table. This is a slightly edited version, but it's very telling. Geller actually gets a little irritated at Carson, at one point even mentioning that Carson was supposed to ask him the questions they agreed on before the show. Doc Severinsen sits there waiting for Geller to do something amazing, but it never comes.

That's magician and professional debunker James Randi narrating the clip. I think this is part of a larger documentary that was show on television several years ago.

[via Boing Boing]

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Aaron M

This is part of a NOVA documentary Randi did called "Secrets of the Psychics". You can get a copy of the whole thing on VHS from the James Randi Education Foundation: http://randi.org/shopping/index.html#video

July 28 2006 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bd

That wasn't there when I started.

July 28 2006 at 3:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bd

There's a much longer (13 minutes) and better quality version of this clip here:
http://www.darat.org/~dimossi/James.Randi.debunking.on.Tonight.Show.wmv

Randi has kicked this guys ass so many times it's not even a sport for him anymore.

July 28 2006 at 3:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Josh Judd

go here for the full version of the video: http://www.darat.org/~dimossi/James.Randi.debunking.on.Tonight.Show.wmv

July 28 2006 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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