First of all from an entertainment viewpoint it is VERY commercial. The routine begins with some very funny custom music (CD included) as the volunteer walks on stage. The effect is presented like a "game show" called "Bet Your Bucks". After the volunteer "loans" the magician some money he gets a chance to try and win it back! Finally at the end of the game, after losing their money, the volunteer is awarded a consolation prize...The Bag Of Mystery! IMPORTANT NOTE:
The sealed bag was handed out to a member of the audience BEFORE
the game even started! The volunteer opens the bag to find a lemon and a small knife! You never touched the bag, the lemon, or the knife! The volunteer actually cuts the lemon open to discover their signed bill! (This is a real FOOLER!
) The Details:
The effect is KILLER and the method is completely self-working, allowing the performer to concentrate entirely on presentation! Cody's version has solved many of the standard problems that are normally associated with this effect. First of all, Cody's routine provides wonderful justification for borrowing / signing the bill. This is absolutely hysterical and actually becomes a running gag throughout the show. Secondly, Cody has solved the "lemon loading" process. This is normally the most difficult part of any bill to lemon routine. Leave it to Cody to make it this EASY! Believe it or not, you will actually be able to load a signed bill into a lemon right in front of the audience and they will have NO CLUE!
This is the diabolical method that fools even magicians who are familiar with the trick! There are no sleights, no bold moves, etc. In fact, when the bill is loaded there is actually "NO HEAT" on the load as the audience perceives something completely different! Finally, when the lemon is produced it is actually examinable! Yes that's right, the lemon is completely sealed at both ends just like mother-nature intended it to be! The volunteer can actually cut the lemon open and remove their signed bill themselves! Along with the instructional DVD and PDF, Cody is including a CD with his custom game show introduction for "Bet Your Bucks". It's a very funny and commercial way to present this KILLER effect. However, one of the advantages of this gimmick is that you are not limited to any single routine. If you already have a routine that you use, you can simply incorporate Cody's loading and sealing gimmicks into your existing routine! The loaded lemon can appear ANYWHERE you want...The possibilities are endless! What You Get:
You are supplied with the necessary instruction you will need to add this miracle to your show:
Before You Order Please Read: This product is NOT the original "Bet Your Bucks" package that sold for $350.00. Bet Your Bucks Version II only includes a CD, instructional DVD, and written PDF instructions. You will have to build your own loading device and print out your sealing gimmicks (included in the PDF). Concerning 'difficulty' of construction--Basically, if you can cut a hole into a plastic jar you should have no trouble making your gimmick for less than $15.00.
- PDF Instructions / DVD instructions on how to make the "Bet Your Bucks" loading device
- PDF of custom "lemon sealing" gimmicks
- Audience tested routines & ideas for stand up, stage, & formal close up shows (not practical for strolling magic)
- Custom CD with professionally recorded introduction for Cody's game show presentation for "Bet Your Bucks"
- Over Three hours of DVD instructions with several additional tips & ideas
- Full performance rights for "Bet Your Bucks"