This week it’s time to visit the Super Friends Magic Theater again!
Batman and Robin are here to teach us a trick, standing strangely side by side like a couple of robots:
Robin is showing us the “Mysterious Egg Trick,” and he needs a purse from the audience.
Wait, the audience? What? They’ve never had an audience before. I think this is an elaborate cover up to disguise the fact that we all know damn well that Batman and Robin own purses, I mean, “utility belts.”
“Robin tells me that he will empty the purse and then, after showing that the purse is empty, he will mysteriously find an egg in that purse.” – Batman, needing something to do, so he describes in excruciating detail exactly what we are about to see.
Actually, I found a much more interesting magic trick:
1. Robin empties the purse on to the table:
2. And then, when they cut to the wide shot – ALL OF HER SHIT IS GONE:
And, just as Batman prophesied, an egg magically appears in the purse.
How did they do it?
“Before Robin even announced the trick, he gave me an egg.” – Batman
When Batman was checking to see that the purse was empty, HE was adding the egg! Amazing.
But here’s the kicker. Robin exclaims that they better get back to the show (the actual stories where they’re supposed to be saving people and things), and then they LITERALLY DISAPPEAR.
So you’ll teach us how to place an egg in a purse but an actual cool trick isn’t on the table, just like the volunteer’s purse contents. Whatever.
Also, shouldn’t you use a boiled egg? I think that would be an important tidbit to pass on to the small children who may try this trick. But what do I know – I can’t magically vanish into thin air THANKS TO A CERTAIN CRIME FIGHTING DUO.
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.