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15 hours ago, Mike D said:

Long winded one this but Johnny Carson had Uri Geller on the Tonight show and Johnny who was a magician himself pretty much exposed Geller as a fraud. Going by the comments section on YouTube they set the table up so he couldn't do his act.

 


 

The Amazing Randi disliked Geller and all liars (as he called them), Geller sued him a few times but always lost/backed down;

 

https://groovyhistory.com/amazing-randi-uri-geller-tonight-show

 

 

In 1973, spoon-bending "psychic" Uri Geller appeared on The Tonight Show -- and walked into a trap set by host Johnny Carson and the magician/skeptic James "The Amazing" Randi. It was one of the great "gotcha" moments in TV history, and a highlight of a feud between Randi and Geller over the nature of magic. Is a magician a skilled deceiver, a performer who makes you disbelieve your own eyes -- or does a magician have superhuman abilities?

Geller said he could bend spoons and house keys because of his "psychic" powers. Randi said, more or less, that Geller was full of s**t, and sabotaged Geller's performance on national TV.

 

 

As word of Geller’s extraordinary feats reached America, one man of real power decided to put him to the test -- Johnny Carson. The preeminent Tonight Show host was an amateur magician in his own right, and brought Geller on the show to prove his claims of psychic ability. Unbeknownst to Geller, Carson reached out to James “The Amazing” Randi for tips on how to ensure that Geller would really use his mind. 

 

 

 

 

In 1991, Geller hoped to work some modern-day magic and sued Randi for $15 million for slander. Apparently, Geller did not appreciate Randi’s statement that Geller had “Tricked even reputable scientists" using tricks that "are the kind that used to be on the back of cereal boxes when I was a kid". The judge dismissed the case and Geller was forced to settle for $120,000. Amazingly, that did not end the feud. Geller proceeded to sue Randi two more times both in 1992. Unfortunately, the magic failed for Geller. He lost both times and was forced to pay The Amazing Randi’s court fees on both occasions. 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, easytoslip said:

Good grief haha. 

I'd love to have seen Louis Walsh physically pushing them out there. 

 

"But, we haven't got a song"

"It doesn't matter"

"We have nothing at all to say"

"It doesn't matter"

"What should we do?"

"It doesn't matter"

 

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40 minutes ago, Total Longo said:

I'd love to have seen Louis Walsh physically pushing them out there. 

 

"But, we haven't got a song"

"It doesn't matter"

"We have nothing at all to say"

"It doesn't matter"

"What should we do?"

"It doesn't matter"

 

Haha, it's cringe worthy. 

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I watch this once a month captivated by Meghan McCain's ability to make it clear to anybody watching that she is totally insufferable:

 

 

 

She hasn't sworn, beaten anyone up, been homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, racist or transphobic, but in 4 words she has shown how entitled she is and why you would never want to speak to her. This is a goddamn masterpiece.

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The big yin was by his own admission the darling of the chat shows so there are plenty to choose from, this one is good from his first appearance on the Tonight show.

 

 

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A clip of Orson Wells with trademark cigar and cane on Parkinson 1974 talking about Hollywood, could listen to Wells all day;

 

 

 

And here the great man talks Greta Garbo and Jimmy Cagney,

 

 

 

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