137 entries in Cards / Principles / Instant Stooge
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Dire à l'avance la carte que quelqu'un choisira a spectator names the card that another person selected
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 113
Unknown Deviner d'avance celle de quatre cartes qu'une personne prendra librement spectator names a card that has been touched by another spectator from a group of four cards, performer whispers card to him previously
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 149
Unknown Divination on Slate two spectators connected with rope for "thought transmission", name of card apparently written on slate by spectator
June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 85
Theodore Annemann Telepathy in the Audience spectator looks through the deck and removes a card, it's the card another spectator had chosen
1931 The Book Without A Name 19
Henry Christ Climax! impromptu stooge with reverse fan
Related toVariations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 152
Joe Berg, Unknown The Card and Crystal Ball spectator divines selection in crystal ball, with variation by Joe Berg
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 35
Unknown By Means of the Fan Spread a. Raising a Neat Fan
b. Raising a Ragged Fan
c. Spreading on the Table
d. Displaying a Reverse Fan
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 336
Martin Gardner Card Minded spectator divines card from other spectator
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 274
S. H. Wimbrough Wise Guy Catch everyone sees how it's done except spectator on stage
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 323
Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal-Viso chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectator
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 57) 404
Joseph Ovette Think And Take spectator finds other spectator's card, reversed
1940 Fast Ones 7
Shaman Cagliostro's Spectacles spectator puts on special glasses when the cards are spread in front of him, he names all of the selections
Inspired by
  • an idea of DeLands, credit reference on page 191
Related toVariations
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 185
S. H. Wimbrough Wise Guy Catch everyone sees how it's done except spectator on stage
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 9
Milbourne Christopher Finger Tip Telepathy instant stooge, submitting name of forced card to spectator
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 76
Unknown Crystal Ball spectator sees information in crystal ball
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 37
Harold Rasmus The Crystal Flame spectators name selected cards by looking at flame of a match
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 19
Orson Welles The Town Skryer thought of card is revealed by another spectator while looking into a glass of water
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 413
Unknown Reversed Fan to force a card, credited to Dunninger
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 414
J. B. Bobo "Out of this World" Followup - Effect Number 1 spectator finds card that was selected at other end of room
1947 Watch This One! 52
Unknown Pulse Trick divination by performer and spectator
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 214
Unknown Card, Crystal Ball, and Panties impromptu stooge, card visible in crystal ball
Related toVariations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 301
Lee Grabel Two Grabel Mysteries spectator reads other spectator's mind, reverse fan to force card
Related to 1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 25
Lewis Ganson The Crystal Prism name of selected card appears in triangular glass prism so spectator can divine it
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 37
Unknown Reverse Fan Force impromptu stooge with reverse fan
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 48
Gene "Phantini" Grant Next Card is It spectator finds selection in face down fan
Also published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1113
Laurie Ireland The Spectator Does a Card Trick spectator divines card, pip of card used to secretly shown to spectator
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 18
Unknown Spectator's Choice spectator finds three selections, impromptu stooging with blank faced deck
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 245
Dr. William Weyeneth Die hellseherische Schuhsohle audience member can name selections, duplicates under shoes to signal cards
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 3) 509
Tony Corinda (8) Psy Function spectator writes card on blackboard which predicts the selection by another spectator
1958 Predictions 114
Robert A. Nelson Second Sight-Seeing
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 32
Alan Milan The Devil Speaks toy phone, spectator divines card, same as Douglas Kelley's Telephone Trick
Related to 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 66
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kristallsehen chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectator
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 130
Paul Stadelman Involuntary Telepathy spectator locates selected cards
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 83
J. W. Sarles Tow Minds spectator divines card by gazing into crystal
Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Ken De Courcy Round the World with a Pack of Cards comedic routine in which multiple selections are found or divined with prop effects that are assigned to different countries, among the apparatus are: egg beater, card in balloon, snake basket
1968 Round the World with a Pack of Cards 1
Ace Gorham Psychic Spectator?
1969 HEX! 22
E. Leslie May Penny for your Thoughts
1969 HEX! 56
Unknown Reverse Fan Force
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Francis J. Baker Logic two cards chosen, one found by performer and one by spectator, red-black alternating
Related toVariations Jan. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 311
Dai Vernon Color Cut shuffled deck cut into five packets, spectator removes bottom card of any packet and places it on top of any packet behind performer's back, card found, repeat, then a spectator finds card, one color crimped
May 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 335
Paul Swinford Presentation of Marlo's Peek Deck spectator divines card
1971 More Faro Fantasy 47
Stan Blumenthal Two-Dollar Pipe Dream spectator reveals card when looking in smoke, engraved pipe
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 39) 192
Dr. Stanley Jaks A Spectator Reads A Mind secretly showing index to spectator
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 55
U. F. Grant Mindreading with Any Assistant No. 2 spectator divines chosen card, corner torn off
1972 The Living End 40
Stan Blumenthal Houdini Glass spectator looks in glass of water and divines selection
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 89) 443
Jerry K. Hartman Bi-Psychle spectator B finds spectator A's card from small packet, impromptu stooge
Variations 1974 Card Cavalcade II 138
Karl Fulves Telepathy Exists husband divines wives card and vice versa, only husband fooled, three phases
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 175
Unknown The Reverse Fan Force only one card visible
1976 The Third Ecstasy 22
Al Mann The Isomeric Card card with three indices, fan force
Variations 1976 The Third Ecstasy 22
Al Mann The Reverse Fan Force Supreme five cards thought of from a fan are named, with several isomeric cards / multi-indices card
Variations 1976 The Third Ecstasy 23
Karrell Fox Before Your Eyes any spectator in audience can name the selection of the person on stage, jumbo card on back of writing pad for instant stooging
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 87
Burling Hull Crystal Ball Telepathy spectator sees name of card in crystal ball
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 51
Burling Hull Duke Outdone six cards chosen, divined by spectators in crystal ball
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 53
Clayton Rawson Der Wundersame Gedankenprojektor egg beater mind reading
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, July 1947
July 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 3) 101
Looy Simonoff Mental Symmetry people read each other's mind, impromptu stooge
Nov. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 123
Philip T. Goldstein Doubleview two person select a card, both are divined
1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 22
Karl Fulves "Turning" The Spectator spectator unwittingly codes information
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 20
Karrell Fox The Gift of the Magi invisible deck and table, spectator names a card, it is the only jumbo card in the pocket
Variations 1979 Another Book 279
Steve Beam Mental Case spectator divines card, naturally printed on card case
Variations 1980 Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 6
Joe Karson, Ken De Courcy What is "The World's Fastest Card Trick"? comedy routine in which the spectator doesn't remember the card, then doesn't return it, and so on, until finally a wrong card changes into selection
  • The Method
  • The Third Card
Inspired by
  • "The World's Fastest Card Trick", Joe Karson, booklet, ca. 1948
1980 The World's Fastest Card Trick 4
Ken De Courcy Roller-Banner spectator divines card, egg beater situation, as ending to "The World's Fastest Card Trick"
1980 The World's Fastest Card Trick 15
Ken De Courcy The Voice in the Teapot card chosen and lost, another spectator listens to a teapot and names card, card then found inside teapot
Inspired by
  • Arthur Setterington effect in The Magigram
1980 Cards in Cabaret 41
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs
Aug. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 524
Gene "Phantini" Grant Card Challenge card divination with Al Mann's Isomeric Cards
Inspired by 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 30
Steve Beam Mental Case spectator divines card, duplicate under cellophane of case
Inspired by 1981 Teaching an Old Deck New Tricks 9
Gene "Phantini" Grant Der zaubernde Zuschauer message arrow on blank card
Also published here June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 72
Stephen Tucker Foolproof gag force with a pen, revelation with spectator
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 44
A. Berkeley Davis Roger And Out spectator divines card, instant stooge
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 96
Randy Tanner The Psychic Queen index of card is printed on a queen for instant stooging
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 256
Unknown Instant Stooge Force card reversed
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Frederick Braue Telemagic spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room
(a.) card reversed
(b.) reverse fan
  • Braue's new method with double facer
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 13
Karrell Fox "Mind-Dropper" six jumbo cards, one selected, another spectator drops all cards one by one except selection
1986 For My Next Trick... 38
Terry Seabrooke Mind Reading Can selected card is divined with a can by other spectator
1986 Seabrooke's Book 93
Jamy Ian Swiss Almost Gaff-Less Invisible Deck deck appears, named card is reversed
1987 An Interesting Application of That Principle 22
Karrell Fox "Turnaround Trick" audience names selection, giant card on back of spectator
1988 My Latest Book 113
Doc Eason Crystal Ball instant stooge, spectator reads card in crystal ball
Related to 1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Unknown Reverse Fan Force
1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Roger Klause What's Good for the Goose Is... spectator names card of another spectator, repeat with another spectator and card on forehead
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 163
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
John Riggs The Solution
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 54
Tony Bartolotta Impact Slates card and number written on slates
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 113
Karrell Fox Here's Looking At You deck dropped in paper bag and shaken, spectator is told to take out any card he sees, it's the selection
1995 Much Ado About Something 38
Karrell Fox Right Off The Top Of Your Head chosen audience member divines selection, lazy tongs with card behind spectator
1995 Much Ado About Something 144
Steve Beam The Three Stooges two spectators find selection of the other
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 25
Lloyd E. Jones Ein Einmann-Gedankenlese-Akt two spectators on stage divine things, instant stooge message cards
Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 65
Karl Fulves Voice Print freely chosen card, deck in glass, message appears on slate to locate card
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 4) 53
Unknown Reversed Card spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 3
Unknown Reverse Fan spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks' Ring index of card stuck to ring, so spectator can name another spectator's selection
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Clayton Rawson Little Wonder Thought Projector egg beater mind reading
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 4
Frederick Braue Discoveries - Telepathy chapter intro
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 8
Unknown The Amateur Mindreader spectator names card when looking at (reverse) fan
Also published here 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 8
Unknown Out of the Room spectator finds another spectator's card in a corner of the room, reversed
Also published here 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 9
Joshua Jay Triple Thought-of Card Magicians divine two thought-of cards without any questions or fishing
1999 Magic Atlas 66
Karl Fulves Repeat Cheat fourteen-card packet, three cards selected in spectators's own hands by dealing two poker hand and remembering top card, another spectator finds all, all three are the same unknowingly
Variations 1999 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 4
Chuck Smith Fan Force methods using reverse and double fanning
2000 Tools Of The Trade 12
Chuck Smith The Regular Reverse Fan double fan application
2000 Tools Of The Trade 14
Simon Lovell Blind Man's Bluff spectator finds cards in deck, rest is secretly blank, cards are predicted
Inspired by 2000 Son of Simon Says! 85
Ben Harris Particle Physics Spectator names any card, card is found face up in the deck. Card is sandwiched between Jokers, packet is torn into four, card vanishes and appears face up in deck.
Related to 2000 Quarks & Quirks 24
Lee Asher Fan-see meeting both of you here instant stooge, one ahead, two cards
2001 Hand Jobs 11
Unknown Thoughts in Color No. 19, spectator choses card from packet, another spectator finds it, only odd-colored
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 31
Karl Fulves, Tony Bartolotta She Read Your Mind No. 68, spectator finds card which is divined by performer
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 103
Lewis Jones 4 - 6 - 11 three cards selected from twelve-card packet via dealing, a spectator finds all three
Inspired by 2002 Ahead of the Pack 47
Ali Bongo The Happy Medium cards shuffled and placed into houlette, spectator has bag over the head and divines cards
2002 Lecture Notes — Geneva 2002 8
Steve Beam The Human Transmitter spectator divines selection by removing card with same value and one with same suit, repeated
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 138
Karl Fulves Mental Case spectator removes mate of another person's selection from part of deck without knowing it
Inspired by
  • "Mental Deck" (Theodore DeLand)
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 52
Jay Sankey Transference Magician divines spectator's thought of card, then another spectator divines another's thought of card, then spectator locates his own card
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Amazing Tricks) 22
Karl Fulves Pick It Out spectator thinks of a card from one deck, then upjogs three cards from another deck one of which must be his selection, another spectator find the right one from the backs, arrows on cards point to the right card à la instant stooging
2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 58
Anthony Owen Number At Card deck with numbers on the backs, named card has named number on back, two versions
Also published here 2003 Some Tricks 2
J. W. Sarles Prompt Impromptu "Telepathy On The Spot"
card chosen and replaced, spectator looks at fan of cards, meanwhile a spectator on other side of room names selection
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 413
Karl Fulves Stretching The Truth word written on wide rubber band when stretched is no longer readable when collapsed, instant stooge application
Related to 2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 432
Christoph Borer Herz 10
Related to
  • Herz 10 in "Seminarnotizen 2006"
2006 Compilation 140
Jack Avis Jack Avis Ideas - 4. spectator thinks only jumbo index card
2006 Rara Avis 73
Boris Wild Out of this Deck performer removes card and spectator knows if they are red or black
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 86
Jack Parker Stooge Fright Magician divines three random selections
2007 52 Memories 200
Trevor Lewis The Eyes Have It using The Eye Chart, three phases, spectator divines and locates cards, then she selects cards which were predicted
2009 Routines Matter 73
Rafael Benatar Entre Ceja y Ceja spectator divines card from second spectator, then locates card in pocket
Inspired by 2009 El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 7) 144
Steve Beam Filleted and Fried spectator finds performers selection and the other way around
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 91
Clayton Rawson, Patrick Page Clayton Rawson egg beater mind reading, with different variations
Related to
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 2, July 1947, p. 331
2011 Magic Page by Page 314
Karl Fulves Table Talk spectator divines card chosen under table, apparently a corner is torn off and restored for the rest of the audience
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 607
Barrie Richardson Pants on Fire two phases
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Sep. 2003
2011 Curtain Call 229
Doc Eason Crystal Ball Delight instant stooge, spectator reads card in crystal ball
Inspired byRelated to 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 79
David Gabbay Window to the Soul spectator divines card, instant stooge, index stuck on coin
2012 Noteworthy 16
John Guastaferro, Andrew Brown Piecing the Clues Together
2013 Discoveries & Deceptions 18
Tyler Wilson Special Forces Magician riffles through deck and has spectator see and think of any card, works 100% if the time
  • Riff Raff
  • Assault Riffle
2013 Bich Circa '99 7
Chris Westfall Three Stooges Second spectator correctly divines the first spectator's selection
2013 Calculated Chaos 38
Jan Logemann Instant Stooging Think-a-Card
2013 Stand-Up Fantasies 8
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Peekaboo spectator B names A's selection
2014 Card Men 39
Dr. Stanley Jaks Crystal-Viso chosen card divined in crystal ball first by performer, then spectator
Also published here 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 130
Unknown Reverse Fan Force blank fan forces bottom card, dual reality, spectator does not think he is "in on it"
2014 Applesauce 119
Vanni Bossi Pre-show within the Show "name your favorite card"
2016 Standup Card Magic 126
Paul Vigil Two Minds with But a Single Thought two spectator's read each other's mind
2017 The Doors of Deception 221
Joseph Dunninger Dunninger Force reversed fan
Related to 2017 In Search of the "perfect" Rise 20
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Juha-Matti Ristiharju Hofzinser's Glance Force Variation
Related to
  • Hofzinser's "Glance Force" in Magic Christian's "Non Plus Ultra Vol. 2", 2013. P. 56.
2017 In Search of the "perfect" Rise 22
Chris Rawlins Drop Card spectator with eyes closed locates a selection with elimination process, stopping over tabled spread multiple times
  • Another Approach (gaffed method)
Also published here
  • "Drop Card" (Mind Experiments, Chris Rawlins, 2010)
2017 The Event, 2017 47
Anthony Owen Number At Card deck with numbers on the backs, named card has named number on back, two versions
Also published here 2017 Secrets 175
Tino Plaz Kristallklar two cards are divined with a crystal ball, a spectator divines the third selection
Inspired by 2018 Moby Trick 10