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Topic: Rope Effect that leads to Pulling out the Guy's...
Message: Posted by: The Donster (May 26, 2003 07:11PM)
...underwear. Does anyone know about this? It usually begins with finding a piece of rope sticking out the bottom of one's trousers/pants, then goes to the other side, then becomes stuck, then you pull real hard and out comes a pair of boxers. Does anyone know what this trick is called?

Don, :applause:
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (May 26, 2003 07:17PM)
Prof. Cheers rope trick (or Professor Cheers Rope Trick). It has been discussed here at the Café.
Message: Posted by: The Donster (May 26, 2003 07:30PM)
Harry, thanks. Again, just to let you know, I'm going to be adding this trick in with a handcuff escape.


P.S. - just found it on Hocus-Pocus for $75.00.
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (May 26, 2003 07:45PM)
Hey Don,

The one on Hocus-Pocus is not Professor Cheer’s rope trick. It is a different version by Pavel. Pavel’s version (basically an update of a Fantisio trick that Bob Sheets turned into a minor miracle) adds a pair of boxer shorts appearing as you cut yourself in half with a length of rope. This is a comedy penetration of a rope through your body with a shorts kicker. It is not bad.

Professor Cheers Rope Trick usually costs less than $20.00 (check out Hank Lee or Magic Smith). It is the version where rope is pulled from a sleeve, then gets stuck, then pulled out of a pants leg, gets stuck, pulled out of the other pants leg and with a final tug pulls out the boxer shorts.

Two different methods, two different presentations, both with the same kicker. You decide which you want.

Hope this helps a little.

Message: Posted by: Eldon (May 26, 2003 10:48PM)
Hi Don,

Nothing to add about the Professor Cheers Rope Trick. Harry was right on as usual. Just wanted to say, "What a great idea, combining it with a handcuff escape!"
Message: Posted by: The Donster (May 27, 2003 04:56AM)
Harry, Hocus-Pocus has two versions of the Professor Cheers effect and they do have Pavel's but Pavel's is different then what I want.

If you want, I can give you the item numbers so you can see what I'm trying to order and so you can tell me if it is worth it or not.


P.S. - on Hocus-Pocus, they are calling the items Pro Professor Cheers Comedy Rope Routine, for $75.00, and Professor Cheer's Comedy Rope Trick, for $15.95. Pavel's is Pavel Rope Through Body, for $65.00. I just wish they had item numbers. I found these right before I rechecked and searched under rope. Any advice if the Pro is worth the extra $60.00?

Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (May 27, 2003 12:11PM)
Hey Don,

I checked them out. The big difference between the Professional Professor Cheer’s Comedy Rope Routine and the “regular” one (beside the price!) is that the Professional has a harness that organizes and holds the rope and helps it run smoothly. The “regular” version simply tucks the rope (and shorts) under the belt.

Is that worth $60.00 to you? The effect is absolutely the same. The original (regular) Prof. Cheers has been on the market for over thirty years and no improvements until now. But then, not that many people really do the effect. It is a bit of a pain to set-up (not much, but it is not instant-reset!).

The Pavel thing is entirely different. The effect is different, the working is different, however the set-up is similar (something hidden away), and you end up with a pair of shorts on a length of rope. Otherwise, two different tricks!

Which to buy? How often are you going to perform it? I have never seen or done the Pavel routine. I like the way it looks and can make it at home (but won’t).

I have and use the old (regular) Professor Cheers version. I have been performing it for over 30 years (off and on again). I have rebuilt it several times (once you see it you will know what I mean). My original cost was less than $10.00 thirty years ago.

Hope this helps a little.
Message: Posted by: The Donster (May 27, 2003 09:51PM)
Harry, yes it does help.

I just have to debate which one to buy and if it is worth getting. I'm not sure how many times I'll be using it, and since hardly anyone performs it, that would be a plus. I want to be different, but don't want to be doing the same trick as someone else. Also, what kind of magic do you do Don?

P.S. - maybe you can help me decide what to do for an act.

Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (May 28, 2003 06:13AM)
Don, if you don’t think that you will be performing the trick that often (say no more than once a week), then I personally would buy the cheaper version. The harness thing is a convenience that you won’t fully exploit. If you find that you are working more and more, then you could upgrade later.
Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (May 29, 2003 01:53PM)
I perform Prof Cheers at all my kid shows. They love it. When I got mine, it came with the l**ps taped with white paper tape if you can believe it! Also, the right leg rope was too short. The tape soon pulled apart, so I sewed the l**ps by hand and switched in a longer piece for the left leg, and I, and my boxers, haven't looked back yet.

Message: Posted by: The Donster (May 29, 2003 08:44PM)
Great, glad to hear that people are still using this effect. I've only seen it done once.

Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (May 30, 2003 09:28AM)
Also, the one I bought came with briefs, not boxers. I had to sew my own boxers in.

Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (May 30, 2003 09:46AM)
Mine is homemade too. The last three that I have used have been homemade.

I am an under-tall, sort of smallish person. I pull out a super jumbo (XXXL) set of boxers out. They are very (very, very) colorful. To save on bulk, I cut half the elastic waistband out and sewed the top closed. They still look like a full pair of shorts. The contrast between the size of the boxers and me is truly funny.
Message: Posted by: The Donster (May 30, 2003 11:47AM)
Harry, that sounds like a terrific idea.

Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (May 30, 2003 12:26PM)
I was asked to work at an awards banquet and sit at the head table. I was doing the Prof Cheer rope trick at the time, so I decided to go to the banquet, in suit and tie, all set for it.

It was a hot, sticky night...no air in the hall...I sat, and sat and sat...the speeches were too long (as usual).

When done, the MC said, "We had Pete here to entertain us, but the night has gone too long, I'm sure he'd be glad to come back next month and do his act, thanks and good night."

ARGH.....here I was with this huge load of rope on my body, sweating like a dog and NO SHOW... double ARGH...

To unload I went into the men's room and pulled the rope out.

You guessed it...a couple of guys walked in while I was pulling the rope out of my pants!

And it was in San Francisco!!!

Isn't magic fun?... :dancing:

Now I am doing "ROPED"... a simpler version, although you have to open with it. :kermit: :bunny2: :kermit:

Gee, I just thought about it... you CAN do the "shorts" ending with ROPED... :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:
Message: Posted by: The Donster (May 30, 2003 09:51PM)
Pete thanks for the story its a good thing you were not tied up at the Moment. Don,
Message: Posted by: gordo (May 31, 2003 01:14AM)
Pete, Funny stuff!!!
Always been a fan of yours... still have beta casette tape of you on the Dale Harney Magic Show out of Calgary back in the late 70's early 80's.
Message: Posted by: The Donster (May 31, 2003 06:41AM)
Ok, I give up what is ROPED. Don,
Message: Posted by: magictim (Nov 23, 2003 09:16PM)
My friend just performed this in our IBM ring fundraiser show. It is one of the tricks the audience remembered most along with my bowling ball production.
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Nov 24, 2003 12:45AM)
I have a standard version of Prof Cheer that I'd be willing to part with for $10. New, never used. It was given to me as a gift and I already had one plus I have the new "harness" version.
Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (Nov 24, 2003 03:42AM)
Scott, how do you like the harness version? Is it better than the normal version, which is what I use? Thanks.


PS: I finally found a lip stamp (got it at Michaels) and so am practicing Red Hot Mama's Lips. Thanks for that routine from your DVD.
Message: Posted by: The Donster (Nov 24, 2003 04:00AM)
I have the new harness one too. Never opened it yet. … At a cost of $75.00. Don
Message: Posted by: RC4MAG (Nov 26, 2003 07:03PM)
The original sold Prof. Cheers routine came with only half a pair of shorts (no backside) in order to cut down on the bulky load.
I purchased the new Professional $75 harness version and like it. It comes with colorful shorts and high quality rope. And at that price, it should be top quality provided!
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Nov 28, 2003 03:55AM)
I've sold the regular one I had.


I like it a LOT better, because you can set it up in advance but you don't have to wear it around. You can go to the venue, get your show set, sit through dinner, all without the discomfort Pete described. Then you just excuse yourself to the restroom a few minutes before going on and put it on - no stuffing stuff into pockets, etc.

An added feature is that it acts as a back brace for those of us who get backaches from standing during the show! Afterwards, I just keep it on while I am tearing down, packing and loading everything.

Yes, $75 is expensive compared to the other version, but it so much easier and nicer. It's well worth the added expense to me.
Message: Posted by: david alan (Mar 9, 2004 10:08PM)
A note from D & B Magic: The "PROFESSOR CHEER'S"
harness system was inspired by my wife who had suffered a permanent back injury. I purchased the PROFESSOR CHEER'S trick when I was very young (1970's) and absolutely loved the trick! The set up was a pain in the butt, but I still did it. I purchased the trick from ABBOTT's magic and the response was incredible. And, YES, it was soft magicians rope! Since then, it has been made very cheaply and less than professional. My wife's injury led to her being perscribed an ice pack with a harness to hold it tight to her back (and some pills.) One day she asked me to get her the ice pack and harness. Something clicked. And so Professor Cheeer's was re-born. And it took many modifications to work properly. If there are toes that have been stepped on; and whether or not the plans for this trick have been previously published, I know not! (and apoligize) If so... I throw my hat in the ring with those who have put much thought into a great effect. We all want the same thing.. Great magic. And may I add, I will stand behind this effect 100%. The problem with a lot of magic today is the poor quality. This effect will stand the test of time. I have been the receipient of many poor effects and have wasted my money many times. If this is not a quality item, call me or e-mail me. I will be happy to do every thing I can to see that you are completely satisfied. 203 634 6712 / dandmagic@aol.com And may I add.. My wife.. BOGUS THE CLOWN works this effect with me pulling the ropes and it cracks them up every time! Thanks to all who have done it before!
Message: Posted by: The Donster (Mar 10, 2004 12:30PM)
David if you can please PM me or E-mail me at thekeymaker@mail.com I would like a few things answered I still have mine but it is still in the Wrapper I need Help. Don,
Message: Posted by: MagicalPirate (Aug 9, 2004 10:39PM)
Well since I am largish fellow, I guess I will have to use a pair of super small speedos.

Martin :pirate:
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 6, 2004 01:59PM)
A thong might be good for a laugh.