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Topic: Cock and Duck Trick
Message: Posted by: Chimera (Jan 21, 2004 03:54PM)
Does anyone have any routine suggestions for the Cock and Duck trick? You have seen Dc perform this on his Bermuda Triangle special.

Message: Posted by: Terry Holley (Jan 21, 2004 09:18PM)
From the music background perspective, I always thought that the song "Poetry in Motion" would play at least as well if not better than the song that was used ("What A Wonderful World It Would Be").

I saw a play on the words ("Poultry in Motion"), and some of the lyrics fit in with the effect ("I love every movement, there's nothing I would change, she doesn't need improvement, she's much too nice to rearrange").

See this link for the lyrics:

[url=http://www.lovelyrics.com/artists/JOHNNY%20TILLOTSON%20lyrics/JOHNNY%20TILLOTSON%20POETRY%20IN%20MOTION%20lyrics.php]Click here[/url]

Knowing all the thought that goes into David's routining, I can't help but believe that this was considered, but decided against for some reason.

I also equated this with the effect contributed to Egyptian magician Dedi, yet taking it a step beyond. Perhaps a historical presentation could be weaved around it.

Having said all that, I don't think it is in your best interest to copy the routine that David performed.

It was a great effect, and I always chuckle when I think about the boldness of it!

Message: Posted by: Magicduck (Jan 22, 2004 12:07AM)
Actually, the basic effect is old. I have a book by Bev Bergeron on the old traveling "Willard" show. He toured all over the south in the USA.

When I first saw that trick in there, I could never imagine anyone would do it. I assumed that it was from a bygone era...the whole decapitating idea. anyway, when I saw DC do it I was quite surprised.
Message: Posted by: Chimera (Jan 24, 2004 02:57AM)
Thanks for the help.

Is it me or is this effect really limited presentation wise?

Also does anyone have a more modern song that will go with this effect?
Message: Posted by: Magicduck (Jan 24, 2004 02:37PM)
Frankly, for my act I would not touch this with a ten foot pole and I have the ducks. Copperfield is a guy who has the stage setting, charizma, humor and ability to pull this off. For most of us, it just is not practical...having to have both a duck and a chicken on stage. On top of that, let me just say, a chicken and a duck who happen to be wearing costumes. Then there is the whole issue of "cruelty." Done properly there is not cruelty, but it looks like you pulled their heads off so that is not cool at a kids performance unless you are DC.

If I were you and had a chicken and or a duck, I would just produce or vanish the animal, or both, and bag the further complications. No idea for music really: perhaps Talk to the Animals.
Message: Posted by: Chimera (Jan 24, 2004 10:16PM)
Well I understand what you are saying and value your coments.

But having a mulit million production and exotic animals. I really don't see the problem.

I own the prop so I'm going to use it. Just trying to get sugestions.
Message: Posted by: Magicduck (Jan 25, 2004 12:13AM)
Obviously, from what you say here, the prop could work for you. I did not realize you had such a large production. My comments were geared to the average magician who performs around and about not to a pro with a multimillion dollar production. I see by a search engine that there is a circus of the same name as the name you are posting with...is that your production?

Message: Posted by: Chimera (Jan 25, 2004 01:45AM)
No that is not my production. Very interesting though. I did not know the old tent circus is still around.

The name is just what you call a screen name. I got it from a movie. I canít remember which one.