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Topic: Egg bag story?
Message: Posted by: gomerel (Apr 3, 2016 12:22PM)
Egg bag routines all seem to be about proving that the egg disappeared then reappeared. That never really interested me. Does anyone do a story using the egg bag?

I made a routine in which the bag is my magical lunch sack. It is one of the cheapo red flannel ones so I say I made it out of some of my old red flannel long johns. That gets a giggle from the kids. I take out what I say is a liverwurst sandwich. Then some prunes. But I point out that you can't call them prunes any more because that reminds people of constipation. More giggles. Finally my "hard boiled egg." "But when I put the egg back in and say the magic words, it disappears!" Have child check the bag. "Boo hoo. Now I don't have my hard boiled egg." "Kids, did you know that hard boiled eggs fall out of the sky and some times you can catch them." Plop! "Look! I caught one."

Suggestions welcome.
Message: Posted by: friend2cptsolo (Apr 8, 2016 09:28PM)
Do you show an empty bag when you start? And then start pulling food from it?
Message: Posted by: gomerel (Apr 9, 2016 11:07PM)
[quote]On Apr 8, 2016, friend2cptsolo wrote:
Do you show an empty bag when you start? And then start pulling food from it? [/quote]

No. Right now it starts full.
Message: Posted by: friend2cptsolo (Apr 10, 2016 09:41AM)
Just brainstorming a few ideas....

Maybe the bag eats your lunch.... but only what suits it's taste, the egg..... so "cook" up another one from "void"
having the bag eat the egg again...*gone*
offer the bag your liverwurst....blah it rejects it

I think the bag could be a funny character.
Why and how it came to be and why it behaves the way it does could be the making of a story.

"This old lunch bag was given to me by strange fellow. I almost believe he sewed in together out of a wore out pair flannel long johns....don't worry I am sure he washed then first. I think he may have left some of his food behind.....'Get it'....'Behind'...
I am not sure what smells in here but it may just be this liverwurst"


Sounds like you already have a funny routine.... do you perform mostly "story" based magic or "routines" like funny patter.... where you are really the funny guy
Message: Posted by: gomerel (Apr 10, 2016 10:36PM)
Thanks. Some clever ideas.

I do a variety of magic, often just for my own amusement. I do like story magic. My preference is performing for kids. Always funny to me, perhaps for others.
Message: Posted by: friend2cptsolo (Apr 11, 2016 07:58AM)
Thanks I like thinking about this kind of stuff like scripting and working story lines,even very light story lines into magic. I like this forum where you can bounce ideas out a see what kind of feed back other might have.
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Apr 11, 2016 02:40PM)
"Remember when Napoleon Dynamite stashed some tater tots from the Caféteria in his pocket and Randy crushed them? The same thing happened to me in school. So I cut my pocket out of my pants and carried it separately. Here it is." (Show egg bag.)


Do routine, from time to time "removing" a stray tot and eating it, or offering it to a spectator.
Message: Posted by: friend2cptsolo (Apr 11, 2016 02:50PM)
[quote]On Apr 11, 2016, 0pus wrote:
"Remember when Napoleon Dynamite stashed some tater tots from the Caféteria in his pocket and Randy crushed them? The same thing happened to me in school. So I cut my pocket out of my pants and carried it separately. Here it is." (Show egg bag.)


Do routine, from time to time "removing" a stray tot and eating it, or offering it to a spectator. [/quote]

continue the routine talkign with a mouthful of tots
.... never ending tot production from mouth using tan sponge balls cut to shape
Message: Posted by: gomerel (Apr 11, 2016 09:52PM)
"offer the bag your liverwurst....blah it rejects it "

With a bag like change bags that have a zipper at the bottom that could be left open. Just got Jim Jayes Silly Sack. That would work. Liverwurst falls through.
Message: Posted by: friend2cptsolo (Apr 12, 2016 07:15AM)
[quote]On Apr 11, 2016, gomerel wrote:
"offer the bag your liverwurst....blah it rejects it "

With a bag like change bags that have a zipper at the bottom that could be left open. Just got Jim Jayes Silly Sack. That would work. Liverwurst falls through. [/quote]

That would be really funny.
Make a fart sound as it drops out.
Message: Posted by: Soumyajit (Aug 19, 2016 01:14PM)
There was a magician on Penn & Teller who did the Egg Bag routine with a time stop effect. Made it look really good. Maybe you can look into that for some ideas :)
Message: Posted by: gomerel (Aug 19, 2016 08:42PM)
[quote]On Aug 19, 2016, Soumyajit wrote:
There was a magician on Penn and Teller who did the Egg Bag routine with a time stop effect. Made it look really good. Maybe you can look into that for some ideas :) [/quote]

What is the time stop effect?
Message: Posted by: Infographicmagicreviews (Oct 7, 2016 11:09PM)
It's all about the character. Most stories I've seen are pretty cheesy.
Message: Posted by: eralph357 (Oct 11, 2016 06:52AM)
Arthur Trace is the mentioned magician who stops time in his egg bag routine. https://youtu.be/TzVTVmfyAQY

It's also my personal favorite egg bag routine I've seen.