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Chiromancer
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I have an old card duck which I have never used. I am a sucker for odd props and this is one I have always loved. Unfortunately I have never seen a great routine for one. Does any one have any Ideas, or know where there is a good one inn print?
Greg Arce
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Never saw one in print, but in my youth I used this prop in most kid shows. I would use an Alphabet deck instead of a regular deck of cards and force the letter Y. Now, as in any kid show, I could stretch out the moment the duck found the card by asking the group to call out the letter they had... they would scream, "Y!!!" and I would say, "Because that's how Howie (the duck) will find it. So what's the letter?" they scream, "Y!!!" I say, "He needs to hear it, that's why?" And this would go on for awhile as the kids screamed and laugh at how I was not understanding them.
Also sometimes threw in the letters A and U to have laughs on the kids screaming "A!!!" and pretended they couldn't hear me and I would say to one kid, "Okay, now when I point at you it's your turn to scream out the letters... get ready and I point at you and..." "He screams out U!!!" And I say, "No, no... I'm not the one who screams the letter." I then point at him and he screams, "U!!!" I say, "No, NO, not me... you... you scream the letter."
As with any kid's shows you can see where you can draw out this situation.

Greg
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Don't forget to blindfold the duck and later find it "peeking" out of the other side of the blindfold (away from the audience side). The kids love that one, too.
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Either Senator Crandal or Owens had as part of the routine the wooden duck laying a wooden egg (insert your own "decoy joke").
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