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MDS
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If it is a birthday show I use "Happy Birthday ____________.

For holidays I use "Merry Christmas", "Happy Halloween", etc....
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For a good quick laugh you can set them up with the following....


Repeat the magic words real loud!

Oogedy!
Woogedy!
(stick your finger in your nose and say...)

Don't pick your boogedy!!

I have kids rolling on the floor!

S. Patrick
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In answer to Mike the Amazing. Let's not cheapen magic by using silly magic words, let us keep it respectable. At Children's Entertainer Competitions here is GB it's the usual thing. A suposedly funny word is used and fails in impact after the second and third time it is used and more importantly it the only funny line they have in their whole performance.

Magic words can be used for special tricks, such a the OOMPA gag with is wonderful line 'if you say that again I will stop you going to school for three weeks so there!' and from then on it's a riot everytime it is said. Or, you are telling the story and you have said a word or sentence and you say 'Which just happened to be the magic words.' They are pronounced and after the second time I is said the children are ahead of you and are already pronouncing the magic word much to their amusement and your displeaseure sometimes. Or: You say there is one magic word you must not say for this trick,does anyone know what it is?' the children shout out words and you point out that one of them has said the magic word you must not say and now YOU ARE in trouble we could go on. Eric and Muriel
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I was just thinking about this and I was wondering, for those who use the birthday or special childs name do you think this might actually weaken it. I know that it is their special day and everything, but would it be better if you were to use funny words? By using funny words it does not signal any one out to better, they know it is their birthday and get to do somthing special, already so why not use just a funny word? Basically in this rambling, does using the birthday name actually add that much to it?
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I agree with you Robert. I've used the "Happy Birthday _________" in the past and, artistically, it didn't seem to carry as much punch as I would have liked. Now, I prefer to use a consistent tag line as the magic words (something by which my name and reputation with become associated). However, I still close my birthday show by having all of the kids yell out Happy Birthday to the birthday child and then give him/her a loud round of applause.

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I have several. Each goes for different tricks:

Wasabi Cashews

Shiggidy Shiggidy Shwa

Hocus Pocus Chicken Bones Chokeus

The above are just my favorites because they usually get laughs...especially the last one.
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I'm daring to go where I certainly am a stranger - working with kids. I notice a few people already used the magic word "Please". However, at the very beginning I tell them that sometimes we need just a little magic, and I have a very tiny magic wand. To do other tricks we need lots of very powerful magic, and I produce a very large wand. I use "Please" when I need the most powerful word (and largest wand).
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I used to use Diddle Daddle Doddle but as in the words of my intro song I now just use CRACK A JACK
JIMMY CARLO. KIDabra International Family Entertainer of the Year 2009.
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Out of curiosity do any of you use no magic words at all? I have gone through twenty years without either a word or a wand, and I have never felt the need for either. Am I alone? Tony.
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On 2009-08-29 12:24, TonyB2009 wrote:
Out of curiosity do any of you use no magic words at all? I have gone through twenty years without either a word or a wand, and I have never felt the need for either. Am I alone? Tony.


Tony,
More power to ya. Magic is sometimes in the perception. The kids (and parents) will arrive with the preconceived notion of bunnies, top hats, magic wand and magic words. It is great that you can be entertaining without the usual props.

-Wes Holly-
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I said it before, and I'll say it again. For kid's shows I pay tribute to the Amazing Mumford and use his magic words; "A-la-peanut-butter-sandwiches!" Of course, now-a-days the parents aren't old enough to remember where I got that, so I just do it for me.

Wes Holly
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At the start of the show I do a spelling test trick that is displayed through out the show. Usually it is the kids name if it is 7 or fewer letters. If it is longer than I make it the word MAGIC. That is the magic word I use.

Patrick
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I have a routine with a "school certificate tearing"
After tearing my bad certificate, I restore it in a spooky way (sound and green fire), using:

"Shalla kabulla - Krabasta Labusta"
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I use "smelly socks in custard" but I want to change it as I have heard kids saying smelly cocks! Not what you want them going home telling mum and dad!
My Dragon is called Snot and he teaches the children the magic words so something about him would be good but again I don't want to play too much on the snot.
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Hocus Pocus Chicken Bones Choke Us... not sure where I got the phrase.
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