I follow a lot of different people on Twitter. One person I follow is David Copperfield. Recently he retweeted a post from someone else.
In these tough times, who we need now is David F**king Copperfield: bit.ly/qL4C0P #amen
Being intrigued, I followed the link and took a look at the premise of the post. Here’s a little taste of the premise of the article.
These are dark times we’re living in, kids. Wall Street is occupied. The current GOP presidential “frontrunner” thinks was totally kidding when he said we need an electrified fence between the U.S. and Mexico. “Whitney” got a full season order. Yes, our collective mood is just short of “F*** this noise, we give up.”
What we need is a pick-me-up. What we need is a who, someone to come along and lift our spirits and make us smile, even if what we’re smiling at is an illusion.
Who we need is David Copperfield.
The original poster is right. In these tough times we do need David Copperfield – or someone else like him. Do you remember when he made the Statue of Liberty disappear? Walked through the Great Wall of China? Well the original poster does, along with quite a few other bits of business he performed.
Here’s a link to the full article.
This article has links to the following great tricks and illusions:
- Making the Statue of Liberty Disappear
- Walking through the Great Wall of China
- Vanishing the Orient Express
- Death Saw
- The Fan – on Oprah
- At home audience participation
All of these are great illusions that David Copperfield brought to us in the past. I loved watching all of them. However, in the comments, there is a hidden gem. In the comments someone mentioned a parody of Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood that he did as a routine. It is quite an entertaining bit of magic. The quality is low but it comes across fine.
Here it is, David Copperfield parodying Mister Rogers.
So what are your thoughts. Do we f***ing need David Copperfield right now? Is there someone else you’d like to see take his place? In my opinion, these performances stand the test of time. He is a true master magician. There are new, younger performers out there but can they produce timeless classics such as these? Let me know what you think in the comments below.