Do as I Do, You Can't
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Do as I Do, You Can't is a plot in card magic in which a spectator tries to follow along with the magician, but fails.
Seems to be a creation of U.F. Grant in 1931.
- U Can't Do As I Do by U.F. Grant in Encyclopedia of Card Tricks (1937)
- The Five Cards Do As I Do--You Can't in Greater Magic (1938)
- Do As I Do--You Can't Unless I want You To by Ed Marlo in Amazing Isn't It? (1941)
- The Faulty Follower (permission to use this effect given by "Gen" Grant), by Ken Brooke in 36 Tricks with Fa-Ko Cards (1962).
- Vernon's Variant from Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic - four cards are repositions and turned over in a specific sequence. The magician ends up with four face down cards, but the follower ends up with one face up. (1967)