World's Greatest Magic

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The World's Greatest Magic was a series of American television shows showcasing magic acts. The first of five shows was broadcast by NBC in 1994, and continued with annual editions through 1998.

The first episode was hosted by Robert Urich, the second by Alan Thicke, and the final three episodes by John Ritter.[1]

Contents

World's Greatest Magic I

Original Air Date: November, 1994 Hosted by Robert Urich

  • Princess Tenko - Water Torture Cell
  • The Pendragons - Metamorphosis
  • Max Maven - Mentalism
  • Greg Frewin - A Colorful Dove Act
  • Fielding West - Comedy Levitation
  • Lance Burton - World Class Magic
  • Mac King - Comedy Tricks
  • Juan Tamariz - Car Finds the Card
  • Topas - Sunglasses and Bells
  • Tom Mullica - Cigarette Eating
  • Brett Daniels - Appearing Levitating Woman
  • Melinda - Zombie Ball
  • Bill Malone - Sam The Bellhop
  • Alain Choquette - Torn and Restored Thread
  • Franz Harary - Disappearing Space Shuttle Explorer


World's Greatest Magic II

Original Air Date: November 22nd, 1995 Hosted by Alan Thicke

  • Dirk Arthur - Helicopter Appearance
  • Jason Byrne - Fun with Birds
  • Mac King Teach-a-Trick
  • Mark Kalin & Jinger - Transfiguration
  • Jeff Hobson - Comedy Egg Bag
  • Brett Daniels - Marilyn Monroe appears and disappears
  • Jeff McBride - Mask's, Myths and Manipulations
  • Amazing Jonathan - Crazy Comedy
  • Aayla & Lillia - Fun with Fire
  • Rick Thomas - Levitation
  • Rene Leveland - "It Can't Be Done Any Slower"
  • Max Maven - Interactive Magic
  • Luis DeMatos - Rubberbands and Mirrors
  • Melinda - Drill of Death
  • Penn and Teller - The Magic Bullet Catch


World's Greatest Magic III

Original Air Date: November 27, 1996 Hosted by John Ritter

  • Hans & Sittah - Dekolta Chair and Box, and Beheaded
  • Joseph Gabriel - The Mistake of Righteousness
  • Michael Finney - Comedy card on forehead
  • Galina - Sensual Magic
  • Nathan Burton - Comedy Magic
  • Guy Hollingworth - Close-up, Twisting the Aces, Torn and Restored
  • David Williamson - Rocky, and Cups and Balls
  • Greg Frewin - Twister (Double Trouble)
  • Steve Wyrick - Produces an airplane on stage
  • Jean Piere Valerino - Close-up cards and coins
  • Dirk Arthur - Sleight of Tiger
  • Bob Arno - Comedy Pickpocket
  • Brett Daniels - Cutting a woman in half
  • Peter Marvey - Manipulation
  • The Pendragon's - Showgirl Vanish


World's Greatest Magic IV

Original Air Date: November 26, 1997 Hosted by John Ritter

  • Ayala - Double Buzz Saw
  • Jonathan David Bass - Fun with Birds
  • Tabary - Fun with a Rope
  • Juliana Chen - Masks & Manipulation
  • Mac King - Teach-a-Trick
  • Kirby Van Birch - Transforms two assistants into a leopard, and produces a Helicopter
  • Ken Mate - Comedy Insurance Policy card trick
  • Tim Kole - Cuts off his assistants head
  • Max Maven - Interactive Magic
  • Lennart Green - Miracles with a Deck of Cards
  • Rick Thomas - Osmosis
  • The Hamners - Exotic Birds
  • Dexion - Bends a metal pole with his neck
  • Raymond Crow - Manipulation with billiard balls
  • Carl Cloutier - Card Locator
  • Sherry Lukas - Assistant crawls through her body
  • Lance Burton - Jaws of Death


World's Greatest Magic V

Original Air Date: November 25, 1998 Hosted by John Ritter

  • John Gabriel - Wireframe
  • Magic Unlimited - The three magicians are 15, 16 and 17 year's old
  • Hans Klok - Through the fan
  • Harry Anderson - Paper to a $20, and interactive Masked Magician
  • Mike Caveney - Comedy scissors through the jacket
  • Mac King - Teach-a-Trick
  • Dimmare - Classic Magic, doves, canes, silks, etc.
  • Michael Ammar - Cups & Balls, and card tricks
  • The Majestix - Pass through solid steel, and the Puzzler
  • Phelston Jones - Pyro magic, masks, and more
  • The Evasons - Psychics
  • John Gabriel - Levitation
  • Jim Passe - Paradox Sphere, twists a lady in half
  • Peter Gossamer & Hayley Taylor - Comedy Psychics (Mental Tele-pathetic)
  • Goldfinger and Dove - Stage Monte
  • Brett Daniels - Grand Canyon

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