143 entries in Spoon & Fork
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Der Salon-Herkules gag in which a spoon has to be moved with the mouth, it is secretly filled with mustard
Oct. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on melting spoons
Jan. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Die imitierten Kirchenglocken No. 10, sound effect with string and spoon that imitated church bells
1900 161
Bob Hummer Breaking the Spoon spoon apparently broken vanishes
Also published here 1941 14
Bending the Spoon against table, optical illusion gag, done for real as gag
1941 14
Spoon to Knife spoon wrapped up in napkin changes into knife
Variations 1941 15
The Vanishing Spoon sleeving off the table
1941 16
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein Ton fällt in ein Glas? fork to make sound, sound placed inside a glass
Jan. 1941 7
Jay Marshall The Difference spoon bend on table
Related to Apr. 1944 242
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945)
Balancing Knife and Spoon no trick
1949 7
Rotating Knife knife and fork as spinning wheel on the table, to find selection
1949 8
Abril Lamarque, Bert Easley Diver in the Spoon making figures with the reflection of a spoon
1949 8
Nepomuk Nickleplated bending spoon convincer
Related toAlso published here Aprs 1950 799
Eddie Joseph Body Productions for Nite Clubs spoon, knife, forks, whiskey glass produced from spectator's clothing
1950 40
Karrell Fox Impromptu Zombie floating roll, fork
Feb. 1954 3
Karrell Fox They're All Aces - Take a Card any card ideas and gags
  • Old Money (bill with beard)
  • Bedroom Eyes (beds on glasses)
  • Genii Weenie (hot dog from Aladin lamp)
  • Bounced (rubber check joke)
  • Candelabra (original way to light three matches on a matchbook)
  • Nose Nonsense (spoon on nose gag)
  • Fan Fun (fan gag)
July 1954 42
Eddie Joseph Personal Magnetism spoon clings to hand, finger ring used
1954 17
Leonard Austin Sugar and Spoon Transportation with glasses
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
Derek Vernon Nickel-Plated bending spoon convincer, coin
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1956 7
Bert Allerton The Bent Spoon
Related to 1958 10
Werner Minnig Der verschenkte Zauberstab wand is wrapped in paper and transforms into wooden spoon
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 4)
John V. Hope Sugar Go sugar put in handkerchief penetrates table
Mar. 1961 249
Leo Behnke "Long John" Silver stretching a spoon
1962 13
Bob Hummer Entre Acte - Löffelbrechen spoon apparently broken vanishes
Also published here 1966
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 27 No. 3)
Roy Johnson, Bobby Collins "Pop Goes the..." knife or fork is vanished, seated, à la knife swallowing
1971 45
Karl Fulves Psilver selection of spoon or fork is predicted, they then change places in the hand and pocket of the spectator, then one bends like the other, power of darkness elements
Also published here 1974 51
John Cornelius Magnetic Fork powerful magnet below table makes fork magnetic above table
Related toAlso published here May 1974 733
Uriah Fuller 1. Bending forks and spoons
1975 19
Al Mann Metal-Kinesis spoon bends under handkerchief, Dick Van Brummer's "The Solid Ghost"
1976 9
Karrell Fox A "Spoonerism" clings to nose, sight gag
1976 49
Tony Shiels Bend, Baby, Bend! on Uri Geller and methods to bend, spoons, nails and keys
1976 10
The Bent Spoon with both hands on table
1976 214
Gene Nielsen The Geller-Effect! spoon bending, two spoons
Magick (Issue 170)
Amazing James Randi The Amazing Randi spoon bends and eventually breaks
Magick (Issue 183)
Fred C. Baumann Metalogic spoon bends and then breaks, extra bowl à la Hiroshi Sawa ("Gary Ueller", Genii)
Variations 1978
New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Stephen Tucker Spoonerism spoon bending
Also published here 1978
The Talon (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Spoonering finger ring on spoon, getting it off the wide end, posed as problem
Related to 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 39)
Karl Fulves Psilver No. 44, selection of spoon or fork is predicted, they then change places in the hand and pocket of the spectator, then one bends like the other, power of darkness elements
Also published here 1979 69
Uriah Fuller 4. Silver Spoons should not be used for spoon bending
1980 58
Mike Caveney Bent Spoons two spoons, one held wrapped in a napkin, the other one visibly
1981 63
Ben Harris Round the Ben-d spoon bending, it breaks and is restored
Inspired by 1981 73
Al Mann Discobolus various animation ideas using a jumping disc
  • The jumping spoon
  • The cascading dominoes
  • The spirits ring a bell
  • The expanding beer cans
1982 12
Doug Bennett Silver Sponge four coins vanish with sponge and are wrought out again, then large silver spoon appears, shell
Variations 1983 64
Stephen Tucker Spoonerism spoon bends and breaks
Also published here 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3)
Stephen Tucker Gags?
  • broken of bowl of spoon (strong coffee)
  • missing corner of card gag
May 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25)
Roger Klause Welded! spoon bending routine
Mar. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 19)
Michael Weber Off the Deep End finger ring through wide end of spoon
Related toAlso published here 1984 4
Doug Edwards Past Bending fork or spoon is bend and broken
Apr. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 4)
John Riggs One Handed Gellerism spoon bending, slow bend until it breaks
1985 198
Ben Harris The Cutlery Bend chapter intro
1985 63
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Effecting Bends in Cutlery
  • In the Hands
  • The Table Bend
  • The Chair Bend
1985 63
Ben Harris, Uri Geller Revealing Bends in Cutlery
  • The Twist Move
  • The Fair Play Move
  • The Pivot
  • Bendiferous
1985 68
Ben Harris, Uri Geller The Rigged Spoon bowl falls off
  • Handling the Rigged Spoon
  • In the Spectator's Hand
1985 74
Ben Harris Silver Through Silver spoon handle penetrates coin, then coin vanishes
1985 94
Ben Harris Bendsation
1985 119
Michael Weber Off the Deep End finger ring through wide end of spoon
Also published here 1985 5
Hiroyuki Sakai, Michael Weber Spoony Ring ring through spoon
1988 113
Jeffrey Greenfield Uri Geller Is Alive And Well, So Don't Invite Him To Dinner spoon bending
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4, 5 & 6)
Karl Fulves Noops! two spoons, one bent, condition reverses and other spoon is bent now
The Chronicles (Issue 31)
Karl Fulves Glorpy No. 42, secret fork used to animate knife under handkerchief
1988 121
Karl Fulves Spooky Spoon No. 43, zombie principle to levitate a spoon with a secretly attached fork behind handkerchief
1988 124
Ben Harris Twirl getting a cork-screw twist in handle
Variations 1988 60
David Williamson A Spoon Bending Routine with secret extra bowl
Also published here Mar. 1988
Opus (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Jay Sankey Going for Broke spoon is broken and restored
1990 16
Jay Sankey Stirring Silver finger ring penetrates spoon on wide end
Related to 1990 83
Roland Gugganig The Animation of Silver fork climbs out of glass, thread
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic)
Mac King Fork You In The Eyes Stick fork in eye, cream shoots out (gag with coffee creamer)
1990 11
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Spoon Beam spoon lifts up on hand before bending
Aug. 1990
Magick (Issue 443)
Karl Fulves Spoon Lift lifting a spoon off the table in a certain way
Cheat Sheet (Issue 3)
Karl Fulves Bent Fork one tine of fork bends
Cheat Sheet (Issue 3)
David Williamson A Little Spoon Bending spoon bending with secret extra bowl
VariationsAlso published here 1990 ca. 7
Fred C. Baumann The Folding Spoon
Mar. 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 3)
Michael Weber You're Uri a openly bent spoon is rubbed, it starts to smoke and eventually the spoon is straightened and finally breaks
1991 12
Michael Weber, Michael Close, Eric A. Maurin Coffee Machine time machine presentation while drinking coffee, sugar packet is restored, coffee free of sugar and spoon vanishes from mug and is resting dry on the table again
Related to 1991 15
Michael Weber, Eric A. Maurin Vanishing Spoon while stirring, with coin
1991 17
Michael Weber, Jeff McBride Hiding McBride splitting spoons, McBride produced missing knife at a meal
1991 19
Michael Weber Hot Production Item spoon penetrates napkin, then a glass/bottle appears, steal on table
1991 27
Spoon Through Napkin method normally with a coin
Inspired by 1991 27
Michael Weber Off the Deep End finger ring penetrates spoon on wide end
1991 29
Felix Farrell Puttin' on the Ritz spoon visibly pulled out of center of finger ring
1991 129
Martin Gardner Rattle Rock Spoon making rattle rock from bowl of plastic spoon, reverses direction when spun on table
Cheat Sheet (Issue 7)
Bob King Bend that Spoon! spoon bending routine, transformation into fork
Nov. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 11)
Sid Fleischman Spoon Twisting spoon moves, then has a twist in its handle, switch as spoon drops to floor
  • Tabletop Switch
1993 34
Fred C. Baumann Shades of Geller spoon bending
Sep. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 9)
John Riggs Slow-Motion Gellerism bowl of spoon falls off
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Ted Lesley The Mentalist's Tablecloth magnets under tablecloth, plate lifter used, to cue spectator, move objects etc.
  • The Dung Beetle Revelations
  • The Living Dead
  • Greased Ghost (Haunted deck with plate lifter method)
  • Grand Mal Geller (spoon in bag moves and bends)
Related to 1994 132
R. Paul Wilson Mr Spoons spoon bending
1995 15
Alain Nu Silver Wear clever spoon bending routine, three spoons
1995 1102
John Riggs Slow Motion Gellerism spoon bends and eventually breaks
1995 73
Felix Farrell Baby-Bend bending spoon, additional handle
1995 45
Jon Allen Weird Science spoon bending, handle bent at 90° to the side
Inspired by 1995 5
David Williamson Eine Löffel-Verbiege-Routine spoon bending with secret extra bowl
Also published here 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 3)
Alan Nguyen Bender Ender spoon seems to move under cover of handkerchief, becomes bent
Inspired by 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 4)
Sleeving move sleeving a spoon
Labyrinth (Issue 4)
Alain Nu, Hiroshi Sawa Fender Bender one handed spoon bending routine
1996 1204
Alain Nu Impossibender spoon bending, forming a loop, one handed
1996 1205
Goutam Guha Ring on the Spoon ring pushed over bowl of spoon
1996 17
Alain Nu Witch-Fork signed coin is found among others in a mug using a fork, coin stuck between tines of fork
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 12)
Dave Arch Place Setting instruction game with spoon, knife and fork, divination where each ends up
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Frederick Braue The Ringing Tines ringing sound in glass - produced by fork - tells which card was selected
1997 19
Ken De Courcy Geller for Dinner multi-phase routine with spoon, spoon apparently bends then it vanishes
Aug. 1997 4
Barrie Richardson Suspension of Disbelief glass clings to spoon
VariationsAlso published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1991
1999 53
Barrie Richardson Suspension of Disbelief II glass clings to spoon, stand-up version, thread
Inspired by 1999 166
Jerry MacGregor Star Ring borrowed finger ring vanishes and appears on performer's fourth finger, threaded onto rope and back on finger, threaded onto spoon and back on finger
1999 203
Chad Long Transputensil fork and spoon transpose, ungaffed
2000 11
Tom Stone Jumping Spoon plastic spoon jumps out of cup, gag
Also published here 2000 12
John Cornelius Lines of Flux powerful magnet below table makes fork magnetic above table
Also published here 2001 57
Wolfgang Moser Die verbogene Münze coin put in spectators hand, then coin in performer's hand is bent, spectator's coin as well and a spoon as well
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5)
Ronald Post Spirit Silver two nested spoons under a handkerchief on the performer's flat hand, the make a metallic sound to answer questions, one spoon vanishes at the end
Related to 2001
Discoverie (Issue 6)
David Berglas Uri Geller on Uri Geller, metal bending, Robert Harbin
2002 300
William Thomas Spoon Fed handle of spoon is twisted
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 10)
Tom Stone Jumping spoon plastic spoon jumps out of cup, gag
Also published here 2002 13
David Williamson Prehensil Utensil spoon bending with secret extra bowl
Also published here 2003 7
Michel Huot Acid Trip sugar stirred into coffee, it starts bubbling and lower part of spoon has apparently dissolved
Inspired by 2003 23
David Acer Get Bent! as magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends
Also published here Sep. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 9)
David Acer Get Bent As magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends
Also published here 2004 285
Axel Hecklau Ausgelöffelt spoon changes to fork, in mouth
Also published here 2004 22
Jay Sankey Silver Lining spoon bending in napkin
2004 122
Jay Sankey Twister spoon visibly spins 180 degrees, head is then twisted
Inspired by 2004 125
Jim Steinmeyer The Great Silverware Scam Piano Card Trick with forks and knives
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Magic, Dec. 2003
2006 18
Jason Mauney Scamming the Silverware Piano Card Trick with forks and spoons, with vanishing spoon
Inspired by 2006 42
Michael Weber, Tomo Maeda Urigami spoon outline cut out of an index card bends
Inspired by 2008 6
Sveroni Instant Tee tea travels to covered mug, then tee and water is mixed just to vanish and from the mug falls confetti
Inspired by
  • David Williamson's "Saline Solution"
2009 7
Tom Stone The Pianist's Cutlery Piano Card Trick with silverware
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 8
Tom Stone Spoon Jumper plastic spoon jumps out of cup, gag
Also published here 2010 43
Tom Stone Concerto for Cutlery Piano Card Trick with silverware
Related toAlso published here 2010 113
Michael Weber Gaffed Spoon/Fork with credit information
2010 113
Bluff Bending against table, optical illusion gag
2011 40
Spoork spoon transforms into fork when rolled in handkerchief
2011 56
Axel Hecklau The mouth transformation spoon changes to fork, in mouth
Also published here 2011 5
Axel Hecklau The pure transformation spoon transforms inside an envelope
2011 9
Lorenz Schär, Axel Hecklau Through and Through with "Revelation" spoon inside an envelope is pierced with a knife and then transforms into fork
2011 11
Axel Hecklau Die Verwandlung im Mund spoon changes to fork, in mouth
2011 17
Axel Hecklau Die pure Verwandlung spoon transforms inside an envelope
2011 21
Lorenz Schär, Axel Hecklau Die Durchdringung mit Erklärung spoon inside an envelope is pierced with a knife and then transforms into fork
2011 23
Doug Edwards Geller Coffee bending spoon gag, prop
2013 151
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Silver Where The knife and fork remain at their assigned location in the place setting, despite being repeatedly switched. Using the Delight Switch
Variations 2015 111
Lorenz Schär One for Ron Impromptu production and then vanish of a spoon.
2015 113
Leo Reed Plastic Morph fork and spoon wrapped up in napkin, they change into a plastic spork (combined spoon and fork)
Inspired by Aug. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 8)
Leo Reed Silverware Monte plastic fork and spoon each rolled up in napkin for guessing game, at the end there's a knife in one napkin and a spork (combined spoon and fork) in the other
Inspired by Aug. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 8)
Basil Smith Tine After Tine tine broken off plastic fork, it appears there again
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Feb. 2002
2022 58
Michel Huot Acid Trip spoon is in drink which starts boiling, bottom part of spoon has then dissolved
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Aug. 2004
2022 323