54 entries in Mental Magic / Principles / Instant Stooge
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Douglas Kelley Douglas Kelley's Telephone Trick spectator calls with a toy telephone and reveals selected card
Related to 1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 13
George Armstrong What's On Your Mind? word from a book is predicted on a billet
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 14) 59
Vivian St. John Disembodied C.P.A. lady from audience is blindfolded and reveals a result from a calculation
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 37) 153
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Frame-Ups feeling time behind back, knowing what is drawn on slate, instant stooge
  • 1. Envelope Test
  • 2. Watch Test
  • 3. Slate Test
  • 4. Another Slate Test
  • 5. Shirt Test
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 113
Orville Wayne Meyer Hit Parade spectator thinks of song from top ten, pianist starts playing it, verbal code
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 340
Unknown Crystal Ball spectator sees information in crystal ball
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 37
Tony Corinda, "Teddy" Love (13) Stooges comments, trick by "Teddy" Love where two spectator's select the same card as the performer does, three decks
Also published here 1958 Predictions 99
George B. Anderson Here's Your Number spectator divines number, coding with word on cigarette
1968 You, Too, Can Read Minds 10
George B. Anderson The Blackboard Gimmick submitting message secretly to spectator who divines thought of other spectator, using a blackboard for children
1968 You, Too, Can Read Minds 13
George B. Anderson The Bystander Book Test spectator divines chosen word from book by writing it on a slate
1968 You, Too, Can Read Minds 18
George B. Anderson Let the Volunteer Do It transmitting message to spectator, using a hooked coin
1968 You, Too, Can Read Minds 21
Ron Barry Dimension 'X' bold book test
1972 Magick (Issue 57) 283
Sam Dalal Women Can Tell... ESP deck, card selected and sealed in envelope, spectator divines symbol by looking into crystal ball
Related to 1974 Magick (Issue 116) 577
Joseph Dunninger Destiny's Disciple waiter in restaurant writes number on paper, which is later divined
VariationsAlso published here 1975 Magick (Issue 123) 611
Marvin Miller Destiny's Disciple waiter in restaurant writes number on paper, which is later divined
Inspired byRelated to 1977 Magick (Issue 173) 863
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiaction spectator looks at a chart with the zodiac signs and thinks of one
1978 The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 6
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiaction spectator looks at a chart with the zodiac signs and thinks of one
1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 6
Karl Fulves Nielsen-Fulves Book Test Controversy using a stooge in a book test, gag examples
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Philip T. Goldstein Green Bells of Hell different colors are noted down by different people, one color is selected, prediction
1978 Magick (Issue 209) 1041
B.C. Milnov Odd Coincident waiter in restaurant writes number on business card, which was predicted beforehand
Inspired byAlso published here 1979 Magick (Issue 243) 1213
Gene "Phantini" Grant Supreme Psychometry pseudo psychometry, different objects in envelopes, serial number divination of a bill
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 71
Joseph Dunninger The Tri Cycle Experiment spectator thinks of a three digit number, other spectator identifies it, Dunninger Ploy and stage whispering/cueing
1983 Dunninger's Act 6
Jerry K. Hartman, Karl Fulves Memorease No. 91, spectator can memorize large number, also letters
Also published here 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 118
Father Cyprian Bank Deposit Slip Prediction Four spectators each write down a sum of money from $1 to $10, added together, equal to a bank deposit placed in envelope as prediction
Related to 1983 "10" 27
Father Cyprian Match Box Four spectators each write down a sum of money from $1 to $10, added together, equal to money placed in a box as prediction
Related to 1983 "10" 29
Peter Duffie Fred 23 bold number force, card named, number written on back of named selection
Related to 1984 Close-Up to the Point 19
Karrell Fox The "Imposiword" Book Test "one word will stand out to you", large word on pull
1991 Goodies 77
Larry Becker Crystal-Eyes second spectator sees chosen ESP symbol in wristwatch
Related to 1992 Stunners! 194
Larry Becker Subliminal Persuasion spectator listens to music and then selects a word which is divined
1992 Stunners! 405
Steve Dusheck Stooge Book Prediction
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 52
B.C. Milnov Odd Coincident same as The Impossible Prediction, impromptu stooge
Also published here 1994 Challenges 4
Al Mann The VIP's Choice waitress and spectator write the same number, opener move
1994 Challenges 5
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 Paramiracles 132
Lloyd E. Jones Ein Einmann-Gedankenlese-Akt two spectators on stage divine things, instant stooge message cards
Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 65
Bev Bergeron Mental Murmors newspaper adverts pasted on index cards, selected one is divined by second spectator, voice recorder pen
1996 Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 9) 125
Ted Lesley The Box vibrating box, instant stooge
Inspired by Sep. 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 11
Andreas Michel-Andino Der Gedankenübertragungsapparat "Ideen, Variationen Anekdoten und eine Routine zu einem modernen Klassiker"
egg beater mind reading, with different variations
  • Wie alles anfing
  • Variationen
  • Meine Routine
  • Erfahrungen und Anekdoten
Related to 1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4&5) 141
Andreas Michel-Andino Nachtrag zum Gedankenübertragungsapparat more comments
Related to 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1) 24
Jas Jakutsch "Lost & Found" AKA "Six in One" billet routine with four phases, twelve people write down a los object and their initials, spectator finds the right billets, without opening it, divines the content of several and a member of the audience does the same too
1999 Completely Mental — Vol. 2 5
J. T. Knight Hue Clue three different-colored silk in three glasses, one chosen, another spectator divines the choice
Related to 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 102
Chuck Hickok Demonstration Five: Anything Can Be Learned spectator divines symbol, number and word from other spectator, dotted information
2002 Mentalism, Incorporated 107
Ali Bongo Sympathetic Colours two spectator selects same colored ball from bag
2003 Lecture Notes — Morges 2003 8
Morley Budden Post-It Parapsychology two spectator draw same picture
2003 Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 17) 425
Michael Weber Landing Pad chair test with one spectator and six chairs, dated 2002
Inspired by
  • "Chairport" (Tom Stone, Gravel)
2008 Thirteen Steps Backwards for Mentalism 10
Hector Chadwick The Prophecy of Gregynog Spectator divines chosen object
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 155
Michael Weber (with your) Back to the Drawing Boards using three spectators
Variations 2009 Back to the Drawing Boards 1
Oliver Meech Truly Invisible Deck Spectator reads the mind of another spectator, divine which card has been reversed in an imaginary deck, no cards used
2010 Plot Twists 44
Michael Weber (with your) Back to the Drawing Boards using three spectators, updated version
Inspired by 2011 Back to the Drawing Boards V 2.0 D 1
Jon Armstrong The Kids' Table color of crayon behind back is divined, repeated by a spectator
2011 The Magical Adventures of Jon Armstrong 32
James Biss Password Projected one-ahead divination
2012 Seventeen Secrets 39
Robert Cassidy It's Not What You Think, But How You Think It That Counts on the use instant stooge
2013 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy — Volume 2: Fundamentals 320
G Banana (太阳花) Make writing appear on banana, and also make spectator correctly guess what's inside a paperbag (a banana)
2015 Believe 47
Gerry McCambridge Chapter 17: Three Index Card Q&A performer divines info from three spectators, routine for when audience is too big to distribute slips to everyone or for a short show
2017 Performing the Q & A 111
Steve Skomp Spectrum secret cueing of spectator to write something on clipboard, blue writing under blue translucent foil
Also published here
  • MAGIC, July 2006
2022 Talk About Tricks (Issue 1) 516