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Copycat by David Parr (Instant Download) The trick that fooled Penn & Teller, and more importantly, entertained them. One of the highest rated tricks of all time. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"What a wonderfully choreographed piece of magic. I love when a spectator becomes the co-star of a miracle." -Andrew Basso

"I have seen this up close and in person, and it is mind-blowing." -Suzanne the Magician

"Copycat is a lovely magical interlude that will fool and surprise any audience. I love it!" -Paul Gertner

"Yes, this fooled Penn & Teller. But more importantly, it entertained them. And now, even more importantly, you can learn it and entertain (and fool) your audiences." -Jon Armstrong

"David Parr fooled Penn & Teller. And fooled me. And now you can fool your audiences too." -Anthony Owen

"David Parr’s Copycat is a beautiful effect: from its first moments — setting it up as a game, ringing a bell, the playful silence and the invitation to snap an elastic into the air — it establishes a mood of childlike fun and disarms critical thinking. The steps are always crystal clear, but there are just enough of them that they are hard to reverse-engineer. In the end, you don’t mind being fooled by it because it was such an enjoyable ride." -Chris Philpott

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A charming combination of genius, thoroughness and humility Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2018
I have purchased Copycat as soon as I've read the information that came thru e-mail. I have never jumped into an effect before, but there was something in it, besides the fact that it fooled Penn & Teller, that drew me to the purchase.

The effect couldn't be cleaner, simpler, more magical and practical.

But what made me write this review is the amazing care that David Parr has put into the explanation.

He is a down-to-earth, tender, disciplined, respectful and very well educated magician. And I say this because I have seen magicians every day of my life for thirty years now, and almost none of them have these desirable characteristics.

I have purchased hundreds of effects and DVD's and lectures, and I have very seldom seen someone so pleasant to "be with" during a lesson in magic. He not only says that he has performed the effects hundreds of times, it shows in his demeanor, and his tremendous care for little details, that I believe only professional magicians, and amateurs who really put deep thinking into their magic will appreciate.

The simplest props, the simplest preparation, the immediate reset, the clean procedure, the hands on for the spectator, the lack of need to talk or explain things, and so on.

Beautiful experience, great effect, many thumbs up for David Parr and Copycat.

Thank you, David, for such a charming offer to the magic fraternity.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2018
Explanation is a good half hour and well presented. At the end, David also provides suggestions to handle "what if" scenarios.

What is important here is that the effect does not require any advanced skills beyond a partial false shuffle. It would be usable by walkaround performers, with reset taking 30 seconds or less; however, chosen cards will always be the same. Another cool aspect - the magician can use one of the decks for other tricks (in this presentation, the red deck) and then bring out the blue deck for the Follow the Leader routine.

This is one of those effects that reminds me of Out of This World. Not the method but rather the effect - mindblowing, yet very simple to perform.
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Theatrical and deceptive! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2018
When you purchase anything of David Parr’s you are purchasing much more than just intructions to a very impressive effect. You get a mini masterclass in theatricality and each of his effects play very much like a play. His methods are so well thought out that they leave little for you to think through on your own. This allows you to easily have fun with your performance. This is the case with Copycat. The method is simple and direct and will really pack a dramatic punch. I can’t wait to add this gem to the repertoire!
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Awesone trick! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 16th, 2018
Although this card trick requires some preparation (you will need to purchase some office supplies to prepare the deck), it is very easy to perform and does not require any slight of hand. Furthermore, the spectator is completely involved in this routine, which makes it more effective.
No wonder David Parr fooled Penn & Teller with this one!
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Fun, Easy & will wow your crowd! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 21st, 2018
Thanks to David Parr for sharing this - it's worth every penny!

The trick is good for all skill levels and has almost no slight of hand.

After watching the video, which is very well made and instructive, you'll spend about 2 minutes (at most) preparing your deck with two items you can find most anywhere in the world and it will cost you about $8. Plus once you're done - you're done! It will last a very long time.

The good news is, this isn't a complicated arts and crafts situation - the prep you need to do can be done by an elementary school kid.

This is a testament to Parr's high end thinking in conceiving the trick;- it seems tough - but it's really quite simple.

Obviously you need to buy a bell as well - if you're in a pinch and don't have one - download a free app for your phone that sounds like a bell when you touch it. I don't recommend this - but it's a way to do it if you don't have a bell.

The trick is memorable, interactive and has a seriously strong finish - don't even debate this one - buy it!
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Wow. Just, Wow. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2018
This is an unbelievably clever and simple trick requiring a teensy, tiny bit of DIY (and I'm the worst at DIY, so if I can do it, anyone can!). The main part of the DIY can even be skipped if you already own something many magicians already have (don't wanna give away too much, but if you have the trick you'll know exactly what I mean!). Well worth the price. I've been performing it in the mirror ever since last night, and I can't wait to try it live. This is definitely in the "Why the hell didn't *I* think of that?" category. It's got the two main hallmarks of a world-class effect: it's brilliant, and it's simple.
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The trick I’ve been waiting for! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2018
This review isn’t going to offer much that the others have not said but I feel the more five star reviews the better for this effect.

When David first presented this on Fool Us I instantly fell in love with it. I immediately began reverse engineering it and eventually I had a working method but it was lacking. My setup was way off and I knew I had to have David’s method or the trick would be lost.

Let me assure you that nothing you can find on YouTube comes close to the professionalism of this effect and we should always support the creator rather than the ripoffs.

Gavin said that, David leaves nothing out here and walks you through every detail of this beyond perfect miracle.

I do want to point out that rather than making the “gimmick” yourself just buy a short deck from Penguin. They are under six dollars and perfectly cut and corner rounded to work perfectly with this trick. Save yourself the time.

I’m closing this is as good and as simple as it gets folks. It allows you to focus on presentation and once you master the shuffle allows you to focus entirely on playing the effect.

BUY THIS! You will NOT be disappointed. If you are...... time to get another hobby. ;)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2018
Terrific effect with an equally terrific and detailed explanation. David does an excellent job detailing the fines points that take this relatively easy effect to a place where it becomes a very, very nice little piece of theater. The use of the bell adds something to the trick that also makes it something a little more memorable and definitely more enjoyable for both the performer and the audience. I'm already on eBay looking for a beautiful antique hotel desk bell! Thank you, Mr. Parr.
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Worth the little effort to make this magical moment.

I love the directions and explanation that David does.

Bonus in that he tells of a few issues that you might come across. And what a surprise for one of them. shh not telling.

This is such a lovely routine with great audience involvement.

Thank you David for this really wonderful magical moment.
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CopyCat Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 2nd, 2018
I understand this was designed to fool Penn & Teller. But, why would anyone else want to make these gimmicks and do the beforehand set-ups...when you could simply perform-- totally impromptu-- "You Do as I DO" with NO gimmicks or preparation... and get the same effect!?
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