Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

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Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Frank Yuen » November 10th, 2005, 7:05 am

Last night the Chicago PBS station (WTTW) showed Kennedy Center Presents: The Mark Twain Prize Steve Martin. About ten minutes into the program they showed Steve Martin's entire Flydini act from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. I didn't get to record it but luckily for us it will be rerun this coming Sunday at 1:00 am. Check your local listings for times in your area.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Steve Hook » November 10th, 2005, 7:11 am

Those who know, know.

Those who haven't seen "Flydini": It's one of the funniest comedy performances I've ever seen. Do anything you can to tape it.

Thanks for the heads up, Frank!

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Steve Bryant » November 10th, 2005, 7:31 am

You can find the Flydini act on the collected Johnny Carson dvds.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Pete Biro » November 10th, 2005, 9:31 am

I had forgotten how good it was. Tech advisors to Martin were Ricky Jay and Peter Pit.
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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Randy » November 10th, 2005, 2:30 pm

Pete, didn't Mike Caveney help Steve Martin with this routine as well?

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Postby Pete Biro » November 10th, 2005, 3:21 pm

Don't know, maybe he did.
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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Geno Munari » November 11th, 2005, 3:27 pm

This was really an enjoyable show. Peter Pit showed my the writen thanks for helping Steve Martin with this effect. Peter was paid very handsomely for the idea and help.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Pete Biro » November 11th, 2005, 4:39 pm

Geno... did you see Cyril do a card sword bungi jump from Vegas on one of his TV Specials? I gave you credit for being first (but not interested in DOING THAT AGAIN!)
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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Tabman » November 11th, 2005, 10:34 pm

We have a picture of Geno hanging upside down with a card sword tacked to a bulletin board in our shop. It was from the cover of one of the Vegas magazines. Must of been 15 years ago or so, maybe less. I thought Geno was first with the bungee card sword but I might be mistaken.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Geno Munari » November 12th, 2005, 11:46 am

Hi guys

Yep, I think I did that stunt firtst.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Pete Biro » November 12th, 2005, 3:17 pm

Just talked to Ricky Jay, whe had dinner the other night with Sreve Martin and the FLYDINI routine was strictly Ricky and Peter Pit (no one else).
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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Geno Munari » November 12th, 2005, 7:42 pm

I miss the guy.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Pepka » November 13th, 2005, 2:43 pm

I just caught this on rerun and I laughed so hard. I had only seen quick clips of this before. The opera singing puppet at the end had me in tears. Pete, hope your back is feeling better.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Mark W. Nelson » November 14th, 2005, 2:29 pm

Steve Martin rehearsed the "Flydini" act in the Palace of Mystery at the Magic Castle one night before the Tonight Show spot. No one knew he was at the Castle that night and he was billed only as "Flydini" by emcee Peter Pit. As chairman of the Video Committee at that time, I taped the show for Peter. You have never heard such screams of delight and laughter.

I believe Magic Castle stage manager Bryan Lee also helped to develop the bubble-blowing apparatus in the Flydini routine -- doubtless at Peter's request.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Guest » May 17th, 2006, 8:16 am

Mark Evanier's Blog , Newsfromme, posts the Flydini performance from the Tonight Show on today's entry. Worth watching.

Evanier is primarily a writer (comics, TV shows) but also is a member of the Magic Castle and often posts material of interest to magicians.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Guest » June 26th, 2006, 9:41 am

A very interesting version of Flydini is performed on the Ricky Jay Learned Pigs Television Special. It was made to look like an old black and white silent film, with scratches and all. Martin explains it is film of his Grandfather.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Guest » June 26th, 2006, 4:36 pm

In case anyone's interested in seeing this funny Flydini video, it can be found on www.youtube.com. There are video clips of many other TV apperances by magicians as well. The other day, I watched Dean Dill's spot on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Enjoy!

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Guest » July 31st, 2006, 3:06 pm

Mitch, I just looked through youtube and could not find the flydini act. If you have it or can send me the specific link, I would appreciat it.

Thanks, Bruce

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Guest » August 1st, 2006, 5:58 am

I have a link to Flydini on my website..in the "Sideshow " section..you're welcome to take a look..

All the best,
John
www.docjaksonsplace.com

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby David Scollnik » August 1st, 2006, 9:56 am

John, YouTube tells me that the Flydini video you linked to is no longer available.

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » August 1st, 2006, 10:13 am

I searched around on Google a bit and found the clip here: http://www.pistolwimp.com/media/45516/

-Jim

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Guest » August 1st, 2006, 2:55 pm

Thanks for the heads up David..they must have taken it down recently.

All the best,
John

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Re: Be on the lookout for FLYDINI

Postby Guest » August 9th, 2006, 2:56 pm

Over on the Magic Cafe, Scott Cram posted a link to Flydini on Ricky Jay's 1989 Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women TV special. (The entire Ricky Jay special is on youtube, broken into segments.) The Flydini piece is at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqtmMatV_8s

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