This whole week is "Magic Week" on TLC. The promo segments they are using between other commercials to promote this week are hilarious. Most of them were shot in Atlanta and I had the good fortune to rent some props to the production company for these promos.
If you see the segment with two guys trying to convince a girl to get in a large blue & silver box to make her "disappear," -- that's the tip-over trunk I sometimes use to make certain VIPs appear at banquets. Jay Gorham was produced out of that trunk at the 2004 SAM National Council meeting in Atlanta. The Rice rabbit silk and the feather flower bouquet in that segment are also things out of my magic basement.
All the segments feature people performing or attempting to perform magic in a stereotypically annoying way and are quite funny. All segments eventually close with "Leave magic to the pros. Watch Magic Week on TLC."
While I was dealing with the kids tonight, I tried to catch part of Alain's show. The parts I saw in realtime were interesting, although dodge ball from 30 feet away didn't seem particularly menacing. The blindfold drive in San Fran was a great twist, and it was presented as a memory test -- effect was combined with calling out the memorized order of a shuffled pack of cards while driving.
I have to go rewind the tape and watch the whole show to see the rest.