Worked on my mac.
Great show. Cool concept. Benjamin Earl kicked my @ss! Loved Archer and Vincent, too.
I've got to believe the producers just wanted to have at least one big thing on the show, hence the performance of Andre Kole's "Squeeze Box". I appreciated all the positive comments. I would've expected that the guy who performed the Kole piece would realize that Copperfield does this same trick nightly for the last decade (at least) just around the corner from P&T. No doubt they're very familiar with it. In fact, his routine was almost exactly like Dave's, I thought. They pointed out that very few magicians give themselves something to do. Great point and something I've always said. It's also a point Jim Steinmeyer has made often. They also commented on the fact that he performed the effect on himself; also something rather popularized by David.
Too, I found it interesting that the first contestant's performance was almost identical (in props and choreography) to David Copperfield's performance of the same trick in the mid 80s. P&T said that they didn't think this had been performed by anyone in modern times. I'm surprised if they weren't familiar with Copperfield's version. Was this an available marketed item at one time (i.e., the particular apparatus, etc.)?
I found myself cringing a bit at the mention of gaffed decks, though I'm aware the public has general knowledge that such things exist (or, at least, some of them do). I was glad at other times they spoke in cloaked language and very happy that for the Squeeze Box Teller drew a picture which was only shown to the contestant.