The Teleportation Device
My routine for the Bill in Lemon is called the Teleportation Device.
I first came up with the concept in the early Eighties:
The idea began when I was reading Wilfred Johnson’s Magic Tricks and Card Tricks. There was a routine described where the magician borrowed from the audience a dollar bill, had it signed and then made it disappear.
At that point he asked to “borrow” a raw egg from anyone in the house. A gentleman on the first row stood up and reached into his pocket and matter of factly drew out a fresh egg and handed it to the magician.
The magician then cracked the egg with a spoon and using tweezers pulled out the soggy signed dollar.
I loved the joke, and it sold me on the routine. But by the time the routine was fully developed, the joke was left on the cutting…
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