From Soup to Nuts - A comical can and nuts routine! "THE FIRST ROUTINE TO NOT NEED A BOTTOMLESS GLASS. NO LONGER A PARLOR TRICK, CAN BE DONE UP CLOSE."
A long time mystery popularized by Dai Vernon and Harry Riser, Pete Biro has revived and simplified Vernon's Peripatetic Walnut routine. The original routine had a simple plot, but had it limitations for close-up.
Pete has devised a totally new handling, with help from Dean Dill, that makes this not only a fooler that can be done right under the audience's noses, and has added a kicker finish, that was lacking in earlier routines.
The performer (YOU) shows an empty soup can, a glass and three real walnuts. No magnets, no threads. An empty glass is covered with the can and as each walnut vanishes they are found in the glass. No difficult sleights, and at the finish a surprise final load appears in the glass. Alternate routines are included.
The CD included shows the original Vernon routine, in a parlor setting, Pete's close-up routine with an ungimmicked glass, and a way to use the gimmicked glass up close, and a longer routine with a double kicker ending.
A great trick for restaurant workers too. You approach a table with a soup can and a bowl, asking "Anyone order soup? Nuts? No... well let me show you some magic with these nuts," (you pour the walnuts into the soup bowl and the fun and magic begins).
Jeff McBride said, "Pete, I really love the can and nuts routine! Very good work!
Clever idea, well done. Keep up finding stuff like this and sharing it with us!"
Peter Mui, magician and Maitre'd at the Magic Castle said, "It's perfect for the restaurant worker."