Fool Us – Richard Turner Thoroughly Astonishes Penn & Teller

Fool Us – Richard Turner Thoroughly Astonishes Penn & Teller

Tonight, anyone who fools Penn & Teller wins
a slot performing in their long running Vegas magic show. Let’s see if our first performer can do the
trick. My vision started going south when I was 9
years old, so I have no sight. But, I don’t call myself blind because I see
things in ways that other people can’t see. People always want to know how I can determine
different cards. My thumbs and my fingers can feel things that
other hands can’t. I now have 10 eyeballs. I’m a card mechanic. I demonstrate how many ways you can be cheated
in cards. A card mechanic is somebody who controls the
outcome of a card game, and the techniques for the card table are literally a thousand
times more difficult to develop than the techniques used to perform card magic. Ever since I started karate, people say, “You’re
a black belt? How can you possibly fight?” I haven’t missed a work out in 45 years and
2 weeks. And, we all have obstacles. All of us! You know what I consider the worst disability
of all? Procrastination and laziness. Give me blindness over that any day of the
week. Please welcome the amazing Richard Turner. Penn, Teller, can you join me at my table,
please? Penn over here. Teller on this side. C’mon over. It’s an honor. It’s a pleasure. Well, HOWDY! Howdy! I love it when the audience shows up. Well I’m Richard Turner and I represent why
you should never play cards with strangers. As you heard, I’m not a magician. I’m what’s known as a card mechanic, but what
I do can appear very magical. Now, this is not to fool you yet, gentlemen. This is just to educate the audience. When you play poker, black jack, bridge, hold
’em, whatever the game, you want to make sure the cards are evenly mixed. This is basic casino procedure which is what
is known as… Riffle. Riffle. You’re supposed to do what’s called a block
cut or a strip cut. Another riffle. A cut. That is basic casino procedure. Now in a private game, that’s where the hustlers
hang out. Here’s something you never do when you play
for money. Never shuffle with one hand. It makes the other players nervous. And when they see you shuffle with one hand
followed by a one-hand flip around cut, they get up and run. You’re left playing with yourself. Right, Penn? Exactly, I know what that’s like. Now, Penn, how many times would you see I
shuffled and cut this deck? 6 or 7. Let’s see if this deck is evenly mixed. Does that look pretty even, Penn? Do we have ace through king, ace through king,
king through ace, king through ace? Did I shuffle back into perfectly numerical
order? You did. Well, we did it then, Penn! Thank you. Penn, would you do me a favor? Reach in and pull out a card. Just any random card. Tell me when you got one. I got one. Alright. Square up this mess here. I’m going to show you a few moves. Hand me the card face up. Face up? Face up. Tell the audience what you picked. Seven of hearts! Watch the seven of hearts. I’m going to show you how I can magically
keep this seven on top by dealing underneath the top card. Watch face up. This is called dealing seconds but you have
to deal the card as neatly as if you are dealing from the top. Watch I’ll deal it in super slow motion. Super slow motion. Seven on top. See the dealer will hit the other players
on a play of black jack. I have a fourteen. Watch face up. See how the card stays as the second card
kind of melts through the deck. Here’s one handed. Now when the card is face down, see you can’t
tell you’ve been swindled. Isn’t that fun? Thank you. Now y’all saw that I had a full deck of cards
here. Penn, I want you to take this half and give
it a casino wash. Face up. I want, and, Teller you take this half. I want the audience to see cards being randomly
scrambled, mixed, screwed up in every possible way you can. Ok. Got it? May I have your cards there? Penn, let’s wash those… Teller, would you wash those two halves together,
please? Square them up for us, Teller. And then turn them face down. And when you’re done, shuffle them in any
fashion you like. Tell me when you’re done. When you’re done, set them done face down in front of me. Alright. Penn. Sir. You are going to be my interpreter. I’m going to ask a few questions of Teller. You’re going to tell me if he nods his head
yes or if he nods his head no. Ok. If you understand what I said, nod yes. He said yes. Alright, we’re in business. Have you ever played in a private game where
it’s your deal, it’s Penn’s deal, it’s my deal. Do you know what I’m talking about? Dealer… deck is passed around the table. Yes, he knows what you’re talking about. No, he doesn’t play cards. He’s smart. Now if this works, it almost looks like magic
because it’ll appear as if nothing happened. I’m going to do the same thing you just watched. Riffle. And once again, you guys just scrambled these
cards. We did! Riffle. And then again, you’re supposed to do a strip
cut. Another riffle. And a cut. We’re going to deal a hand of hold ’em. Penn, you’re going to tell me how many players
step up to the table. Mind you, we are doing this after the deck
has been shuffled and cut. Ok. 5, 6, or 7. Pick your number. Uh, six. Six players. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. And then we have what’s called a “burn,” and
then we have what’s called the “flop.” Yup. Penn, what are those three cards? Can you tell the audience. My favorite three of clubs. Followed by the jack of spades and the king
of spades. And, we have a burn, and we have what’s
called the “turn.” What is that card? That’s the six of spades. And, we have a burn and we have what’s called
the “river.” What is that? That’s the king of hearts. Now Penn, you can take any one of these hands
here. Teller, these are yours, don’t let anyone
see your cards. And, let’s see if you… go ahead and turn over a few hands and see. Any hand I want? Any hand you want. Ok, I’ve turned over the second hand. What do you have? I’ll turn them all over, as a matter of fact. What the heck. What the heck. Turn them all over. I’ll tell you this, no matter how good those
hands are, they’re not going to beat my partner, Teller’s hand. We have a queen and a four. Nothing really exciting. Would you clear the table? I sure will. Clear that table. Let me have your cards there, Teller. You can let go. He was afraid I was going to steal them. Now once again, you shuffled and cut. Chose six players. Let’s see what Teller has in the pocket. Penn, what is that? That’s a king. And what is that? That’s another king. Once again you shuffled and cut. You chose six players. And so on that board we ended up with four
kings, right? Yes, we did. Well gentlemen, you can now go back to your
huddle and see if you can reconstruct, believe or not, the thirteen different methods, techniques
and controls it took to take that washed shuffled deck to deal that pat hand to my partner. Oh, and Teller? If I perhaps fooled you and you want to communicate
with me, my right ear reads lips. Anyway, hope y’all had fun everybody. Thank you! Richard Turner! Fantastic! Alyson, we’ve got nothing to say. He fooled us. Oh my goodness! That’s fantastic! I’ve never seen moves like that. Never seen moves like that. Thank you. That took years and years, you know. Oh, I know, I know. Get that trophy here. I want to make this very clear to you, Richard. This trophy we’re giving you, it says on it
*beep* *beep* from the bottom of our hearts, Richard. From the bottom of our hearts. Well, thank you thank you. Oh my. Oh wow! Richard Turner! So, Penn & Teller have been fooled once. Let’s see if another fooler is in the cards
or the magic wand. See you in a minute!

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. teller is ready to give the trophy while in "educating the audience" phase.

    and did he say there are 13 tricks behind that?

  2. I figured out his first trick. He never actually shuffled the deck. He pretended to "riffle" but he unriffled the cards immediately after pretending to mix them together.

  3. His first mechanic is not a shuffle. Pay close attention that he doesn't actually shuffle the deck, he leaves them slightly out. To "riffle" them again.

  4. Best card manipulator hands down

    Better than any other card mechanic/manipulator whether they can see or not

    He makes what Dan and Dave do look shit

  5. I simply cannot believe he suggested that we procrastinate! I've never done any such thing in my life! Over considered and pondered it, but in the end its something I've decided to do later in life when I'm a little older!

  6. The fact that Penn and Teller both were craning their necks and bending low to the table by the time he second-dealt for the third time really says it all. He didn't have to do any kind of trick. He's just miles better than them at card handling and they couldn't get over how perfectly clean he was handling the deck.

  7. 2:12 notice how he does the riffle… hi mixes these cards, but when he "puts them together" they actually pass trough each other and he basically shifts these two piles from one hand to the other – pile goes trough pile. So he really doesn't mix them at all, is just a very clever appearance of shuffle! Brilliant stuff.

  8. Wow, Mr. Turner, you have inspired me greatly! I didn't think I would ever describe a magician as a class act, but there it is! I've never been as impressed as I was throughout your entire performance. And especially your words of wisdom at the beginning.

  9. I see the move he does after the strip cut. If you watch all he actually does is pass the cards through one another without changing anything then stacks the cards back together again. That's all I've got.

  10. I just love how these 2 professionals who know how he's doing the top card deal, are still in so much awe over how smoothly he does it that they completely forget they're grown men who do this for a living and excitedly lean in for a better look like a couple of grandchildren XD that takes some obscene skill…. I will say, I did see him undo one of the riffles at the beginning…. That was literally the only thing I actually caught, even including the top card dealing he was intentionally revealing

  11. what you have seen here is not magic or talent. this is just a genius. really. his fingers feel the cards. you cannot explain it, thats why he was a genius at that. like other geniuses that can do unexplainable math in their brain.. he is a legend

  12. His opening act for P&T's Vegas show was even crazier. He had a volunteer shuffle between each time he put down a new card and still dealt a royal flush… ridiculous

  13. No matter how i try, no matter how i struggle, there's always one vice that i can't break, pure will power is not enough to stop this habit, no matter what i'm watching, i always come back to Penn & Teller Fool Us.

  14. They both knew they were fooled before they sat at that table.

    Mr. Turner is the best there ever was and most likely ever will be at what he does. He does things thought impossible until he came along. His teacher would purposely give him impossible tasks and he would do them anyway. A legend.

  15. Richard Turner walks into a casino…
    the guy who runs the place:
    ALRIGHT, everybody out!!! casino is CLOSED as of TODAY!!!
    Richard Turner:
    my my, how uneventful…

  16. 3:57.. teller gestured to them to lower the trophy because he is already been fooled and Richard turn his head towards teller as if he can see teller's gesture…

  17. might help if he could see… cuz I could see he was just ruffling the cards into themselves and then pulling them apart.

    lmao… what are they gonna say? "we say what you did"?

  18. Teller's reactions made this such a joy to watch. When you make the master act like a kid in a candy store, you know you've got a special treat on stage.

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