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World's Greatest Magic III was an American television special showcasing magic acts, which originally aired on November 27, 1996, on NBC. It was hosted by John Ritter.

Brett Daniels - Ferrari Appearance[]

Brett Daniels makes a Ferrari appear in the middle of an empty stage.

Hans & Sittah - Dekolta Chair and Box[]

Hans Klok makes his lovely assistant Sittah disappear from a chair on a raised platform, then makes her reappear inside an empty box across the stage.

Mac King - Teach-A-Trick: The Four Jacks[]

Mac King teaches Rita Rudner to perform a classic card trick, The Four Jacks.

Joseph Gabriel - The Mistake of Righteousness[]

Joseph Gabriel performs a routine which his hands are shackled, placed into a box that is raised over the stage, and then disappears in the blink of an eye. He then reappeared as one of his captors.

Michael Finney - Card on Forehead[]

Michael Finney demonstrates how to misdirect a person using only a single deck of cards.

Galina - Sensual Magic[]

Russian magician Galina performed a sensual stage routine involving a floating ball. There was much speculation that she was actually Charlotte Pendragon in disguise.

Mac King - Teach-A-Trick: Indestructible String[]

Mac King shows Rita Rudner a new trick, Indestructible String. They introduce a string going through a straw; Mac uses scissors to cut the straw with the string still inside. However, even though the straw is damaged, the string is still unharmed.

Nathan Burton - Comedy Magic[]

Nathan Burton performs his stage routine, including making an assistant disappear into a toilet!

Guy Hollingworth[]

Guy Hollingworth performs his version of "Twisting the Aces" and "Reformation" routine involving a corner by corner restoration of a signed card.

The Furball Rocky - with his favorite magician David Williamson[]

David Williamson has a racoon puppet and makes it find a selected card via a rather novel circus method.

Mac King - Teach-A-Trick: Torn & Restored Card[]

Mac King shows Rita Rudner how to tear a card into pieces, then magically restore it.

Greg Frewin - Twister (Double Trouble)[]

Canadian Magician Greg Frewin and his wife climb into a giant double version of the Twister.

Steve Wyrick - RPLA[]

Steve Wyrick makes an airplane appear live on stage.

Jean Piere Valerino - Close-up[]

Jean Pierre performs close-up.

Dirk Arthur - Sleight of Tiger[]

Dirk Arthur makes a tiger appear in a cage, then disappear, and reappear in a box.

Mac King - Teach-A-Trick: Disappearing Quarter[]

Mac King makes a coin disappear.

Bob Arno - Pickpocket entertainment[]

Bob Arno picks the pockets of the audience.

Brett Daniels - Cutting a woman in half[]

Brett Daniels performs a version of Sawing a woman in half in which his assistant is divided in two, then the boxes covering her body are removed to show the audience everything.

David Williamson - Cups and Balls with a bunch of fruit and showgirls.[]

David Williamson assembles an audience of showgirls to watch him do a modern take on the cups and balls.

Mac King - Teach-A-Trick: Reversed Card[]

Mac King still hasn't found a trick Rita Rudner can do.

Hans & Sittah - Beheaded[]

Hans locks Sittah into a small box, with her head protruding, then uses a huge metal blade to cut it off. Sliding it around, he demonstrates that she's been beheaded.


Hans Klok Sittah Beheaded World's Greatest Magic

Peter Marvey - Manipulation[]

Peter Marvey performs his FISM 1994 award winning stage routine.

The Pendragon's - Showgirl Vanish[]

A large, multi-tiered platform has been assembled on stage. At the very top is Charlotte Pendragon, wearing a very brief one piece bikini. The rest of the platform is then filled with showgirls. Audience members are invited on stage for a closer look. A curtain is raised, and Charlotte and the showgirls all vanish in the blink of an eye, only to reappear at the back of the theatre.


The Pendragons-vanishing showgirl