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16th May '17 5:32:17 PM nombretomado
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* One sketch written by [[TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]] revolves around a stage magician having an affair with his Lovely Assistant, and trying to hide the evidence from his suspicious wife by passing it off as conjuring tricks he was practising.

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* One sketch written by [[TheTwoRonnies [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]] revolves around a stage magician having an affair with his Lovely Assistant, and trying to hide the evidence from his suspicious wife by passing it off as conjuring tricks he was practising.
11th Mar '17 3:02:21 PM nombretomado
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* Olivia in ''Film/ThePrestige'' is this to both of the stage magicians involved (and has affairs with both of them). Angier's wife was also this. MichaelCaine's character specifically mentions their importance as an on-stage distraction.

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* Olivia in ''Film/ThePrestige'' is this to both of the stage magicians involved (and has affairs with both of them). Angier's wife was also this. MichaelCaine's Creator/MichaelCaine's character specifically mentions their importance as an on-stage distraction.
5th Feb '17 7:02:18 AM Doug86
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* On ''BrainiacScienceAbuse'' we get Professor Myang Li, who determines "Does this fruit float?" You do doubt her academic credentials given her {{Stripperiffic}} outfit.

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* On ''BrainiacScienceAbuse'' ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse'' we get Professor Myang Li, who determines "Does this fruit float?" You do doubt her academic credentials given her {{Stripperiffic}} outfit.
5th Nov '16 11:07:33 AM troper101
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* In the original ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' series, Misty/Kasumi gets roped once into become this after the former assistant quit. The [[WomanInWhite white outfit]] she wore is now featured as one of the pictures for GettingCrapPastTheRadar... [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_may_001.jpg well, see the reason why.]]

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* In the original ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' series, Misty/Kasumi gets roped once into become becoming this after the former assistant quit. The [[WomanInWhite white outfit]] she wore is now featured as one of the pictures for GettingCrapPastTheRadar... [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_may_001.jpg well, see the reason why.]]
21st Sep '16 6:28:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''BeakmansWorld'' had three lovely assistants (Josie, Liza and Phoebe, depending on season), and one not-so-lovely assistant (Lester). He even used Phoebe as the LovelyAssistant for the magic trick displayed in the page image.

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* ''BeakmansWorld'' ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' had three lovely assistants (Josie, Liza and Phoebe, depending on season), and one not-so-lovely assistant (Lester). He even used Phoebe as the LovelyAssistant for the magic trick displayed in the page image.
13th Sep '16 1:42:46 PM LinTaylor
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "D&DD", Dee Dee plays the MontyHaul GameMaster to Dexter and his friends' RPG group. The Wizard's reward for completing the quest is a Lovely Assistant and a lifetime of sold-out shows in Las Vegas.
19th Aug '16 10:12:21 PM foxley
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* ''series/MurdochMysteries'': Journalist Ruby Ogden works as one of these for a young Harry Houdini in "Houdini Whodunit".

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* ''series/MurdochMysteries'': ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Journalist Ruby Ogden works as one of these for a young Harry Houdini in "Houdini Whodunit".Whodunit".
* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", the vanishing StageMagician was using his daughter as his lovely assistant. She is seemingly as much in the dark about what happens to her father as everyone else.
22nd Jun '16 8:57:02 AM ThatBitterTase
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A variation appears in a StageMagician's show, where there are practical reasons for small, female assistants in tight-fitting clothes. Some physical-displacement type tricks (moving boxes, sawing a person in half) require the person to be quite small in order to fit into the device (most magic equipment is designed for an assistant who's 5′2″ tall). The same is true of quick-change acts, where the model must be small enough to wear many layers of trick clothing without appearing bulky. In these cases the "assistant" is an integral part of the act who requires skill and training, but plays off the audience expectations that she is nothing but eye candy in order to set up the trick and make the magician look impressive.

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A variation appears in a StageMagician's show, where there are practical reasons for small, female assistants in tight-fitting clothes. Some physical-displacement type tricks (moving boxes, sawing a person in half) require the person to be quite small in order to fit into the device (most magic equipment is designed for an assistant who's 5′2″ tall). The same is true of quick-change acts, where the model must be small enough to wear many layers of trick clothing without appearing bulky. In these cases the "assistant" is an integral part of the act who requires skill and training, but plays off the audience expectations that she is nothing but eye candy in order to set up the trick and make the magician look impressive.
impressive. A lot of them are also twins, [[MakingUseOfTheTwin for various purposes]].
19th Jun '16 5:23:51 PM DesertDragon
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* Discussed in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''; Lisa becomes an apprentice to a retired stage magician whose late wife was his assistant; he bonds with Lisa because having a child was "the only magic we couldn't create."
6th May '16 7:20:55 AM aye_amber
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* A rare male example: Richard Osman on ''{{Pointless}}''.

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* A rare male example: Richard Osman on ''{{Pointless}}''.''Series/{{Pointless}}.''
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