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6th May '18 6:46:14 AM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom''. Used as a PreAssKickingOneLiner by the Royal Flush Gang, followed by a FlechetteStorm of razor-sharp playing cards.
4th Apr '18 3:16:41 AM PaulA
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. In a flashback, young ComicBooks/{{Zatanna}} invites a young Bruce Wayne to pick a card from a deck and attempts to not only identify it without looking at it, but describe what it foretells about his future. She thinks Bruce got "two of hearts" (it's implied that she set that up as an excuse to flirt with him), but he's got [[CallForward a Joker card]].
-->'''Zatanna:''' (''throws the cards in anger'') It's a dumb trick anyway!

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Zatanna": In a flashback, young ComicBooks/{{Zatanna}} ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} invites a young Bruce Wayne to pick a card from a deck and attempts to not only identify it without looking at it, but describe what it foretells about his future. She thinks Bruce got "two of hearts" (it's implied that she set that up as an excuse to flirt with him), but he's got [[CallForward a Joker card]].
-->'''Zatanna:''' (''throws ''[throws the cards in anger'') anger]'' It's a dumb trick anyway!
3rd Apr '18 12:29:31 PM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. In a flashback, young ComicBooks/{{Zatanna}} does a card trick with young Bruce Wayne to predict his future. She thinks Bruce got "two of hearts" (it's implied that she set that up as an excuse to flirt with him), but he's got [[CallForward a Joker card]].
--->'''Zatanna:''' (''throws the cards in anger'') It's a dumb trick anyway!

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. In a flashback, young ComicBooks/{{Zatanna}} does invites a card trick with young Bruce Wayne to predict pick a card from a deck and attempts to not only identify it without looking at it, but describe what it foretells about his future. She thinks Bruce got "two of hearts" (it's implied that she set that up as an excuse to flirt with him), but he's got [[CallForward a Joker card]].
--->'''Zatanna:''' -->'''Zatanna:''' (''throws the cards in anger'') It's a dumb trick anyway!
3rd Apr '18 12:25:27 PM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. In a flashback, young ComicBooks/{{Zatanna}} does a card trick with young Bruce Wayne to predict his future. She thinks Bruce got "two of hearts" (it's implied that she set that up as an excuse to flirt with him), but he's got [[CallForward a Joker card]].
--->'''Zatanna:''' (''throws the cards in anger'') It's a dumb trick anyway!
12th Mar '18 6:48:02 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor does this to amuse the People of the Worldsphere when he wants to take a break from the heavy plot of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTheAlsoPeople The Also People]]''. The People may be SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, but they're always intrigued by novel forms of entertainment.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'': The Doctor does this to amuse the People of the Worldsphere when he wants to take a break from the heavy plot of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTheAlsoPeople The Also People]]''. The People may be SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, but they're always intrigued by novel forms of entertainment.
12th Mar '18 8:35:08 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* The Doctor does this to amuse the People of the Worldsphere when he wants to take a break from the heavy plot of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTheAlsoPeople The Also People]]''. The People may be SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, but they're always intrigued by novel forms of entertainment.

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* *''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor does this to amuse the People of the Worldsphere when he wants to take a break from the heavy plot of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTheAlsoPeople The Also People]]''. The People may be SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, but they're always intrigued by novel forms of entertainment.




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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Card-picking is one of the magician tricks Eric learned on Threa. The people of Tariatla find it impressive because he convinces them he's using {{telepathy}}, which is much rarer than FunctionalMagic.
14th Feb '18 9:38:48 AM Ccook1956
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Steve Martin had a schtick where he would spread out a deck of cards in his hands then show out the Queen of Hearts, saying he will make the card dance. He gets an audience member to call out "Queen of Hearts, come down and dance!" Steve plucks the card and bounces it around the platform, humming "doo-de-doo doop, doo doop de doo..." as he does.

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* Steve Martin had a schtick where he would spread out a deck of cards in his hands then show out the Queen of Hearts, saying he will make the card dance. He gets an audience member to call out "Queen of Hearts, come down and dance!" Steve plucks the card and bounces it around the platform, humming "doo-de-doo doop, doo doop de doo..." as he does.
14th Feb '18 9:37:53 AM Ccook1956
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[[folder: Comedy]]
Steve Martin had a schtick where he would spread out a deck of cards in his hands then show out the Queen of Hearts, saying he will make the card dance. He gets an audience member to call out "Queen of Hearts, come down and dance!" Steve plucks the card and bounces it around the platform, humming "doo-de-doo doop, doo doop de doo..." as he does.
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28th Jan '18 8:39:03 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''MidsomerMurders'' episode "Ghosts of Christmas Past", a boy who wants to be a magician when he grows up does an actually-quite-clever version of the trick while being interviewed by the police about the murder, and his explanation of how he did it (including the fact that he arranged matters to have his own choice of card come up at the end) inspires a EurekaMoment later.

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* In the ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode "Ghosts of Christmas Past", a boy who wants to be a magician when he grows up does an actually-quite-clever version of the trick while being interviewed by the police about the murder, and his explanation of how he did it (including the fact that he arranged matters to have his own choice of card come up at the end) inspires a EurekaMoment later.
21st Nov '17 11:57:09 PM PaulA
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* The Doctor does this to amuse the People of the Worldsphere when he wants to take a break from the heavy plot of the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''The Also People''. The People may be SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, but they're always intrigued by novel forms of entertainment.
-->"Now for my first trick I need a volunteer from the audience. Yes you, sir, float right up. Have I ever worked with you before? Of course I haven't. What's your name? Ki'Xikati? All right, ki'Xikati, in a moment I want you to pick a card, any card and show it to the audience but not to me. But first I want you to scan this deck of cards. Are they marked, tagged, smell-identified, or in any way anything other than a series of sequential designs printed on rectangular pasteboard? Would you tell the audience that? Thank you so much.
-->"Now," said the Doctor, "pick a card."

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* The Doctor does this to amuse the People of the Worldsphere when he wants to take a break from the heavy plot of the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''The ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTheAlsoPeople The Also People''.People]]''. The People may be SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, but they're always intrigued by novel forms of entertainment.
-->"Now for my first trick I need a volunteer from the audience. Yes you, sir, float right up. Have I ever worked with you before? Of course I haven't. What's your name? Ki'Xikati? All right, ki'Xikati, in a moment I want you to pick a card, any card and show it to the audience but not to me. But first I want you to scan this deck of cards. Are they marked, tagged, smell-identified, or in any way anything other than a series of sequential designs printed on rectangular pasteboard? Would you tell the audience that? Thank you so much.
-->"Now,"
much.\\
"Now,"
said the Doctor, "pick a card."
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