History Main / TheGreatWhodini

20th Nov '16 2:53:46 AM StFan
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Obviously the inspiration for these names is Harry Houdini, who himself based his stage name on French magician Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, or possibly Cardini. Never mind that Houdini considered himself an escape artist, not a magician, and never presented himself as having magical powers rather than exceptional dexterity.

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Obviously the inspiration for these names is Harry Houdini, Creator/HarryHoudini, who himself based his stage name on French magician Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, or possibly Cardini. Never mind that Houdini considered himself an escape artist, not a magician, and never presented himself as having magical powers rather than exceptional dexterity.









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* ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'' had "The Great Gwendini... and her assistant".

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* ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'' had "The Creator/SteveMartin often did tricks for private gatherings involving things coming out of the crotch of his pants. His alias? The Great Gwendini... and her assistant".
Flydini.
* Invoked by Creator/DenisLeary in his stand-up routine, regarding pulling his family dog out of the toilet: "Like I'm some kinda magician, the Great Learitini..."



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* Edgar of ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' demonstrated his escape artist skills as "The Amazing Edgarini".

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* Edgar of ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' demonstrated his escape artist skills as ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'' has "The Amazing Edgarini".
Great Gwendini... and her assistant".



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* Edgar of ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' demonstrated his escape artist skills as "The Amazing Edgarini".
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* [[{{Series/Batman}} Batman TV Series:]] In the episode ''Zelda the Great'', [[ShownTheirWork they really did the research]]. She has a billboard that boasts: ''Zelda the Great: World's foremost illusionist and escape artiste, [[BiggerThanJesus Even Greater than Houdini!]].''

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* [[{{Series/Batman}} Batman ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV Series:]] Series: In the episode ''Zelda "Zelda the Great'', Great", [[ShownTheirWork they really did the research]]. She has a billboard that boasts: ''Zelda the Great: World's foremost illusionist and escape artiste, [[BiggerThanJesus Even Greater than Houdini!]].''Houdini!]]''



* An episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' had Sam step into the life of the titular professional magician "The Great Spontini". Subverted in that this was the character's real last name, not a stage name.
* One {{Whammy}} animation from ''Series/PressYourLuck'' had "the Great Whamini" attempting to fire himself out of a cannon, only for it to explode on him, leaving him charred and the player with nothing.

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* An episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' had has Sam step into the life of the titular professional magician "The Great Spontini". Subverted in that this was is the character's real last name, not a stage name.
* One {{Whammy}} animation from ''Series/PressYourLuck'' had has "the Great Whamini" attempting to fire himself out of a cannon, only for it to explode on him, leaving him charred and the player with nothing.
nothing.



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* [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070817 This]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip.
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' had Fighter reminisce about the group's (hitherto unknown) plans for a circus act, complete with a poster showing "Fightini", "Thiefini", "Red Magini", "A Cannonball" (Black Mage) and "Fightini again".

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* A ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip has [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070817 This]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip.
"The Great Griffini"]].
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' had ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' has Fighter reminisce about the group's (hitherto unknown) plans for a circus act, complete with a poster showing "Fightini", "Thiefini", "Red Magini", "A Cannonball" (Black Mage) and "Fightini again".
again".



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* "The Great Bicklini", a.k.a. Mr. Bickles in WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents.

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* "The Great Bicklini", a.k.a. Mr. Bickles in WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents.''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.




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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Equestria has an equivalent to Creator/HarryHoudini in "The Great Hoofdini", who is Trixie's biggest inspiration.



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* Creator/SteveMartin often did tricks for private gatherings involving things coming out of the crotch of his pants. His alias? The Great Flydini.

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* Creator/SteveMartin often did tricks for private gatherings involving things coming out of the crotch of his pants. His alias? The Great Flydini.
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* Invoked by Creator/DenisLeary in his stand-up routine, regarding pulling his family dog out of the toilet: "Like I'm some kinda magician, the Great Learitini..."
12th Nov '16 3:31:24 PM Discar
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27th May '16 8:48:49 AM themisterfree
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* One {{Whammy}} animation from ''Series/PressYourLuck'' had "the Great Whamini" attempting to fire himself out of a cannon, only for it to explode on him, leaving him charred and the player with nothing.
27th Apr '16 3:35:43 PM Drope
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See also SmallReferencePools, DrGenericius and DrFakenstein.

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See also SmallReferencePools, DrGenericius and DrFakenstein.DrGenericius.
27th Apr '16 3:31:31 PM Drope
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See also SmallReferencePools, DrGenericius.

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See also SmallReferencePools, DrGenericius.DrGenericius and DrFakenstein.
18th Mar '16 1:05:42 PM MarkLungo
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See also SmallReferencePools, DrGenericius

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See also SmallReferencePools, DrGenericiusDrGenericius.



* One episode of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] had Crow as an escape artist calling himself "The Great Crowdini".
* [[{{Series/Batman}} Batman TV Series:]] In the episode Zelda the Great, [[ShownTheirWork they really did the research]]. She has a billboard that boasts: ''Zelda the Great: World's foremost illusionist and escape artiste, [[BiggerThanJesus Even Greater than Houdini!]].''

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* One episode of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had Crow as an escape artist calling himself "The Great Crowdini".
* [[{{Series/Batman}} Batman TV Series:]] In the episode Zelda ''Zelda the Great, Great'', [[ShownTheirWork they really did the research]]. She has a billboard that boasts: ''Zelda the Great: World's foremost illusionist and escape artiste, [[BiggerThanJesus Even Greater than Houdini!]].''



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* The unreleased third series of ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'' action figures would have included an evil StageMagician named "[[PunnyName The Great Felloni]]".



* Steve Martin often did tricks for private gatherings involving things coming out of the crotch of his pants. His alias? The Great Flydini.

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* Steve Martin Creator/SteveMartin often did tricks for private gatherings involving things coming out of the crotch of his pants. His alias? The Great Flydini.




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12th Dec '15 9:03:54 PM megajake
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* An episode of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' had Sam step into the life of the titular professional magician "The Great Spontini". Subverted in that this was the character's real last name, not a stage name.
31st Oct '15 10:25:50 PM SAMAS
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Not to be confused with the 80's rap group.

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Not to be confused with the 80's rap group.
group, though they ''were'' great.
12th Nov '14 4:07:48 PM Antigone3
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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for Literature/TheGreatMerlini. Merlini is his actual surname, and he didn't have it changed -- it's the name he was born with. ("The Great", on the other hand, ''was'' added for his stage magician performances.)
12th Nov '14 4:07:02 PM Antigone3
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* [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070817 This]] ''SluggyFreelance'' strip.

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* [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070817 This]] ''SluggyFreelance'' strip.''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'' had "The Great Gwendini... and her assistant".

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for Literature/TheGreatMerlini. Merlini is his actual surname, and he didn't have it changed -- it's the name he was born with. ("The Great", on the other hand, ''was'' added for his stage magician performances.)
* Edgar of ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen'' demonstrated his escape artist skills as "The Amazing Edgarini".

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* "The Great Bicklini", a.k.a. Mr. Bickles in {{The Fairly Odd Parents}}.

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* On ''Series/NewsRadio'' Dave called himself the Great Throwdini for his KnifeThrowingAct. He also performed as the Great Ventriloquodini.
* On ''Series/HomeImprovement'', there's an episode where the three sons each want to make a birthday present for their mother, but Randy, the middle son, isn't good with his hands, so he plans a magic show. At the end of the episode, his climactic disappearing box says "The Great Randini" on it.
* One episode of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] had Crow as an escape artist calling himself "The Great Crowdini".
* [[{{Series/Batman}} Batman TV Series:]] In the episode Zelda the Great, [[ShownTheirWork they really did the research]]. She has a billboard that boasts: ''Zelda the Great: World's foremost illusionist and escape artiste, [[BiggerThanJesus Even Greater than Houdini!]].''
* An episode ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' had the boys befriend "The Great Doheney".

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* [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070817 This]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip.
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' had Fighter reminisce about the group's (hitherto unknown) plans for a circus act, complete with a poster showing "Fightini", "Thiefini", "Red Magini", "A Cannonball" (Black Mage) and "Fightini again".

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* "The Great Bicklini", a.k.a. Mr. Bickles in {{The Fairly Odd Parents}}.WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents.
* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' special "It's Magic, Charlie Brown", Snoopy puts on a magic show as The Great Houndini.
* Eddy, of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', became The Great Eddy-dini upon acquiring Edd's hypno-wheel.

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* On ''NewsRadio'' Dave called himself the Great Throwdini for his KnifeThrowingAct. He also performed as the Great Ventriloquodini.
* On ''HomeImprovement'', there's an episode where the three sons each want to make a birthday present for their mother, but Randy, the middle son, isn't good with his hands, so he plans a magic show. At the end of the episode, his climactic disappearing box says "The Great Randini" on it.
* ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'' had "The Great Gwendini... and her assistant".
* JohnnyCarson was "The Great Carsoni" as a young magician.
* In the Peanuts special "It's Magic, Charlie Brown", Snoopy puts on a magic show as The Great Houndini.
* One episode of [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] had Crow as an escape artist calling himself "The Great Crowdini".
* Edgar of ''EdgarAndEllen'' demonstrated his escape artist skills as "The Amazing Edgarini".
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' had Fighter reminisce about the group's (hitherto unknown) plans for a circus act, complete with a poster showing "Fightini", "Thiefini", "Red Magini", "A Cannonball" (Black Mage) and "Fightini again".

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* On ''NewsRadio'' Dave called himself the Great Throwdini for his KnifeThrowingAct. He also performed as the Great Ventriloquodini.
* On ''HomeImprovement'', there's an episode where the three sons each want to make a birthday present for their mother, but Randy, the middle son, isn't good with his hands, so he plans a magic show. At the end of the episode, his climactic disappearing box says "The Great Randini" on it.
* ''Film/Ben10RaceAgainstTime'' had "The Great Gwendini... and her assistant".
* JohnnyCarson
Johnny Carson was "The Great Carsoni" as a young magician.
* In the Peanuts special "It's Magic, Charlie Brown", Snoopy puts on a magic show as The Great Houndini.
* One episode of [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] had Crow as an escape artist calling himself "The Great Crowdini".
* Edgar of ''EdgarAndEllen'' demonstrated his escape artist skills as "The Amazing Edgarini".
* ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' had Fighter reminisce about the group's (hitherto unknown) plans for a circus act, complete with a poster showing "Fightini", "Thiefini", "Red Magini", "A Cannonball" (Black Mage) and "Fightini again".
magician.



* [[{{Series/Batman}} Batman TV Series:]] In the episode Zelda the Great,[[ShownTheirWork they really did the research]]. She has a billboard that boasts: ''Zelda the Great: World's foremost illusionist and escape artiste, [[BiggerThanJesus Even Greater than Houdini!]].''
* Eddy, of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', became The Great Eddy-dini upon acquiring Edd's hypno-wheel.
* An episode ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' had the boys befriend "The Great Doheney".

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* [[{{Series/Batman}} Batman TV Series:]] In the episode Zelda the Great,[[ShownTheirWork they really did the research]]. She has a billboard that boasts: ''Zelda the Great: World's foremost illusionist and escape artiste, [[BiggerThanJesus Even Greater than Houdini!]].''
* Eddy, of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', became The Great Eddy-dini upon acquiring Edd's hypno-wheel.
* An episode ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' had the boys befriend "The Great Doheney".
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