Any character who is not normally a magician, but is putting on a magic show, will use a stage name formed by taking their name and appending "-ini". Often they'll prefix "The Great", as well.

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.

Not to be confused with the 80's rap group.

See also SmallReferencePools, DrGenericius
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!!Examples:

* [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070817 This]] ''SluggyFreelance'' strip.
* Magician Ricky Jay played magician "The Amazing Maleeni" in ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode of that name.
* "The Great Bicklini", a.k.a. Mr. Bickles in {{The Fairly Odd Parents}}.
* Steve Martin often did tricks for private gatherings involving things coming out of the crotch of his pants. His alias? The Great Flydini.
* 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".
* 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..."
* [[{{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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