The introductions of Merritt McKinney and Jack Wilder.
- In Merritt's, he's in a New Orleans restaurant, and hypnotizes a woman and her husband. He then exposes secrets about the husband:
Merritt: Now, you just hang out there, wriggle a sec; I'm gonna take a little peek under the hood of your hubby's brain. Now, I'm picturing, don't tell me... Beach, cocktails... Florida?
Man: Look, it was a business trip.
Merritt: Well, I mean, it is a kind of business, maybe the oldest business.
Man: ...Uh, you know what, Honey Bee, let'só
Merritt: She can't move, Mack. You're thinking of a woman's name. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, J? Jean, Jane, Janetó Who's Janet?
Merritt: [looks at the wife] You know Janet?
Woman: [still hypnotized so she can't speak] Mm-hmm!
Merritt: It's not your best friend, is it?
Merritt: Your sister? Her sister? Oh, my God, you weren't away "on business", you were away "on Janet"! Your wife's sister! [The wife tries to hit her husband. Merritt moves the husband a few feet away] Okay, now she's gonna get upset, so let's move over here. You want this to go away?
Merritt: Okay, pull out your wallet. Come on, get it out. [Mack pulls out his wallet]
Mack: You shake down everyone like this?
Merritt: No, only the special few. What is this, two hundred seem fair? You know what, this is a big deal, let's go $250.
Mack: You're a stick-up artist!
Merritt: Yeah. Of course. [shamelessly grins] Okay! Aaannnd, sleep! [He snaps his fingers, and the woman slumps over standing] Now when I snap my fingers, you won't remember any of this. And you, Warren Beatty, every time you see or even think of Janet, you're gonna picture me [pops Mack on the forehead] naked! And that's not a pretty sight.
Mack: [glances down nervously] Yeah.
- Wilder's involves offering to pay someone $100 if they figured out his trick - paying the sleuth using the sleuth's own wallet.