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* One ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters]]'' manga has [[VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Athena Asamiya]] do this to a spoon while the [[ButtMonkey USA Sports team]] struggle to bend theirs to no avail. [[https://snk.fandom.com/wiki/Athena_Asamiya/Gallery?file=Screenshot_173.png The image in reference is shown here.]]


* ''Literature/{{Spoonbenders}}'' is named after the practice, and Teddy bends a key to try to impress Maureen, his future wife.

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* ''Literature/{{Spoonbenders}}'' *''Literature/{{Spoonbenders}}'' is named after the practice, and Teddy bends a key to try to impress Maureen, his future wife.

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*''Literature/{{Spoonbenders}}'' is named after the practice, and Teddy bends a key to try to impress Maureen, his future wife.


* A RunningGag in ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' is that Mob has trouble eating soup, since he always subconciously bends his spoons with his mind.

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A RunningGag in ''Manga/MobPsycho100'' is that Mob has trouble eating soup, since he always subconciously bends his spoons with his mind.mind. When he gets upset while talking about things over dinner, his power makes them fall over limp. His brother Ritsu usually fixes or replaces them.
** [[spoiler:Ritsu discovers his powers at the Awakening Lab, where he thought he was the only member with no powers at all until a bust of anger caused three spoons to twist together into a gnarled mess. He then became the single strongest esper in the group, and his help led the rest to improve their less-than-impressive abilities.]]


* When Uri Geller first came to prominence in TheSeventies and demonstrated his putative skill on TV in Great Britain, the watching audience was invited to join in. Indicating something interesting was going on, or possibly the extreme gullability of the British TV viewing public, the BBC's switchboards were inundated with calls from viewers alleging not only spoons bending to order, but also anomalies like long-stopped clocks springing into life again, or else clocks and watches inexplicably stopping at the very instant of Geller putting out the 'fluence. Either way - genuine paranormal event, mass gullibility or people misinterpreting wholly coincidental event - it provided lots of material for publications like ''Magazine/ForteanTimes'' to fill space with. FT still deals with spoon-bending, under the general headings of things like parapsychology, telekinesis and poltergeist activity.

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* When Uri Geller first came to prominence in TheSeventies and demonstrated his putative skill on TV in Great Britain, the watching audience was invited to join in. Indicating something interesting was going on, or possibly the extreme gullability of the British TV viewing public, the BBC's switchboards were inundated with calls from viewers alleging not only spoons bending to order, but also anomalies like long-stopped clocks springing into life again, or else clocks and watches inexplicably stopping at the very instant of Geller putting out the 'fluence. Either way - genuine paranormal event, mass gullibility or people misinterpreting wholly coincidental event - it provided lots of material for publications like ''Magazine/ForteanTimes'' to fill space with. FT still deals with spoon-bending, under the general headings of things like parapsychology, telekinesis and poltergeist activity. [[spoiler:He was eventually caught rigging the spoons by bending them back and forth until metal fatigue set in to the point that they could subtly be pushed with the tip of the thumb as a slight-of-hand trick. He also was never able to bend a spoon that was offered by someone else and usually refused to do so.]] He also tried to sue Nintendo for use of his likeness with the Pokeémon Kadabra and Alakazam, claiming they were based on him and the symbols on their bodies (actually taken from Zener cards) were occult Nazi symbols used to defame him. The suit lasted from 1999 to ''2017'' before finally being dismissed.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Heffer is tempting Spunky with a Fatheads-brand chewable vitamin by asking him to perform common dog tricks, the last of which is bending a spoon with his thoughts.


*[[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mz1it A skit]] on ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' had Creator/StephenFry interviewing Creator/HughLaurie as a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Uri Geller who bends a spoon between his hands.
-->'''Stephen''': Well, I could bend a spoon with my hands.
-->'''Hugh''': I never claimed that my powers are unique! Always, I stress that ''anybody'' can bend a spoon! And my book is not expensive, by the way.



* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS07E07TheMentalists The Mentalists]]", Sam and Dean investigate the death of two alleged psychics in Lily Dale, New York, the "most psychic town in America." While prop spoons are commonly seen in the episode - used as souvenirs and props for fake psychics - utensils bending on their own occurs whenever the MonsterOfTheWeek [[spoiler:the ghost of an actual psychic]] looms nearby.



* [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mz1it A skit]] on ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' had Creator/StephenFry interviewing Creator/HughLaurie as a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Uri Geller who bends a spoon between his hands.
-->'''Stephen''': Well, I could bend a spoon with my hands.
-->'''Hugh''': I never claimed that my powers are unique! Always, I stress that ''anybody'' can bend a spoon! And my book is not expensive, by the way.

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* [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mz1it A skit]] ''Series/MysteryHunters'': Discussed and potentially subverted in one episode. Araya investigates whether it is possible to bend spoons using the mind and attends a workshop dedicated to learning on ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' had Creator/StephenFry interviewing Creator/HughLaurie as a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Uri Geller who bends a spoon between his hands.
-->'''Stephen''': Well, I could
how to bend forks, spoons and knives. While Araya is able to bend a spoon fork and his classmates get very noticeable bends with my hands.
-->'''Hugh''': I never claimed
their objects after getting instructions from the teacher (such as telling them to think of a frivolous animal while trying to bend), it is noted that my they were bending the objects with their hands and that suggestions from other, as well as what the individual wants, can influence the mind to move the muscles. Thus, psychic powers might not have had any role in it.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "[[Recap/SupernaturalS07E07TheMentalists The Mentalists]]", Sam and Dean investigate the death of two alleged psychics in Lily Dale, New York, the "most psychic town in America." While prop spoons
are unique! Always, I stress that ''anybody'' can bend a spoon! And my book is not expensive, by commonly seen in the way.episode - used as souvenirs and props for fake psychics - utensils bending on their own occurs whenever the MonsterOfTheWeek [[spoiler:the ghost of an actual psychic]] looms nearby.


* Mewtwo, an incredibly powerful psychic pokemon from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', is shown to wield a massive spoon.
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "[[Recap/PokemonS1E22AbraAndThePsychicShowdown Abra and the Psychic Showdown]]", many of the psychics in Sabrina's gym are shown to be practicing their psychic abilities by trying (to limited effect) to bend spoons. One such psychic tries demonstrating this to Ash, Brock and Misty with great difficulty. For some reason, Ash was unimpressed, then bent a spoon with his hands and boasted his method was better.

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Mewtwo, an incredibly powerful psychic pokemon from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', is shown to wield a massive spoon.
* ** In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] episode "[[Recap/PokemonS1E22AbraAndThePsychicShowdown Abra and the Psychic Showdown]]", many of the psychics in Sabrina's gym are shown to be practicing their psychic abilities by trying (to limited effect) to bend spoons. One such psychic tries demonstrating this to Ash, Brock and Misty with great difficulty. For some reason, Ash was unimpressed, then bent a spoon with his hands and boasted his method was better.



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-> Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth...there is no spoon. Then you will see it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.

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-> Do ''Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth...truth ... there is no spoon. Then you will see it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.''

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* In ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'', one NPC in Magicant has a spoon he wants someone to bend back into shape. Ninten does it with his PSI powers.


-->'''Stephen''': Well I could bend a spoon with my hands.

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-->'''Stephen''': Well Well, I could bend a spoon with my hands.

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* [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mz1it A skit]] on ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' had Creator/StephenFry interviewing Creator/HughLaurie as a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Uri Geller who bends a spoon between his hands.
-->'''Stephen''': Well I could bend a spoon with my hands.
-->'''Hugh''': I never claimed that my powers are unique! Always, I stress that ''anybody'' can bend a spoon! And my book is not expensive, by the way.

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* ''Series/FastForward''. A skit parodying Uri Geller had him eventually resorting to an oxy-acytelene torch to get the spoon to bend.

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