Magic Shop | SUPPORT | Account Login
0 item(s)
      
JUST ADDED TO THE SHOP!
BACK IN STOCK!
FEATURED TRICKS
Read Our Blog
All the Latest Social News!
THIS WEEK'S DEALS
50 Tricks Under $5.00
COUPONS
FREE SHIPPING ITEMS
Tricks With FREE BONUS!
FREE STUFF
START HERE
EZ Trick Finder
A-Z List of Tricks
Comparison Charts
Closed Caption Videos
Gift Certificates
*TOP 10* Lists
Gift Ideas
Most Popular Tricks
For Beginners
Grandparents' Best Picks
To Learn the Basics
As Seen On TV!
Magic Sets and Kits
Accessories and Supplies
Tables and Cases
Party Favors
S.S. Adams Store
Puzzles
Authentic Memorabilia
Jewelry - Magical
Magic Books
Magic DVDs
Magic Courses
REPAIR SHOP
Card Magic
Coin Magic
Closeup Magic
Stage and Club Magic
Mentalism
Street Magic
Comedy Magic
Kids Show Magic
Animal Magic
Juggling
Balloon Sculpture
Escape Magic
Magic with a Message
Under $5.00
$5 - $9.99
$10 - $19.99
$20 - $49.99
$50 - $74.99
$75 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 and over
Find us on Google+

Magic Tricks, Inc.
2768 Columbia Road
Zion Crossroads, VA 22942
540-832-0900


Home>WHERE TO START>A-Z List of Tricks
Forgetful Freddie

Find Freddie's missing head in a popped balloon!
 
Ages 13 and up Level 2
Rewards Points  (What's this?)
Buy this item - get 130 Rewards Points! You must be logged in to your account
 

Forgetful Freddie

Item Id: 90-0189
Review this item Review this item
Discount price:
$129.99
Suggested Retail: $149.95
Buy here- you'll save $19.96
This item is
In Stock
How many?
Ask a question about this product
HAVE A QUESTION?
  
Add this product to your Wishlist
Add to Wish List
Free Surprise Gift with every order
 

Finally available again!

Invented by the legendary magician Milbourne Christopher, this is a classic effect that has remained popular for decades and for good reason! Kids LOVE this effect- they go crazy!

The routine goes like this: You introduce a two-foot tall wooden boy named Freddie. You explain: "Freddie is always forgetting things. Do any of you forget things? He forgets where he left his shoes, he forgets to bring his books to school, he forgets to brush his hair. One day Freddie even went to school headless, now that's pretty forgetful! The teacher wanted to teach Freddie a lesson, so he blew up a balloon, painted a face on it and attached it to the top of Freddie's body. "Kids, meet Mr. Airhead Freddie!. The kids all laughed at the sight of Freddie's silly balloon head. Freddie thought "If I get back my head Ill never forget it again. As you are saying this, suddenly- POP goes the balloon and BACK comes Freddie's head! Kids go WILD!

The working is easy. The head on the prop easily lifts off. The balloon face is fastened to the bow tie, which snaps in place on top of the body. Vanish the wooden head in your favorite manner (you could use a Change Bag, which is not included but can be ordered from MagicTricks.com). When you burst the balloon, the new face instantly pops up into place. No fiddling or fumbling, just great kids show entertainment!

Nice large size- it's over two feet tall. Colorfully painted all wood construction with removable base.

 
Performance Ideas   Performance Ideas:

As you start the trick, draw a silly face on the balloon with a marker before placing in the holder. Have some interaction with your audience about the face, let them laugh. Perhaps do a few lines of a comical ventrilioquism routine at this time (as you draw eyes and nose, ask the balloon head a few questions- of course, he can't answer because you haven't drawn the mouth yet, etc.)

Use the trick to deliver a message. Since Freddie at first does not heed the message, he becomes an "airhead"; when he learns his lesson, the head reappears as normal.

 

What you'll get when you buy this trick   Here's what you'll get:

  • Forgetful Freddie prop with removeable head
  • printed instructions
You supply the ORDINARY party balloon.

 

 
 
 
History of this magic effect   History and Trivia:

Milbourne Christopher invented the Forgetful Freddie trick.

The first balloon was invented by Bartolomeu de Gusmao, a priest who was demonstrating his idea for an airship by launching a miniature model that used a dried animal bladder to hold the air. The rubber balloon was invented by the famous scientist Michael Faraday as a vessel to hold hydrogen. Latex balloons as we know them today were first manufactured in 1847 in London.

Interested in magic history? Visit our free online Magic Library, full of biographies of famous magicians plus lots of magic history and trivia!

  You may also like these items:
 
Card In Balloon
Card In Balloon
$32.99
More Info|BUY
Clown Surprise Act
Clown Surprise Act
$89.99
More Info|BUY
Hippity Hop Rabbits
Hippity Hop Rabbits
$74.99
More Info|BUY
Needle Thru Balloon
Needle Thru Balloon
$16.99
More Info|BUY
Crazy Washing Machine
Crazy Washing Machine
$219.99
More Info|BUY
Lily Ladybug
Lily Ladybug
$89.99
More Info|BUY
Run Rabbit Run
Run Rabbit Run
$119.99
More Info|BUY
Forgetful Clown
Forgetful Clown
$99.99
$64.99
More Info|BUY
  
 
Recently Viewed Items
Browse Similar Items
KIND OF SHOW>Kids Show Magic
WHERE TO START>EZ Trick Finder>Tricks By the Items Used>Magic Using Balloons
WHERE TO START>EZ Trick Finder>Tricks for Specific Types of Shows>Birthday Party Tricks
WHERE TO START>EZ Trick Finder>Tricks By Skill Level>LEVEL 2: Simple with a Bit of Practice
WHERE TO START>EZ Trick Finder>Tricks By Age Group>Ages 13 to 17
WHERE TO START>EZ Trick Finder>Tricks By Age Group>Adults
WHERE TO START>EZ Trick Finder>Tricks By Age Group>Ages 13 to 17>LEVEL 2: Easy with a Bit of Practice
WHERE TO START>EZ Trick Finder>Tricks By Age Group>Adults>LEVEL 2: Easy with a Bit of Practice
KIND OF SHOW>Stage and Club Magic
KIND OF SHOW>Stage and Club Magic>Stage Magic Tricks
KIND OF SHOW>Stage and Club Magic>Stage Magic Tricks>Tricks for Smaller Audiences
KIND OF SHOW>Stage and Club Magic>Stage Magic Tricks>Tricks for Larger Audiences

Copyright 2014 Magic Tricks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.