Clown Who Lost His Head- SUPERIOR
The clown's missing head appears from a popped balloon!

Clown Who Lost His Head- SUPERIOR


The clown's missing head appears from a popped balloon!


Ages 13 and up   Level 2

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What an airhead!


A real audience pleaser!
With superior mechanics!

Based on the wonderful Forgetful Freddie trick 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 the colorful wooden Mr. Clown.
You explain: "Mr. Clown is always forgetting things.
Do any of you forget things?
He forgets where he left his shoes, he forgets to brush his hair.
One day Mr. Clown even went to the circus headless- now that's pretty forgetful!
Mr. Clown did not want to disappoint the kids who came to see him at the circus, so he had the Ringmaster help him out.
The Ringmaster blew up a balloon, painted a face on it and attached it to the top of Mr. Clown's body.
The kids all laughed at the sight of Mr. Clown's's silly balloon head.
But Mr. Clown wanted his REAL head back so he could talk to all the kids at the circus.
Hey- maybe YOU could help Mr. Clown.
Let's wave our hands and see if we can do some magic for Mr. Clown!"

As you are saying this, suddenly- POP goes the balloon and BACK comes Mr. Clown'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- Peter Monticup used the vanishing cloth that is INCLUDED with the trick.
When you burst the balloon, Mr. Clown's 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.

Why is the version sold by "SUPERIOR"?

You may see other Forgetful Clowns on the market that look exactly like this one.
That's because ONE SINGLE company owns the artwork, and makes just the wooden clown figures.
This company sells the clowns to a number of different manufacturers, who add the mechanisms to turn the clown into a magic trick.
But though the props may LOOK the same, each manufacturer builds the tricks differently.

And here's where the difference comes in!
Some manufacturers use better hardware, better made mechanics than others. has found the one manufacturer who makes, in our opinion, SUPERIOR mechanics for this magic prop.

Here are the better features of the prop sold by

  • The release mechanism operates smoothly and easily, without catching
    This means no fumbling or forcing the mechanism
  • The mechanism does not accidentally release by vibration when the performer walks across the stage
  • The heavy duty spring snaps the head into place INSTANTLY- no lag
    This is IMPORTANT! You need the head to appear in the blink of an eye- no sluggishness

Buy from and buy the BEST!

What You Get

Here's what you'll get:

  • Clown Without a Head (clown figure, removable head, stand)
  • printed instructions

You supply the ordinary party balloon.
You supply an ordinary marker, if you want to draw a face on the balloon.

Tips & 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. If at first the clown does not heed the message, he becomes an "airhead"; when he learns his lesson, the head reappears as normal.

Make it into a two-person comedy routine by having your assistant secretly remove the clown's head when you are not looking.

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History and Trivia:

Milbourne Christopher invented the Forgetful Freddie trick on which this trick is based.

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

Customer Reviews

What a amazing and handsome prop.
My wife bought this for me for my birthday and I couldn't tell you how happy I was. Great quality and the customer service you get with Peter is top notch. World class service I found my shop.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Kenosha,WI. on 3/7/2017

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