“The Next Uri Geller” – 3rd show

This is about a show from the first German season of “The Next Uri Geller” from early 2008. You can also:
» Show all my reports from the first season.
» Show everything about the second season 2009.
» Show really all articles about Uri Geller.

:arrow: General reading tips (German): GWUP info page, GWUP special site.

Intoductory remarks

First, a little poem of mine:

so you say that – achad! –
real powers he got?
 
these “powers” are – shtaim! –
not worth a mere dime
 
is it mystic? – shalosh! –
no way, golly gosh!
 


achad, shtaim, shalosh: Hebrew for 1, 2, 3

And a perfectly matching current cartoon by xkcd:

The data so far
(via BA)

The show from 22 Jan 2008

bent As always, in general: <strong>These are all tricks, no supernatural powers!</strong> And we’ll see how good and entertaining today’s tricks are… today, the four “survivors” of the 1st show performed again.</p>
<p>In the beginning, Geller is satisfied with the redecorations in the living rooms last show. <del>The two highlights of the phone central</del> Verena Wriedt shows “the 5 greatest videos” ProSieben had received – nothing really noteworthy. The boy who was also seen last time was even invited to the studio. “Cool”, for he got on TV with this video that looks like acting…</p>
<p>Geller’s important message to the youth: “Think positive, be strong. Believe in yourself… school, education… no drugs… sports… think about success. That’s more important than this show.” Yikes, Geller saying somethin sensible?? <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
<p><strong>Celebrity guests:</strong> Katarina Witt, “Galileo” presenter Aiman Abdallah and actress Christina Plate. And three <em>police officers</em> are stooping this time to be would-be trustability suppliers (cf. <a href="http://www.lawblog.de/index.php/archives/2008/01/02/eier-loffel-urnenplatze/">Lawblog (2nd paragraph; German)</a> – they’re supposed to just enjoy the show and sometimes pretend to supervise the show).<br />
 <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" alt=":thumbsdown:" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
<h5>Contestant 1: Nicolai Friedrich</h5>
<p><span id="more-451"></span></p>
<p>First, review with comments on his performance on the first show (<a href="http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=msmSSXf0ZcI">BTW: video explanation</a>). And this time he wants to <strong>make Mona Lisa smile</strong>. First babbles about everyday coincidences which some might call seventh sense or intuition. The the celebrities’ female intuition is to help him find the one missing puzzle piece in the Mona Lisa puzzle (1000 pieces) in a second, complerely new package. Quite nice, they just shouldn’t talk that much about intoution etc. – then I wouldn’t even mind not knowing how the trick works.</p>
<p>Geller: Nicolai’s “mental guidance [of the celebs] was simply perfect.”</p>
<p><span class="update">Explanation</span> <span class="removed_link" title="http://gellerentlarvt.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/kanditat-1-nicolai-friedrich-folge-3/">at “The Tricks”</span> (German): A split bag which has only the searched piece (multiple times) on one side.</p>
<h5>Contestant 2: Vivian Sommer and Olaf Kohrs, Duo Sonambulo</h5>
<p>Redhead desparately wants to play <strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_roulette">Russian roulette</a></strong> – they mustn’t use real ammunition, “only” practice ammo; a bearded weapons expert explains that this is, of course, also dangerous on short distance. After the two put their heads together, they too babble about everyday “intuition” – alas, had they let the metal sounds at the beginning play longer…</p>
<p>Olaf murders a plastic cup! Arrest him! What are the officers there for, anyway??  <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
<p>Christina loads one of four revolvers – the others remain empty. Olaf aims at Glittering <del>Goldie</del> Vivian with one after another, and she <del>says</del> moans whether he may pull the trigger or not. Well, he can easily tell her that with secret codes like last time, the black blindfold below the bright red hair got no influence on that. “Click” at three handguns, with the fourth he breaks a glass pane. Arrest, now!  <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
<p>Geller has also shivered – “fascinated, you could really feel the tension”.</p>
<p><span class="update">Explanation</span> with pictures <span class="removed_link" title="http://gellerentlarvt.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/kanditaten-2-olaf-vivienfolge-3/">at “The Tricks”</span> (German): Olaf could see which revolver had bullets and held it differently. And it was maybe no real open revolver; the glass plate shattered too early.</p>
<h5>The “live experiment”</h5>
<p>A clip of Geller’s first German TV appearance. Then: get fork, spoon, key, “then something <em>incredible</em> will  <small>maybe</small> happen at home”. Well, for now, commercials happen (which I skip – yes, I’m that mean). Geller says in German(!), he wants to show what’s made him famous worldwide. Well, it certainly wasn’t the haircut. <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" class="wp-smiley" /> Of course, the <strong>spoon bending</strong> is meant.</p>
<p>This time he wants to put the key on top of the TV and then (also in the studio) hold the spoon vertically – and rub, a little pressure, rub! The spoon of course, what lewd things were you thinking about?? His (surely as usual prepared) spoon breaks off quickly, at home shouting “achad, shtaim, shalosh” is to help again  <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" class="wp-smiley" />  (Hebrew for “1, 2, 3”). Also a few people in the audience have bent – well, who could verify if nothing was fishy?</p>
<p>And Geller bulges a spoon with his finger – well, with the proper chemistry, stuff like that can easily be prepared. Sigh. The lewd thoughs about rubbing might have been better. <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
<p>As if on order, Verena may now ask for calls/MMSes…</p>
<h5>Contestant 3: David Goldrake</h5>
<p>Wants to free someone – Christina – <strong>from his deepest fear</strong>. With “founded/reasonable energy”, did I get that right? She writes down her fear, he throws the piece of paper that she crumbled into a glass, they hold hands multiple times to “concentrate”, and he gets the paper out of the glass, puts it back in, until he finally singes it with a candle. Turn over the glass (it fills with smoke), holds his hand above it, concentrate! – man, how long does he take?</p>
<p>Finally, the glass shattered (heat, pressure). He uses the singed paper to rub some ash over his arm, and “water shoulder” appears, which seems to be her fear (since scalded with hot milk as a child). Did he swap the paper and read the original? Helpers via camera? Was it arranged? Well, somehow doesn’t matter.</p>
<p>Geller mentions an obscure “firestarter” Russian, criticizes him for his problems, praises him to have solved it after all.</p>
<p><span class="update">Explanation</span> <span class="removed_link" title="http://gellerentlarvt.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/kanditat-3-david-goldrake-folge-3/">at “The Tricks”</span> (German).</p>
<h5>Contestant 4: Vincent Raven</h5>
<p>Review here too, <a href="http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=xNXRLcFpun8">here the explaning video from show 1</a>. Five <strong>wooden urns in a box</strong>, each with a personal object from the raven guy. Corax/<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azrael">Azrael</a>(?) lands on a viewer’s head – is that the highlight of the evening? <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
<p>Aiman is to take one of the urns to his seat. Christina too. Kati too. And always with much babbling. The celebs’ auras alledgedly have changed by that; and Aiman believes people have an aura. More babbling in which he indicates what is in the three urns. Well, his assistant probably told him which they tool. Some “future telling” for Kati is necessary – and rubbish for the viewers at home: object under the pillow on the “heart side” (left) supposedly reveils secrets.<br />
 <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/wand.gif" alt=":wand:" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
<p>Geller again blathers about aura of the dark and praises him.</p>
<p><span class="update">Explanation</span> <span class="removed_link" title="http://gellerentlarvt.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/kandidat-4-vincent-raven-folge3/">at “The Tricks”</span> (German): Probably assistant via earphone, at any rate with sensors in the urn box.</p>
<h5>The decision</h5>
<p>Geller lets David Goldrake pass immediately. And then, as usual with unnecessary suspense and with a commercial squeezed in: Vivian and Olaf have been kicked out.</p>
<p>And that’s it for today, 8 minutes late. Geller wants to make smokers stop smoking – hey, would be good if that suggestion worked! <img src="https://cimddwc.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" class="wp-smiley" /></p>
<h5><span class="update">Ratings</span></h5>
<p>The ratings were a little lower:<br />
Viewers aged 3+: 3,30 million, 10,1% market share (last week: 3,72/11,8%)<br />
aged 14-49: 2,40 million, 18,3% market share (last week: 2,61/19,6%).<br />
<small>(Source: ProSieben Teletext)</small></p>
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  1. S

    Erm… hiess der Rabe diesmal nicht “Azrael”? Sicher bin ich mir allerdings nicht, weil ich die Sendung nur beim Durchschalten gestreift habe. Übrigens danke für deine Zusammenfassungen, ich könnt’ mich immer krümeln beim Lesen :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  2. c

    Ich weiß nicht, ob er damit wirklich den Raben gemeint hat, oder den “Engel des Todes” als Kommunikationspartner durch den Raben hindurch – in der 1. Sendung oder allgemein nennt er den Raben wohl immer Corax.

    Und danke fürs Lob. :)

  3. p

    meine güte, was war das wieder aufregend.
    der typ mit seinem raben macht mir angst.
    aber das rauchen lassen wär bei mir auch hilfreich! wenn ich bloss an die mentalisten glauben würde…

  4. c

    Glaub an dich selbst, das ist es, was zählt. :mrgreen:

  5. A

    Also…. wie soll ich da anfangen….
    grundsätzlich möchte ich einfach mal vorausschicken dass mir alle diese leute irgendwie leit tun, die so blockiert worden sind, dass sie überhaupt nichts mehr zulassen.

    ich könnte hier jetzt eine ausführliche geschichte erzählen, habe aber keine lust so viel zeit dafür zu verbrauchen.

    wers glaubt ok
    wer nicht, auch ok

    ich habe zu meinem geburtstag von meiner freundin eine abendunterhaltung (Mental-Show, Hypnose)geschenkt bekommen. die aufführung fand in einem kleinem saal statt, welcher für 100 Pers. vorgesehen ist. zu meinem glück waren wir an diesem abend genau 6 zuschauer. zu meinem glück, weil wir so automatisch sehr oft integriert wurden.

    wir haben echt einiges erlebt…. aber das absolut spannenste für mich war folgender augenblick.
    das experiment ging so. die hypnotisierte frau, die mit verbundenen augen (augenbinde pers. kontrolliert) auf einem stuhl ca. 5 meter weiter vorn auf der bühne sass, erkannte persönliche effekten die wir (in diesem moment) bereit legten. ich hatte meine visitenkarte aus der brusttasche direkt unter mein bein gelegt, da ER zwei stühle neben mir begonnen hatte! Er sagte zu ihr nur wenige sätze: – was halte ich in der hand?
    – nein, falsch …. (name)
    – was siehst du hier …. (name)
    – (name)

    vielleicht noch zwei drei genau so kurze sätze mehr.

    der satz: – nein, falsch ist sehr selten gefallen

    kann mir nicht vorstellen dass da eine hypnotische programmierung dahinter steckt! es gibt zuviele variablen bei persönlichen effekten.

    und der andere grund warum ich das nicht glaube ist der….

    ich habe beobachtet wie er immer die person von der er ein gegenstand in der hand hielt kurz ein wenig(am oberarm)berührte. als er zu mir kan nahm ich meine visitenkarte unter dem bein und gab sie ihm in die hand. sie sollte dann die tel. nr. lesen( die letzten 4 stellen). sie hatte die ersten beiden auf anhieb richtig, aber an den zweiten (welche die selben sind wie die ersten) kam sie nicht weiter. mir ist in dem moment auch aufgefallen dass er mich immernoch nicht berührt hatte…. so dachte ich für mich, hilfst du mal und streckte meine hand zu seiner hin (in welcher er immernoch die visitenkarte hält). in demselben moment wo ich ihn berühre, höre ich von der bühne…. ich sehe eine uhr…. ups…. das war der moment als es mir so richtig heftig kalt den rücken runter lief. aber das ist noch nicht alles. sie sagt direkt im anschluss: ….. mit der (uhr) stimmt was nicht. da dachte ich für mich so… häää, sieht die jetz auch noch dass ein wenig glas abgesplittert ist.

    dem war aber nicht so…..

    sie hat was anderes gesehen!!

    niemand ausser mir (auch meine freundin nicht) wusste dass meine uhr 5 min. vorgeht!

    also das heist…. als die frau auf der bühne es gesagt hatte, wussten es dann alle!

    tja…. Luft kann man ja auch nicht sehen…. und trotzdem atmen wir sie oder?

    liebe grüsse

  6. c

    Aaron,
    vielen Dank für deinen ausführlichen Bericht. Ich werde in Kürze in einem separaten Beitrag darauf eingehen.
    Viele Grüße

    Update: » hier geht’s zum Beitrag.

  7. kl

    hi…
    also ich fand die show ja recht amüsant…cool ist das jetzt ne dvd draussen ist in der diverse metaltricks erklärt werdn wie man diese selber performen kann…gut erklärtes, informatives und auch spassiges teil…selbst schon gesehen…
    also…für alle die selbst mal den mentalisten in ihnen heraushängen lassen wollen sollten sich das teil besorgen…wem meine rezension nicht reicht kann sich unter folgendem link ja mal den trailer ansehen…
    viel spass und viel erfolg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODix7tUq0Js

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODix7tUq0Js

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