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Why are there few kids' shows that feature sawing in half?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by salemfan, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I think the reason why they usually don't show that stuff on kids shows is because young kids might think that the characters really are getting sawed in half. Most preschoolers are too young to realize that it's just a magic trick.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey, let me bump and eleven year old thread so I can reiterate what I said in the original post.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I thought the "sawing people in half" act was done on many kids shows. Though now I'm having trouble thinking of very many.

    Of what hasn't been mentioned, it was done on Dinosaurs.

    It was mentioned that it was done in the Looney Tunes short Show Biz Bugs, but it was also attempted in the short Merlin the Magic Mouse (though Merlin never actually completes the trick - he mistakenly uses a real sword instead of the magic sword, and after he learns his mistake, the cat "volunteer" finds out he's a mouse and chases after him). I feel like it was done in other WB shorts, but am unsure off-hand.

    It was done on Bullwinkle in the Mr. Know-It-All segment "Magic Made Easy (The Hard Way)". Interestingly, this one has Bullwinkle sawing a man in half (he also says it's the least-requested trick - he probably meant the sawing in half part but I can't help but wonder if he was referring to the "sawing a man" part).

    I'm trying to remember whether Pee Wee Herman did this trick during his magic show in the Pee Wee's Playhouse episode "Now You See Me, Now You Don't".

    Also trying to remember if the trick was done in the special It's Magic Charlie Brown (wow, both of the above-mentioned things that I cant remember whether the trick was done are ones where the star turns invisible with the risk of not turning back to normal). I know it has a similar trick with Peppermint Patty in a box that's cut up into three halves, but that's not exactly the same as sawing a person in half.
  4. salemfan

    salemfan Well-Known Member

    You mean if Between the Lions had done an episode in which Lionel is "sawing Cleo in half" with Theo as the announcer and Leona says she can't be part of the show because she "got invited somewhere" when she would really be providing the feet and when Leona "came back", as they tell her it would have been too scary for her, maybe she can be involved with performances like this when she's older, she'd be exhibiting feelings of stiffness from being curled up in the lower half of the box providing the feet, kids in the target age for these shows wouldn't understand why Leona couldn't be there as good as they can understand that when it was Tammy Lionette's turn to receive a Golden Meaty award Cleo said she had to leave because Cleo IS Tammy Lionette? It's obvious even to the target audience that Tammy Lionette is the same character as Cleo.
  5. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Why does this thread even exist!? To quote Simon Belmont from the Robot Chicken Castlevania skit "Maybe it's a fetish" lol :)
    Muppy and ConsummateVs like this.
  6. salemfan

    salemfan Well-Known Member

    This thread exists because I was a fan of the sawing in half act after I saw it at a circus in the summer of 1993.
  7. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Oh. I'm sorry :smirk:

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