It’s safe to say that everyone that is reading these entries remembers the first special in their own way. The program itself is so crammed with illusions and expert performances that it’s been difficult to decide what to include and what to sadly leave out.
After Julie Newmar, the audience is treated to the umbrella and fire magic of famed Japanese magician Shimada. Best not to get to close to him while he works.
In “The Sands of Time,” Doug takes three colors of sand (Red, Green, Yellow) and mixes them individually in a murky goblet of a red liquid (Wine? Probably not, it’s a family show). One by one he takes out the colors of dry sand and deposits them on a plate like so: