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‘The Carbonaro Effect’ questions ‘Maybe It’s the Echinacea?’ on Tru-TV

Michael Carbonaro at the health-food store
Michael Carbonaro at the health-food store
"Photo courtesy of Tru-TV, used with permission”

On today’s Tru-TV episode of “The Carbonaro Effect,” titled “Maybe It’s the Echinacea?," comedian and magician Michael Carbonaro, puzzles everyone with his tricks and has spectators shaking their heads in amazement.

In the first segment, with the caption, “What was that sound?” Michael is working in a pet shop. As he is showing a woman a baby bunny, he moves its paws, and it made a horrible cracking sound. After he does it about four times, the woman takes it away from his reach. When he has balloons that state on them, Pop-a Pet, he shows another woman that by popping the balloon with a pin, there is a pet inside. He tries it and finds a bird in one and he tells her the different colors have different animals inside, so she might get a frog, a scorpion or a bird. She is skeptical, but decides not to take one. Good choice!

In the next segment, with the caption, “Does it depend on your push?“ Michael is a valet training a new employee. When a woman tells them, she will only be ten minutes, he gives her car a good shove, and it parks exactly where he wants it to go. When another valet is on duty, Michael pulls up with a small car, he gets out, and after he does, ten people file out with large bags, and the valet is astounded that so many people came out of the car. As he attempted to close the door, Michael had him wait as he whistled for his dog, and sure enough, out came a medium sized black-and-white dog.

In the last segment, with the caption, “And then it appeared?” he is in a health-food store where a woman is making smoothies. She asks him if he wants one, as she just made a strawberry and banana one. He tells her he is allergic to strawberries, but has what looks like an epinephrine pen, but he tells her it is an un-juicer, because so many smoothies have strawberries. He holds it over the smoothie and extracts a whole strawberry. He tells her he will leave it with her, in case she needs to use it and will return for it later.

At another counter in the health-food shop, a man is talking with Michael, who is wearing a deep-blue shirt. The man is talking about how he likes this fabric refresher, and it keeps the colors vibrant. Michael sprays his shirt with it and claims how nice it smells. Suddenly, he is wearing a light-blue shirt, and the man is beside himself at the change. Michael claims he does not see colors well, and asks him if it looks better? The man is almost afraid to tell him that it is a completely different color.

In the same shop, Michael is behind the register at the checkout when a woman comes to his register with a bottle of echinacea, and as Michael tried to scan it, the pills started coming from the sealed bottle. The woman was so rattled; she left the store without buying anything.

In a gym, Michael was a personal trainer. At first, he was wearing a shirt that read in small letters; “size doesn’t matter.” As he continued the training process, the word size was much larger and matters was smaller. Next, he was wearing a headband, shorts and a belly shirt.

When a woman he was training, was shown how he takes a large exercise ball and holds it behind his back and releases his hands, then only holding it with his muscles, he showed her how she could also do the same, and she accomplished the task. The woman was surprised, until Michael told her, that was called “The Carbonaro Effect,” a magic hidden-camera television show that she is on right now. Michael then introduced himself to her as she was still wondering how it could have happened.