Imagine my surprise when I ran across Supernatural’s episode “Criss Angel is a Douchebag” (4.12) in Wes Barker’s magical review videos! Wes Barker is a real life magician who has earned one of the coveted trophies from Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us” show. He also has a YouTube channel where – along with doing his own magic tricks – he watches and discusses magic on screen. Specifically, he tries to answer the question of whether an actual magician performed an actual trick (what is often termed “in camera” performances) or whether Hollywood camera tricks and special effects were employed (a “post-production” edit).
The magic in Supernatural‘s Criss Angel episode was analyzed in two of Wes’ videos. Give them a quick watch and see if our favorite little show managed to impress the professional, or whether he groans and gives it a failing grade!
The Supernatural segment starts at the 5 minute mark but feel free to watch the whole vid if you wish!
In this installment, Wes’ review of Supernatural begins at the 1:30 mark.
For more Supernatural fun, check out my previous interviews and reviews.