Fool Us – Richard Turner Thoroughly Astonishes Penn & Teller

Fool Us – Richard Turner Thoroughly Astonishes Penn & Teller

Tonight, anyone who fools Penn & Teller wins
a slot performing in their long running Vegas magic show. Let’s see if our first performer can do the
trick. My vision started going south when I was 9
years old, so I have no sight. But, I don’t call myself blind because I see
things in ways that other people can’t see. People always want to know how I can determine
different cards. My thumbs and my fingers can feel things that
other hands can’t. I now have 10 eyeballs. I’m a card mechanic. I demonstrate how many ways you can be cheated
in cards. A card mechanic is somebody who controls the
outcome of a card game, and the techniques for the card table are literally a thousand
times more difficult to develop than the techniques used to perform card magic. Ever since I started karate, people say, “You’re
a black belt? How can you possibly fight?” I haven’t missed a work out in 45 years and
2 weeks. And, we all have obstacles. All of us! You know what I consider the worst disability
of all? Procrastination and laziness. Give me blindness over that any day of the
week. Please welcome the amazing Richard Turner. Penn, Teller, can you join me at my table,
please? Penn over here. Teller on this side. C’mon over. It’s an honor. It’s a pleasure. Well, HOWDY! Howdy! I love it when the audience shows up. Well I’m Richard Turner and I represent why
you should never play cards with strangers. As you heard, I’m not a magician. I’m what’s known as a card mechanic, but what
I do can appear very magical. Now, this is not to fool you yet, gentlemen. This is just to educate the audience. When you play poker, black jack, bridge, hold
’em, whatever the game, you want to make sure the cards are evenly mixed. This is basic casino procedure which is what
is known as… Riffle. Riffle. You’re supposed to do what’s called a block
cut or a strip cut. Another riffle. A cut. That is basic casino procedure. Now in a private game, that’s where the hustlers
hang out. Here’s something you never do when you play
for money. Never shuffle with one hand. It makes the other players nervous. And when they see you shuffle with one hand
followed by a one-hand flip around cut, they get up and run. You’re left playing with yourself. Right, Penn? Exactly, I know what that’s like. Now, Penn, how many times would you see I
shuffled and cut this deck? 6 or 7. Let’s see if this deck is evenly mixed. Does that look pretty even, Penn? Do we have ace through king, ace through king,
king through ace, king through ace? Did I shuffle back into perfectly numerical
order? You did. Well, we did it then, Penn! Thank you. Penn, would you do me a favor? Reach in and pull out a card. Just any random card. Tell me when you got one. I got one. Alright. Square up this mess here. I’m going to show you a few moves. Hand me the card face up. Face up? Face up. Tell the audience what you picked. Seven of hearts! Watch the seven of hearts. I’m going to show you how I can magically
keep this seven on top by dealing underneath the top card. Watch face up. This is called dealing seconds but you have
to deal the card as neatly as if you are dealing from the top. Watch I’ll deal it in super slow motion. Super slow motion. Seven on top. See the dealer will hit the other players
on a play of black jack. I have a fourteen. Watch face up. See how the card stays as the second card
kind of melts through the deck. Here’s one handed. Now when the card is face down, see you can’t
tell you’ve been swindled. Isn’t that fun? Thank you. Now y’all saw that I had a full deck of cards
here. Penn, I want you to take this half and give
it a casino wash. Face up. I want, and, Teller you take this half. I want the audience to see cards being randomly
scrambled, mixed, screwed up in every possible way you can. Ok. Got it? May I have your cards there? Penn, let’s wash those… Teller, would you wash those two halves together,
please? Square them up for us, Teller. And then turn them face down. And when you’re done, shuffle them in any
fashion you like. Tell me when you’re done. When you’re done, set them done face down in front of me. Alright. Penn. Sir. You are going to be my interpreter. I’m going to ask a few questions of Teller. You’re going to tell me if he nods his head
yes or if he nods his head no. Ok. If you understand what I said, nod yes. He said yes. Alright, we’re in business. Have you ever played in a private game where
it’s your deal, it’s Penn’s deal, it’s my deal. Do you know what I’m talking about? Dealer… deck is passed around the table. Yes, he knows what you’re talking about. No, he doesn’t play cards. He’s smart. Now if this works, it almost looks like magic
because it’ll appear as if nothing happened. I’m going to do the same thing you just watched. Riffle. And once again, you guys just scrambled these
cards. We did! Riffle. And then again, you’re supposed to do a strip
cut. Another riffle. And a cut. We’re going to deal a hand of hold ’em. Penn, you’re going to tell me how many players
step up to the table. Mind you, we are doing this after the deck
has been shuffled and cut. Ok. 5, 6, or 7. Pick your number. Uh, six. Six players. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. And then we have what’s called a “burn,” and
then we have what’s called the “flop.” Yup. Penn, what are those three cards? Can you tell the audience. My favorite three of clubs. Followed by the jack of spades and the king
of spades. And, we have a burn, and we have what’s
called the “turn.” What is that card? That’s the six of spades. And, we have a burn and we have what’s called
the “river.” What is that? That’s the king of hearts. Now Penn, you can take any one of these hands
here. Teller, these are yours, don’t let anyone
see your cards. And, let’s see if you… go ahead and turn over a few hands and see. Any hand I want? Any hand you want. Ok, I’ve turned over the second hand. What do you have? I’ll turn them all over, as a matter of fact. What the heck. What the heck. Turn them all over. I’ll tell you this, no matter how good those
hands are, they’re not going to beat my partner, Teller’s hand. We have a queen and a four. Nothing really exciting. Would you clear the table? I sure will. Clear that table. Let me have your cards there, Teller. You can let go. He was afraid I was going to steal them. Now once again, you shuffled and cut. Chose six players. Let’s see what Teller has in the pocket. Penn, what is that? That’s a king. And what is that? That’s another king. Once again you shuffled and cut. You chose six players. And so on that board we ended up with four
kings, right? Yes, we did. Well gentlemen, you can now go back to your
huddle and see if you can reconstruct, believe or not, the thirteen different methods, techniques
and controls it took to take that washed shuffled deck to deal that pat hand to my partner. Oh, and Teller? If I perhaps fooled you and you want to communicate
with me, my right ear reads lips. Anyway, hope y’all had fun everybody. Thank you! Richard Turner! Fantastic! Alyson, we’ve got nothing to say. He fooled us. Oh my goodness! That’s fantastic! I’ve never seen moves like that. Never seen moves like that. Thank you. That took years and years, you know. Oh, I know, I know. Get that trophy here. I want to make this very clear to you, Richard. This trophy we’re giving you, it says on it
*beep* *beep* from the bottom of our hearts, Richard. From the bottom of our hearts. Well, thank you thank you. Oh my. Oh wow! Richard Turner! So, Penn & Teller have been fooled once. Let’s see if another fooler is in the cards
or the magic wand. See you in a minute!

Comments (100)

  1. This second deal has me in tears… and the trick hasn't even started yet

  2. I'll never play poker again… ever.

  3. Guess I’m disabled

  4. Funny thing is he will never know if he actually did the card tricks right.

  5. For alot of his tricks, I can see how it can be possible with extremely skilled and advanced sleight of hand, but when it comes to this trick, taking a full deck after it was shuffled by penn and teller and then being able to control the cards, I have literally no idea. I cant even think of a single possible sleight where you can find the exact cards you are looking for in a shuffled deck.

  6. Surely they knew how he did that they just wanted to give him the trophy out of respect. He's a living legend in card magic but even I could tell how he did this

  7. a sighted magician is one thing but when a blind man can keep track of 52 cards
    it takes a lot to impress me and that guy is amazing

  8. Hacker Voice
    "Playback Speed: 0.25x"

  9. Someone else commented that one of the magician's had commented that's a king. It was also a comment that Richard is a king! We have seen the best sit together at the same table!

  10. Teller broke fucking character over this

  11. And this is why gambling is dumb lol

    A guy half as skilled as this will take all your money right in front of your eyes and you won't even suspect a thing.

  12. out of curiosity: why is a blind guy wearing a chronograph with glass?

  13. Blind man who wears a watch. Hmmm

  14. What a great act and talent!

  15. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuucking brilliance 😲 wowowowowow

  16. 07:54 – I'm sure she's sweet as pie but she couldn't have a more patronising condescending tone!

  17. Wizard used Befuddle!

  18. God damn this is the most wholesome episode of this show I've ever seen

  19. I have watched this magician at least 10 times and every time I love him, my god he is a real wizard

  20. The fact that he washed the deck multiple times …then and organized it O.o wtf

  21. The best part is Teller calling for the Trophy at about 4:00

  22. A mime talking to a blind man is not something I expected to see today.

  23. This guys is just wonderful 😍 I feel so happy to watch him talking but at the same time kinda sad.. But hey, I think he really enjoyed his life and I am happy for him too..

  24. 1:04


  25. I want his his quote written on my tombstone

  26. He's using Diamond Backs, thats unusual. No white boarders on the backs. Edit-Notice how Teller is burning his hands.

  27. Jokes on us, he's not a magician or blind, just a convincing liar.


  28. Kind of a dangerous trophy for a blind guy, no?

  29. Only part I don’t get is how can he so good at one hand shuffle, respect.

  30. Idk but the way he said “hope y’all had fun everybody!” Just made me smile. He seems like such a loveable and genuine man. Can’t get enough of this 😊

  31. Very impressive! But why does he have a watch???

  32. "Procrastination and laziness is the worst disability of all"

    Me: Hey I'm not disabled, YOU'RE disabled

    Me 5 minutes later: Never mind

  33. He should be careful swinging around trophy. Someone might go blind!

  34. If the film Prestige taught me anything, it's that this guy ain't blind

  35. I just love how amazed they both looked watching him deal, that's awesome

  36. wow don't think i will ever play poker again, that dude could win non stop all night lol

  37. Super smooth card tricks.
    "Pretty impressive"
    He's blind.
    "This man is no mere mortal."

  38. Blind dude wearing a watch

  39. So to illiterate how he fooled them. Penn could have easily said "We know HOW he does it. We just don't know how he CAN do it"

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  41. There's no way u can take a washed shuffled deck and deal a good hand, he must have slipped in some cards at some point or something

  42. Why does the blind guy have a watch? It doesn't do him any good.

  43. gland pa could go like f**k u too

  44. Yayy I can now park in the disabled spot.

  45. Imagine if he could see…

  46. Is he the inspiration of don't breathe? 😂

  47. such a shame WILLOW never actually does MAGIC on the show.


    how DOESN'T that make it on the show???? her being a LESBIAN should be enough for a shot or two each week!!!! 😨😨😨

  48. i'm procrastination at the moment

  49. Looks like he’s sporting a platinum Rolex Daytona .. currently trading at a mere $70,000.00 ..

  50. Good god, I’ve been searching for a revealing vid for the past 2 hours and found nothing… it’s an old performance and still yet to be revealed.. he has very similar old performances as well and all of them haven’t got revealed as well..🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

  51. I watched this already, and i'm still amazed by this trick, its just fantastic.

  52. never play poker with this guy

  53. I have no idea what the fuck just happened

  54. Hes not blind….

  55. What an Amazing man

  56. One time in band camp this woman stuck a flute in her pussy

  57. anyone else wonder why he's wearing a watch?


  59. He’s like a character in a videogame you could find him at a casino in read dead redemption or something

  60. You can tell he's living the high life because he can't even see but he's wearing a $65,000 Rolex platinum Daytona

  61. They was not fooled.. I know what the old man was doing.. I think its just form of gratitude to give him a reward for his great work despite his age and disability.

  62. Teller's eyes at 6:17 are so perfect….

    "processing…. processing…. processing…."

  63. But….but…my ego…my hubris.. :'(

  64. Did Richard just showed them the second dealing trick and used it right afterwards to give Teller his cards?

  65. Damn ! A blind black belt !! I want to test him out….. in a full contact simulated street fight. lol Just kidding. kinda

  66. This is kinda like Beyonce showing up for a America' Got Talent auditon….. kinda not fair haha

  67. This man is a literal god among men

  68. What a lovely lovely guy and a true and amazing inspiration to everybody.

  69. Never seen a blind guy with a watch on his wrist.

  70. this guy really gonna hit me with procrastinating like a roundhouse

  71. Comes a time when a blind man says, "don't you see"? A mechanic no doubt! Amazing!!

  72. Bullshit 45 years without having one sick day,,,, God bless him but BULLSHIT, he is soooo good maybe he didn’t take a day off,,,, I’m amazed how smooth he is. This mans a treasure

  73. why does he have a watch?

  74. Richard Turner is the greatest card Mecanhic

  75. When Penn says "Hello sir, it's an honor" you know this is truly a special guest

  76. I really do adore this man, if you can watch him on the post show of one of the RT Podcasts please do, it’s where I discovered him, truly incredible work

  77. Great stuff! Just wondered why a blind man is wearing a watch?

  78. I don’t care if they fooled them. Every single goddamned video about fool is is just them getting fooled and no videos showing that they didn’t

  79. That is TRUE talent!!

  80. So how did you do it? Well….I'm not actually blind

  81. This man is an inspiration

  82. and he's doing it all by feel.

  83. Just realized he never actually shuffles. Watch at 2:13. He riffles and then pulls it out again.

  84. Someone should throw a tennis ball at his head to see if he's really blind! Hehe.

  85. Richard Turner: (Breathes)

    Casino: GET OUT

  86. UK this man knows his way with a pussy

  87. Theres a couple times where with the benefit of close up cameras and multiple views you can tell he doesnt actually shuffle. Without that you never would have seen a damn thing. Amazing

  88. He showed them the trick, then pulled it on them. He was deal 2 to 4 cards under the top. A true master or his art. He also has huge hands if you notice.

  89. For those that don’t know, most of the moves he’s doing are moves only he can do. No one can replicate certain moves that he does. It’s quite a talent.

  90. What a legend this guy is!

  91. He is blind….fuck I have to start doing something with my life…

  92. Genius misdirection to pretend to be blind!

  93. This just showed me, never gamble, the odds are what the casino gives you.

  94. He's only half way through his routine and Teller is just like. "Fuck it. Give him the trophy."

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