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America's Got Talent Season 7 Discussion (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, May 15, 2012.

  1. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    There is. I found out that the NBC substation (4.2 for antenna users) will carry America's Got Talent. FIOS does carry this channel which is 406 in my area although it looks like it isn't carried in HD.
    Comcast users also have this channel (I had Comcast before FIOS) but I don't remember the channel number.
    I can't speak for Cablevision or satellite TV, users can consult their guide. Or just wait until Sunday.
     
  2. inaka

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    It wasn't a plant in the audience. Dittleman could actually SEE him the entire time he picked a color. Before you say, "Ahhh but they showed him with his eyes closed" go back at rewatch it. As everyone has said, as Howard picks up each colored marker, then Dittleman tells him where to draw. BUT, re-watch when Howard picks up the blue pen. As Howard picks up that color, Stern mockingly waves the pen to the crowd to joke around like a magician's assistant, and Dittleman accidentally laughs.

    Why did he laugh if he couldn't see him?

    You can tell because Dittleman catches himself after laughing and then tells him to draw in the hair with the blue pen. It wasn't just an accidental laugh. He could see Howard picking each color the entire time.
     
  3. That Don Guy

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    Zap2It says that Cablevision carries it (at least in Brooklyn) in HD on 109.

    I didn't think DirecTV or Dish carried subcarrier channels, although DirecTV does appear to carry KNBC (Los Angeles) in New York, which airs the episode at midnight Eastern.
     
  4. bryhamm

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    While this could be true, I wonder how he would do that?
     
  5. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Man, he sure didn't like Sharon suggesting that he remove all the Marilyn Mason makeup! Can you say AWKWARD? I don't necessarily agree with her, but it would have been great for ratings. :p
     
  6. inaka

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    Utterly simple an a variety of ways. Mirror off stage, monitor, mirror in his hand that he would hold up, etc...

    He's literally just closing his eyes.
    He doesn't even have a blindfold, etc. He could just squint to see the color of the marker.
     
  7. spikedavis

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    Did someone suggest the Scott Brothers should move on?

    *shudders*
     
  8. MarkofT

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    You can also for the last marker that Howard picked up, Dittleman didn't talk until Howard extended his arm and held up the marker. When he first grabbed it, he uncapped it and held it close where Dittleman wouldn't be able to see it from his position. Dittleman was probably using those spy glasses that let you see behind you.
     
  9. Langree

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    There is no way the sand scribbler wins this....
     
  10. getreal

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    I was only surprised that Joe the Sand Artist beat out Todd the dog ventriloquist. I thought in his final appeal to the judges, that he was almost admitting the other guy deserved to move forward over himself.

    It looks like next week's line-up is going to be pretty lame.

    I see the final two (at this point) as between William Close (the Earth Harp guy) and Tom Cotter (the comedian). I'd give the title to the Earth Harp dude, and the comedian will land a sitcom deal.
     
  11. tiams

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    Also, there were two times when Dittleman gave Howard an instruction like "pick up another color" and after Howard complied Dittleman would say "good". He forgot he wasn't supposed to know when Howard had done what he asked.

    As for the shape trick, when he is telling the audience to think of a shape he holds up three fingers; this is supposed to suggest to your unconscious mind a triangle. He then says now imagine a shape "around it" and he moves his arm in a circle. The embedded word round and the movement of his arm in a circle are supposed to unconsciously suggest circle. This is all Derren Brown stuff. Plus, besides a square, what shapes come to mind?
     
  12. tiams

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    I don't think Howard was making a joke like he was a magician's assistant. I think Howard momentarily forgot his instructions to hold the marker in such a way that Dittleman could see what color it was. He realized that he was unintentionally hiding it when Dittleman didn't tell him where to color so he reacted by waving it around wildly, like he was saying "oops, oh yeah, here it is, lookie here, sorry I f'ed up for a second". He was probably a little embarrassed that he didn't do his part flawlessly. He even made a comment about how there was pressure on him during the trick.
     
  13. inaka

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    Exactly right.
    By the way, I'm a jerk and thought of a pentagon and a long rectangle. :D
    It was so obvious the first shape he wanted you to think of instantly.

    Well, the reasoning behind why stern made that odd gesture isn't really the issue, I'm just saying that it was clear Dittleman chucked at his antics, and there would be no way he should laugh if he couldn't see him. So it was so obvious he was looking at him the entire time.

    His parlor tricks are completely lame to me.
     
  14. bareyb

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    Tonight's episode got cut off for me. Who went home last, the Sand Artist or the "Ventriloquist"? After hearing his last comment, I'm hoping it was the Sand Artist. :p
     
  15. Blurayfan

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    The Ventriloquist went home.
     
  16. jamesbobo

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    If I were Howard I would have used the marker where I wasn't supposed to use it. For example: if I was told to color in the hair I would color in the face. Then when it was over I would say that if you could really read my mind you would know I was going to do that.
     
  17. tiams

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    Yes, his odd gesture gave away both things. One, that Howard was in on it, and two, that Dittleman could see him.

    I agree, his tricks are lame! Watch Derren Brown if you want to be impressed. Keith Barry is also pretty good but not as good as Derren.
     
  18. JLucPicard

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    I thought it was interesting, too, when they showed Dittleman's rehearsal that they had his version of Howard's picture on the easel - visible in the shot.

    I really liked Tom Cotter, especially good start when he says, "College??? - Dittleman!!!" - THAT cracked me up!

    I'll take people's word for it that William Close is fantastic - it is definitely different from things we've seen before, and he's good at what he does, but I'm kind of bored with it. It's lost its 'magnificence' for me.

    I don't think the Sand Artist should have gotten through, but I felt that Irving and Oliver (or whatever their names are) have run their course. Different set, etc., same schtick. I just feel like "seen it" with them. I would have taken him before the sand guy, though.

    As for bringing back acts from past years (is that on next week's results show?), they better not even think about bringing back "Second Chance", or whatever they heck their name is, again. That's an act that doesn't do a thing for me and has been played to death already. Oy!
     
  19. bryhamm

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    Called it with Castillo and Close sneaking in. Wish it were my top 3 though.
     
  20. getreal

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    :up: That's exactly what I was thinking while watching the act! I even went back through some of my Derren Brown* collection, and was impressed with the smooth professionalism of Mr. Brown as compared to the rather clumsy and nervous Dittleman. He'll do okay at birthday parties and some corporate events, but he does not belong in Vegas.

    *I had first heard of Derren Brown only 14 months ago, and after having watched all of his (UK) shows, I am a big fan. I suggest people check him out on YouTube.
     

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