Magician of the Century David Copperfield is slated to join the fun on the Emmy Award-winning comedy series Wizards of Waverly Place.
We’ll be watching. Of course, we would be watching anyway because WizWavelley (what the cool kids call the show) is one of our favorite Disney Channel series – tied with Phineas & Ferb and Jessie starring our favorite from Zack and Cody’s spin-off, The Suite Life on Deck, Debby Ryan.
Yes, we are just outside the Disney Channel demographics by about forty or sixty or ninety years, but we like good writing and those three shows have plenty of well-written stuff for us to steal. As many Inside Magic readers know, we publish a daily newsletter for stand-up comics and magicians.
On rare occasions – like daily – we run out of funny things to say. Rather than refund our subscribers’ yearly fee, we steal liberally from sources our readers are unlikely to know. It works like this.
Series: Phineas & Ferb:
Episode: Boyfriend from 27,000 BC
First Aired: June 7, 2008
Phineas: They say if you love something, let it go.
Ferb: Especially if it’s a caveman.
Phineas: Yeah. Especially if it’s a caveman.
I have a magnet on my refrigerator that reminds me, “If you love something, let it go.” That is so true. I was telling that very same thing to my girl the other night – she’s a cavewoman. She nodded and blurted sweet nothings in my ear, “let me go or I eat you!”
Result: Comedy Gold, Baby!
Magician extraordinaire David Copperfield will guest star as himself in the episode titled Harperella.
The press release we received made mention of Mr. Copperfield’s long admiration of all things Disney. He sees parallels with between Disney’s mission and his own. Disney used the tools of animation and made the end product far more than just a cartoon. Mr. Copperfield uses magic to move people. His goal is to provide audiences something more “than just a trick.”
Mr. Copperfield said walking onto the set of The Wizards of Waverly Place where so much magic takes place, he worried about what he would have to do to impress the cast and crew. “Coming onto a studio set and a community of people who know each other very well and doing magic and amazing them was very rewarding for me.”
We find it hard to believe the world’s most successful solo entertainer ever worries about impressing any gathering – even if said gathering includes Justin Bieber’s sweetheart, Selena Gomez.
Mr. Copperfield is currently working sold-out shows (two and three a day) at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and prepping his European Tour for 2012. He mused about Disney themed illusions that may or may not be on his drawing board. “Copperfield says he has considered making one of the Disney theme park icons vanish or perhaps getting Spaceship Earth in Epcot to float in thin air.”
Check out The Wizards of Waverly Place this Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm Eastern