The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

In 1973, Uri Geller appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, an appearance recounted in the Nova documentary James Randi – Secrets of the Psychics. In the documentary, James Randi says that "Johnny had been a magician himself and was skeptical" of Geller's claimed paranormal powers, so prior to the date of taping, Randi was asked "to help prevent any trickery." Per Randi's advice, the show prepared their own props without informing Geller, and did not let Geller or his staff "anywhere near them." When Geller joined Carson on stage, he appeared surprised that he was not going to be interviewed, but instead was expected to display his abilities using the provided articles.

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