Imagine doing the bill in lemon with a borrowed bill and immediately repeating it with another lemon that has been in full view at all times. Both lemons can be examined before the effect begins and there isno switching of the lemons. No fancy gimmicks, you can do this using things you have around the house right now. This method is ultra-clean and is more amazing than those bill in lemons selling for several hundred dollars. This is the professional routine that Devin uses in his own act. Unlike many other versions this improved version uses no briefcase.
Effect: The performer borrows a dollar bill from a spectator and has the participant read off the serial number. The performer writes the serial number on a piece of cardboard so the audience can see it.
The performer calls attention to two lemons on a table. The lemons may freely be shown on all sides, as there are no secret openings to conceal. He has the participant who loaned the bill pick up one of the lemons and retain it in full view. He is asked to take the marker and put his initials on the lemon so it cannot be switched. The other lemon is left on the table. The performer says the lemon left on the table will be the target lemon. The performer shows an ungimmicked hank, folds the bill into a small packet and puts the bill under the hank. He snaps the hank toward the lemon on the table. The bill has vanished.
The performer shows his hands to be empty, takes a knife, and cuts off the upper part of the lemon. He reaches inside the lemon and pulls out a folded bill. The performer hands the folded bill to the participant, and has him unfold the bill and read the serial number aloud. It is the same serial number written on the cardboard!
Performer says he would like to try something else. The participant puts the lemon he has been holding back on the table. The performer removes the produce label from that lemon and marks the bill with it. The performer refolds the bill and puts it under the hank. The performer snaps the hank and again the bill vanishes.
Unlike the previous version that Devin released, there is no Devil's Handkerchief used.
Showing his hands empty, (they really are) he takes the lemon from the table and cuts the lemon open. Once again a bill is seen inside the lemon. The performer says he does not want to touch the bill. He has the participant remove the bill and unfold it. The bill is seen to be marked with the sticker in the same place it was put before it vanished. The participant reads off the serial number, it is the same number as written on the cardboard! The performer has done the bill in lemon two times in a row using the same bill and used a different method each time. The participant may keep his bill as a souvenir, as it is ungimmicked, or the performer may exchange it for a fresh bill. Comes with new comedy jokes not included in the first version.
- Easy to do
- No erasing serial numbers.
- No mis-calling serial numbers
- Lemons can be marked by participant to prevent secret switching
- Lemons are in full view, not concealed before the bill is vanished.
- There are no secret openings in the lemons
- Uses a borrowed bill
- You immediately repeat the effect with the same bill!
- No gimmicked hank to vanish the bill
Note that a part of this routine relies on features of the serial number of US currency. This may or may not work with non-US bills.