I attempted to get on the TV show, “Penn and Teller: Fool Us” for pretty much one main reason.. to meet Johnny Thompson!
When I got there.. I found out that he was having health issues and would not be there.. I was pretty devastated about that.
Well, a few minutes before I was to go onstage to tape my (what surprisingly turned out to be a ‘fooler’) spot, Johnny actually showed up! I totally geeked out and talked with him for several minutes about a bit that he did at Abbott’s with Tom Mullica back in ‘92, he told me he loved my homemade puppets.. and then the rest of the time we discussed his Prostate.. it was one of the most thrilling moments of my magic life!
I’m so glad that I got to meet him.. he is a legend and always will be! In a few years; I will open the still shrink wrapped book set and read them.. I don’t want to yet.. it’s too sad still… but when the time is right – it will be pretty cool to get lessons from the great one!