The Amazing World of Kreskin (1972–1975)

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Following in the footsteps of earlier TV mentalists and mind-readers, this show featuring "The Amazing" Kreskin claimed to show evidence of the powers of ESP. With celebrity guests from the... See full summary »

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Following in the footsteps of earlier TV mentalists and mind-readers, this show featuring "The Amazing" Kreskin claimed to show evidence of the powers of ESP. With celebrity guests from the sports and entertainment worlds, Kreskin would call supposedly random people from the audience and guess details about them that could not possibly have honestly known unless his powers of ESP were genuine. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Amazed Me, But Not How You'd Think
3 June 2006 | by (Dundalk, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a peculiar program, with droning jazz music as a theme. The show was clearly made on a shoestring budget, hinging solely on the charisma of Kreskin, physically an early incarnation of computer guru Bill Gates. Kreskin must have fancied himself a Norse king or something, because he didn't seem to have a first name - always went by Kreskin. Probably fathered a bunch of wiry blond-haired kids who grew up to be chess prodigies.

One thing that always Amazed me about the Amazing program was that it wouldn't apologize for being a rather unimaginative show with a rather dull host - quite the contrary. Rather, for all that it was (and that wasn't much), it WORKED! I watched the entire half-hour show each week and was entertained enough to chat it up with my friends at school the next day!

Dave Thomas portrayed Kreskin in a brilliant SCTV spoof of the show called "The Amazing Cretin." It really made fun of the part of the show where he always asked an audience participant "Just to confirm for our TV audience, we don't know one another and are not at all acquainted. We've never had a conversation in any way, shape, or form. I've have had nothing to do with you before this program in any way, shape, or form. Nothing has been prearranged to your knowledge and we are not related in any way, shape, or form....etc, etc, etc."

This show was distributed all over North America in the mid-to-late 1970s. I have found out that even KABC in Los Angeles carried the program back in the day.

Kreskin was a great mentalist and his legacy seems to have been making the rest of us somewhat mental.


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