I completely understand what you are saying Craig. This happens every time there is a magic special on TV. I think it is just the excitement that most of these youngsters get seeing the reactions David is getting. They think if they shell out the cash and grab up the same effects it will produce similar reactions. Unfortunately it won't happen that way. In my opinion the alligator production was horrible. You clearly see it happen because of the cameraman not cutting away as David's left arm reaches back to the side of the chair. If you DVR'd this go back and watch it again. I caught it on the first time I watched it because it looked so blatant. Just my two cents. I did thoroughly enjoy the show.