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Professor QB

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Lopsided Cyclops
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:16:30 AM »
I just got my "Lopsided Cyclops" by Tommy James and I must say it is really, really great.

It is well made and a fun prop, plus the routine that Tommy James shows on his web site makes it so easy to include this in your act right away.

The routine will fit perfectly in a Halloween themed show but I'm going to use mine year around. It is that good and can be adapted to any show.

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Re: Lopsided Cyclops
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 08:46:50 AM »
I love Tommy James stuff. He is a working pro. I mean by that, he is out every weekend entertaining and so he knows his stuff.

He's not just sitting in a workshop thinking of things that should work and over engineering props. He makes stuff he uses and makes them to stand up to the real world of performers.
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Re: Lopsided Cyclops
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 03:34:54 AM »
Would the "Lopsided Cyclops" be too scary for preschoolers?

I've watched the video Tommy James does but I'm still unsure if it would be too scary.
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Re: Lopsided Cyclops
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 08:47:59 PM »
I think you really have to play it for laughs.

Tommy James does it in a very funny way.



For older kids you could make it more scary and tone it down for little ones.

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Re: Lopsided Cyclops
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012, 05:10:30 PM »
A nursing home has me in to have a party for all the residents who have a birthday during the month.

I did the Lopsided Cyclops (just copied Tommy's routine exactly).

It plays great for the 80 and over crowd.

They were all laughing and enjoying it. It got one of the best reactions of the show.

It may even be better in that situation because they really like how absurd the whole thing is. I was able to make the "scary" part of the story more scary and they really keyed on the part "I'm not afraid. I'll take him out if you want me to."

So, if you have a fun show for grown-ups or for whole families I'd recommend putting the Lopsided Cyclops in.

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Re: Lopsided Cyclops
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 10:29:43 PM »
it is a great routine, I picked one up, but have to sy I still prefer Bill Abbotts thing, I tend to make the presentation a bit more mysterious, whereas cyclops is pure chaos fun!