Sunday, October 7, 2018

SNL conjures "Houdini's Mistress"

Last night's Saturday Night Live featured a game show sketch called "So You're Willing to Date a Magician". It was pretty funny and the YouTube is making the rounds of the magic groups on Facebook today.

Of course, I loved the reference to the book Houdini's Mistress that "Marconius Wilde" (Kenan Thompson) produces from the pocket of Leslie Jones. But despite a peek at the cover art (above), know this isn't a real book. Although The Secret Life of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg comes close!

This isn't Houdini's first name check on the long running show. That happened in 1976 with a Halloween sketch featuring the great Garrett Morris at Houdini's (real) grave in Queens.

Thanks to Mark Willoughby for the alert.


1 comment:

  1. Will look for this on utube! Thanks for mentioning THE SECRET LIFE OF MRS. LONDON, which tells at least one real-life mistress of Houdini. Maybe I should write another about the rest of his mistresses!