Best illusion clip on YouTube?


Richard R recently brought my attention to this great clip.  I originally saw this many years ago, and it was my main motivation for putting material on YouTube….

The switch of perspective is genius.  What do you think?  Does this deserve cult status?


14 comments on “Best illusion clip on YouTube?

  1. Not fooled says:


  2. One of the 1st things to convince me the internet was the future, thanks for making a happy man feel very old

  3. Fun – but I wouldn’t call it an illusion, wasn’t it clear from the start what was happening?

  4. David Mathew says:

    Absolutely brilliant – never seen that before.

  5. David Webb says:

    Even though it was later, I think this one is better

  6. Julia says:

    love it

  7. Greg23 says:

    It probably deserves ‘something’.

  8. Martyn says:

    Love this video and, funnily enough, was thinking about it the other day. It was an illusion the first time I watched it as the screen resolution must have been so bad that I couldn’t make out the guys in black to start with (or I just didn’t see them!). Definitely has cult status in my mind.

  9. Niva says:

    Maybe if it was better done it would deserve cult status. As it is, it just looks like some guys carrying people around.

    • David Mathew says:

      I think that’s part of its charm, isn’t it? Well it is for me. It’s almost a spoof on that old series ‘Monkey’. You know it’s implausible but that’s what makes it kind of endearing.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It looks awesome :D. They just need better stage and better costumes. But the concept and work is amazing :).

  11. The Masked Twit says:

    It looks like Richard Dawkins on a bad hair day

  12. avernl says:

    Absolutely brilliant!

  13. ctj says:

    this looks like it was from the same show, and it is probably more brilliant:

    so the question becomes, what was this t.v. show?

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