The World's Greatest Magic V was an American TV special that first aired on November 25, 1998. It was hosted by John Ritter.
John shows a wireframe model of a human body. In full view of the audience, it is transformed into a beautiful woman: Playboy's Playmate of the Year, Heather Kozar.
Magic Unlimited — Modern ArtEdit
Oscar and Renzo, sons of famous Dutch magician Hans Kazan, take a new approach to a classic magic act, sawing Oscar's girl-friend Mara in half in Modern Art.
Show Review: World's Greatest Magic IEdit
A compilation of clips from the first WGM special: Princess Tenko escapes from the water torture cell; Franz Harary slices Charlotte Pendragon into nine pieces; Greg Frewin presents his dove act; Brett Daniels makes a levitating woman appear; Franz Harary makes the Space Shuttle Explorer — and its crew, Charlotte Pendragon and Melinda Saxe — vanish.
Hans Klok — WindshearEdit
Hans puts his assistant, Zarina Potapova, through the sharpened blades of an industrial fan.
Harry Anderson — Making MoneyEdit
Harry is joined by one of the Masked Magician's lovely assistants. He locks her in a cage and turns her into a tiger, then explains who really gets hurt by exposing magic secrets.
Mike Caveny — Comedy Magic Edit
Comedy Magic in an odd chicken-like form with Mike, Mike, and "Mike"
Teach-a-Trick — Carrot in HalfEdit
In the gym, Mac King shows Tsianina Joelson, Miss Fitness America, how to cut a carrot in half with a dollar bill.
Hans Klok — Shadow VisionEdit
Hans and Karina slice Tsianina Joelson, Miss Fitness America, into three pieces.
Dimarre — Dove ActEdit
An exciting Dove Act that takes a different aproach to the word classic.
Michael Ammar — Cups and BallsEdit
A World Class Cups & Balls routine that will leave you guessing
The Majestics — Through SteelEdit
Stacey passes through a solid piece of steel.
Show Review: World's Greatest Magic IIEdit
A compilation of clips from the second WGM special: Melinda Saxe is impaled by Susan Anton; Mark Kalin turns Jinger Leigh into a panther; Jeff McBride presents his mask routine; Dirk Arthur makes a helicopter appear; Melinda Saxe faces the drill of death.
Phelston Jones — Fire ActEdit
A bizarre and impressive act centered around the theme of fire.
The Evasons — MentalismEdit
ESP that will make you stop to think and forget to start again.
John Gabriel — AsrahEdit
Heather Kozar appeared at the start of the show. Now Joseph levitates her into the air, and makes her vanish in a flash of light.
Teach-a-Trick - Mac KingEdit
Mac shows Mae Whitman, of Hope Floats and One Fine Day, how to slice a banana before opening it.
Jim Passe — Paradox SphereEdit
Jim twists the upper half of a woman in a complete circle then detaches it from the lower portion. He is nice enough to put her back together when finished.
Michael Ammar - Card SharpEdit
Why is Michael is not allowed in a Casino? The casino security watching him with this deck of cards could tell you.
Show Review: World's Greatest Magic IIIEdit
A compilation of clips from the third WGM special: Brett Daniels makes a Ferrari appear; Dirk Arthur makes a tiger disappear; Galina makes a ball float; Hans Klok cuts off the head of his former assistant, Sittah; Steve Wyrick makes a plane appear; and Charlotte Pendragon is handcuffed in full view only to disappear with 50 showgirls.
The Majestics - Elastic WomanEdit
Stacey is placed into a lifesize version of those annoying little puzzles you had as a kid.
Peter Gossamer & Haley Taylor - MismadeEdit
Peter Gossamer presents his unique version of the mismade girl.
Teach-a-Trick - Fork to KnifeEdit
Mac King with Nicole Sullivan from MAD TV teach you how to turn a fork into knife.
Touch the Masked MagicianEdit
So who is the masked magician? Even after doing this interactive trick you'll still wonder who Valentino - Lenny Montano - The Masked Magician (or whatever he wants to call himself) really is.
Goldfinger and DoveEdit
A fast paced game of three card monte that will keep you guessing
Show Review: World's Greatest Magic IVEdit
A compilation of clips from the third WGM special: Tim Kole cuts off his assistants head, Jenny-Lynn, and plays with it; Lance Burton levitates Baywatch star Tracy Bingham poolside; Kirby Van Birch turns two assistants into a leopard inside a box above the stage; Lance Burton puts his assistant's life on the line: she is shackled, put in a mail bag in the back of a retired police car, and then the car is put through a junk yard crusher.
Brett Daniels — TeleporterEdit
Brett Daniels shackles Kelly Packard of Baywatch inside a small box on a ledge on the edge of the Grand Canyon. He then teleports her to a rock formation in the center over a quarter mile away.