Designer: Chuck Jones
The apparatus is assembled in front of the audience: A hollow table frame is displayed, the tabletop is placed on the frame, and side panels are added. The magician’s assistant rests between the panels. The panels are then pushed together meeting at the center. A drape hanging around the table indicates the assistant must be somehow hiding under the table and behind the drape. However, the drape is removed and the assistant is shown to have been truly crushed. A flattened “paper doll” is then removed from between the panels. Part of the doll’s costume is torn off revealing a different costume. The paper doll is replaced, the panels pulled apart, and the assistant instantly appears wearing the new costume.