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Old 08-06-2019, 07:41 AM
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Your favorite "that man behind the curtain" moment.

In The Wizard of Oz, the Wizard turns out to have more in common with P.T. Barnum than with Harry Potter. (Nicely re-told in the video for Blues Traveler's Run-around.)

In the first (and only worthwhile) incarnation of Scooby-Doo, the supernatural critters ALWAYS turned out to be human fraudsters.

In Pathfinder, the shaman casts spells against the enemy tribe. But the curses mainly take the form of "Spirits, please guide our enemies into this mechanical deathtrap I am building in their path."

My favorite is from Son of Sinbad. The lair of the Forty Thieves is in a cave whose door opens when you say "Open, Sesame!" But it's not magical. The door's mechanism is powered by a capstan. The capstan is turned by a donkey. The donkey's name is Sesame.

What's your favorite?