special head

Special Head



stage special backstage
ladder wonder contestant
initial concerned phenomenal
judge disturbing preparation
align audience environment (2)
chakra state (2) meditative
loud destroy concentration
hope lock (2) premature (2)
buzzer annoyed mental institution
mental institution lo and behold
trick pull off take back (2)
glad amazing out of this world
float witness definitely
air barely cane







Technician One: We have “twenty” on Special Head.
Technician Two: We don’t have a backstage holding.
Technician Three: We’re looking for Special Head; we need him on stage now.
Howard Stern: Oh, what is going on?
Technician One: Sir, the one I’m looking for, the next contestant, he wondered off backstage.
Technician One: Three, zero, six, zero: Special Head.
Technician Two: Could we get a ladder back here?

Special Head: I am Special Head. What I do is quite phenomenal, but I’m concerned that the initial preparation that I must do will be possibly disturbing to the judges and audience:

I have to align my chakras and get into a very meditative state. This environment is going to be quite difficult — those “X’s” are very loud and I hope it doesn’t destroy my concentration.

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Nick Canon: Howard, how is he going to meditate if you hit the buzzer?

Nick Canon: How’s he doing that?

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Howie Mandel: “I want Howard to go first, because I think Howard had a premature ‘X-ification’.”
Howard Stern: “I did: I was annoyed with you. I wanted to lock you in a mental institution . . . And lo and behold, you pulled off your special trick, Special Head.

And I’m gonna take my ‘X’ back, because I actually like what you did.

I’ve never done that before. First time. It’s the first time.”

Heidi Klum: “It’s amazing. I’m sitting right here, and I’m looking and I’m like ‘How is he doing this’?”

Mel B: “You know, I’m so glad I didn’t hit my ‘X’ because I think what we all just witnessed was out of this world.”
Howie Mandel: “I just saw something I have never seen before, and I definitely want to see again: it’s a ‘yes’ for me.”
Mel B: “It’s a hands-down, definite ‘yes’ for me.”
Heidi: “I want to see you again; it’s a ‘yes’.”
Howard Stern: “It’s a ‘yes’ for me; you have four ‘yeses’.”
Howie Mandel: He can float on air, but he can barely walk.

Nick Canon: “Wow! That was amazing!”
Special Head: “Thank you. Try it with your cane.”
Nick Canon: “It wasn’t really working the same way as you did.”

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1. In the beginning, there was confusion among the technicians. True or false? Why was there confusion?

2. Was Special Head in the side stage or backstage?

3. The video showed an introduction, with Special Head telling everyone who he was. Is this right or wrong?

4. What did he do at the start of his performance?

5. In the beginning, the audience and judges love his performance. Is this correct or incorrect?

6. What happened next?

7. How did the audience and judges feel?


A. I have seen levitation before. Yes or no?

B. Do you think this levitation was “real” or a trick, an illusion?

C. Have you seen people like Special Head before?

D. Are there meditation clubs or centers in your city?

E. What might happen in the future?


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