They square off against California-based magicians Chris Oberle, a close-up magician and Alex Ramone, large-illusion magician and host Ellen Fox reveals tonight’s three everyday objects for round one: a guitar, jumbo-sized dominoes and a tutu.
Next, Alex pulls out a full sized guitar from an impossibly small briefcase. Chris then makes dominoes appear from a single piece of paper, pouring them into a bowl. An audience member then picks a domino at random from the bowl and writes her name on the back of the domino.
The volunteer comes on stage and shakes the guitar, and lo and behold: it's her signed domino. Not only that, Alex then reveals, it's not a "real" guitar after all: the sound hole is actually just a black sticker and it's a solid sealed guitar body!
Once it’s their turn to take the stage, Nathan and Joel talk about their dreams of becoming musicians. Joel pours a tray of dominoes into a paper bag to select one at random, but pulls out a guitar pick instead. He then dumps the bag to reveal they've all been turned into guitar picks: except for a double 2 domino, or a two-two (tutu) - get it?
Nathan pulls out a tutu from under the table. Then, Nathan eats the tutu while Joel holds up a screen in front of him, and in just seconds, Nathan swallows, Joel drops the screen and Nathan is wearing the tutu.
Keeping the pick in full view, the magicians place a guitar pick that Penn signed into the strings of the guitar. They slam the guitar case shut and the guitar vanishes, replaced with a pile of dominoes. A stagehand hands Penn and Teller a guitar case the magicians haven't touched and inside is the guitar with the signed guitar pick in the strings. In a close call, Nathan and Joel make it to round two to face the Wizard Team.
Despite the chemistry that Nathan and Joel brought to the stage, it's the chic seventies styling along with a consistent theme that the Judges deem worthy of the win. No $10,000 cash for Nathan and Joel, but a great night of fun magic for all.