On August 22nd, 2016, Harry Houdini's quote, "What the eye sees, the ear hears, and the mind believes," was written in the description of the video.
During Harry Houdini's line, "You can't match all my skill if you sawed me in half!", another Houdini can be seen over his shoulder pushing the top half of a third Houdini off of his lower half, referencing a trick performed by David Copperfield.
David Copperfield's location and flying motions are a reference to his various live shows in which he would often perform flying illusions in front of the audience on a stage with a blue backdrop, filled with cloud props. His shows were filmed at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Houdini's suspended straitjacket escape, as well as his location, during the second verse was based on a video of the same escape trick he performed many times throughout his career.
The steel rig with the white sheet that can be seen during the line, "I'm backstage getting my supermodel groove on!", is a reference to David Copperfield's trick where he supposedly went through the Great Wall of China.
The heart monitor sound that can be heard in the beat throughout the battle could also be a reference to the trick.
At the end of the battle, the ERB logo instantaneously morphs into a dove, a reference to an act by famed magician Lance Burton, in which he would produce doves from various objects, including playing cards, newspapers, and a fireball.
In Houdini's first verse: "linguine" is misspelled as "linguini".
Another spelling error occurs in Copperfield's verse: "sleights" is misspelled as "slights".
This could be intentional, if "slights" is also taken to mean an insult.
During Copperfield's first verse, "Lady Liberty" should have been capitalized, as it is a title.
At 1:27, the white sheet that Copperfield walks behind is covering the sides of the steel rig. However, when the camera zooms in at 1:28, the sides of the rig are not covered by the sheet. At 1:30, the sheet can be seen covering the sides of the rig again.
At the end of Copperfield's second verse, the letters "RIP" briefly appear on the lid of the tray as he takes it off.
At 1:43, the end of Copperfield's magic cane vanishes.
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