November 2007

The segment started by teaching Ellen how to use inertia to pull a tablecloth out from under dishes. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Steve felt that teaching the viewers at home (especially the kids) how to do the famous tablecloth trick was the most responsible thing to do (wink wink). After whipping off the tablecloth, Steve and Ellen moved to flash freezing fruit and vegetables using liquid nitrogen. They made a huge mess with frozen fruit and a rubber hammer. The big finale was a table filled with pre-carved pumpkins that ignited and blew the jack-o-lantern faces right off.

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