Following the subliminal film broadcast, one guy stuck to his seat for TWELVE HOURS. Sorry, Johnathan…
NO WAY! That is cool =D
hahaha!! Poor guy!!! you should give him some free tickets to your show or something, he must be the most suggestable man in history!
I got stuck for 24 hours…
Just kidding, but could I have a high res copy of that photo? It’s amazing!
hahaha id have paid to see that! 🙂 , never the less i still feel sorry for the man.
Derren! bad man 😛
Oh dear Johnathan- i hope they brought the fridge closer!!!
Are you sure that you didn’t just fall asleep??
Lol…its funny, but I’m glad the guy is ok and did not sue Derren. I suppose it happened because he wasn’t paying attention to the “beep-to-free”, and thus remained stuck.
Hahaha, poor guy! I guess this counts as a win/fail moment.
I’d like to see him prove it in court, that would be interesting
He said that he was free after watching the “clearing video”, should of watched it at the end of the show like a sensible human being
says the Daily Star. He was probably only stuck for a minute longer that usual.
really, his girlfriend would tell if he was seriously stuck, he wouldn’t shutup xD
idk, funny either way.
Gotta love the aftermath of all of your escapades, right? 😉
Yes! That happened to me but only for 3 hours! I will be talking about it on my radio show on mondayat 9PM UK TIME. Over at http://x109radio.com
I would love to do an interview with you on it derren! Ur a legend!
I must admit, I love that title “TV FAN: DERREN HELD ME CAPTIVE FOR 12 HOURS”
Aw poor guy! Must’ve been really open to it! Nae joy!
I’m sure he’s okay though!
yike’s 12 hours :0 your bum must of been sore?wait i want to know how did he go to the toilet?don’t say you had to do the hole bottle trick:0Lol! derren love that pic of you behind the chair with that look of yours you do.em
Blimey hope he didnt have work to go to let alone the toilet!!!!!!!
The question has to be, If he was stuck for so long, needing the loo etc, etc, and couldn’t become unstuck, how the heck did he manage to become unstuck at all? There’s always one isn’t there!
wow….thats why it didnt work on 50% of people…
he was hogging all the stickyness haha 😉
LOL, wow i guess it really works then, and well done Derren.
Wow, that guy should not be allowed to see adverts for his own safety.
i guess thats why half of us didnt get stuck. it all went into him.
The question is, If he was stuck for so long, not even being able to use the loo etc etc, how did he manage to become unstuck at all? There’s always one isn’t there!
Oh. Em. Gee. Wow. I mean, I was stuck (more accurately, I couldn’t move from my shoulders down), but I was fully aware that it was self-induced and that I could get out of that state if I needed to (or ‘got permission’ to, which is what the end vid did). Same as when I was hypnotized at EoW, really. Doesn’t feel like you’re consciously doing it yourself, it FEELS like an outside force, but you KNOW it isn’t. This guy must’ve been far more suggestible, or far less knowledgeable about how this sort of thing works (if you actually truly see it as an outside force, then maybe getting out of it is a lot harder). Wow. Sounds like a scary experience.
…that is, if the entire thing isn’t a hoax, of course.
PREPARE FOR EPIC SUE-FEST!!
I love you to bits Derren, you inspire me endlessly – but I cant help thinking theres something fishy about this ‘events’ series – I feel like we’re being duped! You seem to have focused each part (except for the final one) on either things that you have always claimed to abhor (people who claim to be psychic, people who claim to predict things like the lottery) or things that are different to the feat itself – such as the subliminal messages. Im pretty sure that was just mass-hypnosis and that the film was just there to make us fool ourselves into believing it was that which had the effect…
Ive never been skeptical of you personally, but people like Blaine really get on my… nerves. I hope there is a good reason behind all these shenanigans!! Beth xx
…and she never tried to get him out of the chair physically (e.g. lifting him by his hands, or if needs be, just tipping over the chair!)? I dunno, would’ve been my first thought…
Would be well funny if his wife or friend put glue on the seat before he sat down to do watch it!
Or you literally glued him to the television!
‘I wanted to sue him’ – hahaha
I love that at the end of the story there is a button that says “More ‘news’ here”. 😉
Although I guess one person would have ended up having that experience. See this is why you don’t see many hypnotists do the hypnosis process over T.V. bwahahaha
EPIC, however rofl 😐 *ought to be ignored for laughing inappropriately*
Love it but maybe from now on you should include a subliminal video in all your shows that’ll make sure punters can’t/don’t sue, just in case.
wow this guy must be really open to suggestion bet his house is full of shreddies andrex and persil. it didnt work in our house we treat derren as a very clever trickster dont get me wrong i think he is fantastic but think derren could manage to hypnotise me perhaps i ought to set him the challenge ‘bring it on’
– yeh sticky bollocks by the sounds of it! ;P – Phillis
Derren, you bastard! 😉
I’m sorry, I know you should feel sympathy, but who else was chuckling whilst reading that? It was worded in a ‘let’s all laugh at him’ kind of way…..and it worked! 🙂
Brilliant stuff though!
Wow… if I was stuck to my seat I’d be making damned sure I watched the rest of the show to get the antidote. What did he imagine everyone else was doing?
Reminds me of an apocryphal-sounding tale I got from my mum when she was working as a staff nurse in radiology about a doctor who supposedly asked a patient to hold his breath during a routine checkup then forgot to tell him it was OK to breathe normally again after getting called away on some other emergency. The patient died shortly afterwards of asphyxiation through lack of initiative.
There’s an idea for a future show about suggestability 😉 (no, I’m not volunteering as a test-subject for that!)
ahahah poor guy 😛
thats a shame, but it’s too funny!!
He’s such a suggestible fool. 🙂 Maybe that’s why I didn’t get stuck… he took all my stickiness for himself! Still, rofls on that man, there’s always one isn’t there? 😀
should have bought a commode… 😉
Btw, I also LOVE that piccy, Derren! (Sorry, very shallow thing to say when we’re all on here discussing the fate of the poor chap who got stuck to his chair good n’ proper for 12 hours……but anyway…..)
Yes, very mean & moody……looking like that I don’t think I’d deny you anything! Ahem….. 😉
nice half-arsed apology :p if it was me i’d be there freaking out but its quite funny actually haha
Goes to prove that some people are a LOT more susceptable than others.
LOL. Imagine using that as an excuse for not turning up for work…. Darlo! Didn’t know you were on here! 🙂
I work in a school, any chance you can come along and stick the kids to the chairs 🙂
I haven’t had a chance to find a way to see it yet where I am… but LOLs anyway, Derren… you crazy Sith Lord, you. 😛
Seriously can we get a hi-res version of that photo?
i feel so bad for laughing… but nevertheless *rofl* 😀
least thats better than the two seconds i got stuck 😛
I love the title TV FAN: DERREN HELD ME CAPTIVE FOR 12 HOURS needless to say i thought i was reading something else 😛
If only he’d known he was free to stand up at any time! How did he go to the toilet? He might sue you for a new sofa!
Surely that can’t be true, didn’t he need to pee? (Ew!) Either way he must have had some stiff joints at the end of it.
So, you glued some poor, innocent guy to his seat for twelve whole hours? He just had to sit there, probably terrified out of his mind, no food, no water, no lavatory, maybe even no company, frozen in the same position with the same thought going around and around in his head; “Oh my God, what if it never wears off? What if I’m stuck like this forever?!” Is that what you did?……
Wow, good thing he didnt have 4+1…
He wouldnt of had a case to sue you with anyway! Cant prove it, and by watching it he knew what he was letting himself in for!
It’s the daily star. It’s probably all made up. That newspaper has less truth in it than theonion.com
One really shouldn’t laugh… *snicker*
Possibly a good idea in future to add a little disclaimer next time:
“If you feel that you may have a particulary suggestible mind, have a CATHETER on hand
just in case.”
haha that is too funny. if it had affected more people like that, it would have broken rule 2.9 of the ofcom regulations, and i think people would have sued in that case.
Lazy git.. Just wanted an excuse to get out of work.
Hey, if I say I was stuck for 3 days, do I get free tickets? 😛
Well… I am still stuck to my seat…. but then again, as I have said already… I am paraplegic…
sorry to be harping on about it… I just find my own jokes extremely funny… lol
Would have been interesting to see whether he would have gotten up before he wet his pants … whether that strong stimuli would have drivven out of the … erm .. trance …
Nah, I think he just was loaded and therefor still stuck there next morning .. (if it had been a true story).
LOL. That’s one of the most hilarious and stupid things I’ve heard in a while. (:
what an eejit! id he not think to himself “i know this is all in my head, when i need a wee i’ll get up rather then p”ss myself”…….i got stuck but i knew in an emergency i could get up…..mind over matter and all that.
was after 15 mins of fame me thinks…..they’ll all come out the woodwork now!
Th poor guy, i didnt get stuck properly, but i could imagine that being stuck for a full 12 hours must have been terrifying to say the least.
I hope that this is true.
AHAHAHAHA! What an unbelievably legendary story! Although the title of the article suggested a more sinister story than it actually offered.
Ahahahahahahaah! Sorry to comment again on this, but actual wee evacuated my body at this line:
Katie, of York, said: â€œHe was just saying, â€˜Iâ€™m stuck, Iâ€™m stuck, I need the looâ€™.
AHAHAHAHAHHAHHAH! *Wipes away tears of laughter*.
if he was stuck for 12hrs, then he was stuck all through the night? Are we sure he didn’t just fall asleep in the chair after the show? lol.. nice work derren.
OMG lol. but would his girlfriend really not have noticed something was wrong?!?! lol. Me thinks someone had a bit too much to drink. But funny anyway!!
Numpty! That’s if it’s for real.
You sure he didn’t just fall asleep?
– Derren may just have bored him in to a trance yes! 😛 – Phillis
Poor guy for being so suggestible lol
Jokes man, you should really ring him up and use him for any trick ever. He must be the most susceptible person ever! I used to be suggestible when I was younger because my dad used to “hypnotise me” (by making me see orange on my eyelids…yeah) and I really wanted it to work, so it did. Then I read your book and I know how it works so I didn’t get stuck, how boring. I wanted it to work, but my mind knew it wouldn’t.
Thanks Derren. Now my life suck. x
“doesn’t do anything for me anyway” Best. Quote. Ever.
Well that’s wierd, wasn’t it all to do with suggestion?
So you really wasn’t joking about the not going to school/work thing haha :):)
What was the undisclosed sum you paid him in compensation then?
This thread’s hilarious!! I wasn’t stuck to my chair unfortunately, I was too busy wondering if I would be able to reach my phone if I was stuck to my chair…Probably would have had a panic attack or something if I had become ‘stuck’…
“TV FAN: DERREN HELD ME CAPTIVE FOR 12 HOURS” – Sounds like a fantasy….;-) lol
Love the pic & love ya Derren keep on messin’ with our minds xx
Great pic with the chair. Very moody abd atmospheric.
I presume you’ve seen The Illusionist with Ed Norton – it reminds me of that. For any Derren fans out there its a film you would really enjoy!
Just saw the show at the weekend. Loved it. I didnt get stuck but really enjoyed it. Good job Derren!
I don’t believe it. Or it’s someone who just wants to get in the picture (attention), or he’s planning on suing Derren.
This reminds me of that time Derren Brown put David Blaine in a glass electrified box hanging off London Bridge and told everyone that if they pressed the red button Blaine would die. He was stuck there for something like 40 DAYS. That was mean. Button didn’t work either, apparently.
Poor guy! Can’t believe he wanted to sue 😛 At least he sees the funny side now!
SGC – LOL! Didn’t Paul McCartney shout something rude at him too when he’d had a few pints! That’s one to tell the grandkids “I was verbally abused by Paul McCartney while trapped in a perspex box!” Not many magicians can claim that 😀
Daily star?! Gotta be for real then. lmao!
Flapjack: sounds like a fetish.
This also reminds me of the time Derren Brown put a girl in a sack full of kittens and threw her in a lake and when she came out everyone had turned into zombies and then she thought she was having a near death experience, but she wasn’t. It was all done with strings.
– Please no reveals 😛 – Phillis
Hehe thats pretty funny and downright awesome!! Can’t believe how people differ so much in how they are affected. Have you written anything about what makes a susceptable person, as i went to a good stage hypnotist but it only worked for half then I came out.
Love you Derren and can’t wait for the next show!
Oh, Phillis. We all know it’s up his sleeve, anyway.
We’re not sure what “it” is, or what he’s going to do with it, or how. But it’s DEFINITELY up his sleeve.
and i agree with Sue, the title DERREN HELD ME CAPTIVE FOR TWELVE HOURS is definately not a bad thing 😉
@ScreamingGreenConure – and if you look closely, you can see it poking out from time to time!
I’ve tried this ploy…
“Sorry dear, I’d love to wash up I really would, but unfortunately Derren Brown was too strong, and I’m stuck to my seat!”
What the guy forgot to mention was the twelve-skinner fatty of finest Dutch herbage that he smoked before the show.
‘DERREN HELD ME CAPTIVE FOR TWELVE HOURS’? Hmm why would you complain? 😉
Well done Derren. Although, next time could you hypnotise people like him to never pro-create? You’d be doing a huge service to all of mankind. 🙂
There wasn’t anything in the film. It was the verbal suggestions he gave BEFORE the film was played.
Are we sure it wasn’t just another one of these unfortunate incidents?
If only he’d switched over to channel 4 +1 he would have been able to watch the clearing tone again. On second thoughts, maybe he would have been stuck for twice as long!!
@ mustdash – in all seriousness, it didnt work for me the first time, then me and my friends smoked a couple of joints and a bong, and it was a lot more effective on 4+1…
I knew we’d find Gollum before Jesus.
Extremley funny but scary!
LMAO, not quite sure if I believe he was actually stuck for that long, but it’s really very funny anyway, gave me a giggle!
Derren I’m having a little crush on you, would you marry me please? :p
I saw (part) of it ..saw the flashing image. The lines ..oh my ..I dont like those .some type of large company doormats can trigger the same in my brain ..it feels as being deattached from my bases .. often followed by nausea etc .. I’m quite sensitive to that stuff, but it mainly triggers my body to screw up, I myself am still quite normal, I’m just observing my body/brain fuck up ..I’ve been taking caffeine/guarana pills years ago, which later on have been taken from the market. Those def. did not do much good, as there was already a not so standard pattern up there. I’m still not taking in caffeine so well. Before I was one of those who could float just like that, without problems (they always thought I was doped. Did not get stuck, I turn my head away, I dont like that feeling. Bummer!
heh heh heh…