There is a scene in the original Star Wars film where Luke, Obi Wan Kenobi, C3-PO and R2-D2 cruise up in the land speeder and are stopped by a bunch of storm troopers. The storm troopers are looking for C3-PO and R2 and they start to question Luke and Obi-Wan and they ask for ID.
Obi-Wan raises his eyebrow and waves his fingers and says "You don't need to see his identification."
The Storm trooper pauses and says "We don't need to see his identification. "
Obi-Wan then tells the Stormtroopers "These are not the droids you are looking for."
The Storm trooper responds, "These are not the droids we are looking for."
There are a few more lines in the scene ,but the basic gist is that Obi-Wan uses Jedi Mind Tricks on the Troopers. A combination of the Force and telling the person what you want them to think and you accomplish the Jedi Mind Trick.
In Return of the Jedi, Luke tries to use the Jedi Mind Trick on Jabba the Hut and Jabba responds by saying, "That old Jedi Mind Trick won't work on me boy."
Wyatt will be three years old in June. He has never seen Star Wars but he is already trying the Jedi Mind Trick. Anytime he is caught doing something he is not supposed to be doing, he simply tells us that he is not doing whatever he is doing and hopes that we buy it.
Wyatt will be dancing on top of the coffee table. I bark, "Wyatt! Get off the coffee table."
"I an not on a coffee table."
"Yes you are." I am starring right at him on the table.
"No I an not. I a just dancing."
"Get down from the table."
"I an not on the table dad."
This will go back and forth until I either cave in (which is usually me laughing at the fact that he is in complete denial and yet in total control of the situation) and let him continue his business or I tell him that his Jedi Mind Tricks won't work on me.
I have been trying to capture the whole Mind Trick exchanges on video but for some reason I can never get the full effect. Here are just some tidbits of our exchanges