Penn reads "Casey at the Bat" while Teller escapes from a straight jacket; Penn does a not-wimpy card trick; Teller gives the illusion of reality with a cigarette; Penn eats fire; and the ... See full summary »
Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of ... See full summary »
Penn & Teller go to the U.K to find a magician who can "fool them" If Penn & Teller can figure out the trick performed the magician is out but if they do not get it the magician wins a ... See full summary »
Penn and/or Teller play with mirrors, teach 900 people to make a hankie disappear, play with clear acrylic boxes, turn marshmallows into tools of violence, do some erotic fire-eating, ... See full summary »
Penn & Teller perform some of the routines they have used on American tours and specials for a British studio audience. A well-known, usually British, guest helps out. There are some forays... See full summary »
Penn reads "Casey at the Bat" while Teller escapes from a straight jacket; Penn does a not-wimpy card trick; Teller gives the illusion of reality with a cigarette; Penn eats fire; and the guys show you a trick you can do at home, if you don't mind taping over Masterpiece Theatre. Written by
Our more famous colleagues: Doug Henning, David Copperfield, and Harry Blackstone Jr., to name but a few, have built up a reputation, and you know and trust that their shows are accomplished by their craft: magic, sleight of hand, knowledge of visual perceptions and illusion. We, however, have not built up that credibility. We are relatively unknown. So I'd like to give you my word that everything you're seeing in this special is accomplished by organic skill with no camera tricks, chroma-key, ...
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Extremely funny, witty and clever performance by Penn and Teller. The writing is as sharp as the dangerous-looking knives and implements that are their trademark. One of the funniest pieces in the program is when Penn and Teller run amok in a grocery store in order to swipe enough food to feed their camera crew. Penn's heartfelt justification for this outrage is that viewers who support PBS don't want their money going to buy lunch for employees instead of "Masterpiece Theatre". There is a constant subversive mocking of PBS throughout the program which is hilarious and refreshing.
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