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Don't Try This at Home! (1990)

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 »

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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, become the King of Animal Traps, produce bees without end, make Jane Curtin do a magic trick with a needle, dental floss, and her pierced ear, and drive a truck filled with concrete over Teller. Written by Kathy Li

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23 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Behind the Curtain
25 April 2004 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Spoilers herein.

I admit that I am a nut when it comes to reflexive shows. Those are shows about shows.

Penn and Teller are consummate showmen. Except for a couple dreary lapses, this is a show about their show. Actually, I found most of it interesting: how they work to give a showmanlike metashow.

The best trick, I think was the cut boxes, where they repeat the whole thing with glass boxes so you can see how they did it.

Of all the P&T shows, this is the best because straight magic just doesn't seem very magical unless you are right there in the theater.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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