The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.
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Using a combination of set ups, descriptions, rants and film of practitioners, Penn & Teller show the bullshit that's everywhere. The initial show covers mediums or Talkers to the Dead. Penn Jillette explains in the first program that while calling someone a liar or a con man is actionable, "bullshit" is safe. Each show has a topic such as Mediums, Feng Shui, Medical devices or Penis Enlargement. Using humor and experts, they debunk the bullshit. Written by jlvogel@comcast.net

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Magic's an illusion. This Bullshit is for real! See more »


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While we never see Teller speak, his voice is occasionally heard while his face is obscured or while he is off-camera. See more »

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Penn Jillette: Sure, we lie, cheat, and swindle. We've been known to deal in a bit of bullshit ourselves. So some of you may ask, "Why pee on someone else's parade?" One important difference: WE TELL YOU WE'RE LYING!
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In episode 2.10 ("Profanity") the title sequence ends with the word "Humbug" superimposed on the usual "Bullshit!". See more »

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Do Penn and Teller really believe their own bullshit ?
13 September 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm wondering if Penn and Teller actually really do believe the bullshit they present, albeit being very cleverly done and presented. They very successfully manage to 'chop up' intervews done to disguise their (almost) unapparent biases. Their show is an exemplary showcase for media students who may want or like to learn how to misrepresent people in the most impolite and morally reprehensible manner in order to support cleverly masked biases that underpin the views expressed in their show. My optimistic side suspects they may be 'tongue in cheek' whilst seeming to attack, as some of you have put it, 'a few sacred cows'. Anyone else out there reckon they are 'having a lend of us all' ? Or are they really fascists of the worst kind, using media as their weapon to air their proselytisations - presenting 'science as fact' and not opinion? Great show for people who don't like to think much and need someone else to do it on their behalf - for those amongst us who don't enjoy the weighing up processes of complex argument that arrives at 'opinion'. I find aspects of their shows very humorous - which perhaps I shouldn't as it is may be done at the (great) expense of so any who, whether or not they chose it, get misrepresented by the hosts. I also watch it 'read between the lines' of the interviews to guess at how they possible may have gotten their 'victims' to disarm and play along with them. It is this property of the show that leaves me wondering if the are 'taking a lend'. Or is Pauline Hanson really one of their distant cousins ? Jaahda


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