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Release Date:
24 January 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They can smell it from miles away! See more »
Plot:
The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 13 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 21)

Penn Jillette ... Himself / ... (85 episodes, 2003-2010)

Teller ... Himself / ... (85 episodes, 2003-2010)
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Series Directed by
Star Price (79 episodes, 2003-2009)
David Wechter (28 episodes, 2003-2010)
Chip Selby (18 episodes, 2006-2008)
Tim Rogan (15 episodes, 2003-2008)
Scott Firestone (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ted Saad (11 episodes, 2003-2008)
Joshua E. Kessler (10 episodes, 2005-2007)
R.L. Shontell (9 episodes, 2003)
Scott Schaefer (6 episodes, 2003)
Kevin Barry (4 episodes, 2003)
Keith Cornell (4 episodes, 2003)
Tom Greenhut (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Steven Uhlenberg (2 episodes, 2008)
Christopher Poole (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Writing credits
Randall Moldave (79 episodes, 2003-2009)
Eric Small (79 episodes, 2003-2009)
Star Price (70 episodes, 2004-2010)
Penn Jillette (49 episodes, 2003-2010)
Teller (49 episodes, 2003-2010)
David Wechter (47 episodes, 2003-2010)
Michael Goudeau (36 episodes, 2006-2010)
Rich Nathanson (24 episodes, 2008-2010)
Sheryl Zohn (23 episodes, 2006-2008)
Cliff Schoenberg (22 episodes, 2006-2008)
Jon Hotchkiss (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
John McLaughlin (17 episodes, 2003-2005)
Steve Melcher (10 episodes, 2006-2010)
David Weiss (10 episodes, 2007)
Tom Kramer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dean Ward (2 episodes, 2005)

Steven Bortko (unknown episodes)
Jonathan B. Taylor (unknown episodes)
Emma Webster (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Peter Adam Golden .... executive producer / producer / ... (89 episodes, 2003-2010)
Star Price .... executive producer (84 episodes, 2003-2010)
Penn Jillette .... co-executive producer / executive producer (79 episodes, 2003-2009)
Teller .... co-executive producer / executive producer (79 episodes, 2003-2009)
Aaron Yampolski .... senior producer / producer (53 episodes, 2005-2010)
David Wechter .... executive producer / supervising producer (43 episodes, 2003-2010)
Jon Hotchkiss .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (33 episodes, 2005-2007)
Joshua E. Kessler .... senior producer / supervising producer / ... (28 episodes, 2004-2007)
Eric Small .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2003-2010)
Alex Walton .... producer (14 episodes, 2006-2010)
Mark Wolper .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2003-2008)
Stanley Brown .... senior associate producer (13 episodes, 2003)
Bruce Kimmel .... segment producer (13 episodes, 2003)
Randall Moldave .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2003)
Chip Selby .... segment producer (10 episodes, 2003)
Mitch Glazer .... field producer (10 episodes, 2008)
Sheryl Zohn .... associate producer / supervising producer (6 episodes, 2003-2008)
Tammie Smalls .... producer (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Karina Fraley .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Maurice H. Patrykus .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Patti Duce .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 2005-2008)
June Molgaard .... producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Shari Adagio .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sara Chamberlain .... field producer (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Katy Scanlan .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Steven Uhlenberg .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jeff Zoldan .... producer (2 episodes, 2007-2008)

Steve Jones .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Randall Kirk .... series producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Gary Stockdale (52 episodes, 2003-2008)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kevin O'Brien (15 episodes, 2003-2008)

Steve Jones (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Steven Uhlenberg (17 episodes, 2003-2008)
Tim Sullivan (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Brian Horn (11 episodes, 2005-2008)
Eric Wise (7 episodes, 2003)
Felix Chamberlain (6 episodes, 2003)
Bernard Caputo (5 episodes, 2003)
Mitch Rosa (2 episodes, 2003)
Ian Sears (2 episodes, 2007-2008)

Doug Folkerts (unknown episodes)
Tim Schultz (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
David Zimmerman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rudy Matchinga (15 episodes, 2003-2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Kathryn Shemanek (40 episodes, 2006-2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Phyllis Bond .... hair stylist / makeup artist (15 episodes, 2003-2008)
 
Series Production Management
CJ .... post-production supervisor (30 episodes, 2006-2008)
Kathleen Boyette Bramlett .... production manager: Penn & Teller / production manager (15 episodes, 2003-2008)
Shari Adagio .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 2003)
Tim Rogan .... executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joshua E. Kessler .... field director (unknown episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Kyle B. Cunningham .... set dresser (30 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dustin Knouse .... production assistant (23 episodes, 2005-2006)
Russell Tamashiro .... props (13 episodes, 2003)
Jeremy Carmone .... props (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Sound Department
Lenny Jones .... sound designer (89 episodes, 2003-2010)
Michael Dennis .... sound mixer / sound (15 episodes, 2003-2010)
Bob Schuck .... sound (15 episodes, 2003-2008)
Steve Howe .... sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2003)
Paul S. Shapiro .... sound mixer / sound (5 episodes, 2003-2007)
David Weinstock .... sound (4 episodes, 2003)
Graham Gardner .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Steve Howe .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2003)
Bennie McRae .... sound (3 episodes, 2003)
John Scarpaci .... sound (3 episodes, 2003)
Nellie Zimmerman .... sound (3 episodes, 2003)
Brandon Goodwin .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2009)
Tom Hamilton .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
James Lindsey .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
Anatol Polillo .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
Mike Sanders .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
Tony Smyles .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
Bob Sullivan .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
John Vanderdoes .... sound (2 episodes, 2003)
Dick Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2007-2008)

Noah Mathers .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Skip Burrows .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Justin Schultz .... animator (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Bejarano .... camera operator (40 episodes, 2006-2009)
Dave Babb .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2004-2010)
Steve Russell .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2003)
Ryan Mhor .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 2008)
Breck Larson .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2005-2010)
Peter Zivkovic .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Ron Zimmerman .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2003)
Perry Ryan .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2004-2010)
Gerard Beryne .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Jim Borecki .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Mike Boydston .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Paul Dougherty .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Jay Elkayam .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Boyd Estus .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
T. Robin Hirsh .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Tom Kaufman .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
John Kavanaugh .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Jan Maliszewski .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Mark Morris .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
Mark Gamsey .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2009)
Kameron Mogadam .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2010)

Rage Stewart .... camera production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Peter Conlon .... animation director: title sequence (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Casting Department
Richard De Lancy .... casting (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Helmeth .... wardrobe (13 episodes, 2003)
Kathryn Shemanek .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Christopher Nunn .... assistant editor (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kathleen Johnson .... post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 2003)
Ryan Fisk .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2003)
Mike Krause .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2003)
Jules Frazier .... on-line editor (11 episodes, 2003)
CJ .... post-production coordinator (11 episodes, 2005)
Ed Decker .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2007-2008)
Doug Folkerts .... on-line editor (7 episodes, 2003)

Alpesh Patel .... lead assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Dan Gill .... script supervisor / researcher (40 episodes, 2007-2010)
Jeff Critelli .... teleprompter operator / teleprompt operator (27 episodes, 2008-2010)
Michael Bancroft .... production assistant (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Nathan Santucci .... director: covert activites: Penn & Teller / director: covert activities / ... (15 episodes, 2003-2008)
Tim Rogan .... stage manager (14 episodes, 2003-2008)
Glenn S. Alai .... assistant: Penn & Teller / publicity manager (14 episodes, 2003-2007)
Laura Elizabeth Cannon .... assistant to the executive producers / assistant to executive producers (13 episodes, 2003)
Elizabeth Demers .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 2003)
Patti Duce .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2003)
James Elden .... assistant to the executive producers / assistant to executive producers / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
Michael Goudeau .... consultant: Penn & Teller (13 episodes, 2003)
Krasher Lewis .... general manager: Penn & Teller / general manager: Penn & Tell (13 episodes, 2003)
Franka Mavrides .... assistant to the executive producers / assistant to executive producer (13 episodes, 2003)
CJ .... assistant to executive producer (13 episodes, 2004)
Kirstin Moser .... production accountant (12 episodes, 2003)
Ryan Mhor .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2007)
Steven Solars .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2007)
Lauren Willems .... researcher (10 episodes, 2010)
Bobby Garcia .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2006)
Bill Narducci .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2006)
Kyle B. Cunningham .... choreographer (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
Zach Wechter .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2006-2009)
Maria Gara .... animals provided by (2 episodes, 2003)
Michael Buyer .... magic team (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Randall Moldave .... consultant (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Eric Small .... consultant (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ezekiel Zabrowski .... magic team (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anna Dean .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)

Jennifer L. Goosby .... script supervisor (unknown episodes, 2004)
Katy Scanlan .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 2005)
Daniel Leaderman .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2007)
Michelle Basterrechea .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kyle Hollingsworth .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Randall Kirk .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Justin Leibow .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Pancho Mansfield .... network executive (unknown episodes)
Cassandra Seidl .... post accounting supervisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Penn & Teller: BS!" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
30 min
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Language:
Color:
Certification:
Australia:MA (some episodes) | Australia:R (some episodes) | USA:TV-MA (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The show was created to honor the spirit of master magician Harry Houdini, who devoted the latter part of his life to debunking some widely accepted (as he called it) "Humbug". The episode on profanity featured the title "Humbug" instead of "Bullshit!"See more »
Quotes:
Penn Jillette:On one side there are people with relationships, and miserable. On the other side there are people out of relationships, and miserable. What's the deal? Don't they know that love is a roller coaster? You sit, you hold hands, you scream, then you get off and ride again!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell (2007) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Why do Penn and Teller (or at least Penn) use a lot of obscenity?
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19 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Entertainment, not Science, 17 October 2005
Author: Voivod-2 from Berkeley, CA

Speaking of bullshit, that's kind of what this show is. Not that it's bad-- it's good entertainment. But less critical viewers will need to be reminded that it's entertainment, not thorough scientific research.

While Penn and Teller do sometimes offer scientific research to bolster their arguments, the tend to present it in a manner that contradicts the purpose of serious investigation. I take issue with the way they enter their investigations with the assumption that something is "bullshit" and how they subsequently mold every piece of information that becomes available to them to reinforce their pre-determined conclusion. A real investigation would not involve them going into their research with the determination to prove it a fraud; it would involve a suspicion which they either prove or disprove after careful examination of the evidence.

I feel that the show manipulates your judgments by doctoring evidence, cutting and pasting phrases out-of-context, repeatedly showing loaded footage, making dismissive commentary without backing, relying on 'straw men' to win arguments, calling people "assholes" for having differing opinions, creating irrelevant "experiments" whose outcomes, at first glance seem to corroborate their point, but upon re-assessment, are not logically congruous with the evaluations you will make based on them (in other words, the experiments are misleading).

P&T essentially bully the viewer onto their side by creating an atmosphere in which you will feel dumb if you disagree; their ridiculously biased presentation ensures it. I'm not saying that most of the stuff they take on isn't bullshit, but their methodology is more akin to "Inside Edition" than, say "BBC News"; it's like a sloppy email forward, filled with ad-hominem attacks and hot-headed rhetoric, not a well-researched feature article. If it seems funny, well-intentioned, and consumer-advocatory, it is; but it's also manipulative and intellectually dishonest, at least for something that you given to understand is an unbiased documentary. That, in and of itself, should be a good reason to watch with caution if you're trying to get anything out of it besides entertainment.

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