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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Year: 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Talking to the Dead

24 January 2003
Penn and Teller introduce their series, explain their use of profanity and expose psychics who claim to speak with the dead.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Rosemary Altea ... Herself - Psychic
Lisa Chiariello Coons ... Herself

John Edward ... Himself - Psychic
Mark Edward ... Himself - Mentalist
Joni Evans ... Herself - publisher
Joe Nickell ... Himself - Paranormal Investigator
Tony Ortega ... Himself - Journalist

Ron Rogell ... Himself

Michalina Scorzelli ... Herself (as Michalina Almindo)
James Underdown ... Himself - Center for Inquiry

James Van Praagh ... Himself - Psychic

Season 1, Episode 2: Alternative Medicine

31 January 2003
Penn and Teller set out to debunk reflexologists, magnetic healers and chiropractors.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Bruce Kimmel ... Dr. Learly
Stephen Barrett ... Himself - Consumer Advocate
Zachary Brinkerhoff ... Himself - Reflexologist
Charles E. Duvall ... Himself - Chiropractor (as Charles E. Duvall Jr.)
Laura Lawson ... Herself - Magnet Therapy Patient
Daniel David Palmer ... Himself
Robert Park ... Himself - Professor of Physics
William H. Philpott ... Himself - Magnet Therapist
Jeff Ptak ... Himself - Chiropractor

Season 1, Episode 3: Alien Abductions

7 February 2003
Penn and Teller and crew visit a UFO convention and attend a therapy session for alien abductees.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Earlene Carr ... Herself - Abduction Victim
Bill Cone ... Himself - Clinical Psychologist

Anthony C. Ferrante ... Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Cinescape Magazine
David Icke ... Himself - Author
Victoria Jack ... Herself - Director, Bay Area UFO Expo
Barbara Lamb ... Himself - Psychotherapist
Roger Leir ... Himself - Abduction Researcher
Glenn Pfeffer ... Himself - Orthopedic Surgeon
Shurlene Wallace ... Herself - Abduction Victim

Season 1, Episode 4: End of the World

14 February 2003
Penn and Teller debunk the believers of the Nostradamus prophecies, proffer a jaundiced view of survivalists and mock the Christian end-of-world types.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Richard Doran Ticho ... Richard from Brooklyn
David Richichi
Bruce Beach ... Himself
Tom Brown ... Himself
Dave Heney ... Himself (as Father Dave Heney)
John Hogue ... Himself
Jerry B. Jenkins ... Himself
Hal Lindsey ... Himself
Texe Marrs ... Himself

James Randi ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 5: Second Hand Smoke/Baby Bullshit

21 February 2003
"Bullshit" ridicules the anti-second-hand-smoke crusade. And it casts a critical eye on products designed to make babies smarter.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Carolyn Sperry ... Jenny White - Creator of the Triangle of Love
Neil G. Maxa ... Musician in Open
Michael D. Lynn ... Musician in Open
John Linden ... Musician in Open
Christopher Chabris ... Himself
Joe Cherner ... Himself
Larry Elder ... Himself
Harvey Karp ... Himself
Robert A. Levy ... Himself
Robert Needleman ... Himself
Gordon Shaw ... Himself
Robert C. Titzer ... Himself
Elizabeth M. Whelan ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 6: Sex, Sex, Sex

28 February 2003
Penn and Teller look at what people will do to increase their penis and breast size, and the scams merchants that will help them do it.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Meredith Charles ... Survey Giver
Pat Wong ... Chad Dixon - Firefighter Twin
Paul Wong ... Tad Dixon - Firefighter Twin
Tim Sabourn ... Fake Director (as Tim Sabourin)

Wayne Mitchell ... Kevin
Robert R. Butterworth ... Himself

Jackamoe Buzzell ... Naked Person
Kara Cohen ... Ghost
Curt Collier ... Chris
Dudley Danoff ... Himself

James Elden ... Himself
Joe Francis ... Himself

Gene Hatcher ... Naked Man
Martha Hopkins ... Herself - Author of 'InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook'

Ron Jeremy ... Himself
Kyrah Malan ... Herself

Marc Mani ... Himself
Sue McGarvie ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 7: Feng Shui/Bottled Water

7 March 2003
Three different Feng Shui "experts" are asked for their advice on changing the layout of a room. Penn and Teller also ask why we are buying bottled water when tap water is just as good.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Tim Sabourn ... Water Steward
Andrea ... Herself - Homeowner
David Cho ... Himself
David ... Himself - Feng Shui Barber
Kartar Diamond ... Herself
Joe ... Himself - Regular Barber
Stephen Kay ... Himself - Bottled Water Spokesman
Milan ... Herself
Erik D. Olson ... Himself - Drinking Water Expert, Natural Resources Defense Council
Ray Smith ... Himself
Ron Smith ... Himself

Pamela Hill ... Bottled Water Couple (uncredited)

William Joseph Hill ... Bottled Water Couple (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 8: Creationism

14 March 2003
Penn and Teller take a look at creationism, or intelligent design as it would like to be known, and how it is trying to force its way into American schools.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Myrna Feldman ... Herself - Teacher
Duane Gish ... Himself - Senior Vice President, Institute for Creation Research
Eugenie C. Scott ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 9: Self-Helpless

21 March 2003
Penn and Teller take a look at the self-help industry, and find out why walking on hot coals can make you a better person.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Pat Allen ... Herself (as Dr. Pat Allen)
William Cone ... Himself
Hale Dwoskin ... Himself
David Willey ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 10: ESP

28 March 2003
Penn and Teller expose spoon bending, remote viewing, psychic ability and telepathy, for the scams that they are.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Wayne Carr ... Himself
Monica Dietrich ... Herself
Bruce Goldberg ... Himself
Marc Klaas ... Himself

James Randi ... Himself
Russell Targ ... Himself
Steven Walton ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 11: Eat This!

4 April 2003
Penn and Teller look at peoples obsession with dieting and health foods, and the industry that surrounds them.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Fred Anderson ... Himself
Robin Anderson ... Herself
Alex Avery ... Himself
Phillip Barnett ... Himself
Norman Borlaug ... Himself
Laura Fraser ... Herself
Simon Harris ... Himself
Juliano ... Himself
Carolyn Katzin ... Herself
Terri Lomax ... Herself
Charles Margulis ... Himself
Leah Walton ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 12: Ouija Boards/Near Death Experiences

April 2003
Penn and Teller expose Ouija Boards and the myth of people experiencing Near Death Experiences by scientifically looking at evidence.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Barry Beyerstein ... Himself - Psychologist
CJ ... Himself
Christian Day ... Himself
Christof Koch ... Himself
Frank Manis ... Himself - President, Greater Hollywood Paranormal Society
Raymond Moody ... Himself
Bob Murch ... Himself
Loren Pankratz ... Himself - Psychologist
Shawn Poirier ... Himself
Sandra Mariah Power ... Herself
Jan Price ... Herself
John Randolph Price ... Himself
Molly Stewart ... Herself
James Whinnery ... Himself (as Dr. James E. Whinnery)

Season 1, Episode 13: Environmental Hysteria

18 April 2003
Penn and Teller look at some of the more extreme claims of the various environmental organizations.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Traci Burgard ... Herself
Nina Fascione ... Herself
Ross Gelbspan ... Himself
Julia Butterfly Hill ... Herself
Bruce Kimmel ... Dr. Learly

Bjørn Lomborg ... Himself
Kate Lowe ... Herself

Kris McGaha ... H2O Petitioner
Patrick Moore ... Himself
Jerome Cogburn Taylor ... Himself

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: P.E.T.A.

1 April 2004
Penn and Teller look at animal liberation and expose PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as hypocrites.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Steven Best ... Himself (as Steve Best)
Rod Coronado ... Himself (archive footage)
Jackie David ... Herself
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Herself
Ray Greek ... Himself
Jerry Greenwalt ... Himself
Tee L. Guidotti ... Himself

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Levin ... Himself
David Martosko ... Himself
Ingrid Newkirk ... Herself (archive footage)

Ted Nugent ... Himself
Dennis Prager ... Himself
Patti Strand ... Herself
Mary Beth Sweetland ... Herself (archive footage)
Jerry Vlasak ... Himself
Patty Wood ... Herself
Vinny Wood ... Himself
Gary Yourofsky ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 2, Episode 2: Safety Hysteria

8 April 2004
Penn and Teller ask why we are so scared things such as cell phone radiation, terrorism, school shootings, and crime when the chances of being a victim are so low.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Paige Anderson ... Herself - Model, Control Group Test Subject
Dawn Gallagher ... Dinner Date
Joshua Wright ... Security Guard
Peter Hart ... Himself
Edward Hotchkiss ... Himself
Cyril Houri ... Himself
Josh ... Himself - Writer
Judd ... Himself - Bartender
Shelly Kalnitsky ... Himself
Laurene Mascola ... Herself
Sam Milham ... Himself
Katrina Miller ... Herself
Steven Milloy ... Himself (as Steve Milloy)
David Ropeik ... Himself
Michael Thun ... Himself
Tracy ... Herself - Suburban Mom
Paul West ... Himself

Ben Wizner ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 3: The Business of Love

15 April 2004
Penn and Teller look at what people will through to find love, and the scam merchants that prey on them.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
David Barash ... Himself
Helen Fisher ... Herself (as Dr. Helen Fisher)
John Gray ... Himself (as Dr. John Gray)
Julia Hare ... Herself (as Dr. Julia Hare)
Trish McDermott ... Herself
Michelle ... Herself
Sherrie Schneider ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 4: War on Drugs

22 April 2004
Penn & Teller reveal why the war on drugs is a waste of time.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Ben Herman
Greg Herman
Trevor Navarra
Nathan Santucci
Ezekiel Zabrowski (as Ezekial Zabrowski)
Joe Arpaio ... Himself - Sheriff, Maricopa County, Arizona
David Evans ... Himself
Lester Grinspoon ... Himself
Nick Hentoff ... Himself
Irvin Rosenfeld ... Himself
Richard Stratton ... Himself
Keith Stroup ... Himself
Jacob Sullum ... Himself
Bob Weiner ... Himself - Drug Issues Strategist
Jane Weirich ... Herself

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nancy Reagan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 5: Recycling

29 April 2004
We all like to recycle our garbage, but Penn and Teller demonstrate how we are fooling ourselves in believing we are doing good for the environment.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Tishara Cousino
Bruce Kimmel ... Recycling Bureaucrat
Shera Pollins
Daniel Benjamin ... Himself
Amanda Enclade ... Herself
Kreigh Hampel ... Himself
Joe Howard ... Himself
Angela Logomasini ... Herself
J. Winston Porter ... Himself
Neil Seldman ... Himself
David Wood ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 6: The Bible: Fact or Fiction?

6 May 2004
Penn and Teller take a look at the most famous work of fiction.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

David Copperfield ... Himself
Paul L. Maier ... Himself (as Dr. Paul Meier)
Michael Shermer ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 7: Yoga, Tantric Sex, Etc.

13 May 2004
Tantric sex, tarot cards, and herbs are just some of the new age bullshit that Penn and Teller take a look at.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Joline Jaffe
Nicci Kelley
Lila Norman
Shera Pollins
Aurora ... Herself
Janet Lessin ... Herself - Tantric Sex Instructor
Sasha Lessin ... Himself - Tantric Sex Instructor
Alma Lopez ... Herself - Tarot Test Reader #3
Suzanne McMillan-McTavish ... Herself - Owner of Sedona Heart Center
Michaela ... Herself
Reginah Perlmutter ... Herself - Tarot Test Reader #2
Tim Porter ... Himself
Stephen G. Rice ... Himself (as Dr. Stephen Rice)
Rick Ross ... Himself - Cult and New Age Researcher
Pete Sanders ... Himself

Beth Shaw ... Herself
Otis Sherrington ... Himself - Herbalist
James Underdown ... Himself - Investigator, Center for Inquiry West (as Jim Underdown)
Mark Wexler ... Himself - Tarot Test Reader #1

Season 2, Episode 8: Fountain of Youth

20 May 2004
Penn and Teller look at the lengths people will go to to stay young.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
The Enigma ... Himself
Katzen ... Herself
James Koch ... Young Penn
Adam Nichols ... Young Teller
Paula Begoun ... Herself
Dean Edell ... Himself
Renee Garfinkel ... Herself (as Dr. Renee Garfinkel)
Cindy Jackson ... Herself
Miles Kendall ... Himself
Ron Kennedy ... Himself (as Dr. Ron Kennedy)
Richard Linnett ... Himself
Jay Olshansky ... Himself (as S. Jay Olshansky)
Dean Parmelo ... Himself
David Rahimi ... Himself
Rod Rohrich ... Himself
Edward Schneider ... Himself (as Dr. Edward Schneider)

Season 2, Episode 9: Death, Inc.

5 August 2004
People are so afraid of even talking about death, why would we do a whole episode about it? Well, because we love saying things people don't want to hear. And people don't even want to think about their own demise. What are we so freaked out about? We'll show you that, yes, even with death, there's much to laugh about. But beware: the bullshit in life doesn't stop after you die. Your loved ones will have to endure the many scams of the funeral industry before they can put you in the ground.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Tishara Cousino
Joline Jaffe (as Joline Jaffee)
Nicci Kelley
Lila Norman
Shera Pollins
Robert Bryce ... Himself
Darkrose ... Herself
David Kessler ... Himself
Karen Leonard ... Herself
Toni Pallet Riss ... Herself (as Toni Riss)

Mary Roach ... Herself
Darryl Roberts ... Himself
Wallace Sampson ... Himself
John Segall ... Himself
Mony Vital ... Himself
Donald Vladescu ... Himself
Henry Wasielewski ... Himself (as Father Henry Wasielewski)

Season 2, Episode 10: Profanity

12 August 2004
Penn and Teller look at how the moral minority want to control the language we hear on TV and in public.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Christian Aceves
Alex Arqueros
Ron Collins ... Himself
Robert Corn-Revere ... Himself
Ginny Foster ... Herself - President, Hush-Up.com
Jim Lafferty ... Himself
John McWhorter ... Himself - Linguist
John Morse ... Himself - President and Publisher, Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Erich 'Mancow' Muller ... Himself - Radio Talk Show Host (as Mancow Muller)
Jim O'Connor ... Himself - Author of 'Cuss Control: The Complete Book on How to Curb Your Cursing'

Season 2, Episode 11: 12-Stepping

19 August 2004
Penn and Teller look at the various twelve step programs that are used to cure addiction. They also look at the Alcoholics Anonymous and ask if it is a front for religious indoctrination.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Gary Busey ... Himself
Sue Ellen Calderwood ... Herself
James Christopher ... Himself - Founder, SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety) (as Jim Christopher)
Skip Davis ... Himself
Lance Dodes ... Himself (as Dr. Lance Dodes)
Mike Jones ... Himself
Katie ... Herself
Steve Mack ... Himself
Wally Paton ... Himself
Jeffrey Schaler ... Himself (as Dr. Jeffrey A. Schaler)
Dee-Dee Stout ... Herself
Lloyd Vacosky ... Himself - Director, Assisted Recovery
Samuel Walker ... Himself (as Dr. Samuel Walker)

Ben Wizner ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 12: Exercise vs. Genetics

12 September 2004
Penn and Teller look at the different techniques that the fitness industry uses to get your money, when a good diet and moderate exercise is all you need to stay healthy.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
John Abdo ... Himself (also archive footage)
Clark Bartram ... Himself
Cedric Bryant ... Himself (as Dr. Cedric Bryant)
Wendi Cooper ... Herself
Neal Elattrache ... Himself (as Dr. Neal ElAttrache)

Gene Hatcher (as T. Gene Hatcher)

Jack LaLanne ... Himself (also archive footage)
Ryan Murakoshi ... Himself

Irene Rubaum-Keller ... Herself
Tamilee Webb ... Herself (also archive footage)

Season 2, Episode 13: Hypnosis

2 September 2004
Penn a Teller look at hypnotism and find out how true it really is.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Joline Jaffe
Shera Pollins
Cindy ... Herself
Wendi Friesen ... Herself - Clinical Hypnotherapist)
CJ Johnson ... Himself - Stage Hypnotist
Linda Reid ... Herself - Primary Care Physician, UCLA (as Dr. Linda Reid)
Mike Stower ... Himself - Hypnotherapist (as Dr. Mike Stower)

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Circumcision

25 April 2005
Is circumcision a valid practice? Penn & Teller look at the various justifications behind the procedure and try to determine whether there exists a medical or social cause.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Ron Jeremy ... Poet
Shmuley Boteach ... Himself (as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach)
Dylan ... Himself
Ethan ... Himself

Heidi Fleiss ... Herself
Paul Fleiss ... Himself
Yvonne K. Fulbright ... Herself
Wayne Griffiths ... Himself
Elizabeth Lyster ... Herself (as Dr. Elizabeth Lyster)
Russell Lyster ... Himself
Marilyn Milos ... Herself
Misty ... Herself
Linda Otis ... Herself
Mark Reiss ... Himself
Edgar J. Schoen ... Himself (as Dr. Edgar Schoen)
William G. Stowell ... Himself
J. Steven Svoboda ... Himself (as Steven Svoboda)

Season 3, Episode 2: Family Values

2 May 2005
Penn and Teller look at the myth of the traditional family with two parents and two children. Instead they find a whole range of different family arrangements

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Amy ... Herself
Audrey ... Herself
Brian Brown ... Himself
Richard Cohen ... Himself
Stephanie Coontz ... Herself
Nanette Gartrell ... Herself
Gayda ... Herself
Julio ... Himself
Lee ... Himself
Tom Leykis ... Himself
Michael Medved ... Himself
Judith Stacey ... Herself
Adam Wise ... Himself
John Wise ... Himself
Nan Wise ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 3: Conspiracy Theories

9 May 2005
Penn and Teller look at some of the crazy conspiracy theories that people believe in.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Tom Bowden ... Himself
Vincent Bugliosi ... Himself
Glenn Corbett ... Himself
Dan Daly ... Himself
Jodi Dean ... Herself
Eric Hufschmid ... Himself
Dustin Knouse ... Easter Bunny
Clyde Lewis ... Himself
Jim Marrs ... Himself
Rudy Matchinga ... Art Director

Phil Plait ... Himself
Ralph René ... Himself (as René)
Jimmy Walter ... Himself
Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 4: Life Coaching

16 May 2005
Penn and Teller ask why people think they need a life coach to manage their problems when they would be better doing it themselves.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Jackamoe Buzzell ... Ventriloquist
Marcia Baczynski ... Herself
Daniela Bumann ... Herself
Georgia Jean ... Herself
Reid Mihalko ... Himself
Jed Niederer ... Himself
Germaine Porche ... Herself
Rich Raffels ... Himself
Rick Ross ... Himself
Susan ... Herself
Lee Watters ... Himself
Wilma ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 5: Holier Than Thou

23 May 2005
Penn and Teller reveal that Mahatma Ghandi was a racist, Mother Teresa a religious zealot who was happy to see the poor suffer, and that the Dalai Lama is not as squeaky clean as he seems.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Aroup Chatterjee ... Himself

The Dalai Lama ... Himself (archive footage)
William Donohue ... Himself (as Bill Donohue)
Kelli Dunham ... Herself

Harrison Ford ... Himself (archive footage)
Arun Gandhi ... Himself - Mahatma Gandhi's Grandson

Mohandas K. Gandhi ... Himself (archive footage) (as Mahatma Gandhi)

Richard Gere ... Himself (archive footage)

Christopher Hitchens ... Himself
Charles Keating ... Himself (archive footage)

Shirley MacLaine ... Herself (archive footage)
Mother Teresa ... Herself (archive footage)
Michael Parenti ... Himself
Tom Pyszczynski ... Himself

Steven Seagal ... Himself (archive footage)
G.B. Singh ... Himself (as Col. G. B. Singh)

Sharon Stone ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 3, Episode 6: College

30 May 2005
Penn and Teller examine how political correctness and left-wing politics have infiltrated American colleges.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Tony Carnevale ... Himself

Noam Chomsky ... Himself
Michael Davis ... Himself
Rachel Christine Everett ... Student #1
Daniel Flynn ... Himself (as Dan Flynn)
Erica Halverson ... Herself
John Katzman ... Himself
Dustin Knouse ... College Student
Alan Kors ... Himself

Ernell Manabat ... Asian Checker Player
Megan ... Herself
Edwin Nichols ... Himself (as Dr. Edwin Nichols)
Aaron Yampolski ... Student Protester

Season 3, Episode 7: Big Brother

13 June 2005
Penn and Teller look at how the Patriot Act was rushed into law following 9/11 and what power this gave to the government. It also looks at how we are increasingly being monitored in our day to day life.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Mark Ciglar
Michael Goudeau
Taimie Hannum ... Herself

Wayne Mitchell ... Randy
Carolyn Sperry
Bob Barr ... Himself

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank Gaffney ... Himself
Richard Haberkern ... Himself
Orin Kerr ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 8: Hair

13 June 2005
Penn and Teller look at the business of hair, and the lengths that some people will go to keep it, and to lose it.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

David Bickford ... Harold 'Hitler' Merkin

Julie Wittner ... Harriet Yeti
Adam ... Himself
Phyllis Bond ... Make-up and Hair Artist
Mike Davis ... Himself
José Eber ... Himself
Dan Fasano ... Himself

Arlo Guthrie ... Himself
Saul Judah ... Himself - Pitchman
Matt Leavitt ... Himself (as Dr. Matt Leavitt)
Erinn Milner ... Herself (as Erin)

Michael Q. Schmidt ... Himself (as Michael)
Johnny Thompson ... Himself
Cindy Esser Thorin ... Herself
Steve Zdatny ... Himself

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Vera Miranda ... Model (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 9: Gun Control

27 June 2005
Penn and Teller argue against gun control in the USA.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Dean Malissa ... Gen. George Washington
Sandy Abrams ... Himself
Mike Beard ... Himself
John Doe ... Himself
Alan Gottlieb ... Himself
Suzanna Hupp ... Herself
Jim Kessler ... Himself
John Lott Jr. ... Himself (as John Lott)

Jackie Mason ... Himself
Mabel Murray ... Herself
Roger Rosenblatt ... Himself

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 10: Ghost Busters

11 July 2005
Penn and Teller meet the ghost hunters.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Jackamoe Buzzell
Lisa Farwell ... Herself - Ghost Hunter
Deborah Harrigan ... Herself
Joe Holbert ... Himself
Mitch ... Himself
Steven Novella ... Himself (as Dr. Stephen Novella)
Nick Redfern ... Himself - Ghost Hunter
Clayton Stapleton ... Himself - Ghost Hunter
Frank Wilczek ... Himself (as Dr. Frank Wilczek)

Season 3, Episode 11: Endangered Species

18 July 2005
Penn and Teller ask if the Endangered Species Act is about saving rare animals, or just another Government grab for power.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Susan Bergunzoni ... Herself
Lynde Mongiovi ... Herself
Richard Pombo ... Himself
R.J. Smith ... Himself
Bill Snape ... Himself - Chairman, Endangered Species Coalition
Wilta Sofrench ... Herself

Paul Watson ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 12: Signs from Heaven

25 July 2005
Penn and Teller investigate religious icons such as the Turin shroud, a toasted cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary, and a door with the eyes of Jesus.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
James Alcock ... Himself
Diana Duyser ... Herself (as Diane Duyser)
Antonio Muñoz ... Himself
Matilde Muñoz ... Herself
Joe Nickell ... Himself

James Randi ... Himself
Audrey Santo ... Herself (also archive footage)
Frederick Zugibe ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 13: The Best

1 August 2005
Penn and Teller take a look at our obsession with having the best of everything.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Shaela Arondelle
Michael Goudeau

Robin Leach ... Himself
Frank Maciel
Beth Ann Styne (as Beth Styne)
Patti Duce ... Herself
Matt Miller ... Himself
Virginia Postrel ... Herself
Tim Rogan ... Himself
Nathan Santucci ... Himself
Barry Schwartz ... Himself (as Professor Barry Schwartz)
Tim Sabourn ... Waiter (also archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: The Boy Scouts

3 April 2006
Penn and Teller look at how in the early 80's the religious right and specifically the Mormon Church took over the boy scouts of America and how they now discriminate against homosexuals and atheists.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Akeenz ... Himself - Straight Guy
Fred Berlin ... Himself - Professor, John Hopkins Medicine
Steven Cozza ... Himself - Eagle Scout, Activist
Tim Curran ... Himself - Boy Scout, Activist
James Dale ... Himself (archive footage)
Irwin ... Himself - Straight Guy
Jim ... Himself - Gay Guy
Joey ... Himself - Straight Guy
Joey ... Himself - Gay Guy
Howard Menzer ... Himself - Eagle Scout, Activist
Saul ... Himself - Gay Guy
Larry A. Taylor ... Himself - Author, 'How Your Tax Dollars Support the Boy Scouts of America' (as Larry Taylor)
Hans Zeiger ... Himself - Author, 'Get Off My Honor!'

Season 4, Episode 2: Prostitution

10 April 2006
Penn and Teller argue that prostitution should be legalized.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Venita Carter ... Herself - Founder and Executive Director, Breaking Free
Robyn Few ... Herself - Director, Sex Workers Outreach Project USA
Sid Ford ... Herself - Executive Director, You are Never Alone
Bum Hess ... Himself - Nevada Commissioner
Avaren Ipsen ... Herself - Biblical Scholar
Carol Leigh ... Herself - Activist (as Scarlot Harlot)
Edward Tabash ... Himself - Lawyer

Season 4, Episode 3: The Death Penalty

17 April 2006
Penn and Teller argue against the death penalty.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Steven Banks ... Billy the Mime (as Billy the Mime)
Alan Gell ... Himself - Former Death Row Inmate
Rick Halperin ... Himself - Professor, Southern Methodist University
Ronald Hampton ... Himself - Executive Director of the National Black Police Association
Ágnes Heller ... Herself - Professor, New School for Social Research
Marc Klaas ... Himself - KlaasKids Foundation
Joshua Marquis ... Himself - District Attorney, Astoria Oregon (as Josh Marquis)

Sean Penn ... Himself - Actor
Cathy Schultz ... Herself - Owner, Museum of Death
Dudley Sharp ... Himself - Death Penalty Advocate

Season 4, Episode 4: Cryptozoology

20 April 2006
Penn and Teller go in search of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Tim Schuck

Christian Levatino ... Steve
Norman Gibbs
John Stuart

Sierra Fisk ... Anthropologist
CJ ... Asshole #1 (voice)
Jonathan Downes ... Himself - Cryptozoologist
Richard Ellis ... Himself - Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History
Richard Freeman ... Himself - Cryptozoologist
Gail Kennedy ... Anthopologist, UCLA
Scott McNaught ... Himself - Biologist, Central Michigan University
Scott Norman ... Himself - Cryptozoologist

Gene Hatcher ... Naked Man (uncredited)
Jerome Vital ... Naked Man (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 5: Ground Zero

1 May 2006
Penn and Teller look at the politics that are preventing rebuilding at Ground Zero.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Gilbert Gottfried ... Himself
Justin Berzon ... Himself - Journalist
Michael Burke ... Himself - Brother of William Burke
Pat DiTillio ... Himself - Owner, Majestic Pizza
Anthony Gardner ... Himself - Excecutive Director, World Trade Center United Family Group
David Dyssegaard Kallick ... Himself - Senior Fellow, Fiscal Policy Institute
James Kallstrom ... Himself - Former FBI Assistant Director (archive footage)
Robert Kolker ... Himself - Writer, New York Magazine
George Pataki ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Sorkin ... Himself - Principle, Sorkin Studio
David Stanke ... Himself - LMDC Artifact Committee
John C. Whitehead ... Himself - LMDC (archive footage)

Season 4, Episode 6: Pet Love

8 May 2006
Penn and Teller look at the lengths that people will go to for their pets.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Alan Beck ... Himself - Professor of Animal Ecology, Purdue University
Bonita Berger ... Herself - Cat Lover
Treasure Collupy ... Himself - Glass Blower
Larry Glickman ... Himself - Professor of Epidemiology, Purdue University
Gregg Miller ... Himself - President, Neuticles for Pets
Lee Watson ... Himself - Lee Watson's Reptile Swap
Winston ... Himself - Dog with Neuticles

Season 4, Episode 7: Reparations

15 May 2006
Penn and Teller ask if it is right that black Americans should be compensated for slavery, if native Americans should be allowed to run casinos on their land.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
James David Audlin ... Himself - Opponent of Indian Casinos
H.K. Edgerton ... Himself - Southern Heritage Activist
Kevin Gover ... Himself - Professor of American Indian Studies
Marjorie Matsushita-Sperling ... Herself - Japanese-American Internee
Roger McGrath ... Himself - Historian
John McWhorter ... Himself - Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
John Tateishi ... Himself - Executive Director, Japanese American Citizens League
Conrad Worrill ... Himself - National Chairman, National Black United Front (as Dr. Conrad Worrill)

Season 4, Episode 8: Manners

22 May 2006
Penn and Teller argue that American manners are not getting worse.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
John Mayer ... Himself - Rudeness Expert
Steven Mintz ... Himself - Expert on Manners
Sheila Murphy Nelson ... Herself - Victorian Era Reenactor

Walter Nelson ... Himself - Expert on Victorian Manners
Ellen Simonetti ... Herself - Fired Flight Attendent
Gloria Starr ... Herself - Etiquette Consultant

Season 4, Episode 9: Numbers

29 May 2006
Penn and Teller look at how numbers can be made to mean just about anything.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Joel Best ... Himself - Professor of Sociology, University of Delaware

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Close ... Himself - Professional Magician
Frank Luntz ... Himself - Pollster
Robert McIntyre ... Himself - Citizens for Tax Justice
Mike Orkin ... Himself - Statistics Professor, California State University, Hayward
Lisa Ann Schreier ... Herself - Timeshare Expert
Stephen Slivinski ... Himself - Director of Budget Studies, CATO Institute

Season 4, Episode 10: Abstinence

5 June 2006
Penn and Teller look at how the religious right have persuaded the government to pay for abstinence programs in schools that do not work.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Cheryl Biddle ... Herself - Abstinence Advocate
Rita Brock ... Herself - Theology Professor
Betty Dodson ... Herself - Sexologist
Joycelyn Elders ... Herself - Former U.S. Surgeon General, Retired
Robert Lawrence ... Himself - Center for Sex and Culture
Joe McIlhaney ... Himself - Founder of the Medical Institution of Sexual Health
DeMarcus Reed ... Himself - Virgin
Jen Sackett ... Herself - Abstinence Advocate
Steve Trombley ... Himself - Director, Chicago Planned Parenthood

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Obesity

22 March 2007
Penn and Teller argue that the so called obesity epidemic is being overstated to advantage drug companies.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Paul Campos ... Himself - Professor of Law, University of Colorado
Glenn A. Gaesser ... Himself - Professor of Exercise Physiology, University of Virginia
Eric Oliver ... Himself - Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
Barry Popkin ... Himself - Professor of Nutrition, UNC
Mike Tully ... Himself - Pole Vaulter
Melissa Wilburn ... Herself

Season 5, Episode 2: Wal-Mart

29 March 2007
Penn and Teller examine if Walmart is as bad as it is made out to be.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Al DeMaria ... Himself - Labor Lawyer

Robert Greenwald ... Himself - Filmmaker
Steve Malanga ... Himself - Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Emma Mitts ... Herself - 37th Ward Alderman, Chicago
Joe Moore ... Himself - 49th Ward Alderman, Chicago
Al Norman ... Himself - Sprawl Busters
Tarraccas Obremski ... Himself - Wal-Mart Critic
Benjamin Powell ... Himself - Assistant Professor of Economics, San Jose State University
Chanelle St. Pierre ... Herself - Wal-Mart Critic (as Chanelle Stpierre)
John Tierney ... Himself - Columnist, New York Times

Season 5, Episode 3: Breast Hysteria

5 April 2007
Penn and Teller examine their favorite subject, breasts. They talk to people for and against breast feeding and exposing breasts in public, and ask if the pink ribbon campaign is a good thing.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Howard Bellin ... Himself - Plastic Surgeon
Elizabeth Book ... Herself - Topfree Equal Rights Association
Barbara Brenner ... Herself - Executive Director, Breast Cancer Action

Gene Hatcher ... Abs in window
Erica Jong ... Herself - Novelist
Chelsi Meyerson ... Herself - Mother
Derek Nelson ... Cop
Sophia Rossi ... Herself - Adult Film Actress
Jonna Spilbor ... Herself - Lawyer
Eugene Volokh ... Himself - Professor of Law, UCLA
Marilyn Yalom ... Herself - Author, A History of the Breast

Season 5, Episode 4: Detoxing

12 April 2007
Penn and Teller expose the lie behind the practice of flushing the colon. They also take a look at liquid diets that can supposedly clean the toxins from your body.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Millan Chessman ... Herself - Colon Hydro Therapist
Chris ... Himself - Colonic Patient
Roger Clemens ... Himself - USC School of Pharmacy
L. Stephen Coles ... Himself - Gerontologist, UCLA School of Medicine (as Stephen Coles)
Scott L. Gardner ... Himself - Professor of Biology, University of Nebraska (as Scott Gardner)
Cindy Iverson ... Herself - Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
Charlie Rebich ... Himself - Neera Super Cleanse
Emily Zolten ... Herself - Penn Jillette's wife
Moxie Jillette ... Herself - Penn Jillette's Daughter (uncredited)
Zolten Jillette ... Himself - Penn Jillette's Son (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 5: Exorcism

19 April 2007
Penn and Teller battle the forces of evil when they witness three modern-day exorcists performing their demonic casting-out duties, then pay a visit to the "Black Pope," the leader of the Church of Satan.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Otto Petersen ... Himself / George
Paul Kurtz ... Himself - Center for Inquiry
John Livingston ... Himself - Exorcist
Elizabeth F. Loftus ... Herself - Professor of Psychology, University of California Irvine (as Dr. Elizabeth Loftus)
Erica Shepherd ... Herself - Lady Exorcist
Phillip Stevens ... Himself - Professor of Anthropology, University of Buffalo (as Dr. Phil Stevens)
Chris Ward ... Himself - Pastor, Logos Christian Fellowship

Season 5, Episode 6: Immigration

26 April 2007
Penn and Teller argue that immigration, illegal or not, is good for the USA. They visit the volunteers who patrol the US, Mexican border, and hire some illegals to build a border wall.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Nick Gillespie ... Himself - Reason Magazine
Mark Krikorian ... Himself - Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
Chris Simcox ... Himself - Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

Season 5, Episode 7: Handicap Parking

3 May 2007
Penn and Teller argue that the Americans with Disabilities Act goes too far, and that the government, should not tell business how it should treat people.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Lawrence Carter-Long ... Himself - Disabilities Network of New York City
Maryann Cottrell ... Herself - Handicapped Parking Enforcer
Edward L. Hudgins ... Himself - Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute and Executive Director of the Objectivist Cente (as Dr. Edward Hudgins)
Rudy Matchinga ... Man in Iron Lung
Greg Perry ... Himself - Author, Disabling America: The Unintended Consequences of the Government's Protection of the Handicapped
David Warren Peters ... Himself - Lawyers Against Lawsuit Abuse
Nancy Pisano ... Herself - Owner of Hog Heaven
Fred Shotz ... Himself - Disability Activist

Season 5, Episode 8: Mount Rushmore

10 May 2007
Penn and Teller look at what it means to be patriotic. They look at Mount Rushmore which was built by a racist against the wishes of the native-Indian tribe.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Gerard Baker ... Himself - Superintendent of Mt. Rushmore
CJ ... Doane Robinson (voice)
Victor Davis Hanson ... Himself - Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jacob G. Hornberger ... Himself - President, Future of Freedom Foundation (as Jacob Hornberger)
Jesse Larner ... Himself - Author, Mount Rushmore: An Icon Reconsidered
Lars Larson ... Himself - Radio Talk Show Host
Bill Means ... Himself - American Indian Movement
Michael Parenti ... Himself - Political Scientist

Season 5, Episode 9: Nukes, Hybrids and Lesbians

17 May 2007
Penn and Teller look at how nuclear power has been demonized when it is actually the best way to prevent climate change. They also review the performance of hybrid cars by sending two lesbians out on a date in one.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Alicia ... Herself - Lesbian
Bradley Berman ... Himself - Editor, hybridcars.com
Myron Ebell ... Himself - Competitive Enterprise Institute
Kevin Kamps ... Himself - Nuclear Waste Specialist
Megan ... Herself - Lesbian
Michael Voegele ... Himself - Senior Scientist, Yucca Mountain Project

Season 5, Episode 10: Anger Management

24 May 2007
Penn & Teller look into Anger Management classes and venting.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Brad Bushman ... Himself - Research Professor, University of Michigan
Darald Hanusa ... Himself - Psychotherapist
Pam Hollenhorst ... Herself - University of Wisconsin Institute for Legal Studies
Leonard Ingram ... Himself - Anger Management Specialist (as Dr. Leonard Ingram)
Howard Richman ... Himself - Pianist

Paul S. Shapiro ... Himself - Audio Mixer (as Paul Shapiro)

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: War on Porn

19 June 2008
Penn and Teller challenge the claims of feminists and Christians that porn is bad for you.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Renae Cruz ... Herself - Porn Star
Gail Dines ... Herself - Professor of Sociology, Wheelock College
Craig Gross ... Himself - Porn Pastor
Marty Klein ... Himself - Sex Therapist (as Dr. Marty Klein)
Dan Lincoln ... Himself - Family Affected by Porn
Sue Lincoln ... Herself - Family Affected by Porn
Daniel Linz ... Himself - Department of Communication and Law, UCSB
Brandi Love ... Herself - BrandiLove.com
Chris Potoski ... Himself - BrandiLove.com (also archive footage)
Diana E.H. Russell ... Herself - Feminist & Sociologist
Emily Zolten ... Herself - Penn's Wife

Season 6, Episode 2: New Age Medicine

27 June 2008
Penn and Teller cast a critical eye over new age medicines such as Acutonics.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Michael Goudeau ... Doctor
Stephen Barrett ... Himself - Quackwatch.org
Chantal Benedict ... Herself - Spiritual Healer
Ahna Bridenbaugh ... Herself - Acupuncturist

Junie Hoang ... Herself
Dolores Krieger ... Herself - Therapeutic Touch Inventor (archive footage)
Katie Mink ... Herself - Acupuncturist
Emily Rosa ... Herself - Therapeutic Touch Investigator (also archive footage)

Season 6, Episode 3: NASA

3 July 2008
Penn and Teller argue that the private sector should finance NASA instead of our taxes.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Dan Barry ... Himself - Former Astronaut (also archive footage)
Michael Belfiore ... Himself - Author, Rocketeers

Richard Branson ... Himself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Jon Clark ... Himself - Former NASA Flight Surgeon
Gregory Jarvis ... Himself - Died in Challenger disaster (archive footage)
Adam Keiper ... Himself - Editor, The New Atlantis
Christa McAuliffe ... Herself - Died in Challenger disaster (archive footage)
Ron McNair ... Himself - Died in Challenger disaster (archive footage)
James E. Oberg ... Himself - Journalist (as Jim Oberg)
Ellison Onizuka ... Himself - Died in Challenger disaster (archive footage)
Robert Park ... Himself - Professor of Physics, University of Maryland
Judith A. Resnik ... Herself - Died in Challenger disaster (archive footage)
Francis Scobee ... Himself - Died in Challenger disaster (archive footage)
Michael J. Smith ... Himself - Died in Challenger disaster (archive footage)
Anna Sogol ... Herself
Joel Sogol ... Himself
Sam Sogol ... Himself
Al Whitaker ... Himself - U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Season 6, Episode 4: Dolphins

10 July 2008
Penn and Teller look at dolphins and conclude they are just dumb fish that new age hippies believe have special powers.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Margaret C. Howe ... Herself - Dolphin Researcher (voice) (archive footage)
Maria Kretzmann ... Herself - Professor of Biology
Joel Kruger ... Himself
John C. Lilly ... Himself - Dolphin Researcher (archive footage)
Star Newland ... Herself - Sirius Institute
Parissa ... Hawaiian Handmaid
Jan Rasperson ... Herself
David Rosenthal ... Himself - Dolphin Heart World
Linda Shay ... Herself - Dolphin Heart World
Scott Taylor ... Himself - Cetacean Studies Institute

Season 6, Episode 5: Sleep, Inc

17 July 2008
Penn and Teller look at the pseudoscience that has built up around peoples need to get a good nights sleep.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Arshad Chowdhury ... Himself - CEO, MetroNaps
Pat Germano ... Himself - Insomniac
Daniel Kripke ... Himself - Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD
Seth Stevenson ... Himself - Contributing Writer, Slate Magazine
Jon Studner ... Himself - Mattress Salesman
Jeffrey Thompson ... Himself - Center for Neuroacoustic Research

Season 6, Episode 6: Being Green

24 July 2008
Penn and Teller look at the climate change debate and question Al Gore's motives.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Jaime Andrews ... Field Interviewer
John Charles ... Himself - Cascade Policy Institute
John Coleman ... Himself - Former Weatherman
Sid Embree ... Herself - AtmosClear Climate Club
David Gershon ... Himself - Author, 'Low Carbon Diet'

Al Gore ... Himself (archive footage)
Drew Johnson ... Himself - Tennessee Center for Policy Research
Melissa Pickett ... Herself - Therapist

Season 6, Episode 7: Sensitivity Training

31 July 2008
Penn and Teller argue that sensitivity training is a form of brainwashing, and that companies that use to do so only to protect themselves from legal action.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
David Guzman ... Himself - Little Person
Bobby Slayton ... Himself - Comedian

Gabrielle Dennis ... Mock Trainer's Assistant

Julie Wittner ... Mock Trainer
Mercedes Alfaro ... Herself - Diversity Sensitivity Trainer
David E. Bernstein ... Himself - Professor of Law, George Mason University
Roland Birrer ... Himself - Mock Trainee
Beverly Eakman ... Herself - Author & Lecturer

Philip Hersh ... Himself - Mock Trainee
John Rocker ... Himself - Former Major League Baseball Player

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Don Imus ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 8: Stranger Danger

7 August 2008
Penn and Teller argue that parents are now too protective of their kids.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

John Paul Lubran ... Himself - Lab Rat

Ann Marie Frohoff ... Herself - Mother (as Ann Frohoff)
Jared Maloff ... Himself - Clinical Psychologist
John Rodarte ... Himself - Pediatrician
Erin Runnion ... Herself - Mother of Abducted Child
Izzy Skenazy ... Himself - Child
Lenore Skenazy ... Herself - Columnist, New York Sun
L.J. Williamson ... Herself - Writer, Mother

Season 6, Episode 9: World Peace

15 August 2008
Penn and Teller argue that free trade is the only way to guarantee world peace.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Nicole Zivkovic ... Little Girl Interviewer Outside the U.N.

Erin Dilly ... Mother of Little Girl Interviewer Outside the U.N.
Carlos Alvarez ... Himself - A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

Mike Farrell ... Himself - Actor
Daniel Griswold ... Himself - Cato Institute

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)
Matthew Lee ... Himself - Inner City Press
Melanie Morgan ... Herself - Chairwoman, Move America Forward
Gael Murphy ... Herself - Code Pink
Cindy Sheehan ... Herself - Activist

Martin Sheen ... Himself - Actor
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mark Ruffalo ... Father (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 10: The Good Ol' Days

22 August 2008
Penn and Teller look at our obsession with the past, and argue that things maybe were not as great as we remember.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Jim Benson ... Himself - Fan of Leave It to Beaver
Michael Ian Borer ... Himself - Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada
James Given ... Himself - Professor of History, UCI
Jeremy Gloff ... Himself - Fan of the 80s

Ken Osmond ... Eddie Haskell / Himself - Actor (also archive footage)

John Paizis ... Himself - Fan of Leave It to Beaver
Tim Schmidt ... Himself - Fan of Leave It to Beaver
Steve Spears ... Himself - Stuck in the 80s

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Orgasms

25 June 2009
Penn and teller investigate the people who claim to be able to give you a better orgasm.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Roger Anton Diaz ... Himself (as Anton Diaz)
Destin Gerek ... Himself - Erotic Rock Star
Kenneth A. Jones ... Himself (as Ken Jones M.D.)
Stuart Meloy ... Himself
Marshall Miller ... Himself
Erinn Milner ... Herself
Dorian Solat ... Herself
Leif Thor ... Himself - Sex Coach

Season 7, Episode 2: Astrology

2 July 2009
After six seasons of Bullshit!, Penn and Teller finally get around to trashing astrology.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Tamara Cox ... Herself - Interested in Astrology
Holly ... Herself
Marci ... Herself
Ron Mossler ... Himself - College Professor

Phil Plait ... Himself - Astrologer
Robin ... Herself - Woman Whose Daughter Has Lupus
Sheldon Rosner ... Himself - Astrologer
Charles Vickers ... Himself - Astrologer

Season 7, Episode 3: Video Games

9 July 2009
Penn and Teller argue that the moral panic against violent video games is unwarranted.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Jeff Barnett ... Himself

Hillary Clinton ... Herself (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Chris Cooney ... Himself
Jane M. Healy ... Herself (as Dr. Jane Healy)
Lawrence Kutner ... Himself
Harrison Nix ... Himself - 9-year-old
Missy Nix ... Herself - Harrison's Mom
Cheryl Olson ... Herself
Jack Thompson ... Himself
Lawrence G. Walters ... Himself - Constitutional Attorney (as Lawrence Walters)

Season 7, Episode 4: The Apocalypse

16 July 2009
The Mayan calendar ends 22 December 2012. Will the world end as well - and how?

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Gary Coleman ... Himself
Mari Cova ... Herself - Mayan Princess
Patrick Geryl ... Himself - Belgian Professor Who Believes the World Will End in 2012
Shannon McCabe ... Herself
Mark Morris ... Himself - Professor of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
Ian O'Neill ... Himself - Solar Physicist (as Dr. Ian O'Neal)
Jaysen Rand ... Himself - Author, The Return of Planet-X
Paul Dale Roberts ... Himself
Randy Runkle ... Himself - Showtime Executive
Mark Van Stone ... Himself (as Professor Mark Van Stone)

Season 7, Episode 5: Lie Detectors

23 July 2009
Why the polygraph sometimes gives false positives? More importantly - how do you learn to cheat the machine?

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Gabrielle Dennis ... Herself - Lie Detector Test Subject
Billy Joe Brewer III ... Himself
Larry DiPaola ... Himself
George Maschke ... Himself - Translator
Mike ... Himself
Doug Williams ... Himself - Certified Police Polygraph Examiner
Al Zelicoff ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 6: Organic Foods

30 July 2009
Is organic food better for you? Does it contain more nutrients? Does it taste better? Is it worth the price? What does it mean to use only organic pesticides on the crop? What is it like to eat only organic food?

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Jaime Andrews ... Field Interviewer
Alex Avery ... Himself - Food Policy Activist, Hudson Institute
Ronald Bailey ... Himself - Science Correspondent, Reason Magazine
Jeff Cox ... Himself
Aaron Embry ... Himself
Nikki Embry ... Herself
Ryan Zinn ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 7: Taxes

5 August 2009
Why taxes are so complex? How did it start? How does the government justify taxes? Who makes the decisions? Which are better, liberals or conservatists? What are flat tax, progressive tax and consumption tax? Will it all improve?

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Dick Armey ... Himself
Stephen Daige ... Himself - Former IRS Executive
Kevin Hassett ... Himself
Derek Hunter ... Himself
David Cay Johnston ... Himself - Author, Free Lunch
Vera Miranda ... Herself
Jim Moran ... Himself
Grover Norquist ... Himself
Ron Paul ... Himself

Nancy Pelosi ... Herself

Charles Rangel ... Himself
Roy Sekoff ... Himself - Huffington Post
Henry Waxman ... Himself
Perry Friedman ... Richard Königsberg (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 8: Lawns

14 August 2009
Lawns are unnatural, man-made. Why do so many American houses have lawns? How much money is there in lawn business? What is the worst that can happen if your lawn is not up to your neighborhood's regulations? What about fake lawns?

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
David Krug ... Himself (as Dave Krug)
Andy Law ... Himself
Joseph Prudente ... Himself - Jailed for Having a Brown Lawn (as Joe Prudente)
Pat Prudente ... Herself - Joe Prudente's Wife
Paul Robbins ... Himself - Professor of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona (as Dr. Paul Robbins)
Ted Steinberg ... Himself - Author, American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn
Mike Walls ... Himself (also archive footage)
John Weston ... Himself - General Manager, Toupee Lawns & Putting Greens

Season 7, Episode 9: Stress

20 August 2009
When was stress was "discovered"? What is it? Why do doctors disagree about it? What then is "adrenal fatigue"? What good is aromatherapy? Who *actually* benefits from it? What will John McEnroe say?

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Alexandra ... Herself - Leia's Maid
Glenn Braunstein ... Himself - Chairman of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (as Dr. Glenn Braunstein)
Ronald Glaser ... Himself (as Dr. Ron Glaser)
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser ... Herself (as Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser)
Len Lopez ... Himself (as Dr. Len Lopez)

John McEnroe ... Himself (also archive footage)
Carolyn Reeves ... Herself - Teacher's Assistant
Paul J. Rosch ... Himself - President, American Institute of Stress (as Dr. Paul Rosch)
Scott Sheperd ... Himself (as Dr. Scott Sheperd)
Leia Sidwa ... Herself
Alfred Smith ... Himself - Professional Fundraiser
Marla Wilson ... Herself - Aromatherapist
Linda Youngblood ... Herself - Director, The Spa at Willow Bend

Season 7, Episode 10: The Vatican

28 August 2009
Penn and Teller reveal what an evil organization the Vatican really is.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Pope Benedict XVI ... Himself (archive footage)
Joelle Casteix ... Herself - Regional Director, SNAP

Sabina Guzzanti ... Herself
Robert Blair Kaiser ... Himself - Member of the Vatican Press Corps
John O'Brien ... Himself - President, Catholics for Choice
Jeff Stone ... Himself - Gay Catholic Group, DignityUSA
Patrick Wall ... Himself - Senior Consultant, Law Firm of Manly & Stewart (as Patrick J. Wall)
Keith Wood ... Himself - Executive Director, National Secular Society of London
Kyle B. Cunningham ... Man in Bed (uncredited)

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Cheerleaders

10 June 2010
A look into why feminists and the company Varsity, do not want cheer-leading to be classed as a sport. This is despite it being more dangerous than ice hockey.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Kimberly Archie ... Herself - Founder, National Cheer Safety Foundation
Daryl Jackson ... Himself
Jenna Jackson ... Herself - Former Varsity Cheer Captain
Laura Jackson ... Herself

Melody Jackson ... Herself
Neal McCluskey ... Himself
Rusty McKinley ... Himself - Memphis State University
Frederick Mueller ... Himself (as Dr. Fred Mueller)
Bernice Sandler ... Herself - Title 9 (as Dr. Bernice Sandler)
Deanna Thuna ... Herself - Cheer Parent
Jade Thuna ... Herself
Marcus Thuna ... Himself - Cheer Parent
Sydney Thuna ... Herself
Samantha Thune ... Herself
Vera Miranda ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Season 8, Episode 2: Fast Food

17 June 2010
Penn and Teller question why food Nazis wish to control everything we eat.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host
Meme Roth ... Herself

Kevin Flaherty ... Carl's Jr Employee

Sean Patrick Flaherty ... Carls' Jr. Employee
Ek Harris ... Himself - Carl's Jr. Employee (as Keith Harris)
Benedict Judah Kramer ... Himself

Season 8, Episode 3: Martial Arts

24 June 2010
Penn and Teller argue that martial arts do not provide real self defense.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Season 8, Episode 4: Teen Sex

1 July 2010
Penn and Teller argue that teenagers have always had sex, and we should not be worried.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Manuel Domenech ... Romeo

Sean Patrick Flaherty ... Juliet
Ek Harris ... Himself - Teen (as Keith Harris)

Season 8, Episode 5: Easy Money

8 July 2010
Penn and Teller show how network marketing schemes are nothing more than pyramid selling, where the only ones making money are the companies.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Season 8, Episode 6: Area 51

15 July 2010
Penn and Teller argue that UFO believers are wrong about Area 51, and that it is nothing more than a military base.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Season 8, Episode 7: Criminal Justice

22 July 2010
Penn and Teller show that the criminal justice system is broken, and that forensic science is far from perfect.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Season 8, Episode 8: Old People

29 July 2010
Penn and Teller show how American society disrespects old people.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

Alex Blagg ... Himself

Stephanie Czajkowski ... Trainer
Maddox ... Himself

Robert Wu ... Japanese Penn (voice)

Season 8, Episode 9: Self-Esteem

5 August 2010
Penn and Teller show that high self esteem can lead to the development of a narcissistic personality.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Mighty Mike Murga ... Mini Teller

Teller ... Himself - Host
Nathaniel Branden ... Himself
W. Keith Campbell ... Himself
Barbara Ehrenreich ... Herself
Bunny Vreeland ... Herself

Season 8, Episode 10: Vaccinations

12 August 2010
Penn and Teller show that vaccinations are safe, and that their link to autism is false.

Penn Jillette ... Himself - Host

Teller ... Himself - Host

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