The magicians Penn and Teller follow the tradition of Harry Houdini and set out to debunk supernatural fraud in the first episode of a series designed to expose B.S. artists of all kinds. First they explain their overuse of profanity. The terms "liar," "quack" and "scam artist" will expose them to the more litigious of their subjects; but various obscene terms are legally acceptable. Choosing obscene terms over more precise ones will help keep them out of court. Later, they profile the celebrity psychics, John Edward and James Van Praagh, who claim to speak with their clients' dead loved ones. They set out to debunk Rosemary Altea, who professes the same ability. Mark Edward is a psychic as well, but his motivation for appearing on this show proves a surprise. Written by
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[First lines, Penn Jillette sitting by a gravestone marked "Harry Houdini, 1874 - 1926"
Harry, can you believe it? The same bullshit you so thoroughly debunked almost a century ago is continuing - and even enjoying a resurgence. See? Anyone can talk to the dead. Getting an answer... that's the hard part.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! Theme Song
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