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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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John Moffitt
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Penn Jillette ... Himself
Teller ... Himself
Victoria Jackson ... Herself
Jane Curtin ... Herself
Carol Perkins Carol Perkins ... Female fire-eater
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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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magic | trick | scam | sequel | See All (4) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Penn & Teller: Don't Try This at Home See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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[After cutting a ribbon and making it whole]
Jane Curtin: Penn & Teller hated that trick. They said what the hell does Grandma Curtin know about magic. If I was on their show they told me I'd have to do a Penn & Teller trick. So they came up with "The Infected Ear." It wasn't my fault. It was designed by Penn & Teller and I'm not even responsible for the words I'll be saying while I'm doing it. From here on in, I'm just an actor reading my lines off cue cards like Homer Simpson. It's just a gig.
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