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Penn & Teller: Bullshit! 

The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.
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Penn Jillette ...  Himself - Host 89 episodes, 2003-2010
Teller ...  Himself - Host 89 episodes, 2003-2010
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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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English

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24 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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Penn & Teller: BS! See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Trivia

Neither Penn Jillette nor (obviously) Teller swear once during the "Profanity" episode. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line from "Bible: Fact or Fiction" episode]
Penn Jillette: Elvis didn't do no drugs!
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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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Referenced in Californication: The Recused (2011) See more »

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Best. TV Show. Ever.
3 April 2004 | by warlokcSee all my reviews

Wow. This should be mandatory viewing for the entire human race. Con men of all stripes hate this show, and with good reason. If enough people see it, they'll be out of business. To re-cap the first season: Bottled water is the same as tap water. Your penis can't be enlarged. "Intelligent Design" isn't. ESP -an old con debunked 10,000 times over. When will people learn. As for "talking to the dead" -these people deserve prison.

And already in the 2nd season we've seen that PETA is a terrorist organization.

Of course, I already knew a lot of this stuff, but Penn and Teller do a fine job of presenting the truth with humor.


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