More on Penn and Teller’s Bullshit!

There’s a press release over at Yahoo Finance about P&T’s new show: SHOWTIME and Penn & Teller Expose Frauds and Fakes In Controversial New Series.

‘Whatever you believe in; whatever you hold dear, whatever gives you the strength to get through the day – Penn & Teller will destroy it in front of your eyes!

Each of the 13 half-hour episodes will include interviews and undercover segments intertwined with elements of Penn & Teller’s non-traditional comedy routine. Penn & Teller will prove that many of the institutions society holds dear are scams designed to profit from the desperate and trusting. Penn & Teller will tackle subjects such as popular television psychics, second-hand smoke, big-money health scams, alien abductions, ghost stories, fake miracle-workers and fad religions. Just as you begin to laugh at what other people are willing to fork over hard earned money for, Penn & Teller will show you that you are just as gullible—so don’t blame the victim, blame the con artist!

I am definitely going to have to find someone to tape this series for me, or hope it comes out on DVD. It probably won’t do well because people generally don’t want to give up their deeply held beliefs no matter how insane or stupid those beliefs happen to be. Still, we can only hope that some folks will watch it and start engaging in more critical thinking before buying into the latest pseudo-science fad to come down the pike.

8 thoughts on “More on Penn and Teller’s Bullshit!

  1. Yeah, I hope it comes on DVD too – would be worth watching!  Lets hope it does well – I mean, if Gay Soap Operas can do well on Showtime, you’d think P&T’s show should do awesome!

  2. I don’t know how often people have written to this subject line, but I watched every single episode during every single showing and I loved the series.  The DVD is coming out spring 2004 around the time the second season will air.

  3. Was about time someone said the things exactly the way they are,in my humble opinion this show BULLSHIT! is brilliant, hilariously truth, penn and teller exposing that almost everything is about making money, business based on most common human fears. i liked particulary the one about greenpeace, they don’t even know who are they fighting, this people say things without scientific base, all bullshit ! what the world really needs is that: technology to develop better food to feed.
    best regards Tony

  4. penn and teller, 2 guys who have built a career on bullshitting people, now have a show about proving other people’s bullshit wrong???!!???
    does anyone else see the irony in this????? the two of them can go fuck each other…..they are glorified con artists….and that’s it. like i’m gonna listen to thoughts on the conspiracy of 9/11 struck down by someone who before this wanted me to beleive that they could catch a bullet with their teeth……….eat a dick!

  5. penn and teller, 2 guys who have built a career on bullshitting people, now have a show about proving other people’s bullshit wrong???!!???
    does anyone else see the irony in this?????

    No, because nobody else is the idiot that you clearly are.  If you’ve ever actually SEEN one of their shows, they spend the whole time telling you that they are performing TRICKS, not MAGIC, and they even show you how they do some of them.

    BTW, the “bullet catch” has actually killed people in the past.  It’s not quite as illusory as you may think.

    eat a dick!

    Why thank you, I think I will.  Mmmmm. 

    Now, go finish the job that nature started on you, and remove the last tenth of your brain.

  6. eat a dick!

    Why thank you, I think I will.  Mmmmm. 

    Time of posting-7:26 A.M.  I’m envious of how the recepient of this was able to start their day with a smile.

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