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
They can smell it from miles away!
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Did You Know?
The title of the show and the constant use of profanity is, according to Penn Jillette
a "legal maneuver". Because while calling people liars, frauds, charlatans and hacks could be construed as slander, calling someone a "fucker" and say that they're selling "bullshit" is okay. See more
[Penn's introduction to someone that doesn't agree with Penn & Teller's views on the show's subject
And then there's *this* asshole...
In episode 2.10 ("Profanity") the title sequence ends with the word "Humbug" superimposed on the usual "Bullshit!". See more
Referenced in (500) Days of Summer