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Penn & Teller take on the Vatican

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 15th 2009 1:06PM
penn & teller bullshit season seven showtimeComedy-magic duo Penn & Teller have been challenging sacred institutions and debunking popular beliefs for six years with their Showtime series, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!. The seventh season of Bullshit! premieres June 25 on Showtime and will run through August. This year, the boys will set their sights on lie detectors, taxes, stress remedies and the Vatican.

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Robert Langdon, or not, Penn & Teller will attempt to reveal the "secret world" of the Vatican, which might or might not include evil albinos and lots and lots of running, in the season finale. We'll have to wait until August 27 to see that episode, but there'll be plenty of Bullshit! to watch before then.

In the season seven premiere, Penn & Teller will introduce the world to the inventor of a $12,000 remote-control orgasm machine while exploring Amercia's need for a "bigger, better orgasm." After that, they'll take on astrology and the organic food industry. In episode three, they'll challenge the notion that video games turn kids into violent teens – by handing over a semi-automatic weapon to a nine-year-old!

I enjoy Penn & Teller's televised op-ed pieces. Even if I don't always buy into their perspective, the shows are always funny and creative. If Showtime renews Bullshit! for an eighth season, I'd love to see Penn & Teller do a show based on the recent Wired article "Magic and the Brain: Teller Reveals the Neuroscience of Illusion," in which the normally silent Teller speaks (he speaks!) about manipulating human perception.

Check out the entire season seven schedule for Penn & Teller: Bullshit!.

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Man

So they take on the Vatican, that makes then number 870,588,123rd. Very timely but don't worry the Catholics will forgive and you are free to join the one true Christian religion.
Midnght13 is also free to join.

Amen.

P.S. Sarcasm is implied.

June 15 2009 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
divineparasite

Teller has actually participated on television specials about magic before where he speaks. Him not speaking in merely a P&T thing. When he's not doing work under "Penn & Teller" he speaks. I'm surprised it took them this long for them to take on the Vatican/Catholic Church/The Pope, talk about a topic ripe with BS they can do a full season devoted to it.

June 15 2009 at 2:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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