Penn & Teller Bullsh*t: Seasons 1-8

 

Penn & Teller Bullsh*t: Seasons 1-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Format : Infotainment

Starring : Penn Jillette, Teller

Country of origin : United States

No. of seasons : 8

Season 1: 2003

Overall
no.

No. in
season

Title

Original air date

Production code

1

Talking to the Dead

January 24, 2003

101

Penn and Teller introduce their series and explain their use of profanity. Then they look into the practices of popular psychics of today and reveal how those who claim to be in contact with the dead are actually performing an age-old trick called “cold reading.”

2

2

Alternative Medicine

January 31, 2003

102

A look at chiropractic medicine, reflexology, magnet therapy, and a trip to an alternative medicine fair that ends in an operation at a crowded mall.

3

3

Alien Abductions

February 7, 2003

103

This show features three days spent at a UFO convention and a visit to an alien abduction group therapy session. It also explores the psychological explanations, and the influences of pop culture, on the typical abduction story.

7

7

Feng Shui / Bottled Water

March 7, 2003

107

Seeks to disprove Feng Shui as a science while challenging claims on the quality of bottled water.

9

9

Self-Helpless

March 21, 2003

109

Attacks various forms of self-help programs, with an emphasis on firewalking.

10

10

ESP

March 28, 2003

110

Attacks people claiming to possess and teach Extra-sensory perception.

12

12

Ouija Boards / Near Death Experiences

April 11, 2003

112

Challenges the Ouija board and investigates the nature of near-death experiences.

Season 2: 2004

Overall
no.

No. in
season

Title

Original air date

Production code

26

13

Hypnosis

September 2, 2004

213

Examines the various promises made by professional hypnosis, and seeks to refute the idea of “mind over body”.

Season 3: 2005

Overall
no.

No. in
season

Title

Original air date

Production code

29

3

Conspiracy Theories

May 9, 2005

303

Arguments against the 9/11 conspiracy theories, Apollo Moon Landing hoax accusations, and John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories.

30

4

Life Coaching

May 16, 2005

304

Argues against life coaching, demonstrating that life coaches often have minimal training, that the programs achieve few real benefits, and that the life coaches prey on people’s insecurities.

36

10

Ghost Busters

July 11, 2005

310

Accuses “ghost hunters” of conducting pseudoscience. Dr. Steven Novella and 2004 Nobel prize winner Dr. Frank Wilczek appears.

38

12

Signs from Heaven

July 25, 2005

312

Criticizes claims of supernatural “signs”, arguing that people are seeing what they want to see.

Season 4: 2006

Overall
no.

No. in
season

Title

Original air date

Production code

43

4

Cryptozoology

April 24, 2006

404

Concerning mythological creatures such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster. Cites the belief and study of these creatures as motivated by money as it creates tourism and royalties from film and video distribution.

48

9

Numbers

May 29, 2006

409

How numbers in statistical surveys can be used to deceive and how one can be scammed.

Season 5: 2007

Overall
no.

No. in
season

Title

Original air date

Production code

52

3

Breast Hysteria

April 5, 2007

503

Investigates societal attitudes towards women’s breasts, supports public breast-feeding and recognizes flashing as free speech.

53

4

Detoxing

April 12, 2007

504

Attacks various detoxification programs and asserts the actual health benefits of colonoscopies for people 50 years or older.

54

5

Exorcism

April 19, 2007

505

Skeptical commentary on the usefulness and scientific validity of exorcisms.

59

10

Anger Management

May 24, 2007

510

An angry attack on mainstream anger management programs, likening their purveyors to charlatans.

Season 6: 2008

Overall
no.

No. in
season

Title

Original air date

Production code

61

2

New Age Medicine

June 26, 2008

602

A skeptical look at New Age medicine, presenting evidence which suggests it does not work.

64

5

Sleep, Inc.

July 17, 2008

605

Takes a critical view of sleep-related products.

66

7

Sensitivity Training

July 31, 2008

607

Examines sensitivity training and its roots in political correctness.

67

8

Stranger Danger

August 7, 2008

608

Argues that a culture of fear has produced an excessive concern for child safety. Points out that children are usually harmed by people they already know quite well.

Season 7: 2009

Overall
no.

No. in
season

Title

Original air date

Production code

71

2

Astrology

July 2, 2009

702

Discusses astrology as a pseudo-science.

74

5

Lie Detectors

July 23, 2009

705

Attacks the reliability of the polygraph for detecting lies, stating it merely determines the subject’s nervousness.

Season 8: 2010

Overall
no.

No. in
season

Title

Original air date

Production code

82

3

Martial Arts

June 24, 2010

803

Argues that martial arts do not provide real self-defense as they are typically portrayed and generally just boost confidence, and in fact may lead people to unintentionally break U.S. self-defense laws due to ignorance of said laws.

84

5

Easy Money

July 8, 2010

805

Argues that multi-level marketing schemes create more victims than participants making profits, and implies that they are nothing more than pyramid schemes.

85

6

Area 51

July 15, 2010

806

Argues that those who believe in alien technology at Area 51 are trying to find answers to secrets using non-scientific methods, and are finding “evidence” because that is what they want to see. Also argues that some of these people are just looking for social groups that share their passion for extraterrestrial life.

89

10

Vaccinations

August 12, 2010

810

Argues that there is no link between childhood vaccinations and autism rates. Covers a controversial study claiming the link and an increase in autism awareness along with a broader definition being used occurring around the same time.
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