History Creator / PennAndTeller

19th Mar '17 3:33:07 PM nombretomado
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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Penn is, in his own words, "stupid tall" (6'6") and Teller is average height (5'9"). He explained this once by saying that "Teller and [[SimonAndGarfunkel Art Garfunkel]] are normal. Penn Jillette and PaulSimon are waving to each other from opposite ends of the Bell Curve."

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* BigGuyLittleGuy: Penn is, in his own words, "stupid tall" (6'6") and Teller is average height (5'9"). He explained this once by saying that "Teller and [[SimonAndGarfunkel Art Garfunkel]] are normal. Penn Jillette and PaulSimon Music/PaulSimon are waving to each other from opposite ends of the Bell Curve."
2nd Feb '17 1:29:28 AM bombadil211
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* ''Behind the Scenes'', a 1992 Creator/{{PBS}} show that aimed to teach young children about art. Each episode focused on a different technical theory and featured lessons from renowned artists. Through it all, Penn and Teller provided explanations while incorporating their trademark sense of humor and plenty of tricks.
24th Jan '17 8:55:25 PM bombadil211
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* VocalEvolution: Years of shouting without proper warm up have rendered Penn's voice deeper and raspier than it used to be. Teller's voice has hardly changed if one watches videos of the rare times he speaks on camera.
14th Jan '17 2:10:30 PM Xtifr
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'''Penn & Teller''' are an American double-act, comedians and stage magicians, with a regular gig at the Rio Hotel and Casino in UsefulNotes/LasVegas.

'''Penn Fraser Jillette''' (born March 5, 1955) is the tall, talkative one with dark hair and glasses. '''[[OnlyOneName Teller]]''' (born February 14, 1948) is the short one who [[TheVoiceless never speaks]] and makes [[SilentSnarker amusing facial expressions]] on the frequent occasions when Penn exposes him to danger. They were introduced to one another by a mutual friend in 1975. Ever since then, they've done most of their work together, developing their own rather quirky style of magic.

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'''Penn Penn & Teller''' Teller are an American double-act, comedians and stage magicians, with a regular gig at the Rio Hotel and Casino in UsefulNotes/LasVegas.

'''Penn Penn Fraser Jillette''' Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is the tall, talkative one with dark hair and glasses. '''[[OnlyOneName Teller]]''' [[OnlyOneName Teller]] (born February 14, 1948) is the short one who [[TheVoiceless never speaks]] and makes [[SilentSnarker amusing facial expressions]] on the frequent occasions when Penn exposes him to danger. They were introduced to one another by a mutual friend in 1975. Ever since then, they've done most of their work together, developing their own rather quirky style of magic.
9th Jan '17 8:30:12 AM Konacha
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** One of their acts is called "Teller's Salute to Recycling" in which Penn says that the monologue will be done with Teller speaking. Teller speaks but is drowned out by a wood chipper so you can never hear his voice.
1st Jan '17 12:47:12 PM DarkLotus
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** The ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' movie has a cameo of Penn as a Carnie Talker

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** The In the ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' movie has Penn makes a cameo of Penn as a Carnie Talker
1st Jan '17 12:44:24 PM DarkLotus
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** The ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' movie has a cameo of Penn as a Carnie Talker
11th Dec '16 9:21:55 PM FordPrefect
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** Which also counts as ArtisticLicenseBiology, because ''if'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis#Mammals parthenogenesis]] (virgin birth) works in humans[[note]] Several animals, including bees and some types of lizard are able to produce offspring from unfertilized eggs, theoretically this ''could'' be possible in humans but it has never been observed in anything approaching a scientific study [[/note]], this is ''not'' how it would work. And it could never produce male offspring as women have two X chromosomes whereas men have an X and Y

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** Which also counts as ArtisticLicenseBiology, because ''if'' [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis#Mammals parthenogenesis]] (virgin birth) works in humans[[note]] Several animals, including bees and some types of lizard lizard, are able to produce offspring from unfertilized eggs, eggs; theoretically this ''could'' be possible in humans humans, but it has never been observed in anything approaching a scientific study [[/note]], this is ''not'' how it would work. And it could never produce male offspring as women have two X chromosomes whereas men have an X and Y
11th Dec '16 9:20:38 PM FordPrefect
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* HiddenDepths: Because Teller is mute and the ButtMonkey, often a lot of magic skills aren't called out or noticed - it can even seem like he's a different take on a beauty assistant that other magicians have. (Assistants are also trained and an important part of their acts while trying to look like they're not) But he is in fact a very talented magician in a great deal many magical disciplines. Penn has stated on multiple occasions that Teller is a much better magician than he is.

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* HiddenDepths: Because Teller is mute and the ButtMonkey, often a lot of magic skills aren't called out or noticed - it can even seem like he's a different take on a beauty assistant that other magicians have. (Assistants are also trained and an important part of their acts while trying to look like they're not) not.) But he is in fact a very talented magician in a great deal many magical disciplines. Penn has stated on multiple occasions that Teller is a much better magician than he is.
11th Dec '16 9:17:57 PM FordPrefect
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* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: One of the tricks in ''Penn & Teller's How to Play With Your Food'' warns children that once they start dating their parents will be sure to embarrass them in front of whomever they're interested in by bring out stupid photos of them dressed up in Halloween costumes. It then proceeds to teach them how to [[BloodyHilarious make sure their parents will never want to remember Halloween]].

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* EmbarrassingOldPhoto: One of the tricks in ''Penn & Teller's How to Play With Your Food'' warns children that that, once they start dating dating, their parents will be sure to embarrass them in front of whomever they're interested in by bring out stupid photos of them dressed up in Halloween costumes. It then proceeds to teach them how to [[BloodyHilarious make sure their parents will never want to remember Halloween]].
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