History Series / PennAndTellerBullshit

15th Sep '16 3:43:02 AM Mareon
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** Out-of-universe, Penn Jillette has stated that their least favorite show is the "Good Ol' Days" episode, since it was nothing more than them bashing people that were passionate about different things.
8th Sep '16 2:52:14 PM MarkLungo
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->''You'll notice more obscenity than we usually use. That's not just because it's on Creator/{{Showtime}}, and we want to get some attention. It's also a legal matter. If one calls people liars and quacks, one can be sued and lose a lot of one's money. But "motherfuckers" and "assholes" is pretty safe. If we said it was all scams, we could also be in trouble. But BULLSHIT, oddly, is safe. So forgive all the bullshit language. We're trying to talk about the truth without spending the rest of our lives in court because of [[SophisticatedAsHell litigious motherfuckers]]!''

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->''You'll ->''"You'll notice more obscenity than we usually use. That's not just because it's on Creator/{{Showtime}}, and we want to get some attention. It's also a legal matter. If one calls people liars and quacks, one can be sued and lose a lot of one's money. But "motherfuckers" and "assholes" is pretty safe. If we said it was all scams, we could also be in trouble. But BULLSHIT, oddly, is safe. So forgive all the bullshit language. We're trying to talk about the truth without spending the rest of our lives in court because of [[SophisticatedAsHell litigious motherfuckers]]!''motherfuckers]]!"''



* HypocrisyNod: The most blatant in the "Lawns" episode when, complaining about the pesticides people use and the fact that lawns are unnatural, they recreate TheSummation of the "Organic Farming" episode and show themselves split-screen making opposite statements about pesticides and natural agriculture. They then quickly point out that food is necessary and lawns aren't.
** In another episode, when discussing Gandhi's racist comments about Africans, they point out they were made the same year that ''BirthOfANation'' came out, and caution their American audience about being aware of the racism in their own country's past before criticizing a major public figure in another country.

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* HypocrisyNod: HypocrisyNod:
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The most blatant is in the "Lawns" episode when, complaining about the pesticides people use and the fact that lawns are unnatural, they recreate TheSummation of the "Organic Farming" episode and show themselves split-screen making opposite statements about pesticides and natural agriculture. They then quickly point out that food is necessary and lawns aren't.
** In another episode, when discussing Gandhi's UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi's racist comments about Africans, they point out they were made the same year that ''BirthOfANation'' ''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915'' came out, and caution their American audience about being aware of the racism in their own country's past before criticizing a major public figure in another country.
23rd Aug '16 11:46:35 AM fox74647
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* GodwinsLaw: {{Invoked}}-they compared the leader of PETA giving an emotional speech to footage of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler doing the same. The very next line was "Cheap shot? Hell yeah! It's beneath us." Then they rolled the footage from PETA's own "Holocaust On Your Plate" campaign (which consists of footage of chicken farms played next to holocaust pictures).

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* GodwinsLaw: {{Invoked}}-they compared the leader of PETA giving an emotional speech to footage of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler doing the same. The very next line was "Cheap shot? Hell yeah! Well, you bet it is. It's beneath us." Then they rolled the footage from PETA's own "Holocaust On Your Plate" campaign (which consists of footage of chicken farms played next to holocaust pictures).
7th Aug '16 6:25:06 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* PomPomGirl: An episode touched on arguments that activities in the cheer leading family should be considered sports, and proving otherwise.
1st Aug '16 8:10:14 PM lorgskyegon
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** "Boy Scouts": Effective January 1, 2014, boys identifying as gay were allowed to become boy scouts. Scout leaders who are "open and avowed homosexuals," however, are still not allowed.

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** "Boy Scouts": Effective January 1, 2014, boys identifying as gay were allowed to become boy scouts. Scout Effective July 27, 2015, the BSA board rescinded the national ban on gay leaders who are "open and avowed homosexuals," however, volunteers, though individual local troops are still not allowed.allowed to ban them.
27th Jun '16 6:37:56 PM Thunderchin
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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: The trope is referenced by name in the "Gun Control" episode by a woman who conceal-carries in this manner.
8th Apr '16 10:48:59 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* IronicEcho: Penn often starts a clip of someone by saying something like "at least there (is/is not) (Fill in the blank)" and of course the person in the clip starts what he's saying with exactly the opposite of what Penn was saying, usually followed by an obscenity from Penn.


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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: Which was chosen because of the impact it would have.


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* IronicEcho: Penn often starts a clip of someone by saying something like "at least there (is/is not) (Fill in the blank)" and of course the person in the clip starts what he's saying with exactly the opposite of what Penn was saying, usually followed by an obscenity from Penn.
27th Mar '16 1:17:35 PM SandyGunfox
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*** They further added that they could not get an actual Vatican official to agree to appear on the show, and discussed the theological idea that papal statements ([[Pun Papal Bull]] as Penn calls it) are directly inspired by God instead. The idea being that going by the Catholic Church's own theology, any church statement that has not been later reversed or superceded should be fair game for criticism against them.

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*** They further added that they could not get an actual Vatican official to agree to appear on the show, and discussed the theological idea that papal statements ([[Pun ([[{{Pun}} Papal Bull]] as Penn calls it) are directly inspired by God instead. The idea being that going by the Catholic Church's own theology, any church statement that has not been later reversed or superceded should be fair game for criticism against them.
27th Mar '16 1:09:53 PM SandyGunfox
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*** They further added that they could not get an actual Vatican official to agree to appear on the show, and discussed the theological idea that papal statements ([[Pun Papal Bull]] as Penn calls it) are directly inspired by God instead. The idea being that going by the Catholic Church's own theology, any church statement that has not been later reversed or superceded should be fair game for criticism against them.
27th Mar '16 12:50:35 PM SandyGunfox
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** The term "libertarian" has been co-opted by the right wing fringe of the Republican party since the show went off the air, making the duo's use of it to describe their own stance seem like YouKeepUsingThatWord.

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** The term "libertarian" has been co-opted by the right wing fringe of the Republican party since the show went off the air, making the duo's use of it to describe their own stance seem like YouKeepUsingThatWord.[[note]]Although, in reality, it's more like [[YouKeepUsingThatWord the Republicans Keep Using That Word.]] Penn & Teller use it correctly.[[/note]]
** Earlier seasons make reference to George W. Bush as being the current President.


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* TimeMarchesOn: The episode debunking the 2012 apocalypse theories is a little...''dated'', post-2012.
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