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* ''Tim's Vermeer'', a 2013 documentary film that follows the efforts of Tim Jenison, a tech entrepreneur and personal friend of the duo, as he tries to prove his hypothesis that Creator/JohannesVermeer painted with the help of optical devices by painting his own version of Vermeer's "The Music Lesson".

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** Teller largely maintained his silence during the ''Magic and Mystery Tour'' but he found an encounter with an Egyptian magician to be so moving[[note]]the magician was performing the cups and balls trick but, knowing that Teller was a fellow magician, threw is twists and played with Teller's expectations, which Teller enjoyed and appreciated[[/note]] that he had to speak on camera to share his thoughts.


** In their Masterclass, Penn recounts how they once did a trick for Creator/StevenSpielberg, who abruptly picked one of the cards before they could go through any of the stuff used to force which one he took. Except by pure chance, he actually picked the one they were going to force him to, which meant the trick looked even better as there was clearly no way they directed him toward that card.



** In their Masterclass, Penn recounts how they once did a trick for Creator/StevenSpielberg, who abruptly picked one of the cards before they could go through any of the stuff used to force which one he took. Except by pure chance, he actually picked the one they were going to force him to, which meant the trick looked even better as there was clearly no way they directed him toward that card.

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** In their Masterclass, Penn recounts how they once did a trick for Creator/StevenSpielberg, who abruptly picked one of the cards before they could go through any of the stuff used to force which one he took. Except by pure chance, he actually picked the one they were going to force him to, which meant the trick looked even better as there was clearly no way they directed him toward that card.

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* ShellGame: They are ''very'' good at this. Teller is so fast at three-card monte it's a good thing he doesn't try to scam people. In the music video "It's Tricky" by ''Music/RunDMC'', Penn & Teller are running a three-card monte con game. One of the victims calls up the Run-DMC, who arrive by helicopter and handle the situation in their own unique manner. Interestingly, Penn and Teller do their homework into how this scam runs. If you watch closely, there's a man with a mustache, wearing a hat and overcoat, who's encouraging the mark to keep betting money. He's their shill. When the scene opens, you can see him looking around, watching for the police. When the police do arrive and Penn and Teller make their escape, you can see him quickly leave in the opposite direction. That's how the scam works in RealLife.


* ''Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary and Underhanded'', an upcoming Virtual Reality game for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR, slated for a Summer 2019 release.

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* ''Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary and Underhanded'', an upcoming Virtual Reality game for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation [=PlayStation=] VR, slated for a Summer 2019 release.

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* GentleGiant: Penn. Growing up, he was far bigger than any of his classmates, but instead of being a bully, he was soft-spoken and reserved.

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** Penn guest stars in the ''WesternAnimation/{{TOTS}}'' episode "The Itsy Bitsy Baby" as an owl magician named The Great Who Who Dini.


* RuleAbidingRebel: Penn likes to play up that all the other magicians ''hate'' he and Teller, that they've been banned from the Magic Castle because they reveal all their tricks... in fact they're held in very high esteem by other magicians, both because of their consummate skill and showmanship and also because (unlike, say, the Masked Magician) they only reveal tricks they themselves have developed for that purpose (or tricks so old and basic you can learn them in any beginner's magic book).

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* RuleAbidingRebel: Penn likes to play up that all the other magicians ''hate'' he him and Teller, that they've been banned from the Magic Castle because they reveal all their tricks... in fact they're held in very high esteem by other magicians, both because of their consummate skill and showmanship showmanship, and also because (unlike, say, the Masked Magician) they only reveal tricks they themselves have developed for that purpose (or tricks so old and basic you can learn them in any beginner's magic book).



** One of the tricks in ''How to Play in Traffic'' is about choosing between two potential sex partners and opens with a lengthy disclaimer about how since magicians are socially awkward nerds who are the antithesis of sexy, the trick is pure SpeculativeFiction as far as they're concerned.

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** One of the tricks in ''How to Play in Traffic'' is about choosing between two potential sex partners and opens with a lengthy disclaimer about how how, since magicians are socially awkward nerds who are the antithesis of sexy, the trick is pure SpeculativeFiction as far as they're concerned.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: {{Invoked}} in ''How to Play with Your Food'', which features a chapter purported to be a story for children. It starts with an extremely overly sugary opening to a Halloween story... before breaking off to explain that now that the grown-ups have all left they can get to the point, which is of course a [[BloodyHilarious bloody trick to play on one's parents]].

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: {{Invoked}} in ''How to Play with Your Food'', which features a chapter purported to be a story for children. It starts with an extremely overly sugary opening to a Halloween story... before breaking off to explain that that, now that the grown-ups have all left left, they can get to the point, which is of course a [[BloodyHilarious bloody trick to play on one's parents]].



** Of course, this is subverted any time he does an interview on his own. He actually has a rather nice speaking voice, and a lot deeper than you'd except from someone of his build.
** At the end of Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled, [[spoiler:after Teller accidently shoots Penn, and kills him.]]
** Teller's acting gig in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has him playing the mousy, downtrodden father of Amy Farrah-Fowler, a man rendered largely voiceless by his shrewish domineering wife, who glares at him every time he tries to open his mouth. [[note]]he does get to speak - when he is away from Amy's mother.[[/note]]

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** Of course, this is subverted any time he does an interview on his own. He actually has a rather nice speaking voice, and a lot deeper than you'd except expect from someone of his build.
** At the end of Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled, [[spoiler:after Teller accidently shoots Penn, Penn and kills him.]]
** Teller's acting gig in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has him playing the mousy, downtrodden father of Amy Farrah-Fowler, a man rendered largely voiceless by his shrewish domineering wife, who glares at him every time he tries to open his mouth. [[note]]he [[note]]He does get to speak - when he is away from Amy's mother.[[/note]]

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* EnergeticAndSoftSpokenDuo: Taken to the logical extreme. On stage, Penn basically never shuts up, while Teller never says a word. Teller is, however, very sarcastic and such with his body language.


** ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', with various appearances from Penn as Drell, head of the Witches' Council, and some from Teller too

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** ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', with various appearances from Penn as Drell, head of the Witches' Council, and some from Teller tootoo.



** Semi-regular appearances on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' during the Whoopi Goldberg era, including the infamous "[[YouFool YOU FOOL!]]" episode; Penn said it first, then Gilbert Gottfried borrowed it and things escalated from there

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** Semi-regular appearances on ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' during the Whoopi Goldberg era, including the infamous "[[YouFool YOU FOOL!]]" episode; Penn said it first, then Gilbert Gottfried borrowed it and things escalated from therethere.



** They guest starred in episode 7 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndGuessWho'' , where they work with the gang in solving the mystery of the ghost of Professor Madds Markson, a scientist magician who's haunting a casino in Las Vegas. [[spoiler: It was all a scheme by Teller, who speaks at the very end, who wanted to impress Penn with a genuine scare.]]

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** They guest starred in episode 7 of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndGuessWho'' , ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndGuessWho'', where they work with the gang in solving the mystery of the ghost of Professor Madds Markson, a scientist magician who's haunting a casino in Las Vegas. [[spoiler: It was all a scheme by Teller, who speaks at the very end, who wanted to impress Penn with a genuine scare.]]

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** Another acting gig has him play a CAT. As in, a human dressed as a cat who acts exactly like a cat. Teller milks it for every bit of physical comedy he has learned over decades.

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** Hilariously INVERTED in some of their tricks...where the goal is to get everyone to pay attention to Teller...while Penn does the move, since Penn is the "Obvious" distraction.


* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'', a highly successful Showtime series that ran from 2003-2010, where they call out various pseudoscience and political causes they [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin consider to be bullshit]].

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* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'', a highly successful Showtime series that ran from 2003-2010, where they call out various pseudoscience and political causes they [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin consider to be bullshit]].



** A story element in the "Water Tank" trick; after the trick starts apparently going wrong, Penn tries to call it off and let Teller out of the tank, but Teller insists on continuing before he gave his word not to come out until the trick is finished. During his mock eulogy, Penn says that you have to respect a man prepared to die for what he believes in, even if the thing he believes in is just a dumb card trick.

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** A story element in the "Water Tank" trick; after the trick starts apparently going wrong, Penn tries to call it off and let Teller out of the tank, but Teller insists on continuing before because he gave his word not to come out until the trick is finished. During his mock eulogy, Penn says that you have to respect a man prepared to die for what he believes in, even if the thing he believes in is just a dumb card trick.



* ManipulativeEditing: Inverted with Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End has some spectators told that their scenes will receive ManipulativeEditing and give some impressive reactions to non-existent tricks; they are actually shown unedited.

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* ManipulativeEditing: Inverted with Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End has as some spectators spectators are told that their scenes will receive ManipulativeEditing and give some impressive reactions to non-existent tricks; they are actually shown unedited.


* TheVoiceless: Teller's on-stage persona[[note]]developed because he began his career performing in front of drunk frat boys and staying silent helped with his nervousness[[/note]]. He does actually speak on stage and on camera, albeit very rarely, but it's usually hidden one way or another, to maintain the illusion that he never does.

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* TheVoiceless: Teller's on-stage persona[[note]]developed because he began his career performing in front of drunk frat boys and staying silent helped with his nervousness[[/note]]. He does actually speak on stage and on camera, albeit very rarely, but it's usually hidden one way or another, to maintain the illusion that he never does. Offstage is a different story, as he and Penn have meet-and-greets after every show for anyone who wants an autograph or picture, and Teller talks to people quite openly, since the act is over for the night.

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