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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: After being stalked and threatened by an obsessed fan, Penn is shown a video the guy made, editing a bunch of their clips together into a montage, inserting himself into them, and tying the whole thing together with a cool soundtrack. Penn is fairly impressed by the result.
-->"Is there any way we can, like, not press charges and hire this guy?"


* OutOfGenreExperience: Most of the movie is very silly, despite its [[BlackComedy dark subject matter]] - but then at the end, there is a single scene which takes itself completely seriously, with not a shred of comedy to it, black or otherwise. [[spoiler: After Teller shoots Penn, he stares for a moment and then ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness speaks]]'', in a squeaky, frightened, disbelieving voice: "That's Penn! ''What is going on?''" When it dawns on him that Penn was playing a trick on him, he starts [[LaughingMad laughing hysterically]] as he latches on to the conviction that they switched his gun with a fake gun at some point... and then Carlotta denies it, [[OhCrap he shoots the gun and finds it is indeed real]], and it becomes clear that [[PleaseWakeUp Penn is not waking up]]. Teller chuckles a little bit more, says "[[IronicEcho No hard feelings]]," and [[DrivenToSuicide shoots himself]]. Carlotta, in shock, starts sobbing, roaming aimlessly around the room while burying her head in her hands, and finally [[DrivenToSuicide jumps out the window]].]] ...And then [[MoodWhiplash it turns into one of the funniest sequences in the entire film]].

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* OutOfGenreExperience: Most of the movie is very silly, despite its [[BlackComedy dark subject matter]] - but then at the end, there is a single climatic scene which takes itself completely seriously, with not a shred of comedy to it, black or otherwise. [[spoiler: After Teller shoots Penn, he stares for a moment and then ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness speaks]]'', in a squeaky, frightened, disbelieving voice: "That's Penn! ''What is demanding to know what's going on?''" When it dawns on him on, finally realizes that Penn was playing a trick on him, he starts [[LaughingMad laughing hysterically]] as he latches on to the conviction that they switched he's actually killed, his gun with a fake gun at some point... friend, and then kills himself. Carlotta denies it, [[OhCrap he shoots the gun begins sobbing in shock and finds it is indeed real]], and it becomes clear that [[PleaseWakeUp Penn is not waking up]]. Teller chuckles a little bit more, says "[[IronicEcho No hard feelings]]," and [[DrivenToSuicide shoots himself]]. Carlotta, in shock, starts sobbing, roaming aimlessly around the room while burying her head in her hands, and finally desperation, then [[DrivenToSuicide jumps out the window]].]] ...]] It's a harsh, raw, painful scene. And then [[MoodWhiplash it turns into it's followed up with a [[RefugeInAudacity series of increasingly ridiculous]] and [[CrossesTheLineTwice over-the-top suicides]] that becomes one of the [[DarkComedy funniest sequences scenes in the entire film]].movie]].


At the beginning, they perform on a talk show where, as part of the act, Penn claims he [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wishes someone were trying to kill him, to make life more exciting]]. This is intended as setup for Teller pretending to slit his throat, but it turns out all sorts of people saw the talk show and [[NeverLiveItDown now recognize him as the idiot who asked people to kill him on national TV]]. This leads to several attempts being made on their life until, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Penn and Teller get killed]]. [[TwistEnding But not the way you think.]]

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At the beginning, they perform on a talk show where, as part of the act, Penn claims he [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wishes someone were trying to kill him, to make life more exciting]]. This is intended as setup for Teller pretending to slit his throat, but it turns out all sorts of people saw the talk show and [[NeverLiveItDown [[OnceDoneNeverForgotten now recognize him as the idiot who asked people to kill him on national TV]]. This leads to several attempts being made on their life until, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Penn and Teller get killed]]. [[TwistEnding But not the way you think.]]



* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse - after their talk show appearance at the beginning, everyone thinks of Penn as the guy who said he wanted people to kill him on national television.


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* OnceDoneNeverForgotten: After their talk show appearance at the beginning, everyone thinks of Penn as the guy who said he wanted people to kill him on national television.


* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The film ends with the [[Music/TheBeeGees Bee Gees]] song "I Started a Joke".
-->I started a joke, which started the whole world crying\\
But I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no.


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* ImYourBiggestFan: The Fan, of the [[{{Misery}} Annie Wilkes]] variety.

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* ImYourBiggestFan: The Fan, of the [[{{Misery}} [[{{Literature/Misery}} Annie Wilkes]] variety.


* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The film ends with the [[Music/The Bee Gees]] song "I Started a Joke".

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The film ends with the [[Music/The [[Music/TheBeeGees Bee Gees]] song "I Started a Joke".


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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The film ends with the BeeGees song "I Started a Joke".
-->I started a joke, which started the whole world crying
-->But I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no.

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The film ends with the BeeGees [[Music/The Bee Gees]] song "I Started a Joke".
-->I started a joke, which started the whole world crying
-->But
crying\\
But
I didn't see that the joke was on me, oh no.

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** [[spoiler: This should have clued Teller in to the fact that the policewoman is a part of a prank, because that's something no one would know except the duo and their handlers.]]


* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Teller keeps contriving to make the airport metal detector go off every time Penn walks through it. By the end, a frustrated Penn screams, "I'll walk through the detector '''''NAKED!!!'''''" offscreen.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Teller keeps contriving to make the airport metal detector go off every time Penn walks through it. By the end, a frustrated Penn Penn, now stripped down to his underwear, screams, "I'll walk through the detector '''''NAKED!!!'''''" offscreen.


* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Teller keeps contriving to make the airport metal detector go off every time Penn walks through it. By the end, a frustrated Penn screams, "I'll walk through the detector '''''NAKED!!!''''' offscreen.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Teller keeps contriving to make the airport metal detector go off every time Penn walks through it. By the end, a frustrated Penn screams, "I'll walk through the detector '''''NAKED!!!''''' '''''NAKED!!!'''''" offscreen.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Teller keeps contriving to make the airport metal detector go off every time Penn walks through it. By the end, a frustrated Penn screams, "I'll walk through the detector '''''NAKED!!!''''' offscreen.


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: It ends with everyone dying. And then Penn's voiceover at the end takes care to assure the viewer that the pull-out shot of the city is not an implication that they went to heaven; they're just dead. Every major Western religion disapproves of suicide, after all.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: It ends with everyone dying. And then Penn's voiceover at the end takes care to assure the viewer that the pull-out shot of the city is not an implication that they went to heaven; they're just dead. Every major Western religion disapproves of suicide, after all. Of course, Penn & Teller are ardent ''atheists''.]]

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* LaughingMad: [[spoiler:Teller, after he's accidentally killed Penn and before he commits suicide]]

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