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* CrossesTheLineTwice: ''Everything'' the duo do. ''Everything''. They are a modern Grand Gignol.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: ''Everything'' the duo do. ''Everything''. They are a modern Grand Gignol.Guignol.


* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** ''Everything'' the duo do. ''Everything''. They are a modern Grand Gignol.
* MemeticMutation: '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAgRBq2jnz4 "You need to shut. The fuck. UP!"]]'''

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CrossesTheLineTwice: ''Everything'' the duo do. ''Everything''. They are a modern Grand Gignol.
* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAgRBq2jnz4 "You need to shut. The fuck. UP!"]]'''



** Penn saying "Into the trash it goes" and generally any image of Penn holding a garbage can or trashbag became used as shorthands for 'I am immediately discarding this without hesitation' (with 'this' being in-development games, series, or apparently ill-informed opinions).

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** Penn saying "Into the trash it goes" and generally any image of Penn holding a garbage can or trashbag became used as shorthands for 'I am immediately discarding this without hesitation' (with 'this' being in-development games, series, or apparently ill-informed opinions).opinions).
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: ''Everything'' the duo do. ''Everything''. They are a modern Grand Gignol.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: CrossesTheLineTwice:
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''Everything'' the duo do. ''Everything''. They are a modern Grand Gignol.



** Also, the "[[YouFool YOU FOOL!]] Incident" from ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''- they started it, and Creator/GilbertGottfried ran with it.

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** Also, the "[[YouFool YOU FOOL!]] Incident" from ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''- ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' -- they started it, and Creator/GilbertGottfried ran with it.


** Penn saying "Into the trash it goes" and generally any image of Penn holding a garbage can or trashbag became used as shorthands for 'I am immediately discarding this without hesitation' (with 'this' being in-development games, series, or apparently ill-informed opinions).
* MomentOfAwesome: Any act that appears on ''Fool Us'' that manages to fool Penn & Teller qualifies as this, but there are a few notable standouts:
** Mathieu Bich, who not only managed to fool the duo with his "Spreadwave" card trick, but also anticipated how they would say he did the trick. Teller immediately lept up to give a standing ovation.
** Kostya Kimlat, who fooled them with the exact same card trick they performed on the Today Show two months prior, using a totally different method of the trick that they could not solve. Halfway through, they realize what he's up to; Penn gets slowly agitated ("I'm gonna break your hands...") while Teller is practially ''giggling.''
** And then there is Shawn Farquar, who managed to fool them ''twice.'' The second time around, Penn was convinced that he had the trick figured out, but when Shawn declared - and the backstage judges confirmed - that Penn was totally wrong, Penn had an EyeTake for the ages.
** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down ''in the middle of the performance!''

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** Penn saying "Into the trash it goes" and generally any image of Penn holding a garbage can or trashbag became used as shorthands for 'I am immediately discarding this without hesitation' (with 'this' being in-development games, series, or apparently ill-informed opinions).
* MomentOfAwesome: Any act that appears on ''Fool Us'' that manages to fool Penn & Teller qualifies as this, but there are a few notable standouts:
** Mathieu Bich, who not only managed to fool the duo with his "Spreadwave" card trick, but also anticipated how they would say he did the trick. Teller immediately lept up to give a standing ovation.
** Kostya Kimlat, who fooled them with the exact same card trick they performed on the Today Show two months prior, using a totally different method of the trick that they could not solve. Halfway through, they realize what he's up to; Penn gets slowly agitated ("I'm gonna break your hands...") while Teller is practially ''giggling.''
** And then there is Shawn Farquar, who managed to fool them ''twice.'' The second time around, Penn was convinced that he had the trick figured out, but when Shawn declared - and the backstage judges confirmed - that Penn was totally wrong, Penn had an EyeTake for the ages.
** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down ''in the middle of the performance!''
opinions).


** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down ''in the middle of the performance!''
* PopculturalOsmosis: Outside of the US, Penn and Teller are primarily known as skeptics because of this show, rather than their career as a illusionists.

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** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down ''in the middle of the performance!''
* PopculturalOsmosis: Outside of the US, Penn and Teller are primarily known as skeptics because of this show, rather than their career as a illusionists.
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* BrokenBase: Although many of their "opponents" in the show are scammers, fanatics or just not very nice people, some of the audience does not accept the fact that the discussion nature of the show is purely formal, and most of the episodes represent a demonstrative derision and insult to supporters of the ideas that Penn and Teller criticize. This reached a special level after their episode about passive smoking, when they were forced to apologize after research that fully proved the harm of it.


* BrokenBase: Although many of their "opponents" in the show are scammers, fanatics or just not very nice people, some of the audience does not accept the fact that the discussion nature of the show is purely formal, and most of the episodes represent a demonstrative derision and insult to supporters of the ideas that Penn and Teller criticize. This reached a special level after their episode about passive smoking, when they were forced to apologize after research that fully proved the harm of it.



** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down ''in the middle of the performance!''

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** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down ''in the middle of the performance!''performance!''
* PopculturalOsmosis: Outside of the US, Penn and Teller are primarily known as skeptics because of this show, rather than their career as a illusionists.


** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down '''in the middle of the performance!'''

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** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down '''in ''in the middle of the performance!'''performance!''


** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down.

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** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down. Then there's Richard Turner, who is so impressive that Teller tries to bring the Fool Us trophy down '''in the middle of the performance!'''

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** Penn saying "Into the trash it goes" and generally any image of Penn holding a garbage can or trashbag became used as shorthands for 'I am immediately discarding this without hesitation' (with 'this' being in-development games, series, or apparently ill-informed opinions).


** And then there is Shawn Farquar, who managed to fool them ''twice.'' The second time around, Penn was convinced that he had the trick figured out, but when Shawn declared - and the backstage judges confirmed - that Penn was totally wrong, Penn had an EyeTake for the ages.

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** And then there is Shawn Farquar, who managed to fool them ''twice.'' The second time around, Penn was convinced that he had the trick figured out, but when Shawn declared - and the backstage judges confirmed - that Penn was totally wrong, Penn had an EyeTake for the ages.ages.
** As awesome as it is when Penn is the one to declare an act has fooled them, it's even better when ''Teller'' is the one to do so. When Suzanne's Band-Aid trick concludes and he steps up to show her a picture detailing their thoughts, she denies its accuracy; after examining the Band-Aids himself, he wordlessly mouths "Fooled" to Penn to wild applause. Later, after Wayne Hoffman performs, the pair come up to inspect the table and cloth used in his act; when they find nothing, Teller cocks a finger up to the ceiling and beckons the Fool Us trophy down.


** Mathieu Bich, who not only managed to fool the duo with his "Spreadwave" card trick, but also anticipated how they would say he did the trick.

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** Mathieu Bich, who not only managed to fool the duo with his "Spreadwave" card trick, but also anticipated how they would say he did the trick. Teller immediately lept up to give a standing ovation.

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** Also, the "[[YouFool YOU FOOL!]] Incident" from ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares''- they started it, and Creator/GilbertGottfried ran with it.

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* MemeticMutation: '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAgRBq2jnz4 "You need to shut. The fuck. UP!"]]'''


* MomentOfAwesome: Any act that appears on ''Fool Us'' that manages to cool Penn & Teller qualifies as this, but there are a few notable standouts:

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* MomentOfAwesome: Any act that appears on ''Fool Us'' that manages to cool fool Penn & Teller qualifies as this, but there are a few notable standouts:

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