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penn and teller: fool us
« on: September 16, 2017, 05:26:13 am »
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For me, Penn and Teller: Fool Us is the greatest TV show of all time. Simple premise: Magicians try to do tricks that fool Penn and Teller, and the prize is that they get to appear in P&T's act in Vegas. Three reasons I love it:

1. Many of the tricks are incredible in their own right. Even the ones that don't fool the hosts are usually beautiful or amazing or both.
2. Penn and Teller are always kind and positive. The whole atmosphere on the show is one of supporting and sharing love for a weird, niche craft that is ultimately a really hard way to make a living for most of the people doing it professionally. Everybody feels good. It's wonderful. It's similar to the British show QI for that reason: everyone is rooting for each other. Watching people be generous is extremely gratifying.
3. When they get fooled, it's because the magician did something stupefying. Cases in point:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjau-xR4RaM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjau-xR4RaM</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVkmibfFbVI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVkmibfFbVI</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCFXV6o7cro" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCFXV6o7cro</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8L3EBJhXU4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8L3EBJhXU4</a>

on a related note, i have become obsessed with david blaine, who is a genius.
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Re: penn and teller: fool us
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 09:46:51 am »
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Yep, this show is definitely amazing. I love watching the different magic acts, I would always be upset that they only showed a few and majority talking and commercial breaks wasting time lol.

great show.
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Re: penn and teller: fool us
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 07:33:42 pm »
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Man I love this show. Like you said LBSS it's such a positive environment and these guys are truly amazing.
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Re: penn and teller: fool us
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 12:43:38 am »
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update to OP: apparently david blaine probably sexually assaulted at least two women in the late 90s and early 2000s. god fucking damn it.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: penn and teller: fool us
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 08:23:41 pm »
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Yeah the Weinstein ripple effect has been crazy. Great to see the truth come out though. Kevin Spacey is the latest big name to hit the dust.

On-topic: I like the show a lot, except for the acts that seem to have no intention of fooling P&T and are probably just there for free advertising. I can't find any on youtube, but I've seen a few  where P&T obviously know exactly what's happening and the magician isn't even fazed or surprised in the slightest when they're not fooled.