The seventh season of this award-winning series featuring master showmen Penn & Teller, delivers viewers an aggressive, humorous exposé of taboo topics, using the duo’s trademark humor, knowledge of carnival tricks as well as hidden cameras and blatant confrontation.
Nominated several consecutive years for the Emmy® for Outstanding Reality Program and Outstanding Writing for Non Fiction Programming, Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t! continues its controversial muckraking throughout season seven by confronting many of the institutions society holds dear.
Questions the notion that Americans are in need of bigger and better orgasms by meeting with the inventor of a $12,000 remote-control orgasm machine, taking a $300 lesson from a sex coach, and observing a demonstration on how to unleash one’s inner erotic rock star.
2. Astrology. Discusses astrology as a pseudo-science.
3. Video Games. Questions the idea that video games lead to teen violence.
4. The Apocalypse. Ridicules the idea that the world will end on December 21, 2012.
5. Lie Detectors. Attacks the reliability of the polygraph for detecting lies, stating it merely determines the subject’s nervousness.
6. Organic Food. Repudiates the idea that organic food has better nutrients, a smaller environmental impact, less harmful pesticides, and better taste than non-organic foods.
7. Taxes. Attacks the tax system of the United States as complex and unfair. The guys visit the halls of Congress in search of a legislator willing to discuss America’s tax system.
8. Lawns. Take on the lawn industry and visit a neighborhood where growing a certain type of grass is mandatory. Argue that large parts of America are not the right climate for lawns, and thus should not be forced.
9. Stress. Penn & Teller delve into the modern day view of stress, and see whether it’s legitimate or not.
10. The Vatican. Penn & Teller discuss the Catholic Church and their involvement in anti-homosexuality efforts, condom use, and the cover up of the priest abuse sex scandal.