Genre: Documentary, Reality
Premise: Penn and Teller are not only world-famous comedians and magicians, they're also die-hard skeptics. Each episode takes topics such as abstinence, life coaching, cryptozoology, 12-step programs and psychics and uses principles of magic and trickery - as well as good ol' fashioned hidden camera sting operations - to smoke out ``nonsense peddlers'' and reveal how they operate.
S03, E13 (First Aired: Aug. 1, 2005)
As Penn and Teller explore America's insatiable pursuit of `the best', from day-to-day household items to lifestyle experiences, they see that the harder people work to attain these things, the more miserable they become.
S07, E09 (First Aired: Aug. 20, 2009)
Stress and the modern attitude toward cures.