Secondhand smoke, its possible health effects, and legislation against it come under the microscope in this episode. Joe Cherner, the president of Smoke Free Educational Services, will have his chance to explain his side of the fence. But Penn and Teller will soon be taking over his side as they explain the true reason of how only one report published years ago has caused this "second hand smoke health problem" See why it's all just a bunch of Bullsh**!
In the second half of this episode, the baby products industry is looked at. Everyday, new parents attend classes that are sometimes full of useless lessons. There are also many products such as the Baby Mozart music program and a "talking baby video" that will "increase" a baby's intelligence and make them smarter in life. Once again, Penn and Teller will show you it's all a bunch of Bullsh**!
Season 1 Episode 5 of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Penn & Teller, the 'bad boys of magic' known for exposing exactly how magic tricks are done, take it to the masses in this hot Showtime series.
Penn and Teller not only investigate how frauds, cons, charlatans and even officials in government operate, but they offer it with an easy to understand step by step discovery.
In past episodes, the myth of lack of landfill space on the planet made for heated debates everywhere. Undercover, hidden camera reports are included in the series with the typical Penn & Teller humor added. While Penn (the one who not just talks, but frequently yells) slams the scams and exposes the truth behind the media and hard sell, he seems genuinely concerned about protecting people from untruths. Even though a staunch atheist, he is gentle and even compassionate when addressing the frauds that abound in the religious realm, including faith healers and miracle makers.
The series is peppered with nudity, foul language and possibly some of their own motivations, but it's informative, innovative and most certainly one of the most 'real' of reality shows.