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Season 3

Penn & Teller take on circumcision, conspiracy theories, life coaching, political correctness, religious icons and more.

Circumcision
Episode 1: Circumcision

Original Air Date: Apr 25, 2005

In episode 301, the third season premiere, the mischievous magicians examine the historical, religious, medical and ethical arguments associated with circumcision.

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Family Values
Episode 2: Family Values

Original Air Date: May 2, 2005

In episode 302, examining the hysteria whipped up by the media and politicians to 'save' the traditional family structure, a desperate effort to perpetuate a fraudulent concept of mother, father, two kids, a dog and a picket fence.

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Conspiracy Theories
Episode 3: Conspiracy Theories

Original Air Date: May 9, 2005

In episode 303, a look at the thriving underground of conspiracy theories, fostered by a lack of trust in government leaders and the freedom of the Internet to spread rumors instantly around the globe with a point and click.

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Life Coaching
Episode 4: Life Coaching

Original Air Date: May 16, 2005

In episode 304, the magicians ask if psychologists, psychiatrists and their ilk are really helping people to lead happier lives, or are they simply over-prescribing dangerous drugs? Also, are new-age therapists such as 'life coaches' actually charlatans?

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Holier Than Thou
Episode 5: Holier Than Thou

Original Air Date: May 23, 2005

In episode 305, Penn and Teller turn sacred cows into cheeseburger when they reveal the dirty truth about so-called enlightened spiritual leaders such as Mother Teresa, Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.

College
Episode 6: College

Original Air Date: May 30, 2005

In episode 306, a hard look at college education, viewed by many as a must for those seeking success and fulfillment, but in reality a $400 billion-per-year industry fueled by fear and more interested in espousing leftist dogma than in learning.

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Big Brother
Episode 7: Big Brother

Original Air Date: Jun 13, 2005

In episode 307, a look at how the Land of the Free has been transformed into a surveillance society where citizens are photographed, X-rayed, sound-recorded, spied upon, measured, tracked, indexed and archived 24 hours a day.

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Gun Control
Episode 8: Gun Control

Original Air Date: Jun 27, 2005

In episode 308, the fearless hosts tackle the facts, the stats, and the truth to find out who's right in the raging controversy over the Second Amendment and gun control.

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Signs From Heaven
Episode 9: Signs From Heaven

Original Air Date: Jul 25, 2005

In episode 309, an analysis of magical icons, mystical relics, and mysterious images includes various explanations for the miraculous and unexplained, as well as the creation of a bogus miracle to illustrate how easy it is to dupe gullible believers.

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Hair
Episode 10: Hair

Original Air Date: Jun 20, 2005

In episode 310, Penn and Teller feather their locks, trim their bangs and set off to explore one of the most ego-challenging subjects of all: hair, and the billion-dollar industry spawned by those who want to change it, shed it, or grow it back.

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Endangered Species
Episode 11: Endangered Species

Original Air Date: Jul 18, 2005

In episode 311, the magicians take a look at the fight to save endangered species, an expensive, fruitless exercise to preserve critters that may already be on the road to extinction through natural selection; also, examining the Endangered Species Act.

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The Best
Episode 12: The Best

Original Air Date: Aug 1, 2005

In episode 312, Penn and Teller skewer our pursuit of "the best" in everything, from neighborhoods to electronics to automobiles to spouses, and demonstrate how such rampant consumerism is a race designed so that the runners never win.

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Ghost Busters
Episode 13: Ghost Busters

Original Air Date: Jul 11, 2005

In episode 313, the third season finale, Penn and Teller diligently set about debunking the paranormal world of ghosts, spooks and phantoms - and those who claim they can detect or exorcise such flights of fancy.

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8 Seasons, 89 Episodes

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  • Season 8

    Penn & Teller take on cheerleaders, fast food, teen sex, seniors, vaccinations, and more.

    Season 8
  • Season 7

    Penn & Teller trash astrology, video games, the Apocalypse, organic food, lawns, the Vatican, and more.

    Season 7
  • Season 6

    Penn & Teller debunk porn, new age medicine, dolphins, insomnia, sensitivity training and more.

    Season 6
  • Season 5

    Penn & Teller take on obesity, Walmart, immigration, Mt. Rushmore, anger management, & more.

    Season 5
  • Season 4

    Penn & Teller debunk the Boy Scouts, the death penalty, Bigfoot, pet love, abstinence, and more.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Penn & Teller take on circumcision, conspiracy theories, life coaching, political correctness, religious icons and more.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Penn & Teller debunk PETA, the war on drugs, tantric sex, the moral minority, fitness, and more.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Penn & Teller take on psychics, chiropractors, second hand smoke, feng shui, dieting, and more.

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