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Season 4

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

Cryptozoology
Episode 1: Cryptozoology

Original Air Date: Apr 24, 2006

In episode 401, the fourth season premiere, Penn and Teller blow the lid off the methods and beliefs of "cryptozoologists," an outrageous fringe group of marginalized scientists on the prowl for Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Chupacabra.

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The Boy Scouts
Episode 2: The Boy Scouts

Original Air Date: Apr 3, 2006

In episode 402, the mischievous magicians expose the hypocrisy of society with an episode that focuses on the Boy Scouts of America and its policy of intolerance toward homosexuals and atheists.

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Prostitution
Episode 3: Prostitution

Original Air Date: Apr 10, 2006

In episode 403, exploring the absurdity of the world's oldest profession being illegal with a look at the only place in America where it's not: Nevada counties where the practice is regulated, pimps don't exist, hookers pay taxes, and HIV is nonexistent.

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The Death Penalty
Episode 4: The Death Penalty

Original Air Date: Apr 17, 2006

In episode 404, studies show that there is no deterrent effect to state executions, and DNA evidence has so far exonerated 122 men formerly on death row. The magicians ask why our government still supports the archaic, cruel and costly death penalty.

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Numbers
Episode 5: Numbers

Original Air Date: May 29, 2006

In episode 405, the magicians take a look at numbers and statistics, and how both are frequently fudged by the media, politicians and corporations to manipulate the public into following their agendas.

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Abstinence
Episode 6: Abstinence

Original Air Date: Jun 5, 2006

In episode 406, Penn and Teller debunk the abstinence movement that discourages masturbation and healthy sexuality, as well as government programs that disseminate false information to our children.

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Pet Love
Episode 7: Pet Love

Original Air Date: May 8, 2006

In episode 407, Penn and Teller expose the hilariously sad lengths to which people go to pamper their prized pooches and pussycats, from pet psychics to doggie-daycare spas to animal-only playgrounds.

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Ground Zero
Episode 8: Ground Zero

Original Air Date: May 1, 2006

In episode 408, greed and bureaucratic red-tape continue to delay the building of a memorial to the fallen of 9/11 at New York's Ground Zero. In this edition, Penn and Teller take on those who are responsible for the lack of action four years later.

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Reparations
Episode 9: Reparations

Original Air Date: May 15, 2006

In episode 409, skeptics Penn and Teller examine the issue of reparations - reimbursing descendants of groups whose ancestors suffered racist indignities like slavery or forced relocation. Is this a true means of righting a past injustice?

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Manners
Episode 10: Manners

Original Air Date: May 22, 2006

In episode 410, the fourth season finale, Penn and Teller ask if it's really true that, as a poll claims 8 out of 10 Americans believe, we are ruder today than at any other time in history. Visits with an etiquette expert and a stripper put the matter of manners into perspective.

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

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  • 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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