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Season 5

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

Obesity
Episode 1: Obesity

Original Air Date: Mar 22, 2007

In episode 501, the fifth season premiere, the first (and probably last) "Fat Guy Olympics" is the cornerstone of this episode that focuses on the uncomfortably cozy relationship between the medical establishment and the weight-loss industry.

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Wal-Mart
Episode 2: Wal-Mart

Original Air Date: Mar 29, 2007

In episode 502, Penn and Teller look at the up side of the business that America loves to hate, including the little-discussed economic benefits of Third World sweat shops, and the union smear campaign against the country's largest employer.

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Breast Hysteria
Episode 3: Breast Hysteria

Original Air Date: Apr 5, 2007

In episode 503, the magicians get a firm grip on our fascination with the female form by visiting with a mom who inadvertently tested corporate tolerance for public breast feeding and a breast cancer survivor who is not a fan of the pink ribbon campaign.

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Detoxing
Episode 4: Detoxing

Original Air Date: Apr 12, 2007

In episode 504, an interview with a parasitologist who spills the truth about the parasites that live inside us and a visit to a life-size walkthrough colon round out a skeptical inquiry into the allegedly cleansing process of detoxifying.

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Exorcism
Episode 5: Exorcism

Original Air Date: Apr 19, 2007

In episode 505, Penn and Teller battle the forces of evil when they witness three modern-day exorcists performing their demonic casting-out duties, then pay a visit to the "Black Pope," the leader of the Church of Satan.

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Immigration
Episode 6: Immigration

Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2007

In episode 506, a blizzard of immigration BS melts when Penn and Teller spend some time with the "Minutemen," a militia group dedicated to preventing illegal border crossings, while illegal immigrants demonstrate their fence-jumping techniques.

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Handicap Parking
Episode 7: Handicap Parking

Original Air Date: May 3, 2007

In episode 507, Penn and Teller expose the widely abused nonsense that is "handicap parking" and illuminate the bureaucratic nightmare of the Americans with Disabilities Act by speaking to disabled Americans who think the ADA is pure BS.

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Mount Rushmore
Episode 8: Mount Rushmore

Original Air Date: May 10, 2007

In episode 508, in the shadow of one of America's most treasured monuments, Penn and Teller find citizens who hate its very existence, expose some ugly details about the site, and examine the pros and cons of patriotism.

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Nukes, Hybrids & Lesbians
Episode 9: Nukes, Hybrids & Lesbians

Original Air Date: May 17, 2007

In episode 509, the subject of pollution and the misinformation surrounding it inspire Penn and Teller to tackle the subjects of nuclear power, hybrid cars, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and lesbians on a blind date, all within the same episode.

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Anger Management
Episode 10: Anger Management

Original Air Date: May 24, 2007

In episode 510, the fifth season finale, despite the popularity of court-ordered anger management therapy, Penn and Teller find that the validity of such programs is less than certain, while a fascinating experiment exposes what's wrong with "venting."

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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.

    Season 1
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