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Season 8

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

Cheerleaders
Episode 1: Cheerleaders

Original Air Date: Jun 10, 2010

In the Season 8 premiere, it's as all-American as apple pie, but cheerleading is also responsible for 65% of all catastrophic female sport injuries, with competitive coaches, fanatic parents, and a multimillion dollar industry concerned with its bottom line.

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Fast Food
Episode 2: Fast Food

Original Air Date: Jun 17, 2010

Hold on to your cheeseburger! Public Health agencies, food activists and special interest groups have launched an all-out war against fast food restaurants. Should the government really be spending our tax dollars to regulate what, where, and how we eat?

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Martial Arts
Episode 3: Martial Arts

Original Air Date: Jun 24, 2010

Thanks to centuries of Eastern mystique, the martial arts may appear spiritual and special. The mischievous magicians take a more skeptical look at a bunch of guys in pajamas breaking boards with their feet and overweight housewives learning to "defend" themselves.

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Teen Sex
Episode 4: Teen Sex

Original Air Date: Jul 1, 2010

Every generation worries about teen sex, but today's parents are more hysterical than ever. The duo will look at the drastic measures adults are taking to combat the perceived dangers of teenage promiscuity, "sexting," and gay-straight alliances.

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Easy Money
Episode 5: Easy Money

Original Air Date: Jul 8, 2010

Everyone wants to get rich quick, but are multilevel marketing schemes really the answer? Penn & Teller reveal the truth about direct-sales companies that market everything from sausages to sex toys.

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Area 51
Episode 6: Area 51

Original Air Date: Jul 15, 2010

Is the government hiding alien spaceships? Follow a team of UFO hunters on an overnight expedition in search of mysterious aircraft flying above a secret military facility known as Area 51.

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Criminal Justice
Episode 7: Criminal Justice

Original Air Date: Jul 22, 2010

Is America's criminal justice system weighed down with bad science, ineffective methods, incompetence and corruption? Penn & Teller set out to reveal that the only thing scarier than crime is America's war on crime.

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Old People
Episode 8: Old People

Original Air Date: Jul 29, 2010

According to Penn and Teller, America's seniors are stripped of their dignity thanks to ongoing stereotypes about old people. They investigate the widespread beliefs that old people can't drive, don't have sex, and smell bad.

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Self-Esteem
Episode 9: Self-Esteem

Original Air Date: Aug 5, 2010

Research has proven that self-esteem-building does not work. However, misguided parents, coaches and social workers are using this flawed technique to create a generation of narcissistic losers who believe that they are "special."

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Vaccinations
Episode 10: Vaccinations

Original Air Date: Aug 12, 2010

In the Season 8 finale, vaccination is considered modern medicine's greatest weapon against disease but thanks to pseudo-science and public gullibility, the debate over vaccination safety rages on.

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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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