Penn & Teller: BS! 8 Seasons 2010

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Season 8
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10. Vaccinations TV-MA CC

Vaccination is considered modern medicine's greatest weapon against disease. But thanks to pseudoscience, fear, and the public's gullibility, the debate over vaccination safety rages on. Should parents trust their children's health to loudmouth celebrities rather than doctors and scientists?

Runtime:
27 minutes
Original air date:
August 12, 2010

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Season 8

Product Details

Genres Documentary, Comedy
Director David Wechter
Season year 2010
Network Showtime
Producers Peter Adam Golden, Eric Small, David Wechter
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Lantz on October 6, 2012
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Obviously this is awesome! I actually do disagree with some of their sturr, but I love the show, I love their act, and I have tremendous respect for them as people. Penn is the loudest most obnoxious personality I have ever seen who can admit when he is wrong, show humility, and learn from his experiences and Teller is simply amazing as always.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brandt Bowersox on March 10, 2015
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Great show, smart show plus nudity. Even if you don't agree with everything they come up with its still entertaining.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hilarious on October 9, 2014
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As all the other seasons, a good factual program that is very well researched and exposes some hard truths. They do skim over certain aspects of the subject but hey, its a program. I love the fact that folks on the wrong side of the argument (according to P&T) get mocked continuously. Seriously funny and serious at the same time. These boys preach freeddom in it's base sense, something most of America needs to understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yasue on November 10, 2014
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You know what I love about these guys? Even if they attack a pet issue of the conservatives or the liberals in a way that would make people whine, we need those reality checks. Do I always agree with them? No, but walking around with ones views and beliefs on a topic is not only unhealthy, its lazy. Watch and read up on any of these topics. It's good for your brain.
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Another magnificent episode exposing so-called "self defense", the ignorance of the consumer, the ignorance and arrogance of the martial arts instructor, and, as per this episode, the parlor trick of breaking boards, and the money making industry that it is.

For the record, I've done martial arts for over twenty years. I've been in self defense situations, I've sparred against the toughest Tae Kwon Do practitioners from Korea's Kukiwon academy, I've fought the Pan-African Continental champion, I've squared off against thugs, one who was armed with a Bowie knife. My instructor is a former police officer who teaches at the local JC, and who does security consulting for the Secret Service, trains police officers in self defense, and has numerous black belts in a variety of systems. I've studied primarily Tae Kwon Do under him, but have been exposed to judo, hapkido, shodokan karate, and a few other forms of fighting.

With all that in mind, all I can say is Penn and Teller get it right again! Breaking boards, bricks, or having your student smash thin lumber at its weakest load bearing point (their "moment" or point of torque) is absolutely ridiculous. And, when confronted with a mugger, as per the advice from the local PD and my instructor, give them what they want, minus your life.

Fancy kicks (see my previous review on Chong Lee's Explosive Kicks, available from this website), practicing one steps, doing all the disciplinary routines, is more or less an instruction in ancient history of how feudal militaries and independent medieval freehold militias created movements that the body could execute in order to create a chance of fending off an attack.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Hill on February 20, 2015
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Overall not a bad show if you watch it keeping in mind that it's their opinions on a lot of things but it's their show so let then so what they want. Has some interesting topics and overall it entertains me so I'll keep watching
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Justin Burch on January 30, 2013
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While there are certainly some funny episodes the season as a whole just wasn't up to what we've come to expect from the duo.
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I love the whole series from Season 1 Episode 1 to Season Eights last episode...

Penn & Teller in the tradition of Houdini, expose the facts, myth, misinformation behind just about every topic of life, from Cheerleaders being real athletes to bottle water, they do it in a very entertaining fashion (I am a huge fan).

Word of warning not for young viewers, nudity, and language are in just about every episode also.

One of my favorite episodes was the bottle water one, they set up a fake restaurant complete with a special bottle water menu of exotic bottled water from around the world, spoiler alert -------- which they were filling with a garden hose in the back. They also did a similar one on fast food, they cut through all the BS
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