The Best Episodes of Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2019

Fool Us challenges magicians to perform in front of Penn and Teller. If they can fool Penn and Teller, they win a five star trip to Las Vegas to perform as the opening act in Penn & Teller's world famous show at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Well-known illusionists Penn and Teller throw down the gauntlet to aspiring magicians in the UK to perform their most mystifying trick - and fool Penn and Teller. Las Vegas legends Penn & Teller have no prior knowledge of either the performers or the planned trick. They sit in the audience just like everyone else, watching every move the guest magicians make. And, if any illusionist comes on and fools the professionals - they win a five star trip to Las Vegas to perform as the opening act in Penn & Teller's world famous show at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Every magician will be performing for high stakes. Whether it's a grand stage illusion or a tiny trick of sleight of hand, whether it uses tigers or toothpicks, if they are good enough to fool Penn & Teller then they get to perform in Vegas with the iconic duo.

Water Tanks for the Memories

#1 - Water Tanks for the Memories

Season 1 - Episode 8

Magicians Lee Hathaway, Jack Taperell, Laura London, and Paul & Martin Daniels try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks. To close the show, Penn & Teller perform the world's first underwater card trick - with a shocking twist.

star 8.22
142 votes
Penn Gets Nailed

#2 - Penn Gets Nailed

Season 1 - Episode 5

French illusionists Cubic Act, who use a magical box on stage, card expert Michael Vincent, Victorian magicians Morgan & West and award-winning performer Nick Einhorn try to outwit the double act with mind-boggling tricks, in the hope of landing a gig with them in Las Vegas. The duo also perform a trick involving a nailgun.

star 8.19
177 votes
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A Bellyful of Needles

#3 - A Bellyful of Needles

Season 1 - Episode 7

This week, the reigning world card trick champion, Shawn Farquhar, does the impossible right under Penn's nose. Plus Cuba's greatest magician - Manuel Martinez, who now lives in Margate - takes to the stage, and one act performs the most stunning climax to a trick ever seen on TV. Also staring Etienne Pradier and Chris Dugdale.

star 8.11
143 votes
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The Invisi-Ball Thread

#4 - The Invisi-Ball Thread

Season 2 - Episode 2

Magicians Leon & Romy, Mike Hammer, Shin Lim, and Peter Boie try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.98
219 votes
Teller Is a Blockhead

#5 - Teller Is a Blockhead

Season 1 - Episode 4

This episode has 15-year-old Daniel Kramer from North London show card & physical tricks, Romany (Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year 2006) performs while tied up with rope, Alan Rorrison shows off some close-up magic and Richard Bellars returns from a previous episode to see if he can fool Penn & Teller by predicting the outcome of some challenges he sets for them on-stage...

star 7.96
167 votes
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Stab a Card, Any Card...

#6 - Stab a Card, Any Card...

Season 1 - Episode 2

Magicians Young & Strange, Mark Shortland, Mathieu Bich, and Daniel Madison try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.93
200 votes
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Teller Sucks... Helium

#7 - Teller Sucks... Helium

Season 1 - Episode 1

Magicians High Jinx, Jon Allen, and Graham Jolley try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks. Prior foolers John Archer and Benjamin Earl visit Vegas.

star 7.92
268 votes
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Solid Goldfish

#8 - Solid Goldfish

Season 1 - Episode 3

Magicians Piff the Magic Dragon, Soma, Alan Hudson, and Damien O'Brien try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.90
206 votes
Penn & Teller Keep You in Suspense

#9 - Penn & Teller Keep You in Suspense

Season 5 - Episode 10

Magicians Simon Pierro, Nicholas Wallace, Darcy Oake, and Alex Geiser try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.83
106 votes
Writers: Penn Jillette, Teller
The Great Escape

#10 - The Great Escape

Season 3 - Episode 9

Magicians Xavier Mortimer, Fielding West, Caleb Wiles, and Kevin Hall the Magic Maniac try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.81
201 votes
Mission Impossi-Ball

#11 - Mission Impossi-Ball

Season 2 - Episode 5

Magicians Bill Cook, Wes Barker, Matt Holtzclaw, and David Regal try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.80
188 votes
Penn & Teller Have A Blast

#12 - Penn & Teller Have A Blast

Season 3 - Episode 3

Magicians Robert Ramirez, Dominik, Joel Ward, and Mahdi Gilbert try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.80
264 votes
Does This Trick Ring a Bell?

#13 - Does This Trick Ring a Bell?

Season 4 - Episode 5

Magicians Dyno Staats, Aiden Sinclair, Axel Adler, and David Parr try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.79
182 votes
Writers: Matt Donnelly
Here's Moxie!

#14 - Here's Moxie!

Season 3 - Episode 8

Magicians Matthew Laslo, Zabrecky, David Garrard, and Wayne Hoffman try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.76
215 votes
A Big Round of Applause for Alyson

#15 - A Big Round of Applause for Alyson

Season 4 - Episode 7

Magicians Riccardo Berdini, Yan Markson, Ondrej Psenicka, and Glenn Morphew try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.75
177 votes
Writers: Matt Donnelly
Now THAT'S Bunny!

#16 - Now THAT'S Bunny!

Season 2 - Episode 6

Magicians Jay Sankey, Greg Wilson, Trigg Watson, and Jen Kramer try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.73
184 votes
Teller Flips a Bird

#17 - Teller Flips a Bird

Season 4 - Episode 3

Magicians Misty Lee, Shin Lim, Andi Gladwin, and Hatfields try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks. Special guest: Louie Anderson.

star 7.73
207 votes
Writers: Matt Donnelly
Shoot to Kill

#18 - Shoot to Kill

Season 2 - Episode 3

Magicians Brian Brushwood, Simon Pierro, John Lovick, and Kyle Knight & Mistie try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.72
199 votes
Juggle, Juggle, Penn's in Trouble

#19 - Juggle, Juggle, Penn's in Trouble

Season 3 - Episode 7

Magicians Vitaly Beckman, Simon Coronel, Mac King, and Kevin Viner try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.71
203 votes
Penn, Teller and a Mind Reading Chicken

#20 - Penn, Teller and a Mind Reading Chicken

Season 4 - Episode 2

Magicians Jonathan Burns, Jo De Rijck, David Caserta, and Jimmy Ichihana try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.71
226 votes
Writers: Matt Donnelly
You Dirty Rathead!

#21 - You Dirty Rathead!

Season 3 - Episode 5

Magicians Alex Ramon, Greg Frewin, Vinny Grosso, and Arthur Trace try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.71
226 votes
Penn & Teller Teach You a Trick

#22 - Penn & Teller Teach You a Trick

Season 4 - Episode 1

Magicians Richard Turner, Young & Strange, Kayla Drescher, and Mike Super try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.71
278 votes
Writers: Matt Donnelly
The Magic of Polyester

#23 - The Magic of Polyester

Season 1 - Episode 6

Magicians Gazzo, Colin McLeod, Keelan Leyser & Charolette Marie, Brynolf & Ljung, try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.70
162 votes
Knife of the Party

#24 - Knife of the Party

Season 2 - Episode 4

Magicians Austin Janik, Amazing Allison, Mac King, and Norman Ng try to fool the veteran duo with their tricks.

star 7.70
200 votes
The Rematch

#25 - The Rematch

Season 5 - Episode 2

Returning magicians Vinny Grosso, Morgan & West, Paul Gertner, and Eric Jones hope to fool the veteran duo a second time with their tricks.

star 7.70
126 votes
Writers: Penn Jillette, Teller