The BEST Episodes of Penn & Teller Tell a Lie

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 3, 2020

Network: Discovery

In each episode of "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie,'' the comedy-magic duo makes several (up to seven) outrageous claims, such as a butter knife can stop a speeding bullet, that are supported by scientific evidence -- most of which are, surprisingly, true. But one of the claims is a lie. And it's up to the viewers, in an interactive format, to determine which of the duo's stories is false. Viewers are prompted throughout the show to utilize the show's online and mobile apps to cast their votes and at the end of each episode, the live results of the home audience's vote are revealed.

You Can Blow Out a Forest Fire

#1 - You Can Blow Out a Forest Fire

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 12, 2011

Penn & Teller make 7 outrageous claims. 6 are true and one is a big fat lie. Stories include, a torch fueled by bacon can cut through solid steel, wrestlers can be defeated by a large cheese and wallpaper is strong enough to withstand a wrecking ball.

star 7.84
190 votes
A Head of Hair Can Lift a Mustang

#2 - A Head of Hair Can Lift a Mustang

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2011

Penn & Teller make 7 outrageous claims. 6 are true and one is a big fat lie! Stories include, a head of hair can lift a car filled with people ten feet in the air, profanity can lessen pain, if you can land a plane with it's doors.

star 7.52
221 votes
Directors: Jonathan Haug
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You Can Fly Using Hair Bleach for Fuel

#3 - You Can Fly Using Hair Bleach for Fuel

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 26, 2011

Claims include that a butter knife can stop a bullet and that man can fly using bleach for fuel.

star 7.34
91 votes
Hook and Loop Fabric is Stronger than Two Monster Trucks

#4 - Hook and Loop Fabric is Stronger than Two Monster Trucks

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 2, 2011

Claims involving cotton candy, machine guns and carnival games are featured. One story out of six is false.

star 7.32
84 votes
Piranha Will Not Kill You

#5 - Piranha Will Not Kill You

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2011

Penn & Teller make 6 outrageous claims. 5 are true and one is a big fat lie. Stories include, road kill can be healthy eating, four hundred eggs can hold up a ton of cheerleaders and Piranahs will not kill you.

star 7.27
128 votes
You Can Crack a Safe with Liquid Nitrogen

#6 - You Can Crack a Safe with Liquid Nitrogen

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2011

Episode Synopsis: Seven far-fetched claims are made, and one is false. Stories involving a snail, a superhighway, a linen shirt and an airplane are featured.

star 7.14
121 votes