The BEST Episodes of Penn & Teller Tell a Lie
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.