The Best Episodes of Penn & Teller Tell a Lie

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018

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.

Hook and Loop Fabric is Stronger than Two Monster Trucks

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

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 8.08
25 votes
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You Can Blow Out a Forest Fire

#2 - You Can Blow Out a Forest Fire

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 8.05
41 votes
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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

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

star 7.94
33 votes
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Piranha Will Not Kill You

#4 - Piranha Will Not Kill You

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.79
39 votes
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You Can Crack a Safe with Liquid Nitrogen

#5 - You Can Crack a Safe with Liquid Nitrogen

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 7.48
33 votes
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A Head of Hair Can Lift a Mustang

#6 - A Head of Hair Can Lift a Mustang

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.37
73 votes
Directors: Jonathan Haug
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