Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

P.E.T.A.

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 4/1/04
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  • Episode Description
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.) plays on our compassion for other living things while laying a trap to turn the tables on us: P.E.T.A. is against all forms of medical testing involving animals-regardless of the potential benefits to human beings...it's enough to make a vegetarian eat meat! Special Guest Experts include: Jackie David (Public Information Director of City of LA Animal Services Department) Dennis Prager (Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host and Columnist) David Martosko (Research Director, Center for Consumer Freedom) Pamelyn Ferdin (Former Actor, Animal Activist with Animal Defense League) Dr. Jerry Vlasack (Member of Animal Defense League Los Angeles) Dr. Steven Best (Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Texas El Paso) Gary Yourofsky (PETA advocate, Official Orator for PETA) Dr. Ray Greek (President of Americans for Medical Advancment, former PETA Supporter) Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH (Professor of Medicine and Public Health, George Washington Univeristy Medical Center) Brian Levin (Director, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism) Ingrid Newkirk (Founder of PETA [stock footage]) Patti Strand (President of National Animal Interest Alliance) Jerry Greenwalt (General Manager, LA Animal Services) Rodney Adam Coronado (Member of A.L.F, Sea Shepard, and Earth First Movement) Patty Wood (Survivor Through Animal Research)moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Penn Jillette

    Himself

  • Teller

    Himself

  • Star Price

  • David Wechter

  • John McLaughlin

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Penn & Teller rip PETA a new one!

    By the_311_saint, Apr 18, 2006

  • Watch it. It's a good episode!

    By orangebuttercat, Oct 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Penn: You want passion and truth? Okay. Teller and I would personally kill EVERY chimp in the world, with our bare hands, to save ONE street junkie...with AIDS.

    • Penn: Let's be clear. PETA boss and guru Ingrid Newkirk is having animals put to death. PETA kills animals while attacking people who kill animals. Teller, get the dictionary, is there an entry for F**KING BIG A** hypocrite?

    • Yourofsky: First of all, we have to understand that animal research is unscientific. And animal-derived data can never be made relevant to another species. Guidotti: Without animal research, we have no biomedical science. Not only do we have no biomedical science, we have no public health.

    • Penn: [on PETA's relationship with Rodney Coronado] In fact, Ingrid has publicly called Rodney Coronado a, quote, "fine, young man". If you can be a convicted arsonist who has set at least 7 fires, and still be a "fine, young man", what the F**K does it take to be a monster??

    • Nugent: We've got reports and files with law enforcement across America where the animal rights extremists are on record threatening to kill my children on the way to school...because we eat pheasant.

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    Notes (1)

    • When Teller is eating the fried chicken, one of the live chickens can be seen pecking at and eating some of the fried chicken.

    Trivia (3)

    • First use of the motorized lazy susan and connected chairs. Penn and Teller would sit in these many times over the rest of the series.

    • The short list of procedures, cures, and vaccines obtained through animal research from the episode: VACCINES- Anthrax, chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, flu, influenza B, hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, polio, rabies, rubella, smallpox, tetanus, whooping cough, yellow fever; MEDICATIONS- Insulin, penicillin, streptomycin, anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, anticoagulants, chemotherapy, cyclosporine; DEVICES- Pacemakers, artificial heart, artificial hip, artificial knee; PROCEDURES- Angioplasty, organ transplantation, heart transplantation, kidney transplantation, liver transplantation, corneal transplantation.

    • Not only is a picture of Mary Beth Sweetland in Teller's dictionary under hypocrite, the definition of hypocrite above it actually has "Mary Beth Sweetland" as the first meaning of the word.

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