Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

Season 1 Episode 2

Alternative Medicine

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 31, 2003 on Showtime
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Penn and Teller take down alternative medicine. Penn and Teller will investigate an alternative medicine fair where they will show the humbug behind alternative medicine and why it's all just a bunch of bullshit! Aspects of alternative medicine that are looked into: chiropractic medicine, reflexology, magnet therapy and more. Experts seen in this episode include: Jeffery Ptak (Chiropractor) Charles Devall, Jr. William Philpott (Magnet Therapist, Chairman of the Bio-Magnetic Institute) Robert Park (Executive Director of the American Physical Society) Dr. Stephen Barrett (Consumer Advocate) Zachery Brinkerhoff (Reflexologist)moreless

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    • Penn: And why do chiropractors continue to give regular adjustments, week in and week out, to perfectly healthy people?
      Devall: So the chiropractor can buy a Porsche.

    • Brinkerhoff: [to a patient] Can you say Hallelujah? HALLELUJAH
      Penn: A lot of real scientists make you say 'Hallelujah'.

    • Brinkerhoff: [to a patient] Just close your eyes, and see if you can feel your ovary twitching. Do you?
      Penn: Did he just say 'See if you can feel your ovary twitching'???

    • Philpott: At this stage...we can't...officially...scientifically claim we can cure anything. [record skip] At this stage...we can't...officially...scientifically claim we can cure anything. [record skip] At this stage...
      Penn: HEY BILL! TATTOO THAT LAST SENTENCE BACKWARDS ON YOUR A** SO YOU CAN READ IT IN THE MIRROR!

    • Philpott: [holding rectangular magnet] Now we use this one in our super magnetic beds. We have 70 of these placed an inch apart and and that's 400 pounds of magnets. These weigh 4 pounds apiece...
      Penn: Hey, wait a minute! 70 times 4, that's 280 pounds, A**HOLE! He can't do multiplication and you're gonna trust him with your health?

    • Penn: Reflexologists believe that the foot contains pathways to every nerve ending and organ in the body and, by putting pressure on the various points in the foot, a plethora of diseases can be alleviated. Really. In fact, Teller believes in automotive reflexology. He's changing my spark plugs.
      (camera pulls back to show Teller tapping the tire of Penn's car with a hammer.)

    • Penn: So magnets are a cheap and legal high? Why is anyone using crack?

    • Penn: For $55 an hour he is going to jackhammer her foot!

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