Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

Season 4 Episode 1

Boy Scouts

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 03, 2006 on Showtime

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  • A one-sided attack of an organization successful in cultivating straight "A" students at a rate almost double the non-member and citizens that are more likely than non-members to participate in sports, drama, art, music, and community service projects. I

    Just look at Scouting in Canada to see what happens when Boy Scout membership standards change. The program was distorted and incomplete. Newsweek says boys are more likely than girls to do poorly in school, take drugs, and skip college. A Harris Internative study details how Scouting effectively combats this. The service hours Scouts contribute to their communities (often schools, military bases, and other government properties)more than cover the "tax dollars" received. As magicians, Penn and Teller are the masters of deception. As show hosts they can't pass the scrutiny of truth. Their show could not be more aptly named.
  • In this episode Penn opens by explaining that he was a boy scout, but when he was in it was different. Then they meet scouts who are on both sides of the debate and they then explain how religion has taken over. After which they have an gay/straight campi

    This is the much anticipated first episode of the fourth season of Penn & Tellers show: Bullshit. As expected they dove right into the topic of how the Boy Scuts were a corrupt institution hell bent on teaching young boys to be against homosexuals and athiests. One of the things they point out is that the Mormon church has taken over a large part of the organization. They make claim to the fact that the Mormon's support and run around 60% of all Boy Scout troops. One of the problems that I had with this episode was that they presented the camping contest's results as being an absolute certainty every time. But overall this was an above average and certaintly amusing episode of Bullshit!