Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

Season 1 Episode 4

End of the World

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 14, 2003 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • Two further pieces of James Randi's Nostradamus interview are shown in the deleted scenes on the first season dvd.

  • Quotes

    • Cameraman: Do you think this tape will ever air?
      Bruce Beach: I don't give that a very high probability.

    • Bruce Beach: This is the largest private shelter in the world.
      Penn: WOW! Sounds amazing!
      Bruce Beach: It's been built out of 42 school buses.
      Penn: ....maybe not.

    • Penn: Bruce calls his underground empire "Ark II". The reason you can't see it is because the local fire dept. has sealed it shut. Ironically, they say it's a safety hazard.

    • Marrs: [responding to critics] But, listen, it says in the last days, for example, every person will receive a mark. Go to the beach today. Watch television. EVERYBODY has tattoos. It's trendy!

    • Penn: [on Hal Lindsey] It sure doesn't help your credibility when you get caught making sh*t UP! Better to be vague.

    • James Randi: You can't rewrite your books after the predictions don't happen. But John Hogue apparently thinks that's kosher! Apparently he thinks you can do that! I don't think so.

    • Penn: [criticizing John Hogue's interpretation techniques] There is no silent "H" in Latin, *ssH*LE!

    • James Randi: (Talking about people who predict when the world will end) We hear these prophets working all the time! We see them on television, we read their books. They're never called to task when they're wrong and they are wrong, wrong, wrong, all the time!

    • Penn: Nostradamus was nothing more than a bad poet with a paranoid streak!

    • Penn: Lady, if you went a month without food you would want to be dead!

    • Penn: If my ear were a vagina I could have sex with myself!

  • Notes

    • James Randi a outspoken critic of those in the paranormal or psychic world made a appearance on today's episode.

  • Allusions