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Are Penn and Teller snarky?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by hbarcat, Sep 24, 2008.


  1. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    Are Penn and Teller snarky?

    If they are, is that good or bad, considering they are social critics as well as entertainers?

    If they are not snarky, then how do they come across to you?
     
  2. Linas

    Linas

    Jan 6, 2005
    Chicago
    As long as clay aiken is gay, pen and teller are snarky.
     
  3. Dangle

    Dangle

    May 28, 2008
    that's the 1st i've heard of this word snarky.
    it's a strange one. penn is a decent bass player from what i've seen.
     
  4. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    they're right up my alley.
     
  5. Clay is gay :confused::confused::confused::D

    P&T's "Bullsh-t" is a good show, snarky or not.
     
  6. Ha!

    ....nice to see another aviation geek/bassist...

    ;)

    ...and yes, P&T are "snarky", but they're usually also CORRECT. They just share it in an entertaining way...entertaining to me at least, probably not to the folks they're skewering!

    :)
     
  7. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    they did a really excellent episode of their show about faith healing... it was hillarious.
     
  8. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    They really tore into those who bilk people out of money by "communicating" with their dead relatives. I've never seen Penn act so angry at one of the show's subjects as he did these scammers.

    Good-- they deserve it.
     
  9. Isn't Teller gay?? Maybe he and Clay are buddies.
     
  10. I had to look up "snarky". But to answer the question - absolutely. For the most part I would say it is well justified.
     
  11. That "snarkiness" is part of the appeal.

    Penn is one hella smart dude.
     
  12. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    Hell yeah they are snarky but they are my heros.

    I really love when they do episodes like the war on drugs, the war on pron, sensitivity training, ext. Where they have something to say more than just make fun of whack jobs (although was also really funny when they rip on those people that pay 2,000 dollars to go the DESERT to commune with dolphin spirits.)
     
  13. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    Welcome to this decade.:D
     
  14. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I don't know if they're snarky, but usually they are spot on. I find them funny, and my favorite show is where the chick volunteers to get bikini waxed "down there". They showed everything and I'm not to proud to admit that I watched it in slow motion. Repeatedly. :)
     
  15. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    What episode was that? Please tell me it was this season, I have show time on demand!

    Speaking of showtime... Weeds + Californication + Dexter + Penn and Teller = the best TV lineup in the history of the world
     
  16. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Yeah they're definitely snarky but that's part of their whole shtick.



    "snarky" and "shtick" in the same sentence...I deserve a cookie for that.
     
  17. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I don't know. It's the only episode I've seen. It was during a time when they had free Showtime and such. It happens every now and then.
     
  18. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Great show.
     

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