'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' Season 7 Premiere: Duo fooled three times by escape artist Helen Coghlan, fans are happy
The stakes are unusually high, as Penn and Teller are masters of illusion and misleading themselves, so the aspiring magicians will have to pull the best trick to impress them
Nothing like a bit of magic to cheer you up in these dark times. ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ is a magic competition television program, where magicians craft careful tricks in front of the magician-comedian duo, Penn and Teller. After the act, if the duo is 'fooled', meaning that they don't know how the trick is done, the magician will be rewarded handsomely, either with an extravagant trip or may get to perform as the opening act in Penn & Teller’s world-famous show as well as at the Rio Hotel and Casino.
The stakes are unusually high, as Penn and Teller are masters of illusion and misleading themselves, so the aspiring magicians will have to pull the best trick to impress them. The show is hosted by Alyson Hannigan, who is famous for her role as Lily Aldrin from 'How I Met Your Mother'. Usually, in the show, there is a backstage judge who is versed in magic and is told about the mechanism behind the trick. This judge then decides whether Penn and Teller have correctly understood the secret behind the trick.
In this episode, there were a lot of astounding tricks by magicians by Shawn Farquhar, Helen Coghlan, Paul Gertner and Ondrej Pšenicka. While all of them were undoubtedly impressive, Coghlan was the only one who managed to fool Penn and Teller, all three times. Fans were in full awe of her and praised her on Twitter, "Marvelous!" a fan tweeted.
"Want to say I'm surprised an escape artist was 1st person to "Fool" Penn and Teller for 3rd time, but I honestly can say I'm not. Pair has never been known for escape tricks in their act, so I'm not sure how up to date they are on props in that area of magic. #FoolUs," a fan wrote as Coghlan had adopted strange escapist tricks in her act that involved numerous boxes.
"I THOROUGHLY THOROUGHLY ENJOYED HER ACT!!! JUST PERFECT!! # a fan tweeted.
"We have a three-time fooler!" another wrote.
Penn usually gets very mad when he gets fooled and his comments are always a treat to fans. "OMG I love how Penn gets so mad!! Another #FOOLERX3 (I guessed the force and the video trick right though!!)," a fan wrote as Ondrej had developed a trick where he could find the right card in the pack, in an old video from one of his past appearances on 'Penn & Teller'.
The show airs on CW, Mondays at 9 pm.