'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' premiere: Were you fooled by magic?

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"Penn & Teller: Fool Us" is one of those shows that wants to explain how magic works -- sort of. It takes a bunch of aspiring magicians and pits them against Las Vegas staples Penn & Teller.

The question is, were you taken in by the magic tricks?

Interestingly, the performers were not judged on stage-craft -- the first magician to fool Penn & Teller was a rather dour Frenchman with an impressive but not entertaining card trick. They were instead supposed to do a trick that can't be figured out when watched by the titular judges. Mostly, the performers failed.

But they were a lot of fun to watch. That works -- especially when watching a show imported for the summer from the U.K.

Photo/Video credit: The CW