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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bill Nye The Science Guy


Bill Nye the Science Guy was an educational television program that originally aired from September 10, 1993, to February 20, 1998, hosted by Bill Nye and produced by Walt Disney Educational Services. The show aired on PBS Kids and was also syndicated to local stations. It still airs on some PBS stations as an educational program for in-school use. Each of the 100 episodes aims to teach a specific topic in science to a preteen audience. The show is frequently used in schools.



Bill Nye the Science Guy has been likened to a modern Mr. Wizard. Bill's TV persona is a tall and slender scientist wearing a blue lab coat and a bow-tie. He mixes the serious science of everyday things with fast-paced action and humor. Each show begins with Bill walking onto the set, called "Nye Labs", which is filled with scientific visuals (including many "of science" contraptions announced dramatically, such as "The slingshots of Science!") relevant to the topic of the show. Most episodes contain a mock song parody and music video in the "Soundtrack of Science" by "Not That Bad Records", substituting a scientific roundup of the episode for the lyrics to a popular song. Each show ends with Bill explaining his departure in a clever description of an activity on topic. The credits sometimes rolled next to a series of outtakes from the episode.


43 comments:

  1. I loved Bill Nye. He was THE science guy.

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  2. holy crap man, you got me again!

    lol at all the random stuff in his videos to keep kids focussed

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  3. BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL

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  4. lol fuckin great bastard bill :D

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  5. BBBBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL
    how I miss thee

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  6. Why you always get me with these vids?

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  7. Bill NYE!

    My sister's school used to show this. I thought it was a joke when she told me.

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  8. Mmm no gonna have to go with Beakman's World.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFk3y4xLH18

    Sorrrrry but Beakman > Bill

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  9. i was happy to lose this one. God I love that show.

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  10. I so lost, even though we still watch this in my Physics class. I love my physics class.

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  11. I miss the original Mr Wizard :<

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  12. OMG, I remember watching that in Biology. Rofl

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  13. (Spinning Bill Nye head)

    BILL!
    BILL!
    BILL!

    aawww I used to love this show!

    subscribing!

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  14. hehehe bring back memories :)))

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  15. BILL BILL BILL! I use to watch this show when I was a kid :D

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  16. That guy was one of my IDOLS as a kid

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  17. Watching this stuff made me feel so much cooler. XD

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  18. lost hard, this made elementary and middle school doable.

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