Throwback Thursday (Friday Special Edition): “Bill Nye the Science Guy”

Let’s be real–the best days in school were the ones when your teacher would wheel in the giant TV on a cart and press play on these videos:

Every 90s kid reading this just sang, “Bill Nye, the Science Guy–BILL! BILL! BILL!”

This TV show ran from 1993-1998 and is, without a doubt, one of the most awesome TV shows ever created for kids.

The quote may or may not be paraphrased.
The quote may or may not be paraphrased.

Bill Nye made science fun and accessible and each episode featured a different topic complete with science parody songs like “Smells Like Air Pressure” (“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana), “Let’s Talk About Stress” (“Let’s Talk About Sex” by Salt-n-Pepa), and “AC/DC Charge” (“Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus).

Remember when Billy Ray Cyrus was famous for ridiculous music and not his ridiculous daughter?
Remember when Billy Ray Cyrus was famous for ridiculous music instead of his ridiculous daughter?

Past the show, Bill Nye has continued his efforts to educate people about science, including engaging in a debate with creationist Ken Hamm at the Creation Museum in February of 2014.

The "debate" went as expected.
The “debate” went as expected.

“Wow!” you say. “This show sounds amazing! I want to watch it but I don’t have a VHS player!”

But if I did, the time would still say 12:00.
But if I did, the time would still say 12:00.

Don’t you worry! Just this week, Netflix started streaming “Bill Nye the Science Guy” so you can relive everything that’s awesome about learning.

Wait, what about Santa?
Wait, what about Santa?

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