Talk:Bill Nye the Science Guy

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Shouldn't this article be integrated with the other Bill Nye article? It seems redundant to me to have two articles here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.6.0.37 (talk) 01:37, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Venado Middle School[edit]

It had read "The show is frequently used in schools, such as Venado Middle School, in Irvine." I delete the part about Venado Middle, as that seems to have absolutely no relation to this at all. Kakama5 02:15, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Questionable Topic[edit]

Did Bill Nye the Science Guy actually had a topic on "Anal Sex"? It seems like vandalism to me.

Yup, it was vandalism. The complete list of topics is now on the page. pbryan 05:38, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Petition[edit]

Should there be a mention (or even a link to) the online petition to bring the show to DVD for home use?

  • im okay with that idea, isn't it already on homedvd? i rented one fromthe library once...?Spencerk 05:01, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Music Vids[edit]

Can someone list all the mock music videos he did? I'm wondering if he did one on Nirvana or Soundgarden or Pearl Jam, because it was the 90s and all.

Actually, he did: Nyevana - Smells Like Air Pressure video at YouTube. Personally, I think that the music video list would be a good idea too, but that information is probably "hard to find, oh well, whatever, never mind." -- Lastusernameever 15:45, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

That would be kinda hard, there are too many mock music videos to count up. Thrawst 17:23, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

This would be extremely helpful to me, since many of these videos were my first exposure to the music being parodied, and I'm still doing research to try to figure out what some of the originals were. Right now, I'd be most interested in finding out what was parodied in the balance, locomotion, nutrition, patterns, probability, and computer episodes, as well as the summative "we're all in motion" and "there's science in music" compilation videos. -AndromedaRoach 02:25, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
While I acknowledge technically these are parodies, I removed the word from the article, as I believe it contains baggage (usually parodies target the artist or the work). Yes, just using someone's work in a different way qualifies as a parody, I'm worried it may be misleading. I'm open to discussion on the subject; if it's contentious, I won't feel too strongly one way or the other. pbryan 03:01, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

MUSIC VID HELP PLEASE[edit]

Music Vids (HELP)[edit]

Hey guys, can someone tell me a list of the original songs and parodied songs (the music videos from Bill Nye), because there was a song in the parodies that parodied a song i like and i need to know what the actual song is, please don't remove this section until i have gotten a list of the songs and i'll notify that i'm done (PLEASE REPLY ON MY TALK PAGE AND ADD A LIST TO THIS PAGE IF U FEEL LIKE IT), IF ANYONE HAS ANY ANSWERS TO MY QUESTIONS PLEASE NOTIFY ME AT ONCE

thank you Chris Iz Cali (talk) 01:14, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Other actors[edit]

  • Ivyann : Ivyann Schwan
  • Announcer: Pat Cashman
  • Suzanne: Suzanne Mikawa

Why it came out in 1992[edit]

I think it's because this show replaced 3-2-1 Contact. In addition, PBS wanted only one science TV show on the air at a time. User:Jonghyunchung 19:10, 11 January 2007 (ETC)

I've never heard this theory. This would imply that PBS went shopping for a replacement? Any support for this? pbryan 05:36, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Don't forget: in 1993, one year after debuting on PBS, "Bill Nye the Science Guy" premiered in weekend first-run syndication on stations that represents affiliations with NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox, as well as on independent stations that later became affiliated with the WB and UPN respectively in addition to PBS' weekday airings.

Yeah, because I remember watching it on WAVY-TV 10. WAVY 10 13:42, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

I remember it on WPIX 11, now The CW 11.69.141.79.71 00:52, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recieved a congressional mandate to improve achievement in science and mathematics. As a result the NSF provided production funding to Disney Presents Bill Nye The Science Guy that assisted with the national distribution of the program. User:jamiejchase 13:12, 7 June 2007 (ETC)

Kingdome?[edit]

Is the fact that the Kingdome appeared in BNTSG episodes notable, or at least notable in the BNTSG article? I'm thinking not, but am not feeling bold enough to remove it without another party to conspire with. pbryan 06:26, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I don' think it's noteable enough to be their either - I'll remove it for now (as well as the now empty Triva section). ConnertheCat 15:42, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Parody Music Videos[edit]

Here's a list of the parody music videos that the show had. Help me with filling them in. There are a few that I can't remember, specifically one with black and white footage of a man strumming his guitar. I think it had to do with motion, like "We're all in motion" or something like that...

Well anyway, here's the list

Please help!

  • NOTE: These are parodies that were rumored to have happened. I don't remember them!--Gen. Quon (talk) 23:23, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  • There is also a list of tracks from Associated Production Music. Look, this may seem trivial, but some people are curious about APM stock music in the show. --Roadstaa (talk) 01:51, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Using 'What links here' I found this one:

~~Timrem 10:42, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure the episode Light & Color wasn't Sweating Bullets. It sounds more like Dread and the Fugitive Mind by Megadeth. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.68.144.29 (talk) 00:02, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Disney Channel?[edit]

I have not seen it on Disney Channel. Perhaps soemone should check this to verify it and (possibly) make it more specific (i.e. in the UK). I have DirecTV, and I check the Disney Channel Schedule and I do not see it. Is this right? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.130.68.27 (talk) 14:29, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

If anyone knows stuff about Bill Nye the Science Guy PLEASE FIX THIS

Part on "North Carolina School Usage"[edit]

This part is unnecessary as many schools use Bill Nye to teach various topics, a mention of a precise school is not needed. I have removed it. Loveshams (talk) 00:51, 20 November 2007 (UTC) i can not see it ether. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.129.233.160 (talk) 02:32, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

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He Wants to be An Astronaught[edit]

He applies ever two years to be an astronaught —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.115.51.142 (talk) 21:29, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

The show has not shown a profit[edit]

I think it is notable that Bill Nye the Science Guy show has not shown a profit on the books, resulting in Bill not receiving any royalties for producing the show. Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/x9pq0/iam_bill_nye_the_science_guy_ama/c5kguox

I think it would be important to mention that here, can someone find an appropriate place to add this information? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 100.0.6.235 (talk) 13:09, 28 July 2012 (UTC)


List of episodes[edit]

I think the list of episodes should be in a separate article. If no one objects in the next few days I'm gonna do it Squall4226 (talk) 04:01, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Work on inline citations[edit]

FYI, I intend to work on the inline citation issues with this page in the next week. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Epicurus78 (talkcontribs) 05:57, 20 January 2014 (UTC)