Bill Nye: The Science Guy

Disney Channel (ended 1998)
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  • Comedian/scientist Bill Nye stars as the genial host of this popular, fast-moving show designed to get kids interested in the science of everyday, and some not-so-everyday, things. On a full range of subjects, including ecology, biology, chemistry and physics, Nye gives an easy-to-understand, yet informative lesson that both kids and their parents can enjoy. The series has aired on Disney Channel, PBS, and Noggin in the years 1993-2003. It is currently syndicated by Instructional Television (ITV) in 4-hour blocks to PBS affiliates. Check local PBS stations for broadcast times. (Bill Nye biography information has been to his People Page.)The series won 19 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series, Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series, Outstanding Single Camera Editing, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series - Bill Nye, Outstanding Single Camera Editing, Outstanding Sound Mixing, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series, Outstanding Children's Series, Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series, Outstanding Single Camera Editing, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Children's Series, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Sound Mixing and Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series.moreless

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  • S 5 : Ep 20


    Aired 6/20/98

  • S 5 : Ep 19

    Science of Music

    Aired 6/13/98

  • S 5 : Ep 18


    Aired 6/6/98

  • S 5 : Ep 17


    Aired 5/30/98

  • S 5 : Ep 16


    Aired 5/23/98

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bill Nye


  • Ivyann Schwan


  • Pat Cashman


  • Suzanne Mikawa


  • Candace Cameron


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  • Quotes (18)

    • Bill: (dangling over a rushing stream in a bungee-jumping sling) Well, that's our show. Thanks for hanging around with me today.

    • Bill: "See you around the woods."

    • Bill: "See you around the Solar System."

    • Bill (in a mysterious ghostly voice): "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We will control the frequency. We will control the amplitude. Join us, as for the next half-hour we explore the strange and mysterious world of.... WAAAAVVESSS!!! BWWAAAAH-HA-HA-HA-HA! WHOOO-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOO! WAH-HAW-HAW-HAW ---" Deep-voiced man: "Uh, Bill?" Bill (suddenly realizing how ridiculous and melodramatic he was getting): "Hmm?"

    • Bill (climbing onto a railroad handcar): "Well, that's our show. Thanks for watching. If you'll excuse me, I've gotta keep moving! See ya!"

    • Bill (sagging impatiently at the wheel of his car amidst a sea of motionless, occasionally-honking vehicles all around him): "Come on, come on! I'm trapped... in a twentieth-century traffic jam!" (reaches over and turns on the satellite com-link on his dashboard) "Mr. Scott --- can't you get me out of here?" Scotty (on the display screen, speaking with a pronounced accent): "I'm givin' her all she's got, Science Guy!" Bill: "Are you sure?!" Scotty: "She won't take any more, Science Guy!" Bill (in an exasperated tone): "Scotty, you're fired!"

    • Bill: "Great day for a ride in a grass-covered car!"

    • Bill: Sometimes I feel like I wanna...ROOOOOOOOOOOOCK!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Notes (124)

    • "Flight" is the very first Bill Nye the Science Guy episode in the series, and it's where Bill Nye really took off ... literally.

    • The Big Ideas! The Earth's crust is different from what's inside. The crust of the Earth is very thin. All living things on Earth live on or in the crust.

    • Books of Science! "Planet Earth/Inside Out" by Gail Gibbons. Published by Morrow Junior Books, 1995. "Drifting Continents, Shifting Seas" by Patrick Young. Published by Franklin Watts, 1976.

    • Did You Know That? If the Earth were the size of an egg, the crust would be as thin as an eggshell? There are volcanoes in Iceland (which is actually quite green -- it's Greenland that's icy)? Before lava works its way out of a volcano, it's called magma?

    • Fast Facts! We know dinosaurs once lived, because we've found their fossils. Dinosaurs lived long before people.

    • Books of Science! "The X-Ray Book of Dinosaurs" by Kathryn Severin. Published by Franklin Watts, 1994. "Dinosaurs: Strange and Wonderful" by Lawrence Pringle. Published by St. Martin's Press, 1995. "Inside Dinosaurs" by Ted Dewan. Published by Doubleday, 1993.

    • Did You Know That? Dinosaurs were not the biggest animals ever to live on Earth -- blue whales are even bigger? The smallest known dinosaur was the Compsognathus? This dino was about the size of a chicken and weighed around 7 kilograms (15 pounds). The biggest dinosaur was the Brachiosaurus? They weighed about 32,500 kilograms (32 1/2 tons) and measured 22 meters (73feet) long and 14 meters (46 feet) high.

    • Books of Science! "Cuts, Breaks, Bruises, and Burns: How Your Body Heals" by Joanna Cole. Published by Thomas Y. Crowell, 1985. "The Skin: Coverings and Linings of Living Things" by Dr. Alan Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein. Published by Prentice-Hall, 1972.

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    Trivia (5)

    • The theme song is different with the addition of a "gulp" sound.

    • Theme song has the adition of an audio clip of the first men on the moon.

    • The theme song has the addition of an heart monitor beeping.

    • The "Linda Lens" segment is a spoof of both Superman and Wonder Woman.

    • If "Psychic Pizza" can really read your mind so that you don't have to call for a pizza, why would you even need to "call" them to sign up for their service???  They should be able to just "pick up your vibes" and know that you want to sign up, without your actually telling them. :D

    Allusions (7)

    • The music that plays at the begining of the episode before the themes song is similar to the Star Trek: The Next Generation theme song.

    • Bill Nye: Books of Science!
      "Our World: Seas and Oceans"
      by David Lambert.
      Published by Silver Burdett Press, 1987. "The Living Ocean"
      by Robert A. Mattson.
      Published by Enslow Publishers, 1991.

    • Bill Nye: Books of Science!
      "Heat: Collins Young Scientist's Book of Heat"
      Published by Collins, 1976.

    • Bill Nye: Books of Science!
      by John Bonnett Wexo.
      Published by Creative Education, 1989. "Eyewitness: Juniors Amazing Insects"
      by Laurence Mound.
      Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

    • Balance Wars It's a parody of the Star Wars series.

    • Bill Nye: Books of Science!
      "Pushing and Pulling"
      by Gary Gibson.
      Published by Aladdin Books, 1995

    • NTV is a parody of the TV network, MTV (Music Television).

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  • Fan Reviews (45)
  • Top Shows (of the 90s and best science show)

    By anastasia1243, Feb 08, 2014

  • It's been years since I seen this show

    By DisneyVillain, Sep 29, 2013

  • Oh, Yeah...

    By ericramos, Aug 24, 2012


    By nasirulz123, Aug 14, 2012

  • Full of knowledge

    By T_VFan, Apr 30, 2012