Bill Nye appeared on Dancing with the Stars and even though he didn't do a very good job (sorry, but he didn't) the ENTIRE THEATER was giving him a standing ovation after his dance, all chanting "BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!" After almost 15 years, his fans still love and remember him!
After every performance he made. Even after being effectively immobilized from a knee injury.
ESPESCIALLY after he was imomobilized from a knee injury. The man was advised by his doctor to stop dancing but Bill freaking Nye decided to devise a knee brace that effectively rendered him a peg leg. Instead of letting that stop him, the man dressed up as a cyborg and incorporated that into his dance. He didn't win but, as previously mentioned, the audience reaction was HUGE.
Crushing Ken Ham in a debate on evolution, to the point where even other creationists, including Pat Robertson, were saying he won.