YMMV / Bill Nye the Science Guy

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moments: The song parodies.
  • Critical Research Failure: One episode mentioned that it's true that storing batteries in a refrigerator increases their longevity.note 
  • Ear Worm: The show's opening song.
    • "Bill Nye The Science Guy! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!"
      • "Science rules."
      • "Inertia is a property of matter!"
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The fake ad for water sold in bottles as a sports drink. At the time, it was funny to imagine that anyone would do that. Now it's hilarious that they actually do — and it's a massive cash cow.
    • In the episode about gravity, Bill stands outside a movie theater that is ostensibly playing a film called "Gravity" (and there's silent film parody of people being affected by it). Come 2013...
    • The running gag in the "Dinosaurs" episode where they show old movie footage of dinosaurs and humans interacting to remind people that that NEVER happened with dinosaurs that aren't birds becomes this when you look at how Bill has been contesting Creationism in his later career (as Creationists claim the exact opposite).
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many fans have been attracted by its theme song, its humor, its many over-the-top parody commercials and its filk music videos.
    • Adult Seattle residents watched this to see the Almost Live! cast members, as KING had cancelled the series at that point.
  • Memetic Badass: Bill Nye.
  • Memetic Mutation: Bill Nye the doubles guy!
  • Memetic Outfit: The blue lab coat and bow ties.
  • Sacred Cow: Similar to Mr. Rogers, Bill Nye is one of the most beloved people around, especially on the internet.
  • Unacceptable Targets: Going hand in hand with Sacred Cow above, ribbing the show and/or Bill himself rarely ends well.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: Years after the show, Bill Nye became an incredibly outspoken critic of creationism.