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...
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many fans have been attracted by its theme song.
  • Memetic Badass: Bill Nye.
  • Memetic Mutation: Bill Nye the doubles guy!
    • "Consider the following:"
    • "Richie, eat your crust!"
  • Sacred Cow: Similar to Mr. Rogers, Bill Nye is one of the most beloved people around, especially on the internet.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: Years after the show, Bill Nye became an incredibly outspoken critic of creationism.