Bill Nye the Science Guy is an American half-hour live action science program that originally aired from September 10,1993, to June 20,1998, and was hosted by Bill Nye. The show aired on PBS on October 10,1994 to March 1,1999 and was syndicated to local stations. The show aired for a total of 100 half-hour episodes spanning over five seasons, nyes TV persona is a tall and slender scientist wearing a blue lab coat and a bow-tie. He combines the science of everyday things with fast-paced action. Each half-hour show begins with an open, where Nye was introducing the episodes topic. In later seasons, the song was cut short by a static screen. After the opening credits, announcer Pat Cashman would say Brought to you by, parodies of movies and television shows configure the facts of the episodes topic. Each episode also featured Nye in diverse places, focusing on the episodes topic, where an interesting factoid related to the episodes topic was presented. Luna Van Dyke, Private Detective was one of the segments on the show. The segments feature private detective Luna Van Dyke focusing on the story that is related to the episodes topic, most half-hour episodes contain a mock song parody and music video in the Soundtrack of Science by Not That Bad Records. Not that bad is a catchphrase that Nye will often say in those episodes and this is usually the last segment of each episode. Each half-hour show ends with Nye saying, Well, thats our show, if youll excuse me, Ive got some. Before explaining his departure in a description of an activity on topic. After that, an announcer says Produced in association with the National Science Foundation. The credits sometimes rolled next to a series of outtakes from the episode, other times, outtakes are shown at the time they actually happened. Aside from Nye himself, one of the things about Bill Nye the Science Guy is its theme song. An electric guitar riff is heard during the theme song. The sound and speed fluctuations of the voice were accomplished through a vocoder, Nye, McKenna and Gottlieb all met while McKenna was a producer on Almost Live
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Bill Nye The Science Guy, wearing his trademark blue lab coat and bowtie.