This is not the first time we’ve posted a Bill Nye video on this site, and I doubt it will be the last. The prolific entertainer and engineer best known for serving on the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board also had a little-known KCTS science show for children that was widely syndicated and made him a mainstay on TVs throughout the nation.
An excerpt from Season 3 Episode 4 (first aired in 1995) of Bill Nye the Science Guy has been making the rounds on social media lately because, well, it’s great. The part going around is his rant about highways (18:15), but there’s a lot of great Seattle scenes and segments on adaptive cycles and a youth low-rider bicycle group. At one point he fires Scotty (yes that Scotty) because he can’t beam his car out of traffic (“I’m givin’ ‘er all she’s got, Science Guy”). He also drives a grass-covered car on the Viaduct, tells a King County Metro bus driver to “punch it,” and pretends that the SeaTac Airport train is a real subway. And then there’s a transportation parody rap by Carpoolio, which could not possibly be more mid-90s. This show was so good.