I LOVE Bill! My younger sister had a computer game by him that I would always play.
<sings>Bill Nye the science guy...BILL BILL BILL BILL
Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"
He used to be an engineer at Sundstrand in Redmond Washington. He tried out and got a part as a regular on "Almost Live", a Seattle show that came on every week before "Saturday Night Live", from around 1990 - 1996. One of his regular characters was "Speed Walker" - a superhero who adhered to the rules of speed walking.
He quit "Almost Live" once he got things going with his own show.
He was a real character and a genuinely nice guy.
"Say, uh, ever hear of the devil's paint pots? Real mystery of the desert. Bubblin' pots of mud in all kinds of colors."