“So, you guys, seriously,” says “Science Guy” Bill Nye in a segment from his new Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World, “this next thing I feel is very special. This is a cool little segment. You know this woman from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Please, give it up for Rachel Bloom.”
What follows, a song-and-dance number, is not only NOT family friendly. Miss Bloom’s theme is how sexuality is a spectrum, a point that could be argued in an intelligent way. But that would not be on the same planet, not in the same galaxy as this. Sample lyric, “It’s evolution, ain’t nothin’ new. There’s nothing taboo about a sex stew.” Much of the rest could not be quoted here.
Beyond the vulgarity and bad taste, it is excruciatingly dumb and, in musical terms, highly grating to listen to. Everything about it is stupid and ugly. You are welcome to click on the image above and see for yourself on YouTube. However, I remind you that the 2 minutes and 48 seconds you devote to the experience cannot be recovered in your lifetime.
It went online yesterday, the day after Mr. Nye served as honorary co-chair of the March for Science.
From the description of Bill Nye Saves the World on IMDb, the program “Explores science and its impact on politics, society and pop culture. Each episode of the series will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view…” (emphasis added). The Daily Caller notes that even in a Reddit discussion devoted to “adult content,” some viewers of the video were troubled by it.
Nye says at the end, “That’s exactly the right message, Rachel.” Just remember, this is part of the vision of a better tomorrow, thanks to “Science,” that was promoted as part of the March, that Mr. Nye promotes in all his work. You just remember that.
Image: Bill Nye, via YouTube.