Bill Nye: the Mad Scientist Archetype

Discussion
Jun 7, 2016

There's no denying that Bill Nye had a huge influence on children and teen's of today. Just ask any American child of his name, and you will get an immediate recollection, perhaps even the chorus of his show's theme song. Bill Nye incorporated the essence of many of our childhoods. His videos feature an eccentric scientist that uses goofiness to relate to young children and teach them aspects of science. In many ways, he portrays the archetype of the "mad scientist", not through ways of insanity, but more through offbeat and "wacky" behavior.