Bill Nye the Science Guy competed on this season of Dancing With the Stars. Yeah, that surprised me too, but Nye’s got a great sense of humor and doesn’t take himself too seriously, so why not? For his final dance, he performed the robot, jerking, freezing, popping, locking, and waving into the hearts of viewers everywhere, and making dancing cool again (because obviously, science has always been cool).
Nye’s partner is High School Musical Alum Tyne Stecklein. When they first started practicing together, he gave her a little talk about the importance of sexual tension—evolutionarily speaking, of course. She had no idea what to do with that, but it seems she grew accustomed to Nye’s quirkiness, and their partnership blossomed. Their first dance was the cha cha, which they danced to “Weird Science,” of course. And it turns out that Nye, who enjoys swing dancing in his free time, isn’t as bad as one might expect—when he’s not quizzing his partner about the difference between a beaker and a flask, that is.