Tyler, the Creator and Bill Nye the Science Guy are teaming up. The Odd Future MC has just remixed the beloved television host’s classic theme song for his new Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World.”
“The first one is really sick,” said Tyler in a promo. “I love the fast pacedness it. You take out the snare, it could be a house song.”
But The Creator didn’t just enjoy the song. He also says he appreciates the series, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” and its effect on children. “That show got kids to not hate science class,” he said. “That worked. That full on worked.”
Like many his peers, Tyler has fond memories watching the show on television. “It would come on Saturday morning before the cartoons,” he recalled. “My favorite part was the location. It was always like this random… you never really knew where the wall ended. I always thought that was tight.”
“That was the whole idea,” Bill explained. “That the world is the laboratory. Come with us. We’re having the coolest time because we’re in the world.”
That world sometimes included hip-hop-inspired segments, like “Water Cycle Jump,” a scientific take on the Kriss Kross classic, “Jump.”
“Bill Nye Saves the World” is coming to Netflix this Friday (Apr. 21). The show is set to tackle topics like sex, global warming, alternative medicine, technology, and more, with special guests like Donald Faison, Steve Aoki, and Karlie Kloss.