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Bill Nye in Clara's Folks

Bill Nye, in his lab coat and bow tie, during the video encyclopedia files featured in the closing live-action segments of Back to the Future: The Animated Series.

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Doc wears a lab coat during the live-action segments of Back to the Future: The Animated Series.

A lab coat (also sometimes referred to as white coat) was a long white garment worn by scientists or laboratory workers to protect their everyday clothing from damage or spillage, and also served as a uniform.

History

Bill Nye, Dr. Emmett Brown's lab assistant, wore one of these coats, along with a bow tie, in the video encyclopedia files featured in the closing live-action segments of Back to the Future: The Animated Series (1991-92).

Doc himself usually wore a lab coat during the opening and closing live-action segments of the show.

Behind the scenes

  • The lab coat worn by Bill Nye in Back to the Future: The Animated Series — and later in his own science show, Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993-98) — was actually pale blue, which would usually appear white on-screen.[1] This was because pure white tends to be too bright for television cameras and, under studio lights, causes a glare on-screen.
  • After Bill Nye the Science Guy ended, Bill Nye's original lab coat was put on display in the "T for Television" exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.[2]

Appearances

See also

References

  1. Bill Nye the Science Guy on Wikipedia
  2. Bill Nye's complete bio, which is available in PDF format on the Press Kit page of the official Bill Nye the Science Guy website (see 'External links' below).

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