Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ has lost his marbles. Gone is the talking head we all look to for a reasonable argument on climate change and in his place is a chemical mixing madman. Thankfully, his new endorsement deal means clean lab coats are already on standby.
The fumes have finally gotten to Bill Nye, 61. Everyone’s favorite “science guy” stars alongside Peter Hermann in a brand new Persil commercial and, we’re sorry to report, he has broken bad. The Super Bowl ad plays the men off of one another, with the Younger hottie playing up his clean-cut persona per usual and Bill going bonkers in the laboratory. And even though an absolute mess is being made, the laundry detergent company is sure to have a set of perfectly white lab coats waiting in the wings.
Bill’s so busy making messes while doing experiments in his lab that he doesn’t think to watch where he’s putting those chemicals! Ruined lab coat, after ruined lab coat are in his closet. But in comes Peter in a crisp white coat of his own to explain that he just needs a little help! Persil gives you 10 dimensions of clean, but we’re pretty sure that’s just a slogan and not what Bill’s seeing. Peter turns into a room full of clones, and Bill couldn’t be more thrilled at the weird science experiment. Someone call Neil DeGrasse Tyson!
The Persil spot joins a laundry list (see what we did there?) of other humorous advertisements made specifically for Super Bowl LI. To name a few: Adam Driver‘s cardboard cutout stars alongside a horse. Lady Gaga will break from her performance to sell Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Melissa McCarthy and Steve Carrell are both hawking cars. Wendy’s went meta with their clip, bringing back to life their Twitter feud over frozen beef. There’s even the commercial that the NFL banned just six days ahead of the game.
HollywoodLifers, does it bother you to see a childhood hero covered in a mess of his own making? How much would you pay for a science lesson with the tv host turned salesman?