The polls are in and these two maniacal scientists have done it again! They’ve blown something else up… The polls!
Does anyone hear the sounds of a Dr. Bunsen Honeydew & Beaker special in the air? Disney? Any plans to take advantage of this easy marketing opportunity. The fans would go nuts! Memeemememep!
Two Muppets named top scientists
Monday, September 6, 2004 Posted: 0728 GMT
EXETER, England (Reuters) — Muppets Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker defeated Dr. Strangelove, Dana Scully of “X Files” fame and Star Trek’s Mr. Spock to be voted Britain’s favorite screen scientists.
They beat their closest rival by a margin of 2 to 1 and won 33 percent of the 43,000 votes cast in an Internet poll published in Monday.
Spock came in a distance second with 15 percent followed by The Doctor, from Dr Who, who garnered 13 percent. Scully, the only woman in the poll, came in sixth.
“They are accessible, humorous and occasionally blow each other up,” said Roland Jackson, of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA).
The balding, white-coated Honeydew and flame-haired, bulging-eyed Beaker created an array of crazy gadgets on the popular television show.
“They’re the kind of scientists you would like to be but never quite dared to,” said Alan Slater, a scientist at the University of Exeter in southwestern England.
The poll, sponsored by the BA and the BBC cult television website gave the public five weeks to choose their favorite scientist from a shortlist of 10 that included Dr. Evil from the film “Austin Powers,” Dr. Frankenstein, Frank N. Furter, of the “Rocky Horror Show Picture Show,” Dr. Emmett Brown, of the film “Back to the Future” and Q of James Bond fame.
Results of the poll were announced at the start of the week-long BA science conference here.