Sunday, September 5, 2004

I love the Muppets - and so do scientists!

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker finally recognized for superior achievements!

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 on Monday.
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.
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.


Some of my fondest memories involve spending Saturday evenings with my dad, eating Manwich and Lay's Sour Cream and Onion potato chips, drinking chocolate milk and watching The Muppet Show. For years I idolized Miss Piggy, from whom I learned all of my style and grace. It is nice to finally see the scientific geniuses get the kudos they deserve.