This was from a local Seattle show called "Almost Live" which ran for about 15 years here. So needless to say, everyone in the sketch is a celebrity here in Seattle.
Almost Live was Bill Nye's big break, and also where he created the whole "Science Guy" thing. About every other week, he'd do a sketch with some fun application of a science principle -- all decked out in his trademark blue lab coat and "Safety Goggles of
Science". He'd blow things up, build huge catapults, all those things that our favoriate high school science teachers loved to do, and the audience ate it up.
I miss "Bill Nye the Science Guy." For that matter, I miss Almost Live -- it finally went off the air a few years ago.