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Posted: 9/5/2004 7:36:25 PM EST




Two muppets named top scientists

Sunday, September 5, 2004 Posted: 7:53 PM EDT (2353 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 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.

"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.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:08:07 PM EST
me me me meee
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:25:53 PM EST
I miss the muppet show... some of that stuff was pure genius! Like the two guys in the balcony, or Pigs in Space, and the Swedish Chef.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:55:15 PM EST
WEAK!

Scully is hot! I can't bone a muppet.

- BG
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:56:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
WEAK!

Scully is hot! I can't bone a muppet.


You'd be surprised.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 8:58:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
WEAK!

Scully is hot! I can't bone a muppet.


You'd be surprised.



Link Posted: 9/6/2004 2:49:42 AM EST
I know I learned more science from them than from my Chem teacher in 10th grade....
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 6:50:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
WEAK!

Scully is hot! I can't bone a muppet.


You'd be surprised.



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