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WATCH: Bill Nye Explains the Universe on 'Inside Amy Schumer'

Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson also star on the hilarious Comedy Central show

By: Ashley Ramnarain

Published: May 28th, 2015 in Culture » TV » News

Photo: Bill Nye on 'Inside Amy Schumer'

Credit: YouTube Screenshot


Of all possible guests, Inside Amy Schumer viewers probably weren’t expecting Bill Nye the science guy on this week's episode. Nye and Schumer decided to team up this week in an episode about the universe and its inner workings.

Fans were definitely taken by surprise as Nye introduced the episode, his tone explanatory and characteristic of any documentary you’ve ever seen.

“The universe - for centuries humankind has strived to understand this vast expanse of energy, gas and dust. In recent years, a stunning breakthrough has been made in our concept of what the universe is for…” Nye began.

However, it became clear that Nye’s explanation was intended for comedic effect, rather than educational purposes. As the camera zooms into a cafe where two women are sitting, the episode becomes comedic commentary on coincidences, signs and everyday life-interpretation.

“So I was texting while I was driving and I ended up taking a wrong turn that took me directly past a vitamin shop and I was just, like, this is, like, totally the universe telling me that I should be taking calcium,” one of the characters in the cafe sketch explain.

The short sketch is followed by Bill Nye’s explanation that the universe is more than a presumed collection of chaotic matter and instead “a force sending cosmic guidance to white woman in their 20s”.

The rest of the episode focuses on similar sketches of women coming to realizations via extremely mundane events. One sketch involves Schumer having an affair with her married boss. Her worries about her affair with her boss are quelled during a yoga class, however.

“Well I was starting to get really worried that he was never gonna leave his wife. But then yesterday in yoga, the girl in front of me was wearing a shirt that just said “chill”,” Schumer explains as she works the elliptical, “And I was just like, this is so the universe telling me “Girl, just like keep fucking your married boss” right?”

The rest of the episode features Bill Nye also describing the universe as a “giant dreamboard on which women pin their wishes”. Making an appearance to back the aforementioned claim up are Broad City girls Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.

If you want to check the episode out, maybe put it out into the universe and it’ll appear. Maybe even on this page somewhere at the bottom, who knows?

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