Legends of Science: Honeydew and Beaker

By Deane Barker on September 5, 2004

Two muppets named top scientists: I could not agree with this decision more. Honeydew and Beaker were the original geeks for me.

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.

Poor Beaker. He was so abused. It was like the internship that never ended.



  1. Another geek pair that should’ve been on the list is Seven of Nine and the Doctor from Star Trek Voyager. The Dr. had some of the greatest one-liners of geekdom, and 7 played a great straight man for his jokes.

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