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Bill Nye's new Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves the World, has been criticized for talking down to its audience, or trying too hard to seem cool with the grown-up millennials Nye once preached to as children.

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But as the show finds the balance between preaching science and being entertaining, one sketch is certainly making waves on the internet. Bill Nye's "ice cream sexuality" cartoon, which rages against gay conversion therapy through the metaphor of ice cream, is definitely something.

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We always knew vanilla was a (secretly closeted) ice cream flavor-phobe.

"I just think if you want to get right with the big ice cream in the sky, change your flavor by wishing to be vanilla," says the closed-minded vanilla, as the other flavors decry his prejudice.

"Everyone should pretend to be vanilla, until they no longer have the urge to not be vanilla!"

The other ice creams soon change his mind, and vanilla comes out of the closet with a giant flavor bath soon joined by "nuts."

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The sketch is silly and fun, with an obvious point about the ludicrousness of gay conversion therapy—which is exactly why some conservatives are furious about it. That and vanilla's change of heart at the end. Here's two headlines about it from right-wing blogs, pointed to by left-wing blog Mother Jones.

Sounds delicious.
Sounds delicious.
Not quite accurate.
Not quite accurate.
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Here's what they say over at PJ Media:

Is Nye suggesting that peer pressure is a good way to get someone to change his or her sexuality? I thought we are supposedly born this way. If that's true, then no amount of coercion should be able to change one's orientation, unlike what happens to poor Mister Vanilla, who is basically gang raped.

Wow! Quite a leap after Mister Vanilla simply decides he wants to try some other flavors and live his truth as an open-minded, bi-flavored delicious treat.

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But if Bill Nye's managing to infuriate the right wing like this over an ice cream cartoon, that's probably a good sign that his show has potential.