|Airdate||January 11, 2006|
Dark Matter launched in BrainPOP Science January 11, 2006.
Tim and Moby are having a staring contest until the power goes out; they receive a letter, asking them about dark matter. Tim explains that dark matter is mythical, and no one has discovered it. He also explains that no one knows what is behind it. Moby suggests that it is caused by "flying invisible turtles" or "a flying spaghetti monster", much to Tim's annoyance.
- When the power goes out, Tim trips but pulls himself back up. Look closely at the vocabulary word "dark matter" at the corner, and you can see Tim using it as a grip.
- The internet meme "the flying spaghetti monster" is referenced in this episode, when Moby asks Tim if dark matter is caused by "flying invisible turtles", and then "a flying spaghetti monster". Tim replies, "A flying spaghetti WHAT? I've absolutely no idea what you're talking about."
- Tim: I don't care if you're a robot, I'm going to win this staring contest.