Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Cosmos, the Carl Sagan–inspired show that answers viewers' questions about the physical universe (and raises new ones), is up for a Critics' Choice Award in the same category as Duck Dynasty, a show that pits a family of sentient beards against men's sinful anuses.

Tyson, while honored to be nominated, really, really doesn't want to lose to those beards, especially in the "reality" bracket. As he told Jimmy Fallon Thursday night, Cosmos "defines reality, I think."

"I don't know what that would mean," he worried, "if Cosmos lost to the duck people."


But if there's one thing that both Tyson and a living ecosystem of facial hair growing inside a bandana can agree upon, it's this: Fuck Undercover Boss.

[H/T Mediaite]