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Quotes for
Ralphie Tennelli (Character)
from "The Magic School Bus" (1994)

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"The Magic School Bus: Gets Lost in Space (#1.1)" (1994)
Ralphie Tennelli: [about an asteroid] Look! A flying potato!

Ralphie Tennelli: We're lost in space!
Ralphie Tennelli, Janet, Dorothy Ann, Keesha Franklin, Tim, Carlos Ramon, Arnold, Wanda Li, Phoebe Terese: We're lost in space!

Janet: I got straight As on all my reports.
Carlos Ramon, Wanda Li, Ralphie Tennelli, Dorothy Ann: We know, we know, enough already!

Keesha Franklin: I wonder if Mars could have been another Earth if it had water and wasn't so cold?
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Hm, maybe, but as I always say, Mars is the best place for ice cream.
Ralphie Tennelli: [looking around] Ice cream? Where?
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Here.
[jumping down a nearby ice cliff]
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Ice screeeeeeam!

Ralphie Tennelli: [after an asteroid barely crashes against the bus] What was that?
Phoebe Terese: What happened?
Dorothy Ann: What's going on?
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Don't worry class, just an unexpected orbital interruption. Let's just see where we are, shall we?

Janet: [after Ms. Frizzle and Liz fly away to Pluto, Janet chuckles as the enters the bus] Um... bad news.
Phoebe Terese: [worried] Janet, we're not only lost in space...
Ralphie Tennelli: [chiming in] We're lost in space without a teacher!
Wanda Li: What're we gonna do, what're we gonna do, what're we gonna do?

Ralphie Tennelli: [pretending to speak into the PA system, when he's really hiding behind a box] Attention, all students, we've just learned that scientists have made their first contact with an alien from outer space.
Phoebe Terese: An alien!
Arnold: Wow!
Tim: Ralphie was right.
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Oh my!
Ralphie Tennelli: [as Liz jumps from Ms. Frizzle's shoulder to reveal Ralphie hiding behind the box] The alien, claiming to be from Pluto, has called to complain about a pile of litter that was recently dumped on his planet.
Phoebe Terese, Arnold, Tim, Janet, Carlos Ramon, Wanda Li: Ralphie!

Janet: [as the bus enters outer space] What's happening?
Ralphie Tennelli, Dorothy Ann, Keesha Franklin, Tim, Carlos Ramon, Arnold, Wanda Li, Phoebe Terese: A field trip!

"The Magic School Bus: Inside Ralphie (#1.3)" (1994)
Ralphie Tennelli: [after the bus enters his mouth to get to his throat; muffled] Cool. I've never seen that from the outside before.

Ralphie Tennelli: [pulling back his bandage to reveal his partly clotted scab] Is it just me, or does it say - this way in?

Ralphie Tennelli: [seeing the rest of the class setting up their TV equipment in his room] Is it just me, or is my entire class standing in my room?

Ralphie Tennelli: [typing at his computer; first lines] I told them I'd have an idea for broadcast day.
Ralphie Tennelli: So I'll have an idea for broadcast day.
[coughs more]
Ralphie Tennelli: Why don't I have an idea for broadcast day?

Ralphie Tennelli: If I get an idea, I'll still have time to phone it in.
[continues typing at his computer]
Ralphie Tennelli: That's it, a phone-in!

Ms. Valerie Frizzle: [speaking into a megaphone from the bus] Ah, it was your idea, Ralphie. We're here to get the inside story.
Ralphie Tennelli: Inside story? Inside what? What about broadcast day?
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Think, Ralphie. Where is all the action right now?
Ralphie Tennelli: The action?
[Liz squeezes his nose to try to see what's going on down his throat]
Ralphie Tennelli: Liz, what're you doing? Hang on a second - the action is all inside me. What a great idea. Broadcast day could about what's going on inside me.
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Excellent, Ralphie.
[rolling her tongue]
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Rrrrrrrrrroll tape!

Ralphie Tennelli: This is Ralphie for FNN News. My entire class has just dived deep into my cut, and it doesn't even hurt!

"The Magic School Bus: For Lunch (#1.2)" (1994)
Ralphie Tennelli: Man, if the small intestine was Scuba World, the large intestine must be *Smell* World!

Ralphie Tennelli: I get it! The bloodstream is kind of like a - pizza delivery service, except it delivers energy!
Carlos Ramon: Speaking of energy, where's Wanda?

Wanda Li: Man, when it comes to digestion, Arnold *doesn't* mess around.
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: You haven't seen anything yet.
Ralphie Tennelli: [nervously] You mean there's more?
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Mm-hmm.
Wanda Li: [cheering] All right, Arnold!

"The Magic School Bus: Gets Eaten (#1.4)" (1994)
Keesha Franklin: I've got it; I've got the connection! What eats phytoplankton? Zooplankton! And what eats zooplankton? Little fish like anchovies!
[a tuna is about to eat up the bus]
Keesha Franklin: And what eats little fish like anchovies?
[no answer from the class]
Keesha Franklin: Well?
Carlos Ramon, Phoebe Terese, Dorothy Ann, Ralphie Tennelli, Wanda Li, Tim Jamal, Arnold Perlstein: Tuna fish!
[all scream as Keesha sees the tuna about to eat the bus, then she joins in]

Ralphie Tennelli: [presenting their "two beach things that go together" report to the class] Why the sun and dune grass go together, by us. All rights reserved.
Phoebe Terese: Dune grass, like other plants, uses energy from the sun to make its own food. No sun, no dune grass.
Ralphie Tennelli: No sun, no nothing!

"The Magic School Bus: All Dried Up (#1.7)" (1994)
Dorothy Ann: I'm tired.
Tim Jamal: I'm hot.
Ralphie Tennelli: I'm hungry.
Arnold Perlstein: [importantly] I'm prepared.

Ralphie Tennelli: I hate field trips where we get eaten!

"The Magic School Bus: Goes on Air (#4.4)" (1997)
Keesha Franklin: Air is here air is there down on earth it's everywhere what it does is hard to tell cause air does invisible realy well.
Ralphie Tennelli: push air in all snug and tight it pushes out with all its might.
Keesha Franklin: but best of all when you need a ride air under pressure can provide.

"The Magic School Bus: Gets Ants in Its Pants (#1.12)" (1994)
Ralphie Tennelli: I smell like an ant... just what I always wanted.
Ms. Valerie Frizzle: Really Ralphie? Me too!