An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Ms. Valerie Frizzle (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Carlos Ramon (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Keesha Franklin (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Tara Meyer ...
 Dorothy Ann (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Maia Filar ...
 Phoebe Terese (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
Lisa Jai ...
 Wanda Li (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Ralphie Tennelli (52 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 The Producer (41 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Arnold Perlstein (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
Andre Ottley-Lorant ...
 Tim Jamal (39 episodes, 1995-1997)
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In a small grade school, one class has a unique way of learning about the world with their teacher, Ms. Frizzle. To illustrate the science concepts they discuss, they always take a field trip on the Magic School Bus, a magic vehicle that can literally go anywhere and be anything as the class explores space, the arctic, the human body, and more in order to have a firsthand experience of the principles of science. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Scholastic's The Magic School Bus  »

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Trivia

The class and the bus shrink to their smallest ever in order to see molecules. In past episodes, they were shrunk where they could still be seen by the naked eye. See more »

Quotes

Ralphie Tennelli: [to the Ralphiebot] Bow to your ruler and master: Ralphie the Magnificent!
Arnold: It's not bowing.
Keesha Franklin: Would you blame it? I wouldn't either.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits of every episode, following the Nelvana and SCETV logos, the show's logo appears as Liz pops out from behind it and waves to the audience. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Halloweentown High (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

On The Magic School Bus
(title song)
Music & Lyrics by Peter Lurye
Performed by Little Richard
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My kids love it!
8 November 2004 | by (Carrollton, Texas) – See all my reviews

I think this show is both educational and entertaining. My kids (ages 2 to 7) LOVE the show and the books. Its 52 episodes now run at 6:30 a.m. ET weekdays on The Learning Channel. Because it is wholesome and beneficial, it is one of the few shows I let them watch on TV. I like the guest-star voices (Dolly Parton) and the way Ms. Frizzle's dress changes according to the theme of the day. The show is a great way to introduce children to science concepts at a young age, as it easily holds their attention the entire time and inspires their imagination. It is refreshing to see that a children's show these days can get by without violence and mean-spiritedness while also teaching the values of friendship, curiosity and persistence.


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