An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
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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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Arnold: I knew I should've ...
Ralphie Tennelli: Don't say it, Arnold!
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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 »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Educational Kids Shows (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

On The Magic School Bus
(title song)
Music & Lyrics by Peter Lurye
Performed by Little Richard and Jeffrey Landman
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The best show EVER made!
21 December 2002 | by (Massachusetts, United States) – See all my reviews

I'm serious. This show rocked, even though it was educational. I loved the characters and the adventures they went on. You would never know which outfit Ms. Frizzle would wear either. I even had a crush on one of the characters (I'm not telling you which one!).

Liz has to be the cutest reptile on the planet. Carlos made plenty of bad jokes and Arnold's "I knew I should've stayed home today" thing never got old.

Bai bai, I'm gonna go bungey jump in the large intestine now!


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