The Magic School Bus (1994–1998)

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

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Ms. Frizzle and her class along with an inventive high-tech bus that invites children on high-flying hijinks that introduce the incredible world of science.

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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)
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 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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Ralphie Tennelli: It's simple. All we have to do is build a robot that looks like me.
Carlos Ramon: [holds a hubcap up to his face] Like this?
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On The Magic School Bus
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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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