An eccentric school-teacher takes her class on wondrous educational field trips with the help of a magical school bus.
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Series cast summary:
...  Ms. Valerie Frizzle 52 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Carlos Ramon 52 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Keesha Franklin 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Tara Meyer ...  Dorothy Ann 52 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Phoebe Terese 52 episodes, 1994-1997
Lisa Jai ...  Wanda Li 52 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Ralphie Tennelli 52 episodes, 1994-1997
...  The Producer 41 episodes, 1994-1997
...  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 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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The show is based on the books written by Joanna Cole. See more »

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Radius Ulna Humerus: [to Ms. Frizzle] Well, no one's more important than you, my little togglebolt.
Wanda Li: My little togglebolt?
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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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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Last Traction Hero (2016) See more »

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On The Magic School Bus
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Music & Lyrics by Peter Lurye
Performed by Little Richard and Jeffrey Landman
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Foundational for my childhood
15 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Despite only seeing a few episodes as kid, mostly reruns, they impacted my vision of school and science growing up in profound ways. They taught me that science is action-packed and exciting. One of the my favorite episodes is when Ralphie gets sick and they go into his bloodstream to see the war against the germs ensue.

Even though these days I question the germ-theory, these visualizations were foundational to my understanding of various other processes I could not see. While learning, I would go into a Magic School Bus into my head and play them out in my imagination. Shows like this, and a few excellent science teachers lead me to college at MIT and pursuing a degree in science.

I wish they brought this show back or made others like it! Excellent show!


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