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This page is for quotes from The Magic School Bus children's televison show and related media.

Catch-Phrases[edit]

  • Ms. Frizzle: Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!
  • Ms. Frizzle: Never say "never."
  • Ms. Frizzle: Bus, do your stuff!
  • Ms. Frizzle: To the bus!
  • Ms. Frizzle: Seatbelts, everyone!
  • Ms. Frizzle: Buckle up, everyone!
  • Ms. Frizzle: Look for connections.
  • Ms. Frizzle: As I always say...
  • Ms. Frizzle: Wahoo!
  • Ms. Frizzle: I couldn't have said it better myself!
  • Arnold: I think/knew/Maybe I should've stayed home today.
  • Phoebe: At my old school...
  • Dorothy Ann: According to my research...
  • Tim: We've been Frizzled.
  • Tim: Check this out: ... (from the first two softwares)
  • Wanda: What're we gonna do, what're we gonna do, what're we gonna do?!
  • Wanda: Come on, you weasley wimps!
  • Wanda: What should we do? What should we do? What should we do?
  • Wanda: What do we do? What do we do? What do we do?
  • Class: [after Carlos makes a pun/bad joke] CARLOS!
  • Keesha: Let's get the facts.
  • Keesha: Oh bad, oh bad, oh bad bad bad!
  • Ralphie: Is it just me, or...
  • Ralphie: I think I'm gonna be sick.
  • Bus: Beep beep! Beep beep! (honking horn)

Ms. Frizzle[edit]

  • Beam us down, Lizzy! (from The Magic School Bus Out Of This World episode; a play on James Doohan's supposed catch-phrase from Star Trek)
  • The more mixed up things are, the better the solution.1 (from The Magic School Bus Gets Ready, Set, Dough episode)
  •  :Arnold: I've got a plan!
Ms. Frizzle: I knew you would eventually. (from The Magic School Bus In the Arctic)
  • ['Both Arnold and Phoebe are foxes, and Phoebe's pulling him by his tail] Well, Phoebe, it's looks as if you have a tail to tell. (from The Magic School Bus In the City)
  • <sings> Over the river and through the woods/To Arnold and Phoebe's rescue we go! (from The Busasaurus episode)
  • Carlos: But, I'm just one kid. What can I do?
    Ralphie: Wing it, Carlos!
    Ms. Frizzle: May the rocks be with you soon, Carlos! (from "The Magic School Bus Getting Energized)
  • As I always say, "Time flies when you've got the right equipment!" (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed)
  • Ms. Frizzle: Anyone know what you call a 65-million-year-old dinosaur egg? (class shakes their heads) Eggstinct! (laughs) Get it? Eggstinct! (from "The Busasarus" episode)
  • I think my great aunt Penny said it best: "A lost ball can go a long way." (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" episode)
  • As my uncle Wilbur used to say, "Oh, you can lead a bus on water but you can't make it sink!" (from "The Magic School Bus Ups and Downs" episode)
  • (sung) A sinking we will go! A sinking we will go! Down to the bottom, oh, a sinking we will go! (from The Magic School Bus Ups and Downs episode)
  • As my uncle Vern once said, "Aargh, there's more than one way to sink a floater!" Coming, Liz? (from the Ups and Downs episode)
  • As my uncle Windchill used to say, "Air today, gone tomorrow!" (from the Ups and Downs episode)
  • As I always say, "Let them eat nectar!" (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed)
  • <something underwater approaches>
    Arnold: Look! Look! Look! It's coming towards us!
    <"monster" surfaces>
    Class: The monster! Yikes!
    <Ms. Frizzle takes off her head mask>
    Ms. Frizzle: Ah, good morning, class!
    All but Wanda: Ms. Frizzle?!
    Ms. Frizzle: Nothing like a dip in the deep!
    Wanda: Are you looking for the monster, too, Ms. Frizzle?
    Ms. Frizzle: Well, if you don't look, you don't see, and what you don't see can be very hard to find! (from the Ups and Downs episode)
  • Gerri Poveri: This is a warning! Monster alert! Stay out of the water! I repeat: stay out of the white liquid!
    Keesha: Hey. It's Gerri Poveri!
    Gerri Poveri: For updates on the monster of Walker Lake, watch the next edition of IN YOUR FACE! You heard me, folks! Stay out of the water! Return to the safety of your homes!
    Wanda: Wait a second! She doesn't own this lake! We can look for the monster if we want to, can't we, Ms. Frizzle?
    Ms. Frizzle: Not only that; we can take chances, make mistakes, get wet!
    Ralphie: Is it just me, or does this sound like a field trip?
    Wanda: I propose an underwater expedition to learn the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about this monster!
    Ms. Frizzle: Oh, splashing idea, Wanda! (from the Ups and Downs episode)
  • Ms. Frizzle: <having captured the bouncing Liz> Gotcha! <to class> I am afraid you can't put that cyborg together until you have all the pieces.
    Dorothy Ann: So, there is a piece missing.
    Carlos: I knew that!
    Ms. Frizzle: Of course, there is a piece missing; an island so new, it hasn't even been discovered yet!
    Pheobe: How can there be a new island?
    Wanda: Everything is already here.
    Keesha: Yeah. The earth never changes...
    Pheobe, Wanda, and Keesha: <finish thought> ...does it?
    Ms. Frizzle: Actually, the earth is changing all the time!, right under your very own feet.
    Class: It is?!
    Dorothy Ann: Maybe I can find the blueprints in one of my books. What's its name?
    Ralphie: How can it have a name if it hasn't been discovered yet?
    Carlos: Right, and besides, D.A., by the time you find a clue in all these books, we could discover this mystery island and name it ourselves!
    Ms. Frizzle: What a postively explosive proposition, Carlos! Let's shake a leg, if you get my drift!
    Arnold: You are not suggesting another field trip, are you, Ms. Frizzle?
    Ms. Frizzle: To the bus! (from The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top episode)
  • Gerri Poveri: Yes, well; it did, didn't it? Well, you must be very proud of your class, Ms. Frizzle!
    Ms. Frizzle: Well, Gerri, as you yourself once said, "The truth always floats to the surface!" (from the Ups and Downs episode)
  • Ms. Frizzle: <singing to herself> While strolling in the park one day, in the very merry month of May, I was taken by surprise by a pair of rougeish eyes in the very merry month of May!
    <A ladybug has landed on Liz and Ms. Frizzle picks it up before Liz can eat it. Liz gets angry.>
    Ms. Frizzle: Why, Liz; what luck. You found a ladybug. (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • Ms. Frizzle: You all right, Wanda? You look a little flushed. (giggles)
    Class: Ms. Frizzle! (from The Magic School Bus Under Construction episode)

Arnold[edit]

  • Ms. Frizzle: Seatbelts everyone!
    Arnold: Please let this be a normal field trip.
    Wanda: With the Friz?
    Class: No way! (from the opening sequence)
  • Arnold: Turn on the heat, D.A.! It's too cold!
    Dorothy Ann: I guess there's no heater in a bus-igator because it's a reptile.
    Arnold: Then move the bus-igator to where it's warmer.
    [Engine won't turn over]
    Dorothy Ann: I can't do that either. The bus-igator isn't working.
    Arnold: It's probably too cold, that's why.
    Dorothy Ann: Maybe if we can bring heat to the bus, we can get it to move!
    Arnold: If we're not careful, we could wind up inside a real alligator! (from The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet episode)
  • Keesha: What does a tuna fish look like?
    Arnold: I don't know. I never saw one without mayonnaise. (from The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten episode)
  • Phoebe: <covering Arnold's face with flour to hide the fact it has turned orange> There. You don't look nearly so orange now. <giggles>
    Arnold: Phoebe! I can't go out there covered in flour! I look like a pumpkin pie! (from The Magic School Bus Goes Cellular episode)
  • <Arnold and Phoebe are chasing a dinosaur, but they stop>
    Phoebe: Are you sure that dinosaur came this way?
    Arnold: I'm only sure of one thing, Phoebe: if someone would have told me I'd be chasing a hungry dinosaur, I would've gotten off the bus a few million years sooner. (from The Busasaurus episode)
  • <Janet's making Arnold carry dust from the Martian surface to the bus> <slightly irritated> On Earth, I had simple little chores. Emptying waste baskets, feeding the fish, clearing the table... (from The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space episode)
  • <Liz is playing with a priceless artifact and Arnold takes it away> That's it, Liz. If I catch you playing with this priceless artifact one more time, there's no chocolate-covered ants for a week! (from The Magic School Shows and Tells episode)
  • Phoebe: I might have made a mistake about that lizard. And I might have made a mistake about that jackrabbit. And I might have even made a mistake about that tortoise, but there's one thing I know I'm not wrong about.
    Arnold: How much you wish you'd stayed home today? (from The Magic School Bus All Dried Up episode)
  • <Arnold thinks Janet's the one who turned him orange> I'll get Janet for this! (from The Magic School Bus Goes Cellular episode)
  • <Phoebe doesn't want to get off the bus of fear of Mr. Seedplot seeing them> Maybe you should have stayed home today, Phoebe. (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • Why couldn't Janet shrink instead of me? Life'd be so much easier. (from The Magic School Bus: Butterfly And The Bog Beast)
  • Mr. Perlstein: Maybe we should have stayed home tonight.
    Arnold: Dad, you took the words right out of my mouth! (from The Magic School Bus Going Batty episode)
  • <Arnold realizes that he had swallowed the bus and his classmates along with his last Seaweedie> Oh, no, not again! (from The Magic School Bus Goes Cellular episode)
  • Ralphie: Ms. Frizzle, wait!
    Ms. Frizzle: Sorry. We have a busy day ahead of us. No time for waiting. Only time for <imitating robot> taking chances, making mistakes, getting messy! <back to normal voice> Hop in, Ralphie!
    Arnold: I wonder if this could be another...naah, it couldn't be! <Ms. Frizzle grabs him> Aaah! It is a field trip! (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • Carlos: Whoa! That fly never knew the web was there!
    Tim: That's because the web is nearly invisible.
    Arnold: Bet that fly wishes he had stayed home today.
    Class: Arnold! (from The Magic School Bus Spins A Web episode)
  • <The bus has landed on a flower's anther and it's making Arnold sneeze>
    Arnold: Two things make me sneeze. Pollen and pepper. This isn't pepper!
    Keesha: So it must be pollen.
    Arnold: And it's floating around everywhere!
    <Arnold sneezes again and propels himself towards Ms. Frizzle's seat. When he hits it, Liz applauds.>
    Ms. Frizzle: Nice propulsion, Arnold!
    Arnold: Thank you, Ms. Frizzle. I knew I should've stayed home today.(from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • Oh, great! <sneezes again> More pollen! (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • <after Ms. Frizzle says Microbes> Arnold: Did you say, microbes?


Dorothy Ann: As in Microbescopic? They're so tiny that you need a microscope to see them?
Wanda: So tiny that they are invisible?
Tim: Just like us!
Arnold: <realizing he has the breakthrough> Tiny? Invisible? Microscopic?!? YES!!!!

  • Arnold: I'll tell you this. (flaps his wings) For someone who was afraid of bees, I've sure become a fan.
    Class: Arnold! (from The Magic School Bus In A Beehive episode)

Carlos[edit]

  • The class is going to go inside Ralphie through a cut on his knee
    Carlos: It's a short cut! Get it? "Short cut?"
    Class: Carlos! Yuck! (from The Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie episode)
  • Desperate to get the kids out of the egg, Liz cracks it on her forehead.
    Carlos: Hey, Liz, you've got egg on your face!
    Class: And us! (from The Magic School Bus Cracks A Yolk episode)
  • Scarcity's the name of the game, Pheebs. Scare-see-tee. (from The Magic School Bus All Dried Up episode)
  • <The class is going to an undiscovered island and Carlos is propsing they name it "Carlos Island">
    Dorothy Ann: Forget it! That's a pretty silly name for an island.
    Carlos: What would you call it? "According to My Research Island?" <laughing>
    Dorothy Ann: That's too clunky. Wait a minute...I've got a book of names in here.
    Carlos: You can't even think of a name without looking it up! (from The Magic School Bus Blows It's Top episode)
  • Pheobe, you did it again! (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • <The class runs to a heat source in the Arctic> Peew! As Ralphie would say, <imitates Ralphie> 'Is it just me or does this heat source smell like a dead fish?'. (from The Magic School Bus In the Arctic episode)
  • Ralphie: It's simple. All we have to do is build a robot that looks like me.
    Carlos: <holds a hubcap up to his face> Like this? (class laughs) (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • Carlos: I say we make a run for it before we're "D-E-F!"
    Tim: "D-E-F?" What's that?
    Carlos: Digested, eliminated, and forgotten! (from "The Busasaraus" episode)
  • It's just as I suspected! The dinos did them in! (from "The Busasarus" episode)
  • Pheobe: (drops banana in water) Oh no, a banana floats!
    Carlos: That's okay. I like banana splits beter.
    Class: Carlos! (from "The Magic School Bus Ups and Downs" episode)
  • Pheobe: Everyone okay in there?
    Ralphie: Happy as a herb, Pheobe. Let's do it!
    Carlos: Man, now this is what I call an inside job!
    Class: Carlos! (from The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet epsiode)
  • Whoa. Good one, Keesh. (from The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet episode)
  • Pheobe: Come on, guys. Dinosaurs couldn't have been that mean.
    Carlos: Get real, Pheobe. Dinosaurs are the biggest and meanest things that ever lived! All that fighting and slaugherting; now that would be a field trip! (from The Busasarus episode)
  • RU Humerus: Look out below! <skates down, hugs Ms. Frizzle> Long time, no see, Valerie!
    Pheobe: They must know each other!
    Ms. Frizzle: Class, meet Radius Unla Humerus. Magical mechanic at large!
    Carlos: RU Humerus, as in upper arm bone, or RU Humerus, as in very funny? Ha! I love it!
    Keesha and Wanda: Carlos! (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • Dorothy Ann: This field trip is really far out!
    Carlos: No, NO, D.A.! According to my research, it's really far in! (from Explores The Human Body software)
  • <Carlos is pretending to talk to the press>
    Dorothy Ann: Carlos, what are you doing?
    Carlos: Practicing being famous. What else?
    Dorothy Ann: What makes you think you're going to be famous?
    Carlos: Not just me. All of us. Think. The photographer shows up at 3:00 and takes a picture of us in our garden. The picture goes on the cover of Plant-It Magazine, and...we're famous! (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • Phoebe, you don't get on the cover it Plant-It Magazine with a drawing! (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • Carlos: Let's face it. If you see something disgusting, you should find it at a dump. (from The Magic School Bus in a Pickle episode)
  • Ms. Frizzle: <about the special kind of plant yeast> Ascomycetes grow nearly everywhere.
    Carlos: Cool, but I'd rather find one on your cete than in my cete.
    (Ms. Frizzle laughs.)
    Others: Carlos! (from The Magic School Bus in a Pickle episode)
  • Arnold: (to Wanda) Make that thin air, you mean.
    Carlos: Come on, Arnold, it would be pretty hard to streak through fat air.
    Others: Carlos! (from The Magic School Bus Taking Flight episode)
  • Carlos: It's a regular mussel beach (laughs)
    Class: Carlos! (from The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten episode)
  • Phoebe: Hey, look. We're bees.
    Carlos: (to Pheobe) Yeah, and you're a Phoe-bee. (laughs) (to Ms. Frizzle) And you're a Frizz-bee.
    Ms. Frizzle: (laughs)
    Class: Carlos! (from The Magic School Bus In A Beehive episode)
  • Carlos: (to Ralphie) Maybe she wants to bee your honey!
    Ralphie: Carlos! (from The Magic School Bus In A Beehive episode)

Dorothy Ann[edit]

  • Wanda: What'll happen if the sound of Carlos' instrument stays...
    [Instrument sound]
    Wanda: ...just like that?
    Dorothy Ann: Oh, our concerto will be ruined. All the other schools will laugh at us, and it'll be the end of the world as we know it. Other than that? Nothing. (from The Magic School In The Haunted House episode)
  • According to my research, diamonds are a girl's best friend, but I don't know--my best friend is my book bag. (from Explores Inside the Earth software game)
  • Tim: Patience, Wanda, fishing is an art.
    Dorothy Ann: So is tightrope walking, but we don't have time to learn it. (from The Magic School Bus Shows and Tells episode)
  • Keesha: How does she do that?
    Dorothy Ann: Not easily, I expect! (from The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top episode)
  • Push your wings down, Carlos! (from "The Magic School Bus Taking Flight" episode)
  • Keesha: Cut it out, Ralphie! Our parents are here at night because they are too busy during the day, and that's all!
    Dorothy Ann: Right! And give me back my book! (from "The Magic School Bus Going Batty" episode)
  • Dorothy Ann's Mom: What are you doing, Dorothy Ann?
    Dorothy Ann: Something really important, Mom.
    Dorothy Ann's Mom: At 4:00 in the morning? You'll be too tired for school!
    Dorothy Ann: Mom, I don't know how to tell you this, but there may be no school! (from "The Magic School Bus Out of This World" episode)
  • Push, Ralphie! Don't let the pressure get you! (from "The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top" episode)
  • Dorothy Ann: We have to get down there, Ms. Frizzle! I need my books to find that island!
    Arnold: Wouldn't it be easier to go to a bookstore?
    Dorothy Ann: Please, Ms. Frizzle! I am nothing without my books! Me books! Books me! (from The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top episode)
  • (globe has just collapsed)
    Carlos: Oh, man!
    Dorothy Ann: Carlos, according to my research, it looks to me as if you need one more piece.
    Carlos: If you didn't spend so much time reading and researching, you might actually do something!
    Dorothy Ann: And if you had spent more time researching, you would've known how to put this globe together! (from The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top episode)
  • Arnold: Can we get back to the play? These rings are killing me!
    Dorothy Ann: There is no time for a play! We have to evacute the school this instant!
    Pheobe: Why?
    Tim: What's the problem, D.A.?
    Dorothy Ann: An asteriod is on a direct collision course with earth!
    Class: An asteriod?
    Ralphie: You mean like that big rock Arnold's loony cousin Janet tried to bring back from space?
    Dorothy Ann: Exactly, Ralphie; only my asteriod is bigger! And, according to my calcuations, sometime in the next 24 hours, it is going to crash into our school and destroy it! (from The Magic School Bus Out of This World episode)
  • Carlos: We still have to find Arnold and Pheobe before it's too late; before those dinos...
    Dorothy Ann: Don't say it, Carlos! (from The Busasarus episode)
  • Oh, we can't budge it, Ms. Frizzle! We need help! (from The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top episode)
  • In the famous words of Ms. Frizzle, <imitating Ms. Frizzle> "Time waits for no vegetable!" (from The Magic School Bus In a Pickle episode)
  • Ralphie: identifying Dorothy Ann's mascot>Broccoli? You gotta be kidding! Whoever heard of a broccoli mascot?
    Dorothy Ann: <taking off head of mascot> According to my research, broccoli is a very healthy vegetable.
    Keesha: Besides all the animal mascots have been done already.
    Carlos: Get serious! Our soccer team can't be called "The Walker Elementary School Broccoli".(from The Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast episode)

Keesha[edit]

  • Ralphie: (to the Ralphiebot) I command you, Ralphiebot; make me a sandwich.
(nothing happens)
Keesha: Let's see. There's bus detail, eraser patrol, chair management...
Ralphie: (interrupts) Quiet! I need to concentrate! (to the Ralphiebot) I command you, Ralphiebot; make me a sandwich! Now! (still nothing happens) Can you make me a sandwich? Please? Please! How about a half a sandwich?
Wanda: He doesn't move or bend.
Phoebe: He doesn't do anything.
Keesha: (laughing) Just like Ralphie! (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • They're not drinking blood. It's tomato juice! Like Ms. Frizzle served at the class picnic! (from The Magic School Bus Going Batty episode)
  • I've been robbed! Somebody stole my cucumber! (from The Magic School Bus In a Pickle episode)
    Arnold: Since we can't eat our report, do you want some organic potato chips?
Keesha: (unenthusiastically) No thanks, I had some phytoplankton earlier. (from The Magic School Bus Gets Eaten episode)
  • Yeah, as if. (from The Magic School Bus Rocks and Rolls episode)
  • Ralphie: (to the Ralphiebot) I command you, Ralphiebot; bow to your ruler and master: Ralphie the Magnificent!
Arnold: It's not bowing.
Keesha: Would you blame it? I wouldn't either.
(Carlos laughs) (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • (The class watches a herd of dinosaurs as they look for Arnold and Phoebe)
(sound of dino)
Ralphie: What was that?
Carlos: The sound of a hungry dinosaur ordering an Arnold burger!
Keesha: With Phoebe fries to go! (from The Magic School Bus Busasaurus episode)
  • 'Ralphie: Well, Keesha. Ready to admit this is the greatest idea in the history of kidkind?
Keesha: We'll see, Ralphie; we'll see. (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • Keesha: Can so!
Ralphie: Cannot!
Mrs. Franklin: Keesha?!
Ms. Frizzle: Hmmm. No one out there. Only some juicy tidbits for the bats.
Ralphie: Kid bits! She's talking about us! She wants to feed us to the bats. Run for your lives!
(class runs)
Keesha: She said, tidbits, not kid bits!" (from The Magic School Bus Going Batty episode)
  • Keesha: But what do we sharks get out of this deal? (feels something) Ooh! Something's itching me!
Ralphie: Maybe we get rid of these little critters stuck all over your skin. (sucks in the critters off of Keesha, tickling her) Mmmm. Tasty.
Keesha: Thanks, Ralphie. What a partner. Those guys were really starting to "bug me".
Class: Keesha! (from The Magic School Bus Takes A Dive episode)
  • I get it. The insects bring pollen from one flower to another. (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • This rock is untransformable, sorry! (from Explores Inside The Earth software)

Phoebe[edit]

  • Phoebe: C'mon, Arnold, let him go. It's just an egg.
    Arnold: But it's Dr. Skeledon's egg. And it's up to me to get it back to her!
    Phoebe: Gee, what a guy! (from The Busasaurus episode)
  • <on doing a slam dunk> If only I could just do it once, just to see what it feels like. (from The Magic School Bus Gains Weight episode)
  • <after Arnold saves the class from a Tyrannosaurus Rex> It's a good thing you didn't stay home today, Arnold!2 (from The Busasaurus episode)
  • <gasps> We're on Mr. Seedplot's head! How embarrassing! (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed)
  • <on trapping a fifty foot praying mantis> Anyone have a fifty foot plastic cup? (from The Magic School Bus Spins a Web episode)
  • Phoebe: But, Wanda, think of all the good things recycling does.
    Wanda: Okay, Phoebe, name three.
    Phoebe: Well, um...I just know there's lots! (from The Magic School Bus Holiday Special episode)
  • Carlos: But the bat news is we're still bats!
    Phoebe: Fangs for reminding us, Carlos.
    Class: Phoebe! (from The Magic School Bus Going Batty episode)
  • Phoebe: At my old school, we never rode on bees.
    Keesha: Um, Phoebe, we are at your old school.
    Phoebe: Oh...right. (from The Magic School Bus Goes to Seed episode)
  • <after Ralphie turns the class into bats> Yep, Ralphie, you sure know how to wing it. (from The Magic School Bus Going Batty episode)
  • Arnold: <cutting Phoebe out of a web she made herself> Don't feel bad, Phoebe. Only a giant spider could trap that general.
    Phoebe: <face lights up> Yes! Arnold, you're a genius! (from The Magic School Bus Spins A Web episode)
  • <The class just finds out where the large intestine leads to> At my old school, we never ended up in the toilet. (from The Magic School Bus For Lunch episode)
  • I know Arnold likes rocks, but do you really think he'd swallow one? (from The Magic School Bus For Lunch episode)
  • Wanda: What're we gonna do? What're we gonna do? What're we gonna do? .
    Phoebe: Wanda? What're we gonna do? (from The Magic School Bus For Lunch episode)
  • Keesha: We need a mascot that's different.
    Carlos: It's got to be so exciting the other team won't know what hit them!
    Phoebe: I got it! I got it!
    Class: What?
    Phoebe: The Walker Elementary School BUTTERFLIES! (from The Magic School Bus Butterfly and Bog Beast episode)
  • <The class is in the small intestine> Go swimming in Arnold's digestive juice? Not me, no way! <Later> How was I supposed to know she had digestive juice scuba gear? (from The Magic School Bus For Lunch episode)
  • At my old school, we never got baked. (from The Magic School Bus Gets Ready, Set, Dough episode)
  • <On Mercury> We hardly weigh anything, compared to my old planet, Earth. (from The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space)
  • Phoebe: Something tells me we shouldn't be here.
    Arnold: Like what?
    <They wake up a Tyrannosaurus Rex>
    Phoebe:
    Like that! (from The Busasaurus episode)
  • Phoebe: Low-dee-low-dee-low! (from The Magic School Bus In the Haunted House episode)
  • Phoebe: (runs into Carlos) Sorry, Carlos!
    Carlos: Hey, Pheobe! What's the rush?!
    Pheobe: It's my weekend to bring Liz home. I have to get her ready. (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" episode)
  • Pheobe: Oh, no! Have we been robbed?
    Wanda: Liz is missing!
    Pheobe: Missing?! But she was here yesterday! (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" episode)
  • Wanda: So that doesn't explain why Liz would pack up all her stuff and leave us! What if she's in terrible danger?
    Pheobe: Oh, man! If only we knew what it was like to be a lizard, to feel how Liz feels, to get in inside her skin; maybe then, maybe then we'd know the answer!
    Ms. Frizzle: I couldn't have said it better myself! To the bus! (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" episode)
  • Ralphie: Yikes! An alligator crossing!
    Pheobe: They're probably there to keep visitors out!
    Carlos: Or keep Liz in!
    (car horn)
    Wanda: Hey, look out! (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" episode)
  • Carlos: Toasted and stuffed? Sounds like that turtle's about to become somebody's dinner!
    Pheobe: Oh no! What if Liz is next?
    Wanda: Liz a la mode! Sprinkled with pecans and a light honey chestnut glaze!
    Pheobe: Oh, if we could only get inside! (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" episode)
  • Pheobe: Okay. Since they won't let us in, we have to get inside without them knowing we are inside. What we need is...a disguise!
    Dorothy Ann: I've got it! A trojan horse!
    Ralphie: No way, D.A.! They only take reptiles. And a horse isn't a reptile.
    Dorothy Ann: Not a real horse, Ralphie. According to my research, in ancient times, Greek soldiers built a huge wooden horse, and hid inside it to fool their enemies.
    Pheobe: That's it! We turn the bus into a trojan alligator! (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" episode)
  • Liz? Liz? Where are you? (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" episode)
  • Pheobe: Where's Wanda?
    Ralphie: And where is the monster?
    Arnold: What if the monster ate her?
    Pheobe: But I wanted to feed it!
    Class: Pheobe!
    Pheobe: Just kidding! (from "The Magic School Bus Ups and Downs" episode)
  • When did you guys become reptiles? (from The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet episode)
  • <Pheobe is taking Liz and her classmate reptiles down the hallway>
    Pheobe: Don't worry, guys! I'll save you!
    <Liz awakens>
    Keesha: Liz, it's us! How are you doing?
    Pheobe: Say hello to freedom! (door opens and Harry enters) Aaah!
    Harry: Pardon me, young lady! Where are you going with those reptiles?
    Pheobe: Uh, not this way! HELP! (from The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet episode)
  • Ralphie: Besides, none of us will ever have to do chores again, when I say, "Ralphiebot, clean the bus!"
    <Ralphiebot begins to shake around in movement>
    Pheobe: Uh, guys? I think he moved! (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • Phoebe: SNAP OUT OF IT, RALPHIE!! According to this page, there should be some blankets right up here. [opens up a cupboard and puts her hand inside and feels a slosh] EEWW, GROSS!! What kind of blanket is this?!
    Ralphie: Looks like a fat blanket. Hey, it may be gross, but that backing sure traps heat. [the bus leans to the right] Oh! We're done for! [He and Phoebe can see walruses on the ice floe outside the bus] [banging on the window] SCRAM!! BEAT IT!! Don't mean to be rude, but you're too HEAVY!! (From The Magic School Bus In the Arctic episode)

Tim[edit]

  • Tim: This is one weird house. <his words echoes>
    Ralphie: You mean your house doesn't have a jungle, an ocean, a city and an alpine wonderland?
    Tim: Naw. The landlord wouldn't go along with it.
    Class: Tim! <words echoes> (From The Magic School Bus In The Haunted House episode)
  • Dorothy Ann: This is terrific!
    Tim: Speak for yourself, D.A.! (From The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top episode)
  • Wanda: (holding worn out mascot) Why can't we just use the old mascot?
    Tim: Because it's so old no one knows what it is anymore. (Moths come out from the worn out mascot) Eck! It's even got moths. (shooing one with his notebook)
    Phoebe: Tim, no! How could you?
    Tim: It's just a bug.
    Phoebe: (showing moth on her book) Look at it. It's more than a bug. For your information, it says in this book that this moth is worth over 100,000 different kinds of moths and butterflies and scientists are still finding new ones. And by the way, there about 8 times as many different kinds of moths as there of butterflies. (from The Magic School Bus Butterfly and Bog Beast episode)

Wanda[edit]

  • Arnold: Not another field trip!
    Wanda: Cheer up, Arnold. A famous poet once said, "All the world's a field trip, and all the kids in our class are merely guinea pigs"...or did Ms. Frizzle say that? (from The Magic School Bus Butterfly and Bog Beast episode)
  • Wanda: But this is dishonest!
    Gerri Poveri: Oh, no, no, I prefer to think it as..."creative journalism."
    Wanda: Call it what you want; you won't get away with it!
    Gerri Poveri: Why, nobody's going to believe you! You're just a little kid!
    Wanda: We'll see about that! (from the Ups And Downs episode)
  • Tim: Anyone have a good plan B?
    Wanda: There aren't any good plan B's, Tim! If they were good, they'd be plan A! (from The Magic School Bus Out of This World episode)
  • Arnold: Janet's right, Ms. Frizzle could be on Saturn, couldn't she?
    Wanda: Okay, Arnold, but it's your job to keep your crazy cousin under control! (from the Magic School Bus Gets Lost In Space episode)
  • She said, "I would love it if you would come over and ring my bell!"! (from the Magic School Bus Gets Charged episode)
  • Yawn burger with a side of snores! (from The Magic School Bus Out of The World and Wet All Over episodes)
  • RU Humerus: <to Ms. Frizzle> Well, no one's more important than you, my little togglebolt.
    Wanda: "My little togglebolt"? (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • Janet: As someone we all know says, this is a yawn burger with a side of snores!
    Wanda: It is not, Janet! (from The Magic School Bus Gets A Bright Idea episode)
  • Keesha: Go ahead, Ralphie. Open the door.
    Ralphie: It was your idea!
    Wanda: Move aside, you weasely wimps! I'll do it! (from "The Magic School Bus Going Batty" episode)
  • Carlos: Hey! I think we just passed my house!
    Keesha: Take a good look, Carlos. This may be the last time you see it!
    Wanda: Come on you, weasely wimps! Where's your spirit of adventure? We're on the path to glory! (from The Magic School Bus Taking Flight episode)
  • Gotta take action! Get those wings down! (from The Magic School Bus Taking Flight episode)
  • Stand by for lock, Ralphie! (from The Magic School Bus Taking Flight episode)
  • Bubbles at 12:00! (from The Magic School Bus Taking Flight episode)
  • Hi. I'm but an innocent school child who has innocently lost her innocent baseball over your pets. May I innocently come in and innocently get it back? (from The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet episode)
  • Carlos: Tell us, Wanda. How does it feel to have saved Walker Elementary School from sure destruction?
    Wanda: Sorry, no comet! (from The Magic School Bus Out of This World episode)
  • Carlos: Cool. Then we don't have to blast it. We can melt it.
    Tim: Melt it?
    Arnold: From here?
    Ralphie: How?
    Wanda: The sun, Arnold! The great melter of the sky! (from The Magic School Bus Out of This World episode)
  • Wanda: Did you see it yet? Did you touch it?
    Dorothy Ann: What took you so long? We thought you'd be the first one here.
    Wanda: Oh yeah? Well, I'm going to be the first one down there! I'm going to the bottom of the lake to find the monster!
    Pheobe: I don't know, Wanda! What would Ms. Frizzle say?
    Wanda: It's the weekend, Pheobe. No school; no Ms. Frizzle. (from the Ups and Downs episode)
  • Ralphie: Cut it out, Pheobe! It's crumpled enough in here without you squirming around like an eel!
    Pheobe: I'm just getting ready to feed the monster when we find it.
    Wanda: When I find it, you mean! (from the Ups and Downs episode)
  • Gerri Poveri: So, that's all that remains of the monster of Walker Lake.
    Wanda: I know we ruined your story, but the truth had to be told.
    Gerri Poveri: Well, I have to hand it to you. You're certainly a brave bunch of kids. And your camerawork is excellent, Tim.
    Tim: Thanks, Gerri. Hi, Mom!
    Wanda: We may have been brave, but you were wrong to perpetrate this hoax! You owe your public an apology!
    Gerri Poveri: Yes, yes. Right you are, Wanda. <clears throat> To these kids here, and to all my viewers out there, I'm so sorry!
    <cheers and applause>
    Gerri Poveri: So, let's look once again at what got you a spot on this show, and me: a chance to star in a brand new, underwater action adventure series! How did you do it?
    Wanda: We knew the monster was big enough and light enough to float, so all we had to do is let it loose! And you know the rest: your very own monster ended up IN YOUR FACE! (from the Ups and Downs episode)
  • General Araneus: (in a last ditched effort to trap the mantis) Halt! I order you to return my bait this instant!
    Wanda:(after Ms. Frizzle tisk-tisked) Sorry, General. Liz belongs with us.
    General Araneus: (getting impatient, angry) I WANT MY BAIT! (stomps on button to the swap trap.)
    Wanda: But here's something you can have.
    (Araneus looks up and saw the trap coming down. Araneus tries to run for his life, but it's too late. The trap comes down on him.)
    General Araneus: You knew this would happen, didn't you?
    (he bows his head in shame, his hat comes off him.)

Ralphie[edit]

  • Phoebe: It's only a centepede
    Ralphie: "Only a centepede"? That's like saying, "Oh, it's only Godzilla"! (from The Magic School Bus Spins a Web episode)
  • <The class is biking the bus back through Arnold's digestive system>
    Ralphie: This is insane!
    Wanda: Consider the alternative.
    Ralphie: <considers it> You know, biking is my favorite sport. (from The Magic School Bus For Lunch episode)
  • Phoebe: Janet, not only are we lost in space...
    Ralphie: We're lost in space without a teacher! (from The Magic School Bus Gets Lost In Space episode)
  • We should try my mother's calzones instead of a banana. They go down like rocks. (from The Magic School Bus Ups and Downs episode)
  • Arnold: I knew I should've--
    Ralphie: Don't say it, Arnold! (from The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles episode)
  • <The class, in part of the water cylce, come out of the plumbing in the girls' bathroom> Hey, your bathroom is way nicer than ours! (from The Magic School Bus Wet All Over episode)
  • <The class is trying to push a volcanic rock out of the way>
    Dorothy Ann: Push! This is the chance of a lifetime!
    Ralphie: The end of a lifetime, you mean! (from The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top episode)
  • <Ralphie spots a vulture in the desert> Is it just me, or does this look like the final field trip? (from The Magic School Bus All Dried Up episode)
  • This is Ralphie for FNN, the Frizzle News Network. (from The Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie episode)
  • Maybe we should use my mom's calzone instead of a banana. They go down like rocks! (from The Magic School Bus Ups and Downs episode)
  • Ralphie: Cool! Then I can be my own basketball team!
    Class: Ralphie! (from The Magic School Bus Makes A Rainbow episode)
  • Ralphie: Looks like your idea's out to launch. Ha!
    Class: Ralphie! (from The Magic School Bus Out of This World episode)

Janet[edit]

  • How on Earth--I mean, how am I going to prove I was on Mercury? (from The Magic School Bus Gets Lost in Space episode)
  • Phoebe: At my old school, we'd use a bulldozer to move heavy things.
    Janet: That's great, Phoebe. And where're we supposed to get a bulldozer? (from The Magic School Bus Gets Swamped episode)
  • Keesha: It must cold down there because Saturn's pretty far away from the sun.
    Tim: But Ms. Frizzle said "cold and dark".
    Janet: It could be very, very dark on Saturn!
    Carlos: Oh, no you don't! You just want to grab more stuff!
    Janet: Hey, I'm just trying to help! If you want to play "Let's Find Ms. Frizzle Without A Map" for the rest of your life, that's FINE with me! <storms off in a huff>
    (from The Magic School Bus Gets Lost In Space episode)
  • Janet: Wait until I tell my class I won the jumping contest on Mercury, too!
    Carlos: Do you know what your class will say to that?
    Janet: What?
    Carlos and Dorothy Ann: Prove it! (from "The Magic School Bus Gets Lost In Space" episode)
  • Pheobe: <protesting> But butterflies are full of surprises!
    Carlos: Like what?
    Janet: Yeah! Like what?
    Class: Janet!
    Janet: The one and only! Arnold's favorite cousin! (drops to Arnold) I am your favorite cousin, right, Arnold?
    Arnold: You are my only cousin, Janet!
    Janet: You're so cute! (turns to Pheobe) We know the real reason why you make a complete wimp like a butterfly as a mascot.
    Phoebe: You do?
    Ralphie: We do?
    Janet: Isn't today's soccer game against...your old school? (from The Magic School Bus Butterfly and Bog Beast episode)
  • This butterfly is not only a wimp; it's dingy! (from The Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast episode)
  • Arnold: Gee, Janet. What happened to you?
    Janet: You almost lost your cousin, Arnold! It was "die in the swamp" or "go head-to-hand with the bog beast!"
    Phoebe: Really?
    Janet: Yeah! And you're not going to believe what it looked like!
    Tim: Was it anything like...<holds up picture>...this butterfly?
    Janet: That's it! I, cousin Janet, saw the bog beast and...oh, did you say "butterfly?"
    Phoebe: Uh-huh.
    Janet: You mean, there's no such thing as a "bog beast?"
    Ms. Frizzle: A "bog beast" can be anything that lives in the swam, Janet. In this case, it turned out to be a butterfly.
    Janet: Well, I sort of knew that, yeah, and like, well, yeah.
    Phoebe: Janet, you got it! The best possible mascot! The bog beast butterflies!
    Janet: Yeah! Sure! Why not? I guess we were both right, huh, Phoebe? (from The Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast episode)

More Quotes[edit]

  • Wanda: Hmmm. "The Quiet Room."
    <class walks inside>
    Keesha: Whoa. It's like a fridge in here!
    Wanda: Some of these creatures look like they've been here for months.
    Carlos: And that one on the end looks like...
    Class: ...Liz! (from The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet episode)
  • Dorothy Ann: Oh, no! My books! <dives for them, but others grab her legs>
    Ralphie: I gotcha!
    Wanda: Come on, you weasley wimps! Pull!
    <class struggles to pull her out and finally succeeds>
    Dorothy Ann: We have to get down there, Ms. Frizzle! I need my books to find that island!
    Arnold: Wouldn't it be easier to go to a bookstore?
    Dorothy Ann: Please, Ms. Frizzle? I'm nothing without my books. Me books. Books me! (from The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top episode)
  • Wanda: What's that?
    Keesha: Poor Arnold! Looks like he's got a hole in his stomach.
    Ms. Frizzle: Not a hole, Keesha, a valve. (from The Magic School Bus For Lunch episode)
  • Arnold: Is that good or bad?
    Arnold & Ralphie: Bad.
    Ms. Frizzle: Yodel-ay-hee-hoo!
    Arnold & Ralphie: What is that?
    Carlos: It's coming from in there. I'm going in.<opens the door>
    Class: No, Carlos, no! (from The Magic School Bus In The Haunted House episode)

Notes[edit]

  1. This is a pun. The first meaning indicates that the more mixed up a solution is, the better it will be. The second meaning indicates that the worse a situation is, the more ingenious the solution to the problem must be. Both meanings were relevant in the episode.
  2. This is almost ironic in a way because if Arnold stayed home that day, Dr. Skeledon would not have given him the fossilized egg, he would not have shown it to Phoebe, Phoebe would not have lost it to an Ornithomimus, Arnold and Phoebe would have not woken up a Tyrannosaurus rex when they were looking for the lost egg, and the class would not have been attacked by the T.rex.

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