The Magic School Bus (TV series)

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The Magic School Bus is a Canadian-American animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. The series has received critical acclaim for its use of celebrity voice talent and combining entertainment with an educational series. Broadcasting & Cable said the show was "among the highest-rated PBS shows for school-age children."

Season 1[edit]

Gets Lost in Space [1.1][edit]

Ms. Frizzle: As I always say class, you're out of this world.

Carlos: Oh no you don't. You just want to grab more stuff!
Janet: Hey I'm just trying to help!

Arnold: No one is better than Ms. Frizzle.
Janet: Oh yeah, prove it.
Arnold: Stop The Bus!

Janet: Arnold told me all about your field trips, Dorothy Ann.
Dorothy Ann: W-what did he say?!
Janet: That they were, and I quote, highly unusual.

For Lunch [1.2][edit]

Phoebe: How was I supposed to know that she'd have digestive scuba gear?

Carlos: We have to find Wanda before she gets dried up into a raisin.
Ralphie: A raisin? Cool.
Students: Ralphie!

Wanda: ARRRNNNOOOLLLDDD!!!
Arnold: Who said that?
Wanda: This is your conscience, Arnold.

Arnold: You mean I was the field trip?!

Inside Ralphie [1.3][edit]

Phoebe: At my old school we were only afraid of lunch meat!

Ralphie: I'm seeing myself from the inside out.

Carlos: It's a short cut. Get it? Short cut?
Students: Carlos! Yuck!

Ralphie: What's going on?
Ms. Frizzle: We're here to get the inside story.

Carlos: Ralphie's a pony. Get it? He's a little hoarse!
Wanda: Carlos, your jokes are making us sick!

Gets Eaten [1.4][edit]

Ralphie: Food chain? A chain of food? I can get into that.
Keesha: Me too. Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Fish, and People too. We're all in a food chain, scum, this fish, and you.

Hops Home [1.5][edit]

Bella: Bella!
Herman: Herman!

Meets the Rot Squad [1.6][edit]

[After the bus transforms into a bessy bug]
Arnold: Wow! A bessy bus; now I've seen everything!

All Dried Up [1.7][edit]

Arnold: Field trip tip number 107: To avoid being eaten, become inedible. What does that mean?!
Ms Frizzle: Class, Do I hear a suggestion to avoid digestion?

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?

In the Haunted House [1.8][edit]

Arnold: Aah! Yikes! Ah! All I've got to say is, If I meet anybody I can see through, I'm outta here.
Ms. Frizzle: Oh, Whoa. No need to be hasty, Arnold.

Gets Ready, Set, Dough [1.9][edit]

Phoebe: At my old school we never got baked. except for the time the air conditioning went.
Arnold: We're toast!
Dorothy Ann: Well, Technically, No, But you've got the right idea.

Plays Ball [1.10][edit]

Dorothy Ann: Listen, A force is just a push or a pull.
Carlos: [to Dorothy Ann, who's talking about physics] If you're going to force us to listen to this...
Tim: You're being kind of pushy, don't you think?
[Carlos and Tim high five.]:
Dorothy Ann: No no, I'm talking about real forces. Picture this. There's this big red sled sitting in the snow. Not going anywhere, But if somebody comes along and gives it a push....

Goes to Seed [1.11][edit]

[Phoebe doesn't want to get off the bus of fear of Mr. Seedplot seeing them]
Arnold: Maybe you should have stayed home today, Phoebe.

Ms. Frizzle: Nice propulsion, Arnold!
Arnold: Thank you, Ms. Frizzle!

Gets Ants in Its Pants [1.12][edit]

Keesha: Keep shooting, Liz!

Kicks Up a Storm [1.13][edit]

Ralphie: I'm Weatherman! Of course I know what I'm doing. [whispers to himself] Now what am I doing?

Season 2[edit]

The Busasaurus [2.4][edit]

[Arnold goes over to the mud puddle and tries to get out the Maiasaura egg that was for Dr. Skeledon out of it. Luckily, he finds it not broken]
Arnold: And I can give Dr. Skeledon back her (fossilized) egg. [notices his giant size to after he fought the T.Rex] Except, I am too big to fit into the bus.

Phoebe: It's a good thing you didn't stay home today, Arnold.
Arnold: [about Dr. Skeledon's fossilized Maiasaura egg which has been unfossilized back into a real egg and to Phoebe about when it is back to a fossilized egg again] Well, I am sure going to be happy when this is a rock again. It's a lot safer.

Out of This World [2.11][edit]

Carlos: Yeah, you were supposed to be Pluto! Arf, arf! Ha ha!
Class: Carlos!

Ups and Downs [2.13][edit]

Phoebe: Oh, no; a banana floats!
Carlos: That's okay; I like banana splits better!
Class: Carlos!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

1968
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (February 19, 1968 – August 31, 2001) 1969
Sesame Street (November 10, 1969 – present) 1987
Square One Television (January 26, 1987 – November 6, 1992) 1989
Shining Time Station (January 29, 1989 – June 11, 1993) 1994
The Magic School Bus (September 10, 1994 – December 6, 1997) 1995
The Puzzle Place (January 16, 1995 – December 4, 1998) | Wimzie's House (September 4, 1995 – August 31, 1996) | Wishbone (October 9, 1995 – December 4, 1997) 1996
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (September 2, 1996 – December 17, 2000) | Arthur (October 7, 1996 – present)
2000 Between the Lions (April 3, 2000 – November 22, 2010) | Caillou (September 4, 2000 – October 3, 2010) | Clifford the Big Red Dog (September 4, 2000 – February 25, 2003) | Corduroy (September 30, 2000 – February 24, 2001) | Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse (September 30, 2000 – January 26, 2002) | George Shrinks (September 30, 2000 – January 23, 2003) | Seven Little Monsters (September 30, 2000 – January 14, 2004) | Timothy Goes to School (September 30, 2000 – December 28, 2001)
2003 The Berenstain Bears (January 6, 2003 – December 6, 2004) | Clifford's Puppy Days (September 1, 2003 – February 25, 2006) | Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (September 7, 2003 – January 24, 2007)
2006 It's a Big Big World (January 2, 2006 – January 8, 2010) | Franny's Feet (July 8, 2006 – April 10, 2010) | Curious George (September 4, 2006 – present)
2019 Molly of Denali (July 15, 2019 – present) | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (November 12, 2019 – present)
2020 Hero Elementary (June 1, 2020 – present) | Elinor Wonders Why (September 7, 2020 – present)