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The Magic School Bus is a Canadian-American Saturday morning animated children's television series, based on the book series of the same name by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.


Miss Frizzle takes her class on a field trip, but this won't be a normal field trip as the bus can transform into a plane, submarine, spaceship, even a surfboard, this bus carries Miss Frizzle and her students on incredible adventures and teaches them about space, wildlife and the human body.

Why It Rocks

  1. The show stays 100% faithful to the book series.
  2. Nice animation that fits the artstyle of the book series.
  3. It manages to educate and entertain children very well with its whimsical tone.
  4. Nice voice acting. Lily Tomlin was excellent as Miss Frizzle.
  5. Funny and memorable catchphrases. Most notably Arnold's "I knew i should have stayed home today" and Dorothy Ann's "According to my research...".
  6. Catchy theme song.
  7. Several likable characters, such as Miss Frizzle, Liz, Arnold, Ralphie, Phoebe, etc.
  8. Each of the kids has their own personality.

Bad Qualities

  1. Miss Frizzle can be really disturbing at times, as she drives the kids into dangerous situations.
  2. Arnold's cousin Janet can be pretty unlikable at times.