History Literature / TheMagicSchoolBus

2nd May '16 3:39:44 PM dpisel01
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The very first episode, "Gets Lost in Space" features Janet as a protagonist. D.A., Tim, Ralphie, Arnold and Keesha don't use their catchphrases. Phoebe only gets "On my old planet, I couldn't jump so high." Carlos doesn't get a FirstNameUltimatum. Arnold and Janet's personalities are shown in full, but while D.A.'s intelligence, Ralphie's AgentMulder tendencies and Wanda's determination are hinted at, the non-Perlstein kids are basically wallpaper. The relationship dynamics between the kids (beyond the fact that everybody hates Janet) aren't explored and the plot is more episodic than usual. By the second episode, "For Lunch," the tone had switched, all of the kids' abilities, personalities, catchphrases, and relationships explored or at least hinted at.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The very first episode, "Gets Lost in Space" features Janet as a protagonist. D.A., Tim, Ralphie, Arnold and Keesha don't use their catchphrases. Phoebe only gets "On my old planet, I couldn't jump so high." Carlos doesn't get a FirstNameUltimatum. Arnold and Janet's personalities are shown in full, but while D.A.'s intelligence, Ralphie's AgentMulder tendencies and Wanda's determination are hinted at, the non-Perlstein kids are basically wallpaper. The relationship dynamics between the kids (beyond the fact that everybody hates Janet) aren't explored and the plot is more episodic than usual. By the second episode, "For Lunch," the tone had switched, all of the kids' abilities, personalities, catchphrases, and relationships explored or at least hinted at.
20th Apr '16 8:15:02 PM maylove25
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version has two ending themes. One of the ending themes is called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlagyE7f-20 "Dream On"]] by Creator/JunkoIwao. The other is called "Gohan ni Shiyou" by Dreaming.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version has two ending themes. One of the ending themes is called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlagyE7f-20 nicozon.net/watch/sm1349565 "Dream On"]] by Creator/JunkoIwao. The other is called "Gohan ni Shiyou" by Dreaming.
10th Apr '16 9:33:51 AM Willbyr
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5th Mar '16 2:58:48 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* SchoolPlayEpisode: The class's rendition of Jack & The Beanstalk in "Gets Planted" with Phoebe as the (trans-morphed) beanstalk.
5th Mar '16 2:57:25 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* MusicalEpisode: "The Family Holiday Special" has half a dozen songs in the form of Christmas carols with lyrics doctored around recycling.


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* SchoolPlayEpisode: The class's rendition of Jack & The Beanstalk in "Gets Planted" with Phoebe as the (trans-morphed) beanstalk.
2nd Mar '16 5:23:44 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* ChristmasEpisode: "The Family Holiday Special" features not just Christmas but also Hanukkah and Kwanzaa themes and is a musical episode. The show's theme of recycling is taught through sever doctored Christmas tunes.

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* ChristmasEpisode: "The Family Holiday Special" features not just Christmas but also Hanukkah and Kwanzaa themes and is a musical episode. The show's theme of recycling is taught through sever several doctored Christmas tunes.
1st Mar '16 12:59:14 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* ChristmasEpisode: "The Family Holiday Special" features not just Christmas but also Hanukkah and Kwanzaa themes and is a musical episode. The show's theme of recycling is taught through sever doctored Christmas tunes.


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* CourtroomEpisode: "Gets Swamped."
27th Feb '16 3:52:00 PM EricW
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** Also, even though it was in the "pilot", Arnold talks about places the class already went: Inside a Rotten Log or to the bottom of the ocean. 2 episodes that would show up later in "rot squad" and "blows its top".
15th Feb '16 12:59:26 PM morenohijazo
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* RapidFireNailBiting: Used in one episode when Arnold, [[OnceAnEpisode as per usual]], gets nervous about the Wacky Field Trip of the Week. Ms. Frizzle snarks:
--> "In accordance with federal regulations, we would like to remind you that this is a non-fingernail-biting flight."
7th Feb '16 7:37:23 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* TheMindIsAPlaythingofTheBody: Averted in general but the kids will find whatever their current form eats appetizing and in "In the City", both Arnold and Carlos temporarily have their good sense temporarily overridden by hungry, going after worms and a night hawk respectively and the bus begins acting exactly like a bear.

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* TheMindIsAPlaythingofTheBody: TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Averted in general but the kids will find whatever their current form eats appetizing and in "In the City", both Arnold and Carlos temporarily have their good sense temporarily overridden by hungry, hunger, going after worms and a night hawk respectively and the bus begins acting exactly like a bear.
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