History Literature / TheMagicSchoolBus

3rd Sep '16 12:08:55 AM whalewithwings
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An animated EdutainmentShow which ran on Creator/{{PBS}} in TheNineties. It was adapted from a series of books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. It was later made into a set of [[VideoGame/TheMagicSchoolBus computer games]], as well. The series follows an eccentric/insane schoolteacher as she takes her elementary school class on very exotic [[ClassTrip field trips]] which teach scientific topics. These adventures are made possible by (you guessed it) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a magical school bus.]] (And ViewersLikeYou, of course.) The show's WackyHomeroom consisted of:

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An animated EdutainmentShow which ran on Creator/{{PBS}} in TheNineties. It was adapted from a series of books written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. It was later made into a set of [[VideoGame/TheMagicSchoolBus computer games]], as well. The series follows an eccentric/insane eccentric/crazy schoolteacher as she takes her elementary school class on very exotic [[ClassTrip field trips]] which teach scientific topics. These adventures are made possible by (you guessed it) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a magical shapeshifting school bus.]] (And ViewersLikeYou, of course.) The show's WackyHomeroom consisted of:
2nd Sep '16 4:19:30 PM tyrekecorrea
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* JustEatGilligan: In "Revving Up", Mr. Junkett was so sloppy while eating his peanut butter sandwich that he messed up the engine, and by extension, botched his own inspection of the bus. It's entirely his fault that he had to condemn the bus, and it was nearly destroyed.
2nd Sep '16 4:04:10 PM tyrekecorrea
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* WalkThroughTheCamera: In the episode "Gets Lost in Space," Arnold does this when he gets fed up with his cousin Janet and marches to the back of the bus to Ms. Frizzle.

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* WalkThroughTheCamera: In the episode "Gets Lost in Space," Arnold does this when he gets fed up with his cousin Janet and marches to from the back of the bus to Ms. Frizzle.
5th Jul '16 6:39:17 PM Nicoaln
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* OffscreenTeleportation: Just how did the Frizz get into the cake batter?
19th Jun '16 7:11:34 PM Nicoaln
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** Inverted with Tim - whose voice became ''higher'' as the series went on.
14th Jun '16 7:39:32 PM Nicoaln
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* ShownTheirWork: The show tries its utmost best to do this, although they [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality pointed out the bits they fudged in order to make this work]].
** Lampshaded - in ''Inside Ralphie'', his mother (a doctor) watches the bus traveling through his bloodstream and when he says he's watching a movie, says they did a good job because the blood is demonstrated as clear at that level.
13th May '16 9:01:27 AM ngh93
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**Then of course Lily Tomlin looks a ''somewhat'' like the Friz.



* NoNameGiven: The last names of Dorothy Ann and Tim were never mentioned.

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* NoNameGiven: The last names of Only Dorothy Ann and Tim were Ann's last name was never mentioned.
12th May '16 5:33:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HandGagging: Non-maliciously done by Carlos to Arnold during Keisha's turning the tables over Janet in "Gets a Bright Idea" (as they needed to quietly get him out of the room).



* PuttingAHandOverHisMouth: Non-maliciously done by Carlos to Arnold during Keisha's turning the tables over Janet in "Gets a Bright Idea" (as they needed to quietly get him out of the room).
8th May '16 12:34:22 PM ngh93
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*** ''[[CollectiveGroan "Carlos!!!"]]''

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*** ''[[CollectiveGroan "Carlos!!!"]]''"CARLOS!!!"]]''



* CollectiveGroan: ''"Carlos!"''

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* CollectiveGroan: ''"Carlos!"''''"CARLOS!"''
8th May '16 9:57:58 AM ngh93
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* '''Tim''': TheGenericGuy and StraightMan.

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* '''Tim''': '''Tim Jamal''': TheGenericGuy and StraightMan.
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