* ActorAllusion: Creator/DomDeLuise's character in "Gets Ready, Set, Dough!" is a baker, a reference to his second career as a gourmet cook.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Creator/LilyTomlin was the voice of Ms. Frizzle, Malcolm-Jamal Warner voiced "the (male) producer," and the ThemeTune was sung by Little Richard. And then there's all the celebrities who voiced "guest" characters (Carol Channing, Music/DollyParton, [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Dan Marino]], etc).
* ChannelHop: Thanks to the series' popularity, reruns of the show aired on Creator/FoxKids (as a way for affiliates to fulfill their E/I quotas), [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily Discovery Kids]], and Creator/{{qubo}}, as well as Netflix (which is also the home of the upcoming reboot).
* CrossDressingVoices: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]; all four of the boys are voiced by real boys, and all of their voices break over the course of the series.
* DevelopmentHell: The AllCGICartoon Creator/{{Netflix}} reboot was announced around 2013-ish and is finally set to air on September 29, 2017.
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton previously appeared together in ''Film/NineToFive''. Dabney Coleman, whom also co-starred with them in ''9 to 5'', also made a guest appearance, but not with Parton.
* RecursiveAdaptation: There were books based on the book-based TV series.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** The book ''The Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition'' came out 20 years after the first book. As a result, it boasts a holographic cover, and includes appearances from several of history's most legendary scientists.
** A DVD box set of the entire series was released in 2014 (20 years after the first episode).
* MissingEpisode: Good luck looking for the [[http://lostmediawiki.com/The_Magic_School_Bus:_In_the_Haunted_House_(lost_unedited_version;_1994) original cut of ...In The Haunted House]]. [[http://lostmediawiki.com/The_Magic_School_Bus:_Halloween_Special_(found_live-action/animated_special_of_TV_series;_1995) A Magic School Bus Halloween]] and the [[http://lostmediawiki.com/The_Magic_School_Bus:_Family_Holiday_Special_(found_2nd_half_of_animated_special;_1996) 60 minute version of Holiday Special]] also seemed rare for several years. A Magic School Bus Halloween ''did'' get a home video release however. Albeit a limited, VHS only one.
* TheOtherDarrin: Arnold and Tim were originally voiced by Amos Crawley and Max Beckford, respectively; their voices broke after the first season and they were replaced with Danny Tamberelli and Andre Ottley-Lorant, respectively. (Crawley can still be heard as Arnold in the TitleSequence throughout the show's run.) Oddly, the voice actors for Carlos (Daniel [=DeSanto=]) and Ralphie (Stuart Stone) were ''not'' replaced after their voices broke later on, and neither were Tamberelli or Ottley-Lorant.
* OutOfOrder: Season 1 Episode 1, ''Gets Lost In Space'', has Arnold remark that the class had already been inside a rotten log and to the bottom of the ocean. Those field trips aren't actually shown until Episodes 04 and 06, respectively.
* TheResolutionWillNotBeIdentified: The final episode "Take A Dive" is never identified as such. The only clue that it's the series finale is Ms. Frizzle deciding to retire at the end.
* ScienceMarchesOn: A science show can't stay accurate forever.
** Pluto is still a planet in "Gets Lost in Space", it's also depicted as being rather white, light grey, and blue, when in actuality Pluto is [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Pluto-01_Stern_03_Pluto_Color_TXT.jpg brown]].
*** Pluto is also missing Nix, Hydra, Styx, and Kerberos.
*** More moons have also been discovered around the gas and ice giants since the episode and corresponding game debuted.
** In "The Busasaurus," Ms. Frizzle says that ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' was the biggest meat-eater of all time. Too bad the discovery of the slightly larger ''Giganotosaurus'' was published in the same year the episode aired[[note]]''Spinosaurus'' was considered to have been longer than ''Tyrannosaurus'' even during that time, but it still wasn't considered as massive[[/note]]. In the same episode, ''Ornithomimus'' and ''[[RaptorAttack Troodon]]'' are both portrayed with scales rather than feathers.
** Weirdly, "Gets Eaten" has Ms. Frizzle state that all food chains begin with plants, which had been a discredited fact since the discovery of hydrothermal vents in 1977, seventeen years before the episode aired. Even weirder, this error is pointed out in the phone segment, so it's not carelessness. The fictional producer's justification for excluding hydrothermal vents creatures is "Yeah, but they're weird."
*** A slightly better explanation for why they didn't include that in the show was that the ''majority'' of food chains begin with plants... and it's better to introduce children with a solid foundation of patterns before going into depth about all the exceptions.
** The Tongue Map appears in the video game.
* TalkingToHimself: The European Spanish dub has Carlos and Ralphie with the same actor.
* TechnologyMarchesOn:
** As with most things of this nature, the computer episode went out of date the moment it aired. The fact that the computer has a "gajillion gigabyte hard drive" AND still has a floppy disk. While "gajillion" is not a number, we do have computers and networks capable of working on Yottabyte levels (10^24 bytes).
** Also, [=WiFi=] would be used to connect a computer network today, rather than Ethernet cables.
** In "Holiday Special," the whole plot revolves around an item being lost while the kids are sorting the school's recycling. As recently as 2007, many modern recycling plants no longer require manually-sorted inputs ("single stream recycling," a.k.a. one big bin for it all).
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