Top Ten Best Magic School Bus Episodes

I deeply loved this show as a kid, as well as many others did, I'm sure, on this site. It ran from September, 1994 to December, 1997 and consists of 52 glorious episodes. And when you're reading each title, remember that "The Magic School Bus..." precedes each to make a complete statement.

The Top Ten

Gets Lost in Space

I think I was the only one who wasn't scared by this episode, Why, you might ask?
Because I knew that they wouldn't kill someone in a Kids Show, although I kinda feel like this was probably what Arnold would've wanted after a few episodes.

THAT IDIOT JANET THOUGH. It's a pretty good episode. I'm a teenager and I absolutely LOVE this show, how is it for babies?

It's the original pilot episode of the show, and it's the reason why I still think of Pluto as a planet.

But. I like it and I'm fully grown kid

In the Haunted House

I wasn't as much afraid of this episode as I was entertained. There's so much awesome stuff to look at in this episode! Plus, Carol Channing has a cameo at the end. CAROL CHANNING! It almost makes me tear up.

This episode was scary to me in kindergarten but it was cool to watch the sound moving. Scary organ though

For Lunch

They should remake the episode but edit the ending and make them get pooped out of Arnold's butthole instead. It would be so much funnier XDDD

Arnold hates going on fieldtrips. Well, guess what Arnold, now YOU'RE the fieldtrip. Open wide, boy.

Lol Arnold got what he deserved! HA!

This should have been Inside Ralphie

Blows Its Top

The volcano episode. We're talking lava, explosions, and really creepily squished faces at the end (if you've seen it, you know what I mean). Overall, awesome!

This episode was pretty good!

Gets a Bright Idea

You know, that TERRIFYING episode where Arnold gets "turned into a ghost"? It's scary as hell, but equally as fun to watch.

Gets Ready, Set, Dough

The famously hilarious cake episode. You know, with the really cheesy, mustached baker? You probably already knew which episode it was from the title, right? Yeah. Thought so.

Gets Eaten

Not to be confused with "For Lunch", this episode has to do with undersea plankton and fish. Of course, as you probably guessed, a fish eats them. You know you loved it.

The Magic School Bus Holiday Special

Every single object and building in town gets horrifically turned into cans and plastic bottles after the bus turns evil. What? That doesn't scream "holiday special" to you?

In the Rain Forest

Earth Day + Cocoa Beans + Inspector 47's bad accent = a crazy, fun episode!

Does a good job teaching about the circle of life

The Busasaurus

The class goes to visit the dinosaurs. Need I say more?

One of the most iconic episodes of the series

My favorite Magic School Bus episode 🦕🦖

The Contenders

Sees Stars

So help me, the.

FIND YOUR OWN STAR

Dorothy Ann is sick and she wants her own star. WELL SHE'S GOING TO GET ONE, DAMN IT! Even if it means the rest of the class gets sucked into a giant red ball of burning gas and gets seriously burned for life in order to do it.

Under Construction

Really makes you want to build your own gumdrop bridge

Makes a Rainbow

It's fun watching everyone and their rainbow projects

Butterfly and the Bog Beast

It's great for learning about the evolutionary supremacy of butterflies

Going Batty

The whole class thinks Ms. Frizzle is a vampire. Which is ridiculous. SHE'S OBVIOUSLY A WITCH! I'll tell you, I was afraid to drink tomato juice for months after first watching this one. Not that I'd drink it anyways. I mean, come on. Tomato juice.

First of all, I wanna know why the teacher would take off with every adult in the whole building, leave the kids there, and put a LIZARD in charge?

All Dried Up

Love this one but Phoebe is a scaredy cat and I imagined if they had the kids as adults she was a member of the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

Phoebe is worried about how animals in the desert survive. Well, Phoebe, they've sort of been doing it for millions of years. I think they're fine. Don't believe me? Ok, then.

Phoebe is such a kindhearted and brave animal rights activist

Spins a Web

A very cinematic episode dealing with spiders

Getting Energized

It's entertaining watching them make all those devices to harness energy

Wet All Over

The class acts as a physical representation of the water cycle. Since I've seen what happens to Senator Kelly in 'X-Men', I'd say, DON'T DO IT!

The waterworks mechanics always fascinated me as a kid

Taking Flight

Does a surprisingly good job teaching about aerospace engineering

Gets Planted

A Phoebe centered episode about plantlife

Out of This World

The bus turns into an obviously "Star Trek-ish" space ship and goes in to space (again) to stop an asteroid from colliding with the Earth after Dorothy Ann has a prophetic dream about it. Dang it, D.A., what's with you and space danger?

Goes to Mussel Beach

The class all turns into mussels. Because that's not creepy.

It's a tropical day.
Hakuna Matata.

In a Pickle

I'm going to let you discover this little treasure for yourselves, if you don't know it. The title should be a good enough clue.

Goes Cellular

Arnold turns orange from eating too many "Seaweedies". Why he'd want to eat those at all remains a mystery to humanity.

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