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

1 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? - Discord

Who'd be dumb enough their own helmet in outer space and have their head turned into an ice cube?

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

2 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. - BKAllmighty

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

3 For Lunch

Lol Arnold got what he deserved! HA! - Discord

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. - BKAllmighty

This should have been Inside Ralphie

4 Blows It's 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! - BKAllmighty

This episode was pretty good! - cosmo

5 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. - BKAllmighty

6 The Busasaurus

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

My favorite Magic School Bus episode 🦕🦖

7 Makes a Rainbow

It's fun watching everyone and their rainbow projects - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

8 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. - BKAllmighty

9 Under Construction

Really makes you want to build your own gumdrop bridge - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

10 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. - BKAllmighty

The Contenders

11 Getting Energized

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

12 Butterfly and the Bog Beast

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

13 Spins a Web

A very cinematic episode dealing with spiders - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

14 In the Rain Forest

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

15 Taking Flight

Does a surprisingly good job teaching about aerospace engineering - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

16 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? - BKAllmighty

17 Sees Stars

So help me, the.


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. - BKAllmighty

18 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. - BKAllmighty

19 Going Batty

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? - Discord

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. - BKAllmighty

20 Gets Planted

A Phoebe centered episode about plantlife - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

21 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! - BKAllmighty

22 Goes to Mussel Beach

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

It's a tropical day.
Hakuna Matata.

23 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? - BKAllmighty

24 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. - BKAllmighty

25 Hops Home

An episode about animal habitats - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

26 In the City
27 Goes Cellular

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

28 Shows and Tells

I love this episode. This episode is not heard about too much and is seldom seen. Arnold's webbed hoop is awesome for teaching about archaeology

29 Inside Ralphie

Teaches about our immune system - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

30 Takes a Dive
31 Flexes Its Muscles
32 Cold Feet

The class goes to "rescue" Liz (the lizard, for the uninitiated viewer) from a pet resort spa and need to all become reptiles to get in. It's kind of a creepy episode but also very creative. - BKAllmighty

33 Cracks a Yoke

We watch a chicken lay an egg. Oh not too horrifying you say? Well, IT'S FROM THE INSIDE! - BKAllmighty

34 Meets the Rot Squad
35 Plays Ball
36 Goes to Seed
37 Gets Ants in Its Pants
38 Kicks Up a Storm
39 Revving Up
40 Ups and Downs
41 In a Beehive
42 In the Arctic
43 Goes Upstream
44 Works Out
45 Rocks and Rolls
46 Meets Molly Cule
47 Goes on Air
48 Gets Swamped
49 Gains Weight
50 Gets Charged
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