Talk:911: Magic School Bus

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They need to get on a bus just to access a computer? That's a pretty awful school. Davidy²²[talk] 01:38, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

The description says that Mrs. Frizzle has gotten lazy, and just takes the bus to the school’s computer lab. But if she really is lazy, why take all the effort to herd a gaggle of excited kids to a bus and DRIVE to the computer lab when a walk would be just fine? Won’t that take more effort? (talk) 21:58, 2 February 2024 (UTC)
All traditional computers have buses. Tryc (talk) 13:45, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
...We are no longer friends. 00:04, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Alternatively: "CARLOS!" Nyperold (talk) 19:31, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

I thought the joke was that the bus drove past all sorts of usual things (gears, rocket, single-called organism, Saturn, Feynman Diagram - ok, that last one isn't usual for MSB, but perhaps xkcd), but they couldn't find any batteries that day, so Wikipedia comes to the rescue. -j 19:01, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

My headcanon is that they looked at Wikipedia to figure out where to drive next for hands-on experience. I think usually Liz does that, but I can't see her anywhere in the comic... maybe she wasn't available that day? -- 18:53, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Incidentally, much of the demise of Encarta was blamed on Wikipedia. --Quicksilver (talk) 20:09, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

It really, is sad, I used and loved Encarta. Dontknow (talk) 23:37, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

What about Dorothy Anne (with the pigtails)? DA was my second favorite. After Arnold's (not shown) "Why does this always happen to me" monologues, her "According to my research..." (always with some big book in her lap) was very entertaining indeed. Also, has it really been 20-some years? Anonymous 07:24, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

None of the children are particularly identified in the transcript, and neither she nor Ralphie (also seen) did anything of note in the comic. I suppose if the consensus is that they might be mentioned anyway (with "Girl" replaced with "Wanda"), then... sure, but if that were the case, it's likely that it would have been changed since. Nyperold (talk) 19:31, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Isn't that the rocket from the Destination Moon/Explorers on the Moon Tintin books? 16:31, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

It is! That's pretty cool! 625571b7-aa66-4f98-ac5c-92464cfb4ed8 (talk) 15:14, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Another reason for the use of Wikipedia may be due to the fact that battery acid is, as the name implies, an acid, and the bus likely wouldn't be able to travel through it. Though it's doubtful that this was the main joke, this could still be a sub-reason. Khrocksg (talk) 03:11, 12 November 2020 (UTC)khrocksg, 11:11, November 12th 2020