The Magic School Bus

Season 2 Episode 5

Butterfly And The Bog Beast

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Aired Daily 2:30 PM Oct 08, 1995 on PBS
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Butterfly And The Bog Beast
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The class needs a new mascot for their soccer team. Everyone laughs at Phoebe when she suggests using a butterfly, and Arnold's know-it-all cousin, Janet, suggests the mysterious Bog Beast instead. Ms. Frizzle takes them on a field trip to Butterfly Bog where they discover camouflage and other butterfly tricks of deception — learning just how clear and unwhimpy butterflies can be — while unmasking the mysterious Bog Beast!moreless

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  • The class explores butterflies.

    9.0
    A well written episode on different butterflies. So the class needs a new mascot for their soccer team. When Pheobe suggests on butterflies, everyone laughs at her. Now, Arnold's know-it-all cousin, Janet, suggests the mysterious Bog Beast instead. Now, Ms. Frizzle takes them on a field trip to Butterfly Bog where they discover camouflage and other butterfly tricks of deception. Also, learning just how clear and unwhimpy butterflies can be while unmasking the mysterious Bog Beast! With Janet alone with Liz, she captures the Butterfly Bus and with Pheobe changing it's forms, Janet gets scared and freaks out. Now the bus back to normal, Janet hallucinates and learns there is no bog beast. During the soccer game, with 30 seconds left, Pheobe scores the goal and wins the game. Overall, I rate this episode a 90%!moreless

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    • Arnold: Gee, Janet. What happened to you?


      Janet: You almost lost a cousin, Arnold. It was "die in the swamp" or "go head-to-hand with the bog beast!"


      Phoebe: Oh, really?


      Janet: Yeah! And you're not going to believe what it looked like!


      Tim: Was it anything like... (holds up picture he drew) ...this butterfly?


      Janet: Huh? That's it!


      (Liz faints.)


      Janet: I, cousin Janet, saw the bog beast and... did you say "butterfly?"


      Phoebe: Uh-huh.


      Janet: You mean, there's no such thing as a "bog beast?"


      Ms. Frizzle: A "bog beast" can be anything that lives in the swamp, Janet. In this case, it turned out to be a butterfly.


      Janet: Well, I, um, I sort of knew that, yeah, and like, well, yeah.


      Phoebe: Janet, you got it! The best possible mascot! The bog beast butterflies!


      Janet: Yeah! Why not? I guess we were both right, huh, Phoebe?


      (Janet and Phoebe give handshakes together.)

    • Keesha: We need a mascot that's different.
      Carlos: It's got to be so exciting the other team won't know what hit them!
      Phoebe: I got it! I got it!
      Class: What?
      Phoebe: The Walker Elementary School BUTTERFLIES!

    • Producer: They are found most places. Deserts, forests, mountains, in a shoe!

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