The Magic School Bus

PBS (ended 1997)




  • Season 1 Episode 1: Gets Lost In Space

  • Goof: Janet lassoed an asteroid and pulled it towards herself. You can't pull an asteroid, it's impossible (except when your astronaut gear comes with a jet pack). Also, the rope Janet had came out of no where. She didn't have any rope, then she did!

  • Even though Arnold froze himself on Pluto, they don't show how they "unfroze" him.

  • At the end of the episode, Arnold is sitting at a desk with tissues. Then we see him sitting with the rest of the class in the shot, and then back at the desk in the very next shot. In other words, there were two Arnolds!

  • I know it's only a cartoon, but in real life, getting as close to Mercury or even landing on it would cause instant death. If you got that close you would vaporize.

  • When the kids are back at school and they talk to Janet, Keesha's voice comes out of Wanda. In addition, Wanda's pants and vest darken in the last shot.

  • When Janet jumps into a crater on Mercury she says "Wow!".
    The only problem is her mouth didn't move. The same thing
    happens again on Venus when she says "Come on Arnold." while pulling him off of the bus.

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Kids Fantasy, Grade Schoolers, childlike sense of wonder, crazy teachers, educational goals