The Original Ms. Frizzle Hands the Keys Over to a New Generation in the Magic School Bus Rides Again Trailer

Image: Netflix
Image: Netflix

Netflix is bringing back the Magic School Bus, but everything is newer and hipper: the school has solar panels, the animation is simpler, Liz the iguana is a DJ. Thankfully, the song hasn’t changed.


Most of us remember the original Magic School Bus as that video our elementary school science teacher showed when he or she didn’t feel like teaching. Some of us may even know that there were books. But Lily Tomlin’s iconic voice acting as Ms. Frizzle guided us through human bodies, the solar system, and the depths of the ocean.

Now, Tomlin’s Frizzle—in an uncharacteristically understated outfit—is on hand to pass the keys and the class to her sister Fiona Felicity Frizzle (Kate McKinnon).

You know, brand-new Frizzle and adventures aside, I want to know what OG Frizzle is doing with the monkey at the end.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again comes to Netflix September 22.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.


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Did we really need to get rid of the original Ms.Frizzle? If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.