Throw Back Thursday: The Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus was an animated children’s television show that was based of a book series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Begen. The TV show premiered in 1994 and it was pretty much a fun way to learn about science.

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The Magic School Bus took place at a school and on their bus. Their teacher, Ms. Frizzle, took her kids Ralphie Tennelli, Carlos Ramon, Phoebe Terese, Kessha Franklin, Tim Jamal, Dorothy Ann, Janet Perlstein, Wanda Li, and Arnold Matthew Perlstein on science adventures!

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The show talks about a 100 different things so you can’t just pick one, it was 100% a great way to learn about science; I have friends who knew stuff before they were taught it in school all because they watched The Magic School Bus!

I loved this show, so check it out on YouTube if you real like watching more and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

Throw Back Thursday: Barney & Friends

Barney & Friends was an American television series that featured a purple Tyrannosaurus Rex who conveys educational messages through songs and small dance routines. The first episode aired April 6th, 1992, says Wikipedia.

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Barney was the main character that everyone knew and loved when they were kids, when they turned into a teenager we all started to think he was pretty creepy.

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(Barney)

Baby Bop is a three year old green Triceratops, she wears a pink bow while always carrying a yellow security blanket.

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(Baby Bop)

B.J is the big brother to Baby Bop, he is a seven year old Protoceratops that always wears a red baseball cap and red sneakers. Why B.J is a different dinosaur is beyond me but we didn’t know what as kids.

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(B.J)

Riff was an orange six year old Protoceratops who wears green sneakers.

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(Riff)

Each dinosaur had their own songs and interest that taught kids ages 1 to 8 years old.

Now I don’t personally remember watching this as a kid but my mum tells me I loved this show and would watch it all the time.

Let me know if you watched this show or if you had kids that watched it!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

(All pictures taken from Google, Info from Wikipedia Barney and Friends page)

Throw Back Thursday: The Big Comfy Couch

Every young girl in the 90’s watched this show when it came out in 1992, now I was born in 1991 so it was a couple of years before I started watching it, but I still was in love with it.

There was a girl named Loonette and she had her doll friend named Molly, they both had a HUGE couch they sat on every day. It was a show that did storytelling, songs and dance and it was the best.

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The best part of the show was when Loonette did her Clock Work Stretch! The stretch was her laying on a matt that looked like a clock and she would almost do yoga and some rolling around on it. Every little girl tried to do this on the floor and it seemed impossible when we were younger. It was truly the best.

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There was a lot of other characters in the 25 min long show depending on what was going on, this show use to teach kids about all different thing in life without them even knowing. For example in this episode….

Of course every show sold toys that related to them, I have the Loonette dolly still to this day. Her face is hard plastic and the body part is normal stuff toy material. You could also get Molly and the couch I believe!

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Well that was one of my favourite shows when I was a kid, let me know if you watched it or what you think of it now if it’s the first time you’re watching it.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

(All pictures taken from Google)

Canadian Eh?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s fucking cold in Canada! Literally the other day it was so nice out, just a light snow covering, the next day it was cold and windy that was about it, by night time it was a full on blizzard with -30 weather. My boyfriend had to drive me home last night in the middle of the storm because I had to work this morning! It took the car 30 mins to warm up and he was scrapping the car for 10-15 mins to try and get the ice off; which was not working. The roads are completely covered in snow still, it’s still -30, windy as hell, and everyone is experiencing ice quakes or frost quakes. 

For those of you who didn’t know what a ice/frost quake was (which is okay cause neither did I), they are when it is so cold that the water on the ground or anywhere really expands and makes a very loud boom. It honestly sounds like gun shots going off, that’s how loud it is, apparently they were going off all over the GTA and people could hear it from miles away. These happened last night but it sounded like it was coming from the roof of my apartment, which is possible since it’s flat and there could be water or ice up there. 

It was so cold outside that everyone was saying that you should stay in doors if you can and only go outside if you really need too. Cab companies were not working today, schools were cancelled and even a NHL hockey game was cancelled because of the weather. Also they were saying if you were outside with exposed skin you could get frostbite in 5 mins – this is why my boyfriend picked me up from work since it’s a 15 min walk home. Everyone in Canada should have ski/snowboarding goggles so they can cover their eyes and still see when it is this cold, we all may look like idiots but it would be worth the warmth. 

Everyone stay warm if you have this crazy weather where you are! 

Thanks for reading!