April 11, 2021

Is This An Image of ‘New Ms. Frizzle’?

On March 19, 2021, a tweet challenging the presentation of Ms. Frizzle in a Netflix reboot of the childrens science series “The Magic School Bus” went viral:

Artistic and cultural reviews aside, there are two major accurate problems with the tweet.

Initially, the program is barely brand-new, given that the Netflix reboot was launched in 2017. Second, the character envisioned is not the main Ms. Frizzle– i.e. the original character teacher named Valerie Felicity Frizzle. Instead, the drawing reveals Ms. Frizzles younger sis, Fiona Frizzle. The two characters can be seen interacting with each other in a Netflix teaser for the show:

Since the character imagined is not Ms. Frizzle, the claim is “False.”.