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For the farm that the students visited in this episode, see Walkerville Research Farm.
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Claw and Order Ghost Farm Nothin' but Net


The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Ghost Farm is the third episode of the second season. Its topic is farming.

Plot

Arnold is seen screaming and running away from Wanda, dressed as a giant orange carrot. She explains that this would catch the attention of people to the Fall Fun Feast, which is her first time to run it. Her plans for the feast would include a water slide, a laser lights show, and a feast. Carlos and Ralphie makes her realize that she forgot the food for the feast, as she was busy with the promotion part. As she looks around, Ralphie pulls out a tomato from his lunch bag and proceeds to bite into it, with Wanda stopping him and asking where he got it from. He states that there was a farm on the way from his grandparents' house. He also includes that the farm included ghosts, as the folks that live around the area noticed strange and spooky things happening with the farm. They ride the bus to a run-down gas-station, with a man waiting. Ms Frizzle asks the man for directions, and he warns the class about the dangers of the farm, but giving the directions to the farm. He seemingly disappears, and they head down the road to the Ghost Farm. As they do, the man reappears behind the bus, watching them.

As the class enters the farmlands, they notice a ripped-up sign of a monster, which frightens Arnold. As they travel further, the farm seems eerie and spooky, like the rumors. The tire on the bus pops, and Ms Frizzle attempts to use the Flat Finagler 5000 to repair the tire. She notes that there is an electrical interference with the bus that is stopping the device from fixing the flat tire. The kids then notice an automated tractor, which they believe a ghost is driving. Wanda and Ralphie are seen peeking through the gates at the vegetables and plants growing at the farm, and they go in. The rest of the class is shocked and they attempt to follow them, but is stopped by the metal gates that locked the two in the farm. Wanda is determined to find out who grew the beautiful vegetables, with Ralphie trailing behind.

The rest of the class shrinks down to go under the metal gates to find whoever runs the farm (to fix the flat tire).

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Trivia

  • Ms. Frizzle mentions chloroplasts, which were covered in Gets Planted.
  • Stuart Stone is the caller in the Producer Says segment.
    • This episode is the third to reunite Lily Tomlin and Stuart Stone. The second is Space Mission: Selfie, in which Stuart Stone voices the announcer for Cosmic Corner. The first is Three in One, where Stone plays another announcer, this time for Gizmos That Go.
  • The TV tie-in book has a different name than the episode, like most Rides Again tie-ins and a few Original Series tie-ins. This time it is titled "Robot Farm".
    • This is the first episode with a square-shaped book adaptation since Gets Programmed in 2002.
    • This is the first different-named square-shaped tie-in since Gets Cold Feet (added "gets") in 1997.
  • This episode is the first one in Rides Again with a scary atmosphere.
  • According to Keesha, Ralphie was scared during the Great Pepperoni Shortage of 2015, which was 3 years ago before Phoebe went back to her old school, based on The Land Before Tim's logic.
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