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The Tales Glaciers Tell Ralphie Strikes a Nerve Monster Power

"Jyoti, I dare you to bust your biggest move!"
Ralphie, to Jyoti’s temporal lobe via the Brainometer

Ralphie Strikes a Nerve is the eleventh episode of the first season of The Magic School Bus Rides Again. It is about the brain.

Jyoti's brain just "tells" her to do an awesome move.


The Walkerville Elementary School Volleyball team has a match against Janet's team. The students decide to build a giant cheerleading robot and finally win the match.



  • This is the second episode in which the class builds a robot. The first is "Flexes Its Muscles". Coincidentally, both are centered on Ralphie.
  • This is the first episode in which the class goes inside one person (Jyoti), and then another (Ralphie) in one episode.
  • This is also the second episode to take place inside Ralphie (however for a short period of time). As a nod to "Inside Ralphie", he is sleeping while the class is inside him.
  • This is, at the time of writing, the only episode to take place inside a female student (Jyoti). Other episodes either took place inside the Frizzle sisters' male students (Arnold in "For Lunch" and "Goes Cellular", Ralphie in "Inside Ralphie" and this one, and Carlos in "Carlos Gets the Sneezes"). Other female bodies they went inside were Professor Frizzle's in "Works Out" and Janet's in "Makes a Stink", but Janet is in a different class and Professor Frizzle got a promotion to be a researcher.
  • This is the first field trip inside a brain. (Jyoti's and Ralphie's brains)
  • This is the second episode title to mention Ralphie. The previous was his titular original series episode, and the next is "Ralphie and the Flying Tennellis".
  • Ralphie sleeps for the second time. The first time was in "Inside Ralphie", the third is in "Kids in Space", and the fourth and fifth are in In the Zone.