So I usually end up watching way too many little kids' television shows with my little brother anyway. But today he got his hands on a copy of The Magic School Bus so I was actually pretty pumped--I loved the show back in elementary school so pretending to pay attention to something else while actually nostalgically watching over his shoulder was entirely in order. (Honestly, I think that The Magic School Bus was why I didn't do so well in Astronomy--I mean, I expected field trips to Jupiter and like, fun, but it was all numbers and like, memorize the constellation. Oh, and fun fact: Lily Tomlin does the voice of Ms. Frizzle...)
But anyway, my subsequent years of experience in life, science, and clothes since I last saw the show led me to an amazing discovery: all the kids on the show were a serious coalition of hipsters*-in-training! Look for yourself (sorry the pictures are so small!):
Carlos, the adventurous know-it-all one, perfectly embodies the Flex Fleece-and-Slim Slack wearing, Williamsburg dwelling fashionista-boy... just check out those kicks!
Keisha, of course, is your classic club-hopping, sophisticated Facehunter Girl.
D.A., however, is straight out of the streets of Helsinki.
Phoebe, in her awesome romper, embodies classic mod with a little bit of twee.
And last but not least, Arnold. Arnold! The hypochondriac, geeky-chic kid with the specs... Dare we say the next Rivers Cuomo?
Oh, and don't worry, Penny Lane, I'm working on it! I just love a lot of stuff...
*I mean "hipster" in the sense of "embodies awesome style..." nothing detrimental. I mean, just look at them!