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Jokes and puns
~ Carlos's catchphrase.

Carlos Ramón(born February 3rd, 1985) is one of the main protagonists in the animated children's series The Magic School Bus. He is the class clown who is always known for making a pun or joke about the situation they are in. He is a hands-on learner, preferring to invent different devices rather than learn from a book, making him something of a foil to Dorothy Ann. He tends to tell bad jokes and puns, which causes the class to groan "Carlos!" in annoyance.

He is voiced by Daniel DeSanto, in the reboot, he is voiced by Leke Maceda-Rustecki, in the adult, he is voiced by Caleb Clark, and in the Japanese dub from the series, he is voiced by Mari Mashiba.

History

Carlos unintentionally drives Phoebe to start her own activist group called Students Against Desert Scarcity in "All Dried Up" after he goes on about how any animals in the desert would be suffering in the heat and from a lack of food and water. He tries to convince her through the whole trip that the animals are doing fine without her, but it's not until after a flood that she realizes he was right. In "In the Haunted House," he builds an instrument for the class' concert at the Sound Museum, but unfortunately, it sounds "ploopy."

Once he figures out what's making it sound that way, he makes it sound right. He leads the rest of the class in baking a cake for Ms. Frizzle in " Gets Ready, Set, Dough." He and Phoebe butt heads once again, somewhat, in "Goes to Seed." He's irritated with her for not having a plant in her class garden plot, as they're supposed to get their photo taken to be on the cover of Plant It! magazine (and "get famous"). He is also irritated with her into embarrassed about being seen by her old teacher Mr. Seedplot.

Upon hearing that there's a new island that had yet to be discovered, Carlos and Dorothy Ann race to sees whom would discovers it first ("Blows Its Top"). He's convinced in "The Busasaurus" that dinosaurs are "the biggest and meanest animals that ever lived!" He'd love to see the "fighting and slaughtering," but he changes his tune when Arnold and Phoebe are gone, now paranoid that "the dinos did them in!" His brother, Mikey, makes his first appearance in "Getting Energized" when he calls him to help the class get their ride at the fair to work.

Carlos eventually revealing he has arachnophobia in "Spins a Web," which Phoebe helps him to be overcome. He butts heads with Dorothy Ann (again) in "Makes a Rainbow" when they get into a fight over color. Carlos gets his another chance to debate in town hall over the proposal of a new mega mall in "Gets Swamped." He wants to argue for the mall, but he loses a coin toss to Janet, so now he has to argue against the mall. In "Makes a Stink," he tries to find the perfect scent for the class to present to Flora Whiff, a smell expert, but the mothball he brings is accidentally crushed by Janet.

Mikey makes his second appearance in "Gets Programed" when Carlos asks for his help getting Mr. Rhule's new computer set up.

Apperance

Carlos is a Hispanic boy with black hair and brown eyes, in Rides Again he has dark brown hair.

Signature Color

  • Blue(Seasons 1-4)
  • Yellow(All Seasons)
  • Red(Season 5-present)

Voice by

  • Daniel Desanto(Seasons 1-4)
  • Leke Maceda Rustecki(Season 5-present)

Trivia

  • His first appearance is in the 1994 book The Magic School Bus in the Time of Dinosaurs. He and Keesha are the only two of the TV series' class not to have been introduced in the first two books.
  • His voice as well as classmate Ralphie's grow deeper in later seasons and more teenager-like despite that they along with the rest of the class are 8-9. This is due to their voiceovers Daniel DeSanto and Stuart Stone respectively going through maturity & puberty at the time.
  • He has arachnaphobia.
  • He is left-handed.
  • He is the second tallest.
  • He is similar to Binky Barnes from Arthur.
  • He is one of the students revealed to have siblings, the others being Dorothy Ann and Wanda.
  • He is from Venezuela.
  • He likes to tell jokes, like his father.
  • He is known as Boy H20 in Tim's comics.
  • He is allergic to pollen.
  • Carlos's star sign is Aquarius♒.
  • His birthday is Febuary 3rd, 2006.
  • In the book debut, he was born 1976, however, in the 1994 debut he was born 1984, but in the 2017 debut, he was born 2006.

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