Budgie likes to exaggerate and his cousin Jaime Wentworth feels he just can't trust him anymore. After an incredibly over-the-top tale, Whit helps both Jamie and Budgie deal with their differences and accept each other for who they are.
The Hudson family is having trouble with peer pressure. The daughter, Blair Hudson, decides not be friends with a guy who is not considered 'in' and her father, Richard Hudson, puts down a co-worker to fit in.
In an effort to get attention, young Nicky Rogers does whatever he can to get his parents to stop thinking about their soon-to-be-born child.
After Family Portraits, Focus on the Family created another series called Odyssey USA. The for the first 22 episodes. After that they changed the title so as not to alienate the Canadian listeners (and those of other nationalities). New show "wraps" have been recorded for all Odyssey USA shows that have re-aired since the original broadcasts. The Odyssey USA episodes that were re-broadcast in 1988 or 1989 received completely new "wraps" to match the current format, while shows re-broadcast after that received just minor adjustments for the "wraps" and kept the original format.
The 1987 Season contains 20 episodes that have an average rating of 84.8%.
Craig Moorhead's middle school friends like having him around because he makes them laugh. However, when Craig faces a problem that isn't funny at all, and his friends aren't so friendly anymore, he realizes that just having a sense of humor isn't enough to keep his friends.
Whit's End is packed with so many customers that Whit can't handle it by himself. Fortunately, a young girl by the name of Connie Kendall comes to work for him while she tries to earn some money to return home to California.