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Adventures in Odyssey

The 1989 Season contains 44 episodes that have an average rating of 90.3%.
Episode Original Airdate Album Writer Director Rating Buy Preview
#56: “By Faith, Noah”
January 7, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
83%
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Whit tells Jack and Lucy the story of Noah's Ark.

#57: “The Prodigal, Jimmy”
January 14, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
89%
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When Jimmy Barclay realizes he's spent all his savings on pizza and video games, he finds it difficult to confront his father.

#58: “A Matter of Obedience”
January 21, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
92%
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Tom Riley tells a story about when he was young. In it, he and his sister are assigned to take some medicine to a woman across a woods.

#59: “A Worker Approved”
January 28, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
91%
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Robyn Jacobs tries to figure out how to study the Bible.

#60: “And When You Pray...”
February 4, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
88%
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Jimmy prays to get a bicycle and it happens. Donna is confused about the nature of prayer and so Whit gives her an object lesson.

#61: “The Boy Who Didn't Go to Church”
February 11, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
88%
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A skit about the role of all the members of the Christian body.

#62: “Let This Mind Be in You”
February 18, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
92%
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While Whit is gone for a few days, Connie tries to become just like him, but fails in various ways.

#63: “A Good and Faithful Servant”
February 25, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
92%
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The Barclay family tries a new budget.

#64: “The Greatest of These”
March 4, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
86%
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Robyn Jacobs struggles with her struggling school partner: Oscar Peterson.

#65: “Bad Company”
March 11, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
92%
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Connie attends a Bible study with a questionable leader, while Donna hangs out with a girl who may not be honest.

#66: “The Imagination Station, Part 1”
March 18, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
89%
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Digger Digwillow learns that the Bible isn't boring, by way of the Imagination Station, in the story of the crucifixion and Easter.

#67: “The Imagination Station, Part 2”
March 25, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
89%
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With the help of Whit’s new invention, young Digger Digwillow travels back in time to witness the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

#68: “Choices”
April 1, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
80%
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Lucy Cunningham-Schultz is assigned to write a school report on evolution.

#69: “Go Ye Therefore”
April 8, 1989
4: FUN-damentals
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
94%
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Connie learns about evangelizing.

#70: “The Return of Harley, Part 1”
April 29, 1989
The Officer Harley Collection
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
83%
N/A

Officer Harley returns to Odyssey and is caught up in a mystery involving bootleggers and hidden caves!

#71: “The Return of Harley, Part 2”
May 6, 1989
The Officer Harley Collection
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
87%
N/A

Officer Harley returns to Odyssey and is caught up in a mystery involving bootleggers and hidden caves!

#72: “An Encounter with Mrs. Hooper”
May 13, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
85%
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Donna is assigned by her church group to befriend grumpy old Mrs. Hooper at the nursing home.

#73: “A Bite of Applesauce”
May 20, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
89%
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Against Whit's express orders, Eugene and Connie tamper with a top secret computer room--and the mysterious program Applesauce is unleashed.

#74: “Connie Goes to Camp, Part 1”
June 10, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
90%
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The gang from Odyssey goes on another trip to Camp What-A-Nut. This time the guys and girls compete in various events and Lucy meets a new friend named Jill who leads her into trouble.

#75: “Connie Goes to Camp, Part 2”
June 17, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
91%
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While a counselor at Camp What-A-Nut, Connie has to discipline Lucy, and the boys find out they're not particularly skilled at any outdoor activity!

#76: “Eugene's Dilemma”
June 24, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
95%
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Eugene is stuck with a problem that seems to be without solution while working at the college computer lab. When he finds a solution, it seems to become more disastrous than ever.

#77: “The Nemesis, Part 1”
July 8, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
90%
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The mysterious Dr. Regis Blackgaard wants to open an "amusement house" for children. When it seems he won't win the city council's approval to build, he resorts to questionable methods. (Part 1 of 2)

#78: “The Nemesis, Part 2”
July 15, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
97%
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The mysterious Dr. Regis Blackgaard wants to open an "amusement house" for children. When it seems he won't win the city council's approval to build, he resorts to questionable methods. (Part 2 of 2)

#79: “Our Best Vacation Ever”
July 22, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
95%
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The Barclays take the best vacation they've ever had-without leaving Odyssey!

#80: “A Prisoner for Christ”
July 29, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
91%
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Nicholas Adamsworth uses the Imagination Station to experience the story of Onesimus from the the book of Philemon in the Bible.

#81: “Good Business”
August 5, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
92%
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Robyn Jacobs thinks she can earn money the "easy" way by starting her own business, but she soon learns it's not so easy after all.

#82: “Heatwave”
August 12, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
91%
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Jack Davis and Oscar Peterson solve the mystery of a strange kid and an armload of lumber.

#83: “The Battle, Part 1”
August 19, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
97%
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Dr. Regis Blackgaard and Richard Maxwell uses a modem to hack into Whit's End to try to steal a computer program, producing some tragic side effects.

#84: “The Battle, Part 2”
August 26, 1989
5: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
97%
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Dr. Regis Blackgaard attempts to steal the "Applesauce" program from Whit while Richard Maxwell formulates a plan to get revenge on his employer.

#85: “You Go to School Where?”
September 16, 1989
Unreleased episodes
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
74%
Download from the Official Podcast

Robyn Jacobs and Esther Langford (a girl who is home-schooled) switch places for a day.

#86: “Isaac the Insecure”
September 23, 1989
7: On Thin Ice
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
90%
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Isaac Morton wants to be just like Jack Davis, but when the two are partnered up for a school assignment, it seems clear that Jack doesn't want anything to do with Isaac.

#87: “Elijah, Part 1”
September 30, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
95%
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Robyn Jacobs and Jack Davis use the Imagination Station to experience the story of King Ahab, Queen Jezebel, Elijah, and the drought.

#88: “Elijah, Part 2”
October 7, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
96%
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Robyn Jacobs and Jack Davis accidentally get sent to Elijah's time and experience a great adventure with Elijah in the Old Testament!

#89: “That's Not Fair”
October 14, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
91%
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Connie, Donna Barclay and Oscar Peterson all get the chance to see what would happen if everyone was treated fairly.

#90: “But, You Promised”
October 21, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
87%
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In a pinch about losing her bike, Robyn lies about the people who stole it.

#91: “A Mission for Jimmy”
October 28, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
93%
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Jimmy Barclay dreams about working with Dan Isidro, a missionary to Nicaragua.

#92: “The Ill-Gotten Deed”
November 4, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
93%
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Whit tells Calvin the story of brothers Horace and Grover McAlister, illustrating how far less productive revenge is than work.

#93: “Rescue from Manatugo Point”
November 11, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
94%
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Whit flashes back to the times he had as a signalman for the Navy in World War II.

#94: “Operation Digout”
November 18, 1989
6: Mission: Accomplished
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
92%
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Whit tells Connie the story of the battle in which he was wounded in World War II.

#95: “The Very Best of Friends”
December 2, 1989
7: On Thin Ice
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
93%
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Donna realizes she is still bitter about Karen's death a year after she has died. At the same time, Jimmy and Oscar Peterson put on a Shakespeare play.

#96: “The Reluctant Rival”
December 9, 1989
7: On Thin Ice
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
88%
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Whit's granddaughter, Jenny Whittaker-Dowd, is given a special violin solo which causes friction with the other children.

#97: “Monty's Christmas”
December 16, 1989
7: On Thin Ice
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
93%
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Frustrated that his mother always insults his father, Monty Whittaker-Dowd tries to find a way to escape from his family problems.

#98: “The Visitors”
December 23, 1989
7: On Thin Ice
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
90%
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The Barclay family finds a family huddling in their shed and are uncomfortable with them staying. After the family has left, the Barclays realize they have made a big mistake and go looking for them.

#99: “The Barclay Family Ski Vacation”
December 30, 1989
7: On Thin Ice
Jeff Parker
Phil Lollar
90%
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The Barclays go skiing, Donna Barclay develops a crush on her instructor, and George comes to grips with his daughter growing up.


Resources

1989 Season on whitsend.org

1989 Season on AIOHQ.com

1989 Season on AIO Soda Fountain

1989 Season on The Odyssey Scoop