Adventures in Odyssey (album)

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Adventures in Odyssey
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1988
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Odyssey USA
Adventures in Odyssey

Adventures in Odyssey was a six-cassette album released in 1988. It initially contained the same episodes as the Odyssey USA album, but a later release circa 1990 contained several changes.

History

In an effort to appeal to listeners outside the United States, Focus on the Family decided to stopping using the phrase Odyssey USA during broadcasts. The episodes #20: “Mike Makes Right”, #21: “The Case of the Missing Train Car”, #22: “A Simple Addition”, which all aired in April 1988, simply referred to the program as Odyssey during their initial broadcasts. #23: “The Quality of Mercy” was the first episode to refer to the program as Adventures in Odyssey in its original broadcast.

In 1988, the Odyssey USA album was re-released under the title Adventures in Odyssey. The album initially contained the same episodes as the Odyssey USA album, and even included the Odyssey USA "wrap-a-rounds". However, after Officer Harley was removed from the series, another version of the Adventures in Odyssey album was created. This album replaced two of the Harley episodes (#9: “Doing Unto Others” and #13: “Bobby's Valentine”) with their re-recorded counterparts (#116: “Isaac the Benevolent” and #117: “The Trouble with Girls”). The Harley episode #14: “Missed It By That Much” was also replaced with #115: “An Act of Mercy”. When the The Early Classics was released in the early 1990s, it contained the same set of episodes that were included in the second Adventures in Odyssey release, except #3: “Lights Out at Whit's End” was replaced with #19: “Recollections”, effectively removing all Harley-centered episodes.

Description

Come explore our side of the radio! There‘s a place of wonder and adventure you can visit every week — Odyssey.

Something is always going on in Odyssey, especially at Whit‘s End, where you can find out almost anything — from the trivial (like what makes a kite fly) to the important (like who God is and how you can learn more about Him).

Whit‘s End belongs to an inventor named John Avery Whittaker. Mr. Whittaker has traveled all over the world, and he knows how much children love to explore and discover new, exciting things

This special six-cassette collection features 12 great episodes from the popular half-hour series. "Adventures in Odyssey" is heard weekly on hundreds of radio stations across North America. For a listing of stations that carry the program, please write to Focus on the Family.

Episodes

1988 Release

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Episode Original Airdate Writer Director Rating Buy Preview
#1: “Whit's Flop”
November 21, 1987
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
80%
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Davey Holcomb learns that failure is important when Whit shows him how to turn a failure into a great success.

#2: “The Life of the Party”
November 28, 1987
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
79%
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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.

#3: “Lights Out at Whit's End”
December 5, 1987
Steve Harris
Phil Lollar
81%
N/A

The children are filming a show in Whit's End, but when the power goes out, Whit, Officer David Harley, Tom, and Marianne Josephs teach the children they don't need electricity to have fun.

#4: “Connie Comes to Town”
December 12, 1987
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
88%
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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.

#5: “Gifts for Madge and Guy”
December 19, 1987
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
92%
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Whit tells the people in Whit's End a story about Madge and Guy, who are willing to sacrifice their most treasured possessions for one another.

#6: “The Day After Christmas”
December 26, 1987
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
83%
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Annie McNeal goes with Whit to the Foster Creek ghetto. Unfortunately, Annie falls into some danger when a gang starts causing trouble around one of the neighborhoods.

#7: “Promises, Promises”
January 2, 1988
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
91%
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Connie makes a resolution to be more patient no matter what, which turns out to be far more difficult than she imagined.

#9: “Doing Unto Others”
January 16, 1988
Phil Lollar
Steve Harris
89%
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Johnny Bickle's struggling to understand the golden rule, and every time he tries to be nice to people, the reaction he gets is very discouraging.

#10: “Nothing to Fear”
January 23, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
77%
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Shirley Zigler seems to be afraid of everything! But when Shirley's courage is put to the test, she has to put her fears behind her.

#12: “The Tangled Web”
February 6, 1988
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
93%
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In a story written by Whit, Connie learns about the consequences of telling little white lies and how they effect those we love.

#13: “Bobby's Valentine”
February 13, 1988
Paul McCusker
Steve Harris
86%
N/A

Bobby has a problem. A girl at school has a crush on him and doesn't know what to do. He seeks to find out how to 'get rid of her.'

#14: “Missed It By That Much”
February 20, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
84%
N/A

Rachel Weaver has a problem with being late, and is in danger of getting kicked off the volleyball team. She must overcome several obstacles to get to the game on time.

Later Release (c. 1990)

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Episode Original Airdate Writer Director Rating Buy Preview
#1: “Whit's Flop”
November 21, 1987
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
80%
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Davey Holcomb learns that failure is important when Whit shows him how to turn a failure into a great success.

#2: “The Life of the Party”
November 28, 1987
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
79%
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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.

#3: “Lights Out at Whit's End”
December 5, 1987
Steve Harris
Phil Lollar
81%
N/A

The children are filming a show in Whit's End, but when the power goes out, Whit, Officer David Harley, Tom, and Marianne Josephs teach the children they don't need electricity to have fun.

#4: “Connie Comes to Town”
December 12, 1987
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
88%
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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.

#5: “Gifts for Madge and Guy”
December 19, 1987
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
92%
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Whit tells the people in Whit's End a story about Madge and Guy, who are willing to sacrifice their most treasured possessions for one another.

#6: “The Day After Christmas”
December 26, 1987
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
83%
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Annie McNeal goes with Whit to the Foster Creek ghetto. Unfortunately, Annie falls into some danger when a gang starts causing trouble around one of the neighborhoods.

#7: “Promises, Promises”
January 2, 1988
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
91%
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Connie makes a resolution to be more patient no matter what, which turns out to be far more difficult than she imagined.

#10: “Nothing to Fear”
January 23, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
77%
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Shirley Zigler seems to be afraid of everything! But when Shirley's courage is put to the test, she has to put her fears behind her.

#12: “The Tangled Web”
February 6, 1988
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
93%
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In a story written by Whit, Connie learns about the consequences of telling little white lies and how they effect those we love.

#115: “An Act of Mercy”
June 16, 1990
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
90%
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After Tom Riley forgives Rodney Rathbone for breaking a fence and stealing apples, Rodney does not pass on that forgiving spirit.

#116: “Isaac the Benevolent”
June 23, 1990
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
87%
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Isaac Morton tries to put the command to 'do unto others' into action — and ends up causing far more harm than good!

#117: “The Trouble with Girls”
June 30, 1990
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
88%
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On Valentine's Day, Jimmy Barclay gets a note in his mailbox addressed to him from Jessie Morales. She thinks he is 'the cutest boy in the whole school' ...unfortunately for her, Jimmy wants to get rid of her.

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