Odyssey USA

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Odyssey USA
Released
1988
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85.3%
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Family Portraits
Odyssey USA

Odyssey USA was a six-cassette album released in May 1988 that contained 12 episodes of Odyssey USA, the series that would become Adventures in Odyssey.

History

The first 19 episodes of Adventures in Odyssey, aired in in 1987 and 1988, were broadcast under the title Odyssey USA. The Odyssey USA album contains the first fourteen episodes of series, excluding #8: “Dental Dilemma”, a remake of a Family Portraits episode, and #11: “Addictions Can Be Habit-Forming”. The album contains the original broadcast version of each episode.

Many of the episodes released in the album contain David Harley, who was later pulled from the series. These episodes include:

Both #7: “Promises, Promises” and #12: “The Tangled Web” were later edited to remove all of Harley's dialogue.

Many of the Harley episodes in the collection would not be released again for over 25 years. In 2014, most episodes with Harley were released in The Officer Harley Collection as part of the Adventures in Odyssey Club.

Recurring Characters

Character Episode Number
001 002 003 004 005 006 007 009 010 012 013 014
John Whittaker
Connie Kendall
David Harley
Tom Riley
Amanda
Bobby Novak
Phil
Lisa

Episodes

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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
82%
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%
N/A
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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.

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