Album 50: The Best Small Town

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Album 50: The Best Small Town
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2008
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Album 49: The Sky’s the Limit
Album 50: The Best Small Town

The Best Small Town is the 50th mainstream album in the Adventures in Odyssey audio series, originally released in 2008. The album follows Odyssey as it enters the Best Small Town Contest. Album 50 was the last album to be released before the Odyssey team took its second hiatus from 2008 until 2010.

Description

It's time for the annual "Best Small Town in America" national competition, and Odyssey's in the running! This special occasion brings together a hometown reunion of long-lost friends, like Jimmy Barclay, Lucy Cunningham-Schultz, and Edwin Blackgaard. But who knows how far everyone will go to take the title? Your family won't want to miss these stories with old-fashioned fun!

Bonus features

Bonus material includes:

Character farewells

Album 50 marks the last mainstream album appearance of the recurring characters listed below, although many of them had not many an appearance for quite some time before album 50.

Note: (♦) indicates that The character made an appearance in “B-TV: Live”

Episode title allusions

The title of each episode in album alludes to the title one or more past Odyssey episodes, most of which were included in the Gold Audio Series.

Album 50 Episode Older Episode(s)
#631: “A Capsule Comes to Town” #4: “Connie Comes to Town”
#632: “Suspicious Finds” #113: “Suspicious Minds”
#633: “License to Deprive” #194: “A License to Drive”
#634: “Accidental Dilemma, Part 1”
#635: “Accidental Dilemma, Part 2”
#8: “Dental Dilemma”
#636: “A Class Reenactment” #218: “A Class Act”
#637: “The Forgotten Deed” #92: “The Ill-Gotten Deed”
#638: “The Triangled Web, Part 1”
#639: “The Triangled Web, Part 2”
#12: “The Tangled Web”,
#464: “The Triangle, Part 1”
#464: “The Triangle, Part 1”
#640: “Rights, Wrongs, and Winners” #217: “Rights, Wrongs, and Reasons”
#641: “The Imagination Station, Revisited, Part 1”
#642: “The Imagination Station, Revisited, Part 2”
#66: “The Imagination Station, Part 1”
#67: “The Imagination Station, Part 2”

Notes

  • The Used Battery price of $6.42 on the cover is a reference to the last episode of this album being episode #642.
  • It is said in the album that there are over 20 characters hidden on the cover. An interactive version of the poster which displays the character's name when rolled over can be found here.

Episodes

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Episode Original Airdate Writer Director Rating Buy Preview
#631: “A Capsule Comes to Town”
March 1, 2008
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
82%
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Connie narrates a documentary about the people and places in Odyssey against the backdrop of a search for a missing time capsule.

#632: “Suspicious Finds”
March 8, 2008
Nathan Hoobler
Nathan Hoobler
92%
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An editor from Home and Country Magazine announces that Odyssey is a contender for Best Small Town in America.

#633: “License to Deprive”
March 15, 2008
Marshal Younger
Dave Arnold
87%
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For a historical exhibit, the Washington family must live as people on the frontier did.

#634: “Accidental Dilemma, Part 1”
March 22, 2008
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
90%
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When Jason Whittaker is revealed publicly as an intelligence agent, an old nemesis named The Whisperer tracks him to Odyssey.

#635: “Accidental Dilemma, Part 2”
March 29, 2008
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
85%
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Jason Whittaker's life is in danger when an old enemy named The Whisperer tracks him to Odyssey. Can Whit and Carson McKay stop him before he gets revenge?

#636: “A Class Reenactment”
April 5, 2008
Nathan Hoobler
Nathan Hoobler
92%
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Edwin Blackgaard puts on a radio reenactment of the founding of the town of Odyssey. Two of his actors, Mandy Straussberg and Trent DeWhite, are unhappy when they’re cast as a young couple in love.

#637: “The Forgotten Deed”
April 12, 2008
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
91%
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The plan to bury the new time capsule in the basement of Whit's End causes a 'separation of church and state' conflict that jeopardizes the future of the shop.

#638: “The Triangled Web, Part 1”
April 19, 2008
Marshal Younger
Marshal Younger
92%
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Jack Davis, Jimmy Barclay, Curt Stevens, and Lucy Cunningham-Schultz all return to Odyssey for the best small town contest - with all the guys wanting to date Lucy.

#639: “The Triangled Web, Part 2”
April 26, 2008
Marshal Younger
Marshal Younger
90%
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Jack Davis, Jimmy Barclay, Curt Stevens, and Lucy Cunningham-Shultz all return to Odyssey for the best small town contest-with all the guys wanting to date Lucy.

#640: “Rights, Wrongs, and Winners”
May 3, 2008
Nathan Hoobler
Marshal Younger
85%
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The two finalists for “Best Small Town” are in a perfect tie. Each town is given one week to show the heart of the town to win the contest.

#641: “The Imagination Station, Revisited, Part 1”
May 10, 2008
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
87%
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Kelly experiences the story of the crucifixion of Jesus in the new Imagination Station.

#642: “The Imagination Station, Revisited, Part 2”
May 17, 2008
Paul McCusker
Paul McCusker
93%
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Kelly experiences the story of the crucifixion of Jesus in the new Imagination Station.


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