Auld Lang Syne
Should old acquaintance be forgot...
It's New Year's Eve, and there's a party going on at Whit's End. Only, the party's host, Whit, is sitting by himself in a back room. Tom finds him. The two of them look back over the past year and conclude that they've been extremely blessed during the past year — and they're looking forward to what God has in store for the future.
..we'll drink a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne.
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- Why are memories important?
- Is there anything that you would like to change about the past year?
- If so, what?
- What would you like to have continue?
- Think about some special things that have happened to you during the past year. How has God worked in your life?
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VERSION DIFFERENCE: [view] In all versions of the episode currently available, the clips from #12: “The Tangled Web” and #24: “Gotcha!” heard in the broadcast version of the episode have been removed.
- This is the first retrospective episode. Its title, "Auld Lang Syne," is a phrase from a Scottish poem about remembering "old long ago."
- As a retrospective episode, this episode features clips and mentions from the following episodes:
- Episode Clips
- Event mentions
- Whit and Donny McCoy being chased by a bear in #37: “Camp What-A-Nut, Part 1” and #38: “Camp What-A-Nut, Part 2”
- The tornado that hit town in #34: “Stormy Weather”
- The discovery of the downstairs secret room in #39: “The Case of the Secret Room, Part 1”
- The mystery of the train car in #21: “The Case of the Missing Train Car”
- Invention Mentions
- This episode contains references to Officer Harley episodes in the 1988 Season, including #21: “The Case of the Missing Train Car”.
- This episode has aired just twice, on December 31, 1988 and December 31, 1991, before it was pulled from the broadcast cycle. It was released in The Lost Episodes in 2007.
- Chris gives the old Focus on the Family mailing address in Pomona, California during the closing wrap of this episode as heard in the version featured in The Lost Episodes album.
- Whit predicts in this episode that Eugene will appear less frequently at Whit's End due to an increased work load at Campbell County Community College. This line could possibly reflect an early intent of writing team to use the character of Eugene only sparingly after his debut appearance. Obviously this did not turn out to be true, as Eugene ended up becoming a very regular and very popular character.
- Hal Smith, Walker Edmiston and Chris Anthony were the only actors to record new lines for this episode.
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