I Want My B-TV!

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#298: “I Want My B-TV!”
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Philippians 4:8
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

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“I Want My B-TV!” is episode #298 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Phil Lollar, and originally aired on January 21, 1995.

Summary

Bernard Walton and the gang at Whit's End create a new television variety show.

Plot

Bernard is cleaning the local television station and overhears a conversation between the station manager and his program supplier. The station manager is unhappy with the quality of the programs the supplier is sending him. They all seem to be about dinosaurs. Bernard tells the manager that he knows of several local people who could probably put on an entertaining show.

The station manager loves Bernard’s idea. Bernard goes back to Whit's End, gathers the gang, and tells them that they are now all part of a television variety show. They brainstorm ideas and come up with a variety of sketches, jokes, and fascinating facts about many subjects. The gang even amusingly retells an old fairy tale. Welcome to “B-TV”!

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Discussion Questions

  1. Why is it important to be careful about what you listen to and watch?
  2. How can TV, movies, and music affect people?
  3. What do you think the Dudley and Mudley sketch was really about?
  4. Think about the Percival sketch. What’s the best way to study the Bible?

Cast

Role Voice Actor
Ananias Will Ryan
B-TV Announcer Corey Burton
Bernard Walton Dave Madden
Blarney Phil Lollar
Connie Kendall Katie Leigh
Courtney Vincent Sara Buskirk
Dudley Phil Lollar
Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan
Garfunkle Corey Burton
Guy Feldstein Corey Burton
Jack Allen Alan Young
Mudley Corey Burton
Percival Will Ryan
Peter (Biblical) Alan Young
Picasso Corey Burton
Pollock Corey Burton
Priscilla Katie Leigh
Sam Johnson Kyle Ellison
Sapphira Katie Leigh
Van Gogh Katie Leigh


Notes

Trivia
  • In this episode, the variety show “B-TV” was born. Originally, it was called “C-TV,” hosted by Connie. But the team felt that the best person to fill that role was Bernard, a natural storyteller.
  • Guy Feldstein uses a catchphrase, "quality but cheap," while talking to a supplier about shows. He later uses the same phrase in other episodes he appeared in.
  • Eugene's (rather humorous) attempt at telling the story of the Three Little Pigs was originally going to be used for the episode "#277: “It Happened at Four Corners”", but it had to be cut for time.
  • This episode contains many pop culture references and parodies, including:
  • This episode was made into an AIO Activity Pack, I Want My B-TV!

Quotes

Eugene: In a certain era, there lived a trio of swine who struggled to construct protective domiciles from the imminent attack of the malevolent Canis lupus.

Blarney: (very bad singing) I hug you. You hug me. We're a hugging family. Hi, kids. I'm Blarney, the Rhinosaur. I hug you.

Dudley: Tapestries! Where are my tapestries?

Sam Johnson: Why didn't they play cards on Noah's ark?
Courtney Vincent: Why?
Sam Johnson: Because Noah sat on the deck!

Sam Johnson: What man in the Bible had no parents?
Courtney Vincent: I give up.
Sam Johnson: Joshua, the son of Nun!

Guy Feldstein: You know my morning kids program?
Bernard Walton: Yeah, 'Soapy Waters and the Suds Factory'? Oh, sure. I like him. <singing> "Listen to me, all you mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters; it's time to clean your TV screens with me! I'm Soapy Waters." Heh, heh, heh…