Isaac the Chivalrous
It all started at Whit’s End. Isaac Morton wants to know about the meaning of chivalry. So Whit sends Isaac back in the Imagination Station to the time of knights and maidens. Isaac becomes the squire to Sir William of Marshall and helps him defeat the Black Knight. But when the adventure ends, Isaac exits the Imagination Station and informs Whit that he’s rather disappointed. He didn’t learn much about chivalry. Whit asks Isaac to write down how the program could be improved, and the first thing Isaac writes is “spend more time with Sir William of Marshall.”
Suddenly, the door to the Imagination Station opens, and out steps Sir William! Being a typical thirteenth-century knight, Sir William instantly believes that witchcraft has brought him to the twentieth century. Isaac explains that it isn’t witchcraft, but Whit-craft that’s responsible. He takes the knight to Whit and Eugene. The only explanation they can come up with is that some sort of quirk must have occurred in the Station’s programming.
Sir William has some difficulty understanding modern-day Odyssey. When he has an unfortunate run-in with Connie’s portable radio, Whit suggests that Isaac take the knight around town to get him used to things in our time. Meanwhile, Whit and Eugene will figure out a way to get the knight back to his time. Sir William and Isaac have many comical misunderstandings on the streets of Odyssey. After visiting a local church and running into Rodney Rathbone, Isaac learns the real meaning of chivalry: “Though He slay me, yet I will hope in Him” (Job 13:15).
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- What is chivalry?
- Why is it important?
- Sir William didn’t know what a radio, a car, or ice cream was. Name some other items that weren’t available in the thirteenth century.
- What do you think Job 13:15 means?
- How can you apply it to your life?
|Isaac Morton||Justin Morgan|
|Sir William||Kenneth Mars|
|John Whittaker||Hal Smith|
|Eugene Meltsner||Will Ryan|
|Rodney Rathbone||Steve Burns|
|George Barclay||Chuck Bolte|
- Version Differences
- The broadcast version of this episode omits the scene of Sir William "rescuing" George Barclay from his car.
- This episode is the first in which a character from the Imagination Station actually walks out of the Imagination Station and the first to feature an Imagination Station adventure set in the "real world."
- At the beginning of the episode we hear the last sentence of a story by a student. It sounds very much like the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
- Rodney Rathbone says he is 15 years old in this episode. However, in Isaac the Courageous, which aired earlier, Lucy says that he is 16.
QuotesSir William: Come, Squire, let’s be off!
Isaac Morton: I think I already am.
Isaac Morton: That box didn't contain any souls, it was a radio!
John Whittaker: I'll be right with you, I-yie-yie-yie-yie-yie!!!
Eugene Meltsner: The lower-level communication device requires your presence!
John Avery Whittaker: Translated!
Eugene Meltsner: Huh? Oh! You're wanted on the phone downstairs!