Jenny Roberts

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Jenny Roberts
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Episode appearances
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First episode


Jenny Roberts was Odyssey's first blind child character. Her disability gave room for a great deal of discussion on handicaps, joy, and prejudice. She has at least one brother, presumably younger. She had a pen pal, Melanie Jacobs. In the three-part episode The Perfect Witness, she was kidnapped from Holstein's Books and made use of her heightened senses of smell and hearing to help catch the criminals. She moved to Odyssey to attend the Connellsville School for the Blind.

In A Touch of Healing, Part 1 she is Jason Whittaker's first guinea pig in a program that would disabled children to do things they can't in the real world. Because it had been so long since she could see the program didn't work for her.


  • Abraham Lincoln


Courtney Vincent: Aren't there any stories about love?
Connie Kendall: They're all about love. The whole Bible is about it. God's love for us.
Jenny Roberts: Not love, Connie. Love.
Connie Kendall: Oh, love. You mean romance.

“Three Funerals and a Wedding, Part 1”

Courtney Vincent: Sorry we're late Connie. We would have been here sooner but someone lost her cane.
Jenny Roberts: I didn't lose it. My brother was using it to play pool.

“Three Funerals and a Wedding, Part 2”

Fanny Crosby: Listen before you go I have a little something special for you
Jenny Roberts: Really?
Fanny Crosby: Yes. It's a poem I wrote when I was eight years old. Oh what a happy soul am I. Although I cannot see. I am resolved that in this world contented I will be. How many blessings I enjoy that other people don't. To weep and sigh because I'm blind, I cannot and I won't.

“Hymn Writers”

Jenny Roberts: Heather didn't have a VCR, but Sherry did. So why didn't Sherry tape the program and have Heather see it later?
John Whittaker: Connie?
Connie Kendall: H-how about some more lemonade?

“Rights, Wrongs and Reasons”

Jenny Roberts: I want you to do something for me Melanie.
Melanie Jacobs: What?
Jenny Roberts: I want you to close your eyes real tight, no fair peaking.
Melanie Jacobs: Oh,this is one of those pretend I'm blind, so I know how you feel games, right?
Jenny Roberts: No, I just want you to keep your eyes closed while I read you something.
Melanie Jacobs: But how can you read if you're blind?
Jenny Roberts: I wrote this in braille on my computer, please just listen, OK? It's a letter I was gonna write before I found out I was coming to visit.
Melanie Jacobs: Ok, my eyes are closed.
Jenny Roberts: "Dear Mel, Hi Ya! I got your letter today and made me laugh when my Mom read it to me.
Melanie Jacobs: Your Mom has been reading my letters to you!!!
Jenny Roberts: Just listen. "I Guess your now wondering why my Mom read your letter. Well, it's like she always says, "An once of truth is worth a pound of excuses." Or maybe it was "Feed a cold and starve a fever." Or "A burdened hand catches the early worm." Anyway you know how Moms are , she's always good at giving me advice.

“Pen Pal”

Connie Kendall: Oh, time! Sorry, but I gotta get back to work.
Jenny Roberts: Work? But you can't just leave us hanging.
Courtney Vincent: Yeah, you have to tell us the rest of it.
Connie Kendall: Oh, I will.
Unknown: When?
Connie Kendall: Tuesday night, at our Bible study!

“Three Funerals and a Wedding, Part 1”

Russel Kosh: Must be rough going all the way to the bookstore just to get hijacked.
Jenny Roberts: You should try it sometime.

“The Perfect Witness, Part 1”

Detective Pat Ethan: How're you doing Jenny? You must be getting tired.
Jenny Roberts: Yeah I am. but I don't wanna stop. I don't want the trail to get cold.

“The Perfect Witness, Part 2”

Russel Kosh: Hey kid, what's your name?
Jenny Roberts: Abraham Lincoln.

“The Perfect Witness, Part 1”


Jenny Roberts is voiced by Natalie Babbitt, has appeared in 12 episodes, and has received an average user rating of 92.5%.