Jenny Roberts

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Jenny Roberts
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Description

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.

Aliases

  • Abraham Lincoln

Quotes

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.

#360: “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.

#361: “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."

#242: “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?

#217: “Rights, Wrongs and Reasons”

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!

#360: “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.

#309: “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.

#310: “The Perfect Witness, Part 2”

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

#309: “The Perfect Witness, Part 1”



Episodes

Jenny Roberts is voiced by Natalie Babbitt, has appeared in 12 episodes, and has received an average user rating of 92.3%.

Jenny Roberts has been mentioned in 1 episode.