Liz Horton

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Elizabeth Horton
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Description

Elizabeth "Liz" Horton is a prominent child character in Adventures in Odyssey, and is best friends with Mandy Straussberg. She currently attends Odyssey Middle School, where she serves as a reporter for the Odyssey Owl. She lives on Old Gate Road. She also has aspirations to be a prominent figure in the political world, hence her stated desire to rule the world in three years in Hindsight.

Liz's Change

Liz's personality and relationships changed during the course of her time on the program. She was originally portrayed as a much more selfish girl than she was towards the end of her series. Whereas in her early episodes she would become vengeful and bossy, later on she became a kinder and more loyal (yet still stubborn) character. In terms of relationships, she went from constantly changing friends (first Julie Zeeke, later Heather Acuff, etc.) to later being much closer to and supportive of Mandy Straussberg — even though the two briefly fought when they both had a crush on Seth Young.

Some of this change may have resulted from a gap in girl characters on the program that resulted from the sudden departure of Sarah Prachett from the program after actor Scarlett Pomers left the show to pursue other projects.

Hair Controversy

In the audio series, Liz is mentioned in several episodes, such as #427: “Something Cliqued Between Us”, to have red hair. However, in both illustrations of her drawn by Gary Locke she is portrayed as having dark hair.

History

In Mum's the Word and Slumber Party,Liz admitted to having a crush on Alex Jefferson. In the room of consequence, Liz discovers that he thinks she is nice. In Mum's the Word she confesses her crush for Alex never disappeared.

Family

Main article: Horton family

Her father's name is Dale, but her mother's name is unknown. She has a brother, Mark Horton, who is a second lieutenant in the army and a sister-in-law, Natalie Horton, who is a nurse. When Liz first met her sister-in-law, she told Whit that she hated her. But then she started beginning to like her.

Random Facts

When she was about 13 she liked green nail polish.

She still hides under her bed during thunder storms.

She cries during the reflex tests at the doctor.

Quotes

Mandy Straussberg: Oh! Hi, Seth!
Seth Young: You done with the chin-up bars?
Mandy Straussberg: Hi, Seth.
Seth Young: Um, hi. So are ya?
Mandy Straussberg: Uh... what?
Liz Horton: Yes, we're done. Sorry, Mandy seems to have traveled to another dimension momentarily.

#526: “Seeing Red”

Alex Jefferson : Hey Liz! What do a lobster and a shrimp have in common?
Liz Horton: You're going to say they're both crabby. But that's not very funny is it? So how 'bout, neither one of them can get flood insurance?
Alex Jefferson : You're right! That is funnier!

#428a: “The Eternal Birthday”

Liz Horton: The only thing we all ate was Wendy's death brownies!

#432: “You Win Some, You Lose Some”

Liz Horton: Nathaniel is not a multimillionaire. Have you seen his haircut?

#451: “Life Trials of the Rich and Famous”

Liz Horton: You have red-eyed monsters upstairs?
Stephen Straussberg: Not literally, Liz. I’m talking about me and Mrs. Straussberg.
Liz Horton: But why are you red-eyed? Do you have an infection or something? Because my dad had pink eye and he used some great drops for it.
Stephen Straussberg: We’re tired, Liz. That’s all I meant.
Mandy Straussberg: Never mind, Dad.
Stephen Straussberg: Now, listen, you three. I told you before: you can stay up late if you keep it quiet, and you’re not keeping it quiet. Now settle down with a quiet game or something or you’ll have to go to bed now. Is that what you want?
Unknown: No, sir.

#459: “Slumber Party”

Liz Horton: I hate her.
John Whittaker: That seems awfully strong for someone you just met, Liz.

#514: “Room Enough for Two”

Eugene Meltsner: <thinking> Tell, William Tell, the William Tell Overture composed in 1829, tell, toll, bell, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway, The Importance of Being Earnest, Ernie and Burt, Ernie with the funny voice, Burt with the funny nose, nose, homonym of no's, which is the plural of no. <spoken> No.
Liz Horton: Oo! This is driving me nuts!
Eugene Meltsner: <thinking> Nuts, Hazel, Pecan, Pistachio, Nietzsche.

#441a: “What Do You Think?”

Liz Horton: I've accepted the fact that I'm not good at anything.
Wooton Bassett: Hey, would it cheer you up if I showed you how I can fit a pair of tongs up my nose?
Liz Horton: Uh, maybe some other time.

#506: “For Trying Out Loud”

Liz Horton: Oh, man! I'm being held up by a serial head-hitter.
Norton Hollingsworth: Would you let that go?! I'm not going to hit you.

#521: “Hindsight”

Liz Horton: You think I could be a model?

#544: “Split Ends”

Liz Horton: Man, those move fast! I'm not much of a hitter.
Aubrey Shepard: You don't have to hit. We're not here to have fun. We're here to be Christians.
Liz Horton: You want us to bless the baseballs?

#522: “All Things to All People”

David Straussberg: Do you ever use sentences that don't end in question marks?
Liz Horton: Do I?

#592: “Now More than Ever”

Heather Acuff: I gave Clutzy Carl your phone number and told him you wanted to go mountain climbing with him!
Liz Horton: You remember when your dad was running for city council? I'm the one that told the press that he sometimes has delusions of being Harry Truman!
Heather Acuff: You know that awful country song on the radio, "I'm at the Self Serve Island at the Gas Station of Life?" I wrote that!
Liz Horton: You know how they never found out who fired the first shot of the Revolutionary War?

#432: “You Win Some, You Lose Some”

Liz Horton: I'm the Mozart of chewing people out.

#580: “Tales of a Small-Town Thug”

Liz Horton: I knew you were a jerk ever since I met you. And thanks to Mr. Whittaker I know it for sure now!
John Whittaker: Thanks to me?
Natalie Horton: I can understand why Mark joined the army. To get away from you!
John Whittaker: Stop! Please Stop! I didn't mean to cause a war.
Natalie Horton: I'm sorry, Mr. Whittaker, it was Liz's idea.
Liz Horton: We got you!

#514: “Room Enough for Two”

Liz Horton: How else would those poor tribal people in Africa heat up their pizza?

#459: “Slumber Party”

Liz Horton: The kid wears garage sale clothes. No way is this his house!

#451: “Life Trials of the Rich and Famous”

Liz Horton: That's him! That's the guy who robbed me.
Unknown: He robbed you?
Liz Horton: Oh, it's not going to happen for another three years.

#521: “Hindsight”

Liz Horton: So, what are you good at?
Wooton Bassett: Well, I'm glad you asked! Hand me that pair of tongs!

#506: “For Trying Out Loud”

John Whittaker: The best thing to do when you don't know what to do is pray. God knows what's going on even when we don't.
Liz Horton: I want to do more, though. I want to do what a best friend should do.
John Whittaker: Even if it doesn't seem like much, prayer is powerful.

#592: “Now More than Ever”

Liz Horton: What are you doing?
Jared DeWhite: Oh, I leaned back too far in the chair.
Liz Horton: Not that. Why were you in the closet?

#417: “Not-So-Trivial Pursuits”

Liz Horton: You really think you're better than everyone, don't you?
Sarah Prachett: Well, now that you mention it, maybe I am. I'm kind and loyal and gentle and...
Mandy Straussberg: Liz, remember what we talked about earlier?
Liz Horton: Yeah—right.
Sarah Prachett: ...and pretty and smart and almost perfect.
Liz Horton: I agree, Sarah: you are better than everyone else. You're kind and loyal—sort of like my Golden Retriever, actually. It's just too bad the resemblance doesn't end there.

#459: “Slumber Party”

Liz Horton: If God wanted us to do chin-ups, he would've made our chins higher.

#526: “Seeing Red”

Sarah Prachett: Oh, you got your hair cut!
Liz Horton: Not cut, styled. Yesterday at Greenblat's Department Store!
Sarah Prachett: <In thought> Would've guessed The Electric Palace.

#441a: “What Do You Think?”

Liz Horton: Okay, how's this for my opening line? "March 1st, 10:32 AM. A teeming mass of humanity waits in anguish for a glimmer of hope—a hope that will soon be dashed to smithereens upon the rocks of deception!"
Mandy Straussberg: Sounds like the sinking of the Titanic.

#561: “Lost by a Nose”

Liz Horton: I'm not going on another nature hike. I'm sick of nature! I want to be unnatural for a while. I just wanna go home to my aluminum siding house, watch TV, and eat processed foods all day.

#432: “You Win Some, You Lose Some”

Liz Horton: Long way to go for a lamb.

#557: “A Lamb's Tale”

Liz Horton: That was unbelievable!
Trent DeWhite: Tutor me.
Eugene Meltsner: <wails while running out the door>

#580: “Tales of a Small-Town Thug”

Liz Horton: So, why are you always in a good mood? Being bad at everything makes me miserable.
Wooton Bassett: Well, I, uh, I try to remember that we're all good at something. I mean, God puts talent in everybody. It's kind of His job.

#506: “For Trying Out Loud”

Trent DeWhite: You don't have to be so mean about it.
Liz Horton: You know why I'm mad, Trent? Because I thought we were friends, but you don't even care about what I have to say. And that hurts.
Trent DeWhite: That's not true, I do care about what you have to say.
Liz Horton: Then maybe you should start acting like it!

#610: “Hear Me, Hear Me”

Liz Horton: She's freaking out about a stain on her dress. Can you believe that?
Mandy Straussberg: Actually, it sounds kind of familiar.
Liz Horton: What's that supposed to mean?
Mandy Straussberg: A zit, a stain on your dress, I don't see much difference. But at least she really wanted to win from the beginning. You...you've changed.
Liz Horton: What d'you mean?
Mandy Straussberg: What happened to taking a stand against the country's obsession with beautiful people? It just... it doesn't seem like you're taking a stand against anything. It seems like you're joining the team.

#561: “Lost by a Nose”

Robert Mitchell: And we're back. The best way, caller, to get lipstick out of a sweater is with Vaseline.
Liz Horton: Ooh, how do I get the Vaseline out, then?
Robert Mitchell: Oh... look at that! Time for another break.

#517: “It's All About Me”

Liz Horton: It's great to be home. Isn't God great?

#518: “The Case of the Disappearing Hortons”

Liz Horton: What do you think of this sweater?
Jared DeWhite: Eh. It makes you look fat.
Liz Horton: What?!

#544: “Split Ends”

Liz Horton: I still have a crush on Alex Jefferson!

#602: “Mum’s the Word”

Liz Horton: I wanted to be your girlfriend so I could swim in your pool, not because I wanted to be seen with you!

#451: “Life Trials of the Rich and Famous”

Liz Horton: We don’t have the hard information to justify the use of tax money for the space program when it could be used to end poverty in America as we know it!
Eugene Meltsner: It’s simple, Miss Horton. Less than 1% is spent on space while over 30% is spent on government welfare programs for the poor. Even if you eliminated the space program altogether, the poor would only receive 3 cents on the dollar per person of that money. This is hardly going to end poverty as we know it. And, economically speaking, the underwriting of the space program is a long-term answer instead of a short-term fix. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got urinals to scrub!

#580: “Tales of a Small-Town Thug”

Liz Horton: Just who do you think you are?!
Nathaniel Graham: I'm Nathaniel, that's who. You remember—Nathaniel, the kid who wears garage sale clothes, and is lousy in sports...and who just happens to have an indoor pool. That's all. I'm the same person I always was.

#451: “Life Trials of the Rich and Famous”

Liz Horton: She does need a good kick in the pants!
John Whittaker: <laughs> That's my Liz.

#580: “Tales of a Small-Town Thug”

Liz Horton: We're gonna get you for this, Jared!
Julie Zeeke: Oh, yeah. You are dead, dead, dead!

#427: “Something Cliqued Between Us”

Sarah Prachett: Did he just kiss you?
Liz Horton: He must have. My cheek just went numb!

#451: “Life Trials of the Rich and Famous”


Episodes

Liz Horton is voiced by Lauren Schaffel, has appeared in 26 episodes, and has received an average user rating of 90.9%.

Liz Horton has been mentioned in 5 episodes.

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