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Mayor for a Day

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#153: “Mayor for a Day”
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{{#vardefine:airdatelink|May 11, 1991}}
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Mayor for a Day
{{#vardefine:characters|10}}“Mayor for a Day” is episode #153 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Paul McCusker, and originally aired {{#var:airdatelink}}.

Summary[edit]

Curt Stevens gets to be mayor of Odyssey for one day, and finds there is a lot more to government than just meeting celebrities and calling the president.

Plot[edit]

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Cunning, conniving, irresponsible Curt Stevens wins a contest and becomes mayor of Odyssey for a day. His administration starts off with a bang. First, he orders his new secretary to have a bat phone installed in his office. He then unleashes a horde of crazy animals on the city and nearly causes the town to go bankrupt. Finally, he signs an order instructing Whit's End to be torn down! His administration is a nightmare, but no one would expect anything less from Curt.

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Discussion Questions[edit]

  1. Why did Curt make such a terrible mayor?
  2. What are the characteristics of a good leader?
  3. Read Romans 13:1-7. Why do you think God wants us to obey our leaders?

Cast[edit]

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Role Voice Actor
Artie Powell Kyle Fisk[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Artie Powell]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Artie Powell voiced by Kyle Fisk]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Kyle Fisk]]
Mr. Brown Phil Lollar[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Mr. Brown]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Mr. Brown voiced by Phil Lollar]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Phil Lollar]]
Curt Stevens Fabio Stephens[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Curt Stevens]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Curt Stevens voiced by Fabio Stephens]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Fabio Stephens]]
Dale Jacobs Phil Lollar[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Dale Jacobs]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Dale Jacobs voiced by Phil Lollar]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Phil Lollar]]
Mr. Gazinksy Bob Hoose[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Mr. Gazinksy]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Mr. Gazinksy voiced by Bob Hoose]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Bob Hoose]]
Harvey Nelson Bob Luttrell[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Harvey Nelson]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Harvey Nelson voiced by Bob Luttrell]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Bob Luttrell]]
John Whittaker Hal Smith[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with John Whittaker]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with John Whittaker voiced by Hal Smith]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Hal Smith]]
Dr. LeMan Hal Smith[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Dr. LeMan]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Dr. LeMan voiced by Hal Smith]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Hal Smith]]
Murray Mench Unknown[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Murray Mench]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Murray Mench voiced by Unknown]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Unknown]]
Miss Primblush Kay Lindley[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Miss Primblush]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Miss Primblush voiced by Kay Lindley]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Kay Lindley]]
Tedd Bob Luttrell[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Tedd (a)]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Tedd (a) voiced by Bob Luttrell]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Bob Luttrell]]

Notes[edit]

  • Curt Stevens speech toward the end of the episode is a reference to the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

Quotes[edit]

Curt Stevens: Well, I meant every word I understood.

Curt Stevens: Miss Plumduff, my first official act as mayor will be to expose corruption at every level of our city's government.
Miss Primblush: Really sir?
Curt Stevens: Yes, starting with your nephew. The chain on his bike broke and the baseball card on the back tire fell off. Have him arrested and released immediately.

Curt Stevens: What do you think the city will do now?
Harvey Nelson: Oh, I'll recommend appointing a full independent panel to conduct a full inquiry into the circumstances behind this scandal, which means, of course, by the time the panel comes to any conclusions, no one will care anymore because we'll have assured the people in the meantime that this administration will be rethinking its current policy of land grants/ When a more broad-based detail policy can be submitted, which when it is submitted, will be inconclusive and open to misinterpretation and of questionable help to the government.
Curt Stevens: You're really crackers, aren't you? Straight from the pack, 100% saltine. You make it sound like you've done this before.
Harvey Nelson: Plenty of times. You didn't really think anything changes in government, did you?

Curt Stevens: And finally as your mayor, I will tighten the belt of our city government around the waist of indifference and reckless bending. So what if I meet up with a few celebrities? Just remember, a penny saved is a penny earned. And the early bird catches the goose that laid the golden egg!

Harvey Nelson: It seems as though you're trailing behind two other personalities.
Curt Stevens: Who?
Harvey Nelson: Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein.