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#572: “Odyssey Sings!”
{{#vardefine:airdatelink|July 9, 2005}}
Date Recorded
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Hebrews 13:5
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For Better or For Worse, Part 2
Odyssey Sings!
{{#vardefine:characters|11}}“Odyssey Sings!” is episode #572 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by John Fornof and Marshal Younger, and originally aired {{#var:airdatelink}}.


Looking for a ratings boost, the TV show 'America Sings!' decides it needs small-town singers for its latest auditions. Guess which town is chosen. Odyssey hopefuls are eager to sing their way to the top and win a recording contract... but they have to get past Bryan Dern and Walter Shakespeare first! Tamika, Eugene, Wooton, Officer Burke, Bart, and even Harlow Doyle!



The ever popular TV show “America Sings!” is coming to Odyssey, and the town is abuzz! This could be everyone's chance to be famous and get on television. All they have to do is sing a song.

Disappointment hits, however, when they find Cryin’ Bryan Dern to be a judge! Throughout the auditions, various people - in an attempt to be seen on TV - audition for Bryan Dern, Walter Shakespeare, and Mr. Tuttle. Dern is his usual tactless self, and many of the townspeople are discouraged by his comments and “quick quacking.”

In the end, however, the locals decide to have their own talent show in the Little Theater. As they do so, Mr. Tuttle walks by in time to hear Eugene playing and singing. He bursts through the doors and offers Eugene a recording contract. After a meeting, Eugene turns him down. He doesn’t feel Mr. Tuttle’s business practices are anything he’d care to sign his name to. Plus, he feels that his friends in Odyssey are far more important than worldly fame any day.

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Discussion Questions[edit]

  1. Should Tamika have thought that the compliments from Whit, Connie, and Wooton were less meaningful than Bryan Dern's compliment?


Role Voice Actor
Bart Rathbone Walker Edmiston[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Bart Rathbone]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Bart Rathbone voiced by Walker Edmiston]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Walker Edmiston]]
Bryan Dern Corey Burton[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Bryan Dern]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Bryan Dern voiced by Corey Burton]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Corey Burton]]
Connie Kendall Katie Leigh[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Connie Kendall]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Connie Kendall voiced by Katie Leigh]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Katie Leigh]]
Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Eugene Meltsner]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Eugene Meltsner voiced by Will Ryan]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Will Ryan]]
Grandma Dern Unknown[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Grandma Dern]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Grandma Dern voiced by Unknown]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Unknown]]
Harlow Doyle Will Ryan[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Harlow Doyle]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Harlow Doyle voiced by Will Ryan]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Will Ryan]]
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with John Whittaker]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with John Whittaker voiced by Paul Herlinger]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Paul Herlinger]]
Mr. Tuttle Jess Harnell[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Mr. Tuttle]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Mr. Tuttle voiced by Jess Harnell]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Jess Harnell]]
Murray Bob Hoose[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Murray (b)]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Murray (b) voiced by Bob Hoose]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Bob Hoose]]
Officer Stew Burke Marshal Younger[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Officer Stew Burke]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Officer Stew Burke voiced by Marshal Younger]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Marshal Younger]]
Tamika Washington Courtney Brown[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Tamika Washington]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Tamika Washington voiced by Courtney Brown]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Courtney Brown]]
Walter Shakespeare Corey Burton[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Walter Shakespeare]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Walter Shakespeare voiced by Corey Burton]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Corey Burton]]
Wooton Bassett Jess Harnell[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Wooton Bassett]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Wooton Bassett voiced by Jess Harnell]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Jess Harnell]]
Mr. Dee Unknown[[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Mr. Dee]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with Mr. Dee voiced by Unknown]][[Category:{{#var:casttype}} with acting by Unknown]]





Wooton Bassett: February is my seventh favorite month!

Bryan Dern: Were you singing, or were you trying to hail a cab in rhinoceros language?!

Bryan Dern: Iiiiincredible! My ears haven't hurt this bad since I got my head stuck in the elevator door!

Connie Kendall: Why did you have to pick a judge who was so quick to quack?
Bryan Dern: I admit, I'm a quick quacker.

Bryan Dern: Can we move on now? I have a root canal I'd like to get to.

Bart Rathbone: <singing> Electric Palace doo-dah song a-doo-dah...

Murray: And the name of our next town is...<throws dart>
Mr. Dee: Ow!

Mr. Tuttle: Our next contestant is Harlow Doyle.
Harlow Doyle: My card, my card, here's a twenty, heh, heh ran out of cards.

Cryin' Bryan Dern: Rathbone! What are you doing?!
Bart Rathbone: <in Joe Smith voice> How did you know it was me? <normal voice> Ahem, ahah, AHEM, AHAH! How did you know it was me?
Cryin' Bryan Dern: Your fake goatee fell off!
Bart Rathbone: Ohhhh.

Bart Rathbone: What about you? Did you like it?
Shakespeare: Your intonation was really nice. Perhaps, though the song could have featured more references to love or longing or something that's not a household appliance.
Bart Rathbone: So was I bad enough to get on the T'n'V?
Brian Dern: If it was up to me, I'd put you on twice!