Rodney Rathbone

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Rodney Rathbone
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Rodney redirects here. For the character from Thank You, God, see Rodney (a).


Rodney P. Rathbone is a main character in Adventures in Odyssey, voiced by Steve Burns. He is the son of Odyssey schemer Bart Rathbone, and while the two conflict at times, the son is clearly a chip off the old block.

Rodney is the mischievous local bully and head of the Bones of Rath, a gang of teenagers who cause trouble but commit few serious crimes (except for the Darkness Before Dawn segment of the Blackgaard saga, during which they commit numerous acts of vandalism and are party to an attempted murder. He was not leader at that time though).

Although Rodney is troublesome to most AIO protagonists, he is generally received without excessive rebuke (as is his father Bart); thus, he appears routinely at Whit's End, though on occasion he's been kicked out, which was once discussed in the episode Broken Window. Rodney and his father have an interesting relationship; Rodney always refers to his father as "Pop", with his father always responding with "don't call me Pop" (although in An Act of Mercy, Rodney called Bart "Dad" instead).

Also, Rodney is one of three non-adult characters on AIO who clearly age more slowly than others (the other two are Connie Kendall and Lucy Cunningham-Schultz). Rodney is a teenage bully all the way from his first appearance, in #108: “Isaac the Courageous” (1990 Season), to his latest, in #623: “Buddy Guard”, with no noticeable change in age, even while his peers clearly age faster than him. Like most teenagers, Rodney struggles with acne.


He has dared kids to walk out on ice, though he himself never did it.
He calls Bart Rathbone "Pop", even though Bart hates the nickname and asks him not to call him that.
He once broke Tom Riley's fence and stole his apples.
He hates baseball, but his dad thought he loved it.
He has a minibike.
He used to be a rock star in a band called The Bones of Rath, but they had foul language and bad ideals in their songs, so it led to rioting and the end of the band.
He once tried to sell an autographed picture of Robert "M" Lee to Sam Johnson.
He found out about a scam, but no one believed him.
He made a scam about his camera being stolen so that Denver Thor and him could take pictures of the Bible Bowl answers and get a free pass to Waterworld.
Bart taught him to always cheat when playing checkers.
He carved up the walls of the Wonderworld Treehouse with his pocket knife.
He tried to impress Donna while surfing, but hurt himself.
He broke through the Whit's End skylight twice. Once he sued, and the other time he broke in to steal a security videotape.
He once tried to set up a water balloon trap at Whit's End (how he broke the skylight, see above).
He was once trapped in an elevator by Jason Whitaker and Eugene Meltsner.
Rodney had to repeat an Algebra class three times in a row.
His middle initial is P.
Rodney is allergic to macadamia nuts. It was referenced again later.


See Rathbone family.

Rodney's dad is Bart and his mother is Doris. His cousin is Scrubb Moseley, whose mother is also heard in the episode (#216: “Like Father, Like Son”). Rodney also has an Uncle Louie who was a lawyer and in jail for a period of time (Broken Window), and he also is revealed to have an Uncle Lanny who was also in prison (in Family Values). It's also mentioned that he has a grandmother who uses a cane and an Aunt Agatha. (#214: “The Living Nativity”).

Album Appearances

Rodney has appeared in the following albums:

Rodney has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:

Rodney has appeared on the back cover of the following albums:


Rodney Rathbone has appeared in 53 episodes, has been voiced by 2 actors, and has received an average user rating of 91.3%.

All (53)  · Matt Hurwitz (1992)  · Steve Burns (1990-2007)


See Rathbone quotes.

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