The Case of the Candid Camera

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#207: “The Case of the Candid Camera”
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The Case of the Candid Camera

“The Case of the Candid Camera” is episode #207 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by Phil Lollar, and originally aired on October 10, 1992.

Summary

Private Investigator Harlow Doyle gets pulled into a case involving a missing camera, a Bible contest and the always-suspect Rodney Rathbone.

Plot

Harlow Doyle is on the case! Rodney Rathbone has had a camera stolen, and he thinks someone from Whit’s End took it. It all started when he took his friend Denver Thor to Whit’s End to enter him in the Bible Bowl in hopes of winning tickets to Waterworld. Rodney set his camera down for a couple of minutes to go sign Denver up, and when Rodney came back, it was gone.

Harlow examines the facts and turns up nothing. Just as he’s about to give up, Denver bursts in, conscience-stricken. He confesses that the whole thing is a setup: Rodney needs the camera back because he took pictures of the answers to give Denver so he could win the Bible Bowl! But Denver says he has been studying. He thinks he has a good chance without the pictures! Lucy Cunningham-Schultz, who is organizing the contest, decides to give Denver a shot, and he actually wins without cheating!

Later, during a visit to a nearby shop, Harlow Doyle learns that a roll of film has been dropped off there by Rodney Rathbone to be developed. Harlow puts two and two together and realizes that Rodney dropped off the film after the camera had been stolen! How was that possible?

Lucy and Harlow get to the bottom of it. They discover that Rodney pretended to have his camera stolen.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Why did Rodney and Denver think they could pull a fast one on Lucy and Harlow?
  2. Why didn’t Lucy believe Rodney and Denver?
  3. Read Numbers 32:2.
    • Have you ever tried to hide your sin?
      • Did it “find you out”?

Cast

Heard in episode

Role Voice Actor
Andy Dumas Donald Long
Denver Thor Michael Portillo
Harlow Doyle Will Ryan
Lucy Cunningham-Schultz Genni Long
Nick Wilson Unknown
Rodney Rathbone Steve Burns
S.L. Clemens Kenneth Mars
Waterworld Attendant Donald Long

Mentioned in episode

Character Mentioned By
Miss Turner Harlow Doyle
Stella Doyle Harlow Doyle
John Whittaker Lucy Cunningham-Schultz
Bart Rathbone Harlow Doyle
Doris Rathbone Harlow Doyle


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Harlow Doyle: All right, Rathney, what's the problem?
Rodney Rathbone: What's the problem?!
Harlow Doyle: I asked you first.


Rodney Rathbone: It all started when I took Denver to Whit's End.
Harlow Doyle: You took a whole city to Whit's End?!


Rodney Rathbone: Where's Denver?
Harlow Doyle: In Colorado! Oh, that Denver.


Harlow Doyle: Start talkin', and use your mouth.


S.L. Clemens: Yep, yep, yep. Tall, dark-headed, sneery voice — kind of reptilian-looking, ya know?
Harlow Doyle: Reptilian-looking?! Rodney!


Harlow Doyle: I have personal experience with being ignorant.