The Great Wishy Woz, Part 2

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#454: “The Great Wishy Woz, Part 2”
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6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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The Great Wishy Woz, Part 2
“The Great Wishy Woz, Part 2” is episode #454 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written and directed by John Fornof, and originally aired on November 4, 2000.


Kids' Radio features a story about a young girl named Dotty who is transported to a strange land.


Mandy as Dotty

KIDS Radio presents a familiar story with a new twist. After being thrown into a new land by a tornado, Dotty and her dog Nono try their best to get back home and meet many new friends along the way, including Manny Kin (played by Tom Riley), Metal Guy (played by Bernard Walton), and Mystic Mountain Lion (played by Jack Allen). They follow the "Big Fat Road"; from Little Land to the Really, Really Green and Environmentally Correct City. There the Great Wishy Woz sends them on a quest to four items. They face dangers from the Wicked and Mean and Generally Not Very Nice Woman, rusty hinges, and even burnt fur! Will they make it back to the Wishy Woz and get their wishes granted?

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Discussion Questions

  1. What was Manny Kin looking for on his quest?
  2. How about Metal Guy?
  3. And Mystic Mountain Lion?
  4. The Fairy Oddmother told Dotty that she should follow the Big Fat Road. Was that good advice?
  5. Why do you think that she didn't want Dotty talking to the fisherman?
  6. The advice that the Great Wishy Woz gave didn't seem to work very well. How would you advise Manny Kin, Metal Guy, and Mystic Mountain Lion to find what they were looking for?
  7. Who do you think Mr. Iam was?


Role Voice Actor
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger
Mandy Straussberg Aria Curzon
Dotty Aria Curzon
Aunt Bea Katie Leigh
Fairy Oddmother Chris Anthony
Wicked and Mean and Generally Not Very Nice Woman Chris Anthony
Tom Riley Walker Edmiston
Manny Kin Walker Edmiston
Bernard Walton Dave Madden
Metal Guy Dave Madden
Jack Allen Alan Young
Mystic Mountain Lion Alan Young
Great Wishy Woz Corey Burton
Melvin Nerfwiddle Corey Burton
Fisherman Corey Burton
Leopold Paul Herlinger
Murray Corey Burton
Lulu Katie Leigh
The Great Mapmaker Steve Bridges


VERSION DIFFERENCE: [view] The broadcast version of this episode starts with Whit recapping the story to that point.

  • The whole episode is a parody of "The Wizard of Oz." (e.g. Dotty is Dorthy, Nono is Toto, Littleland is Munchkinland, etc.)
  • VERSION DIFFERENCE: In part two, even more cuts had to be made. The Game Show at the Great Shopping Mall was much longer, with various prizes being offered to Metal Guy (including a Mrs. Metal Guy). Mystic Mountain Lion accidentally activated his flame thrower when he first got it and said he would need a fur graft. The Wishy Woz gave the travelers a pop quiz when they returned from their quest ("What is the philosophy of Plato? You shouldn't leave the lid off or it will dry out."). Metal Guy attempted to persuade the Wicked and Mean and Generally Not Very Nice Woman to go out to a nice restaurant with him. The whole gang sang a celebration song when she was defeated (Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding Dong Ding Dong, The Wicked and Mean and Generally Not Very Nice Woman Is Gone), and the goodbyes were longer when Dotty entered the Wee Skinny Gate.
  • However, a few scenes were able to remain intact for the album version, but had to be cut from the broadcast version. The library scene was longer with a much longer rhyme by Leopold. When the Fairy Oddmother showed up again, she said that the travelers would need a map to find the Great Mapmaker. They asked where to get a map and she said from the Great Mapmaker. The scene where Melvin Nerfwiddle is revealed was longer with more sneezes and a longer "running away" segment in which his continued sneezing is heard through the locked door. When the Wicked and Mean and Generally Not Very Nice Woman showed up, she explained to the travelers that they had been her slaves all along and that everything along the way was hers (The Wishy Woz, the Littles). The four friends try to persuade that they aren't her slaves, but she calls for her guards, who are in fact pigs that fly. When the Wicked Woman was defeated, the pigs even cheered. Chris's ending comments are also longer.
  • This two part episode is a musical. This part contains these songs:
  • The name Aunt Bea is a reference to the character of the same name on the Andy Griffith show, on which Hal Smith played Otis.


Dotty: Mr. Manny, this is your big chance to get your book.
Manny Kin: Oh yeah.
Leopold: Books? You want books? Ha! We've got books on hairy otters, on onions and on Mars. All the fungus you could care for plus three triple zillion stars. We've got books on flossing teeth, plus three books on tossing sheep. If we spent our lives just counting books, we'd never get to sleep. Hey!