The Officer Harley Collection

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The Officer Harley Collection
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2014
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The Officer Harley Collection is an Adventures in Odyssey Club album that contains 12 previously unreleased episodes, all of which include Officer David Harley.

Description

Officer David Harley appeared in a number of early Adventures in Odyssey episodes. He was voiced by Will Ryan, who later went on to voice Eugene Meltsner. Harley was a bumbling policeman and the producers loved him for his comic potential, but not everyone felt the same way. After parents complained that he gave a bad impression of law enforcers, the team decided that Officer Harley should leave the show. Many of his episodes were later rewritten, retitled, and rerecorded without him. A few others were dropped completely and never aired again. Over the years, we’ve looked for a place to re-release these episodes as interesting curiosities so fans could hear the originals. And now, with the Odyssey Adventure Club, we’ve finally found the perfect place. Enjoy these episodes that haven’t been heard in more than twenty years!


Episode status

The only episodes in the The Officer Harley Collection that were previously included in an album are #3: “Lights Out at Whit's End”, #9: “Doing Unto Others”, #13: “Bobby's Valentine”, #14: “Missed It By That Much”. These episodes were all included in the original Odyssey USA (1988) album and the first release of the Adventures in Odyssey album (1988). The second release of the Adventures in Odyssey album (c. 1990) also included #3: “Lights Out at Whit's End”.

After Officer Harley was removed from the series, many of his episodes were remade or pulled from broadcast. The release of The Officer Harley Collection is the first time many of the Harley episodes have been available in 25 years.

Although references to Odyssey USA are intact on this release, all of Chris's wraparounds have been edited from the original broadcasts to remove product promotions and references to upcoming episodes.

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Episode Original Airdate Writer Director Rating Buy Preview
#3: “Lights Out at Whit's End”
December 5, 1987
Steve Harris
Phil Lollar
81%
N/A

The children are filming a show in Whit's End, but when the power goes out, Whit, Officer David Harley, Tom, and Marianne Josephs teach the children they don't need electricity to have fun.

#9: “Doing Unto Others”
January 16, 1988
Phil Lollar
Steve Harris
89%
N/A
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Johnny Bickle's struggling to understand the golden rule, and every time he tries to be nice to people, the reaction he gets is very discouraging.

#11: “Addictions Can Be Habit-Forming”
January 30, 1988
Steve Harris
Steve Harris
77%
N/A

Stephanie's friend Joey Donovan tries to help her lose weight, but it's even harder than she ever thought.

#13: “Bobby's Valentine”
February 13, 1988
Paul McCusker
Steve Harris
86%
N/A

Bobby has a problem. A girl at school has a crush on him and doesn't know what to do. He seeks to find out how to 'get rid of her.'

#14: “Missed It By That Much”
February 20, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
84%
N/A

Rachel Weaver has a problem with being late, and is in danger of getting kicked off the volleyball team. She must overcome several obstacles to get to the game on time.

#21: “The Case of the Missing Train Car”
April 9, 1988
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
83%
N/A
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Michelle Terry lives in a halfway house due to a previous lifestyle. She finds that those close to her are placing the blame for something she may or may not have done.

#23: “The Quality of Mercy”
April 23, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
87%
N/A
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Tom Riley catches Scott Williams stealing his apples and breaking his fence and forgives him. However, Scott won't forgive someone who owes him money.

#24: “Gotcha!”
April 30, 1988
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
90%
N/A

Whit notices that Connie is reading horoscopes and influencing the kids at Whit's End to use them, so he confronts her about the dangers of the occult.

#25: “Harley Takes the Case, Part 1”
May 7, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
83%
N/A
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Officer Harley finds himself in a mystery when Steve Larson mysteriously disappears. He must sort through fact and fantasy to make his decisions.

#26: “Harley Takes the Case, Part 2”
May 14, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
83%
N/A
File:026 Promo.mp3

Officer Harley finds himself in a mystery when Steve Larson mysteriously disappears. He must sort through fact and fantasy to make his decisions.

#70: “The Return of Harley, Part 1”
April 29, 1989
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
81%
N/A

Officer David Harley and Jack Davis get into some trouble when they come across a couple of bootleggers. Unfortunately for Jack, no one believes his side of the story.

#71: “The Return of Harley, Part 2”
May 6, 1989
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
86%
N/A

Officer David Harley and Jack Davis get into some trouble when they come across a couple of bootleggers. Unfortunately for Jack, no one believes his side of the story.


Notes

  • In the Official Guide, Nathan Hoobler included an image from Clubhouse Magazine on the opposite page of the “Dusty Episodes” section. In other sections of the Guide, that spot where the image was had been reserved for the album image. Thus the illustration was used in this collection.

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