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.

Episodes

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

A huge power failure leaves Odyssey without any light. Several kids stranded at Whit's End find out what life without electricity is all about -- and how much fun it can be.

#9: “Doing Unto Others”
January 16, 1988
Phil Lollar
Steve Harris
89%
N/A

Sixth-grader Johnny Bickle tries to figure out how to practice the Golden Rule.

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

A young girl name Joey tries a variety of bizarre methods to get her friend Stefanie to go on a diet.

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

Young Bobby gets a note from Amy, who thinks that he's the cutest boy in school. Bobby, however, wants to stay as far from Amy as possible.

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

Middle-schooler Rachel Weaver is late for everything. But when Connie threatens to kick her off the volleyball team, Rachel tries her very best to be on time.

#21: “The Case of the Missing Train Car”
April 9, 1988
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
83%
N/A

When a model train car goes missing form Whit's End, many kids suspect Michelle Terry, a girl with a bad reputation.

#23: “The Quality of Mercy”
April 23, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
87%
N/A

Ten-year-old troublemaker Scott Williams is let off the hook when he is caught trying to steal apples from Tom Riley. Unfortunately, Scott doesn't extend the same mercy to others.

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

Middle-schooler Philo Sanderson loves pulling practical jokes, but Whit is disturbed when Philo says that his lucky rabbit's foot keeps him safe.

#25: “Harley Takes the Case, Part 1”
May 7, 1988
Paul McCusker
Phil Lollar
83%
N/A

Officer David Harley tries to find a missing boy named Steve Larson.

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

Officer David Harley tries to find a missing boy named Steve Larson.

#70: “The Return of Harley, Part 1”
April 29, 1989
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
82%
N/A

Officer Harley returns to Odyssey and is caught up in a mystery involving bootleggers and hidden caves!

#71: “The Return of Harley, Part 2”
May 6, 1989
Phil Lollar
Phil Lollar
87%
N/A

Officer Harley returns to Odyssey and is caught up in a mystery involving bootleggers and hidden caves!


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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