A Fine Feathered Frenzy

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03: A Fine Feathered Frenzy
Original Video Series
Responsibility and the consequences of actions
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A Flight to the Finish A Fine Feathered Frenzy Shadow of a Doubt


A garden tool with an appetite for destruction throws young Dylan Taylor headlong into adventure. After mowing down Evelyn Harcourt's rose garden, he's forced to pay the consequences - which include "parrot-sitting" her beloved Napoleon. But when Whit accidentally lets the bird escape, the chase is on! Can Whit and Dylan recapture Napoleon before Mrs. Harcourt returns home... or have they met their Waterloo? It's fun and excitement that shows the importance of taking responsibility for one's own actions.


Dylan Taylor accidentally sets Whit's lawnmower on a path of destruction that includes Evelyn Harcourt's rose garden. Whit and Dylan try to apologize, but because of past bad experiences with Whit, Mrs. Harcourt is unable to forgive or trust them.

Later that night, while helping his sister Jesse memorize a Bible verse, Dylan realizes he must try to make it up to Mrs. Harcourt.

To make up for the damage he has done, Mrs. Harcourt instructs Dylan to perform several tasks around her house while she is away, including babysitting her prize parrot, Napoleon, who is the only family she has left, since her family is gone and Napoleon's mate, Josephine, disappeared previously. Dylan accomplishes all of his tasks easily, until it comes time to feed and water Napoleon. The bird escapes from his cage, and as Dylan tries to catch him, Whit, who has come to apologize again to Mrs. Harcourt, accidentally lets Napoleon out the front door. Whit, Dylan, and Eugene Meltsner scour Odyssey for the next three hours, trying to find Napoleon before Mrs. Harcourt returns. They locate Napoleon on the clock tower with his mate, Josephine, and a nest of eggs. Risking life and limb, they retrieve the birds and are waiting for Mrs. Harcourt when she returns. Mrs. Harcourt is grateful and very impressed with how responsible Dylan is.


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Mr. Taylor Evelyn Harcourt
Mrs. Taylor Evelyn Harcourt


  • Some of the music which plays behind Dylan being dragged by the runaway lawn mower can be heard before Rodney's ill-fated parasailing attempt in #258: “Aloha, Oy!, Part 3”.
  • When Dylan is enjoying the acoustics of Mrs. Harcourt's home he announces that he will be batting for the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • When the baby parrots are born, one is clearly purple and the other is green. However, when Mrs. Harcourt takes a picture of the newly hatched birds, both babies are brown.

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