Aloha, Oy!, Part 3
Jimmy Barclay and Lawrence Hodges go to Rathbone's Electric Palace to buy some fuses for George, and they end up getting a big surprise. As soon as Jimmy enters the store, bells ring, whistles blow, alarms sound, and music plays. Bart Rathbone rushes up to Jimmy. Rathbone proclaims Jimmy to be the 10,000th customer to enter the Electric Palace. He and four of his friends and family members have won a free trip to Hawaii! Back at the Barclays' home, George confirms that the trip is legitimate, the family and Lawrence really are going to pineapple paradise. But when they arrive at the airport, they discover that Bart, Doris, and Rodney Rathbone are joining them. Bart has finagled extra tickets for his family. The Barclays experience their wackiest vacation ever as Bart's cost-cutting measures lead them to a strange boat captain who gets them lost at sea. Meanwhile, Rodney goes to drastic measures to impress Donna (including having a wild parasailing experience). And Lawrence's efforts to find his father lead to several near-discoveries and a disastrous debut as a busboy. Circumstances remarkably connect, however. Rodney learns a lesson about going to extremes to impress people, and Lawrence has a touching reunion with his father, thanks to the Barclays, who learn to never travel with the Rathbones again.
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- Why didn't the Barclays want to go to Hawaii with the Rathbones?
- What did Lawrence really want out of his trip to Hawaii? Did he get it?
- Why is family togetherness so important?
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|Maureen Hodges||Lieutenant Joe Hodges|
|Scrubb Moseley||Doris Rathbone|
- This episode takes place away from Odyssey: Episodes That Take Place Away from Odyssey
- This was the last episode in which Hal Smith plays any character other than Whit.
- Listen carefully: although the scenes are identically scripted, the opening scene of this episode is an alternate take of the closing scene of the previous episode.
- The adults are picked up in this episode by the USS Ben Franklin, a fictional ship named after an aircraft carrier damaged in WWII and decommissioned in 1947.
- Jimmy references Hogan's Heroes in this episode by referring to the corporal guarding the door as Corporal "Klink."
- Rodney's "little cousin" whom Doris mentions in the final scene of this episode is most likely Scrubb Moseley, who was established as Rodney's cousin in #216: “Like Father, Like Son”.
- To fill time at the end of this episode, a featurette was included that featured Chris and Harlow interviewing fans.
- Quid wouldn't be heard from again on the show for 25 years, but eventually resurfaced in the Adventures in Odyssey Club, #849: “Out to Sea” and in the mainstream episode “BTV: Trinity”.
Doris Rathbone: Oh, great. We're stuck out on the ocean in a soggy, rickety old rust bucket.
Captain Quid: Soggy, aye. Rickety, perhaps. Old rust bucket, maybe. But rat-infested?
Doris Rathbone: I didn't say rat-infested!
Captain Quid: I know, but she's also rat-infested.
Donna Barclay: I wish there was some way to cheer him up.
Don Iowa: The only way for that to happen is for his father to walk through the door.
Lieutenant Joe Hodges: Oh, good, you're still here. You folks didn't happen to see my hat when we came ashore, did you? I sat it down next to the other lady, and, uh...
Lawrence Hodges: Dad? Dad! Dad!
Lieutenant Joe Hodges: Lawrence! I can't believe it's you!
Jimmy Barclay: How'd you do that?
Don Iowa: Old Hawaiian custom. Happy endings.