Curt Stevens, voiced by Fabio Stephens, is an early Adventures in Odyssey character who first appeared in #103: “Front Page News”. Interestingly, his character's last name was named after the actor Fabio Stephens — although the writers spelled it differently.
In Odyssey Middle School, Curt would often try to get out of gym class because he was sick of running laps. One such scheme was when Curt told Coach Stubbs he had a rare tropical disease. Coach Stubbs sent Curt to the school nurse, who sent Curt to the principal's office; the principal then sent Curt home to his parents, who sent him to his room for a week. Another involved Curt trying to boycott the "fascist left wing competition", as he put it. As a result, Coach Stubbs washed Curt's mouth out with soap.
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Much of Curt's family was revealed in the episode #150: “Home Is Where the Hurt Is”. Curt's mother left him and his father, Frank Stevens, after he was born. As a result, Curt's father became an alcoholic. Despite this, in #117: “The Trouble with Girls”, Curt said that his mom packed his lunch. This is due to the fact that the episode was a remake of the Harley episode #13: “Bobby's Valentine”, and the original line was carried over.
Curt and his father live in a trailer park, at least during Curt's time in middle school. Their address, 561 Potter Park, is an allusion to "It's a Wonderful Life." In the film, "Potter's Field" was owned by the rich man, and was known as a slum. Their phone number was revealed to be 555-2157.
One of Curt's grandmothers wears dentures (#118: “What Happened to the Silver Streak?”).
Curt was best friends with Lucy Cunningham-Schultz. In many episodes, Lucy tried to convince Curt to give up on his "schemes". In #638: “The Triangled Web, Part 1”, it was revealed that Lucy and Curt dated throughout high school, and actually were supposed to go to the senior dance together, but he backed out, afraid that Lucy would begin to talk about their "future". In part 2, it is revealed that Curt and Lucy met in the school cafeteria.
Curt and Oscar Peterson were best friends until Curt got him in trouble for Curt's getting out of physed class scheme.
Curt will do almost anything to get out of work. Ironically, he usually puts more effort into a scheme then he would have done by actually doing the work. He also makes bad and/or wrong choices and/or helps others to make the wrong choice.
|“||Curt Stevens: Well, I meant every word I understood.
|“||Curt Stevens: Could you stop by Odyssey Elementary first?
Lucy Cunningham-Schultz: What for?
Curt Stevens: Oh, it's kind of a surprise.
Lucy Cunningham-Schultz: Okay, I'll be there in a few minutes.
Curt Stevens: Okay, I'll bring the dust pan.
Lucy Cunningham-Schultz: Why?
Curt Stevens: Cause you might get swept away.
|“||Curt Stevens: Boy, it gives me chills when he talks tough.
|“||Curt Stevens: And finally, as your mayor, I will tighten the belt of our city government around the waist of indifference and reckless bending. So what if I meet up with a few celebrities? Just remember, a penny saved is a penny earned. And the early bird catches the goose that laid the golden egg! Even if it is only one day, I'm gonna make sweeping changes to make our fine city the apple of this country's eye — a silver lining on a dark cloud — a short walk down a long pier.
|“||Curt Stevens: I'm glad you asked, Connie. Has this ever happened to you? You're walking down the street and you drop your keys. Isn't it a pain to bend down and get them?
Connie Kendall: Well, not real—
Curt Stevens: Exactly. Now with the new Vacu-Grab, you don't have to.
Connie Kendall: The Vacu-Grab?
Curt Stevens: It's portable, retractable, and can fit right into your purse. Just take it out, retract it, turn it on, grab the keys, un-retract it, open the special containment unit built right in, and voila! You've got your keys.
Jimmy Barclay: So, instead of going through all of that...why not just bend down and pick up your keys?
Curt Stevens: ...It retracts, Jimmy.
|“||Curt Stevens: Whose big idea was that?
Miss Primblush: It was all a part of your plan to tighten the belt around the government's waist!
Curt Stevens: I meant everyone else's waist, not mine!
|“||Mr. Brown: I'm Brown, from The Sun!
Curt Stevens: Really? Are you peeling?
|“||Curt Stevens: In order to simulate the economy, facsimile growth and prime the pumps for productivity, the city is going to give geographical incessitives to Acme Amalgamated. So take that, Mayor of Connellsville!
|“||Curt Stevens: There's a girl who won't leave Jimmy alone.
Eugene Meltsner: Ah, a case of harrassment? I believe such things are against the law. Do you want to have her arrested?
Curt Stevens: Could we?!
|“||John Whittaker: What a brilliant idea, Mr. Mayor!
Curt Stevens: Ah. Only moderately.
Curt has only been portrayed by early AIO artist Bruce Day, on the cover of albums.