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1997 Magnet
2002 Trading Cards
2012 Clubhouse Magazine Set
2014 Magnet
2016 4 Character Postcard
2016 Christmas Ornament
2016 Crosswalk Postcard
2016 Imagination Station Postcard
2016 The Deep End Postcard
2016 The Ties That Bind Postcard
2017 Green Eugene Christmas Ornament
2017 Green Eugene Wristband
2018 Beach Towel
2018 Fidget Spinner
2018 Green Eugene Pen
2018 Red Cinch Sack
2022 Lunchbox
20th Birthday Poster
Album 50 Poster
Album 51 Poster
August 2015 Clubhouse Magazine
Black Shirt 2016
Blue Cruise Memory Book
Blue Party Hat 1997
Blue Water Bottle 2017
Blue Youth Shirt
Ceramic Mug Collection
Christmas Promo Cards 2016
Crosswalk Poster
Cut and Fold characters
Eugene Action Figure
Eugene Dog Tags
Eugene Sings Shirt
February 2017 Clubhouse Magazine
Film Strip Shirt
Four Character Navy Hoodie 2017
Get in The Show 2012 Card
Green Eugene Clear Water Bottle 2018
Green Eugene Mug 2017
Green Eugene Water Bottle 2017
Green Large Flying Disc
Green Party Hat 1997
Green Water Bottle 2017
Imagination Station Poster
July 2006 Clubhouse Magazine
June 2002 Clubhouse Magazine
Mystery Mini Poster
Navy Shirt 2017
November 2014 Clubhouse Magazine
OAC Promo Poster
October 2007 Clubhouse Magazine
Orange Water Bottle 2017
Painting Cap 90s
Pink Water Bottle 2017
Purple Water Bottle 2017
Red Large Flying Disc
Red Party Hat 1997
Red Town Memory Book
Red Water Bottle 2017
Smoke Water Bottle 2016
Suspicious Minds (sampler booklet)
The Caves of Qumran (book)
The Deep End Poster
The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner (book)
The Ties that Bind Poster
Town Poster
Whit's End Poster 1
Whit's End Poster 2
Whit's End Poster 3
White Eugene Mug 2017
Yellow Party Hat 1997
Zipper Pull


Eugene Meltsner is a major character in Adventures in Odyssey, voiced by Will Ryan. A long-time employee at Whit's End, Eugene is the local "genius", possessing a reputation for erudition and a fondness for trivia. His most distinctive feature as a character is his unusual and remarkable pattern of speech, almost always utilizing the most complex sentence structure, extensive vocabulary and esoteric technical terminology possible to explain any idea on any occasion. Major plot arcs involving Eugene include his conversion to Christianity, his courtship, engagement, and marriage to Katrina Shanks and the search for his father.

Eugene first entered Odyssey in the episode #51: “Connie, Part 1”, after Connie Kendall, a Whit's End employee, went to California. After a rather confusing introduction, Eugene was hired, and stayed on even after Connie's return. He attended Campbell County Community College, and eventually became a professor of computer science (#697: “A Penny Earned”) and chemistry (#729: “No Chemistry Whatsoever”). He finally became a Christian when he felt an incredible sense of loss when Regis Blackgaard was taking over Whit's End during #330: “The Time Has Come”. Although their relationship was rough, he finally married his sweetheart Katrina Shanks—first at her father's deathbed (#484: “Plan B, Part 1: Missing in Action”), and again for all their friends in Odyssey (#571: “For Better or For Worse, Part 2”).

Eugene disappeared from Odyssey for a great deal of time, spanning from #484: “Plan B, Part 1: Missing in Action” to #564: “A Most Intriguing Question”, in which he made a rather unusual entrance back into the world of Odyssey. (The episodes in which he appeared during Will Ryan's time off the show were clipped together from other episodes.) While continuing work for the National Institute of Health on the radio wave study, he accidentally wiped his memory of everything that happened in Odyssey. Frustrated at the failure of Whit's attempts to use the Imagination Station to restore his memory, Eugene—against the advice of his friends—overloaded his mind with the memories of Connie, Katrina, and Bernard Walton, which Whit had programmed into the Imagination Station, and prayed with Whit immediately afterward when he was distraught that it did not work. A flood of memories overcame him after this, and in the end, Whit — though acknowledging that the Imagination Station may have played a small role — gave the credit to God.

While Eugene and Katrina were hiding from Andromeda, they traveled to Africa to build communication equipment for a remote village. Their adventures in Africa resulted in Eugene coming into contact with his father, Leonard Meltsner, whom he thought to be dead. He also discovered that he has a brother still living, Everett Meltsner, who was kidnapped from his father by his father's nemesis, Dalton Kearn, at age two. Dalton was ultimately brought down by Eugene and his friends in the episodes entitled #611: “The Top Floor”.

After being dive-bombed by birds who wanted his hair for their nests, Eugene finally got a haircut in #660: “For the Birds”. But listeners still have one question: "How could Eugene see through all that hair?"

During The Green Ring Conspiracy, Eugene and Katrina met 14-year-old Buck Oliver, a young con artist with a good heart. After Buck spent time in Juvenile Hall, Eugene and Katrina took Buck into their household as their foster son. They recently adopted him. #933: “As Buck Would Have It, Part 3”


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Eugene's mother, Thelma, died in Africa and his father, Leonard, is still alive serving as a missionary in Africa along with Eugene's younger brother Everett. His grandfather was Hiram Meltsner; unfortunately, he has also passed away. Eugene was raised by his foster parents: Frank and Maddie Burnette. Eugene is married to Katrina Meltsner; in (#706: “To Mend or Repair”), they discover that they are unable to have children. They have recently adopted Buck Oliver (#933: “As Buck Would Have It, Part 3”). Eugene is Bernard Walton's cousin.



See Meltsner quotes


  • "The time has come."
  • "To borrow the colloquialism..."
  • "Has anyone seen my keys?"
  • "Greetings and Salutations!"
  • "It is I, Eugene!"

Album Appearances

Eugene Meltsner has appeared in the following albums:

Eugene Meltsner has appeared in the following club seasons:

Eugene Meltsner has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:

Eugene Meltsner has appeared on the back cover of the following albums:

Ukulele Jam!

These are the episodes that feature Eugene's ukelele, and the songs that are played in them.

#101: “Scattered Seeds” : Oh! Susanna

#158: “A Day in the Life”: Sumer is Icumen In

#215: “Caroling, Caroling” : Seasonal Felicitations

#276: “Third Degree”: The Blue Danube

#383: “B-TV: Thanks” : I'm Glad I'm Me (sung by Harlow Doyle)

#387: “New Year's Eve Live!” : Out with the Old Year; Annum Novum

#434: “B-TV: Redeeming the Season” : The Holly and the Ivy; O Tannenbaum; Silent Night

#572: “Odyssey Sings!” : Red River Valley; Have You Ever Been to Odyssey?

#675: “A Thankstaking Story” : Good News, Bad News; Thanksgiving Day


Eugene Meltsner has appeared in 323 episodes, has been voiced by 4 actors, and has received an average user rating of {{#w4grb_cat_rating:Episodes with Eugene Meltsner}}%.

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Eugene Meltsner has been mentioned in 81 episodes.

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