Jay Smouse is one of Odyssey's current "annoying kids", but he has a good side.
However, unlike previous Odyssey bully Rodney Rathbone, Jay isn't as much of a threat as Rodney was; in fact, he's not a bully, but an average kid who just could use a little more love. He and Barrett Jones are sworn enemies, and Jay tries to make Barrett look as bad as possible, but will also help him in a few things.
Jay likes to make fun of people, and always tries to take the easy way out. But underneath all his tough-guy stuff, he really has a heart. For instance, once he got mistaken for a guy named Humphry, but grew to like an elderly woman named Helen Wilson. He is also known for his malapropisms. As seen in A Friend in Need, Jay is scared of what his father thinks of him.
Jay is an acquaintance of Vance King. According to his cousin, Cindy, he has a collection of Verminoids action figures, with matching footie pajamas, and bedspread, and an Elvis jumpsuit collection. His uncle is Wally Haggler. He became very involved in The Green Ring Conspiracy figuring out things with his uncle Wally when Mr. Skint tried to frame his uncle.
See Smouse family.
His uncle is Wally Haggler, the owner of Haggler's Junk Yard. He also has an uncle Archie Haggler, who went to jail for counterfeiting. His parents are Nick Smouse and Silvia Smouse, and he has a cousin named Cindy. He also has an uncle and aunt named Reggie and Betty, one of which is a sibling of Wally and Archie. One of his grandmothers works at a supermarket, where she occasionally lets Jay ride on the electric wheelchairs.
- Jay was named after Paul McCusker’s 5th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Smouse.
- He is 14.
Jay Smouse has appeared in the following albums:
- Family Portraits
- The Lost Episodes
- Album 01: The Adventure Begins
- Album 02: The Wildest Summer Ever
- Album 03: Heroes
- Album 04: FUN-damentals
- Album 05: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
- Album 06: Mission: Accomplished
- Album 07: On Thin Ice
- Album 08: Beyond Expectations
- Album 09: Just in Time
- Album 10: Other Times, Other Places
- Album 11: It’s Another Fine Day...
- Album 12: At Home and Abroad
- Album 13: It All Started When...
- Album 14: Meanwhile, in Another Part of Town
- Album 15: A Place of Wonder
- Album 16: Flights of Imagination
- Album 17: On Earth as It Is in Heaven
- Album 18: A Time of Discovery
- Album 19: Passport to Adventure
- Album 20: A Journey of Choices
- Album 21: Wish You Were Here!
- Album 22: The Changing Times
- Album 23: Twists and Turns
- Album 24: Risks and Rewards
- Album 25: Darkness Before Dawn
- Album 26: Back on the Air
- Album 27: The Search for Whit
- Album 28: Welcome Home!
- Album 29: Signed, Sealed and Committed
- Album 30: Through Thick and Thin
- Album 31: Days to Remember
- Album 32: Hidden Treasures
- Album 33: Virtual Realities
- Album 34: In Your Wildest Dreams
- Album 35: The Big Picture
- Album 36: Danger Signals
- Album 37: Countermoves
- Album 38: Battle Lines
- Album 39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen
- Album 40: Out of Control
- Album 41: In Hot Pursuit
- Album 42: No Way Out
- Album 43: Along for the Ride
- Album 44: Eugene Returns!
- Album 45: Lost and Found
- Album 46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)
- Album 47: Into the Light
- Album 48: Moment of Truth
- Album 49: The Sky’s the Limit
- Album 50: The Best Small Town
- The Truth Chronicles
- Passages: Darien’s Rise
- Album 51: Take it From the Top (2 episodes)
- Album 52: Cause and Effect (3 episodes)
- Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy (8 episodes)
- Album 54: Clanging Cymbals...and the Meaning of God's Love (3 episodes)
- Album 55: The Deep End (2 episodes)
- Album 56: The Grand Design (2 episodes)
- Album 57: A Call to Something More (2 episodes)
- Album 58: The Ties That Bind (7 episodes)
- Album 59: Taking the Plunge
- Album 60: Head Over Heels
- Album 61: Without a Hitch
- Album 62: Let’s Put on a Show!
- Album 63: Up in the Air
- Album 64: Under the Surface (1 episode)
- Album 65: Expect the Unexpected (2 episodes)
- Album 66: Trial by Fire
- Album 67: More Than Meets the Eye (1 episode)
- Album 68: Out of the Blue
- Album 69: Best Kept Secrets
- Album 70: Finding a Way (2 episodes)
- Album 71: A Slippery Slope (1 episode)
- Album 72: The Long Road Home
- Album 73: 28 Hours
- Album 74: Buckle Up!
- Album 75: The Best Is Yet to Come
- Album 76: Keep it Together
- Album 77
Jay Smouse has appeared in the following club seasons:
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1 (1 episode)
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2 (3 episodes)
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4 (3 episodes)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5 (1 episode)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6 (3 episodes)
- 30th Birthday Live Show (album)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 10 (3 episodes)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 11
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 7 (3 episodes)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 8 (2 episodes)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 9 (3 episodes)
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 1
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 2
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 3
- B-TV: The Collection (1 episode)
- Daily Bible Readings (album)
- Hope in Trying Times (1 episode)
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6 Soundtrack
- The Leonard Meltsner Saga
- The Officer Harley Collection
Jay Smouse has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:
|“||Jay Smouse: I bet you already blabbed about the AppleBerry phone he's been working on.
Emily Jones: What AppleBerry phone?
Buck Oliver: He found the phone?
Jay Smouse: Yeah. And he's gonna be really ticked when he finds out you told. You're a regular Judas Benedict Arnold!
Emily Jones: Jay! You just told us. We didn't know!
Jay Smouse: I—I di—oh...um...well, gotta go!
|“||John Whittaker: Well, let me say it's been a pleasure to host this year's band camp. I'm really looking forward to hearing what you all learn. Now, to kick things off. We decided to begin with something a little different. A competition.
Jay Smouse: Look out Barrett Jones. Soon you'll be tasting cold steel. The cold steel of my supper time triangle.
|“||Jay Smouse: Wait a minute. This is one of those reverse what-do-you-call-its - isn't it!?
Barrett Jones: What?
Jay Smouse: Like the spies use. Where you try to make me think I didn't get you, when you know I got you, so that you can get me, while I'm worried I might not have gotten you!
Barrett Jones: Look. There's Cindy. See you. Hey! Cindy!
Jay Smouse: Well, one thing's for sure. I don't get it.
|“||Mrs. Kramer: I've been watching you visiting Mrs. Wilson a lot lately.
Jay Smouse: Uh, you have?
Mrs. Kramer: Yes. And she thinks you're her grandson, did you know that?
Jay Smouse: Wellll...
Mrs. Kramer: But you keep coming back anyway, and I've only got one thing to say.
Jay Smouse: Now, look, I wasn't--
Mrs. Kramer: You have got to be one of the nicest kids I've met in a long time.
Jay Smouse: What?
|“||Jay Smouse: Hey, where you going?
Buck Oliver: I have an errand to run.
Jay Smouse: Oh no you don't! Stay right where you are or I'll fire!!
Buck Oliver: That's an ice cream scoop.
Jay Smouse: Yeah, it is. And I know how to use it!
John Whittaker: Oh, hello Buck.
Eugene Meltsner: Someone apprehend that youth!
Buck Oliver: Sorry Mr. Whittaker, things are a little crazy around here. Now I really need to go.
John Whittaker: I don't think so.
|“||Jay Smouse: He's about this tall, with a trombone, and has a face like a leprechaun.
Priscilla Peterson: JAY!!
Jay Smouse: Minus the beard.
|“||Eugene Meltsner: Jay, perhaps you should sit down.
Jay Smouse: The only one sitting around here is him [Buck] when they drop him into the electric chair for being a counterfeiter!
Eugene Meltsner: Counterfeiters don't go to the electric chair, Jay.
Jay Smouse: Well, they should be made to sit in some kind of chair, in a corner, for like a reeeeally long time.
|“||Jay Smouse: Let me get this straight. I bet all those non-friends of yours try to embarrass you about your love for that stuff, right? So, you almost feel like you have to hide your treasures away and can only take them out in secret on rainy days when your mom goes to the store to get more liver and nobody is around to berate your sensitive spirit. Is that what you’re saying?
Riley: We don't eat liver.
Jay Smouse: Lucky you.
|“||Jay Smouse: Truth be told, I'd believe you if you said Mars was made out of Marshmallow cream.
Zoe Grant: It's not.
Jay Smouse: I believe you.
|“||Jay Smouse: Ah, home sweet home. Hello, little Elvis doll.
Elvis Doll: Hey Jay, little buddy. How are ya?
Jay Smouse: Mediocre, as usual… you know.
Elvis Doll: Yeah. Whatcha' got there?
Jay Smouse: A letter. From a boy in Uganda. He writes that he liked my note, and he wants to be friends.
Elvis Doll: Hey, you can mark it "Return To Sender."
Jay Smouse: I actually thought I'd, uh, you know <pause> maybe write him back.
Elvis Doll: Yeah, man. That's alright.
Jay Smouse: But let's… let's keep this to ourselves, okay… little Elvis? No sense in word getting out.
Elvis Doll: Hey, it's hard to live up to an image. I know.
Jay Smouse: Yeah. Exact-a-mundo. Me too. <phone rings>
|“||Jay Smouse: Rue the day!
|“||Ellis Cowanga: Ah, funeral home jokes. They never get old!
Jay Smouse: Nope, they just die.
|“||Jay Smouse: I am coming up on you quietly and without any reason for you to be startled like the quivering jellyfish you’ve turned into or whatever this quivering dessert is.
|“||Harlow Doyle: If I’d have known I was going to scramble under a fence I would’ve worn my other suit! If I had one! Great fiddlers camp! Why it’s a ghost town!
Jay Smouse: Didn’t I say?
|“||Jay Smouse: Huh, what was Buck doing out at the same time Wooton’s house burnt down?
|“||Jay Smouse: Psst! Hey Parker!
Matthew Parker: Jay?
Jay Smouse: Over here. Behind the trash can.
Matthew Parker: Um, why are you hiding behind a trash can? You know it's unhealthy to chew gum that's been thrown out by other people.
Jay Smouse: I gave that up years ago. I'm on a stakeout.
|“||John Whittaker: I suppose things could be worse.
Jay Smouse: Oh, yeah? Like how? <static electricity sounds>
Wooton Bassett: Uh, oh! What was that?
John Whittaker: Uh, well, the power could go off.
Jay Smouse: Yep, that would be worse alright.
John Whittaker: Don't worry, the, uh, generator should kick in any minute.
Eugene Meltsner: Uh, you mean the generator I've been trying to fix?
|“||Vance King: Tell him what he's won, Jay!
Jay Smouse: Well Vance, Matthew has won seven unforgettable days and nights of degradation, denigration and humiliation!
Vance King: That's right, Jay! You'll be poked, pranked and prodded by some of the best in the business! You'll also receive physical harm at no extra cost!
|“||Jay Smouse: I love Water World. It's the only time I take a bath.
Priscilla Peterson: Ew!
|“||Cindy: Barrett didn't ask me to say this, but I think he's a really nice guy, and he wouldn't do anything to hurt your feelings
Priscilla Peterson: Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.
Jay Smouse: Oh gross! You've got to cut this out!
Barrett Jones: For once I agree with you Jay, we can all stop talking now!
|“||Jay Smouse: Here comes Harry the barbarian! Hide! Quick! The bushes!
Priscilla Peterson: Oh, not again. Ow, ow, ow, ow. How do you get used to this?
Jay Smouse: You build up a tolerance.
|“||Emily Jones: I’m on a case!
Jay Smouse: Yeah? Well, so am I. And I bet my case is bigger than your case.
Emily Jones: Oh, really?
Jay Smouse: Yeah, like yours is probably just a little case with clip lock combination thingies, where my case is like a big trunk with lots of compartments and huge steel padlocks that are STRONG...
Buck Oliver: Weren’t you goin’ to your uncle’s?
Jay Smouse: Oh, yeah, yeah…got lost in the metaphor for a second.
|“||Jay Smouse: Go ahead and deny it!!
Buck Oliver: All right. I deny it.
Jay Smouse: Oh.
|“||Valerie Swanson: I hate literature. Going to lit class is gonna be like, like going to prison.
Jay Smouse: Yeah! We'll be like inmates on one of those British ships she talked about today-where only one out of every five prisoners survived.
|“||Jay Smouse: How was I to know your junk was organized? I mean, it's junk.
|“||Zoe Grant: We have a great show planned for you today. Our special guest is Jay Smouse, also known as-
Jay Smouse: Childhood star, beloved actor, local celebrity, dreamboat extraordinaire, take your pick.
Zoe Grant: One of the biggest mouths in town!
Jay Smouse: That wasn't one of your options!
|“||Jay Smouse: Practice, yeah yeah yeah! That’s a great idea! Wait how do you practice spontaneity?
|“||Buck Oliver: What are you doing?
Jay Smouse: Ahh! Me? I was just admiring your truck.
Buck Oliver: This truck?
Jay Smouse: Yeah, it's ...um... big!
Buck Oliver: You have a thing about big trucks?
Jay Smouse: Oh yeah. Ever since I was a kid, you know, rrrr,honk honk,rrchrrr,back it up, parallel park... with a truck.
Buck Oliver: If you want to make friends, don't ever do noises like that again, OK?
Jay Smouse: Yeah.
|“||Jay Smouse: Make way, make way, Atlas is entering the building.
John Whittaker: Jay! Here, let me help you with that.
Jay Smouse: No, don't do it, it's carefully stacked. I'm a human Jenga puzzle.
|“||Jay Smouse: Excuse me, Mr. America.
Jay Smouse: Oh. Pardon me.
|“||Jay Smouse: Now listen. I saw Emily with the new kid, Buck.
Matthew Parker: Uh, what about it?
Jay Smouse: I don't trust him.
Matthew Parker: Why not?
Jay Smouse: Because he's not to be trusted.
Matthew Parker: Jay, putting the words in a different order doesn't make it clearer.
|“||Eugene Meltsner: Watch the counter for a moment, will you?
Jay Smouse: Watch the counter. Watch the counter? Ooooh cool!! Free ice cream for the counter watcher!!
|“||Jay Smouse: Ugh. Yes, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Olivia Parker: See! Even Jay learned things!
Jay Smouse: Ah, no he didn't.
Olivia Parker: You just quoted Charles Dickens from "David Copperfield."
Jay Smouse: Wrong! It wasn't from David Copperfield, it was the opening lines of "A Tale of Two Cities," which I looked at because it took place during the French Revolution which had a lot of cool stuff like guillotines. So there!
Olivia Parker: I'm not going to comment on that.
|“||Wally Haggler: I think it's time for you to go home.
Jay Smouse: But what about Hangman's Hollow?
Wally Haggler: Go home!
Jay Smouse: <sputtering> No- really- but I...
Wally Haggler: Seriously, Jay; your mother's calling you for dinner.
Jay Smouse: No, she isn't! <phone rings>
Wally Haggler: You were saying?
Jay Smouse: <gasps> Now that's just creepy...
|“||Jay Smouse: So what's that little contraption there? Today's project?
Matthew Parker: It's..
Nelson Swanson: An Appleberry phone that we found by the creek.
Matthew Parker: ..none of your business.. Good job, Nelson.
|“||Buck Oliver: What was going on?
Jay Smouse: A friend of my uncle's got sick.
Buck Oliver: Is that why the cops were around?
Jay Smouse: Yeah. You know, they take sickness seriously around here, so...
Buck Oliver: It's a crime to get sick in this town?
|“||Jay Smouse: <to tune of Hail to the Chief> Hail to Jay Smouse who wins the scavenger hunt. Barrett Jones loses cause he's such a chump.
|“||John Whittaker: Well, we should do something fun instead of feeling sorry for ourselves.
Jay Smouse: I dunno, I kinda like feeling sorry for myself.
|“||Vance King: I thought that was you! ye- what did you do to your eye?
Jay Smouse: Uh, freak spit ball accident?
Vance King: Huh?
|“||Connie Kendall: You guys are here just in time-
Jay Smouse: For cake!!
|“||Jay Smouse: I'm just saying! We'll talk - later.
Matthew Parker: Um, OK. But Jay! Jay! Is it my imagination, or are things getting weird around here?
Jay Smouse: Things are getting weird!
Matthew Parker: Will you come out from behind there?
Jay Smouse: No! I'm really gone this time. See Ya!!
|“||Olivia Parker: Hi, Mrs. Meltsner.
Katrina Meltsner: Oh, Olivia!
Jay Smouse: And Jay! Jay's here... and pretty much everyone else from class, and a few kids we picked up along the way. And a dog, and my imaginary friend Bob, and...
|“||Jay Smouse: Well, well, well, if it isn't Barrett. Skinny as a carrot, mangy like a ferret.
Barrett Jones: Huh? Oh. Hi, Jay.
|“||Priscilla Peterson: What would Barrett say?
Jay Smouse: Barrett? I don't know. How about: Duh...
|“||Jay Smouse: I just overheard the worst news.
Olivia Parker: Like what?
Jay Smouse: Well, it started when Katrina came in and Eugene called her his Little Buttercup - seriously....
|“||Jay Smouse: <baby talk> Little Barrett has a passion for baby books!
|“||Jason Whittaker: It's an area we used to tell stories about—you know, ghosts and monsters and those kinds of things? I'm sure you and your friends have a place like that.
Jay Smouse: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, but we call it the school lunchroom.
|“||Wally Haggler: Did you write everything down?
Jay Smouse: I think so, but I had to scribble on [the front of] this receipt from the hardware store, so it's kind of mixed up.
Wally Haggler: Let's hear it.
Jay Smouse: They drove the big truck back to a very nice house in a 40 gallon trash can.
Wally Haggler: What?
Jay Smouse: Sorry. Brentwood Estates. Then, they took the sheets off the hex-head cap screws.
Wally Haggler: Jay!
Jay Smouse: Furniture! Furniture! I told you this was a mess. And then they drove the big truck down to a lot near Gower's Field where the Tub Shelf Utility Cart is set up.
Wally Haggler: Uncle Archie's Carnival
Jay Smouse: Yeah, that. Then they got into a PVC plastic fitting.
Wally Haggler: Pickup truck.
Jay Smouse: Pickup truck and drove here to an iron gate on chrome pike.
Wally Haggler: Gold Camp Road.
|“||Jay Smouse: I'd love to stay and chat, but that would keep me from, uh, leaving.
|“||Jay Smouse: Anyways, to put it in a little Spanish lingo: I'm donerito!
|“||Jay Smouse: Hey wait a minute, I didn't do anything wrong this time, I admitted I fell asleep! hahaha, Good for me.
Emily Jones: Yeah enjoy it while you can.
|“||Jay Smouse: Who knows that stuff?! Why does he know that kind of stuff?!
Emily Jones: Yeah, that's what I asked. But right now I'm glad he does.
|“||Jay Smouse: Gimme back those cards! Next up, Mark Morgan's message to all math maniacs in the middle school is meaningful if you mingle by the mezzanine for a momentous mix of methodological mayhem and a menagerie of multiplicative inversions. Ha ha! I bet I could say this backwards. Inversions multiplicative of menagerie a and mayhem methodological...
|“||Barrett Jones: Someone ate all of the maltballs out of the pinata last night..
Jay Smouse: Barrett!
Barrett Jones: What?
Jay Smouse: You stole them! How would you know that someone ate them unless that someone that ate them was you!
Barrett Jones: I just assumed that...
Jay Smouse: Put him in irons, throw away the key!
|“||Jay Smouse: Yeah, you heard me! Or do I have to say it again in Braille?
|“||Jay Smouse: But no time to talk. I've got to buy a life insurance policy, return a bike, and go get grounded. Probably for eternity. Au revoir-voir!
|“||Wally Haggler: You heard the man, Jay! We have to pull that switch!
Jay Smouse: That was no man. That was Matthew.
|“||Jay Smouse: I slept like a rock. Does that count?
|“||Harry (d): So, did you have something to tell me, or not?!
Jay Smouse: I like your shirt... it's a good color for you...
|“||Wally Haggler: Got it!!
Jay Smouse: Waahoo!! Uh, maybe we should get out of the way.
Wally Haggler: Run for it!!
Jay Smouse: Ahhh!!!
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