- Matthew redirects here. For other uses, see Matthew (disambiguation)
Matthew Parker is the second most recurring kid character with over seventy appearances. He is an inquisitive 12-13 year old who loves to tinker with things—often to the consternation of everyone around him. But when he isn't breaking and rebuilding stuff, he's helping Emily Jones solve mysteries around town through the Jones and Parker Detective Agency (Emily claims that he is her sidekick; his side of it is that they are partners). He is in a secret tinkerer's club that meets in Haggler's Junkyard. Matthew was also the third person to try the Inspiration Station, the other two being Whit and Connie. Matthew has a fear of public speaking. He loves food.
- Main article: Parker family
Matthew is the son of David Parker and Eva Parker and the middle of the three Parker children. He has an older sister, Olivia, and a younger sister, Camilla who loves soccer. His grandmother is Lucia Ortega.
- He takes French class.
- He once broke his wrist by trying to catapult over his neighbors' fence with a swing.
- He once removed 3 screws from the garbage disposal at Whit's End, though he ended up putting them back (#655: “The Inspiration Station, Part 1”).
- He once programmed his dad's GPS so it said they lived in Saskatchewan (#655: “The Inspiration Station, Part 1”).
- He was born in Odyssey.
- He once took apart a Turbo X-300 Laser Blaster Pinball Machine (#674: “Square One”).
- In a Room of Consequence adventure he became a youth pastor. (#718: “For Three Dollars More”)
- He has a crush on Suzu Rydell (#804: “The Key Suspect”)
- He loves to take apart his own and other people's gadgets.
- He can juggle (#850: “The Shame About Fame”).
- Whit taught him Morse code (#877: “A Sacrificial Escape”).
Matthew has appeared in the following albums:
- Album 51: Take it From the Top (8 episodes)
- Album 52: Cause and Effect (8 episodes)
- Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy (10 episodes)
- Album 54: Clanging Cymbals (5 episodes)
- Album 55: The Deep End (2 episodes)
- Album 56: The Grand Design (5 episodes)
- Album 57: A Call to Something More (1 episode)
- Album 58: The Ties That Bind (9 episodes)
- Album 59: Taking the Plunge (2 episodes)
- Album 60: Head Over Heels (2 episodes)
- Album 61: Without a Hitch (2 episodes)
- Album 62: Let's Put on a Show! (1 episode)
- Album 64: Under the Surface (4 episodes)
- Album 65: Expect the Unexpected (1 episode)
- Album 66: Trial by Fire (1 episode)
- Album 67: More Than Meets the Eye (2 episodes)
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1 (2 episodes)
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3 (2 episodes)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4 (1 episode)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5 (1 episode)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6 (3 episodes)
Matthew has appeared on the front cover of the following albums:
- Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy
- Album 58: The Ties That Bind
- Album 60: Head Over Heels
- Album 67: More Than Meets the Eye
See Parker quotes.