The Eternal Birthday

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#428a: “The Eternal Birthday”
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Job 36:10-11

10He makes them listen to correction and commands them to repent of their evil. 11If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.

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The Eternal Birthday

“The Eternal Birthday” is episode #428a of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Kathy Buchanan, and originally aired on October 30, 1999.


Liz Horton re-lives her birthday over and over again. She gets annoyed by the third time, and knows what's going to happen.


On her birthday, Liz wakes up to the alarm and a cheery invitation from her mom to the kitchen for Belgian waffles. The day progresses wonderfully. Her math class at school ends early to celebrate Liz's birthday with her favorite choca-mocha-chocolate-fudge cake with chocolate-chocolate-chunk ice cream. She receives gifts she has wanted. She hears a joke about lobsters and shrimp. Eugene promises her a gift if she will come to Whit's End the next day after school. After this day filled with fun, Liz wishes that everyday could be her birthday. Whit cautions her that she should be careful what she wishes for, because it might happen. Liz awakens the next day to find it is her birthday again! She is overjoyed at first, but after three days of the same birthday celebration, Liz tires of celebrating her birthday. She finds out that Eugene's gift to her is in the Room of Consequences when he engineers a repeat of her birthday several days in a row. At the end, she realizes that Whit knew what he was talking about.

Discussion Questions

  1. Why didn't Liz like having her birthday over and over again?
  2. Eugene said "be careful what you wish for." How did Liz discover that to be important?


Heard in episode

Role Voice Actor
Alex Jefferson Travis Tedford
Dale Horton Unknown
Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan
Homeless Man Will Ryan
John Whittaker Paul Herlinger
Liz Horton Lauren Schaffel
Mrs. Horton Carolyn Hennesy
Teacher Will Ryan

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Ashley Liz Horton




Alex Jefferson: Hey Liz! What do a lobster and a shrimp have in common?
Liz Horton: You're going to say they're both crabby. But that's not very funny is it? So how 'bout, neither one of them can get flood insurance?
Alex Jefferson: You're right! That is funnier!