The Seven Deadly Dwarves

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#446b: “The Seven Deadly Dwarves”
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James 5:19

19My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back,

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The Seven Deadly Dwarves

“The Seven Deadly Dwarves” is episode #446b of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Jim Ware, and originally aired on May 13, 2000.


Bethany Shepard has a dream very loosely based on the Seven Deadly Sins.


Bethany explains to her parents that she learned about the seven deadly sins in Sunday School. On their way home from church, she dreams that she is Princess Snow DeWhite and is confronted by the Seven Deadly Dwarves. They persuade her that she should be queen over her father, but then enslave her. When her father comes to set her free, he gives himself in her place. Snow confronts the dwarves with the power of love and she and her father save the day.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Did the Deadly Dwarves follow through on the promises they made to Bethany?
    • How do you think this part of the story relates to your own life?
  2. How did Princess Snow DeWhite and the Good Stepladder Father escape the power of the Seven Deadly Dwarves?
  3. How can we be set free from the power of sin in our lives?
  4. At the end of this episode Eugene says that Bethany got the story "completely right." What did he mean by that?


Heard in episode

Role Voice Actor
Bethany Shepard Sara Pilgreen
Snow DeWhite Sara Pilgreen
Ben Shepard Jerry Houser
The Good Stepladder Father Jerry Houser
Aubrey Shepard Danielle Judovits
Ellen Shepard Carolyn Hennesy
Eugene Meltsner Will Ryan
Hardware Store Man Will Ryan
Magic Mirror Corey Burton
Narrator Corey Burton
Anger Unknown
Covetousness Unknown
Envy Unknown
Gluttony Unknown
Lust Unknown
Pride Unknown
Sloth Unknown
Jared Unknown

Mentioned in episode

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Jared DeWhite Ben Shepard


  • The Whit's End plot summary used to say that Aubrey had the dream, and Tom said that Bethany got the story 'completely right'.
  • To get the sound of walking in the cottage cheese house, Rob Jorgensen made a whole bunch of oatmeal and actually walked through it.
  • In "The Seven Deadly Dwarves," Snow DeWhite (Bethany) says "Down with the king! Long live the queen! Liberty, equality, fraternity!" The second half of the quote is the French national motto. The dwarves then sing "Hi ho" to the tune of the French national anthem.
  • VERSION DIFFERENCE: [view] VERSION DIFFERENCE: On the broadcast version, Chris comes on after the theme and says "Don't go away!" but she doesn't say anything in the album version.
  • In The Seven Deadly Dwarves, Aubrey's dad mentions that Aubrey's bugging equipment is still in his workshop, and he says she should take it back to the hardware store. But in Blind Girl's Bluff, Lisa Mulligan takes the equipment that she and Aubrey used to trick people back to the Electric Palace to get their money back. This is almost certainly the same equipment as mentioned in The Seven Deadly Dwarves, so how would Aubrey still have it? Very likely...Bart didn't give them their money back.
  • The magic mirror's voice, and behavior is based on the HAL 9000 computer from Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey saga. The mirror even shares a few lines with the famous computer. The movie would be similarly referenced in #537: “My Girl Hallie”.
  • The Good Stepladder Father's quote (below) may be an allusion to the children's film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where the evil King of Vulgaria is singing with his just-as-evil Queen.
  • This episode, along with Bethany's Flood, has developed notoriety among AIO fans for its frivolous and childish nature, leading many to christen it one of the worst of all time.


The Good Stepladder Father: She's my widdew tootsy-wootsy!
Snow DeWhite: Mutual, I'm sure.

Snow DeWhite: Oh well... here's a bed of lettuce. I guess I'll just take a little nap.

Unknown: One for the price of two! Don't think about it, just buy it!

Magic Mirror: She's in the Amazon rainforest.
The Good Stepladder Father: That's better- The Amazon rainforest?!