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01: The Adventure Begins
StarStarStarStar
June 2003

These twelve shows laid the groundwork for the imaginative writing, lively characters, and heartwarming stories that are the hallmark of “Odyssey.” If you are an “Odyssey” veteran, then sit back and relive a bit of history. If you’ve only recently started listening to the series, these early shows will be a real treat. Previously released as The Early Classics.


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Episodes
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001: Whit's Flop
StarStarStar

November 21, 1987   Davey Holcomb feels like a failure and can't seem to do anything right. But Whit shows him that even the biggest failure can be used for God's work.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Phil Lollar
D: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (10)
Goofs (2)

Amanda (a), Davey Holcomb, John Whittaker, Ralph (a), Tom Riley
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002: The Life of the Party
StarStarStar Half

November 28, 1987   Craig is a funny kid that makes people laugh. But he is having problems at home and takes it out on the kids at Whit's End.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Paul McCusker
D: Phil Lollar & Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (4)
Allusions (1)

Amanda (a), Bill Moorhead, Craig Moorhead, Freddy (a), Joan Moorhead, John Whittaker, Tom Riley
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004: Connie Comes to Town
StarStarStar

December 12, 1987   Whit's End is packed with so many customers that Whit can't handle it by himself. Fortunately, a girl by the name of Connie Kendall comes to work for him while she tries to earn some money to return home to California.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
D: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (4)

Bobby Novak, Connie Kendall, Freddy (b), John Whittaker, Tom Riley
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005: Gifts for Madge and Guy
StarStarStarStarStar Half

December 19, 1987   Whit tells the people in Whit's End a story about Madge and Guy, who are willing to sacrifice their most treasured possessions for one another.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
D: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (4)
Goofs (1)
Allusions (3)
Quotes (2)

Connie Kendall, Officer David Harley, Ethel (a), Mr. Fishbine, Guy, John Whittaker, Lisa, Madge (a), Morty Fishbine, Phil (a), Tom Riley
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006: The Day After Christmas
StarStarStar

December 26, 1987   Annie McNeal goes with Whit to the Foster Creek ghetto. Unfortunately, Annie falls into some danger when a gang starts causing trouble around one of the neighborhoods.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Paul McCusker
D: Phil Lollar & Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (2)
Goofs (1)
Allusions (2)

Annie McNeil, John Whittaker, Theresa Rossini
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007: Promises, Promises
StarStarStar

January 02, 1988   Connie is writing to her best friend Marcy about the various people and places of her new home: Odyssey.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Phil Lollar
D: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (4)
Goofs (1)

Connie Kendall, Officer David Harley, John Whittaker, Lisa, Phil (a), Tom Riley
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010: Nothing to Fear
StarStarStar Half

January 23, 1988   Shirley seems to be afraid of everything! But when Shirley's courage it put to the test, she has to put her fears behind her.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Paul McCusker
D: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (4)
Goofs (1)

Connie Kendall, Danny, Jake, John Whittaker, Luthor, Shirley Zigler, Mrs. Zigler
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012: The Tangled Web
StarStarStarStar Half

February 06, 1988   In a story written by Whit, Connie learns about the consequences of telling little white lies and how they effect those we love.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Phil Lollar
D: Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (4)
Goofs (2)
Allusions (1)

Connie Kendall, Officer David Harley, Harry Snoopnagle, Humphrey, Jane Forsithe, Jeremy Forsithe, John Whittaker, Roger Forsithe
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017: A Member of the Family I
StarStarStarStar Half

March 12, 1988   Whit's grandson Monty comes to visit him but starts causing problems for Whit and the rest of the town when Monty starts acting out, feeling his grandfather has been treated him unfairly.
The Adventure Begins
W: Susan McBride
D: Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (2)
Goofs (1)

Jana Whittaker-Dowd, John Whittaker, Monty Whittaker-Dowd, Tom Riley
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018: A Member of the Family II
StarStarStarStar Half

March 19, 1988   Whit's grandson Monty comes to visit him but starts causing problems for Whit and the rest of the town when Monty starts acting out, feeling his grandfather has been treated him unfairly.
The Adventure Begins
W: Steve Harris
D: Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (2)

Jana Whittaker-Dowd, John Whittaker, Monty Whittaker-Dowd, Tom Riley
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019: Recollections
StarStarStarStarStar Half

March 26, 1988   Tom tells Connie the story of Whit's wife, Jenny, and her battle for the Fillmore building which is the present-day Whit's End.
The Adventure Begins
Odyssey USA
W: Phil Lollar
D: Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (7)
Goofs (1)

Connie Kendall, Officer David Harley, Jenny, Jenny Whittaker, John Whittaker, Philip Glossman, Tom Riley
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027: A Change of Hart
StarStar

May 21, 1988   Freddie Hart tries everything to become popular but everyone teases him. His father tells him to turn to God.
The Adventure Begins
W: Paul McCusker
D: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (4)
Allusions (1)

Freddie Hart, Gordie, Mrs. Hart, Mr. Hart, Miss Kirston, Principal Seabury
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