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Some very weird things are going on around town this year. Connie and Eugene are getting married?! Harlow Doyle actually solves a case? Mr. Whitaker is giving bad advice? Tom Riley sells his farm and The Timothy Center in order to become a rodeo cowboy? Can Mandy change Rodney Rathbone from being the town bully? What is going on? Is it all true? Along with these questions, Alex Jefferson experiences life without his parent's rules, we meet Arthur Dent and Alex's cousin Cal Jordan, and Mandy makes her writing debut with two original plays performed in front of a live studio audience at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Anaheim, California. These two plays were a huge success, and because of this Mandy continued to write. And, she wrote a beautiful KYDS radio drama about 4 fellow travelers in Little Land on their way to see the Great Wishy Woz. Admist the fun and questions, the gang at Whit's End learn how God perfectly guides our lives, even when it doesn't seem like it. Plus, a new radio / television station called Novacom moves to Odyssey and purchases some land on Tom Riley's property for the purpose of building a radio broadcasting tower. Everyone seems to be fine with Novacom. That is, everyone except for Whit. He feels very uneasy about the situation and believes Tom made a mistake letting Novacom build a tower on his property. Why is Whit uneasy about Novacom? Things get even more suspicious when Alex and Cal unearth a hidden modem hooked up to Whit's computer through an anonymous instant messenger named AREM. Who is AREM?
#437a: Sunset Bowlawater
Original Airdate: March 4, 2000
Scripture Reference: Luke 16:10-11
Theme: Responsibility
Writer: John Beebee
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Crackers, Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Eugene Meltsner, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Something’s wrong! It’s Mandy’s goldfish — he’s been murdered! But who did it? Can Harlow Doyle solve the case? Or will the answer come from a surprise witness?

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#437b: The Long Way Home
Original Airdate: March 4, 2000
Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:19-20
Theme: Contentment
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Billie, Cookie, Tommy, Lisa Mulligan, Tom Riley, Aubrey Shepard, Mandy Straussberg

Aubrey’s odd jobs pay off! She saves enough money to take a bus trip to the Connellsville Fun Park. But the bus — and her plans — wind up somewhere else!

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#438a: Lyin' Tale
Original Airdate: March 11, 2000
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 16:18
Theme: Honesty
Writer: Charlie Richards
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Alex Jefferson, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Dr. Morton, Aubrey Shepard, Ellen Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Aubrey takes out the trash — and gets a free ride to the hospital! What happens in between is quite a tale — something about a mountain lion. In fact, there’s a whole lotta lyin’ goin’ on!

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#438b: The Telltale Cat
Original Airdate: March 11, 2000
Scripture Reference: Numbers 32:23
Theme: Be sure your sin will find you out
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Bart Rathbone, Tom Riley, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, Stephen Straussberg (Dr.), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

David's conscience gets the better of him after he disposes of Mandy's cat.

#439: BTV: Grace
Original Airdate: March 18, 2000
Scripture Reference: Luke 15:11-32, Ephesians 2:8-9
Theme: Grace
Categories: BTV Episodes
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Todd Busteed
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed
Characters: Ezekiel, Jacob, Jesus (Yeshua), Levi, Noah, John Bunyan, Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Nathaniel Graham, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Mandy Straussberg, Bernard Walton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

B-TV presents various skits, stories, and clips to portray the importance of the grace and how it applies to our everyday lives.

#440: I Slap Floor
Original Airdate: April 1, 2000
Scripture Reference: Ecclesiastes 3:4
Theme: Gulibility
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Dr. Regis Blackgaard, Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Connie Kendall, Richard Maxwell, Eugene Meltsner, Sarah Prachett, Bart Rathbone, Tom Riley, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, Bernard Walton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Has everyone in Odyssey gone a little — kooky lately? Why is Tom selling the Timothy Center to Bart Rathbone? Is Eugene having second thoughts about marrying Katrina? And how in the world did Harlow Doyle finally solve a case? The whole town is having a really weird, wacky week!

Included in Collections: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams, Encore Collection

#441a: What Do You Think?
Original Airdate: April 8, 2000
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 2:10
Theme: Advice
Writer: John Beebee
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Characters: Liz Horton, Alex Jefferson, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Sarah Prachett, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

What if you could point a pen at your friends — and find out what they REALLY think? Whit helps Liz tune in to people’s thoughts. But is that knowledge what she REALLY wants to know?

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#441b: Idol Minds
Original Airdate: April 8, 2000
Scripture Reference: Exodus 32, Exodus 20:3
Theme: Idols
Writer: Charlie Richards
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Duane Harms
Sound Designer: Duane Harms
Characters: Alex Jefferson, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Who’s going to give everyone advice at Whit’s End when Whit’s away? Can a machine take his place — or just raise MORE questions?

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#442a: Two Roads
Original Airdate: April 15, 2000
Scripture Reference: John 14:6
Theme: Salvation
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Satan, Tony, Sunny Bealio, Mr. Farris, Mrs. Farris, Honest Simon Farris, Miss Fauvishum, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Two boys make different choices about stealing candy — a decision that takes their lives in different directions. But one day, they meet again — and you’ll never guess where!

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#442b: Sticks and Stones
Original Airdate: April 15, 2000
Scripture Reference: James 3:1-12
Theme: Impact of hurtful words
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Matthew Peterson, Rick Peterson, Bart Rathbone, Doris Rathbone, Rodney P. Rathbone, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Bart Rathbone tries to run an old enemy out of town to prevent him from opening up a competing electronic shop.

#443: Changing Rodney
Original Airdate: April 22, 2000
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 4:32
Theme: Changing others
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Miss Hamer, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Rodney P. Rathbone, Principal Skinner, Mandy Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

He’s mean. He’s rude. He’s crude. He’s Rodney Rathbone. And Mandy thinks it’s time for him to change. Eugene offers Mandy some good advice about changing bad people into good people. Or, at least it SEEMED like good advice. Is Rodney changing? And why is Mandy looking through her math teacher’s desk drawer?

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#444a: Career Moves
Original Airdate: April 29, 2000
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 19:8
Theme: Honesty
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Nathaniel Graham, Bart Rathbone, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Bart Rathbone takes Nathaniel on as an apprentice and teaches him how to run a business.

#444b: The Bad Guy
Original Airdate: April 29, 2000
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 4:26-27
Theme: Temptation
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Mugsy, Vince, Connie Kendall, Nick Mulligan, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Can God turn a bully and a bruiser into a certified saint? Nick tries to prove that his old friend Vince’s saintly ways are just another con — and gets a valuable lesson in forgiveness.

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#444c: Bethany's Flood
Original Airdate: May 28, 2000
Scripture Reference: Genesis 6-8
Theme: Trusting God
Categories: Biblical Episodes
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Columbo, El Nino, Hamlet (Bethany: Noah's Son), Jefferson, Noah, Noah's wife, Sam (Bethany: Noah's Son), Connie Kendall, Aubrey Shepard, Ben Shepard, Bethany Shepard, Ellen Shepard

Join Bethany as she takes a wild ride on Noah’s ark and discovers that good things happen when we trust and obey!

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#445: No Boundaries
Original Airdate: May 6, 2000
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 13:1
Theme: Rules
Writer: John Beebee
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Alex Jefferson, Mr. Jefferson, Rachel Jefferson, Principal Johnson, Patrick O'Ryan (Officer / Captain), David Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

No rules! The ability to do whatever you want whenever you want! What could be better? Alex is free to make his own decisions after his mom and dad take a new approach to parenting. It opens the door to all kinds of possibilities! But — when anything goes — will Alex go for anything?

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#446a: A Matter of Manners
Original Airdate: May 13, 2000
Scripture Reference: James 5:19
Theme: Judging others
Writer: John Beebee
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Russell, Alex Jefferson, Principal Johnson, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Alex and David are banned from Whit’s End! And Whit tells them not to return until they learn some manners. But when the two become “etiquette experts” — they’re even more unpopular!

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#446b: The Seven Deadly Dwarves
Original Airdate: May 13, 2000
Scripture Reference: James 5:19
Theme: Sin
Writer: Jim Ware
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Anger, Covetousness, Envy, Gluttony, Jared, Lust, Pride, Sloth, Snow DeWhite, Eugene Meltsner, Aubrey Shepard, Ben Shepard, Bethany Shepard, Ellen Shepard

Bethany dreams of being a princess. She wanders into the rainforest only to encounter seven deadly dwarfs!

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#447: Potlucks and Poetry
Original Airdate: May 20, 2000
Scripture Reference: Exodus 20:12
Theme: Family
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Phil Lollar
Producer: Johnathon Crowe
Sound Designer: Johnathon Crowe
Characters: Harlow Doyle (Private Eye), Eugene Meltsner, Aubrey Shepard, Ben Shepard, Bethany Shepard, Betty Shepard, Ellen Shepard, Grandpa Shepard

Moms and dads — sometimes you just can’t take them anywhere!Aubrey looks forward to a poetry reading at Whit’s End — but her parents’ church picnic threatens to interfere with her plans. Should she ask her parents to the reading? Or would they just — embarrass her?

Included in Collections: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams, Life Lessons: Respect (Volume 11)

#448: Mandy's Debut
Original Airdate: May 27, 2000
Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:23
Theme: Responsibility
Categories: Plays , Live Episodes
Writers: Charlie Richards, Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Johnathon Crowe, Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designers: Johnathon Crowe, Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Nathaniel Graham, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Mandy Straussberg, Bernard Walton, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

There’s a seat for you in the audience — to listen to Mandy’s play about life at Whit’s End.the play focuses on Eugene, Connie and Bernard — they’re all smart enough to follow a few simple instructions. Right!? But mistakes mount up as this trio goes BELOW the call of duty. Then — when word gets out that Whit’s at the hospital his friends come down with a bad case of guilt.

Included in Collection: #34: In Your Wildest Dreams

#449: The Big Deal (Part 1)
Original Airdate: September 30, 2000
Scripture Reference: Matthew 11:2-19
Theme: Standing up for your faith
Categories: Biblical Episodes , Imagination Station Episodes
Writer: John Beebee
Director: Paul McCusker
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Jarus, John the Baptist, Micah, Aubrey Shepard, Ben Shepard, Ellen Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Aubrey comes home with some great news! She’s got the lead role in a play! There’s only one problem — her mom and dad won’t let her be in it. But Aubrey won’t take no for an answer — and takes a trip in the Imagination Station to find out how she can stand up to her parents.

Included in Collections: #35: The Big Picture, Bible Eyewitness: Collector's Edition

#450: The Big Deal (Part 2)
Original Airdate: October 7, 2000
Scripture Reference: Matthew 11:2-19
Theme: Standing up for your faith
Categories: Biblical Episodes , Imagination Station Episodes
Writer: John Beebee
Director: Paul McCusker
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Herodius, Jarus, John the Baptist, Julius, Micah, Salome, King Herod, Aubrey Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

She wants to be tough so she can stand up to her parents! Will Aubrey return from the Imagination Station with the strength to get what she wants? Aubrey is in jail — and in chains. But it’s only because she’s fallen in with the RIGHT group of people. She’s about to learn what it REALLY means to be tough.

Included in Collections: #35: The Big Picture, Bible Eyewitness: Collector's Edition

#451: Life Trials of the Rich and Famous
Original Airdate: October 14, 2000
Scripture Reference: James 2:1-7
Theme: Showing partiality
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Paul McCusker
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Mr. Graham, Nathaniel Graham, Liz Horton, Alex Jefferson, Sarah Prachett, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Nathaniel is acting strange all of a sudden. Has something changed? Why doesn’t he want people to come to his house any more? Nathaniel takes an interest in the stock market. But when his friends try to find out what’s up, they learn that Nathaniel has moved — and wait ‘til you hear WHERE! Nathaniel’s big life-style change!

Included in Collection: #35: The Big Picture

#452: Missionary: Impossible
Original Airdate: October 21, 2000
Scripture Reference: Matthew 28:12
Theme: Evangelism
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Paul McCusker
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Nathaniel Graham, Alex Jefferson, Sarah Prachett, Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Talking to cannibals — and riding elephants — these are things Alex IMAGINES that missionaries do. Sounds pretty cool, right? Alex decides to become a missionary. All he needs is the money to get there! But with Nathaniel’s help, getting donations will be easy — won’t it? Or is it possible to use too much imagination?

Included in Collection: #35: The Big Picture

#453: The Great Wishy Woz (Part 1)
Original Airdate: October 28, 2000
Scripture Reference: John 14:6
Theme: God's protection / Folly of humanism
Categories: KYDS Radio Episodes
Writer: John Beebee
Director: John Beebee
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Aunt Bea, Dotty, Fairy Oddmother, Nono, Metal Guy, Mr. I AM (Fisherman), Manny Kin, Louie Little, Mystic Mountain Lion, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Great Wishy Woz (Melvin Nerfwiddle / The Woz)

Asking for directions from people who are going nowhere can have serious consequences! Dottie and Nono wind up in a strange land — and try to find their way home. The Big Wide Road seems to be the path to take for the answers — and Dottie meets some new friends who decide to go with her. Will Dottie find what she’s looking for?

Included in Collections: #35: The Big Picture, Adventures in Odyssey 10CD Set, AIO Platinum Collection, AIO Sampler: The Great Wishy Woz

#454: The Great Wishy Woz (Part 2)
Original Airdate: November 4, 2000
Scripture Reference: John 14:6
Theme: God's protection / Folly of humanism
Categories: KYDS Radio Episodes
Writer: John Beebee
Director: John Beebee
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Aunt Bea, Dotty, Fairy Oddmother, Leopold the Librarian, LuLu the Guru, Murray, Nono, Wicked and Mean and Generally Not Very Nice Woman, Metal Guy, Mr. I AM (Fisherman), Manny Kin, Mystic Mountain Lion, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Great Wishy Woz (Melvin Nerfwiddle / The Woz)

Asking for directions from people who are going nowhere can have serious consequences! Dottie and Nono wind up in a strange land — and try to find their way home. The Big Wide Road seems to be the path to take for the answers — and Dottie meets some new friends who decide to go with her. Will Dottie find what she’s looking for?

Included in Collections: #35: The Big Picture, Adventures in Odyssey 10CD Set, AIO Platinum Collection, AIO Sampler: The Great Wishy Woz

#455: Best Laid Plans
Original Airdate: November 11, 2000
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 16:9
Theme: God's will
Categories: The Timothy Center Episodes
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Paul McCusker
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Amy, Josh, Leslie (2-Large), Steve, Tony (Leader of "The Brothers"), Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, Jason Whittaker (Agent 1131)

A hush falls over the crowd — but it’s because the main speaker is missing! Jason is caught in a rainstorm, and Connie must find a way to control an audience of rival gang members. What will she do? And where’s Jason? Could this rainstorm be the best thing that’s ever happened to him?

Included in Collection: #35: The Big Picture

#456: The Worst Day Ever
Original Airdate: November 18, 2000
Scripture Reference: Job
Theme: Christian living
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Mr. Hoobler, Alex Jefferson, Connie Kendall, Sarah Prachett, Mandy Straussberg, Rachel Straussberg

Mandy has a day filled with mistakes, mishaps and misfortunes. A dead watch battery causes Mandy to arrive late to her first class — and the rest of her day spins into a comedy of errors! From detention — to a cut on her lip — Mandy looks forward to being safe in her bed! What did she do to deserve a day like this?

Included in Collection: #35: The Big Picture

#457: Opportunity Knocks
Original Airdate: December 2, 2000
Scripture Reference: Psalm 37
Theme: God's will
Writer: Marshal Younger
Director: Paul McCusker
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Part of Saga: Novacom Saga
Characters: Arthur Dent, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, Aubrey Shepard, Ben Shepard, Bethany Shepard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

There’s a rumor going around — that the Timothy Center may be closing! Tom is hit by hard times. Opportunity comes knocking when a businessman named Preston Dent offers to buy some of Tom’s land — an offer that seems to be an answer to prayer. But Whit has a very bad feeling about it.

Included in Collections: #35: The Big Picture, Novacom

#458: Red Herring
Original Airdate: December 9, 2000
Scripture Reference: 1 Thessalonians 4:11
Theme: Curiosity
Writer: John Beebee
Director: Paul McCusker
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Part of Saga: Novacom Saga
Characters: AREM, Miss Hayley, Alex Jefferson, Mr. Jefferson, Rachel Jefferson, Cal Jordan, Connie Kendall, Mark Maddox (Detective), Officer Sedgwick, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Curiosity leads to trouble — and then it leads to even more curiosity! Cal and Alex take a tour of Campbell College. It’s just an ordinary tour — until they see Eugene dart into a restricted area. They’ve got to find out what he’s doing. They even hack their way into the college computer. What’s Eugene’s big secret?

Included in Collections: #35: The Big Picture, Novacom

#459: Slumber Party
Original Airdate: December 16, 2000
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 27:17
Theme: Friendship
Writer: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Director: Kathy Wierenga-Buchanan
Producer: Rob Jorgensen
Sound Designer: Rob Jorgensen
Characters: Liz Horton, Alex Jefferson, Sarah Prachett, David Straussberg, Mandy Straussberg, Rachel Straussberg, Stephen Straussberg (Dr.)

When the girls of Odyssey have a slumber party, they’re very polite — and dignified. Everything is under control. Almost. Liz and Sarah share an innocent sleepover at Mandy’s house. But what dangers are lurking outside in the night? Will the morning ever arrive?

Included in Collection: #35: The Big Picture