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As the number of adventures in Odyssey increase, we start to learn more about the town and its surrounding area. For example, in this year there is a 2-part episode that introduces Camp What-A-Nut, a youth camp located in a woodsy area near Odyssey. We also learn about the history of Whit's End and how Whit came to creating it, leading to a growing resentment on the part of city councilman Philip Glossman. Odyssey's resident bully, Rodney Rathbone, makes his first appearance in this year and so does his father. Another milestone in this year is the introduction to Odyssey's first major family, the Barclay family, in the 2-parter Family Vacation. Then after a tornado nearly destroys Whit's End, the kids start their own radio station called KYDS radio. A major foreshadowing of the Imagination Station is presented to Connie as she goes back in time to witness David fighting Goliath, which contributes to her life-changing trip to California. And, amid all the chaos and newness, a young brilliant computer student makes his way to becoming an employee at Whit's End - Eugene Meltsner. We also learn that there is more to Whit's End than meets the eye…
#7: Promises, Promises
Original Airdate: January 2, 1988
Scripture Reference: Romans 3:23
Theme: Effects of sin
Writer: Phil Lollar
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producer: Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Lisa, Phil, Davey Holcomb, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Connie makes out an enormous list of New Year's resolutions ... and learns a very important lesson about the foolishness of making promises you can't keep — even if you make them to yourself.

Included in Collections: #1: The Early Classics, The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Gold Audio #1), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1), Odyssey USA, True Riches, Lasting Treasures, Adventures in Odyssey

#8: Dental Dilemma
Original Airdate: January 9, 1988
Scripture Reference: Psalm 27:1
Theme: Teasing / Fear
Writer: Susan McBride
Directors: Chuck Bolte, Steve Harris
Producers: Steve Harris, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designers: Steve Harris, Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Bob Forbes, Emily Forbes, Jean Forbes, Mark Forbes, Frank Graves, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

When Emily Forbes' dentist finds out that Emily's brother has been terrorizing her into thinking that the dentist is going to pull all her teeth out, he and Emily prepare a plan of their own to show her brother a thing or two.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)

#9: Doing Unto Others
[Was Remade As Episode #116: Issac The Benevolent]
Original Airdate: January 16, 1988
Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31
Theme: The Golden Rule
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Big Ed, Linda, Johnny Bickle, Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Johnny Bickle's struggling to understand the golden rule, and every time he tries to be nice to people, the reaction he gets is very discouraging.

Included in Collection: Odyssey USA

#10: Nothing to Fear
!! PARENTAL WARNING !!
Original Airdate: January 23, 1988
Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:18
Theme: Fear
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Danny, Luthor, Jake Barns, Connie Kendall, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Mrs. Zigler, Shirley Zigler

Sharon Ziegler is afraid of just about everything. When a real emergency comes up at Whit's End, Sharon is forced to face her absolute WORST fear. Will she discover courage or run and hide?

Included in Collections: #1: The Early Classics, The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Gold Audio #1), Odyssey USA, Adventures in Odyssey

#11: Addictions Can Be Habit Forming
Original Airdate: January 30, 1988
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 6:12
Theme: Addiction
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes
Writers: Jim Adams, Steve Harris
Director: Steve Harris
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Bobby, Joey Donovan, Stefanie Donovan, Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Stephanie's friend Joey tries to help her lose weight, but it's even harder than he ever thought.

#12: The Tangled Web
Original Airdate: February 6, 1988
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 12:22
Theme: Lying
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Humphrey, Jane Forsithe, Jeremy Forsithe, Roger Forsithe, Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, Harry Snoopnagle, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

When Connie decides to go to a concert without telling her mother, Whit tells her the story about a young boy named Jeremy Forsythe who learns the hard way that one lie usually leads to another ... and another ... and another.

Included in Collections: #1: The Early Classics, The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Gold Audio #1), Odyssey USA, Adventures in Odyssey, Life Lessons: Honesty (Volume 7), Amazing Stories Series #1: Honesty, AIO Platinum Collection

#13: Bobby's Valentine
[Was Remade As Episode #117: The Trouble With Girls]
Original Airdate: February 13, 1988
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 13
Theme: Crushes
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Jeff, Amy Duran, Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, Bobby Novak, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Bobby has a problem. A girl at school has a crush on him and doesn't know what to do. He seeks to find out how to "get rid of her."

Included in Collection: Odyssey USA

#14: Missed It By That Much
[Was Remade As Episode #119: Better Late Than Never]
Original Airdate: February 20, 1988
Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:1-13
Theme: Tardiness
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes , Twilife Zone Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, Rod Serly, Frank Weaver, Mrs. Weaver, Rachel Weaver, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Rachel Weaver has a problem with being late, and is in danger of getting kicked off the volleyball team. She must overcome several obstacles to get to the game on time.

Included in Collection: Odyssey USA

#15: My Brother's Keeper
Original Airdate: February 27, 1988
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 12:18
Theme: Sibling rivalry
Writers: Phil Lollar, Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Jimmy, Dean Callas, Mr. Callas, Mrs. Callas, Phillip Callas, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Phillip Callas gets angry during baseball practice and tells his younger brother Dean to go home. When Dean doesn't return home, the police get involved and try to track down the boy.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)

#16: No Stupid Questions
Original Airdate: March 5, 1988
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 18:15
Theme: Respect / Knowledge
Writer: Susan McBride
Director: Steve Harris
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Chris Gottlieb, Carol Stevens, Meg Stevens, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Chris Gottlieb, a man in a wheelchair, and Meg Stevens, a girl with a lot of questions, form an odd friendship when they help each other out.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)

#17: A Member of the Family (Part 1)
Original Airdate: March 12, 1988
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 3:11-12, Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:4
Theme: Discipline / Family conflict
Writer: Susan McBride
Director: Steve Harris
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Jimmy, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Jana Whittaker-Dowd, Monty Whittaker-Dowd

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.

Included in Collection: The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Gold Audio #1)

#18: A Member of the Family (Part 2)
Original Airdate: March 19, 1988
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 3:11-12, Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:4
Theme: Discipline / Family conflict
Writer: Steve Harris
Director: Steve Harris
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Jana Whittaker-Dowd, Monty Whittaker-Dowd

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.

Included in Collection: The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Gold Audio #1)

#19: Recollections
Original Airdate: March 26, 1988
Scripture Reference: Galations 6:9
Theme: Perseverance / Integrity
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Steve Harris
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: Martie Echito
Part of Saga: Applesauce Saga, Darkness Before Dawn
Characters: Doctor, Jenny, Phillip Glossman, Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, Jenny Whittaker (Morrow), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Tom Riley tells Connie about some precious moments from Mr. Whittaker's past — including the beginning of a special and wonderful place called Whit's End.

Included in Collections: #1: The Early Classics, The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Gold Audio #1), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1), Adventures in Odyssey 10CD Set, Discovering Odyssey

#20: Mike Makes Right
Original Airdate: April 2, 1988
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 16:18, Matthew 20:25-28
Theme: Pride / Power / Bullies
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: Martie Echito
Characters: Freddy, Sam (Stomach Punching), School Secretary, Billy Barton, Mike Caldwell (Magnificent), Mrs. Caldwell, Donnie Hollman, Principal Jones, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

After putting Odyssey Elementary's biggest bully in his place, Mike Caldwell discovers the dangers that can result from becoming a hero.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3)

#21: The Case of the Missing Train Car
[Was Remade As Episode #118: What Happened To The Silver Streak?]
Original Airdate: April 9, 1988
Scripture Reference: Matthew 18:21-35, 1 Corinthians 13:7
Theme: Forgiveness / Unconditional love
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes , Mystery Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, Warren Summers, Michelle Terry, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Michelle Terry lives in a halfway house due to a previous lifestyle. She finds that those close to her are placing the blame for something she may or may not have done.

#22: A Simple Addition
Original Airdate: April 16, 1988
Scripture Reference: Romans 12:10
Theme: Sibling rivalry
Writer: Susan McBride
Directors: Phil Lollar, Paul McCusker
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Joe Rogers, Nicky Rogers, Shannon Rogers, Shelly Rogers, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

In an effort to get attention, young Nicky does whatever he can to get his parents to stop thinking about their soon-to-be-born child.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)

#23: The Quality of Mercy
[Was Remade As Episode #115: An Act of Mercy]
Original Airdate: April 23, 1988
Scripture Reference: Matthew 18:21-35
Theme: Mercy
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Ben, Officer David Harley, Robbie Holt, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Bill Williams, Scott Williams

Tom Riley catches Scott stealing his apples and breaking his fence and forgives him. However, Scott won't forgive someone who owes him money.

#24: Gotcha!
Original Airdate: April 30, 1988
Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:1-6
Theme: The occult
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Sylvia, Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, Philo Sanderson, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit notices that Connie is reading horoscopes and influencing the kids at Whit's End to use them, so he confronts her about the dangers of the occult.

#25: Harley Takes the Case (Part 1)
[Was Remade As Episode #121: Missing Person]
Original Airdate: May 7, 1988
Scripture Reference: Luke 15:11-32
Theme: Facing your problems / Responsibility
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Sherman, Jay Brandt, Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, Al Larsen, Steve Larson, Bill Smithson (Chief), Mr. Webster, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Officer Harley finds himself in a mystery when Steve Larson mysteriously disappears. He must sort through fact and fantasy to make his decisions.

#26: Harley Takes the Case (Part 2)
[Was Remade As Episode #121: Missing Person]
Original Airdate: May 14, 1988
Scripture Reference: Luke 15:11-32
Theme: Facing your problems / Responsibility
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Andy, State Trooper, Officer David Harley, Al Larsen, Barbara Larson, Steve Larson, Bill Smithson (Chief), John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Mrs. Wilkerson

Officer Harley finds himself in a mystery when Steve Larson mysteriously disappears. He must sort through fact and fantasy to make his decisions.

#27: A Change of Hart
Original Airdate: May 21, 1988
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 5:16-17
Theme: Salvation
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Gordie, Freddie Hart, Mr. Hart, Mrs. Hart, Miss Kirston, Principal Seabury

A young boy learns that it takes more than different surroundings to make him a different person. It's a look at how to have a true change of heart.

Included in Collection: The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Gold Audio #1)

#28: The Price of Freedom
Original Airdate: May 28, 1988
Scripture Reference: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Theme: God's will / Patriotism
Categories: Historical Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Epstein, Jimmy, Leo, Reeves, Ronny, Mr. Altman, Connie Kendall, Joyce McGinty, Kirk McGinty, Steve McGinty, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Kirk McGinty's image of his war-hero father is shattered by his teacher and Whit and Kirk's mother must step in to set them both straight.

Included in Collections: #6: Terrific Tales, Mysterious Missions, Mission: Accomplished (Gold Audio #6)

#29: Rumor Has It
Original Airdate: June 4, 1988
Scripture Reference: James 3:5-12
Theme: Gossip
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Steve Harris, Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: Martie Echito
Characters: Lucy Cunningham-Shultz-Davis, Jack Davis, Connie Kendall, John Kirban, Mr. Kirban, Alice Pringle, Peter Pringle, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Did you hear? A strange family moves into town, and the rumors about them fly thick and fast! Whit decides to do something about this little gossip problem — before it turns into a BIG problem!

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3), A Maze of Mysteries (Classics #2)

#30: Honor Thy Parents
Original Airdate: June 11, 1988
Scripture Reference: Exodus 20:12
Theme: Respect
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Cora, Owen Barker, Eula Fremont, Homer Fremont, Laura-Jean Fremont, Mr. Heath, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Kelly Woods

Laura Freemont feels her "hickish" parents aren't as sophisticated as they should be. Whit shows her that there's more to her mom and dad than meets the eye.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)

#31: Family Vacation (Part 1)
Original Airdate: June 18, 1988
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 10:25
Theme: Family
Categories: Barclay Family Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Jimmy Barclay, Mary Barclay, George Rand McNale Barclay, Donna Renae Barclay, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Jimmy Barclay and his family take off for their yearly vacation ... or at least, they TRY to. It's the hilarious beginning of one family's cross-country adventure — and the lessons they learn along the way.

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), Drive Time (Classics #7)

#32: Family Vacation (Part 2)
Original Airdate: June 25, 1988
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 10:25
Theme: Family
Categories: Barclay Family Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Chester, Grace (Chester's Wife), Ted (Chester's Son), Wendy, Jimmy Barclay, Mary Barclay, George Rand McNale Barclay, Donna Renae Barclay, Mr. Bostich, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

The Barclay family's summer vacation takes an unexpected turn when they end up stranded in a small town full of some very interesting characters.

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), Drive Time (Classics #7)

#33: The Day Independence Came
Original Airdate: July 2, 1988
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 28:16, Acts 5:29, 2 Corinthians 3:17
Theme: Freedom / Christian heritage
Categories: Historical Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: British Soldier, John Adams, John Dickenson, Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, John Hancock, Tom Riley, Irwin Springer, George Washington, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Go back in time with Irwin Springer as he visits the Continental Army camp and meets George Washington. Irwin then travels to Philadelphia, where he meets the patriots, who are debating over whether to sign a document called the Declaration of Independence.

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), Star-Spangled Stories (Classics #6), Adventures in Odyssey 10CD Set, Life Lessons: Citizenship (Volume 9), For God and Country, Star-Spangled Stories

#34: Stormy Weather
Original Airdate: July 9, 1988
Scripture Reference: Psalm 103, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Theme: Courage / Faith / Friendship
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Phil Lollar, Paul McCusker
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: Tim Hosman
Characters: Debbie (Connie's Friend), Connie Kendall, June Kendall, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Connie Kendall gets frustrated with life in a small town and decides to move back to California — right in the middle of a severe rainstorm! Will she go? CAN she go?

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1)

#35: V.B.S. Blues
Original Airdate: July 16, 1988
Scripture Reference: Daniel 3, Hebrews 4:12
Theme: Witnessing / Faith / God's provision
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Benny, Mary, Junior Bascomb, Ned Lewis, Eugene Mumford (Mugsy), Hank Shorter, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Pastor Williams

A troublemaker named Eugene "Mugsy" Mumford goes to his first Vacation Bible School and causes all sorts of problems for Ned Lewis. Will V.B.S. ever be the same?

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2)

#36: Kid's Radio
Original Airdate: July 23, 1988
Scripture Reference: Hebrews 10:36
Theme: Perseverance / Commitment
Categories: KYDS Radio Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Directors: Phil Lollar, Paul McCusker
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: Martie Echito
Characters: Benjamin (Kid's Radio Kid), Freddy, Leonard, Sherman, Ralph Adams, Brad Dillard, Mr. Dillard, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit and the gang take over the airwaves. When they start a radio station at Whit's End — just for kids! Don't touch that dial! Stay tuned and find out what happens.

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1), Good Grief: God's Love in the Midst of Sorrow

#37: Camp What-a-Nut (Part 1)
Original Airdate: July 30, 1988
Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Theme: Character
Categories: Camp What-A-Nut Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Marco Dibiasi, Ned Lewis, Donny McCoy, Gloria McCoy, Chas Wentworth, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Ned Lewis learns not to jump to conclusions about love ... Chas Wentworth finds out how to make friends ... and Donny McCoy discovers some important lessons about nature — and himself — during their stay at wacky "Camp What-A-Nut."

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2)

#38: Camp What-a-Nut (Part 2)
Original Airdate: August 6, 1988
Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Theme: Character
Categories: Camp What-A-Nut Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Marco Dibiasi, Ned Lewis, Donny McCoy, Gloria McCoy, Chas Wentworth, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Ned Lewis learns not to jump to conclusions about love ... Chas Wentworth finds out how to make friends ... and Donny McCoy discovers some important lessons about nature — and himself — during their stay at wacky "Camp What-A-Nut."

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2)

#39: The Case of the Secret Room (Part 1)
!! PARENTAL WARNING !!
Original Airdate: August 13, 1988
Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:24, 1 Timothy 6:10
Theme: Greed / Justice
Categories: Mystery Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Percival Fenwick, Ralph Howards (Inspector), Connie Kendall, Jami Martin, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

The discovery of a secret room in Whit's End leads Mr. Whittaker to a 50-year-old case of robbery and foul play! Join Whit and the gang for this exciting "who-done-it."

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), A Maze of Mysteries (Classics #2), Adventures in Odyssey 10CD Set, A Maze of Mysteries Travel Visor Pack, Classroom Editions

#40: The Case of the Secret Room (Part 2)
!! PARENTAL WARNING !!
Original Airdate: August 20, 1988
Scripture Reference: Matthew 6:24, 1 Timothy 6:10
Theme: Greed / Justice
Categories: Mystery Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Miss Barfield (Mystery Lady), Percival Fenwick, Ralph Howards (Inspector), Connie Kendall, Jami Martin, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Mr. Whittaker discovers several clues that help him solve a 50-year-old robbery and the mystery of the secret room in the basement at Whit's End. Find out "who-done-it" — and learn about the folly of greed!

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), A Maze of Mysteries (Classics #2), Adventures in Odyssey 10CD Set, A Maze of Mysteries Travel Visor Pack, Classroom Editions

#41: Return to the Bible Room
Original Airdate: August 27, 1988
Scripture Reference: Jonah, Ephesians 6:1-3
Theme: Obedience
Categories: Biblical Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: Martie Echito
Characters: Jonah, King of Ninevah, Lucy Cunningham-Shultz-Davis, Jack Davis, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Jack and Lucy imagine themselves on a ship in a terrible storm — and in the belly of a great fish with a man named Jonah! Find out what happens to them!

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), Bible Eyewitness: Hall of Faith

#42: The Last Great Adventure of the Summer
!! PARENTAL WARNING !!
Original Airdate: September 3, 1988
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 23:24
Theme: God's protection
Categories: Worldwide Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte, Steve Harris
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Steve Harris
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Maxim, Nigel (Man in the black gloves), Scotland Yard Detective, George Johnston (Catspaw), Terry Johnston, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Do you ever have one of THOSE days? Terry Johnston and his father are taking out the trash — and end up getting taken ON a wild and perilous trip around the world.

Included in Collections: #2: Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways, Stormy Weather And Other Grins, Grabbers and Great Getaways (Gold Audio #2), Drive Time (Classics #7), Life Lessons: Peer Pressure (Volume 5), Encore Collection

#43: Back to School
Original Airdate: September 10, 1988
Scripture Reference: Ecclesiastes 3, Hebrews 13:8
Theme: Friendship
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Anne, Eddie (Crazy), Krista, Leslie, Mr. Gairson (Mr. Gutwrench), Cindy Hansen, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

School is back in session again, and a young girl named Leslie has to adjust to a change in friends — and friends who change. It's a touching and funny look at a part of growing up!

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3), Amazing Stories Series #5: Friendship

#44: It Sure Seemed Like It To Me
[Remake of #FP5: You're Not Gonna Believe This…]
Original Airdate: September 17, 1988
Scripture Reference: Psalm 19:14, Ephesians 4:29
Theme: Integrity
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Leslie, Lucy Cunningham-Shultz-Davis, Mr. Gairson (Mr. Gutwrench), Jerry Haberman, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

A girl with a reputation for exaggeration learns an important lesson when she tries to tell the truth about an outrageous situation. It's a hilarious — and thoughtful — look at the hazards of lying.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)

#45: What Are We Going To Do About Halloween?
Original Airdate: October 22, 1988
Scripture Reference: Romans 12:2
Theme: Christian living
Categories: Halloween Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Brad, Leonard, Connie Kendall, Ed Renfield, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Pastor Williams

A Halloween party at Whit's End strives to teach the children of Odyssey to celebrate Saints and not demons on October 31.

Included in Collections: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16), Shedding Light on Dark Subjects

#46: The Shepherd and the Giant
Original Airdate: October 29, 1988
Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 16-17
Theme: Trusting God
Categories: Biblical Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold
Characters: Abinadab (King David's Brother), Eliab (King David's Brother), Goliath, Jesse (King David's Father), Samuel (Prophet), Shama, King David, Connie Kendall, King Saul, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

While cleaning up the Bible Room, Connie participates in an incredible encounter between a young man named David and huge bully called Goliath. You're just a stone's throw away from excitement!

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1), Adventures in Odyssey 10CD Set, Bible Eyewitness: Collector's Edition, AIO Platinum Collection

#47: A Single Vote
Original Airdate: November 5, 1988
Scripture Reference: Matthew 22:21
Theme: Civic duty
Categories: Historical Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Homer (Assistant to Sam Houston), Jones, Legislator Assistant, Messenger, Poll Volunteer #1, Poll Volunteer #2, Thompson, Mr. Baehr, Mr. Chairman, Horace Higgenbotham, Sam Houston, Connie Kendall, Mr. Lang, Madison Marsh, Richard Reynolds, Jamison Shoemaker, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Whit, Connie and the gang take a different kind of look at one of our greatest freedoms: The freedom to vote.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3)

#48: Heroes
Original Airdate: November 12, 1988
Scripture Reference: Hebrews 7:26
Theme: Heroes
Categories: Barclay Family Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold
Music By: John Campbell
Characters: Bobby (Photographer), Jeff, Salesman (Lightning's Sports Center), Jimmy Barclay, George Rand McNale Barclay, Connie Kendall, Melvin Livingston (Lightning Livingston), Frank Malone, John Avery Whittaker (Whit), Howard Wilby, Bruce Wilkins

Superstar basketball player "Lightning" Livingston opens a sports store in Odyssey, and Jimmy Barclay learns an important lesson about hero worship.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3)

#49: Thank You, God
Original Airdate: November 19, 1988
Scripture Reference: Romans 8:28, Ephesians 5:20
Theme: Thanksgiving
Categories: Thanksgiving Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Music By: Martie Echito
Characters: Rodney, Fiona Donneral, Connie Kendall, June Kendall, Agnes Riley (Rose), Tom Riley, Harold Whittaker, John Avery Whittaker (Young), John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

It’s time to be thankful! Join the festivities when Whit treats several friends to Thanksgiving dinner and to an important lesson about giving thanks to God in both good AND bad situations.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1), Good Grief: God's Love in the Midst of Sorrow, Discovering Odyssey, Encore Collection

#50: Karen
!! PARENTAL WARNING !!
Original Airdate: November 26, 1988
Scripture Reference: Psalm 23
Theme: Death
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold
Music By: Martie Echito
Characters: Bob, David, Mary Barclay, Donna Renae Barclay, Karen Crosby, Connie Kendall, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Roth, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Donna Barclay discovers the importance of faith when her best friend, Karen, becomes desperately ill. It's a heartfelt look at the reasons we believe.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1), Good Grief: God's Love in the Midst of Sorrow, Encore Collection

#51: Connie (Part 1)
Original Airdate: December 3, 1988
Scripture Reference: John 3:16, Romans 5:8
Theme: Salvation
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Bus Driver, Bus Passenger, Connie Kendall, June Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Audrey Nelson, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

While visiting her friends in California, Connie experiences several situations that may change her life. Find out what these situations are — and hear about the most important decision a person can make.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1), AIO Platinum Collection, Discovering Odyssey

#52: Connie (Part 2)
Original Airdate: December 10, 1988
Scripture Reference: John 3:16, Romans 5:8
Theme: Salvation
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold
Music By: Martie Echito
Characters: Marcy (Connie's Friend), Pamela (Connie's Friend), Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Audrey Nelson, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

While visiting her friends in California, Connie experiences several situations that may change her life. Find out what these situations are — and hear about the most important decision a person can make.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3), Welcome to Odyssey (Classics #1), AIO Platinum Collection, Discovering Odyssey

#53: The Sacred Trust
Original Airdate: December 17, 1988
Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:33-37, 1 John 2:29
Theme: Promises / Friendship
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell
Characters: Heather (Lucy's Friend), Mrs. Cunningham-Schultz, Lucy Cunningham-Shultz-Davis, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Lucy and Heather have promised to keep everything they tell each other a secret. But when Heather reveals that she's going to do something wrong, Lucy has to decide whether she should keep the secret or break her word and tell on her best friend.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3)

#54: Peace on Earth
Original Airdate: December 24, 1988
Scripture Reference: Luke 2:1-21, John 14:27, Philippians 4:7
Theme: Peace
Categories: Officer David Harley Episodes , Barclay Family Episodes , Christmas Episodes
Writer: Paul McCusker
Director: Paul McCusker
Producers: Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold
Music By: Martie Echito
Characters: Radio Announcer, Jimmy Barclay, Mary Barclay, George Rand McNale Barclay, Donna Renae Barclay, Officer David Harley, Connie Kendall, Melvin Livingston (Lightning Livingston), Eugene Meltsner, Tom Riley, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

It WAS going to be a wonderful Christmas for the Barclay family — until burglars stole EVERYTHING! the Barclays wake up Christmas morning to disaster — only to discover the true meaning of the holiday.

Included in Collections: #3: Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories, Heroes And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Gold Audio #3), An Odyssey Christmas, Christmas Classics

#55: Auld Lang Syne
Original Airdate: December 31, 1988
Scripture Reference: Revelation 22:13
Theme: Memories
Categories: Clip Show Episodes
Writer: Phil Lollar
Director: Phil Lollar
Producers: Dave Arnold, Chuck Bolte, Bob Luttrell
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Bob Luttrell
Characters: Jonah, Sherman, Lucy Cunningham-Shultz-Davis, Jack Davis, Brad Dillard, Nathan Hale, Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, Tom Riley, Irwin Springer, John Avery Whittaker (Whit)

Tom and Whit reflect on the things that happened over the year.

Included in Collection: Lost Episodes (Gold Audio #16)