History Trivia / AdventuresInOdyssey

11th Jun '17 12:11:03 PM nombretomado
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* TheWikiRule: [[http://www.aiowiki.com/wiki/Main_Page Adventures in Odyssey Wiki]]. Notice this wiki is formatted in a style similar to [[{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]].

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://www.aiowiki.com/wiki/Main_Page Adventures in Odyssey Wiki]]. Notice this wiki is formatted in a style similar to [[{{Wikipedia}} [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]].
5th Apr '17 8:33:37 AM mimitchi33
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: When the AnimatedAdaptation first hit syndication in the late 90's, some stations aired the show in early-morning timeslots when nobody would be watching, with the most common timeslot being 5:30AM.
5th Mar '17 9:56:20 AM kablammin45
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A lot relating to the "Darkness Before Dawn" StoryArc, as detailed in the various [[AllThereInTheManual guide books]] released over the years. Among other things, the arc was meant to be the GrandFinale of the series, and would have featured some plot elements involving Dr. Regis Blackgaard possibly making a HeelFaceTurn, [[TheAtoner Richard Maxwell]] dying, and Whit's End ''[[{{HSQ}} burning to the ground]]''. When the writers realized that they had introduced other questions along with the ones they had intended to wrap up, however,[[note]] for example, how Katrina would react to Eugene's new-found faith or whether or not [[PutOnABus Whit]] would ever return to Odyssey[[/note]] they felt that they needed to address these, and the series continues to this day.
** In the Novacom saga, the writers wanted to bring back Richard Maxwell to be the man behind AREM (a phonetic spelling of the initials "R.M."), but Maxwell's voice actor Nathan Carlson was unavailable, so Robert Mitchell was created for the role instead.
** Also in the Novacom saga, writer Marshal Younger wanted to have a scene where a farmer under the influence of the proto-Novabox goes out and shoots all of his cows; it was shot down when a sound designer protested and Paul [=McCusker=] in particular was concerned about the saga's body count, and to this day Younger considers having suggested it to be an OldShame.
** The team considered having the Straussbergs move to Chicago after Rachel and Stephen reconciled in "Life, in the Third Person, Part 2"; ultimately, they were kept in Odyssey and Mandy had two more on-air appearances before she, like the rest of the cast sans the original trio and Wooton, were phased out of the show for the relaunch.
** Early episode "Our Best Vacation Ever", which involves the Barclays having a "vacation" without leaving Odyssey, originally had the Barclays kicking off their stay-cation with a food fight instead of the water-fight they have in the final episode. This was changed as the writers felt that wasting food, even if it was all in good fun, didn't seem to set a good example, so instead the Barclays chased each other with a water hose.
** According to supplemental material, one of the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' spoof episodes, namely "The Twilife Zone" which involves a boy named Simon being manipulated by a sentient toy chicken named Henny, was originally going to end in a DownerEnding rather than the happier ending where Simon gets rid of Henny when he realizes it is talking him into doing terrible things he wouldn't normally do like steal money from a school fundraiser and hurt Lucy when she catches him in the act. (What the DownerEnding exactly entailed is unknown, but it's presumed that Simon would have [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumped off the slippery slope]] after successfully stealing the money and hurting Lucy, perhaps with a flash-forward to Simon's adulthood where he's a criminal continuing to commit crimes at the behest of the toy chicken.)
*** The original draft of said episode didn't even have the toy chicken in the first place. Instead, the main character of the episode was a girl named Courtney who was at the mercy of a CreepyDoll named Mary Jane, who, like Henny, was slowly taking over Courtney's life. The writers became concerned that this draft would [[ParanoiaFuel make kids scared of their dolls/action figures]], so this draft was scrapped in favor of the one featuring Simon and Henny the toy chicken.
** The original draft of "The Tangled Web" had the main character of Whit's eponymous story, Jeremy, finally confess to his lie as he is about to receive his bravery award for standing up to the (imaginary) bully, instead of the twist ending where he still accepts the award and continues to hold on to his lie; the same one that will haunt him for the rest of his days. TropesAreNotBad, as the DownerEnding makes [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the lesson that you can never truly get away with a lie stronger]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A lot relating to the "Darkness Before Dawn" StoryArc, as detailed in the various [[AllThereInTheManual guide books]] released over the years. Among other things, the arc was meant to be the GrandFinale of the series, and would have featured some plot elements involving Dr. Regis Blackgaard possibly making a HeelFaceTurn, [[TheAtoner Richard Maxwell]] dying, and Whit's End ''[[{{HSQ}} burning to the ground]]''. When the writers realized that they had introduced other questions along with the ones they had intended to wrap up, however,[[note]] for example, how Katrina would react to Eugene's new-found faith or whether or not [[PutOnABus Whit]] would ever return to Odyssey[[/note]] they felt that they needed to address these, and the series continues to this day.
** In the Novacom saga, the writers wanted to bring back Richard Maxwell to be the man behind AREM (a phonetic spelling of the initials "R.M."), but Maxwell's voice actor Nathan Carlson was unavailable, so Robert Mitchell was created for the role instead.
** Also in the Novacom saga, writer Marshal Younger wanted to have a scene where a farmer under the influence of the proto-Novabox goes out and shoots all of his cows; it was shot down when a sound designer protested and Paul [=McCusker=] in particular was concerned about the saga's body count, and to this day Younger considers having suggested it to be an OldShame.
** The team considered having the Straussbergs move to Chicago after Rachel and Stephen reconciled in "Life, in the Third Person, Part 2"; ultimately, they were kept in Odyssey and Mandy had two more on-air appearances before she, like the rest of the cast sans the original trio and Wooton, were phased out of the show for the relaunch.
** Early episode "Our Best Vacation Ever", which involves the Barclays having a "vacation" without leaving Odyssey, originally had the Barclays kicking off their stay-cation with a food fight instead of the water-fight they have in the final episode. This was changed as the writers felt that wasting food, even if it was all in good fun, didn't seem to set a good example, so instead the Barclays chased each other with a water hose.
** According to supplemental material, one of the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' spoof episodes, namely "The Twilife Zone" which involves a boy named Simon being manipulated by a sentient toy chicken named Henny, was originally going to end in a DownerEnding rather than the happier ending where Simon gets rid of Henny when he realizes it is talking him into doing terrible things he wouldn't normally do like steal money from a school fundraiser and hurt Lucy when she catches him in the act. (What the DownerEnding exactly entailed is unknown, but it's presumed that Simon would have [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumped off the slippery slope]] after successfully stealing the money and hurting Lucy, perhaps with a flash-forward to Simon's adulthood where he's a criminal continuing to commit crimes at the behest of the toy chicken.)
*** The original draft of said episode didn't even have the toy chicken in the first place. Instead, the main character of the episode was a girl named Courtney who was at the mercy of a CreepyDoll named Mary Jane, who, like Henny, was slowly taking over Courtney's life. The writers became concerned that this draft would [[ParanoiaFuel make kids scared of their dolls/action figures]], so this draft was scrapped in favor of the one featuring Simon and Henny the toy chicken.
** The original draft of "The Tangled Web" had the main character of Whit's eponymous story, Jeremy, finally confess to his lie as he is about to receive his bravery award for standing up to the (imaginary) bully, instead of the twist ending where he still accepts the award and continues to hold on to his lie; the same one that will haunt him for the rest of his days. TropesAreNotBad, as the DownerEnding makes [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the lesson that you can never truly get away with a lie stronger]].
[[WhatCouldHaveBeen/AdventuresInOdyssey Has its own page.]]
5th Mar '17 9:42:56 AM kablammin45
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** The original draft of "The Tangled Web" had the main character of Whit's eponymous story, Jeremy, finally confess to his lie as he is about to receive his bravery award for standing up to the (imaginary) bully, instead of the twist ending where he still accepts the award and continues to hold on to his lie; the same one that will haunt him for the rest of his days. TropesAreNotBad, as the DownerEnding makes [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped the lesson that you can never truly get away with a lie stronger]].
11th Feb '17 5:05:49 PM Market43Fan
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* PromotedFanboy: Nathan Hoobler had been a longtime fan of ''Adventures in Odyssey''; even starting his own fansite as a teenager called [[http://www.aiohq.com/aiohq.htm Adventures in Odyssey Headquarters]][[note]]the site was active from 1999-2006; and is still up but only as an archive site[[/note]]. Eventually, Focus on the Family hired Hoobler to work on Odyssey as a semi-frequent writer and director for the series
26th Jan '17 4:49:49 PM Market43Fan
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* ShoutOut: The 1994 episode ''Two Brothers and Bernard: Part 1''[[note]]in which Bernard Walton tells Erica Clark - angry following [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry a spat with little sister Haylie]] - the story of [[Literature/TheBible Jacob and Esau]][[/note]] includes a scene where Esau bargains with Jacob over the birthright nearly taken verbatim from Disney/TheLittleMermaid[[note]]Incidentally, Kenneth Mars - who voiced King Triton in the Little Mermaid - provided the voice of their father Isaac [[/note]].
26th Jan '17 2:09:19 PM kablammin45
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** According to supplemental material, the first of the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' spoof episodes, namely "The Twilife Zone" which involves a boy being manipulated by a sentient toy chicken, was originally going to end in a DownerEnding rather than the happier ending where the boy gets rid of the toy chicken when he realizes it is talking him into doing terrible things he wouldn't normally do like steal money from a school fundraiser and hurt Lucy when she catches him in the act. (What the DownerEnding exactly entailed is unknown, but it's presumed that the main character would have [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumped off the slippery slope]] after successfully stealing the money and hurting Lucy, perhaps with a flash-forward to the kid's adulthood where he's a criminal continuing to commit crimes at the behest of the toy chicken.)

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** According to supplemental material, the first one of the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' spoof episodes, namely "The Twilife Zone" which involves a boy named Simon being manipulated by a sentient toy chicken, chicken named Henny, was originally going to end in a DownerEnding rather than the happier ending where the boy Simon gets rid of the toy chicken Henny when he realizes it is talking him into doing terrible things he wouldn't normally do like steal money from a school fundraiser and hurt Lucy when she catches him in the act. (What the DownerEnding exactly entailed is unknown, but it's presumed that the main character Simon would have [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumped off the slippery slope]] after successfully stealing the money and hurting Lucy, perhaps with a flash-forward to the kid's Simon's adulthood where he's a criminal continuing to commit crimes at the behest of the toy chicken.))
*** The original draft of said episode didn't even have the toy chicken in the first place. Instead, the main character of the episode was a girl named Courtney who was at the mercy of a CreepyDoll named Mary Jane, who, like Henny, was slowly taking over Courtney's life. The writers became concerned that this draft would [[ParanoiaFuel make kids scared of their dolls/action figures]], so this draft was scrapped in favor of the one featuring Simon and Henny the toy chicken.
23rd Jan '17 9:51:00 AM kablammin45
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** Early episode "Our Best Vacation Ever", which involves the Barclays having a "vacation" without leaving Odyssey, originally had the Barclays kicking off their stay-cation with a food fight instead of the water-fight they have in the final episode. This was changed as the writers felt that wasting food, even if it was all in good fun, didn't seem to set a good example, so instead the Barclays chased each other with a water hose.
** According to supplemental material, the first of the ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' spoof episodes, namely "The Twilife Zone" which involves a boy being manipulated by a sentient toy chicken, was originally going to end in a DownerEnding rather than the happier ending where the boy gets rid of the toy chicken when he realizes it is talking him into doing terrible things he wouldn't normally do like steal money from a school fundraiser and hurt Lucy when she catches him in the act. (What the DownerEnding exactly entailed is unknown, but it's presumed that the main character would have [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumped off the slippery slope]] after successfully stealing the money and hurting Lucy, perhaps with a flash-forward to the kid's adulthood where he's a criminal continuing to commit crimes at the behest of the toy chicken.)
21st Jan '17 8:54:12 AM Market43Fan
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* SeriesHiatus: The series took a year-long hiatus in 2009 prior to the 2010 retool.
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* RealLifeRelative: The sisters Robyn and Melanie Jacobs (during the early years of the show) were played by real-life sisters Sage and Erin Bolte.
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