History YMMV / AdventuresInOdyssey

23rd Apr '18 5:40:06 AM CrowTR0bot
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: ''Wooton''. Either you love him, think he's hilarious, and consider him a great role model, or you consider him overused, overhyped, and over-the-top.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: ''Wooton''. Either you love him, think he's hilarious, hilarious (he ''is'' voiced by [[Creator/JessHarnell Wakko]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Warner]] after all), and consider him a great role model, or you consider him overused, overhyped, and over-the-top.
24th Mar '18 9:43:27 AM kablammin45
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** The equally infamous Bethany episodes taking place in the overactive imagination of Aubrey Shepard's little sister Bethany named "Bethany's Flood" and "The Seven Deadly Dwarves" :

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** The equally infamous Bethany episodes taking place in the overactive imagination of Aubrey Shepard's little sister Bethany named "Bethany's Flood" and "The Seven Deadly Dwarves" :Dwarves", which, unlike "I Slap Floor", are infamous for all the wrong reasons:
24th Mar '18 9:41:13 AM kablammin45
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** The earliest possible example would be "Lights Out At Whit's End", wherein there's a blackout at Whit's End and Whit and the kids put on a series of...odd sketches all connected by the vague theme of communication and hanging out with your friends, ending with everyone rapping, including Whit and Tom Riley. The episode would eventually end up [[MissingEpisode pulled from the rotation]] due to the staff finding most parts of it too odd for the series and the rap scene embarrassing. It's possible, though, that this episode would serve as the inspiration for the better executed KYDS Radio and B-TV episodes.

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** The earliest possible example would be "Lights Out At Whit's End", wherein there's a blackout at Whit's End and Whit and the kids put on a series of...odd sketches all connected by the vague theme of communication and hanging out with your friends, ending with everyone rapping, including Whit and Tom Riley. The episode would eventually end up [[MissingEpisode pulled from the rotation]] due to the staff finding most parts of it too odd for the series and the rap scene embarrassing. It's possible, though, that this episode would serve as the inspiration for the better executed sketch-based KYDS Radio and B-TV episodes.
24th Mar '18 9:38:04 AM kablammin45
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* BizarroEpisode: The infamous episode "[[AprilFoolsDay I Slap Floor]]", where everyone in Odyssey goes completely bonkers. When asked by Mandy and David Straussberg where an absent Whit is, Bernard explains that he is at home recovering from the events of last week. What happened? Apparently, everyone in town suddenly just seemed to have lost their minds. Whit started giving bizarre (if not outright dangerous) advice and ideas, Connie and Eugene fell madly in love with each other, Tom Riley sold his farm to [[SnakeOilSalesman Bart Rathbone]] (who planned to make it into a ''free space camp'') so Tom could become a rodeo star, [[TheDitz Harlow Doyle]] began solving crimes flawlessly, and other weird and silly things. In the end, it turns out that [[BigBad Dr. Regis Blackgaard]] came back to town disguised as his former lackey Richard Maxwell, wearing a strange cologne that for all intents and purposes [[GRatedDrug made everyone get high]]. Thus, he could take advantage of the confusion and take over the town. [[spoiler: In the end, it turns out that the whole incident didn't actually happen; Bernard was just playing a joke on the kids. It ''was'' April Fools Day[[note]] [[DontExplainTheJoke of which "I Slap Floor" is an anagram]] [[/note]] after all.]]

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* BizarroEpisode: They happen more often than you might expect from a show like this. It's worth noting that many of these episodes are from the "split era":
** The earliest possible example would be "Lights Out At Whit's End", wherein there's a blackout at Whit's End and Whit and the kids put on a series of...odd sketches all connected by the vague theme of communication and hanging out with your friends, ending with everyone rapping, including Whit and Tom Riley. The episode would eventually end up [[MissingEpisode pulled from the rotation]] due to the staff finding most parts of it too odd for the series and the rap scene embarrassing. It's possible, though, that this episode would serve as the inspiration for the better executed KYDS Radio and B-TV episodes.
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The infamous episode "[[AprilFoolsDay I Slap Floor]]", where everyone in Odyssey goes completely bonkers. When asked by Mandy and David Straussberg where an absent Whit is, Bernard explains that he is at home recovering from the events of last week. What happened? Apparently, everyone in town suddenly just seemed to have lost their minds. Whit started giving bizarre (if not outright dangerous) advice and ideas, Connie and Eugene fell madly in love with each other, Tom Riley sold his farm to [[SnakeOilSalesman Bart Rathbone]] (who planned to make it into a ''free space camp'') so Tom could become a rodeo star, [[TheDitz Harlow Doyle]] began solving crimes flawlessly, and other weird and silly things. In the end, it turns out that [[BigBad Dr. Regis Blackgaard]] came back to town disguised as his former lackey Richard Maxwell, wearing a strange cologne that for all intents and purposes [[GRatedDrug made everyone get high]]. Thus, he could take advantage of the confusion and take over the town. [[spoiler: In the end, it turns out that the whole incident didn't actually happen; Bernard was just playing a joke on the kids. It ''was'' April Fools Day[[note]] [[DontExplainTheJoke of which "I Slap Floor" is an anagram]] anagram for "April Fools"]] [[/note]] after all.]]]] TropesAreNotBad, as "I Slap Floor" is widely considered one of the [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funniest episodes of the series]], unlike...
** The equally infamous Bethany episodes taking place in the overactive imagination of Aubrey Shepard's little sister Bethany named "Bethany's Flood" and "The Seven Deadly Dwarves" :
*** "Bethany's Flood" involves Bethany falling asleep during a Bible study session about Noah's Ark and dreaming of a very {{Crack Fic}}-y version of the story where the Great Flood was caused by an overflowing bathtub the evil bandito El Nino left running for forty days and forty nights before escaping with "Christopher Columbo", prompting Bethany to join Noah and his sons Sam, Hamlet, and (Thomas) Jefferson aboard the giant vacuum cleaner The Ark-Vac. Even Connie (who is also in the dream reading "revised" Bible verses describing the insanity) sounds beyond well-beyond confused.
*** "The Seven Deadly Dwarves" has a similar setup involving Bethany falling asleep on the ride home from church after learning about the Seven Deadly Sins in Sunday School. She dreams that she is "Snow [=DeWhite=]" who lives in a castle with the Good Step-Ladder Father (played by her real father) until she begins to doubt his love for her and runs away to a shoe where the Seven Deadly Dwarves live. They end up enslaving her until the Step-Ladder Father comes to her rescue and they defeat the dwarves. Whereas the crazy goings-on in "I Slap Floor" had a justified, clever, self-parodying tone, many felt that the events of these two episodes came off as insanity for the sake of it and broke the listeners' WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, leaving these two episodes to end up being considered two of the worst episodes of the series and a symbol of everything wrong with the [[DorkAge split era]].
30th Dec '17 10:02:44 AM MrEightThreeOne
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* HarsherInHindsight: "The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner" has a villain that attempts to rob a bank on a high floor of an office building, and he threatens the citizens with a remote-activated bomb. Yikes. Made worse by the fact that not only does he laugh maniacally about it [[spoiler:after Eugene disarms and narrowly escapes it,]] the bomb later causes mass destruction and a fire on the upper floor. Worse yet, this episode originally came out almost a year ''to the day'' shy of 9/11 (September 12, 2000). If it had been released any amount of time closer, it probably would have been a ''much'' different episode.
5th Sep '17 10:48:08 PM kablammin45
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** In "The Buck Starts Here", Jared accuses Whit of telling the mayor of Odyssey to pass a new ''puberty'' tax. (It was actually a ''property'' tax.)
5th Sep '17 7:46:11 PM Flurrin
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** Episode 438's B-story is a [[ShootTheShaggyDog "parable"]] about how two men end up in Hell despite taking completely different paths in life. On Kid's Radio, in-universe!
30th Aug '17 9:33:35 PM SymBionicFan
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* MoralEventHorizon: Doug is already established as a JerkAss from the very beginning of "In Harm's Way", and already did quite a few things that were uncalled for on his part early in the episode (a particular point of note, shoving Dyllan out of the way off a cliff during a bike race), but he easily crosses it when he threatens to ''kill Elliot,'' in the name of revenge no less! [[note]]Elliot is the main focus of the episode; he's a deaf kid that originally ruins Dyllan's chances of winning the bike race at the beginning which causes him to hold a grudge against him, and his prejudice over the way that he "looks weird" to him doesn't help. Later on at Whit's End he ends up accidentally embarrassing Doug, which is what leads him to plot revenge.[[/note]] Making matters worse is that Doug deceives Elliot about halfway through the episode as well, saying that he just "[[BlatantLies wants to be his friend]]" and of course says he has a way to get people to like him...which involves making him take a bike ride off of Suicide Hill. ''Then'' after Dyllan manages to save Elliot, Doug has the ''nerve'' to call it hilarious, and make the claim that [[ExactWords Elliot wanted to do it.]] [[LaserGuidedKarma Mr. Whitaker notifies Doug of the phone call to his parents that he is due to make as a result,]] which almost seems tame considering he doesn't even raise his voice.
* NightmareFuel: "A Twist In Time" features Dylan and Sal entering the (not yet unveiled) Room Of Consequences and being shown a very grim future where they have been missing for decades and Whit and their families exhausted themselves (physically and financially) [[IWillFindYou trying to find the boys]], and as a result, Whit is implied to have passed away penniless and in very poor health, [[MessOfWoe Whit's End is in shambles]], and an elderly and nearly senile Eugene is trying to keep the place standing. At least [[AllJustADream it was just a simulation]] and isn't the actual future of Whit's End and the people involved with it, but still, Dylan and Sal were lucky to get through that without being traumatized in some way.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Doug is already established as a JerkAss from the very beginning of "In Harm's Way", and already did quite a few things that were uncalled for on his part early in the episode (a particular point of note, shoving Dyllan Dylan out of the way off a cliff during a bike race), but he easily crosses it when he threatens to ''kill Elliot,'' in the name of revenge no less! [[note]]Elliot is the main focus of the episode; he's a deaf kid that originally ruins Dyllan's Dylan's chances of winning the bike race at the beginning which causes him to hold a grudge against him, and his prejudice over the way that he "looks weird" to him doesn't help. Later on at Whit's End he ends up accidentally embarrassing Doug, which is what leads him to plot revenge.[[/note]] Making matters worse is that Doug deceives Elliot about halfway through the episode as well, saying that he just "[[BlatantLies wants to be his friend]]" and of course says he has a way to get people to like him...which involves making him take a bike ride off of Suicide Hill. ''Then'' after Dyllan manages to save Elliot, Doug has the ''nerve'' to call it hilarious, and make the claim that [[ExactWords Elliot wanted to do it.]] [[LaserGuidedKarma Mr. Whitaker notifies Doug of the phone call to his parents that he is due to make as a result,]] which almost seems tame considering he doesn't even raise his voice.
* NightmareFuel: "A Twist In Time" features Dylan and Sal entering the (not yet unveiled) Room Of of Consequences and being shown a very grim future where they have been missing for decades and Whit and their families exhausted themselves (physically and financially) [[IWillFindYou trying to find the boys]], and as a result, Whit is implied to have passed away penniless and in very poor health, [[MessOfWoe Whit's End is in shambles]], and an elderly and nearly senile Eugene is trying to keep the place standing. At least [[AllJustADream it was just a simulation]] and isn't the actual future of Whit's End and the people involved with it, but still, Dylan and Sal were lucky to get through that without being traumatized in some way.



* WhatAnIdiot: "Shadow of a Doubt" has a villain who practically [[NiceJobFixingItVillain foils his own plot]]. He starts off by meeting Dyllan in the park, catching him taping everybody he runs across.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That he would just keep his quiet and move right along. Even if Dyllan caught footage of the burglar, his footage has ''zero evidence'' of anyone he taped being the burglar, especially considering the culprit wasn't even wearing his disguise. Even if Dyllan showed all his footage to the police, nothing in it could have been considered anything remotely suspicious.\\
'''Instead:''' The burglar lures Dyllan into his own house and ties him up to a chair, showing him ''every single last piece of evidence that he's the burglar,'' spelling out his entire plan. His logic is to destroy Dyllan's footage so he has no evidence to show (despite the fact that his footage ''couldn't have even counted as evidence to start with!''), then move onto the next town to steal more valuables. Oh, ''and'' he spells out the entire rest of his EvilPlan in front of Dyllan, right down to every single detail on how he got Mr. Whitaker framed to begin with. Even if he got away, he would have had a giant target over his head once the next town fell victim to him. And what was he to expect if the police or any other adult found Dyllan tied up to that chair?\\
'''Result:''' [[spoiler:Dyllan is able to escape the burglar and reach the courthouse just in time to prove Mr. Whitaker's innocence, exposing the cat burglar as the real criminal.]]\\
'''To Be Fair:''' The episode ''does'' have PoliceAreUseless and HollywoodLaw in full force, so they may not have listened to Dyllan anyway [[spoiler:had he not escaped with enough true evidence]], and it's clearly meant to be your typical villain exposition, but the cat burglar probably could still go down in history as the least competent burglar to ever walk the streets.

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* WhatAnIdiot: "Shadow of a Doubt" has a villain who practically [[NiceJobFixingItVillain foils his own plot]]. He starts off by meeting Dyllan Dylan in the park, catching him taping everybody he runs across.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That he would just keep his quiet and move right along. Even if Dyllan Dylan caught footage of the burglar, his footage has ''zero evidence'' of anyone he taped being the burglar, especially considering the culprit wasn't even wearing his disguise. Even if Dyllan showed all his footage to the police, nothing in it could have been considered anything remotely suspicious.\\
'''Instead:''' The burglar lures Dyllan Dylan into his own house and ties him up to a chair, showing him ''every single last piece of evidence that he's the burglar,'' spelling out his entire plan. His logic is to destroy Dyllan's Dylan's footage so he has no evidence to show (despite the fact that his footage ''couldn't have even counted as evidence to start with!''), then move onto the next town to steal more valuables. Oh, ''and'' he spells out the entire rest of his EvilPlan in front of Dyllan, Dylan, right down to every single detail on how he got Mr. Whitaker framed to begin with. Even if he got away, he would have had a giant target over his head once the next town fell victim to him. And what was he to expect if the police or any other adult found Dyllan tied up to that chair?\\
'''Result:''' [[spoiler:Dyllan [[spoiler:Dylan is able to escape the burglar and reach the courthouse just in time to prove Mr. Whitaker's innocence, exposing the cat burglar as the real criminal.]]\\
'''To Be Fair:''' The episode ''does'' have PoliceAreUseless and HollywoodLaw in full force, so they may not have listened to Dyllan Dylan anyway [[spoiler:had he not escaped with enough true evidence]], and it's clearly meant to be your typical villain exposition, but the cat burglar probably could still go down in history as the least competent burglar to ever walk the streets.
7th Aug '17 10:34:06 AM Flurrin
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** An early, skit-based episode "The Devil Made Me Do It"'s final act is a demon awards show where the final nominee is Satan for tempting Jesus in the desert. However, the show goes horribly awry when, of course, Jesus resists the temptation and quotes scripture at him. Not only is the voice for Satan absolutely monstrous, but the awards show dissolves in panic down to a "Technical Difficulties" jingle glitching out into silence and the episode just ends.
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* MoralEventHorizon: Doug is already established as a JerkAss from the very beginning of "In Harm's Way", and already did quite a few things that were uncalled for on his part early in the episode (a particular point of note, shoving Dyllan out of the way off a cliff during a bike race), but he easily crosses it when he threatens to ''kill Elliot,'' in the name of revenge no less! [[note]]Elliot is the main focus of the episode; he's a deaf kid that originally ruins Dyllan's chances of winning the bike race at the beginning which causes him to hold a grudge against him, and his prejudice over the way that he "looks weird" to him doesn't help. Later on at Whit's End he ends up accidentally embarrassing Doug, which is what leads him to plot revenge.[[/note]] Making matters worse is that Doug deceives Elliot about halfway through the episode as well, saying that he just "[[BlatantLies wants to be his friend]]" and of course says he has a way to get people to like him...which involves making him take a bike ride off of Suicide Hill. ''Then'' after Dyllan manages to save Elliot, Doug has the ''nerve'' to call it hilarious, and make the claim that [[ExactWords Elliot wanted to do it.]] [[LaserGuidedKarma Mr. Whitaker notifies Doug of the phone call to his parents that he is due to make as a result,]] which almost seems tame considering he doesn't even raise his voice.
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