Trivia: Adventures in Odyssey

  • Actor Allusion Jack tells the story of when he and Whit visited Bath, North Carolina, where they met uncle Randy and his Deputy Arny... Also, on newer episodes, after an all night rocking chair competition, Emily Jones says "The sunrise... It's so pretty..."
  • Adored by the Network: While the Animated Adaptation is syndicated to many stations, FamilyNet seems to keep it on their Saturday morning roster. When there is only one toon on the line-up, odds are it's usually this, much to the hatred of some viewers!
    • FamilyNet dropped the show in the 2011-2012 season and replaced it (in the 'sole animated show' placement) with Monsters and Pirates.
  • The Cast Showoff: Some recent Odyssey episodes feature Eugene Meltsner playing the ukelele (based on voice actor Will Ryan's skill at playing the instrument). Also, Aria Curzon (who played Mandy Straussberg on Odyssey) showed off her singing talents on a few episodes.
  • Defictionalization: There is a real Whit's End at the Focus on the Family headquarters.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Mandy is Cornchip Girl
    • Aubrey is Loopy
    • Jason Whittaker is The Tick
    • Is that Jack Allen or Scrooge McDuck or Wilbur maybe even Farmer Smurf?
    • Similarly, earlier episodes had Whit voiced by Mayberry's town drunk Otis, Wooton Bassett is voiced by Wakko Warner, Jared's little brother sounds a lot like either one of Linus's voices or Cooper off of Ben 10: Alien Force, depending on the episode you're listening to... to name a few
    • Don't forget Chris — she voices the Barbie doll!
    • Monica sounds like Imoen in a perpetual bad mood.
    • Earl Boen actually sounds a lot scarier as Regis Blackgaard than he ever did as a certain undead pirate.
    • Connie is voiced by Katie Leigh
    • One of the voices of Marvin Washington: Cory Baxter.
    • Ed Washington is Big Mike from Chuck.
    • Janet Waldo voiced Lawrence Hodges' schoolteacher mother and later Jack Allen's wife Joanne.
    • If Whit sounds a little like Owl from Winnie the Pooh, it's because both Hal Smith and Andre Stojka have played both roles.
    • And if Eugene sounds a little like Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh... or is that Petrie?
    • Emily Jones talking about how pretty the sunrise is was deja vu inducing.
    • New resident bully Vance King combines this with The Other Darrin. King's voice in his debut was provided by Jason Earles; where all other appearances have had his voice provided by Jason Marsden.
  • Missing Episode: A few early shows starring a bumbling police officer (named Officer Harley) were pulled and re-recorded when parents complained that he gave children the wrong impression of authority figures. Officer Harley's only appearance now is at the end of the episode where the Barclays get robbed and the Flashback about how Whit acquired Whit's End.
  • Old Shame: Katie Leigh (voice actress for Connie) played a major character from the Dungeons & Dragons animated series, a fact which got a bit awkward after AIO did an episode condemning the role-playing game, "Castles and Cauldrons". Of course, considering how much fantasy voice-acting there is to do, most of the cast probably view that episode as Old Shame themselves. In any case, when the D&D came out on DVD in 2006, Leigh was the only member of the cast to reprise her role as Sheila for (appropriately enough) the radio play of "Requiem". In earlier interviews she said she'd be quite happy to do the role again.
    • Even before the animated series ended production, it was pretty clear that the writers were somewhat embarrassed by it and its noticeable difference in tone and writing. "A Day In The Life" was a partly a satirization of the changes in the animated series, wherein a Hollywood studio comes to make a movie about Odyssey and keeps making ridiculously over-the-top changes to make the movie more interesting until you can barely tell the movie's about Odyssey at all. "I Slap Floor" even contained a Discontinuity Nod where (a slightly unhinged) Whit draws up plans for the Strata-Flier (Whit's standard mode of transportation in the animated series) and raves about the adventures they can take in it and the people they can save. Everyone else in the room thinks Whit's being ridiculous.
    Connie: "Uh...huh..."
    Tom Riley: "Maybe you should lie down, Whit."
    Whit: "Well, you'll be sorry whenever someone falls off a clock tower!"note 
    • Within the radio show itself, we have the episodes that featured the klutzy police officer David Harley, who was quickly dropped when parents complained that he was giving kids a bad idea about police officers, and the episodes either went missing or were either rewritten or rerecorded without Harley in them. In one case the early episode "Lights Out At Whit's End" was pulled, not just because of Harley, but because the episode was just too weird, featuring little in the way of aesops (aside from a vague "it's good to spend time with your friends" moral) and ending with a random free-style rapping session that even Tom Riley and Whit take part in! The episode isn't even included in the "Lost Episodes" album.
  • The Other Darrin: Whit's voice actor was replaced after his original one died. And then again after he died too.
    • When Katrina's bus came in, her actor had changed as well. She's even quieter now.
    • Walker Edminston passed away before he could finish recording Bart's lines in the episode "Suspicious Finds" (wherein Bart was a major character). Bart's lines were rerecorded with another actor.
  • Recycled Script: After the episodes starring the bumbling police officer Harley were pulled (parents objected because they gave children the wrong impression of authority figures), the episodes were rewritten to feature a bumbling private investigator instead.
  • Romance on the Set: During the early years; the character of Lucy Cunningham-Schultz was voiced by Genni Mullen; while the role of Jack Davis was played by Donald Long. Around the time their characters were phased out; Mullen and Davis ended up marrying; and when their characters appeared again in a 2008 episode shortly before the most recent ReTool; Lucy and Jack were announced as being engaged to be married as well.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Walker Edminston as Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone.
    • Earl Boen as Edwin Blackgaard and Dr. Regis Blackgaard (although they only ever interacted with each other in one episode).
    • Steve Burns as Rodney Rathbone and Robert Mitchell.