1991

 

1991 Episodes  Click an episode title for more information.
139: Melanie's Diary
140: The Vow
141: Over the Airwaves
142: Train Ride
143: Muckraker
144: Someone to Watch Over Me
145: The Second Coming
146: Emotional Baggage
147: Where There's a Will...
148: Isaac the Procrastinator
149: By Dawn's Early Light
150: Home Is Where the Hurt Is
151: ...The Last Shall Be First
152: The Meaning of Sacrifice
153: Mayor for a Day
154: Coming of Age
155: Waylaid in the Windy City I
156: Waylaid in the Windy City II
157: Last in a Long Line
158: A Day in the Life
159: The Homecoming
160: A Rathbone of Contention
161: Isaac the True Friend
162: Peacemaker
163: A Model Child
164: Sixties-Something
165: Bernard and Esther I
166: Bernard and Esther II
167: Dobson Comes to Town
168: The Curse
169: Hold-Up!
170: A Test for Robyn
171: The Cross of Cortes I
172: The Cross of Cortes II
173: A Thanksgiving Carol
174: Where's Your Daddy?
175: East Winds, Raining
176: The Star I
177: The Star II
178: Room Mates

 

#139 Melanie's Diary

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Original Air Date: 1/05/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:35

Theme: Empathy, the folly of revenge


Summary:

Robyn Jacobs blabs details about her little sister's diary, so Melanie comes up with a way of revenge.

 

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Other Times, Other Places (#10)
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#140 The Vow

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Original Air Date: 1/12/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 19:5-6

Theme: The sanctity of marriage


Summary:

When Donna and Jimmy become convinced that their parents' marriage is falling apart, they take drastic action to save it.

 

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Just in Time (#9)

 


 

#141 Over the Airwaves

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Original Air Date: 1/19/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 21:28-46

Theme: Parables about the kingdom of heaven


Summary:

Kids' Radio tells several parables including one about the wicked tenants in a skit called "Young Guns Bonanza!"

 

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Just in Time (#9)
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#142 Train Ride

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Original Air Date: 1/26/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 5:44

Theme: Pranks, breaking up the daily routine


Summary:

Whit and Eugene take what they think will be a relaxing train trip from Chicago to Odyssey—and wind up on the tracks of an off-beat mystery.

 

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#143 Muckraker

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Original Air Date: 2/02/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 6:16, 19

Theme: Handling the power of media responsibly


Summary:

Lucy Cunningham-Schultz decides to write an investigative journalism article about the shampoo from the Calvin Bloom Company.

 

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It's Another Fine Day... (#11)

 


 

#144 Someone to Watch Over Me

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Original Air Date: 2/09/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Psalm 91:11-12, Matthew 18:10

Theme: God's protection, guardian angels


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay goes on his most incredible adventure ever when meets a gentleman named Mr. Nagle on a World War II bomber.

 

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Other Times, Other Places (#10)
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#145 The Second Coming

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Original Air Date: 3/02/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Chuck Bolte, Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 24:36-42

Theme: The return of Christ


Summary:

Melanie Jacobs becomes convinced that she knows the exact day and time of the return of Jesus.

 

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#146 Emotional Baggage

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Original Air Date: 3/09/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5-7

Theme: Holding grudges


Summary:

Connie starts behaving strangely when she learns her aunt is coming for a visit. When Whit asks why, Connie reveals that she's harboring resentment against her aunt.

 

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#147 Where There's a Will...

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Original Air Date: 3/30/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Ephesians 5:17

Theme: Knowing God's will


Summary:

George Barclay considers a job change that would move the family away from Odyssey.

 

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#148 Isaac the Procrastinator

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Original Air Date: 4/06/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 10:4

Theme: Procrastination, laziness


Summary:

Isaac Morton keeps putting off doing his work, so Whit comes up with a solution to help him finish his projects.

 

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#149 By Dawn's Early Light

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Original Air Date: 4/13/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Psalm 32:12-22

Theme: American War of 1812, respect for the flag


Summary:

Curt Stevens and Lucy travel back in the Imagination Station to see the American War of 1812.

 

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It's Another Fine Day... (#11)
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#150 Home Is Where the Hurt Is

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Original Air Date: 4/20/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 20:1, Ephesians 5:18

Theme: Dealing with an alcoholic parent


Summary:

A crazy scheme to get out of math homework causes Curt to reveal more about his home life than he wanted anyone to know.

 

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#151 ...The Last Shall Be First

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Original Air Date: 4/27/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 18:12-13; 20:1-16

Theme: The parable of the workers, salvation


Summary:

Connie tries to get her stubborn uncle, Joe Finneman, to go to church with her.

 

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#152 The Meaning of Sacrifice

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Original Air Date: 4/04/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:19, 22

Theme: Sacrifice


Summary:

The Barclay family decides to try sacrificing their television viewing for a month.

 

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It's Another Fine Day... (#11)
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#153 Mayor for a Day

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Original Air Date: 5/11/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Romans 13:1-7

Theme: Responsibility, leadership


Summary:

Curt wins a contest to become the city's most powerful official for 24 hours.

 

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#154 Coming of Age

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Original Air Date: 5/18/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:6, Matthew 10:30, 1 Timothy 4:12

Theme: Adolescence, growing up


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay journals about the many changes going on in his life, from shaving to first crushes.

 

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#155 Waylaid in the Windy I

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Original Air Date: 6/22/91
Writers: Paul McCusker, Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 29:25

Theme: God is in control, the folly of revenge


Summary:

On a trip to Chicago, Whit and Connie get caught up in a dangerous mystery involving a portable computer, the Department of Defense, and some familiar—but not very friendly—faces.

 

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Other Times, Other Places (#10)
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#156 Waylaid in the Windy II

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Original Air Date: 6/22/91
Writers: Paul McCusker, Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 29:25

Theme: God is in control, the folly of revenge


Summary:

On a trip to Chicago, Whit and Connie get caught up in a dangerous mystery involving a portable computer, the Department of Defense, and some familiar—but not very friendly—faces.

 

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#157 Last in a Long Line

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Original Air Date: 7/06/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Proverbs 17:6

Theme: The importance of family heritage


Summary:

Eugene makes an amazing discovery while walking through an old cemetery—the tombstone of his long-lost father.

 

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Other Times, Other Places (#10)

 


 

#158 A Day in the Life

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Original Air Date: 7/13/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: John 8:32

Theme: Distinguishing truth from falsehood


Summary:

A Hollywood film company comes to Odyssey to make a movie about the town.

 

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This episode is a tip-of-the-hat to the Adventures in Odyssey video series released around this time.

 

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It's Another Fine Day... (#11)
Encore Collection (Special)

 


 

#159 The Homecoming

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Original Air Date: 7/20/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 6:12

Theme: Forgiveness


Summary:

Odyssey is in an uproar when Richard Maxwell returns to town to apologize for everything he did while working with Dr. Regis Blackgaard.

 

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#160 A Rathbone of Contention

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Original Air Date: 7/27/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 21:5, 26:27

Theme: The folly of taking shortcuts


Summary:

Bart Rathbone is constructing a new electronics warehouse in Odyssey, and he takes nothing but shortcuts to finish it for the inspector.

 

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#161 Isaac the True Friend

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Original Air Date: 8/03/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 1 Samuel 20, Proverbs 18:24

Theme: Bible story of David and Jonathan, friendship


Summary:

Isaac wonders what it would be like to have a best friend, so Whit uses the Imagination Station to help him witness one of the greatest friendships in history.

 

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#162 Peacemaker

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Original Air Date: 8/10/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 5:9

Theme: Being a peacemaker


Summary:

Connie tries to calm a dispute between Donna Barclay and her friend Jessie Morales.

 

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Meanwhile, in Another Part of Town (#14)

 


 

#163 A Model Child

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Original Air Date: 8/17/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7

Theme: Vanity, the source of real beauty


Summary:

When Bart Rathbone sponsors a Young Miss Odyssey modeling competition, Melanie Jacobs is keen to join in.

 

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At Home and Abroad (#12)

 


 

#164 Sixties-Something

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Original Air Date: 8/24/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Hebrews 13:8, Revelation 22:13

Theme: God's unchanging nature, the consequence of drug use, the true source of peace


Summary:

Bart Rathbone urges Odyssey to celebrate the 1960s, but Whit has reasons not to celebrate.

 

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Meanwhile, in Another Part of Town (#14)

 


 

#165 Bernard and Esther I

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Original Air Date: 8/31/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Scripture: The book of Esther

Theme: The biblical story of Esther, courage, God's protection and providence


Summary:

Bernard Walton tells Robyn Jacobs and her sister, Melanie, the biblical story of Esther.

 

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It's Another Fine Day... (#11)
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#166 Bernard and Esther II

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Original Air Date: 9/07/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Scripture: The book of Esther

Theme: The biblical story of Esther, courage, God's protection and providence


Summary:

Bernard Walton tells Robyn Jacobs and her sister, Melanie, the biblical story of Esther.

 

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It's Another Fine Day... (#11)
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#167 Dobson Comes to Town

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Original Air Date: 9/14/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Theme: Video/daily Odyssey promotion


Summary:

Whit's End welcomes a very special visitor—Dr. James Dobson!

 

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Chris finishes the episode by stating that this is the 200th episode of Adventures in Odyssey, when in fact, it is the 167th. The episode aired on the 200th weekend of its broadcast schedule, thus, Chris's ending remarks.

 

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It All Started When...  (#13)

 

 

 

#168 The Curse

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Original Air Date: 9/21/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Ephesians 6:12, 1 John 4:4

Theme: The folly of believing in curses


Summary:

An "Indian Medicine Man" puts an ancient curse on Whit—and it seems to come true!

 

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#169 Hold-Up!

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Original Air Date: 10/26/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 7:20, Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 3:23

Theme: Humankind's basic nature, God's protection


Summary:

A criminal named Hank Murray takes Connie and Eugene hostage while he tries to rob Whit's End.

 

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#170 A Test for Robyn

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Original Air Date: 11/02/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Psalm 51:17

Theme: Procrastination, cheating


Summary:

Robyn Jacobs puts off studying for a test at school and then tries to cram at the last minute.

 

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#171 The Cross of Cortes I

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Original Air Date: 11/09/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:13-15, Luke 4:8

Theme: Greed, God's sovereignty, the object of our faith


Summary:

Whit and Eugene journey to Mexico in search of a valuable and mysterious historical artifact.

 

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At Home and Abroad (#12)
The Ultimate Road Trip (Special)

 


 

#172 The Cross of Cortes II

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Original Air Date: 11/16/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:13-15, Luke 4:8

Theme: Greed, God's sovereignty, the object of our faith


Summary:

Whit and Eugene journey to Mexico in search of a valuable and mysterious historical artifact.

 

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At Home and Abroad (#12)
The Ultimate Road Trip (Special)

 


 

#173 A Thanksgiving Carol

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Original Air Date: 11/23/91
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Theme: Thanksgiving, being thankful


Summary:

Whit and the gang use Kids' Radio to tell Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol with an unusual twist.

 

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#174 Where's Your Daddy?

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Original Air Date: 11/20/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46

Theme: Having a parent in prison


Summary:

The Myers family come to Odyssey with a secret: Father and husband Ernie Myers is in jail.

 

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At Home and Abroad (#12)
Christmas Classics (Special)
Countdown to Christmas (Special)
Ultimate Christmas Collection (Special)

 


 

 

#175 East Winds, Raining

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Original Air Date: 12/07/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Psalm 33:11-13, 16; Galatians 3:26-28

Theme: Don't judge others, trust in God


Summary:

Connie's uncle, Joe Finneman, remembers the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor and a hero who tried to stop it.

 

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At Home and Abroad (#12)
For God and Country (Special)

 


 

#176 The Star I

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Original Air Date: 12/14/91
Writers: Phil Lollar, Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-15

Theme: The Christmas story about the visit from the Magi


Summary:

Connie and Eugene take another Christmas trip in the Imagination Station to meet King Herod, three wise men, and the baby Jesus.

 

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At Home and Abroad (#12)
Bible Eyewitness (Special)
A Christmas Odyssey (Special)
Countdown to Christmas (Special)
Ultimate Christmas Collection (Special)

 


 

#177 The Star II

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Original Air Date: 12/21/91
Writers: Phil Lollar, Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-15

Theme: The Christmas story about the visit from the Magi


Summary:

Connie and Eugene take another Christmas trip in the Imagination Station to meet King Herod, three wise men, and the baby Jesus.

 

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At Home and Abroad (#12)
Bible Eyewitness (Special)
A Christmas Odyssey (Special)
Countdown to Christmas (Special)
Ultimate Christmas Collection (Special)

 


 

#178 Room Mates

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Original Air Date: 12/28/91
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Leviticus 19:18, Mark 12:28-31

Theme: Family relationships, getting along with others


Summary:

Eugene moves in with an unlikely roommate—window washer Bernard Walton!

 

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At Home and Abroad (#12)

 

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