1994

1994 Episodes  Click an episode title for more information.
254: Truth, Trivia, and 'Trina
255: The Boy Who Cried "Destructo!"
256: Aloha Oy! I
257: Aloha Oy! II
258: Aloha Oy! III
259: The Potential in Elliot
260: Naturally, I Assumed...
261: Afraid, Not!
262: A Prayer for George Barclay
263: When Bad Isn't So Good
264: Making the Grade
265: War of the Words
266: It Began with a Rabbit's Foot...
267: ...It Ended with a Handshake
268: Pet Peeves
269: Fences
270: The War Hero
271: The Secret Keys of Discipline
272: Two Brothers...and Bernard I
273: Two Brothers...and Bernard II
274: First-Hand Experience
275: Second Thoughts
276: Third Degree
277: It Happened at Four Corners
278: The Fifth House on the Left I
279: The Fifth House on the Left II
280: Gone...
281: ...But Not Forgotten
282: The Fundamentals
283: A Book By Its Cover
284: The Election Deception
285: George Under Pressure
286: Tom for Mayor I
287: Tom for Mayor II
288: The Twilife Zone
289: A Call for Reverend Jimmy
290: A Name, Not a Number I
291: A Name, Not a Number II
292: Siege at Jericho
293: A Code of Honor
294: Unto Us a Child Is Born
295: Soaplessly Devoted

 

#254 Truth, Trivia, and 'Trina

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Original Air Date: 1/08/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Proverbs 13:3

Theme: Competition, pride, relationships


Summary:

Bart Rathbone's TV trivia contest pits Eugene and Connie against a college student named Katrina Shanks, who seems to have captured Eugene's heart.

 

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#255 The Boy Who Cried "Destructo!"

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Original Air Date: 1/15/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 14:7

Theme: Controlling your imagination


Summary:

Lawrence Hodges claims that agents from Destructo have kidnapped Harlow Doyle near a mysterious cave.

 

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#256 Aloha Oy! I

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Original Air Date: 1/22/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Psalm 68:6

Theme: Family togetherness


Summary:

The Barclays win a contest for an all-expenses paid vacation to Hawaii, but the Rathbones are coming along!

 

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#257 Aloha Oy! II

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Original Air Date: 1/29/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Psalm 68:6

Theme: Family togetherness


Summary:

The Barclays win a contest for an all-expenses paid vacation to Hawaii, but the Rathbones are coming along!

 

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#258 Aloha Oy! III

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Original Air Date: 2/05/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Psalm 68:6

Theme: Family togetherness


Summary:

The Barclays win a contest for an all-expenses paid vacation to Hawaii, but the Rathbones are coming along!

 

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#259 The Potential in Elliot

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Original Air Date: 2/12/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Romans 12:10, 15

Theme: Encouragement


Summary:

Middle-schooler Sam Johnson tells his friend Elliot Richie to stop his weird science experiments, but then Sam takes an Imagination Station trip where he meets another young man who tinkers with inventions.

 

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#260 Naturally, I Assumed...

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Original Air Date: 2/19/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Philippians 4:8

Theme: Don't make assumptions


Summary:

Eugene comes to Connie for advice to win the heart of Katrina Shanks, who seems to be interested in another man.

 

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#261 Afraid, Not!

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Original Air Date: 2/26/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Isaiah 41:10

Theme: Conquering fear


Summary:

A bully makes young Danny Schmidt afraid of walking to school.

 

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#262 A Prayer for George Barclay

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Original Air Date: 4/02/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:14, 16

Theme: God's call to the ministry, dealing with change


Summary:

The Barclay children pray that their father will finally find a job.

 

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#263 When Bad Isn't So Good

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Original Air Date: 4/09/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Psalm 1:1-5

Theme: Goodness is its own reward


Summary:

Edwin Blackgaard and Sam Johnson come to the conclusion they need to be "bad" once in a while to get noticed.

 

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#264 Making the Grade

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Original Air Date: 4/16/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Proverbs 12:1

Theme: Personal discipline, the importance of education


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay discovers that all that "worthless stuff" he neglected to learn in school was more important than he thought.

 

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#265 War of the Words

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Original Air Date: 4/23/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 21:23

Theme: Swearing, using bad language


Summary:

A carelessly uttered word from Eugene creates havoc as it becomes the fashionable insult for the kids in Odyssey.

 

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#266 It Began with a Rabbit's Foot...

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Original Air Date: 4/30/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Romans 3:10, 23; 5:8; 10:8-10

Theme: Redemption, salvation


Summary:

Whit tells Lucy Cunningham-Schultz about the creation of the Bible Room, and the discussion leads Katrina Shanks to a very important decision.

 

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#267 ...It Ended with a Handshake

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Original Air Date: 5/07/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:5, 7

Theme: Communication, love


Summary:

Eugene's relationship with Katrina takes an unexpected turn when his computer disk filled with unsent love letters goes missing.

 

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#268 Pet Peeves

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Original Air Date: 5/14/94
Writers: Paul McCusker, Chris Fabry

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Hebrews 13:8

Theme: Responsibility, dealing with change


Summary:

Donna Barclay tries to cope with all the change going on in her life by adopting a stray dog.

 

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#269 Fences

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Original Air Date: 5/21/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Theme: Communication, dealing with disappointment


Summary:

Upset that her father has canceled his visit to Odyssey, Connie unleashes her anger on men in general.

 

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#270 The War Hero

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Original Air Date: 5/28/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Romans 12:1

Theme: Heroism


Summary:

Connie's uncle, Joe Finneman, is reluctant to reveal the true story of what he did in a remote village in the South Pacific during the waning days of World War II.

 

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#271 The Secret Keys of Discipline

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Original Air Date: 6/04/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Proverbs 13:8

Theme: Self-discipline


Summary:

Danny can't seem to force himself to practice the piano for the talent show at Whit's End.

 

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#272 Two Brothers...and Bernard I

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Original Air Date: 6/11/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Genesis 25:20-34, 27:1-33:20

Theme: The biblical story of Esau and Jacob, brotherly love


Summary:

Bernard tells the story of Jacob and Esau—and the cunning deceit that nearly destroyed the brothers.

 

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#273 Two Brothers...and Bernard II

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Original Air Date: 6/18/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Genesis 25:20-34, 27:1-33:20

Theme: The biblical story of Esau and Jacob, brotherly love


Summary:

Bernard tells the story of Jacob and Esau—and the cunning deceit that nearly destroyed the brothers.

 

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#274 First-Hand Experience

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Original Air Date: 7/23/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Colossians 3:17

Theme: Friendship, doing good things for God's glory


Summary:

Eugene decides to take a journey away from Odyssey to broaden his horizons and gain new experience...only to find that the road to adventure intersects with Bernard's trip to San Diego.

 

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#275 Second Thoughts

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Original Air Date: 7/30/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: John 15:17

Theme: Family relationships


Summary:

Eugene and Bernard's cross-country journey gets waylaid in the middle of Iowa. There Bernard and Eugene meet Graham, a kid who desperately wants to leave his small-town life.

 

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#276 Third Degree

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Original Air Date: 8/06/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Proverbs 27:17

Theme: Friendship, making proper choices


Summary:

In Colorado, Eugene meets a group of people who are just like him. Bernard is not so fortunate; he fights a traffic ticket in court.

 

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#277 It Happened at Four Corners

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Original Air Date: 8/13/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 1:19

Theme: Greed


Summary:

An old prospector, a torn map, and a legendary gold mine interrupt Eugene and Bernard's journey to California and infect them with gold fever.

 

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#278 The Fifth House on the Left I

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Original Air Date: 8/20/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Mark Drury

Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21

Theme: Trusting God in all situations, salvation


Summary:

In Hollywood, Bernard and Eugene meet the Smith-Hammer family. Bernard tells a little girl about Jesus, and Eugene is cast to star in a movie.

 

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#279 The Fifth House on the Left II

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Original Air Date: 8/27/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Mark Drury

Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21

Theme: Trusting God in all situations, salvation


Summary:

In Hollywood, Bernard and Eugene meet the Smith-Hammer family. Bernard tells a little girl about Jesus, and Eugene is cast to star in a movie.

 

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#280 Gone...

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Original Air Date: 9/03/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Theme: Dealing with loss


Summary:

Bernard and Eugene return from their long road trip to Odyssey, where things always stay the same. Or so they think.

 

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#281 ...But Not Forgotten

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Original Air Date: 9/10/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:8

Theme: Dealing with loss, change


Summary:

Tom Riley, Connie, and Eugene find that running Whit's End takes more time than they thought. Tom asks an old friend of Whit's, Jack Allen, to help out.

 

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#282 The Fundamentals

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Original Air Date: 9/17/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Proverbs 1:5

Theme: The importance of learning and wisdom


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay attends basketball camp with Phil McFarland, a teen who thinks he knows everything there is to know about the game.

 

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#283 A Book By Its Cover

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Original Air Date: 9/24/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 7:1-2

Theme: Judging others


Summary:

Connie and Eugene try to see Jack's secret painting, and Katrina Shanks tutors a difficult student.

 

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#284 The Election Deception

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Original Air Date: 10/01/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 3 John 11

Theme: Honesty, integrity


Summary:

When Courtney Vincent's diary disappears from her locker, events conspire against her hopes of being elected president of the student council.

 

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#285 George Under Pressure

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Original Air Date: 10/08/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Colossians 1:9-13

Theme: Family togetherness, dealing with stress


Summary:

Because George Barclay's demanding schedule is exhausting him, Jimmy and Donna are determined to make sure he takes a day off.

 

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#286 Tom for Mayor I

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Original Air Date: 10/29/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Bob Luttrell

Scripture: John 17:11

Theme: God's guidance in times of trouble


Summary:

Philip Glossman returns to look for toxic chemicals on Tom Riley's farm. Meanwhile, Odyssey's mayor resigns, so Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone compete for the office.

 

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#287 Tom for Mayor II

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Original Air Date: 11/05/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Bob Luttrell

Scripture: John 17:11

Theme: God's guidance in times of trouble


Summary:

Philip Glossman returns to look for toxic chemicals on Tom Riley's farm. Meanwhile, Odyssey's mayor resigns, so Tom Riley and Bart Rathbone compete for the office.

 

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#288 The Twilife Zone

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Original Air Date: 10/22/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:12-13

Theme: Addiction, self-control


Summary:

Kids' Radio tells the story of a talking toy chicken that enslaves its owner in a web of strange demands.

 

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#289 A Call for Reverend Jimmy

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Original Air Date: 11/19/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Isaiah 30:21

Theme: God's calling


Summary:

Donna Barclay is annoyed to find herself a source for sermon illustrations, and her brother, Jimmy, wonders if God may be calling him to the ministry.

 

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The Changing Times (#22)
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#290 A Name, Not a Number I

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Original Air Date: 11/26/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Psalm 27:5-6

Theme: God's protection


Summary:

Jason Whittaker, Whit's son, gets sidetracked from his move to Odyssey when he's called to Europe on a mission. He has to find a missing friend who has been kidnapped by the terrorist organization Red Scorpion.

 

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#291 A Name, Not a Number II

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Original Air Date: 12/03/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Psalm 27:5-6

Theme: God's protection


Summary:

Jason Whittaker, Whit's son, gets sidetracked from his move to Odyssey when he's called to Europe on a mission. He has to find a missing friend who has been kidnapped by the terrorist organization Red Scorpion.

 

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The Changing Times (#22)
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#292 Siege at Jericho

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Original Air Date: 12/10/94
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Joshua 1:10-6:27

Theme: The biblical story of Rahab and Joshua and the walls of Jericho


Summary:

The O. T. Action News team breaks the story of Joshua, Rahab, and a standoff at the walls of Jericho.

 

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#293 A Code of Honor

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Original Air Date: 12/17/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Ecclesiasted 2:10

Theme: Doing good works


Summary:

Jack Allen and Jason Whittaker find a mysterious codebook in Whit's workroom that leads them to a secret gang called the Israelites.

 

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#294 Unto Us a Child Is Born

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Original Air Date: 12/24/94
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Luke 2

Theme: The Christmas story


Summary:

On Christmas eve, Jimmy produces a live Kids' radio presentation of the birth of Jesus—which includes an unexpected real birth.

 

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The Changing Times (#22)
A Christmas Odyssey (Special)
Countdown to Christmas (Special)
Ultimate Christmas Collection (Special)

 


 

#295 Soaplessly Devoted

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Original Air Date: 12/31/94
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Proverbs 17:24

Theme: Discernment


Summary:

Jason programs the Room of Consequence so that Erica Clark can actually live in Medical Center of Love, her favorite soap opera.

 

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