Focus on the Family released the Complete Guide to Adventures in Odyssey which included a special trivial section called "You Know You're Addicted to Odyssey When..." We've gone ahead and included all the ones in the Guide along with a multitude of others. Below is a list of over 150 symptoms of an Odyssey addict.


It's Pretty Bad When...

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You listen to the "Jungle Jam & Friends: The Radio Show" episode called "The Great Rubber Band War" because Connie, Eugene, and Whit are are on it!

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There's no Joes, Franks, or Bubbas in your fire department.

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You think that your clothes smell girlish.

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You'd like to play music at Carnegie Hall someday.

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You read textbooks for enjoyment.

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You have all the AIO Classics albums.

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You want your own toothbrush.

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You like Italian dressing.

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You want to have a Coke with the President of the United States.

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You listen to adding machine sound effects for inspiration.

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You step into a toilet.

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You name your dog Laughy.

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You remove your fingernails with a pair of rusty pliers.

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You want to tighten the belt around the government's waist.

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You wear toilet paper in your hair all day.

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You're late to your own funeral.

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You have a vague memory of a room and a Christmas tree, and a silver -dollar in a piggy bank.

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You order a lemonade a la Whittaker.

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You find your name carved on a tombstone.

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You want to join the Daniel Boone Fan Club.

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You have dreams of working at Whit's End.

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You live on the Southspoon Ranch.

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You are dying to see what Eugene's eyes look like.

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You plan a vacation to Sloughburg.

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You're a "sitter."

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You go into the mall and look for the "mall lady."

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You read the dictionary because there's nothing better to read.

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You want to be Eugene's cousin.

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You play basketball with your shorts.

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You soothe your dog to sleep by letting him hear a ticking alarm clock.

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You listen to a new episode 47 times before the next week's comes on. (It actually happened to someone!)

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You have 27 posters of Nick Grant in your bedroom.

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You listen to the Backward Boys.

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You think an hippo cage at the zoo smells sort of like when Mrs. Barclay fixes sour krout.

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You spend ten years at the mall.

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You jump off a cliff to save your TV.

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You accidentally fall out of an upstairs window.

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You have the Adventures in Odyssey Christmas sing-alongs.

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You want to try virtual reality shopping.

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You want to see Alex Jefferson's Whit's End website.

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You want the Instant Christomatic.

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Environmentalists always show up when you're taking a bath.

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You want a haircut the same as Eugene Meltzner's.

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Whenever you get your picture taken, you say, "Roman Census."

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Your future son's name is Eugene and your future daughter's name is Connie.

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You take an expedition just for the sake of experience.

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Your alarm clock says thanks when you turn it off.

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You're afraid of the creepy crawly bug monster.

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You have multidimensional neon socks.

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You know the story of Snow DeWhite.

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You attack the pizza delivery boy.

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Your mailbox is shaped like a squeegee bucket.

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You think that shepherds have a distinct and wonderful essence.

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You put a "Keep off the roof" sign next to your house to prevent being sued.

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You wear cotton candy on your head.

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You know how to say cricket in Spanish.

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You also know how to say bathroom in Spanish.

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You fall out of your tree house to see if Nagel will show up and save the day.

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You act like City Hall is the Tajmahal.

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You want to be employed with the National Security Agency (NSA).

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You perform a horticultural experiment.

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You're a door-to-door salesman selling fans.

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You fail your driver's test.

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You open cans with your teeth.

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You make someone a "Round TUIT."

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You drink lemonade to help you get projects done.

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You know what "Dah Dah, Dee Dee Dah Dah Dah" means.

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You want an "Electric Pocket Computer Dictionary Thesaurus Encyclopedia Word Search Corrector.

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You attempt to grow a three drooping hair moustache.

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You cut yourself shaving.

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You think someone's breath always smells like peanut butter.

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You cover your car in Christian bumper stickers.

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You whistle for your keys.

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You brush your teeth with a hairbrush.

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You hope to suddenly find a videogame in your mailbox.

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You have the sudden urge to drool and ring bells.

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You buy wood and leaves.

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You want to be mayor for a day.

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You wonder what cow chips are.

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You have nightmares about Eugene.

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You don't bring your stereo on vacations.

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You name your cat Sasha.

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You have a teddy bear named Mr. Bobo.

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You know the definition of "maladroit".

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You have proof that Odyssey is in Ohio.

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You name your cat Boswell.

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You measure time and miles by Adventures in Odyssey episodes.

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You name your dog Normal.

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You backorder your Odyssey albums months in advance.

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You think that the sun revolves around the earth because Eugene Meltsner confused you in "Poor Loser."

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You know the difference between Greenblatt's Department Store and Greenway's Department Store.

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You go to your local ice cream parlor and order a "wod fam choc sod."

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You know why the dog walked on water.

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Your conscience comes in the voice of Whit.

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You're intellectually stimulated by Harlow Doyle.

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You plan a vacation in Pokenberry Falls.

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You know who the goat man is.

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You know why Whit doesn't own a television.

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You read the Bible and hear Bernard's voice telling the story.

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You know the words to "Seasonal Felicitations.

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You name your first child "Bruno Chainbreaker."

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You know what color Eugene's eyes are.

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You wonder why every Odyssey kid has grown up, but Connie is still 16 after all these years.

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You send valentines to Rodney Rathbone.

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You know the postal code for Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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You pray for the Odyssey characters.

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You wonder why Mandy Straussberg is in Middle school, but attends Odyssey High.

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You proudly tell all your neighbors, friends, and close associates that you were trapped in an elevator.

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You put ketchup on your cake.

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You ask yourself, "Why isn't Mr. Whittaker ever wrong?"

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You peruse the cereal aisle for a box of Toasty Oaties and Choco Chums.

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You go to Hawaii to get a better picture of what it looks like for the next time you listen to "Aloha Oy."

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Whenever you use a phone booth you think you're in the Imagination Station.

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You scower the U.S. for Connelsville.

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When you do find Connellsville, you realize that there are actually two: one in Pennsylvania and one in Ohio!

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You eat an entire box of trail mix.

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You use the word "colloquialism."

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You know your way around Whit's End.

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You talk like Eugene.

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You collect Odyssey kids' meals.

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You hide your keys in the books on your bookshelf.

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You ask your friend, "Are you chewing gum?"

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You find the bones of Big Foot.

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You heat up a slice of pizza on a light bulb.

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You check your local listings to see when "Betsy the Bumblebee" is airing on TV.

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You try to invent a reverse microwave oven.

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You whistle the segue music between Odyssey scenes.

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You give someone a cake with a file in it.

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You whistle as you walk down your street carrying an armload of lumber.

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You pray for rain so you won't have to go out for gym class.

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You listen to "New Year's Eve Live" to ring in the new year.

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You become a window washer.

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You go camping in your living room.

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You imagine the Imagination Station as a hot water tank lying on its side.

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You check junk mail catalogs for the "Jumbo Fork."

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You go to a television store to watch soap operas on a wall of TVs.

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You build model trains.

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You want a piece of funnel cake.

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You have an MP3 of Dwayne Oswald's "Chores" rap song.

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You use brightly colored folders.

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You type out Odyssey episodes word for word.

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You think your grandpa reminds you of Tom Riley.

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You watch re-runs of Duck Tales.

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You cut up a table with a chainsaw.

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You learn how to play the ukelele.

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You can name all the Odyssey albums in order.

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You never skip episodes.

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You have played at least one Odyssey board game in your life time.

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You call Focus on the Family and ask for Mr. Whittaker (this happened to the webmaster!)

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You say no to any door-to-door fan salesmen.

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You spill ice cream and accidentally call for Connie to clean it up.

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You dream that a large mouse is trying to get into your bedroom.

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You play Whit's game, "Rights, Wrongs & Reasons."

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You want to take a trip to Cleveland to see what all the fuss is about.

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You cry when you listen to Katrina leaving Eugene.

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You know the words to "I'm Glad I'm Me."

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You make flamingo cookies.

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You start a garage band called 10W40.

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You visit this website at least three times a day.

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You save up for a pair of roller blades.

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You look for a giant phone book in your local library.

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You visit the nearest monastery for peace and solitude.

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You want Connie's cheesecake recipe.

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You plan a trip to one of Odyssey's live recordings.

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You start a company called Novacom.

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You have a slide sticking out of your house.

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You punch the highway.

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You know which dog on Odyssey is an atheist.

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You have an AIO website!


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