ratings are based on a 5 star scale unless otherwise noted.
Review by Shennifer (Town
I thought it was an
amazing episode; very funny and creative. Predictable moral,
but still fun along the way. I liked all the characters, and
I could actually tell them apart this time. I'm still
getting used to Whit's voice (probably taking longer for me
because I'm listening to older episodes, and hearing these
new ones in between)
But I liked how the story was comprised of newer characters
(with the exception of Whit) and of course all the things
Ryan had to do before getting the Owl.
And the ending was great too; I picked up on the Karate Kid
reference and there may have been a Maximum Ride character
reference (Coach Fang?? lol I'll have to listen to it
Overall a creatively awesome episode
Review by DanP740 (Town of
Kill the coach. Please.
He's so annoying...
Yeah, the coach being there kind of lowered my opinion of
it... and what's with all these new people with similar
voices again? And was that Barrett (or Matthew) asking Vance
to sabotage the team? Do they not like their own school?
At least it didn't quite end with "Well, we can't find the
mascot, but you just need to get your confidence back that
you lost when you thought you needed the mascot."
Review by The Chairman
(Town of Odyssey)
To say that I was pleasantly
suprised with today's show would be an understatement. After
being slightly dissapointed with Opposite Day, I was not
expecting a lot from this episode. I was thankfully wrong.
The Owlnapping, which happens to be a great title by the
way, was a success with me.
I was very very happy to realize that this episode included
Ryan from Kidsboro. I liked Ryan in the Kidsboro episodes
and was happy to see him come back up out of the dark hole
where Mitch and Officer Harley most likely live. I also
thought that Pete was a good character. Now, my question is:
is this the Pete from Kidsboro, or is this a new character.
I could tell it wasn't the same actor, but does that mean it
wasn't the same character. A little clarification would have
been nice. Another note would be that Vance King is being
played by a different actor. I didn't really have a problem
with this as Jason Earles kept making me imagine Vance as
Hannah Montana's brother. I don't get why people don't like
coach Feng, I know he was a little on the edge with a few
lines in Target of the Week (Album 51), but the team seemed
to correct that this time. Some of his lines were
hysterical. I really liked his monolouge at the very
begining of the show. The one about the basketball and the
scoreboard. That rocked. Whit was spot on perfect this time
for me. No problems. I really liked Andre' in this show. In
fact, when I read Whit's lines in a book or quote, I hear
Andre'. Just sayin'
And now the story and moral.
The story was fantastic. Hilarious. Total ownage. It made me
laugh so hard. The whole scene with Ryan running around, oh
man! "Go to the guy at the end of the counter and eat a
spoonful of his soup." Oh my word. That was genius and the
little girl movie spoiler scene! That was good! The only
part I didn't get was when Ryan went to the barber shop. I
mean, it was funny, but not explained too well. For
starters, why did Vance send him to get "The Owl Cut" why
not just a plain old mohawk? That's the real name for it.
And why did the barber say, "Oh, you're that kid." ? Did the
barber know that Ryan was coming in? Did Vance tell him
beforehand? Why didn't the barber question "Why did this
punk kid tell me that this other kid is going to come into
my shop and ask for this ridiculous haircut?" Just wonering?
I picked upt the reference to Karate Kid . That just made it
for me. Also, when the Owl's sound clip played, did anyone
notice that it was Andre' doing the Owl voice he used in
Winnie the Pooh? I bet that they wrote the part specificly
for him. The moral of the story was good. People do worship
mascots and even things like crosses and not what is right.
Now I'm not advocating worshiping sports tieams, just God,
but people do this and worship teams. Like crazy sports
fanatics. But that's another post for another time.
In all, The Owlnapping was great episode. Good characters,
good story, god morals. A true Odyssey standout and winner.
(I couldn't choose one.) Four out of five stars!!
Review by American Eagle
(Town of Odyssey)
The Owlnapping is my second favorite episode
of Album 52, but it could have been better. The main
characters were good, and Vance has shown, yet again, that
he is one of the best new characters of the relaunch. Eating
a guy's soup? Spoiling the end of a kids' movie? Those are
brilliant stunts and Vance put them together well.
I didn't like most of the guys on the basketball team, but
oh well. At least they weren't the main characters.
Review by takeitfromthetop
(Town of Odyssey)
Wow this was a good episode!
MY THOUGHTS OVERALL
I was PLEASENTLY surprised when I listened to this episode.
I was very happy that Vance was back but for some reason his
voice sounded different. I really enjoyed the plot about
superstition and how kids that age CAN fall into that trap.
Oh we canít win without help from spinning backwards! Or
something like that. I thought Ryan was a good leader in
this episode and how he didnít really believe it was going
to make a difference (which it didnít) and I was glad that
they didnít win the game. Otherwise kids would be like oh
the owl has magical powers and it did help them after all!
No matter what Whit or anybody else would say about it. This
was a very good episode. Also when Pete was in the alley
waiting for Vance and Vance said I said COME ALONE and then
Peteís like WHAT?!? I SO wanted Matthew and Emily to show up
then and help get the owl back. I thought Jeez these
basketball players arenít very bright are they? Youíd think
theyíd know not to bring the WHOLE basketball team. I mean
come on! Ok Iím done with that now. Next: my thoughts on
THE ROLES IN THIS EPISODE
I though Vance was really well played this episode. I like
the idea of him being the extremely smart bully instead of
Rodney. I really think I can get used to Vance. Next I liked
Whit in this episode and his regular classic advice at the
end thing. It was pretty classic and I enjoyed it. Coach
Chang Fang still does not sit well with me. Some of his
stuff about new age is still iffy with me. I really didnít
like his role in this episode and Iím like: last season you
were a baseball coach: now youíre a basketball coach: and
you didnít make the playoffs either times! Think about itÖ
otherwise I liked Ryan and how he was played in this
episode. His whole running around Odyssey scene was funny. I
didnít laugh out loud but I thought it was entertaining.
I REALLY like this episode and give it 9/10 stars.
Review by Sapphire (Town of
I tremendously enjoyed this
episode. It had a great moral to the story, and I loved the
characters. The coach had a very interesting voice. I still
can't figure out what accent he had. I really didn't care
coach, but I wasn't annoyed by him. I am liking Vance more
and more. I think he has made his place in AIO (in my
opinion). I hope he will be in many more albums. He's like
Rodney Rathbone, yet he's different too. I was very happy to
see Ryan in this episode. Overall, I give this episode four
out of five stars.
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