California

Episode:

Connie Comes to Town

 

Character:

Bobby Novak

 

Quote:

"There's a guy at my school from California. He used to live next door to the guy who cleans Don Johnson's pool." (referring to a connection to celebrities from Los Angeles)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Connie Kendall

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Promises, Promises

 

Character:

Chris Anthony (host)

 

Quote:

"She's writing a letter to her friend Marcy, who lives in California." (introducing the episode)

 

Receiver of Quote:

AIO Listeners

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Stormy Weather

 

Character:

Connie Kendall

 

Quote:

"I don't want to go home. I want to go to California." (explaining her desire to leave Odyssey)

 

Receiver of Quote:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Connie I

 

Character:

Connie Kendall

 

Quote:

"Now that school has let our for the holidays, Mom said it's okay to go to California to see my dad!" (informing that she will be leaving Odyssey)

 

Receiver of Quote:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

And When You Pray...

 

Character:

Connie Kendall

 

Quote:

"My dad's in California and all I ever get is his answering machine." (explaining that her dad is rarely available)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Donna Barclay

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Our Best Vacation Ever

 

Character:

George Barclay

 

Quote:

"I mean, like they say in California, 'Hey, you like totally go with the flow, ya know?'" (re-assuring his wife that their vacation will be fun)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Mary Barclay

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Reluctant Rival

 

Character:

Jenny Whittaker-Dowd

 

Quote:

"You know Grandpa, the climate in southern California is very dry." (comparing the climate differences of California vs. Odyssey)

 

Receiver of Quote:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Monty's Christmas

 

Character:

Connie Kendall

 

Quote:

"Well, he lives way out in California. It's hard to know someone from that distance." (referring to Monty Whittaker-Dowd)

 

Receiver of Quote:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Visitors

 

Character:

LeeAnn

 

Quote:

"We're headed for California, but somebody took our money.'" (explaining where she and her husband are going)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Mary Barclay

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Pamela Has a Problem

 

Character:

Connie Kendall

 

Quote:

"She's the one I told you about, from California!" (sharing her excitement about the arrival of an old friend)

 

Receiver of Quote:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

...The Last Shall Be First

 

Character:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Quote:

"Well, I guess part of me just still thinks of you as the California kid, that's all.'" (explaining his perception of Connie)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Connie Kendall

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Father's Day

 

Character:

Connie Kendall

 

Quote:

"It's a restaurant in California we used to eat at when I was little." (referring to Papa Luigi's Restaurant)

 

Receiver of Quote:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Fences

 

Character:

June Kendall

 

Quote:

"Well, he had to stay in California. April's mother got sick and she's in the hospital." (explaining why Connie's father cannot visit)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Connie Kendall

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

First-Hand Experience

 

Character:

Bernard Walton

 

Quote:

"You pointed to Bakersfield, California." (telling Eugene where he has pointed to on a map)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Eugene Meltsner

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Fifth House on the Left I

 

Character:

Eugene Meltsner

 

Quote:

"Then it's Hollywood, here we come!" (accepting the fact that Bernard wants to visit a favorite actor's home after purchasing a used pickup truck in California)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Bernard Walton

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

A Code of Honor

 

Character:

Connie Kendall

 

Quote:

"I remember stuff like this happening when I lived in California, but I never expected it in Odyssey." (referring to a wave of crime that has hit Odyssey)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Jack Allen

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Time Has Come

 

Character:

Bernard Walton

 

Quote:

"Uh oh. Last time that happened I wound up in a Colorado jail and an earthquake in California. W-W-What are you soul-searching about?" (referring to Eugene's adventures with soul-searching)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Eugene Meltsner

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Arizona Sunrise

 

Character:

Jack Allen

 

Quote:

"I received it last week from a museum in California." (talking about a saddle he is researching)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Cody Carper

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

New Year's Eve Live!

 

Character:

Chris, host

 

Quote:

"While Whit's away visiting his daughter and grandkids in California for the holidays, Eugene, Connie, Tom, and Bernard are doing a Kids Radio broadcast in front of a live audience." (setting the scene for a live episode)

 

Receiver of Quote:

AIO Listeners

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Bethany's Flood

 

Character:

Bethany Shepard

 

Quote:

"Yeah, we all got on the ark vac and sailed away to California to discover America." (describing her vivid dream)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Connie Kendall, Ellen Shepard

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Stars in Our Eyes

 

Character:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Quote:

"Well, he owns a video production house in California, and he wants to produce a commercial about Whit's End, to air on television." (explaining a phone call he just had with David Holcomb)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Connie Kendall, Tom Riley, Wooton Bassett

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Two Friends and a Truck

 

Character:

Eugene Meltsner

 

Quote:

"That truck survived a California earthquake. I doubt I could do much worse." (reasoning with Bernard Walton to borrow his pickup truck)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Bernard Walton

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Silent Night

 

Character:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Quote:

"And now Jana's in California and Jason's overseas, and I don't know. We're just so scattered." (recollecting in 1977 about his children being far from the Whittaker home in Odyssey)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Jenny Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Champ of the Camp

 

Character:

Connie Kendall

 

Quote:

"There are many stories that would illustrate just what kind of person I was before I came to Odyssey, but one of my favorites took place at a Camp Jumonville in northern California." (introducing, in her book, a lesson she learned during her childhood before moving to Odyssey)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Future book readers

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Around the Block

 

Character:

Marvin Washington

 

Quote:

"She moved from California, and she's really smart." (referring to a new girl at school, Rosie.)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Connie Kendall

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Great Expectations

 

Character:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Quote:

"You're on the campus of the university in Southern California." (explaining where the Imagination Station has dropped Emily during an adventure)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Emily Jones

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

Life Expectancy II

 

Character:

Jules Kendall

 

Quote:

"As only an upper middle class girl living in a big house in southern California can." (describing her jaded view of life)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Connie Kendall

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Ties That Bind I

 

Character:

Announcer at Comic-Connellsville

 

Quote:

"And now, I'd like to introduce the grand prize winner of the National Comic and Graphic Arts Fan-Based Contest, flown in all the way from California..." (introducing Jules Kendall to the stage)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Comic-Connellsville attendees

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Ties That Bind V

 

Character:

Jules Kendall

 

Quote:

"I've heard of them. They're all over California." (referencing the "Vigilantors")

 

Receiver of Quote:

Dale Jacobs, Connie Kendall, John Avery Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Ties That Bind VII

 

Character:

Jules Kendall

 

Quote:

"We had something like this happen in California, and a guy who owned a donut shop went out of business." (referencing the "Vigilantors")

 

Receiver of Quote:

Detective Polehaus, John Avery Whittaker, Connie Kendall

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Ties That Bind VIII

 

Character:

John Avery Whittaker

 

Quote:

"Odyssey isn't southern California." (describing the difference in pace)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Jules Kendall

 

Audio:

 

Episode:

The Ties That Bind XIV

 

Character:

Jules Kendall

 

Quote:

"I just missed the last flight out for California." (explaining her disappointment)

 

Receiver of Quote:

Connie Kendall, Eugene Meltsner, John Avery Whittaker

 

Audio:

 

 

  • A Member of the Family officially introduces listeners to Whit's daughter, Jana Whittaker-Dowd, and her son, Monty, who reside in Pasadena. Jana is attending a banking seminar while her son stays with Whit for the summer. At his request, Jana drives 250 miles out of her way to pick Monty up in Odyssey. It can be assumed that the seminar is located in another state besides California because Monty selfishly demands that she pick him up, although she has already been traveling. The 250 mile trip covers the distance from the seminar to Odyssey.

  • In Connie Comes to Town, Connie introduces herself and tells Whit she's from Los Angeles, but never officially says she's from California. She officially says California towards the end of the episode.

  • Chris (host) introduces the episode Connie and reveals that Connie will be starting an adventure "across the country," indicating that Odyssey is far away from Odyssey. Likewise, Whit reveals that Connie will be on a bus for two days. This tells us that Odyssey is a two-day driving journey away from California.

  • In Connie, Connie boards a bus traveling from Odyssey to Los Angeles. Her ultimate destination is Santa Monica, California, though the bus drops her off at Los Angeles. The bus trip takes her through at least Des Moines, Iowa; and Denver, Colorado. The bus stops at Barstow, California, to pick up more passengers, and passes through Temple City, California--all before arriving at Los Angeles. According to this episode, this trip takes two days.

  • In Peace On Earth, Whit talks to his daughter Jana on the phone at Whit's End. Although California is not referenced in this episode, other episodes indicate that his daughter and grandkids live in California. Whit later calls the parcel service to check on the status of some gifts he sent to them.

  • When Whit's daughter Jana visits Odyssey with her kids, Whit tells her that she must be tired from such a long flight from Los Angeles. (The Reluctant Rival)

  • The episode Pamela Has a Problem sheds some light on the distance from Los Angeles to Odyssey. Connie states that she had to drive 2,000 miles (from Odyssey) to get her friend Pamela to introduce her to Jesus.

  • In Over the Airwaves, the state of California is mentioned on a Kids Radio program, though there is not enough evidence to suggest that Odyssey is or is not located in California. Other episodes indicate that Odyssey is not located in California (see above).

  • Robyn Jacobs provides "Texas" as an answer to a short trivia contest to win $100 in A Test for Robyn. However, not enough evidence is included to prove the Odyssey is or is not in California. Yet, other episodes reveal that Odyssey is clearly not in California (see above).

  • Maureen Hodges and Principal Mike Cooper discuss textbook curriculum in Subject Yourself. During their discussion, Mr. Cooper remembers Christianity is specifically mentioned in the settling of California. There isn't enough evidence to prove that Odyssey is or isn't in California from this clue, however. Yet, other episodes indicate that Odyssey is not located in California (see above).

  • Jack Allen said in For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll and The Triangle that he worked in an auction house in Pasadena. He did not mention the state, nor does this mention prove Odyssey is or isn't in California. Other episodes indicate that Odyssey is not located in California (see above).

  • It's almost common knowledge around Odyssey that Mr. Whittaker's daughter and grandkids live in California. In It's a Pokenberry Christmas, Whit talks about visiting Jana and his grandkids for Christmas, but never mentions the state. It can be assumed from other episodes that they live in California and Whit doesn't.

  • In BTV: Grace, a fictional character named Ezekiel wants to go to the west coast and visit Hollywood, California. However, this California reference does not merit proof that Odyssey is or is not located in California. Yet, other episodes indicate that Odyssey is not located in California (see above).

  • As Whit and Jack tell the story of how Whit and Jenny met (The Triangle), Pasadena is referenced several times, along with the University of Southern California. The state of California is never mentioned, though it can be assumed that the Pasadena in the episode is located in California. There isn't enough evidence to prove that Odyssey is or isn't in California, however. Yet, other episodes indicate that Odyssey is not located in California (see above).

  • In Call Me If You Care, Whit mentions to Connie that it is hard to remember people's birthdays, especially if they live thousands of miles away. In context of the conversation, Whit and Connie are discussing Connie's dad who lives in California. It can be assumed that Odyssey is located thousands of miles away from California (Los Angeles).

  • In Silent Night, Whit's flight to California, to visit Jana and his grandkids, is cancelled. The state is never mentioned, but previous episodes allow for the assumption that they still live in California. Whit suggests he make the drive instead, however Jana reveals that the drive would take three days to reach California. Where is Odyssey, so that it takes three days to get to California? Or is Jana underestimating the length of the drive?

  • Whit mentions in Three O'Clock Call that he has called his daughter, Jana. It can be assumed that she lives in California from previous episodes.

  • In Life Expectancy II, Jules Kendall tells Connie that Bill Kendall flies between New York and Los Angeles a lot.

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