Periodically, characters on Adventures in
Odyssey mention "the state," but they never say which state that is. The
writers are very clever in keeping the fans guessing. What follows is a
brief overview of "the state" as mentioned throughout the show.
What Happened to the
Silver Streak? by stating that Whit's End has one of the largest
train sets in the state. Whit also reveals that some of the kids' train
cars will be considered for the state fair.
One Bad Apple, Mr.
Whittaker mentions that he will call the state capital the next morning
regarding a pollution concern near Tom Riley's farm.
"The state" is referenced multiple times
in the episode Timmy's
Cabin. Not once is it helpful in determining where Odyssey is. The
only thing we learn in this episode is that "the state" can get really
Family Values, Mr.
Johnson talks about a resort he wants to take his family to. He simply
says, "It's up state."
Tom for Mayor is good
with teasing avid fans. Again, "the state" is referenced and one can
almost lose count. Re-phrasing's not a problem, either. It's also
considered "our beloved state" by a certain well-known resident genius.
Again, "the state" is given some airtime
in Welcome Home, Mr.
Blackgaard, not the actual name we want to hear.
The Pact, when
referencing how long it will take to get to a certain camp, Tom Riley
says that it is just across the state line and that it will take up to
three hours to get there. However, he does not mention the name of the
state in which Odyssey is located.
Dead Ends, Eugene
wants to know if "the state" gave his foster parents any information
regarding his father, Leonard Meltsner.