Episode Reviewed: OT Action News: Battle at the Kishon (477)
(Out of 5 stars):
OT Action News has always been a
favorite of mine. I never have much minded the beginning when Whit would air a cheesy
radio program called "Adventures in the Bible," but the episodes which star
Brink Chetley have always been good. Maybe if they would start off each episode with
something more interesting, "Good Housekeeping Throughout History" with Mandy
Straussberg, for instance. Wait... they did that!
I believe the "Good
Housekeeping" segment was a perfect fill-in for OT Action News: Battle at the
Kishon.I highly enjoyed the way that Mandy Straussberg tied in somehow. I was totally
unexpecting King Sisera to stumble in on Mandy's show. Speaking of Mandy. Yes, it was very
nice to hear from one of my favorite new characters once again. I was beginning to think
that Mandy was a goner. According to Connie Kendall, "Let bygones by bygones as they
say..." One thing I have always been wondering ever since I heard that episode is what
is a bygone? Odyssey sometimes says things that I have never been able
to understand. You can tell Adventures in Odyssey is written by adults because
when I was little, some of the jokes never registered in my mind. But now that I am more
educated, I finally am able to understand some of the jokes. Oh well...back to the topic
Wait... before we do get
to the topic at hand, I have to show you another one of my stupid little poems that I have
decided to write for each episode. Don't worry. It will definitely be better than my first
poem for Shining Armour. = )
Another Poem of
'Twas the day of the battle and
all through the land,
Not a human was happy 'cuz war
was at hand.
Fearful was God's team as the bad
But Deborah the judge was what
they all needed.
"Charge down the
mountain!" wise Deborah cried,
Charge did they do and the bad
Sisera the wimp, afraid did he
But Jael the tentmaker was out
for some fun.
Hammer! Hammer! Hammer! did the
tent peg go,
Oh poor deserting Sisera...uh oh.
Enough of that... I guess I got a
little carried away. If you've never actually heard the story or the episode, that's
pretty much how it went... although you can probably leave the portion with Jael "out
for some fun." Actually she probably just had a deep hatred for Sisera and the
This episode was stunningly
longer than other new episodes (24 minutes, approximately). Everything was pretty well
organized and I liked every minute of it. Except...
When Connie is ranting on her
feminist argument, um... she really didn't sound like herself. Katie Leigh, the actor, has
gone through a tiny little change in her voice, and it was very noticeable there. Sorry
Connie, but you really didn't sound like yourself. Also I thought you were overacting. In
my opinion, I don't think Connie would do something like that on OT Action News. Just look
at all the OT shows before. You were wise. Connie... you seemed a bit edgy in this OT
Action News. No offense.
All in all, great episode. Great
sound effects too. I don't think they were overdone at all.
Jacob gives OT Action News:
Battle at the Kishon 4 out of 5 cones. Almost reaches a bushel of Tom Riley's apples!
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