A Thankstaking Story
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It's Thanksgiving day in Odyssey, and every one is just heading home from Whit's End to Thanksgiving dinner with their families'.
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- Have you ever got stuck and ever needed help?
- Who can you go to for help?
- How can you entertain your friends with no electric?
- VERSION DIFFERENCE: Album version contains more dialogue on Connie's missing phone such as a line asking if she left it in the fridge again.
- This episode contains many references to famous Christmas movies, including "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas," "The Year Without A Santa Claus," "Elf," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman," "A Christmas Carol," "White Christmas," and even a Halloween movie: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
- This episode is a musical, including songs like:
- The concept for this episode may have been inspired by #3: “Lights Out at Whit's End”.
- According to the official podcast, this is the longest episode of Adventures in Odyssey. (This has been disputed)
- This episode and title is a parody of 'The Grinch Who Stole Christmas' by Dr. Seuss and 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens.
- This is the first Thanksgiving episode since #383: “B-TV: Thanks”
- Whit says he does not have a computer for the same reason he doesn't have a TV, but they are at Whit's End, which indeed has a computer (A Bite of Applesauce, Suspicious Minds)
QuotesConnie Kendall: Hot chocolate?! How can anyone think of hot chocolate at a time like this?!
John Whittaker: I suppose things could be worse.
Jay Smouse: Oh, yeah? Like how? <static electricity sounds>
Wooton Bassett: Uh, oh! What was that?
John Whittaker: Uh, well, the power could go off.
Jay Smouse: Yep, that would be worse alright.
John Whittaker: Don't worry, the, uh, generator should kick in any minute.
Eugene Meltsner: Uh, you mean the generator I've been trying to fix?
Harlow Doyle: Merry Christmas!
Connie Kendall: Uh, Harlow, I hate to tell you this, but, it's not Christmas.
Harlow Doyle: Well then, Happy New Year!
Connie Kendall: No, it's not New Year's either!
Harlow Doyle: Um...joyous Arbor Day?
John Whittaker: Well, we should do something fun instead of feeling sorry for ourselves.
Jay Smouse: I dunno, I kinda like feeling sorry for myself.
Wally Haggler: Turkeys get married?!.