My Girl, Hallie
|Living in the Gray, Part 2||My Girl, Hallie||Stubborn Streaks|
KYDS Radio presents another too-fun-to-call-it-freaky episode of "The Twilife Zone!" Narrator John Whittaker introduces Joey Patrick, "an average boy in an average town"...until one day everything changes.
Concerned about his slow learning curve, Joey’s parents buy him the world’s first "bio-circuitry-enhanced learning machine." It’s a truly impressive computer, able to help Joey finish papers and do school research faster than ever before. Soon he makes it onto the Honor Roll; but he ignores his friends and misses their foursquare games. "Hallie" – the name Joey gives the machine - becomes his only companion.
Truly strange things begin to happen. Joey talks in the cyber-like speech he learned from "Hallie," while "she" sounds more human! Even Joey’s mom cannot get through to him. Yet when "Hallie" goes one step too far, Joey finally sees how much control he has given "her." He unplugs the computer and goes back to the playground...but is it too late?
 Discussion Questions
- Was it good that Joey’s computer was so fast and cool? Why or why not?
- What is idolatry? How did Joey "idolize" his computer?
- Have you ever lost time with your friends because of playing video games or doing other things by yourself?
|Mary (d)||Kelsey Anthony|
|Joey Patrick||Corey Padnos|
|Mrs. Patrick||Chris Anthony|
|John Whittaker||Paul Herlinger|
- When the writers wrote the script for this episode, they got to the ending, and they thought it was a bit to spooky for Odyssey. Thus, they wrote another ending. However, they had ANOTHER problem. An episode with two endings, which one would they use? Then they decided to let the fans vote on two possible endings. Therefore, this episode has an alternate ending. Both endings are included in the album.
- The name of the computer "Hallie" is a reference to Hal the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- The computer, Hallie, is played by actor Sara Buskirk, a.k.a. Courtney Vincent.
 QuotesJoey Patrick: Hmmm, now where am I going to put this juice? Too bad you don't have a cup holder, Hallie.
Hallie: Cup holder activated.
Hallie: Joey what's this web page that you're browsing?
Joey Patrick: It is an electronic site.
Hallie: A site that sells computers?
Joey Patrick: It is...uh...I was just...
Hallie: You were looking at laptops, weren't you? I saw you eying that little silver one with the cute keypad. How could you look for a new computer? I'm not good enough is that it?
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- http://aiolib.com/episodes.php?season=18&epmode=detailed#episode537%7C Odyssey Library
- http://www.odysseyscoop.com/episodes/Episodes_2004.htm#AIO537%7C Odyssey Scoop
- http://www.aiosoda.com/episodes_view.php?episode=537%7CSoda Fountain
- http://www.whitsend.org/vault/A000000670.cfm%7CWhits End