ratings are based on a 5 star scale unless otherwise noted.
Review by Brittini
Awsome I Love This Episode, Though Not To be
Mean Or Anything But Whit Didn't Sound right Oh Well THe
Episode Was Like I Already said AWSOME!!!!!
Review by Nia
I really liked this episode, especially the
the spanish music. It was quite funny when orlando came and
he thought eva was Rosalita. Loved it alot. keep them coming
thanks and God bless!!!!!!!!!
Review by Lindsey
LOVED IT!! fresh, exciting,
funny, keeps you on your toes! AWSOME! GREAT JOB ODYSSEY!
Review by Violet
i loved the show!we lived in Mexico for
awhile so i thought the show was awesome!
Review by Hannah
It didn't seem like odyssey.
Review by Lydia S.
Very cute and family oriented!
I loved all the Mexican culture woven into the episode. I
also found it very funny with the part about they crammed
into the bathroom for a family meeting! Ha-Ha!
Review by King Butter
Turtle (Town of Odyssey)
This is definitely the best episode of the season. The story
was great, it was full of hilarious lines, the music was
phenomenal. I love the idea of the kids telling Whit the
story. All the Spanish was fun. The actress who played
Abuelita had an incredible performance. The Parker kids were
just bouncing off one another; it felt so natural.
The first part of this season wasn't terrible but, it just
felt... significantly different; like something was missing.
But, I can totally see looking back on this episode in 10
years and not being able to distinguish it as pre or post
hiatus II. It was classic.
Review by JesusFreak777
(Town of Odyssey)
Oh my goodness! I loved this
episode! The Parkers are officially my favorite family since
the Barclays. The wedding theme was so fitting to my life
also. On top of that, the whole episode reminded me of the
time I have spent both in Mexico and the Dominican Republic
over holidays. So authentic!
Review by Sapphire (Town of
I really liked this episode. It was great! I
love the Spanish music they added. Rosalita's love story
could be a soap opera. I am starting to get more use to
Whit's new voice. I am also glad that Eva stood up to her
Review by Laurie (Town of
A pretty good episode, nothing special.
Review by Original Joe (Blog)
I liked this episode. I liked the
"story-teller mode" that it was in. I thought it was strange
how the kids were acting like they were done at the
beginning. Then it turns out. . . .the wedding hadn't
happened! Grandma says that Aunt Roselita drove the men
crazy, but also says that Eva looks the same. I give it 5/5.
Review by Audrey (Blog)
This is my second favorite episode of
The end didn't fit well (in my opinion)
This episode is definitely not realistic
The Parkers' grandma isn't quite as
strange as my grandma(s) of course it's a good kind of
What family would be crazy enough to cram
into one home?! especially a family as big as the
Parkers'? You'd think the family would be more
Review by Bennett (Town of
Grandma's Visit: I think I'm going to give it
a "B" or "B+" with this one.
A few points:
Not too sure why we have to emphasize the
mother's Spanish heritage every episode--but I guess we
could interpret those as a set up for this one.
Matthew Parker is a good kid, nice voice,
not annoying...but he's fairly average isn't he? Nothing
really distinguishes him much as a character yet. Maybe
I'm just not used to him yet...
The humor was good in this episode. And
it was actually funny. For once there was a family humor
which didn't involve riding lawnmowers--which I
appreciated. It is the only reason why the episode would
be considered being pushed up to a B+.
The family is creating good chemistry
with one another--whereas the Washington's existence was
very, well, difficult to get up-and-running, this family
is becoming more quickly accepted and lovable . It has
to do with the circumstances that they are being put in,
in my opinion.
Review by Christian A. (Blog)
All of the acting was amazing! There was
not one actor who did a bad job in this episode. The
casting was excellent and everyone sounded great. Even
Whit, whom I was not expecting a good performance from
did a terrific job. Since he was behind the counter as
the advice-giving, listening Whit, I expected him to
sound fake again. But he nearly nailed the performance
this time. I also thought that Amanda Troop did
exceptionally well as Eva. I'm liking her character more
and more every time I hear from her.
I liked the family relationships in this
episode. The Parkers came together to make room for
their large family and I can relate to that. I loved the
playful banters between David and Eva. They are a great
example of what a mom and dad should be for each other
and for their children. I appreciated how Eva stood up
to her mother after trying to go along with her with the
wedding plans. It reminded me of "For Better or For
Worse" when Eugene and Katrina get married, and
Katrina's mother wants things to go along with
I liked that the kids were the narrators
and Whit was the one hearing the story. It gave the
episode a unique twist and I was sort of reminded of "I
Slap Floor" where Bernard tells a crazy story to David
and Mandy Straussberg.
The episode had good messages about
forgiveness, respect, and family.
We finally know why the Parkers had to
meet in the bathroom! I had forgotten about it until I
heard this episode.
I agree with those who said that this
episode at some points felt like a soap opera. Sometimes
it got a little too mature for the target audience. Most
of the members of my family hadn't yet learned what
eloping was. I found it interesting that Rosalita's love
for Rodrigo was so weak that she would elope with her
ex-fiancee and leave him in the dust. This aspect of the
story sounded like nothing we've ever heard before in
Odyssey except maybe in "The Question About Tasha".
There was no mention of anything
spiritual in the episode, and while the episode had a
good lesson and good values, I would have appreciated
hearing Whit talk about what God intended marriage to be
or something along those lines.
Overall this was, again, a great episode and
one that I could listen to many times and keep laughing. I
give it a 9/10, just below "Target of the Week". It was good
to hear from Bob Hoose again.
Review by Freddy Jay (Blog)
What a surprise. You'd think that someone
from the family that was visiting for the wedding would
have called to say that they were coming wouldn't
you?And then that would spoil the surprise...
I like the Spanish incorporated into this episode.
Lot's of humorous lines, and great
Aunt Rosalita seems like a soap opera
character...(Someone on CC said this too.)
I was glad that Eva stood up to her
Conclusion: Overall this is a fantastic
episode. It's really, funny. It's up there with my favorite
for the album.
Review by Marvin (Blog)
I didn't like this episode so much because it
seemed a little confusing. I did like all the Spanish, and
since my Mom speaks Spanish, I understand this a lot. The
music was fun, and Whit is dawing on me more. I pretty much
liked the lesson learned, though God Himself wasn't in this
Rosalinda was really neat. I liked her voice also. This
episode was also hilarious. What I didn't like was that it
seemed like that they were trying to push too much Spanish
into this episode. But of course, maybe it's because I
understand it quite well. But maybe others like it because
it's fun to learn.
Review by EMBEE (Town of
I loved this one! It was really good,
probably my favorite of this season (so far).
The grandmother reminded me of the
grandmother from Maya and Miguel. In fact, the whole
thing reminded me of that show.
The Mexican music was nice.
The humor was great!
Now I can impress people with the fact
that I can say Adventures in Odyssey in Spanish!
Five stars from me!
For anyone who wants to know, "Vaya con Dios" means "Go with
God," if I remember correctly.
Random side note about the new Whit:
Maybe it's just because I've listened to these new eps a ton
(out of the seven episodes I have on my mp3 player, five are
from album 51, so that's why I've heard them so much), but
Andre has become Whit to me. Its getting to where when I
hear him in an episode, he usually doesn't at first register
in my mind as the "new Whit" but just as "Whit." In fact, I
went this entire episode without remembering that it was the
new Whit. That right there oughta tell you that I've
probably been listening to most of these new ones perhaps
Review by DanP740 (Town of
While funny and stuff, for some reason I just
don't care for things with large amounts of spanish stuff
Review by Laura Ingalls
(Town of Odyssey)
I enjoyed it! It was a fun episode and had
some great lines.
Review by Termite (Town of
The Spanish on the phone was this:
Donde esta? - Where are you?
Que? - What?
No lo puedo cre! - I don't believe it!
And I didn't catch the last line. *shrugs* But this episode
was hysterical. The one thing that bothered me was Eva's
voice, though... Half the time it sounded as if it was
supposed to be a Spanish accent and half the time an
Oh, and I think Chris should have said adventuras DE Odyssey
because the adventures 'belong' to the town, so to speak.
(if I remember correctly. )
Review by jennifertwt (Town
The last two episodes have been my favorites
of the new album. I'm from San Antonio, Texas, and the
Parkers are very much like many families there. We celebrate
Fiesta every year in April for 10 days around the 20th of
the month. Previously, I always listened to The Cross of
Cortes during this week, but this was a GREAT end of Fiesta
episode, even if I must make my own celebration in Sweden.
Review by 31899 (Town of
I thought this episode was very soap opera-ish
but it was generally a very interesting episode. It did not
remind me of any other episode, except I thought it was
weird how they would switch from Spanish to English. I also
think the Parkers need to grow a back bone.
Not a bad episode but not a great episode.
Review by Amethystic (Town
I loved this last episode. There's just
something about it that I really liked.
Review by Joanne (Town of
My thoughts on this episode:
Characters. I really like the Parker family and there
grandma was great! Whit is still a bit uncomfortable for me
but it isn't bad. I also liked the relatives.
Story. This story was great! I loved the whole plot, it was
very entertaining and I wasn't bored with it like I was with
other episodes. I really like the part with all the Parkers
having a meeting in the bathroom.
Review by Irwin (Town of
Unfortunately this was the first one I didn't
totally like in the season. It just seemed unrealistic and
it didn't provide much of a point in my opinion.
Although I was reminded of The Meaning of Sacrifice
when the kids where at Whit's End.
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