Episode Reviewed:
Happy Smilers (479)

Original Airdate: 12/15/01

Rating (Out of 5 cones):

"You've gotta think... POSITIVELY!" This episode drives me positively nuts! But I don't hate it. I'm one of the few people I've chatted with online that likes it! Actually I only talked about this episode to two people, so I guess I'm not very reliable.

Yeah, S.M.I.L.E.'s slogans, cheers, and songs are a bit nerve-racking (even the giant canary-looking cake gets on my nerves), but Happy Smilers has more than just a "be happy" moral. There's a deeper meaning to this episode, unlike some AIO episodes. We have learned in Count it All Joy what joy is and how it affects a person, but now we learn that being happy isn't as good as being joyful.

As I already mentioned, S.M.I.L.E.'s slogans, cheers, and songs get on my nerves. But they can't get THAT much on a person's nerves, can they? I am a softy to any kind of music... well, not just any kind of music. Don't even get me started on rock music. I can't stand rock music! A wise Brad once said, "All that dance, screaming heavy medal." I wish I made up that quote said ages ago on "Adventures in Odyssey." Wait a minute! I could just walk up to the occasional person on the street and say, "Do you like rock music? I absolutely can't stand it because it's [all that dance, screaming heavy medal]. Of course everyone knows I wouldn't walk up to the occasional person out there (or would I, the Odyssey Scoop freak?) and tell them my feelings towards rock music! Get real! Um... oops... I am rambling, ain't I? I know you enjoy my worthless ramblings! I know you love my poor choice of words which unify themselves into properly grammarized sentences (and sometimes not grammar-ized sentences, which the sentence you are reading is). "Huh?" you ask? Well... in answer to your question, maybe we'll just leave it at that.

Let's get back on track here. Where were we?

Oh yeah. I was reviewing Happy Smilers, wasn't I? Um... the character they chose (Aubrey Shepard) for this episode was a brilliant course of action. Choosing Aubrey Shepard was the absolute perfect idea. Afterall, we hadn't heard from her since The Big Deal two seasons ago (Fall 2000). Many fans don't like Aubrey. I do. Just thought I'd point that out.

"Why do I like Aubrey?" you ask? MUST you ask me another question? Leave me alone and call me antisocial! (kidding) The answer to your questions is as follows:

Why I like Aubrey:

1.) Aubrey's voice is good.

2.) We actually know who the other members of her family are. Notice that we don't hear too much from Liz's parents, Nathaniel's, or Mandy's? We do hear a little from Alex's, but they don't sound as loving as Aubrey's.

3.) She has a lot of potential (AIO's choosing her as a character could bring listeners to Christ because of her recent storyline).

4.) Aubrey is actually nice. Sarah Pratchet is a total snot.

Now that we have proved Aubrey's character useful, now we must look at what she is going through. I think she is heading the right direction now. If only she would just get saved!

Now to the Happy Smilers. Having Guy actually get saved because of Aubrey was a real eye-opener for Aubrey. Now Aubrey sees her condition, and she is willing to change.

So there. This episode is good, and you can take my word for it.

And now it's time for...

Another Poem of Stupidity

Happy Happy Happy,

Why are they so happy?

They are all so happy.

Take their word for it

Because they don't know what they're talking about.

Now I gotta admit. That was a dumb poem. It didn't seem like a poem, and that's probably why it was stupid.

To wrap things up (you're probably happy beyond repair), the episode's good, and if you don't believe me then listen to it and you'll like it too, and if you don't like it then... well... I guess we're all entitled to our own opinions. What a worthless paragraph.

Jacob gives Happy Smilers 5 out of 5 cones. Good ratings for this season!

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