Episode Reviewed: Inside
the Studio (501)
and Assembled by: Nathan
(Out of 5 cones):
Summary: Celebrating 15
years of Adventures in Odyssey, this episode tells the
"behind the scenes" story of the actors recording the
A look at what goes on in
the Odyssey studio, including actor interviews.
As a special,
the Studio was very
enlightening. This episode aired in a time when 4-5 months of AIO re-runs
were on the air, and Inside
the Studio was there to help celebrate
25 years of Odyssey.
As a fan, I was obviously
interested and excited to hear this episode. Knowing behind-the-scenes
information makes me feel like I know more about the AIO team, and I do! I
greatly appreciated this episode more than 500
because 500 was a flop (in my opinion at least - too kid-centered and cheesy
- read my review of it if you want to know my thoughts on it). After hearing
"500" I was nervous as to how AIO would deal with
It was cool to find out that Townsend
Coleman (the voice of Jason Whittaker) played the 7-UP dot way back
when. Man, he is good at that voice! At the end of
the Studio it was neat to hear one of
the songs sung by Hal Smith and Will
Ryan. They were pretty good for just messing around! I was mad, however,
when Chris interrupted their singing to wrap up the show.
This episode had lots of
interesting tidbits of information, and I was generally pleased with how it
was set up. It's always good to hear bloopers and practices (which we heard,
including Corey Burton trying to figure out
his Shakespeare voice, and other actors too), but I wasn't very happy with
how few bloopers they actually showed. Fans always love to be able to hear
some of the mess-ups since they're such big fans of the show.
All in all,
the Studio is a very satisfying
episode. Just take out the infernal laughing at the beginning theme (yes,
that was Chuck Bolte if you were wondering)
and we'd have a perfect
the Studio episode!
the Studio 4
and 1/2 out of 5 cones. This episode was well-planned, and the
sound design was very good.
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