669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

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Four - Really humorous!
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Three - Somewhat funny.
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Two - Good for a few chuckles.
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669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Peachey Keen » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:31 pm


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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Shennifer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:01 pm

bahaha! that was funny and original and amazing! and here I thought I would have to wait till tomorrow to listen to it.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Dave » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:57 am

I don't think there's ever been an AIO episode quite like "Wooton's Broken Pencil Show." First of all, the whole thing is a radio broadcast of a talk show. It's true that we've heard many programs on Kids' Radio before, but never 25-minutes of spontaneity. Usually what we hear from Kids' Radio is limited to one story or a bunch of skits ("Fairy Tal-e-vision" or "The Power of One," for example), but here we have a live call-in show and a bunch of characters talking together. Secondly, there is actually little plot to speak of. I suppose that really depends on how you define "plot," but you don't have one adventure or two similarly-themed stories going throughout the whole episode. Unless you consider the conflict being if Wooton can make it through Connie's show okay (which any AIO listener should know wouldn't be a problem for Wooton). So, when you've stripped your episode of a captivating story running throughout, are the characters and messages enough to sustain it?

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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Lee » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:04 am

I thought the new eps always aired on SATURDAY... whitsend.org shows it airing SUNDAY.. isnt that kind of unusual? Thanks Peachy Keen for having it on here or i wouldnt get to listen to it today.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby jennifertwt » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:29 am

I admit I am prejudiced against Wooten, though there are two Wooten episodes I like one involving Grady and being a substitute father figure and the other involving his niece (titles escape me right now). This episode was 'okay' in that it is not the worst ever made. That is a toss up between Fairy-Tale-vision and The Great Wishy Woz. I would not buy the album for this episode and would probably skip over it in listening. That said, I'm definitely looking forward to the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes in a few weeks. I will stick with 3 out of 5 stars as I did enjoy the interaction between Connie and Eugene and there was a point made at the end.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby 31899 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:39 am

The Chis intro seemed rather cheesy and not really AIO like, but Chris seems to be living in Odyssey again by the sound of the rap up just like in the older episodes.

I think this episode was created just to be over the top and make Wooton fans (which seems to be almost everyone) happy. Overall it was an interesting concept but they sacrificed the concept for the sake of Wooton fans.

The part where Connie calls a locksmith seemed like it was going to be normal until the locksmith go there and broke the window, that is when I knew that the show wasn't supposed to be a normal everyday life episode but a "lets make this as absurd as possible"

On the upper hand of things there was some pretty okay comedy and Captain absolutely being back was different. Though if someone had never heard The Truth Chronicles I think they would be rather confused.

I also think Connie would know what an air-horn is especially after the listening episode where Connie and Eugene had the quiz show. On the idea of the squirrel setting of the car alarm, the Odyssey Squirrel Blog I could easily see them making a field day out of that section of the episode.

Overall an average to okay episode 2.5/5

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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby The Kings Daughter » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:54 am

Wow, Wooten got so many humorous lines in there... :lol:

All in all, I'd say Wooten's Broken Pencil Show was a good episode. The lines were well written, the sound effects were awesome, and Harlow's entrance into the show (after how many episodes of absence?) was very good as well! I cannot however, review how Whit preformed in this episode. I am still really not used to Whit's voice.

I didn't really care a whole bunch for the episode though. I didn't really like the plot. I think usually they define it a little better. And the little story about the wrestler I found didn't really capture my attention.

I'm giving it 3/5.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby EMBEE » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:43 am

It wasn't that bad. It was kind of odd, but I liked it. The Captain Absolutely part was fun. I think I have to give it a 3/5.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Honey Wheeler » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:16 am

THat was really funny!! Wooton is awesome!!
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Lee » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:02 pm

Okay.. that was fine. Not in my top 100 fav AIO eps definitely. It wasnt really funny... but for an Odyssey episode with no point whatsoever, it was okay. I hope the next episode will be better.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Amethystic » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:21 pm

I love how on the Album back cover the theme of the Broken Pencil Show episode is: ???? :D
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Marvin D. » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:23 pm

Wooton raids--er, has to do a talk show--on Kid's Radio today! And boy was this episode...lame.

If I were to get extremely picky, I'd go on and list how Kid's Radio couldn't be held in a closet, but that isn't too important. Yay for Red being in the episode, along with Harlow, even if they both didn't play a very major role in it. Also, I was glad Matthew wasn't in it.

Connie and Eugene's tiff was almost normal, but it seemed as though they were just a little too polite for when they made up, and when they both said, "No!" to the hugging scene, it sounded as though it was just a thrown in line.

Wooton's obssession with sound effects was really annoying, but at least there was some Captain Absolutely to let us not hear about him. ;) The whole Captain Absolutely thing was...cheesy and pointless, so I don't seen any reason why what's-his-name should take all the point out of the world. It was already pointless.

I really didn't see the point of this episode. The point, I think, is that by giving us a pointless episode with a meaningless moral, we should make all our entertainment have a point, thereby our shows/media/whatnot is point...ful? :P

The character of Wooton, I think, was put here just to give us an episode with Wooton, so that all Wooton lovers would be happy to hear of him. However, I think that the writing for him made him seem unrealistic. I mean, he's normally goofy, but in most places he has at least some point. I was already dreading this episode, and when it began, I knew that it wasn't going to be a very interesting episode.

On the random lines of funniness, all they really did was make me snicker or laugh, but not really make me enjoy it. There are for me, two types of comedies. The one that makes you laugh the whole way through, and you really laugh, or the one where there are random lines of funniness just...thrown in. The latter was Wooton's Broken Pencil Show.

Probably the best part of this episode, imo, was when Wooton gets to end the show instead of Chris. Though I did expect that something would happen and Chris would have to leave, just like in the "Game for a Mystery" she gave all the AIO staff a mysterious name, or in "Finish What You..." she didn't have all of her script. That was cliched. *rolls his eyes* But I still liked the ending.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Dr. Watson » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:36 pm

Except for a few good humorous lines from Wooton and Eugene, this episode was a flop. It reminded me of Fairy-Tail-a-Vision. It was too silly and treated the "point" with too much frivolity to be effective. 1.5/5
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Samitude » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:39 pm

I really liked the parts about Connie and the car alarm. That seemed normal. The Captain Absolutely part was very strange. I didn't quite get it. People have said that he is mentioned on The Truth Chronicles, so I suppose if I would have heard them it might have made more sense. I actually liked Fairy-talevision and The Great Wishy Woz. Those made sense because they were obvious plays on the well-known stories.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby ric » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:42 pm

Well, here's my review:

Pros:Wow. This was a great episode. It was......very different. I enjoyed Wooton and Harlow being in it. I really enjoyed the Captain Absolutely part. It was a bit random, but hey, we're talking about Wooton here.

Cons:Hmm...I can't really think of that much. I mean, it wasn't the best episode overall, but I can't really think of any reason why. It was just....there wasn't too much of a plot. But...... ya.

Overall: Great episode. Very different. A bit weak, but overall rating is.....
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby DanP740 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:15 pm

It was... interesting. Wooton hosting Kid's Radio and being random and talking to Connie on the phone while she was outside was interesting. The Captain Absolutely thing was rather weird and I didn't exactly pay close attention. The plethora of sound effects was funny, and just Wooton's randomness was great, and is rather similar to the "radio" my sister and I have recorded. I would have liked this better if it didn't have Whit, Red, or Captain Absolutely in it...
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby American Eagle » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:31 pm

Wow... well, I like Wooton's car alarm noises. Harlow Doyle and Red Hollard (two characters I don't care for) were well used. This whole episode is forgettable, though.


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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Sapphire » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:16 am

There is really only two words to describe this episode: crazy and insane. Truly a show that only Wooton could do (or my brother ;)). I remember thinking in the middle of the episode: why are Whit and Eugene acting so crazy? Then I remember. It was Wooton's show. I was surprised that Harlow Doyle came back to the show. At first I was opposed to him coming back, but now I'm okay with it. I guess I had forgotten how much he added to the show. I loved Chris's interaction with Wooton. Wooton ending the show was great. This show reminded me of the BTV episodes. Those were always fun to listen to. I loved that Red was in this episode too. I'm glad that the Parkers weren't in this one. I'm sure they will be in plenty of others. Overall, this was a crazy and insane episode. Very funny. I will give it four stars out of five.
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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby ric » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:49 pm

Sapphire wrote:There is really only two words to describe this episode: crazy and insane. Truly a show that only Wooton could do (or my brother ;)). I remember thinking in the middle of the episode: why are Whit and Eugene acting so crazy? Then I remember. It was Wooton's show. I was surprised that Harlow Doyle came back to the show. At first I was opposed to him coming back, but now I'm okay with it. I guess I had forgotten how much he added to the show. I loved Chris's interaction with Wooton. Wooton ending the show was great. This show reminded me of the BTV episodes. Those were always fun to listen to. I loved that Red was in this episode too. I'm glad that the Parkers weren't in this one. I'm sure they will be in plenty of others. Overall, this was a crazy and insane episode. Very funny. I will give it four stars out of five.

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Re: 669: Wooton's Broken Pencil Show

Postby Bennett » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:32 pm

You guys can check out my review. here:

http://aio-thechangingtimes.blogspot.com/

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