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Producer Q & A: Why did Katrina change? And can Whit dance?

November 1st, 2006

Fan questions are answered by Producer Marshal Younger and Executive Producer Dave Arnold, including details on why kids leave Odyssey, how old Mr. Whittaker is, and if the website’s “WonderWorld” section will be back up.

Podcast Links

  • Whit was in World War II? Hear the adventures yourself in the 4-CD set Mission: Accomplished.
  • This summer on the daily radio show, Whit left Odyssey. Wish You Were Here! contains these emotional stories.
  • The new voice for Katrina (Shanks) Meltsner was introduced in Eugene Returns!.

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153 Comments on “Producer Q & A: Why did Katrina change? And can Whit dance?”

  • Ana on April 18th, 2009 - 12:04pm


    how old are katrina and eugine?

  • hannah on May 8th, 2009 - 7:01pm


    katrina is hilarious!

  • Mercy on June 8th, 2009 - 2:51pm



  • Katie on June 15th, 2009 - 3:54pm


    Why did Katrina turn Eugine down when he asked her to marry him?

  • Katie on June 15th, 2009 - 3:55pm


    Will connie ever marry?

  • noah on June 18th, 2009 - 9:26pm


    Ana, well considering Eugene was a college student when he first appeared, almost 20 years ago, he would have to be close to forty.

    Katie, Katrina found Eugene too “immature” for her taste, and turned him down, which is why Eugene went a little off the deep end and almost became a monk and stuff.

    Katie, i sure hope so! SHe and Jason are right for each other: both impulsive, young, and just have good chemistry.

  • Steph on June 19th, 2009 - 8:05am


    I think Connie is way more awesome than Katrina

  • lara on June 20th, 2009 - 9:19am


    Noah, you sure know alot about Adventures in Odyssey. I’ve benn browsing through the comments aand you sure know alot of info. How long have you been listening to aio?

  • Steph on June 20th, 2009 - 10:52pm


    How do you know all this Noah?

  • Gemma on June 22nd, 2009 - 2:32am


    I agree with Noah. Connie and Jason should get married!!

  • Mercy on June 23rd, 2009 - 9:52am


    I don’t know about Connie & Jason,but I’m still wishing that Mitch will come back,I feel like he & Connie belong together!!!

  • tammy on June 24th, 2009 - 2:19pm


    Go,Katrina go,go,Katrina I love you GIRL!

  • Elizabeth on June 30th, 2009 - 5:38pm


    I don’t think Mich was right for Connie and i think Jason is to old for Connie!

  • Elizabeth on July 3rd, 2009 - 11:17am


    Okay, never mind about Jason and Connie’s age difference but i still think Mich isn’t right,

  • Elizabeth on July 3rd, 2009 - 11:19am


    Noah, i think Katrina and Eugene are actually around thirty!

  • paris on July 4th, 2009 - 11:44am


    Elizabeth, I go with what you say and noah you know alot.

  • paris on July 4th, 2009 - 11:49am


    Why did Whit leave?

  • Mercy on July 10th, 2009 - 12:43pm


    I don’t know if Jason & Connie belong together.

  • Anonymous on August 9th, 2009 - 1:33am


    jason and tasha are better for each other.connie belongs with mitch

  • skyeler on August 9th, 2009 - 1:36am


    connie belongs with mitch and jason already has tasha their perfect(tasha and jason that is) jason and mitch are my favorite characters

  • Mercy on August 25th, 2009 - 2:27pm


    Yes, Jason & Tasha are perfect together…..but she isn’t a christian…….

  • missy on September 2nd, 2009 - 12:19pm


    What happened with Connie’s boy friend?

  • jenna on September 4th, 2009 - 6:47am


    Hey noah,
    i’m with missy, what did happen to mitch. in one episode he was supposed to be dead and in the later episodes he was in budapest? I don’t get it.

  • Lauren on September 10th, 2009 - 7:50pm


    ***SPOILER for people who haven’t really listened to many AIOs!!!*** Jenna – If I remember correctly, Mitch was never dead but in hiding (??) and then he came out of hiding, almost married Connie, but it didn’t end up working because he was moving to Budapest and um… yeah. 🙂

  • katherine on September 11th, 2009 - 3:51pm


    I think that they should make an eposde that tasha becomes a christion**

  • jenna on September 12th, 2009 - 12:47am


    Oh. Thanks Lauren.

  • Cassie on September 24th, 2009 - 7:22pm


    I LOVE AIO!!!!!!!!!!

  • tara on September 25th, 2009 - 5:26pm


    i was sad when i heard about Katrina when i was 9 i LOVVVVED Eugeune but now i love Katrina

  • kitty on September 29th, 2009 - 5:41pm


    I LOVE ADVENTURES IN ODYSSEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Katilin on September 30th, 2009 - 2:57pm


    I love Katrina I love the part when Eugen came to Katrina parents anniversery and thought it was there wedding

  • Elyse on September 30th, 2009 - 4:10pm


    I LOVE AIO!!! Its my favorite thing to listen to in the whole world…I have been listening since I was 8 and now im 11. I absolutely love it… I hope Connie and Mitch get married!!! My favorite epesode is the ones with Lisa in them. Keep it up AIO!

  • idance4jesus on October 9th, 2009 - 9:56am


    Missy & Lauren:
    Mitch was taken away into the Witness Protection Agency, & everyone was told he was dead. But he came back & continued his FBI training, & then he left to start official FBI job duties in Budapest. AIO has told that he will most likely NOT be coming back.

  • Zman on October 31st, 2009 - 11:36am


    You aren’t going to stop odyssey are you?

  • Jenna on November 10th, 2009 - 3:20am


    I think Connie shouldn’t get married. It would totally mess up her character. Though, I thought that with Eugene too, and now I love Katrina and Eugene.
    Anyway, Way to go AIO!

  • ann on December 22nd, 2009 - 8:06am


    i think katrina is nice

  • andrea on January 5th, 2010 - 4:14am


    I miss the old Katrina. The new actress isn’t too bad, though.

    And I think Connie and Jason should NOT get married! Aah! That would be like 2 siblings getting married. It just wouldn’t be right. They’re not right for each other. It’d be like it was with Mitch. Connie would get tired of Jason’s restlessness and his hankering for adventure (his NSA connections), and Jason just does not fit into the “romantic comedy” scene.

    Hm. I wonder if Tasha will ever become a Christian…

  • andrea on January 5th, 2010 - 4:16am


    And speaking of Tasha, what happened to the original actress?

  • Andrea G on January 6th, 2010 - 12:10am


    Isn’t Mr. Whittaker a bit old for dancing? He could hurt something! Hee hee. Nice to know he isn’t letting his physical age get in the way of his inner child.

  • oDDysseyNErd on March 19th, 2010 - 3:59pm


    can we see the dancing whit video

  • ethan on May 1st, 2010 - 1:27pm


    Noah- Actually, in “A New Era”, Joanne says that she met Thelma Meltsner, Eugene’s mom, “over twenty-five years ago” when Thelma was pregnant with Eugene. So Eugene’s probably in his late twenties, maybe around thirty.

  • aMAnda on May 5th, 2010 - 2:15pm


    Nobody ages! Eugene and Connie will always be the same age… Like in “living in the gray”
    I think if Jason marries, he should marry Tasha. I sort of hope Connie won’t get married, it would change to much. I agree. If Connie was to marry,she and Mitch would belong together.Anyone heard Love is in the Air?

  • maris on May 17th, 2010 - 1:13pm


    are eugene and katrina going to have a baby? if they do they should call it maris ann if its a girl and travis james. how old is lucy?

  • Areayla on July 12th, 2010 - 5:59pm


    Ia whit going to get married again

  • Areayla on July 12th, 2010 - 5:59pm


    Is whit going to get married

  • KENDALL on July 13th, 2010 - 5:20pm


    That is sad about lawence! I loved him and Jimmy. I cant wait till more AIO! Good luck!

  • baby girl on July 21st, 2010 - 6:13pm


    What happened to Lawrence

  • rOOT-bEER on January 26th, 2011 - 3:29am


    I have the WHOLE series on my PSP 😀 its awesome…I listen to it while im doing my school (homeshcooled) and I’ve listened to it LOTS of times 😀 its awesome.. GO MARVIN!!!

  • nellie on April 10th, 2011 - 5:18pm


    I think for a show on April Fools Day Katrina should tell Eugine that she is going to have a baby, so Eugine gose crazy cause he dosen’t know how to be a Dad. He rush’s in to Whits End-with Katrina in the tow-and tells Connie,Connie stars talking to Katrina. Eugine run up to Whits office and tells Whit,whit calms Eugine down and tells him the joys offather hood. He and Eugine go downstairs but when they get to Connie & Kateina ,Katrina says April Fools!But later She tells Eugine she really is!!

  • Anna on May 29th, 2011 - 12:31pm


    Noah- Connie and Jason could get married but I think that it would be that they don’t get married to each other but Jason marries Tasha (if she becomes a christian) and Connie marries Mitch (if he comes back).

    (SPOILER Jasons cover gets blown after retiring from the secret service so he goes into hiding and you don’t know when or if he will return. If you really want to know what happens listen to The Green Ring Conspiricy.

  • Cow girl on November 19th, 2011 - 6:19pm


    Connie dose not mary Mitch. Unless some miracle happens! HAHAHA!

  • Jeremiah on December 16th, 2011 - 7:24am



  • Jeremiah on December 26th, 2011 - 4:30pm



  • number 138 on February 18th, 2012 - 9:15am


    Nellie: THat would be soooooooo funny

  • rachel on March 13th, 2012 - 7:28am


    Ana, You probably don’t even check this anymore, but you are the first commenter of the first podcast EVER! That is soooo cool! I Wish I was you. You are most likely like old now. This was soo long ago

  • Allie on April 3rd, 2012 - 4:46pm


    Can’t Connie

  • Allie on April 3rd, 2012 - 4:49pm



  • Stem on June 11th, 2012 - 10:51am


    Why did the podcast fake that Whit dancing video? That was too fake. Why da fakeness.

  • katie on January 24th, 2013 - 3:17pm



  • chicken legs on January 25th, 2013 - 3:12pm


    @ KATIE, you wanna be posting buddies and post here all the time ? it could be uor secret since no one really posts hre any more

  • SPOILER on January 28th, 2013 - 7:04pm


    @CHICKEN LEGS wrong!!! hi guys 😀

  • JAnis on February 6th, 2013 - 9:18pm


    I think Connie and Jason would be so cute together!!!
    Tasha was almost too much of a tough girl.. which is awesome but she was a little strange and she wasn’t a Christian…

  • ruth on February 7th, 2013 - 10:21am


    I like Tasha better. I just think that since Connie is 16 and Jason is like 30 they souldn’t be together. I like Connie and Mitch. That just me.

  • JAnis on February 9th, 2013 - 7:43am


    I think they’ve had Connie age a little since then….
    because if she was going to marry Mitch she probably wouldn’t be 16!
    I know they’re not doing real time or anything, I’m guessing Connie’s in her 20’s now.
    I liked Mitch too, but now that he’s pretty much gone I like Jason.

  • Legoman on February 10th, 2013 - 1:09pm


    hey ROSEBUD.

  • DIDI THE DAD on February 11th, 2013 - 9:08am


    @ RUTH, I think Connie should NOT get married! If she does, her whole life will change, and she might have to leave Odyssey!

  • ruth on February 11th, 2013 - 6:16pm


    Well, in the show I think she is 17.

  • Legoman on February 12th, 2013 - 10:16am


    N.V.M. about ROSEBUD

  • Rosebud on February 12th, 2013 - 11:19am



  • Legoman on February 12th, 2013 - 12:16pm


    HAHA very funny ROSEBUD.

  • mr. big idea on February 13th, 2013 - 10:10am


    Hey guys, we should use this place as a secret page!

  • ruth on February 15th, 2013 - 3:13pm


    @Mr. Big Idea
    Ok, I’m Ok woth that. But please no one refer to it as the secret page on other pages. Lets call it dancing Katrina or something. We don’t want what happended to Ian and Sing For Joy to happen to us.

  • mr big idea on February 18th, 2013 - 10:36am


    Lets call this page, AIO COOLNESS!

    @ DIDI, Please b in this page!

  • Legoman on February 18th, 2013 - 10:49am


    Ok RUTH!!

  • discovery on February 18th, 2013 - 3:13pm


    So I totally stumbled upon this page by accident; I happen to like to listen to old podcasts. ANyway, Ruth, what happened to Ian and Sing For Joy?? I must be out of the loop…. Dancing Katrina? Talk about random…


  • CopyKat on February 18th, 2013 - 4:53pm


    Hallo! Is this what you meant Legoman?


  • Legoman on February 19th, 2013 - 10:18am


    Well I already posted some comments calling this page “Dancing Katrina” so maybe we should stick with that. 😳

  • ruth on February 19th, 2013 - 12:47pm


    Ya, weird, and random, unless you read the title. Ian, and Sing For Joy, are fine, there friends still. Why do you ask?

  • didi the dad on February 19th, 2013 - 3:52pm


    @ EVERYBODY, We will call this DANCING KATRINA!

  • CopyKat on February 20th, 2013 - 11:50am


    So….is that a yes???


  • ruth on February 23rd, 2013 - 12:14am


    @Yes, for what?

  • maria on February 27th, 2013 - 1:35pm


    Woah, people actually post on this page, cool. Hey, do any of you know why EarWax is so mad at me? I really want to be posting buddies with her, but she won’t respond :*(. I have no clue what I did, she just bam left.

  • didi the dad on March 2nd, 2013 - 2:00pm


    @ RUTH/COPYKAT, Yes, this place will b called dacing katrina! We will b the Dancelets!

  • eARWAX on March 5th, 2013 - 9:02pm


    @MARIA i did respond to you and say i would like to talk to you again but only if you were a little nicer

  • Legoman on March 7th, 2013 - 6:47am


    Didi the Dad, I like it!!!!!



  • Rosebud on March 7th, 2013 - 10:04am


    Cool name!
    Can I b on this page?
    Can I b in the dancelets?

  • ruth on March 7th, 2013 - 1:03pm


    @Didi The Dad
    I like it Dancelets :).

  • didi the dad on March 8th, 2013 - 9:50am



    @ RUTH, Pretty cool, right?

    @ LEGOMAN, Yea, cool right?

    @ ALL DANCELETS, Please write here often!

  • Legoman on March 11th, 2013 - 10:20am



  • ruth on March 11th, 2013 - 10:31am


    Yes you may.

    Kneel rosebud
    *toches your sholders and head with plastic sword*
    You are now officily a dancelet. 😀

  • ruth on March 14th, 2013 - 8:13am


    @Didi The Dad
    I check this page every day.

    @All Dancelets
    Should we have a president, or not?

  • Tiger lily on March 14th, 2013 - 10:19am


    So what do we do in the dancelets?
    Didi the dad
    I wont tell.

    Tiger Lily/Rosebud

  • rex on March 14th, 2013 - 3:49pm


    Hi Can i post here??


  • MIKAH on March 15th, 2013 - 9:11am


    Can I be on this page no body told me where it was I just found it. Sorry if I came across something I should not have:(

  • ruth on March 15th, 2013 - 1:36pm


    @Tiger Lily
    I have no clue what we do, we just started.

  • winnow on March 15th, 2013 - 7:23pm


    @ Everybody~ I was in search for the star wars club and stumbled upon this. Because my previous posts asking Ahsoka Tano where it was have not posted yet, ><.
    @ Mikah & Rex~ Oh hi, guys!

  • winnow on March 15th, 2013 - 7:26pm


    @ Mikah~ You just unearthed one of the most deep and dark pages of whitsend.com… kidding! Nah, this is just a super old Q & A thing from 2006.

  • rex on March 18th, 2013 - 5:45pm


    Hey WINNOW your in the starwars club write??
    Wana be pasting buddy’s???


  • CopyKat on March 19th, 2013 - 10:33am


    What r the danclets? I totally forgot bout this page! 😳


  • mr. big idea on March 20th, 2013 - 1:28pm


    @ RUTH, I do!!!! Can I join? I want a president 2 b DIDI THE DAD!

  • ruth on March 21st, 2013 - 8:02am


    @Rex Millie and Mr. Bid idea,
    You may as long as Didi the dad, tiger lilly and anyone else in the club are ok with it.

    Is it ok if they join?

  • ruth on March 21st, 2013 - 8:03am


    A dancelet is anyone who posts on this page and is a part of our club.

  • LEGOMAN on March 28th, 2013 - 12:33pm


    I’m fine if they join.



  • ruth on March 30th, 2013 - 1:20pm


    Ok, well i think the other dancelets have left……………

  • Legoman on April 1st, 2013 - 10:41am


    RUTH, what does our club do?



  • ruth on April 1st, 2013 - 2:08pm


    i don’t know we really are just a group of friends, but we could start writing stories or share poems

  • didi the dad on April 3rd, 2013 - 9:37am


    @ RUTH, I am still here!

    @ EVERY1 WANTING TO JOIN, Go ahead fellow AIO fans!

    @ ALL DANCELETS, I think we should write stories. What do u think?

  • rex on April 4th, 2013 - 3:41pm


    DACELETS- uh i had asked to post here awhile ago so uh is it ok if i join and post here??


  • didi the dad on April 5th, 2013 - 4:26pm


    @ REX, That is fine with me but only if u can answer these questions. (I am the leader here)

    1. What was Mitch’s first episode?

    2. What was Katrina’s first episode?

    3. What was Eugine’s first episode?

  • rex on April 8th, 2013 - 4:10pm


    DIDI THE DAD – i don’t now. i just don’t. so i guess i will not post on here. PS i don’t have a good brain for dates.


  • ruth on April 9th, 2013 - 6:25am


    @Didi The Dad
    I’d LOVE to write a story. (I’m not very good even though I like to)

  • ruth on April 12th, 2013 - 2:16pm


    Hey guys did you know that if you type “Dancing Katrina” into the search bar you actually get this page!!!

  • Lidnarelem on April 23rd, 2013 - 8:33am


    M. W. H.
    E. U. E
    L. Z. R
    E. E

    Hope that turned out right
    Soli Deo Gloria

  • ruth on April 25th, 2013 - 11:17am


    Thats cool lidnarelem

  • Legoman on May 4th, 2013 - 1:37pm


    Didi The Dad

    When did you become leader?(no offense) i started this secret page!!(once again, no offense)


    Legoman, the might be secretary of the Nerd Club.

  • ian on May 13th, 2013 - 1:46pm


    @Lego Man
    No offence but Mr. Big Idea was the one who suggested we make this a secret page and i suggested the name…..so tecninally we all started…… no offence.

  • Blue FANG on May 15th, 2013 - 11:31am



  • JAnis on May 21st, 2013 - 9:15am


    sorry…but this is kind of a strange club….

  • anne on May 22nd, 2013 - 2:06pm


    you guys kinda took over this page.and the person who started this club is or was mr. big idea

  • ANnie on May 23rd, 2013 - 1:29pm


    WHAT CLUB?????????????

  • anne on May 27th, 2013 - 12:52pm


    read the other posts and u can find out

  • CopyKat on May 30th, 2013 - 4:36pm


    Let’s all get along people!! 🙄

  • Hannah on June 23rd, 2013 - 1:48pm


    what about Connie and Robert ?
    well thats my opinoin don’t laugh …. 😀

  • Hannah on June 24th, 2013 - 8:19pm



  • Emily on August 21st, 2013 - 7:37pm



  • HannaH on September 1st, 2013 - 9:09pm



  • LEGOMAN on September 12th, 2013 - 9:14am


    Good point Ian

  • DIDI THE DAD on September 28th, 2013 - 10:52am



  • DIDI THE DAD on September 28th, 2013 - 10:54am


    @ Legoman. I was here, but since I am in 8th grade, I don’t have much free time. So I left. Oh, no offense taken.

  • Andrew on September 28th, 2013 - 3:42pm


    Connie and Jason=A+. Connie and and Mitch=B

  • Flyingrider on October 28th, 2013 - 11:31am


    movie club

  • Flyingrider on October 28th, 2013 - 1:30pm


    What is everyoness favorite movie? I love national treasure 1+2

  • Flyingrider on October 29th, 2013 - 3:03pm


    movie club!

  • stormshadow on October 30th, 2013 - 9:32am



  • Flyingrider on October 30th, 2013 - 10:48am


    STORMSHADOW This can be our ovie club there is 2 connie clubs so 2 movie clubs is ok right?

  • stormshadow on October 30th, 2013 - 11:56am


    ok yeah i guess that will be fine! about your album club can i be vice?

  • stormshadow on October 30th, 2013 - 12:00pm


    ~stormshadows fav movies~
    toy story 1-2-3
    cars 1-2 ( that is my least favorite)
    starwars 1-2-3
    star wars the clone wars the movie
    parent trap (love that one 🙂

    also am i vice prez or is i luv shona)

  • Flyingrider on October 31st, 2013 - 8:32am


    STORMSHADOW You can be vice of the album club and i dont know who is vice of the movie club. I dont even think i am prez!

  • Hannah on November 5th, 2013 - 4:40pm


    I think connie and mitch should marry and that when Monica Stone (Novacom) gets out of jail, Jason should lead her to Christ and then marry her.

  • emmily on January 28th, 2014 - 9:28am


    How do I see the can whit Dance video!?

  • emmily on January 28th, 2014 - 9:36am


    Why can’t I see the whit video????????????????????

  • emmily on January 28th, 2014 - 9:56am


    I did it I found the whit dance video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • emmily on January 28th, 2014 - 9:59am


    Guess you have not listened to the episode love is in the air??

  • legoman on March 13th, 2014 - 8:34am


    Hey, whats up guys?



  • flyingrider on May 8th, 2014 - 8:50am


    not much

  • Legoman on August 1st, 2014 - 9:33am


    Man, not many people are on.



  • Unknown on October 9th, 2014 - 7:27pm


    Connie should marry Jason!!

  • DIDI THE DAD on December 20th, 2014 - 7:04pm


    @ Unknown,

    Connie and Jason are not a good choice. They get together, Whit and Connie are now related. Not right. Good idea, but it has pitfalls. Thanks!


  • Legoman on February 19th, 2015 - 1:28pm


    No one posts here anymore *sadface*


  • sis of 7 on May 13th, 2015 - 6:34am


    I hate to break it to everyone, but Mitch married Maurine. 🙁 🙁 🙁 Even though he and Connie belong together. Did everyone listen to “The Deep End” avery awards???

  • Gianna on February 2nd, 2016 - 9:45am


    Comment #150! I listened to the Deep End Avery Awards!

  • Katie10 on June 19th, 2017 - 12:31pm


    Wow this was a year before I was born that this podcast was posted I am now 10 but I don’t think anyone is going to read this unless your Luke me and go to old podcasts and comment.

  • Eleanor on September 18th, 2017 - 10:36am



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