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The Jubilee Singers Review

Monday, June 7, 2010  | 

A talking portrait of Frederick Douglas tells Olivia Parker the story of the Jubilee Singers.

Things I Liked:
  • I'm glad that the AIO team decided to play the whole Odyssey theme song with Chris's part.
  • I enjoyed the Jubilee Singers' music.  It was very nice.
  • Usually I don't like Red Hollard, but I didn't mind his part in this episode.
  • Mr. Wheeler's lecture of the students grammar was kind of funny.
  • I liked Benjamin's "speech" of his dislike of the condition of the school and the food.
  • I liked Mr. White.  Besides the voice, He stood up to the people who were mean to the students.
  • It was funny when Red Hollard said something like: "Olivia, I bet you're the type of person who reads the end of a book first."  And then Olivia replied with: "No!-Well maybe sometimes."
  • The part where Dr. Wilcott had to admit he was wrong.
  • RED: (Referring to $40,000) "That's a lot of money in those days."  OLIVIA: "That's a lot of money today!"
  • DOUGLAS: "I believe that a gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me."  RED: I'll have to ponder that awhile.
Things I Disliked:

  • The interactive portrait of Frederick Douglas was weird.  It was like he was real.
    • I understand that Mr. Billings (the storekeeper) needed money to run his store, but he still sounded kind of mean.
    • I think that the students should have stood up to Matthew's and his friend.  Of course, it did work out in the end.
    • It was kind of dumb for the students to keep their songs hidden up.  Mr. White was trying to help them so they could get an education, and they refused to help by singing their spirituals. 
    • I was kind of surprised that Mr. White put up with the train conductor (when he (conductor) didn't let them sit in first-class.)  They could have at least gotten their money back.  
    • The hotel owner was mean.
    • Red kind of stepped into Whit's place in this episode, and talked to Olivia, a little bit, about the importance of schoolwork.

    I've seen that a lot of people liked this episode.  They liked it so much that they gave it a 5-star rating.  And to be honest, I'm not sure why.  In my opinion, this episode was fine…but just OK.  I loved the music.  But the rest…I didn't really care for.  I enjoyed "Target of the Week" and "When You're Right, You're Right" much more.

    Rating: 21/2 Stars


    Stop Wooton' Around ( June 28, 2010 at 4:15 PM )  

    •The interactive portrait of Frederick Douglas was weird. It was like he was real.

    I think Whit wanted it to be as life like for the kids as possible so the creators made him like he was real.

    Also AIO Wiki shouldn't be under blogs. It should be under Odyssey Websites.

    Luke ( July 1, 2010 at 8:51 AM )  

    I put it in the blog list because the home page is actually a blog.

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