Trials and Tubulations
Season 1, Episode 29
Production Information
Air DateSeptember 1, 2015
Written byCharles Johnston
Directed byStephen Reynolds
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Trials and Tubulations is the 29th episode of Odd Squad. It is longer and is split up into 2 parts.


In this half-hour episode, the tube system breaks and Olive and Otto are left stranded in a dangerous forest.

 Olive's Random Slide a picture with five Jackalopes in it.

Learning Goal

Spatial sense: using a map to identify landmarks and navigate to a location.




  • Olive and Otto splitting the giant scissors into two and using them to chop down the forest's living vines is similar to the Scissor Blades from the anime Kill la Kill.
  • It aired on September 1, 2015, though on some stations it aired on July 15th.
  • The episode reveals that none of the other tube operators have met each other, nor were they aware of the others' existence.
  • The episode title may be a play on the English phrase, Trials and Tribulations, which means 'troubles and events that cause suffering'. [1]


  1. Cambridge Dictionary: Trials and Tribulations