The Waltons

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 9 : Ep 28

    A Walton Easter

    Aired 3/31/97

  • S 9 : Ep 27

    A Walton Wedding

    Aired 2/12/95

  • S 9 : Ep 26

    A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion

    Aired 11/21/93

  • S 9 : Ep 25

    A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain

    Aired 11/22/82

  • S 9 : Ep 24

    Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain

    Aired 5/9/82

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ellen Corby

    Grandma Esther Walton

  • Tom Bower

    Dr. Curtis Willard

  • Will Geer

    Grandpa Zebulon Walton

  • Peggy Rea

    Rose Burton

  • Richard Thomas

    John-Boy Walton

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  • show Description
  • This is the story of the Waltons. The show takes place during the Depression and then during World War II. John & Olivia had eight kids, three girls and five boys. One of the boys died at birth; he was a twin to Jim-Bob. John and Olivia's children names are John-Boy, Jason, Mary Ellen, Erin, Ben, twins Jim-Bob & Joseph, and Elizabeth; Joseph died at birth. John's parents also lived with them - Esther and Zeb. The Waltons was based on the life of the Hamner family. Earl Hamner Jr. was the show's creator and narrator. This show was based on his life growing up.moreless

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    • Closing Narration: Those were lean years and for many Americans a harsh and bitter time. On Walton's Mountain we where sustained with poems and ginger bread and laughter and sharing, but most of all by a remarkable mother and father. The house in which we were born and raised is still there, still home. and on the winds that sigh on those misted Blue Ridge Mountains our voices must echo still.

    • John Boy: When you're sad the tears come.

    • John Boy: I guess I never though much about that before ….. what it must be like not to hear radios or birds singing or people laughing. So much beauty in the world just to hear, it's sad you're going to miss all that.

    • Elizabeth: Daddy where did you find me? John: Hiding behind one of your mama’s smiles.

    • John: They're giving her a scrubbing which she doesn’t much like.

    • John Boy: Now where are you going my pretty maid, a milking sir she said. In the books its always the girls that milk the cows. Grandpa: Just goes to show you shouldn’t believe everything your read in books.

    • Opening Narration: When I was growing up during the Depression I lived with my red headed brothers and sisters, my parents and grandparents at the foot a mountain which had been in our family for generations. My father used to say in our house there was always room for one more and I remember one morning when his hospitality was put to a challenging test.

    • Opening Narration: Few strangers ever came to Walton's Mountain. We got our news of the outside world from the radio or an occasional copy of a magazine. But I remember, when I was about seventeen, four visitors arrived and gave me my first unexpected glimpse of the other world beyond our mountain.

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    Notes (224)

    • The original pilot has not aired in Germany.

    • The script for this episode was published in On The Air: a collection of radio and TV plays, eds. Sylvia Z. Brodkin and Elizabeth J. Pearson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977 (221–66).

    • The German episode title is "Der Wanderzirkus", meaning "The Travelling Circus".

    • The characters of Hawthorne and Charley originated in "The Homecoming". They were never seen again.

    • The German episode title is "John-Boys erste Jagd", meaning "John-Boy's First Hunt".

    • The German episode title is "Es steht in den Sternen", meaning "It's in the Stars".

    • The German episode title is "Der junge Prediger", meaning "The Young Preacher".

    • The German episode title is "Der Ausreißer", meaning "The Runaway".

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    Trivia (28)

    • In this episode we learn that Zeb had a brother named Matt Walton who was a drifter. Cora Denby is Matt’s daughter.

    • As the crowd gathers for Alvira's show, we see Ike enter the theater (his store) and talk to Grandpa, who's taking tickets near the door. In the next shot, we see Olivia and John talking, sitting on the front bench of the audience. Ike's head is visible in the row behind Olivia; he's turned and speaking to a Baldwin sister. The next shot is a wide shot of the audience, and it shows Ike just arriving, walking in front of Olivia and John and around to sit in that second row by the Baldwins.

    • When the father walks into the school room, he clearly writes the word REPENT in all caps on the board. If you look carefully, it is still the original "REPENT" from the far camera angle, but when it switches to the zoom-in on the teacher, you can tell the word has been rewritten. For example, notice the first "E" is now smaller.

    • Olivia serves Jody cookies in a bowl, but his close-ups show the cookies on a plate.

    • This is the only episode to date that doesn't end with the exterior of the Walton house and the family members telling each other goodnight.

    • The closing narration has John-Boy mentioning Mary Ellen is married to a college professor. In truth, she married a doctor and a veterinarian through the course of the series and reunion movies.

    • When Jason and Ben are teasing Jim-Bob and Porthos (the guinea pig) about where they are going to sleep, they tell Jim-Bob he can sleep in the barn with Chance. Chance died in season 2's "The Graduation".

    • A.J. Covington appears again, though the narrative that concluded "The Literary Man" indicated he was never heard from again.

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