The Waltons

The Braggart

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 11/1/73
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  • Episode Description
  • Hobart Shank, a teen-age orphan, returns to the Walton home while John attempts to get him a contract as a professional baseball pitcher.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Conley

    Ike Godsey

  • Ellen Corby

    Grandma Esther Walton

  • Richard Thomas

    John-Boy Walton

  • Judy Norton

    Mary Ellen Walton

  • Eric Scott

    Ben Walton

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Opening Narration: There were times on Walton's Mountain so filled with peace and contentment that I might sit in my room writing and never once be reminded that I was part of a large and boisterous family. It was on such a day that Jim Bob took time out to watch the grass grow and Hobie Shank came back into our lives. I wasn't to know much peace or contentment after Hobie's arrival.

    • Closing Narration: It's late now in Virginia. That ball field which once echoed to the sounds of our games is quiet except for the call of crickets and the ghosts of the children we were. For my brothers and sisters and I are all grown now, and our children play other games in places far from Walton's Mountain. Still, there's something about the fall of night that turns our thoughts homeward.

    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Ein guter Wurf", meaning "A Good Pitch".

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