The Waltons

The Inspiration

Season 8, Ep 19, Aired 1/31/80
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  • Episode Description
  • Esther comes to help convince Miss Mamie to allow an operation on her cataracts, despite her fears of surgery. Elizabeth learns her second choice in romance isn't always bad.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Helen Kleeb

    Miss Mamie Baldwin

  • Joe Conley

    Ike Godsey

  • Peggy Rea

    Rose Burton

  • Mary Jackson

    Miss Emily Baldwin

  • Judy Norton

    Mary Ellen Willard

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Opening Narration: On Walton's Mountain we treasured our neighbors, everyone knew everyone else, and we shared together in the joys and the sorrows of the people around us. We were all deeply alarmed when we learned that Miss Mamie Baldwin had developed an infection—one that might forever confine her within her home.

    • Closing Narration: After Miss Mamie consented to the operation, my grandmother returned to Buckingham County to take care of her sister Angie. When Miss Mamie's eyesight was restored she later said that she had stood at her father's portrait and had seen a look of approval that she had never known to be there.

    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Die Operation".

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