The Waltons

The Minstrel

Season 1, Ep 14, Aired 12/21/72
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  • Episode Description
  • Mary Ellen meets a traveling troubadour, Jamie, and runs away with him, neglecting her responsibilities of helping pick fruit. After her heart is broken, and her desire to see the world unfulfilled, her family gives her one of her wishes.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ellen Corby

    Grandma Esther Walton

  • Richard Thomas

    John-Boy Walton

  • Judy Norton

    Mary Ellen Walton

  • Eric Scott

    Ben Walton

  • Michael Learned

    Olivia Walton

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Opening Narration: When I was growing up back in those distant Depression years I always seemed to be a year or two younger than I wanted to be, and a year or two older than my parents thought I was. It tried my patience for a long time, until one day something happened to my sister Mary Ellen that helped me understand those feelings in myself.

    • Closing Narration: My sister Mary Ellen went to Washington, D.C. and she saw enough new things to satisfy her craving for adventure for a long time. I looked at her with new eyes after that night because I realized she was no longer a child. I grew up, too, of course and left Walton's Mountain, but the love and warmth I knew in that special family was like a pebble dropped in water that ripples through my life to this day.

    Notes (1)

    • The German episode title is "Mary Ellen und der fahrende Sänger", meaning "Mary Ellen and the Touring Singer".

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