The Runaway

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (2)

  • Opening Narration: In today's troubled world it isn't unusual to hear that a member of a family has packed up and left, gone off on his own, feeling rejected and misunderstood. When I was growing up on Walton's Mountain it never occurred to us that such a thing could happen in our family, and yet, it did.

  • Closing Narration: I often remember Jim Bob saying to my father, "it's OK, next time I'll make you listen". I wish that it were in the power of all children to say that to their parents, and to know that indeed they would be heard, as we were in those wonderful days on Walton's Mountain.

Notes (1)

  • The German episode title is "Das unverstandene Kind", meaning "The Misunderstood Child".

Trivia (1)

  • 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".