The Waltons

The Scholar

Season 1, Ep 21, Aired 2/22/73
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  • Episode Description
  • A neighbor lady, Verdie Grant, asks John-Boy to teach her to read and write. He agrees to teach her as he helps Elizabeth. Things go wrong, however, and feelings get hurt.

  • 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 on Walton's Mountain, the Great Depression touched our lives in many ways. Jobs were scarce, new clothes were rare, food was simple and mostly home grown. What we had we shared. My father taught us by his quiet practice that sharing was our first duty and happiest privilege. And on one occasion I had the opportunity to share an unforgettable experience with a lady who was trying to hide a secret.

    • Closing Narration: How to get attention without playing sick; how to keep from getting hung up on the barbed wire of old prejudices and grievances. As we fumbled towards answers to these and a thousand other questions we were lucky to have the teasing of our brothers and sisters to keep us from taking ourselves too seriously and the unfailing love of our mother and father to reassure and sustain us.

    Notes (1)

    • Author John McGreevey won an Emmy for this episode.

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